GDS has formed a Sustainability Network. One of our first tasks was to find out how much CO2 our digital services produce.
Digital, Data and Technology
The Innovation team at GDS is working hard to bring the objectives we outlined in the Government Technology Innovation Strategy to life, and looking for new opportunities across government. Sue Bateman shares the team's next steps.
Be part of the GDS Academy's new programme and join a team of specialists helping to solve government’s most difficult problems.
GDS’s open standards lead Terence Eden joins us on our latest podcast. He talks about his mission to make government more open and the risks and rewards of emerging technology.
Last month GDS was at TeenTech City 2018 - an event showcasing tech and science careers - where we introduced school pupils to AI through doodling and games of noughts-and-crosses.
The GDS Better Use Of Data has won an award for the Data Science Accelerator programme which we run in conjunction with the Government Data Science Partnership. The award recognised the impact of the programme across the UK public sector, helping to increase data capabilities through the delivery of mentored projects.
GDS has used pair programming since its inception. It plays an important role in building our services. In this post, Pea Tyczynska explains how to pair programme effectively in 6 steps.
Lorna Tang worked with Citizens Advice and its data for 7 months. In this post, she explains how this continued collaboration improves government services, content, policy and user experience.
Innovations in data science provide huge opportunities to improve the way we develop policy, and design and deliver public services. We need to make sure that we are responsible in the way we use data. So, last year, GDS published the beta version of the Data Science Ethical Framework.
We've just updated the Technology Code of Practice, which sets the standard for how government should design, build and buy technology. The updates we’ve just made allow continuous iteration, and we expect that the Code of Practice will constantly evolve, and keep up when technology changes.