Half a decade on, GDS remains committed to its original principles: building and supporting services that put the user first. Here are some of the things I am looking forward to us working on in the next year.
Blogposts about who we are and how we work.
GDS turns 5 this week (officially on Thursday 8 December), and we’re celebrating all week.
We’re going to spend some time on this blog looking back at the story so far. We’ll also look forward to the future.
The US government runs an International Visitors Leadership Program, which brings together future leaders from around the world. The most recent visit was for future digital and technology leaders and GDS was invited to take part. We wanted to share what we learnt.
Kevin previously wrote about how GDS needs to make a commitment to collaborate with all government departments. This post announces 2 new senior appointments to GDS. Both will play a vital part in making that collaboration happen.
This week, there has been a series of events running across the country to celebrate National Get Online Week. We also announced the GDS charity of the year, Dragon Hall.
Our larger team meetings were getting longer and communication was becoming harder, so one of our team members suggested hand signals as a way to help with this.
The People Board is elected by everyone in GDS, and is empowered to decide things and delegate tasks to other people and teams in GDS. This is how it works.
This week is National Inclusion Week. I feel like it's a good opportunity to write about my experience of being transgender and transitioning to my identified gender while working as a civil servant.
Rapid hiring and too few induction sessions led to a backlog for new starters, so here's how we updated the induction process.
We were delighted to welcome our new minister, Ben Gummer, to the GDS office in Holborn on 15 September, and he made a few important announcements.