To mark International Women’s Day, we’ve asked our colleagues in technical roles to share what it’s like to work in government and how we can encourage more women to join the digital, data and technology profession. Here’s what they said.
People and skills
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.
GDS is working with organisations across government to pilot a new way of working. We're forming networks of people with different skills and from different departments, who will work together to improve end-to-end services that cross departmental boundaries. We’re calling these networks ‘Service Communities’.
A GDS content designer shares some tips on how content designers can work effectively as part of a product or service team.
Through the GDS Academy, we are helping the government to achieve its ambition to have one of the most digitally skilled populations of civil servants in the world. In recent years, our work has come to serve as an inspiration …
GDS has been named as one of the Top 100 Employers for Race by Business in the Community. In this post, the GDSBAME network co-founders share why they started the network and where they are a year on.
The GDS Academy, DWP and HMRC recently ran an internship programme with 3 universities. We're now planning to extend this project to further departments across the country, and hoping that more universities can get involved.
We have a responsibility to make sure GDS is a healthy place to work, where everyone feels able to talk about their mental health and ask for support if they need it.
At GDS we’ve been celebrating National Inclusion Week. This year’s theme is ‘Connect for inclusion’, and we’ve been running events and discussing the importance of how we value difference at work and benefit from inclusion.