People and skills

How GDS is enabling DCMS colleagues to break into coding

two participants of the code club discussing something

In November last year, colleagues from DCMS got in touch with us to find out about the work we do with Codebar, a non-profit organisation that runs coding workshops for under-represented people in tech. They wanted to run something similar for colleagues who were interested in learning to code. Here's what happened next.

How cross-government communities can support cross-government services

workshop participants sitting around a table and discussing something

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’.