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People and skills
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 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has recently come in to promote transparency around the collection, use and storage of data. In this blog post, we speak to some of the many people across GDS who have been involved in preparing for GDPR.
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.
The GDS Academy has just celebrated the 1,000th graduate on its digital and agile foundation course. In this blog post we speak to 4 graduates about how the course helped them take their digital careers to the next level.
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.
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.