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How we started the 'Muslims at GDS' community

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Arfah Farooq, a community development manager, and Dilwoar Hussain, a senior frontend developer, explain their personal motivations behind starting the 'Muslims at GDS' community, and share their top tips for setting up a community.

How we organise monthly mental wellbeing Q&As for GDS staff

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The GDS mental health network exists to provide our colleagues with the mental health support and information they need. We do this in a variety of ways. One of them are regular, anonymous, peer-led mental wellbeing Q&As. In this post, you will read about how we organise them and how to ensure they’re a success.

Learning to code at GDS

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We recently ran a series of learning sessions where we taught people who’d never written any code before how to build a simple website using Ruby, HTML and CSS. Here's how we did it and what our students learned.

Pitch it, vote it, host it: GDS unconference 2019

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At GDS we regularly invite all of our staff to celebrate what we have achieved and what is coming up for us next. In this post, Louisa Mallon, Head of Internal Comms at GDS, talks about how we ran the 2019 GDS unconference, what we talked about and what we learned.

Learn more about the new mentoring scheme from the GDS Women’s Network

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If you’re looking for a mentor or would like to offer your skills as one, our new scheme could be for you. Find out how it works and how you can get involved.