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.
People and skills
Service communities are networks of people from across the public sector who work together to design and deliver an end-to-end service. Here are the benefits that setting up a service community can bring, and how to get started.
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.
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.
When I joined GDS as Director General nearly 3 years ago, I said I wanted to strengthen and accelerate our work to help transform government and improve public services for citizens. For me personally, it’s mission accomplished.
The Government Technology Innovation Strategy has been launched. GDS Director General Kevin Cunnington shares what it means for our people.
In this guest post, Head of Scottish Digital Academy Tai McLennan looks back at how the Scottish Digital Academy has transformed into its current form, from beginning over an informal chat over coffee in Leeds to having over 900 graduates.
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.
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.
From humble beginnings, the Academy has grown in the training we provide nationally to the public sector. Find out how we've been expanding and what we'll be doing next.