Last week we welcomed visitors from the US Digital Service and 18F over here for the best part of a week to swap stories, experiences, and mistakes.
People and skills
As some of you might have seen earlier in the week, I've just been appointed as the government's first Chief Data Officer.
Last week, we held an event: Sprint 15. It marked the culmination of the two-year transformation project that began with Sprint 13, when we made our plan clear: there were 400 days to transform government.
This is something one of the GOV.UK team printed out, a simple word cloud that shows popular search terms on GOV.UK. What’s the thing people search for most? “Jobs.” Front and centre, far bigger than everything else on that page. …