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Working at GDS as a developer

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Coding, collaboration and community - find out what it’s like to be a developer at GDS.

Lessons on maintaining staff engagement

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A year on from moving to remote working, GDS’s Internal Communications team reflects on employee engagement challenges and successes.

Doing community management for @GOVUK Twitter during COVID-19

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Recently we've been blogging a lot about how coronavirus has changed operations within government. Here we share how we changed our community management techniques to cope with the huge increase of user queries and what our top tips to other organisations are.

Podcast: On writing

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GDS senior creative writers Angus Montgomery and Sarah Stewart discuss the role of writers in government and how clear writing can help people to do their jobs better. If you’re asked to write a blog post, opinion piece or presentation, here are Angus and Sarah’s 10 tips for clear writing.