I always overload myself with challenges in January – it is a scatter gun approach – I work on the basis if I try loads of things something might sneak through and stick for the month. This year was no exception. I tried the following; – No drinking [success] – Stay clean shaven [fail] – […]Read more "Social Media Diet"
After the roller coaster ride that was November and December with the launch of the project that had consumed me for six months January has seemed a hard slog. Perhaps it is always this tough and some kind of built in self-protection system just makes you forget how bad it is though from year to […]Read more "January [month note]"
It is an exciting time to be working in digital Government. The influence of GDS can increasingly be seen worldwide and closer to home centres of excellence are moving beyond Holborn to Newcastle, Swansea and beyond. In the UK Paul Shetler, CDO at the Ministry of Justice, wrote eloquently about why this work is so […]Read more "Exciting times…new opportunities."
There are not many things that could get me up and standing on a bus stop at 06.20 on a Saturday morning but Govcamp is one of them. So I found myself sleep deprived in London before 10 on a chilly January morning and with no particular agenda or desire to speak on any topic […]Read more "Getting my Govcamp on.."
..at least not at old Government websites. There was an interesting debate online last week for anybody interested in digital government and particularly the work of the ‘Government Digital Service’. Chris Cook, an editor on Newsnight and formerly at the Financial Times, wrote an article on the BBC website that lambasted the work of GDS […]Read more "Don’t look back in anger.."
I’ve just finished reading ‘How Google Works’ by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg. It is an interesting book and certainly gives an insightful of the way the senior echelons at Google operate. While it is hard to disagree with some of the brains behind one of the greatest success stories of the ‘internet era’ I […]Read more "Believing your own slogans"
Digpen & WebDevConf 2014 I gave similar version of this talk at DigPen in Plymouth and WebDevConf in Bristol in September/October 2014. Morning — hope you have had your coffee and are sufficiently fed and rested for the day. Over the course of the next several hours there will be loads of great talks where the speakers […]Read more "The Numbers Game"