I was recently appointed Open Source Lead at the Government Digital Service. In this post, I talk about my first priorities as Open Source Lead and let you know how you can get involved.
I’m pleased to announce that I’m now Open Source Lead at GDS. James Stewart has written a blog post about my appointment.
Someone recently asked my advice on blogging, particularly how I decide what to write about and whether I set aside specific time. Here’s what I said.
I’ve had this blog for five years, but I’ve only recently started using my phone to browse the internet, at which point I realised it displayed terribly on a small screen. It’s a wonder anyone ever read my posts.
When I started line managing people at work, three years ago, I got some great advice from the excellent Andrew Seward. He structured one-to-ones around the following list of questions:
At Scale Summit last week I led a session on code-sharing in large organisations. I was particularly interested in how other organisations raise the visibility of shareable code. This was one of the main themes that came out of the recent code-sharing unconference at GDS.
We previously wrote about looking into offering a platform to host digital services. This post is about the technology we chose for the beta and how we made that decision.
Video from my FFconf talk Operations: a developer’s guide.
Slides from my talk Operations: a developer’s guide, at FFConf 2015.
I gave a keynote at Velocity EU about the work I’ve been doing on a PaaS for government.