In early spring we’ll be releasing the first part of our new website. This first public step brings together a lot of effort and coordination. I’d like to outline the activities and thinking that have got us this far and what to expect from a new website for Parliament.
The Data and Search team have made good progress over the past two weeks. In this eleventh set of fortnight notes I will try and encapsulate all those happenings!
As part of the Digital Strategy a transformation of Parliament’s technology infrastructure is underway. We're migrating services to the cloud and redesigning our network to support Parliament’s digital ambitions. Here Steve O’Connor talks about his experience of using Agile methods to bring about changes in technology.
Today we hosted the Digital Service Quarterly Update. This was the first of our events for colleagues across Parliament to find out more about the work of PDS.
Last week I attended an Amazon Web Services (AWS) event about digital skills. There was lots of discussion about the difference in the skills needed for traditional IT and cloud technology. Given the huge growth in cloud technology, the skills gap is bigger than many people think.
It’s been nearly 20 months since the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) sprang to life. By rolling together the House of Commons Web and Intranet Service (WIS) and Parliamentary ICT we created PDS. And we didn’t exactly do what people expected.
Julie Byrne blogs about PDS attending the latest Silicon Milkroundabout and how we brought our Digital Principles to life at the event.
This week we held the first gathering of Parliament’s Digital Portfolio board. This is a group of senior leaders from across Parliament who are charged with ensuring that we deliver Parliament’s digital portfolio.
Last week, data visualisation specialist Andy Kirk presented the final talk of the year in Parliament’s series of seminars on Exploring Digital. The session explored the challenges of visualising data effectively and the approaches practitioners could take to meet them.
I’ve been Head of Strategy in the Parliamentary Digital Service since July and thought it duly time to share what I’ve been doing with my colleagues since then on developing a digital strategy for Parliament.