In his last post, Rupert Hay-Campbell talked about our technology strategy and its principles. But a strategy with some principles is not going to make change happen on its own so we’ve also decided to look at our technical governance processes.
As many of you will be only too familiar with, recruiting people into technical roles can be particularly challenging. Here at PDS we're dedicated to finding better ways to deal with these challenges.
This week’s focus was mainly on the Topics prototype. Jack trialled Marvel app to produce and test this prototype and Kheira conducted usability testing sessions with 8 participants to test it.
Since April, I've been working as part of the Data and Search team. It's a new team so we've been figuring out what we do, what we don't do, how we work together and with other people. And we've made a fair bit of progress in identifying what's currently broken and how to fix it.
This is the Data & Search team's second set of fortnight notes. The idea is to keep an ongoing, public record of what we're doing. We'll iterate the notes with a view to making them better over time.
Some readers might know who we are, but I’m sure that many still don’t know. So, this post aims to answer a few existential questions about the (Corporate) Data team that you may have.
This week we’ve been continuing to explore how to present the work of Parliament through topics to the public.
As you know, here at PDS we’re busy building a new website. As part of the discovery work the content team are doing, we recently carried out a couple of short workshops about the content management system (CMS).
Last week the Parliamentary Digital Service had the pleasure of hosting codebar.
The Data & Search team are following the lead of the Website Alpha team by publishing a short update on activity on a regular basis.
This week we have been spending time looking at topics and conducting research with various groups.