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 part of the work we’re doing on the new website, we’re testing the beta pages with our users. During this testing, we’ve seen some unexpected behaviour from users.
Here at PDS we like to be the first to try new things. We did our first ever Instagram story at the State Opening of Parliament this year. Here's how it went.
Rob Greig explains what happened during the cyber security incident that affected the Parliamentary network and how PDS responded.
We're lucky at PDS to have an engaged blog audience that regularly pops by to find out what we're working on. But we know that in recent years conversations have drifted away from blog comments and onto social platforms.
Dan Barrett talks about building a new data service for Parliament. One of the things he's learned over the past year is that it’s really hard to talk about Parliamentary data in a way that’s accessible to all. That’s what this blog post is trying to do.
Over the coming months, the PDS blog will feature some posts by the Hansard team. First up is Charlie Browne who talks about why she applied for a job in Hansard and how she's ended up with a job she loves.
One of our new product managers talks about his first few weeks at PDS. How having any new job is pretty daunting and how it's even more so when it's as world renowned and prestigious as Parliament.
Laurence Favager talks about his career move from journalist restricted by deadlines, to PDS content designer free to iterate.
The Data and Search team are working to improve the search function on parliament.uk. It’s the start of more work we’ll be doing on search in the future.
Charlotte Littleboy talks about flexible working, why it's important when you work and live in two different countries and how she balances beach life with working in PDS.