Citizen Beta #20: What is government not building?

location Newspeak House | 7 PM-11 PM Monday 30 April 2018 (GMT)

What is government not building?

It’s great that GDS has done so much for services and products that affect citizens lives, but…

  • What is government not building?
  • What data does government hold which is important for services and accountability?
  • How is that data used now and what could better uses look like?

This month we’ll hear from cancelled projects and external initiatives and discuss what digital infrastructure UK government isn't building.

Join us on 30th April at 7pm, at Newspeak House.

7.00pm – Drinks
7.30pm – Welcome and intro - Irina Bolychevsky
7.40pm – Talks:

Personal data in Government is broken - Simon Worthington: Freelance Software Engineer at the Government Digital Service.

Practice what you preach: Open data for Open data - Rose Whiffen: Project Assistant at Democracy Club.

Digitising the long tail of public services - Rory Smith: Product Manager at the Government Digital Service and Director of Strategy at the LGBT+ charity for young people, Just Like Us.

8.30pm – Audience Q&A
9pm – More drinks and chats

Food and drinks supplied by Newspeak House. If you would like to sponsor a future event, or talk at one, get in touch with @citizenbeta

See you soon!
Ira, Imeh, Mevan

PS: Lot's more reading here


  • Simon W

    Tech lead @gdsteam transforming personal data sharing. Warning: I'm mainly going to be tweeting code snippets. And gangsta rap.

  • Rose Whiffen

    Politics Masters in Corruption and Governance. Transparency, accountability, governance also international development and gender issues.

  • Rory Smith

    Working on the digital transformation of HM Government at @GDSteam / Empowering LGBT+ young people at @JustLikeUs_UK / Insatiably curious / Opinions are my own




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