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Why and how we create design histories

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Government services are changed and improved over time. People who work on them come and go. The continuity of why a service is how it is gets lost or forgotten, which is why keeping a ‘design history’ makes perfect sense. Here Paul Hayes talks about how DfE teams have created design histories for some of the department's services.

Coding bootcamp helped me retrain as a developer

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Steven Woods's day job didn't quite suit him plus he'd very recently become a dad. So breaking into software development seemed like a daunting task. But an opportunity to become an apprentice software developer came up. He talks here about how the Northcoders bootcamp helped him learn a new craft, and the challenges he's overcome.

What we're doing to support Black colleagues and address racism

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Laboni Paul is a representative of the south-Asian community, and an ally to her Black colleagues. Here she shares her Black friends' experiences following the recent protests. Laboni also outlines what's going on in DfE Digital to explore the issues of race and racism more deeply.

Emma Stace - looking back over 3 years

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From 4 people in a basement to 120 across 3 sites, DfE Digital has grown to respond to its users' needs for excellent, user-centred services. Here, chief digital officer Emma Stace reflects on how far we've come, what's been difficult and how we're shaping up for the future.