Laura Croft and Simon Hurst give us some fascinating insight about how the wiring in their brains helps them to flourish as digital professionals.
In this festive bonus episode, Shaf Gunton talks to Adaobi Ifeachor about her role as a programme delivery manager in the Get help with technology service. She has advice for people interested in joining this digital profession, and tells us why she set up an engineering academy in Scarborough.
How did the critical Get help with technology service come about? Rachel Hope, Deputy director for Teacher services, and Shaf Gunton, Programme delivery manager, talk to Adaobi Ifeachor about the complexities and obstacles they faced and what's next for this essential service.
What is future ways of working and why is it important? Jack Collier, Head of Digital for School Services, talks to Adaobi Ifeachor about designing office spaces now that we return to work, and how this impacts culture as well as diversity and inclusion.
In DfE we have more than 10 communities of practice, all at different stages of maturity. Jen Staves, Head of Profession for content design talks to Adaobi Ifeachor about the intrinsic value of these communities.
What does it mean to be a Black digital and technology expert in government? Adaobi Ifeachor speaks to Virginia Brown, a Black Content Design Lead, Courtney Allen, a Black Associate Product Manager and Keisha Herbert, a Black Senior User Researcher, to learn about their journeys into the Civil Service.
Emma Stace - chief digital and technology officer - gives her personal view on mental health during covid, and the conversations she's had about race in the past year. She also explains what service ownership and user-centred deign lab are and how these ways of working make such a difference.