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SPRINT GO: moving to GOV.UK is just the beginning

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SPRINT GO took place on Thursday 30 January at the London Film Museum.

Rachel Neaman speaking on stage

Colleagues from across agencies and arm’s length bodies came together to talk, share and learn about GOV.UK. The SPRINT GO event was also a launch of a wider government web community to look at new ways of working.

Rachel Neaman, Digital Lead from the Department of Health, spoke about their experience of moving to GOV.UK.  She urged colleagues to ‘use the opportunity to change the way you work’.

Woman taking a photo on a mobile phone

Workshops ran throughout the half-day event, including:

  • Agile for everyone, run by Amy Wagner
  • Managing a successful transition, by Andrew Wiles
  • Style and standards, by Lorena Sutherland and Simon Kaplan
  • User needs, by Alex Jackson, Till Wirth and Umair Ahmed
  • User research, by Cath Richardson and Amy Harcombe
  • Zendesk and the art of more successful maintenance, by John Turnbull and Albert Massa

We’ll publish the slides from the workshops soon.

(Edit 14/02/14: the slides are now available.)

Amy Wagner leads the Agile session

There were also drop-in helpdesks running throughout the event. Here, people could talk to GDS staff and ask specific questions about transition.

Audience at the user research session

See more pictures from the SPRINT GO event.

You can also see a timeline of the #SprintGo tweets published during the event.

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