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GOV.UK October showcase 2016

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On 10 October, we’re hosting a government event at Aviation House in London to showcase the work that GOV.UK has been doing in the last quarter, and to show what’s coming up.

We’ve invited government employees whose work depends on GOV.UK (publishers, mainly), people from websites that GOV.UK regularly links off to, and people whose organisations rely on content from GOV.UK.

We want to:

  • update everyone on our Q2 roadmap progress
  • talk about our plans for Q3
  • show and tell what we’ve done and are doing

We’ll start by looking at what GOV.UK is and how we’re structured. We’ll then be looking at our performance. We want to talk through how much we’ve done from our roadmap, but also the performance of GOV.UK as a site.

I’ll then be talking about the roadmap in more detail, and the things that are changing, like the work we’re doing that wasn’t on the roadmap before. I’ll also talk about the difficult decisions we’ve made where something has had to come off the roadmap.


We’ll have a number of lightning (quick) talks, including:

  • The GOV.UK user research panel - Katie Taylor, Head of User Research
  • Support work analysis and our response rates - Liz Lutgendorff, Senior Programme Analyst
  • Switching from Local Directgov to ‘Local links manager’ - Mark McLeod, Product Manager
  • Campaigns, consultations and the GOV.UK platform - Charles Davie, Proposition Manager
  • Content improvements - Cat Gordy, Deputy Head of Content
  • Finding Things and our education improvement theme - Holly Garrett, Product Manager
  • Content operating model - our plan and user research findings - Trisha Doyle, Head of Content

We’ll make sure there is plenty of time for questions.

Apply for a place

We have just a few spaces available left for the event. If you’d like to attend, please comment below and we’ll be in touch. You'll also be able to follow the event on the day online. We'll follow up with details nearer the time.

Jennifer Allum is GOV.UK's Lead Product Manager. You should follow Jen on Twitter.

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  1. Comment by Rory Mennell posted on

    Would be interested in attending (depending on start time).

  2. Comment by Sophie F Williams posted on

    Definitely interested! Great agenda.

  3. Comment by Alan Henderson posted on

    I would be very interested to attend and identify how we might work with

  4. Comment by Danielle Bruce posted on

    Would love to follow the event online if possible.

  5. Comment by Naomi Farmer posted on

    I would be interested in attending if you have any space?

  6. Comment by Lisa Scott posted on

    Would love to come!

  7. Comment by Kathy Chellew posted on

    Could a few of us from the DfE content team come along please?

  8. Comment by Jennifer Allum, Lead Product Manager for GOV.UK posted on

    Thanks for all of the interest! Invites and/or follow up is coming in the next few days.

  9. Comment by James Low posted on

    Only just catching up with this now, but hoping you could squeeze in one or two from HMRC's content team too...

  10. Comment by Hannah Kenny posted on

    I'd like to come please!