YearTimeSessionRoomTitleLeader1Session notes
202411:101NelsonHow can we better use / facilitate agile i strongly waterfall systemsBethGovCamp 2024 notes for session 1 in room Nelson
202411:101Dickenswhat to do when your council goes bankruptAnnieGovCamp 2024 notes for session 1 in room Dickens
202411:101Lutyensrelationship management and convincing people who are ';not digital'LucyGovCamp 2024 notes for session 1 in room Lutyens
202411:101Donnein a time of budget cuts head count redeductions and an election year how do we ctreate orgaNISATIONS THAT are safe to faile to inovate and mantain the curoius leareners mindsetAlanGovCamp 2024 notes for session 1 in room Donne
202411:101Kitchnershareing succefuls ways to measure (end to end front to back ) whole services?NicGovCamp 2024 notes for session 1 in room Kitchener
202411:101Lawrencewhat is the biggest impact youve achived from the smallest thingAndreGovCamp 2024 notes for session 1 in room Lawrence
202411:101Fleminghow do we stop poor comissioning by non digital teamsGovCamp 2024 notes for session 1 in room Flemming
202411:101Turnerwhat does it mean to maker data accesibleAhmadGovCamp 2024 notes for session 1 in room Turner
202412:102NelsonHow do use tech to strengthen democracySimonGovCamp 2024 notes for session 2 in room Nelson
202412:102DickensFixing digital procurement/Fujitsu - Horizon debate from an IT perspective/the Horizon scandal of big ITVictoriaGovCamp 2024 notes for session 2 in room Dickens
202412:102LutyensWhat are the top 10 things (local) gov needs to know about AI?TimGovCamp 2024 notes for session 2 in room Lutyens
202412:102DonneDigital ID (how to help people prove who they are) + How can we help people who cant prove their ID access to gov servicesJaye + ChloeGovCamp 2024 notes for session 2 in room Donne
202412:102KitchnerHow can we create more space to experiment with cretive solutions to chal;lenges without getting bogged down by policy / pre-defined solutions + Creating thinking space in busy teamsCharne + LouisaGovCamp 2024 notes for session 2 in room Kitchener
202412:102LawrenceHow can we incorporate more co-deisng into the development of digital services?MichaelaGovCamp 2024 notes for session 2 in room Lawrence
202412:102FlemingDesigning secondments and short term contractsRehematGovCamp 2024 notes for session 2 in room Flemming
202412:102TurnerQucik wins for contractors to leave things better than when they joined?GovCamp 2024 notes for session 2 in room Turner
202413:453NelsonHow do we ensure that ther systems we develop today dont become a legacy problems for tomorrowGovCamp 2024 notes for session 3 in room Nelson
202413:453DickensHow collaboration cofunding works at scale (e.g. Local GovDrupal)WillGovCamp 2024 notes for session 3 in room Dickens
202413:453LutyensGovernment is going backwards in digital. discuss and fixGovCamp 2024 notes for session 3 in room Lutyens
202413:453DonneHow do we genuinely create and promote safe working environmentsSheilaGovCamp 2024 notes for session 3 in room Donne
202413:453KitchnerPost govcamp regular meet-ups, in person. What format?DDGovCamp 2024 notes for session 3 in room Kitchener
202413:453LawrenceHow does post-conflice reconstruction of Kyiv (Ukraine) shuld look like to innovate and enhance civic engagementGovCamp 2024 notes for session 3 in room Lawrence
202413:453FlemingHow might we change the political system with and through UCD? + How to embed design and system thinking practricas in policy? + How do we help .gov people understand UCD principles and value better?Simon + Diana + EllieGovCamp 2024 notes for session 3 in room Flemming
202413:453TurnerDigital marketplace? Massive contracts?CraigGovCamp 2024 notes for session 3 in room Turner
202414:454NelsonAccessibility for Older Adults + For people into accessibility, inclusion, neurodiversity, research, how do they find out about each other? How do we re-energise the community?Elizabeth + Billie / PriyancaGovCamp 2024 notes for session 4 in room Nelson
202414:454DickensHow can we embrace new technologies (eg GenAI) in public services when our basic data and tech infrastructure is in bad nicSiunGovCamp 2024 notes for session 4 in room Dickens
202414:454LutyensWhat have we all failed at and learnt since last year? #failcampRooGovCamp 2024 notes for session 4 in room Lutyens
202414:454DonneSustainability in government servicesBurcuGovCamp 2024 notes for session 4 in room Donne
202414:454KitchnerTrauma-informed delivery and how do delivery managers support teams in hard subjects? DarrenGovCamp 2024 notes for session 4 in room Kitchener
202414:454LawrenceHow can we figure out what we dont know (but need to know) when working in large organisations?ZosiaGovCamp 2024 notes for session 4 in room Lawrence
202414:454FlemingMaking digital teams less impenetrable to other civil servants teams culturallyCostaGovCamp 2024 notes for session 4 in room Flemming
202414:454TurnerHow do we stop having the same struggles over and over with content?EleanorGovCamp 2024 notes for session 4 in room Turner
202415:455NelsonTo build a society where people recognise they are agents of power and changeSophieGovCamp 2024 notes for session 5 in room Nelson
202415:455DickensHow can we gill the gap left by GDS Academy?AaronGovCamp 2024 notes for session 5 in room Dickens
202415:455LutyensThe best ways to securely use AI beneficially for UK Gov and public bodies + How can we ensure we use AI to actually improve things? Paul+ Matt MGovCamp 2024 notes for session 5 in room Lutyens
202415:455DonneHow do we better procure digital services based on open source and user needsTamsinGovCamp 2024 notes for session 5 in room Donne
202415:455KitchnerHow do we give citizens orientation in the maze of different services etc?PaoloGovCamp 2024 notes for session 5 in room Kitchener
202415:455LawrenceDo targets cause more problems than they solve? Are there alternatives?RichardGovCamp 2024 notes for session 5 in room Lawrence
202415:455FlemingIs discovery-alpha-beta dead?JessGovCamp 2024 notes for session 5 in room Flemming
202415:455TurnerHow to stay motivated / positive when public sector behaviour change is so hard / hierarchicalRachelGovCamp 2024 notes for session 5 in room Turner
202311:1511ABlending teams - what works and how to get it right // The rise and fall of multi-disciplinary teamsAudree // James DarlingGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 1A
202311:1511BPANIC! at the disco. Have we reached peak discovery? // How do we stop wasting money on dead end discoveriesHenry Wright // Jess NeelyGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 1B
202311:1512Adapting design to maximise its value to policyCarlaGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 2
202311:1513Why can't transformations be user centred?Thom BGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 3
202311:1514There's no such thing as agile ceremonies'. How do we assess if an organisation is Agile?Ben @discombenulatedGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 4
202311:1515Next steps for the metaverse. What do we need to do? // The metaverse is a load of hype... Change my mindJacqui // Ben Welby @bmwelbyGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 5
202311:1516Unified data in the NHS: how can it work? How can we do it?Sulaman RahimGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 6
202311:1517What should be in the next election manifesto for open / digital govAlex B & Gavin FGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 7
202311:1518What can we trust? How can we trust our data to make assumptions?Katherine WilberforceGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 1, room 8
202312:1521APublic intrapreneurshipAlessandro HormannGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 1A
202312:1521BHow are we using HCD/digital to inform policy?ZungGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 1B
202312:1522Selling digital transformation to non digital!RosalieGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 2
202312:1523Let's explore how we think about security (all kinds)Esko @reinikainenGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 3
202312:1524The other D in DDAT // Can we make better services using data?Beck @beckstrickland // JulianGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 4
202312:1525How might we ensure our time together in physical spaces is as meaningful as possible? // People surveys - how do we help leaders focus on the people, not just the statistics?Joe Badman // Glyn Jones @glynrjonesGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 5
202312:1526Build a prototype in 30 mins or less with Prototype KitBen @discombenulatedGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 6
202312:1527What I've learned from talking to farmers (users)JanetGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 7
202312:1528How to make friends with your IT departmentPolly TGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 2, room 8
202313:4531AThe REUL Bill and what it means for digital governmentJohn SheridanGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 1A
202313:4531BHow might we improve the quality of conversations with service users? // Why is 'customer' a dirty word in the public sector - and is it time to rethink that?Judy Rees @judyrees // Amanda Payne @mandalyn97GovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 1B
202313:4532How can xGov collaboration/community be improved? (in Slack?) // We all want to collaborate and share. We talk about it every year. We have GovCamp, OneTeamGov, Apolitical, 10000 Slack channels. Yet its still not working! Why? How do we fix itJon Patterson // Derek Alton @DerekAltonGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 2
202313:4533AI: reality not fictionPaul Maltby @maltbypsGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 3
202313:4534Accessibility, beyond compliance. Taking a user centred approach to accessibility & assistive tech demosMolly & Chris (Nexer)GovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 4
202313:4535How do we make the political classes better commisioners of digital // Getting senior leadership enthusiastic about digital and dataGordon Guthrie // Pauline RocheGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 5
202313:4536What have you learnt about allyship this last year? // Neurodiversity - how can we support each other?Vanessa Montgomery Williams @VeeWilliams_ // SharonGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 6
202313:4537How do we make services less transactional - more like chatting to a friend?Max GoodallGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 7
202313:4538Decolonise tech feminist internetAelGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 3, room 8
202313:453BeyonceHow do we establish the 'hidden' professions?Imran @ImHuYorks
202314:4541ATwitter is a toxic barren wasteland. How do we keep in touch?Annie HeathGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 1A
202314:4541BFail Camp. What have you failed at since your last govcamp? (No notes / tweets for this session, please)RooGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 1B
202314:4542How might we... reduce complexity in policy & legislation rather than designing around itShelinaGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 2
202314:4543Help us make a plan to fix commissioning of digital/tech in healthLizzy @mslizzybellGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 3
202314:4544Designing for relationships not usersSimon Manby @ManbySi GovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 4
202314:4545What do you want from domains??Terence EdenGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 5
202314:4546User centred design - it is changing. What is the future? What is a definition of UCD now?Maciej Szmulka @yumarGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 6
202314:4547Successfully taking full ownership of your serviceJustinGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 7
202314:4548Try out a hybrid sessionSharon Dale @pixlzGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 4, room 8
202314:454BeyonceCOUP / Sparta Games. Any time, table downstairsDave M
202315:4551ABuilding skills // How do we help civil servants change careers to build tech skills // The skills we need for the future are not those we have now. What are they? How do we build themJacob // Morgan F // DianaGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 1A
202315:4551BHow to be user centred in a crisis?Tracey AGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 1B
202315:4552Culture: how do you measure it? How do you measure progress? // Why aren't organisations effective? We consistently struggle with culture, leadership, strategies, focusing on end users - why? What can make organisations more effective?Matt // Mark B @ButtansmaGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 2
202315:4553What do consultants really not get about government? // What can we learn from other GovernmentsAndre // Mike BrackenGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 3
202315:4554What does strategy* really mean? *The word strategy is not allowed in this session :)Rehemat @rehemat_GovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 4
202315:4555Impact mapping // Metrics, metrics, metrics... How do we measure and show success of digital services beyond time and cost saving?Nicola // AlejandraGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 5
202315:4556How do we stop the drain from public sector DDAT and maintain services for their lifecycleSimon Manby @ManbySi GovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 6
202315:4557Buying hardware for public sector. Seems properly broken. How can we fix it? // Is it salvageable? Legacy technology tends to trigger a negative reaction but it can cost millions to replace, so how can we salvage technology so that old systems can continue to add value?James // KayleighGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 7
202315:4558Data sharing. Catalogues, metadata, search. What's working?Paul HodgsonGovCamp 2023 notes : Session 5, room 8
202315:455BeyonceBookcamp! Talk books, work/non-work, podcasts etc. Get reading / listening for 2023!Lizzi
202210:301AOnlinePublic sector organisations are in continual change.*
Can we manage change better? Bring along your good and bad examples of planning for, implementing and adapting change work. Change theorists, change managers as well as those subject to change most welcome.

*Well, the ones I have worked at seem to have been in continual change.
Mark Dalgarno @markdalgarno UK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 1A
202210:301BOnlineHow do we make digital sustainable? (in every sense).

How can digital last for decades, and not be just about the next big delivery? Building permanent teams, considering use of energy and other resources, avoiding accumulating legacy, being flexible enough for the next big unknown challenge, making the money work.
Dave Rogers @daverogUK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 1B
202210:301COnlineCampfire chat: Openness and transparency.

At Unboxed, openness and transparency is one of our core values, and we’ve recently been discussing what it means and what it looks like in post-covid working environments. Join us for a group conversation to share your experiences of openness and transparency; why we should be open and transparent, your experiences of what works and doesn’t, and hear more about how Unboxed tries to bring openness and transparency to our day to day work, within our own organisation and with clients.
Holly & YasmeenUK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 1C
202210:301DOnlineLocal Gov as a Product/Platform/Service.

Local gov uses hundreds of digital applications to deliver its services, provided by just as many suppliers and using a huge range of technologies. Very little is currently open source, but this is starting to change. What are the best approaches to take to work towards an open source set of tools which could be offered as products, combined into a platform and or available as a service? What’s stopping us? What’s already out there? And is that even the right approach?!
Glen Ocsko @glenocskoUK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 1D
202210:301EOnlineThe (absolute?) state of open government.

It's been a... challenging few years for open government in the UK (and elsewhere). What can we do about it? Where can we make progress? *How* can we make progress? What should the big asks be? Does the idea still resonate? Is it the right thing to focus on? Am I being too pessimistic?
Gavin Freeguard @gavinfreeguardUK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 1E
202210:301FOnlineBringing real people all the way into the ‘policy tent’ can be scary, but also incredibly fulfilling. Working with, not for, people is taking a step beyond some of our more frequently used design approaches.

Join us to talk about how co-design (not just User Centred Design!) has helped us make the right decisions for the future of farming.

We’ll be diving into our experiences designing new farm health and welfare policy; why we decided to co-design; what we almost got wrong; and how we’ve helped empower industry to influence the right change. Join us to share your share your wins, wants and woes in doing co-design, and help us think about how we can better shape things to level the playing field to allow for even better-informed policy and service design across government. Whether you are a co-design expert, or are asking “what is co-design?” everyone is welcome in this tent!
Neville Cavendish @nevccavendish
Martin Jenkins
Marion Lean @maristotle
UK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 1F
202210:301GOnlineI am still hearing people say that they are in back to back video calls.
Are we getting better at remote & hybrid working 🤣?
How might we improve things e.g. working asynchronously. What methods (and tools) are working
Sharon Dale @pixlzUK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 1G
202211:302AOnlineOperating Models - what a difference a year makes... Come and celebrate with us!

At Govcamp 2021 we came to a session on operating models and decided we were going to do something to help explain them... so we did! We wanted to share the story of the community we've built over the last year, the resource we've developed and get input on what next in 2022. So if you're energised or terrified by operating models (current or target) or want to talk community building, please join us for a session set by whoever turns up!
Mark Buttanshaw @buttansma
Richard Barton @CIOPortfolio
UK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 2A
202211:302BOnlineUN Sustainable Development Goals

I’m an Expert Advisor at the United Nations and I’m looking to get input from the UKGC22 folks for data challenges you need us to solve to create impact for citizens you support. Let’s deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals together!
Dr Jacqui Taylor @jacquitaylorfb UK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 2B
202211:302COnlineHow to talk about agile to non-digital audiences

Digital teams have learned how to do GDS style agile delivery. But there can be difficulty convincing the rest of the organisation – especially decision makers and non-digital teams – if they have little experience with agile. Particularly in local government, or smaller departments. When you can see immediate benefits to adopting waterfall, then discovery, alpha, beta, live phases can seem long-winded, and narratives and terminology around agile methodologies can seem frivolous or impenetrable. Let’s explore how to talk to non-digital people and teams about the benefits of an agile approach.
Annie Heath @Annie3HUK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 2C
202211:302DOnlineLots of Service Owners in government are one of very few (sometimes the only!) in their organisation. Often, they're drafted in to a digital leadership role from a subject matter expert role. With the Service Owner training on pause, how do new Service (and Product) Owners find peer support and resources? How do we support subject matter experts in digital leadership roles? How can digital teams organise to better learn from the wealth of subject and policy expertise these leaders often bring? Ellie CravenUK GovCamp 2022: Friday, session 2D