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Academy Week 12: Looking Back

It’s been 12 weeks since our September 2020 cohort joined the Academy. Before they start their new lives as Software Engineers next week, they took some time to reflect on what drove them to apply in the first place and what they’ve gained from the experience.

Made Tech Team Interview: Lewis Dale, Senior Software Engineer

This month we continued our Made Tech team interview series with our Senior Engineer Lewis Dale to better understand his role and to feature the great work he has been doing.

Black History Month spotlight: Advice from Black Made Tech Engineers

To celebrate Black History Month, we asked 3 Black Engineers on our team, Renny, Derek and Charlene, about the advice they have for Black people working in tech.

Made Tech Team Interviews: Heather Venter, Delivery Manager

This month we spoke with our Delivery Manager Heather Venter to better understand her role and to feature the great work she has been doing.

Do users really need GOV.UK accounts?

Government Digital Service (GDS) have recently announced they are looking at GOV.UK accounts. In this post, Kyle shares some concerns he has about the use of accounts from a user perspective.

Getting to know the September 2020 Academy cohort

At the beginning of September, a new cohort of 12 Academy Engineers joined our team! This month, we spoke with them about their backgrounds and the experiences they have had during their first week in the programme.

3 strategies for transforming legacy applications

What strategy is best for your organisation to take for modernising legacy applications? In this post, we introduce 3 strategies, their benefits, and issues you may encounter.

Made Tech Team Interviews: Tom Taylor, Market Principal

This month we had our second interview in our Made Tech team interview series with our Market Principal Tom Taylor to better understand his role and to feature the great work he has been doing.

What is a data-driven organisation? Bringing order to chaos

Continuing his series on data-driven organisations, our Senior Engineer John Nicholas dives deeper into the problem of data and the importance of identifying the distinction between ‘data-driven organisations’ and ‘informed learning organisations’.

Evolving the NHS Book a virtual visit service with Kettering General Hospital

We spoke to Ian Roddis, Deputy Chief Digital and Information Officer, and Anna Awoliyi, Chief Allied Health Information Officer for Kettering General Hospital about how we collaboratively worked with ward staff and patients to iteratively improve the NHS Book a virtual visit service based on user research.