Unconference Convert

2nd October, 2019

Esko Reinikainen summed up the Unconference experience perfectly when he welcomed everyone to GovCamp Cymru – people need to get involved, talk-up, be mindful of all the people in the room and listen, and when you do ‘it just works'.

Are the Big 3 an Oligoply? Some thoughts….

1st October, 2019

I have seen cloud platforms develop for good and bad over the last decade or so. They are what they are. I hope, as a nation, we can be more intelligent in how we use them in the next ten years than we have been in the last ten.

Introducing Paul Murray our new Senior Delivery Manager

25th September, 2019

Paul has had a career running public service digital programmes in the UK and New Zealand. He built several key services for the New Zealand government, including their Common Web Platform, Digital Marketplace and most recently he has been running GOVT.NZ. Paul previously worked for the Environment Agency in the UK.

Sprinting through #sprint19

19th September, 2019

The Sprint series of events have been the main showcase for the Government Digital Service to speak to the broad church that makes up their constituency. I’m not going to provide a forensic event report but there were a few big takeaways and broad themes worth noting.

Introduction to Containers in Practice

19th September, 2019

Containers are complex, but they needn’t be mysterious. Here’s a de-jargoned guide to what they are and why they matter.

A powerful ‘Exchange’ of views

18th September, 2019

Last week alongside our fellow The Panoply companies Futuregov, Manifesto and Human+ we were privileged enough to host the ‘Exchange’ track at Disruption Summit.

Global Climate Action, Notbinary and The Panoply

13th September, 2019

Did you know that the internet uses almost 10% of the world’s electricity? Read our guest post from Bryony Wilde, The Panoply's Social Impact Manager.

Introducing Lucy Hart our new Delivery Manager

12th September, 2019

We're delighted to be able to introduce our newest member of staff, Lucy Hart. As a Delivery Manager, Lucy draws on her experience in product management and content strategy to ensure outcomes are successfully delivered for our customers.

Changing perceptions: Disruption Summit Europe

11th August, 2019

Notbinary is supporting the ‘Exchange’ track at this years ‘Disruption Summit Europe’. The Summit is an event that attracts delegates from retail, finance, manufacturing, media, transportation and insurance. It has not traditionally been somewhere the public service perspective was prevalent. This year though we hope to change that.

A change is gonna Cummings

30th July, 2019

On 24 July 2019, Dominic Cummings was appointed as a senior advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Now much as it pains me to say so there are a lot of good ideas to be mined in his blogposts. It isn’t easy – his writing drips with arrogance and to be honest he isn’t a great writer. But there is a lot there that anybody who has been pushing a reform agenda in public service in the last decade would recognise as sensible.

Why Kubernetes will disappear

26th July, 2019

I’ve been listening to conversations about Kubernetes (k8s) and trying to identify the recurring themes that polarise debate on whether it’s a “good” or “bad” idea. It’s not binary and it’s worth considering what happens if both things are true.

Laying foundations

15th July, 2019

I get wheeled in on occasion to offer advice or help with activities that seem to touch on some element of the broad topic of product management. I recently did a bit of a brain dump for a potential client on some of the techniques I have used to get things started – to make sure the foundations are solid enough to launch something ambitious.