How to win at hackathons

21st November, 2019

Hackathons traditionally involve tech and, if you’ve ever tangled with tech — from writing code to setting up a new phone — you’ll know it can turn into an infinite rabbit-hole.

The DVLA Botathon

19th November, 2019

Last week the Notbinary team took part in the DVLA public service #botathon hack in Swansea. This is what happened....

Team Health Tune Up: a new workshop for healthy, high-performing teams

7th November, 2019

We recently ran a new 'Team Health' workshop with a digital team at the Food Standards Agency which was facilitated by Matt Thompson, a consultant specialising in agile teamwork and collaborative leadership practices who was formerly at the Mozilla Foundation. This guest blog covers how it worked and how a similar approach could work for your team.

Introducing Lana Videnova our new Senior Technical Product Owner

23rd October, 2019

We're really pleased to welcome our newest member of the team, Lana Videnova. Before joining Notbinary Lana worked for the BBC, and delivered the first ever BBC fully automated app powered by Machine Learning. Lana has experience in the Payment, Aerospace and Media industries, working on green field data transformation challenges.

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.