The unconference was split into eight parallel streams, with five sessions in each timeslot.
The sessions I attended where:
- Digital campaigns in government – this session, led by Lily Dart from the Department for International Trade, looked at improving government campaigns in the department through seeking advise from those in other areas
- Research and development in government – this session asked should the civil service carry out research and development, one of the proposals was that their should be a central R&D function centrally (eg in GDS), along with R&D groups in each department
- Making government open by design and in operation – Clare Moriarty, from DEFRA, led the session which asked the group, split up into smaller groups of about six, how could the department develop implementable policy on openness
- Archiving digital government – a fascinating session, led by John Sheridan from The National Archives, looked at what should be recorded for archiving purposes needs to be thought about entirely differently in the digital age
- Writing content for users – this session, led by Lizi Standing, gathered ideas for improving content for users in local government
The brilliant day concluded with a number of drinks being consumed at a nearby local hostelry!
Many thanks to the organisers and sponsors for enabling another fantastic UKGovCamp.