24th March 2017 by David Duncan-Fraser
Why do we need lists of things? We are committed to the principle that digital technology can enable our public sector to transform their services. Our aim is to have high-quality, efficient services that are built around the needs of their users and are responsive to change. An essential ingredient is the ability to access...
23rd March 2017 by laurnarobertson
Thanks to everyone who attended the unconference yesterday (22nd March 2017) and to all of you who engaged with the Twitter conversations at #scotdigidiversity. There were some fascinating discussions on the 5 topics that attendees voted for (see photo below) but there were also a great range of topics that narrowly missed out. We will be sorting through...
21st March 2017 by dawnkofie
Mozafar Haider Ibrahim is an Edinburgh-based software developer and a CodeYourFuture mentor. He describes how the organisation celebrates, and benefits from, the diversity of all the people involved in it.
17th March 2017 by Jono Ellis
A look at how we've designed our #scotdigidiversity diversity in digital unconference to be inclusive.
13th March 2017 by Alex Humphry-Baker
Alex Humphry-Baker is a Senior UX Designer at Bemo. She explains how diversity can help make sure that technology isn’t prejudiced, and doesn’t prop up damaging stereotypes. “Once you skip ahead to think technology will either harm everything or solve everything, you’ve effectively removed the need to apply critical thinking.”
10th March 2017 by Angela Macfie
A blog from Colin Cook Later this month, I will be co-hosting an event which will bring people together to consider how to embed digital thinking and business models across the Scottish public sector. The Digital First 2017 event on 22 March offers an opportunity for us all to find out about the great work...
9th March 2017 by Leah Lockhart
Leah Lockhart, Digital Democratic Engagement Officer at the Democratic Society, gives us her take on why diversity in Scotland’s digital sector is so important.
7th March 2017 by Hugh Wallace
One of the underlying principles of how we work in the Digital Directorate is the concept of re-use before buy before build. Even if understanding user needs is firmly embedded into an overall approach, when it comes to technology, projects often focus on what they can ‘buy’ or ‘build’. Instead, we’ve been casting our net...
2nd March 2017 by Sara Dodd
Sara Dodd, Head of Curriculum and Accreditation at CodeClan, shares some of the creative ways it’s helping to improve gender representation in the digital workforce.
23rd February 2017 by Talat Yaqoob
This is a post by Talat Yaqoob, Director of Equate Scotland. The scale of the challenge According to research carried out by the Social Market Foundation, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector, and the digital skills sector in particular, is growing at double the rate of any other employment sector.