13th April 2017 by Sarah Davidson
Have you seen the Scottish Government’s updated Digital Strategy yet? We’ve been busy since the publication of the 2011 original, “Scotland’s Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland”, and we’ve made significant progress against the ambitions set out there. Through improvements in infrastructure, fibre broadband has been delivered to 85% of Scottish premises and in digital...
10th April 2017 by Sarah Davidson
I thought that the discussions at the diversity in Scotland’s digital sector unconference would be challenging, enlightening and informative, and I wasn’t disappointed. In the voting session at the start, and the discussions I joined later on, I was struck by attendees’ enthusiasm and the strength of their desire to break down barriers and improve...
5th April 2017 by laurnarobertson
2 weeks ago today we ran an unconference on diversity in the Scottish digital sector for public, private and third sector digital professionals. The discussions were fascinating, but too short according to attendees. As a result, we’ve set up a #scotdigidiversity slack group so that the cross sector digital community now has a place to discuss ideas...
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.