croydon.digital drinks goes Karaoke

Ash Balakrishnan / 26 April 2019

Join us for the 3rd croydon.digital monthly informal social evening to connect and collaborate with all the other like-minded people who are helping to make Croydon an exciting tech community. If you’ve attended one of our past events, you’ll know we like to include a memorable experience like virtual reality or arcade games. This time … Continue reading “croydon.digital drinks goes Karaoke”

Dipping my toes into agile waters

Amelia Walker / 24 April 2019

From the very first day of joining Croydon Digital Service (CDS), it became abundantly clear that professional training for CDS family members was a key priority. This was such a refreshing change for me, and immensely welcomed! One of the courses we were encouraged to attend was the GDS Digital and agile awareness course. I … Continue reading “Dipping my toes into agile waters”

Who will be crowned Croydon’s best business for digital, data and technology in 2019?

Neil Williams / 8 April 2019

You’ve got to be in it to win it! Applications are open now for the Croydon Business Excellence Awards. There are many categories that our fine tech businesses should seriously consider entering, but most relevant of all is the Best Business for Digital, Data and Technology. I’m proud to be ambassador and head judge for … Continue reading “Who will be crowned Croydon’s best business for digital, data and technology in 2019?”

Our plan to deliver connectivity in Croydon

Marion Cugnet / 5 April 2019

Croydon’s ambition is to become a world-class digital borough and leading destination for innovation, growth and individual opportunities. Croydon is at the start of an exciting redevelopment programme of its town centre that will bring 10,500 new homes and 2.8m-ft2 of new retail and office space. Across all localities, further investment will also see more … Continue reading “Our plan to deliver connectivity in Croydon”

Embracing change: the agile PMO

Rebecca Toennessen / 4 April 2019

If you asked someone what their definition of a PMO was, you’d probably get a wide variety of answers. Some responses might include project managers, administrative function, the process police or even the what now? The definition given by the Project Management Institute states that: ‘The Project Management Office (PMO) is defined as “a management … Continue reading “Embracing change: the agile PMO”

It looks like you’re writing a digital strategy. Would you like help?

Neil Williams / 1 April 2019

Yes we are, and yes we would.   Today, we’re launching strategy.croydon.digital – a public consultation on the vision and strategy for a more digital Croydon. This is a big deal. Croydon hasn’t had a digital strategy before, and we need one to make sure we’re clear where we’re going and how to get there.   The new digital strategy will replace our expired IT strategy, update our Smart … Continue reading “It looks like you’re writing a digital strategy. Would you like help?”

Results of our first service assessment – did croydon.digital meet the standard?

Janine Sheridan / 27 March 2019

As part of our commitment to the Local Digital Declaration principles, we carried out our first service assessment on this site, the croydon.digital blog. Service assessments are the process by which we (and other right-thinking digital teams) check that the services we are delivering are high quality, using the Government Digital Service Standard as our guide. This first assessment … Continue reading “Results of our first service assessment – did croydon.digital meet the standard?”

Simple words work best for all users – including those with special needs

Samantha Watson / 26 March 2019

One of the most fascinating things about my job as a content designer is that you get an insight into how people understand the words they read or hear. I’ve recently taken a deep dive into how to communicate with young people with severe impairments and disabilities. My learning curve came when I noticed how … Continue reading “Simple words work best for all users – including those with special needs”