LocalGov Digital Makers

Purpose

LocalGov Digital Makers is a network for technical digital practitioners and is part of the wider LocalGov Digital network.

Its overarching purpose is to improve sharing and collaboration between those who build, modify and support digital services.

Aims

Those in the network aim to:

  • Share:

    • Technical ideas and innovation through professional networking, using sites such as the Knowledge Hub, Google+ and Twitter.

    • Design and development code through the use of online tools, such as GitHub, with the consent of their employer where appropriate.

    • Promote and where appropriate write best practice for local government.

  • Collaborate:

    • Where common aims across organisations exist, on the creation of digital services.

    • Peer review other’s work, if requested to, offering constructive criticism.

    • Define and use common standards for APIs and data formats.

    • Attend and organise meetings, unconferences and hack days, where and when convenient.

Output

Steering group leads

  • Vice Chair Phil Rumens, West Berkshire District Council
  • Marc Snaith, Surrey County Council
  • Jason Williams, Cornwall Council
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  1. [...] The camp will be part of a two day event run by the LocalGov Digital network, with Friday (20 June 2014) activities focused on the network’s work streams including a LocalGov Digital Makers event. [...]

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