The Birthday – This week I celebrated my first anniversary at Government Digital Service.
The Reminder – A mammoth set of weeknotes, but ending with a note to enthuse everyone working in civic technology.
The Navigation – Quarter four, 2018–19, is launched. Work scoped, backlogs filled, sprints begun. We pace ahead on GOV.UK.
The New Cross – Firebreak week, a time to make things better and get ready for next quarter.
The Limbo Continues – We're still in the fallow period, but it has been a boon: loose ends tied, histories written, new ships prepared for departure.
The Fallow Period – A short week at work during the Gooch Period between Xmas and NYE. Spent most of it either wrapping up the quarter or walking in the West Midlands and Wales.
The Winter Solstice – Not a bad week to round off 2018, and Winter Solstice is the perfect day to look ahead to 2019. This series hasn't ended yet.
The Gift – Another sterling week working at pace on important problems. Turning up to work is fun now, it's not just a job. I am incredibly lucky to be able to say that.
The Spin Up – The most fun I've had at work in a week on record. We're doing work which sings to the vision of GOV.UK, making information about government and services simple, clearer and faster.
The Wind Down – A four-day week spent closing open loops. Took yesterday off to pack for my holiday which I’m really, *really* looking forward to – especially because it’s supposed to drop to 1°C next week!
The Staying of the Course – We’re reaching the mid-point of the quarter, so there’s a flurry of things going on. The team is chugging through work at a good pace, but there’s still so much to do if we’re to achieve the objective for our mission.