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Using robots to teach basic programming with North-East school students.

Image of school girls planning routes for robots at STEM skills teaching sessions

This post explores how HMRC is using robots to encourage school girls in the North East of England to think about coding and to develop their STEM or related skills.

What the first Emerging Technology Development Programme graduates learned

Womens coding on laptop

Students have graduated from GDS Academy's first Emerging Technology Development Programme. In this post, civil servants who took the course tell us what they learned, and the academics who taught them talk about their experience of the programme.

Inspiring students to work in government digital, data and technology roles

The Digital, Data and Technology Profession hosted a Careers Insight Day for some Year 9 students last month. At the start of the day not one had considered a career in government - find out how we changed their minds.

From the Welsh Government to the Department for Education: My experience on the Fast Stream

Helen Morris, second year Digital, Data and Technology fast streamer talks about her experience on the programme. Apply until 25 October!

GDS STEM ambassadors bring coding to life with fireflies and micro:bits

Maisie Fernandes, Venus Bailey, Irene Lau , GDS

We recently held a workshop at the British Computing Society Software in Practice Conference where we shared our knowledge and inspired people to look at coding from a different perspective.

Government Legal Department: Finding my way to the Digital, Data and Technology Profession from Law

Esther Kuforiji, Government Legal Department

Conversations about LawTech are sometimes reduced to talk of 'robot-lawyers', but for Esther Kuforiji, it's about supporting relationships and solving problems.