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Author Archives: Jo Ivens
Today is the first of my DataBridge Fridays, my regular day at the OCSI offices in sunny Brighton, where we’ve been bashing out the details of how we think DataBridge will work. With the back drop of tweeted news about the local … Continue reading
I am currently watching the Royal Wedding while joining Republic, who campaign for a democratic alternative to the monarchy. It’s time that we had a sensible debate about the constitutional role of the monarchy. Yes, this particular breakfast activity does seem … Continue reading
Last week at Voice ’11 I listened to a debate entitled ‘Localism: can citizens deliver a future for our neighbourhoods?’ in which chair Lucy Siegle asked the more specific question “are citizens the best people to manage the resources and … Continue reading
At the end of my first week since leaving the civil service, I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned in my time in central government. Hopefully without breaching any rules or code of conduct, I think the top 5 things … Continue reading
As the dust settles on CityCamp Brighton, here’s a quick look back on what was a fantastic, stimulating, surprising and fun weekend. Below is my version of events, but see how it unfolded for everyone through the twitter feed at … Continue reading
This is a blog I did for CityCamp Brighton, also on the Democratic Society website. I’ve worked in central government for the last 4 years and have been impressed, exhilarated, stimulated, surprised and crushed by the experience in roughly equal … Continue reading