The digital parts of the civil service thrive on T-shaped people - those who have deep knowledge in their specialist area, plus broad understanding of the related areas they might come across.
This kind of wide-ranging skillset means teams are more robust, communicating more efficiently and delivering faster.
However, a frequent problem on the path to T-shaped people is introducing technical concepts, particularly front and back end web development, to civil servants in a way that keeps confidence high and encourages people to keep learning on their own initiative.
I founded a six-month programme to help solve that problem. Acting as technical lead and content designer, I drafted a curriculum and lessons, which my team validated and refined through user research. Lessons were delivered online, but we also considered ways to create a community of learners across the UK.
The project is on track to progress to a public beta in September 2018.