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LGBT+ History Month: my sense of Pride

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Joe Tetley, IT Service Manager, BPDTS

Embracing LGBT+ History Month helps everyone understand our past. With so much of LGBT history unrecorded, there is a real danger it gets lost, and we repeat the mistakes of our past. Unless you know where you've come from, it's tough to plan where you're going. This year, LGBT+ History Month has a theme of Poetry, Prose and Plays. IT Service Manager, Joe Tetley shares a powerful message about equality and inclusion.

The beauty of storytelling and data visualisation

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Jade Fryer, Senior Digital Performance Analyst, BPDTS pointing at post-it notes on a whiteboard.

Data motivates and supports transformation. First and third party data is vital to understanding the behaviours of an organisation’s target audience. Without data, organisations are gambling away their efforts. Putting the right metrics in place transcends silos, ensuring different teams and contributors are working towards the same objectives. In our On the Spot interview, we get to learn more about data visualisation from Senior Digital Performance Analyst, Jade Fryer.

Software test engineering: an insider's view

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Lisa Overall, Senior Test Engineer, BPDTS

Senior Test Engineer, Lisa Overall, is passionate about engineering. Engineering is in her DNA, and she is immensely proud to be part of its vibrancy. For Lisa, returning to the North East and taking up the engineering mantle, were like coming home – personally and professionally. In our On the Spot interview, we get an insider's view.

How to instigate changes at the end-user level

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ackers and end-users discussing the value of new application features.

We recapped the 3 solutions hackers created during the BPDTS Hackathon in December in our blog post ‘How to hack your way to the winner’s circle with co-creation’. This post explores why hackathons are becoming an increasingly popular way to instigate changes at the end-user level - in private, public and third sectors.

How to hack your way to the winner's circle with co-creation

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Three women hackers brainstorming about creating a skills matching application.

Crowdsourcing innovative solutions through hackathons, user-experience sessions, and customer feedback is driving success for many organisations. In December more than 50 people met in Manchester to attend a BPDTS Hackathon. Throughout the day, 3 teams worked diligently to support the hackathon's objective – how to improve the employee experience using the intranet as a platform.