2015: a retrospective

It’s been so long since I wrote week notes! I’ve decided to write a quick retrospective of the year.

After seeing out the work to transition agencies to GOV.UK, I was a product manager giving a hand to a project at the Home Office. My final project was working on an interesting research piece on goods moving through the UK border. I left the Government Digital Service in July. I’d been there almost four years and I started to feel like part of the furniture.

In August, I joined Australia’s Digital Transformation Office and moved out to Sydney. It’s been a whirlwind of an autumn (spring, over here!) as I’ve been doing lots of recruitment, working on the DTO’s transformation strategy and technology approach, and started building the DTO’s technology community.

I’ve had chance to travel a fair bit this year. I went to New York in the summer, which was brilliant. Whilst I’ve been in Australia, I’ve had also short breaks to the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore.

Over the festive season, I’ve spent some time reflecting. There’s a few things I want to do differently in 2016: