Week 9

I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t been a very busy week at GDS.

On Monday, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office will be completing their move to GOV.UK, and over the last few months Mainstream have been building various tools and products, including Travel Advice, Legalisation and a whole host of new smart answers for help when abroad. This week has been mainly spent wrapping things up. I modified transaction-wrappers to support multiple EPDQ accounts, and added monitoring alerts for the asset-manager.

On Tuesday night, I went along to the Confab Fringe meetup, where Neil was talking about Inside Government. Whilst I thought the three talks were really interesting, the breakout bit of the evening seemed to lack any depth and reminded me a little of The Thick of It.

And finally, last night I braved the rain with Dai at Television Centre to watch Madness play a set outside. The atmosphere was great, and I took a few photos.