Personal blogging by Steph Gray, former digital agency founder and erstwhile bureaucrat


The Problem with WordPress

October 14, 2010

Linus’ Law says that, given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow. It’s one of the paradoxes of open source, community-driven software that we can know it is good on the strength of how much is known about its frailties. Simon Dickson opened and closed the first WordUp Whitehall event yesterday with a reminder that WordPress…

Come and Meet The Communities

September 16, 2010

Back in July, I mentioned an event I was planning to organise to help bring big online communities together with government and the marketing agencies who work for it, to help stimulate creative thinking about new ways to work together. Thanks to the great team at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, we now…

Be Brave

January 24, 2010

Photo credit: Sharon O’Dea Well, that’s another UK Gov Web Barcamp wrapped up, and #ukgc10 was a corker, not least thanks to the sterling efforts of Dave Briggs to organise the thing, and the generosity of Google in hosting us. It still impresses me that 120-odd people from all over the country would want to…