Postbureaucrat

Personal blogging by Steph Gray, founder of Helpful Digital and erstwhile bureaucrat

Tag: transparency

Taking government APIs seriously

October 27, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a Monday afternoon at a stakeholder event hosted by the Cabinet Office’s Transparency team on their Making Open Data Real consultation, with an interesting crowd of developers and users of public data products. We spent three hours pondering our thoughts on how greater use of open data might…

Good and bad transparency

June 2, 2010

I’m trying to work out why I’m uneasy about the recent announcement of the transparency revolution sweeping Whitehall. It’s not as if I’m a civil servant any more with a vested interest to conceal. As a developer, and an SME hoping to win public sector work, and a taxpayer, you’d think I’d be cock-a-hoop that…