Hacking the North

Last month, I headed up to Manchester for Hack the North – I love taking part in hackathons, especially if they are dedicated to social good and solving important problems. It’s a fun way to meet and work with new people, co-create and build stuff together. Also, it was my first time in Manchester, so […]

Introducing Israt

Hello, I am Israt and I am the newest designer to join dxw digital! Before joining dxw, I was working as a front-end visual designer, in a multi-disciplinary team for a media company working on in-house and commercial agile brands for Automotive, Technology, Current Affairs and Lifestyle. Prior to my previous employment, I acquired a […]

Preparing to deliver an outcome with a DOS supplier

We’ve blogged previously about digital opportunities and ways to engage the market to make sure your procurement gets the best pitches from the most appropriate suppliers. We’ve developed our thinking on this through lots of conversations with other suppliers and with buyers. We’ve also drawn on our extensive experience of going through the procurement process […]

Waltham Forest Hackathon

Another week, another hackathon, this time in Waltham Forest which will be the first London Borough of Culture in 2019. The hackathon is the last event in Waltham Forest Council’s Digital Month. dxw digital joined a group of local developers and designers to work on the first Map of Culture, mapping the borough’s cultural hotspots. […]

Product People North

Last Friday I spent a day in Leeds, attending Product People North. It was a nice excuse to go and see dxw digital’s new second home city, and also gave me the opportunity to catch up with some people I haven’t seen in a while and meet some new ones too. I like events like […]

Silicon Milkroundabout 2018

We’re looking forward to attending SMR, a tech-specific recruitment held at The Old Truman Brewery on 24-25 November. The event is spread over the course of the weekend; Saturday being dedicated to product, design and marketing, while Sunday is aimed at data science and developers. As we’re hiring for multiple roles, we’ll be there all weekend. On Saturday […]

#CauseAScene Conference 2018

Last month, dxw digital had the pleasure of sponsoring the first #CauseAScene conference. It is a part of our Diversity & Inclusion initiative to create awareness of job opportunities for marginalized people and to gain a better insight into obstacles they have faced and what they’ve done to try and make a difference. Kim Crayton, the main organiser […]

UX Brighton: Advancing Research

Earlier this month, a few of us from the user research team went on a seaside field trip for UX Brighton. The conference theme was ‘Advancing Research’, a topic very relevant to our work at dxw digital, so here are a few thoughts from the conference. 1. We need to go beyond user needs  Whilst […]

Flying the flag for agile development

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the UK ship register. You might know it if you have a yacht or a dingy. The register isn’t just for boats in the UK though. Large commercial vessels that sail around the world still have a home country for whom they “fly the flag”- and […]

Local Government as a Platform

Last week we were lucky enough to be able to talk at the Public Sector Digital Transformation Forum about Local Government as a Platform, and more specifically, using GOV.UK Pay in local government services. The phrase Government as a Platform is not universally understood, The Government Digital Service describes it as: … a new way […]