Conference

The conference starts at 11:00, after the welcome. Attendees are free to move between the hackathon and conference as they wish, or break out for social.

11:30 - 12:30

Introduction to Web Design

  • By: James Brooks (@_jbrks)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Web
  • Room: T2 (+1)
  • Format: workshop
  • Prerequisites: have a laptop

What is geo data and how to get the most from it

  • By: James Milner, Ordnance Survey (@jameslmilner)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Geo
  • Room: T3 (+1)
  • Format: talk followed by questions
  • Prerequisites: none

Team building

  • By: Rebel Labs Team (@_rebellabs)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Teams
  • Room: Auditorium (-1)
  • Format: workshop
  • Prerequisites: none

12:30 - 13:30

Introduction to APIs

  • By: Jessica Rose, DreamFactory (@jesslynnrose)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16APIs
  • Room: T2 (+1)
  • Format: talk
  • Prerequisites: none

The Parliamentary Digital Service from the inside

  • By: Dan Barrett, Parliamentary Digital Service (@dasbarrett)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16PDS
  • Room: T3 (+1)
  • Format: discussion
  • Prerequisites: none

Writing user stories

  • By: Lily Dart (@lily_dart)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Story
  • Room: Auditorium (-1)
  • Format: workshop
  • Prerequisites: better if you come with project ideas

14:30 - 15:30

Version control for everybody

  • By: Vitor Monteiro, GitHub (@bitoiu)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16VCS (VCS = Version Control System)
  • Room: T2 (+1)
  • Format: talk followed by questions
  • Prerequisites: none

Creating a digital strategy in your teams

  • By: Tracy Green (@greentrac)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Digi
  • Room: T3 (+1)
  • Format: discussion
  • Prerequisites: none

15:30 - 16:30

How does government data become 'open'?

  • By: Antonio Acuña, data.gov.uk (@AntonioAcunaR)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Data
  • Room: T2 (+1)
  • Format: discussion
  • Prerequisites: none

Communication of the future

  • By: Phil Nash, Twilio (@philnash)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Comms
  • Room: T3 (+1)
  • Format: workshop
  • Prerequisites: have a laptop, signup for Cloud 9 and Twilio first (free Twilio credit in the 'Tools to Use' section)

16:30 - 17:30

Thinking about your users

  • By: Laurence Berry, FutureGov (@Laurence_Berry)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16UX (UX = User Experience)
  • Room: T2 (+1)
  • Format: workshop
  • Prerequisites: none

Enabling skills exchange for stronger communities

  • By: Julia Higginbottom, Rebel Labs (@gabysslave)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Skills
  • Room: T3 (+1)
  • Format: discussion
  • Prerequisites: none

17:30 - 18:30

Lightning talks

  • By: Volunteers on the spot
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Bolt
  • Room: Auditorium (-1)
  • Format: talks
  • Prerequisites: none

Datopolis

  • By: Ellen Broad, Open Data Institute (@ellenbroad)
  • Hashtag: #UKGH16Game
  • Room: T4 (+1)
  • Format: game
  • Prerequisites: none