Weeknotes S03 Ep06

The wind-down No not wind, WIND! Oh, nevermind. Overarching feeling of the week This was my last full week in DATT. After almost three years I’ll soon be moving on to a new role at GDS. As it goes when you move to a new role, this week has been a bit mixed because I’ve handed…

AI OK — what happened next?

How I went about solving my problem A few weeks ago I wrote a little blog about queries I had after a request came my way from a team wanting to use an AI tool. You can read more about it here: I thought it might be helpful to blog about what happened next, or rather,…

Weeknotes S03 Ep05

Imagine this lady is talking about me, last week. The Comedown Overarching feeling of the week I should know by now not to compare weeks with one another; they are like children, all different. In comparison to the elation of last week I think the only suitable word to describe this one is: meh. Tyler Durden knows…

Weeknotes S3 Ep03

Did you miss me? Overarching feeling of the week I probably went back to work too soon after being off ill with a cold/flu/fever thing which seemed to mutate daily and eventually became a pretty nasty chest infection. It meant that there were no weeknotes last week because nobody wants to read about my coughing, spluttering and…

AI OK?

Can AI COTS ever be OK for government? (Apologies for the acronym-heavy sub-head. For the purposes of this blog, AI = Artificial Intelligence, COTS = Commercial off the shelf software. I’m sorry, forgive me, I am a civil servant). Last week I was approached by a colleague who wanted to understand how they might use…

Weeknotes S3 Ep02

And what do you do? Overarching feeling of the week Never trust someone who tells you they’re too busy and makes a big fuss about it. But, god. I am busy. On top of doing my day job, I’ve been: on-boarding our graduate trainer, Nim, bringing my replacement, Chris, into the fray, my fellow BPs (and all…

Weeknotes S03 Ep01

End of days Hello and happy 2018! I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year break. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you had a rest, and you didn’t get flu and had a walk somewhere pretty, and enjoyed many cheeses. Cheese. I hope Christmas and New Year didn’t make you feel…

Weeknotes S02 Retrospective

So, what’s the point of all this then? Data.weeknotes Total Words: 11,406 (2,565 less than S01) Most used words: people (42) team (59) good (54) thinking (35) Most mentions: Dan (17! Thats 1.7 appearances per episode) Made using tag crowd and scribbled on with my apple pencil. Most read: Episode 7 Least read: Episode 3 (but has…

Weeknotes S2Ep10

Season two finalé! That’s right. It’s over already. Overarching feeling of the week Well, I feel like there should be some big bang moment here what with it being the season finalé but in reality it was a fine week. Just fine. Pretty normal. Kinda boring actually. Sorry. …tumbleweed… I had two busy days where I had a…

Weeknotes S2Ep09

High highs and low lows. Overarching feeling of the week Another busy week with a fair bit of running around, and a strange feeling that I can’t quite put my finger on. Achievements On Thursday I brought together two teams who are doing almost the same thing to talk about how one could possibly reuse the other’s…