Open Source Lead, Government Digital Service
Anna Shipman is Open Source Lead at the Government Digital Service. She is a technical architect and software developer. Prior to her Open Source role, she led the Government PaaS team, building a platform to host government services, and was a technical architect on GOV.UK.
She is a big fan of Perl, Vagrant, DevOps and Open Source.
Coding in the Open in Government
In the past few years much of the code written in government has been either written in the open or later published under open source licences. This has been a huge transformation from the previous government culture. Anna is Open Source Lead and will talk about how this transformation has happened, what it means in practice and the benefits and challenges of coding in the open.