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  • Young Rewired State Year 5: Everywhere and Hyperlocal

    Posted: 09/10/2012
    So the time has come when we are all itching for more Young Rewired State, and interestingly it seems that year 4-5 of this thing is when it all starts to get local. As you know, we like to try

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  • Types of hack day

    Posted: 07/05/2012
    A year ago I wrote a blog post: What’s the point of a hack day? You probably need to scan that and this one: What is a hack day?

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  • National Hack the Government, 2012

    Posted: 02/05/2012
    National Hack the Government Day — which took place on the 23rd — has a special place for Rewired State, the data community, Government and citizens. The first NHTG day took place a few months before the launch of data.gov.uk, and has since required the use of at least one dataset from at least one public authority.

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  • The dilemma of scaling a social organisation, with commercial bits…

    Posted: 31/01/2012
    … and not becoming a complete dick

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  • YRS at Learning Without Frontiers 2012

    Posted: 26/01/2012
    Seven YRS developers woo educationalists with disruptive coding whilst their educations are sold.

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  • Press release for Rewired State: Parliament

    Posted: 07/11/2011
    Spectacular display at REWIRED STATE: Parliament weekend hack. Coders show off their awe-inspiring prototypes to a dazzled jury from Parliament.

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  • Nurturing our own talent

    Posted: 15/09/2011
    I find myself in a bitter-sweet position with regards to Young Rewired State next year.

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  • How to initiate kids (or anyone) in coding

    Posted: 13/09/2011
    This post is a follow on from the one I wrote about how we need to start teaching children to code in their junior years (Year 5 is my stab in the dark).

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  • Year 8 is too late

    Posted: 12/09/2011
    To be honest, finding developers of any age or gender, willing, talented and happy to either volunteer their time or give up a weekend (even if it is paid) to help government or organisations as they emerge blinking into the open digital world, is challenging enough.

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  • Working with developers

    Posted: 11/09/2011
    Frustration is never a good reason to write a blog post...

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  • Future of Rewired State / Young Rewired State (update)

    Posted: 24/08/2011
    As many of you will be aware, we have benefitted for the last seven months from the Guardian giving us a home and some support, whilst we shared the rewards of the successes Rewired State realised.

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  • Agile decision-making?

    Posted: 28/04/2011

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  • In defence of Agile

    Posted: 27/04/2011
    Like several others, yesterday we read from a City Lawyer telling us that Agile is not suitable for Government.

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  • National Hack the Government Day 2011

    Posted: 28/03/2011
    Well, here we all are, back at work after a weekend that saw hundreds of thousands March for the Alternative through central London.

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  • A small update March 2011

    Posted: 01/03/2011
    Well it has all been rather busy here at Rewired State, good busy though.

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  • Rewired State: DotGovLabs Developer Challenge

    Posted: 13/12/2010
    This past weekend, the 11th and 12th December - just over 30 Rewired State developers met at the Guardian to see if we could all work together to meet some challenges.

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  • YRS-2010 Roundup

    Posted: 11/08/2010
    A short essay on Young Rewired State 2010…

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  • Young Rewired State 2010 2nd – 6th August

    Posted: 02/06/2010
    This year we are going to be running a slightly different event that is essentially a hack week for young developers across the country to go and build visualisations, digital and/or non-digital products using government data, alongside working devs in businesses across the UK.

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  • DotGovLabs and National Hack The Gov Day 2010

    Posted: 22/03/2010
    Having spent weeks building up to an event, or two in this case, it’s very easy to be so exhausted, as you start back on your day job, you don’t manage to do the follow up work.

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  • Rewired State: Justice & Home Affairs

    Posted: 12/03/2010
    Yesterday 10 Rewired State developers (including two of our young rewired staters) hacked on Home Office and Ministry of Justice data for a few increasingly panicked hours (panicked because of time restraints 10am until 4pm).

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  • Rewired State: 2010

    Posted: 15/02/2010
    Hello from Rewired State, it’s been a while, but we’re back.

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  • Royal Mail threatens legal action on improving our country

    Posted: 07/10/2009
    Do we live in a society that brings the might of the judicial system crashing down on those who use their talents to provide free public services in their own time, often filling market failures far better than the Government?

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  • Young Rewired State round-up

    Posted: 03/09/2009
    Our guests were far more efficient than we were at writing up the happenings at Young Rewired State on the 22nd and 23rd August 2009.

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  • Young Rewired State

    Posted: 03/07/2009
    After some silence from Rewired State, we can finally announce one of the projects we’ve been working on behind the scenes.

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  • Rewired State at the EU

    Posted: 27/03/2009
    I’ve just got back from a holiday with a week away from the internet, but while my writing about it paused, Rewired State keeps moving faster and faster, so there’s a few updates to come.

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