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Saying goodbye to UK government

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Monday marked my last day working on the UK government’s digital services, after two and a half years. It has been an amazing experience, and I’ll really miss it, but it’s time for a new adventure (more on that soon!).

I always seem to start drafts of posts like this when I pass a significant milestone, and most never see the light of day as I try to do the event proper justice and the pressure piles on. So I’m going to keep this one short and sweet.

Over the last 2½ years, I’ve:

  • worked with some exceptionally talented people
  • made a couple of real friends
  • taken countless walks to the Amble Inn coffee shop for a latte and a chat
  • laughed a lot
  • learned a lot
  • helped turn a neglected and wouldn’t-touch-it-with-a-bargepole product into one to be really proud of
  • enjoyed teaching HTML, accessibility, CSS, and prototyping in code
  • shared the shock and sadness of losing a close colleague suddenly
  • worked in a centre that truly cares about its people, whether civil servants or contractors; a team is a team!

Thanks for having me!

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