The Apprentice at Public-i

Grady Taylor - Public-i's first apprentice - has written this blog post about his first few months of apprentice life.  The days are long now... From an average college student studying Information Technology three days a week to working full-time as Public-i’s first apprentice service desk officer at nineteen years old is no small step, more like a ...

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Big Block of Cheese Day

Yesterday was Big Block of Cheese Day. For those of you who don’t know what that is, here’s a potted history: In 1837, in the foyer of Andrew Jackson’s White House, was placed a 1,400lb block of cheese. All who were hungry were invited to come to the White House and take a piece, regardless of ...

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The Traditional New Year Message

What is it about January that inspires people to make resolutions? The first month of the year is named after Janus - the Roman god of beginnings and transitions - and when combined with the excesses of the festive period, this triggers all kinds of resolutions; some personal, some professional, most abandoned after a few ...

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The curve: My first six months at Public-i and what I’ve learned

It’s already six months since I took up my post at Public-i and it seems like a good time to reflect on what we’ve done and what I’ve learnt. First things first, get to know the people. I think I’ve now got a pretty good grip on what makes most of the people tick (and it’s ...

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Open policy making in the real world

In this series of blogs, Siobhan Farrell has been discussing the state of open policy in 2015. So far we have looked at what open policy making is and what its success criteria are. This time, we take a quick look at three examples of successful open policy. The obvious place to start is with a ...

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