7 episodes

Talking About a More Digital Government is a podcast by Code for Australia. We'll hear from respected voices within government and the civic tech space about work they're undertaking and a wide array of topics pertaining to digital transformation, and the future of technology and design in government.

Talking About a More Digital Government Code for Australia

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Talking About a More Digital Government is a podcast by Code for Australia. We'll hear from respected voices within government and the civic tech space about work they're undertaking and a wide array of topics pertaining to digital transformation, and the future of technology and design in government.

    Women in Digital & Technology

    Women in Digital & Technology

    Today is International Women’s Day, and we’re taking this opportunity to speak with three amazing women working in civic tech. We hear from Kyreena Hay, a Developer and Service Designer who has worked in the public sector as well as for various NGOs; Michelle Cabanela — Principle Product Manager at Service NSW, and Cassitie Galliott, Code for Australia’s Head of Delivery and People.

    Read more on this episode's accompanying blog: https://bit.ly/3pO3CI7

    Credits and thank yous:
    The show is hosted by Esther Semo and Sean Hua. Podcast artwork designed by Nigel Moyes with illustrations by Indah Ibrahim. Music by Daniel Semo.

    This episode is brought to you by Code for Australia
    Code for Australia are a for-purpose organisation working in collaboration with public sector teams and the tech community to help create a world class digital government

    • 35 min
    Best Civic Tech Projects of 2021

    Best Civic Tech Projects of 2021

    In this episode we hear from the folks at Design System AU, who are keeping the Australian Government Design System alive via a community initiative; we’ll hear from Ken Tsang, creator of COVID-19 Near Me; as well as the folks at Civic Makers, a volunteer led initiative who are helping councils solve big problems.

    Credits and thank yous:
    The show is hosted by Esther Semo and Sean Hua. Consulting producer is Daniel Semo. Podcast artwork designed by Nigel Moyes with illustrations by Indah Ibrahim. Music by Daniel Semo. 

    This episode is brought to you by Code for Australia
    Code for Australia are a for-purpose organisation working in collaboration with public sector teams and the tech community to help create a world class digital government

    • 37 min
    Circular Economy in Government

    Circular Economy in Government

    We speak with Lisa McClean, CEO of Circular NSW and Cate Turner, Manager Data Insights & Intelligence Sustainability Victoria about government initiatives in the circular economy space.

    Credits and thank yous:
    The show is hosted by Esther Semo and Sean Hua. Consulting producer is Daniel Semo. Podcast artwork designed by Nigel Moyes with illustrations by Indah Ibrahim. Music by Daniel Semo. 

    This episode is brought to you by Code for Australia
    Code for Australia are a for-purpose organisation working in collaboration with public sector teams and the tech community to help create a world class digital government

    • 35 min
    Damon Rees - CEO of Service New South Wales

    Damon Rees - CEO of Service New South Wales

    We speak with Damon Rees, the Chief Executive Officer of Service NSW. Damon has led his team through some unprecedented times, from the horrific bushfires that have swept our nation, through to the current pandemic. All the while Service NSW have managed to innovate their ways of working and share their learnings along the way. We speak with Damon about what makes the team successful, the role digital has in service provision, and much more.


    For a full transcript and links to the resources mentioned, head to this post


    Credits and thank yous:
    The show is hosted by Esther Semo and Sean Hua. Consulting producer is Daniel Semo. Podcast artwork designed by Nigel Moyes with illustrations by Indah Ibrahim. Music by Daniel Semo. 

    This episode is brought to you by Code for Australia
    Code for Australia are a for-purpose organisation working in collaboration with public sector teams and the tech community to help create a world class digital government

    • 31 min
    Design in Government

    Design in Government

    We’re talking about design in government: how it can be implemented, what the benefits are, and how it can de-risk projects.
    We speak to Sarah Hurcombe, who was most recently Director of Human-centred design in Commissioning New South Wales, and has been a change agent within various government bodies here in Australia as well as in the United Kingdom. We also chat to Jo Szczepanska, who has years of experience in design and is currently a Service Designer at the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria.


    For a full transcript and links to the resources mentioned and for more information head to this post.


    Credits and thank yous:
    The show is hosted by Esther Semo and Sean Hua. Consulting producer is Daniel Semo. Podcast artwork designed by Nigel Moyes with illustrations by Indah Ibrahim. Music by Daniel Semo. 

    This episode is brought to you by Code for Australia
    Code for Australia are a for-purpose organisation working in collaboration with public sector teams and the tech community to help create a world class digital government

    • 32 min
    Rules as Code: Making Policies Machine Readable

    Rules as Code: Making Policies Machine Readable

    Summary:
    In this episode we speak to the incredible Pia Andrews - who is currently working for Service Canada - about Rules as Code, an approach to creating and publishing policies in a machine readable way. We also talk to Liam McCann from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Ram Parameswaran a Code for Australia Fellow who are both  currently working on a Rules as Code project.

    Transcript:
    The full transcript of the episode is available here.

    Resources Mentioned:
    Cracking the Code by OECD
    Rules as Code Part 1 and Part 2 by Canadian School of Public Service
    Rules as Code Case Study from New Zealand by Tom Barraclough
    Community Gaming Regulation in NSW
    New Zealand Public Service Act 2020
    Rules as Code Wiki
    We need to recode the rules of government by Pia Andrews & Tim De Sousa
    Rules as Code in 2020: The Year in Review by Tim de Sousa

    Credits and thank yous:
    The show is hosted by Esther Semo and Sean Hua. Consulting producer is Daniel Semo.  Podcast artwork designed by Nigel Moyes with illustrations by Indah Ibrahim. Music by Daniel Semo.
    This episode is brought to you by Code for Australia
    Code for Australia are a for-purpose organisation working in collaboration with public sector teams and the tech community to help create a world class digital government. To find out more about Code for Australia head here 
    Want to be a guest on this podcast?
    We’re always looking for folks working in civic tech and government to speak with about themes you're encountering or work being done. If you’re keen to have a chat to us contact us at info@codeforaustralia.org 

    • 46 min

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