What is UKGovcamp?

UKGovcamp14 #UKGC14 - short film by Graham Higgins
  • Govcamps are:

    • free to attend
    • focused on attendee participation
    • relentlessly positive, constructive and creative
  • The rules are:

    • have fun
    • vote with your feet
    • let everyone speak
    • follow our code of conduct
  • On the day:

    After a quick introduction from the organisers, anyone can pitch a session. This is how we create the session grid (the agenda). You can view all the sessions online.


  • James Arthur Cattell

    @jaCattell | http://cattell.com/

    Attended my 1st UKGovCamp in 2011 when I was working in Birmingham City Council. The following year I created the online session grid at j.mp/ukgovcamp and have kept it updated since. Since 2013 I’ve volunteered and have been a lead organiser for the last couple of years.

  • Vanessa Williams


    Works at dxw (who kindly donate my time for helping find more sponsorship for Govcamp).

    Plays at acting and singing. Positive thinker and grateful just to be here. 

  • Amanda Smith


    I work at the Open Data Institute where I help people to make better use of data and create open culture in organisations. Before that, I worked in digital transformation and policy for the Home Office and Police. I’m passionate about building an open, fair and inclusive future. I believe you should sprinkle happiness, kindness and glitter over most things.

  • David Buck


    Working in Defra Data Transformation Programme @OpenDefra. Government romantic and lover of tea.

  • David Durant


    Working as a Senior Business Analyst in the Greater London Authority Digital team. Previously four years at the Government Digital Service. Hangs out at Citizen Beta. Interested in fixing gov and increasing democratic participation

  • Hugh Wells


    Freelance Software Engineer and Royal Holloway Student

  • Janet Hughes


    I like making things work better for people. Used to be part of @gdsteam, now taking a break while I work out what’s next. Bold, open, positive.

  • Mustafa Mohamed


    Interested in digital & energy / youth policies