• Eman El-Fayomi and Jennifer Fletcher
    February 15, 2018
    When Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) came to us with the idea of opening up access to EnerGuide data, the solution seemed pretty obvious — build an ‘Application Programming Interface’ (API) that would allow users to query the EnerGuide data; but first, we had to validate whether this proposed solution was the way to go.
  • Dave Samojlenko and Sean Boots
    January 29, 2018
    Getting hands-on feedback from users is the best way to improve a digital product. All of the strategy meetings, planning, and requirements-gathering that are typical steps in developing software in government can’t compare to the experience of actually having people test what you build.
  • Dave Samojlenko, Developer
    January 16, 2018
    We recently received some feedback through our Github repository regarding the accessibility of the “hero” images we use on some pages of our website, including the blog posts.
  • Meera Makim Cunningham, Internal Operations
    January 9, 2018
    There’s a lot of interest on how we are recruiting and staffing up a digital services team that can hit the ground running and help solve service challenges across the Government. This is why I am super excited to be writing a blog post about our hiring practices at CDS.
  • Mario Garneau, Delivery, and Wendy Luciani, Partnerships
    December 7, 2017
    During our engagement sessions, people told us that the government needed to identify ways to enable non-traditional players to work with government and co-create solutions.