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Michael Brunton-Spall
Works at Government Digital Service
Attended University of Lincoln
Lived in Hull, UK
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Myself and Cathy now have matching T-Shirts. Yay!
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That's +Amanda Brunton for the linkage :)
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Ha ha ha. Arti was determined to not enjoy himself here!
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Aristotle was trying to indicate he had the hump, but secretly enjoyed being in the police car and wearing the policemans helmet!
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I've spoken to +Paul Kinlan at least twice, and I think he might even know my name!
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Electro Magnetic Wave - the hackers conference on a boat, was great fun.  As always once it got going I forgot to take any pictures, but here's the highlights from what I did take.
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This has been stuck in my head all day thanks to morning radio!
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Love this song, very catchy and it's very them 
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Is this where newspapers are going? Reading between the lines here, you get the impression that having Nate extend his journalism would offend the old guard to a point where it would have been a fight and a slog, so he went an easier route, and web friendly news organisation instead.
Why did Nate Silver decide to leave The New York Times and accept an offer from ESPN? That's the cause of great speculation in media circles at the moment. As has been noted elsewhere, there's no question that The Times made a big pitch to keep him and that the effort to do so involved ...
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Newspapers want to be saved but only on their own terms. Reminds me of the story about the man who drowned because he couldn't recognise the attempts at divine intervention to save him.
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Maple bacon muffins! It turns out I'm not a very good icing spreader. It just wouldn't stay flat.
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Peter and Chloe getting married
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I'm allowed to now actually announce that after 6 awesome years working for the Guardian, I'm moving on.
I'll be going to work as a Technical Architect for the Government Digital Service, as part of a team trying to make government more accessible to citizens.
This is an exciting and slightly terrifying and sad move for me, I absolutely love my workplace and colleagues, and I'll miss them terribly.
Going to work at GDS is going to be a big change for me and an exciting chance to work with some very clever people and improve the lives of millions.
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Good luck.  Hope you can make the world better for us citizens.
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  • Government Digital Service
    Software Architect, 2013 - present
  • Guardian Media Group
    Developer Advocate, 2007 - 2013
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Hull, UK - Cambridge, UK - Milton Keynes, UK - Harlow, UK
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This is my personal Google+ Account.

I am a software architect working for the Government Digital Service, part of the Cabinet Office of the UK Government.
Described by one of my coworkers as an unstoppable force of nature, I've been known to organise training , conferences and events, as well as my day to day work.
I tend to be strongly opinionated on various technical issues but appreciate that opinion being challenged when I'm wrong and I'm always happy to change my mind or opinion on something.
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  • University of Lincoln
    Computing, 1999 - 2002
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September 28