How we helped Camden Council
Working remotely to review code bases and advise on technical direction, for Camden Council, London.
Camden Council are one of London's largest councils. Serving the people of the London borough of Camden, they have been embracing tech as a way to reduce costs and serve more people in a better way.
Code review and technical direction
We worked with Camden Council to review two code bases, to understand what practices and features could be useful in future projects, and share some general technical guideance to ensure projects were complying with the spirit of the Local Digital Declaration.
The technical reports included manual code and documentation review, along with putting projects through security, accessibility, and performance testing. The findings in the report were written to be useful to a non-developer audience.
To compile the general technical guidance we organised meetings with members of the Camden team and conducted some desk research using the spirit of the Service Manual and the Local Digital Declaration as guiding points.
The work that the team at Tosbourn is doing is essential to developing and delivering our digital strategy.
Digital has been key to how Camden has addressed the challenges of the past year and with their expert guidance we hope to build on that experience to address many more of our resident and local business needsLouise Brown, Lead Delivery Manager
I worked with Toby and Elaine on several projects for Camden Council, first as a client and later as a freelancer through their agency. Both times, I was impressed with the collaborative effort they applied to problem-solving. They are not only knowledgeable in their field but also very friendly and down to earth. The team went above and beyond to make everyone feel at ease and ensure we all felt included, no matter what technical background we had. As a designer, I was able to communicate and work with them easily in order to develop user-centred products and services. They are excellent communicators and like to keep everyone in the loop about progress so that everything gets done quickly and obstacles are swiftly removed. They also made a lot of valuable suggestions and offered alternatives that enhanced the user experience. It was truly a great experience, and I look forward to working with them again in the future.Mar Murube, Lead Designer
Some of the technologies we used to help Camden Council;
- Ruby on Rails
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