Guidance

Propose an open standards challenge

Anyone can raise a challenge to start the process of choosing an open standard. This is currently done via GitHub.

The process of selecting cross-government open standards is transparent and open to everyone.

Suggest a challenge to tell us where using open standards might solve a current problem or improve an existing service. You may include a particular standard as a possible solution when making your suggestion.

You can also comment on others’ suggestions, and they’ll be able to comment on yours.

If you already have a GitHub account

To suggest a challenge you need to:

  • click the ‘suggest a challenge’ link to go to the ‘open-standards’ page in the ‘issues’ tab on GitHub
  • click on ‘new issue’ in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  • write your challenge and click ‘submit new issue’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen

If you don’t have a GitHub account

You need to create a GitHub account before you can suggest a challenge. You need to:

  • click the ‘create a GitHub account’ link to go to the ‘create an account’ page on GitHub
  • follow the 3 steps to create an account which will take you to the home screen
  • use the search bar at the top of the home screen to look for ‘open-standards’
  • click on the first result ‘alphagov/open-standards’ which will take you to the ‘open-standards <>code’ page
  • select the second tab called ‘issues’
  • click on ‘new issue’ in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  • write your challenge and click ‘submit new issue’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen

You can look at the lists of challenge suggestions before suggesting a challenge.

About Github

GitHub is a code hosting platform where you can create and review code. It helps version control and collaboration on your coding projects.

Published 12 July 2017