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Why on earth sponsor an Unconference?

Not everyone chooses to disclose their rank

No hard-sell I’ve never really thought about ‘why’ sponsors sponsor unconferences – I’m just glad they do. At each event I do the rounds of the stands, gratefully grabbing my share of the mugs, pens, t shirts, special offers and

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Posted in apps, BluelightCamp, Events, Open Data, Social Media, Technology, Twitter, Unconference, weekly blog club

HOW TO GET AHEAD IN GOVCAMPING

HOW TO GET AHEAD IN GOVCAMPING

This isn’t a ‘how-to’ blog post at all. I just wanted to use the title. UKGovCamp13: A Fab event Steph and Dave did their usual marvellous job, making UKGovCamp appear effortless, with it passing off without a hitch (well, second

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Posted in Events, UKGC13, Unconference, weekly blog club

Blue Light Camp: Coming in from the cold

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It’s been a bit quiet on the BlueLightCamp blog recently. Apart from Sasha’s post last week, nothing since November. But that doesn’t mean no activity – on the contrary. Hartley Wintney fire brigade members on board their fire engine in

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Getting the measure of social media

Small blue bird and measure

Must we measure? In November, Emer Coleman asked: Social media – Must we measure? In a fascinating post, Emer discusses how tricky it is to present the benefits of social media in traditional business cases. Emer argues that: Making a business case

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Posted in Facebook, LocalGov, Open Data, Social Media, Technology, UKGC13, Unconference, weekly blog club

Doing more with digital

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Uk GovCamp It’s just over a year since I attended THE annual event for people interested in public sector digital tech: UK GovCamp. I raved blogged about it here. According to organisers Steph Gray (Helpful Technology) and Dave Briggs (KindofDigital):

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Posted in Events, Social Media, Technology, UKGC13, Unconference, weekly blog club

BlueLight Camp: Post of posts

Some of the words used during introductions at BlueLightCamp

Planning for BlueLight Camp 2013 is well under way, and more information will be published about the event on the BlueLightCamp site shortly. In the meantime, I thought it worth highlighting some of the articles written about the first BlueLight Camp, held

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Posted in blogging, BluelightCamp, Events, Social Media, Technology, Unconference, weekly blog club

Backblogs and Foreblogs

I try to write something once a week for WeeklyBlogClub. I don’t always succeed. I know that some bloggers can produce a quality post in only a few minutes, but I’m not one of them (although I live in hope).

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A ‘Sociable’ Enterprise?

Last week, in a post for Weekly Blog Club, I wrote about the new iPad, and how I use it for work. Phil Jewitt kindly mentioned my post on Twitter, and a we chatted about how weeklyblogclubbers possess all sorts of qualities

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Posted in Social Media, Twitter, weekly blog club

New Starts and Looking Forward

Right. No more excuses. There are only so many times I can sharpen and rearrange my metaphorical pencils. This is my first blog post for 2012. Or, to put it another way, my fifth blog post ever. It’s dedicated to

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