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Futurology at UKGC14?

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UKGC14 I’m writing this just a few days before UKGovCamp 2014, which is on Saturday 25th January 2014. If you’re going and haven’t already read UKGovcamp14: be prepared, do take a look, as it’s the practical info for attendees (including ARRIVE EARLY…BRING COFFEE). Futurology I’ve

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Posted in Social Media, Technology, UKGC14, Unconference, weekly blog club

UKGovCamp – Looking Forward not Back

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Hurray! It’s nearly time for UKGovCamp – the awesome unconference where people from across UK public services give up a day of their own time to share, challenge, innovate, network, and socialise. #UKGC14 This year’s event is on Saturday 25th January,

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Posted in Events, UKGC13, UKGC14, Unconference, weekly blog club

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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Posted in BluelightCamp, Events, LocalGov, Open Data, Social Media, Technology, 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

A local GDS, for Local People

Are you local?

In case you aren’t familiar with it, GDS is the acronym for the Government Digital Service, which was set-up by the Cabinet Office to ‘transform’ government digital services. GDS is responsible for – amongst other things – the single government domain.

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Posted in apps, LocalGov, Sociable Enterprise, Technology, weekly blog club, WordPress

Unconferences: Good, Bad or Ugly?

This is the second part of a joint effort by Sasha Taylor and Mark Braggins. In this post we talk about two topics we’re finding difficult to keep entirely separate: #lgovsm (a weekly chat on Twitter for Local Gov social media

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Reflections on events

Over the last year or so I’ve attended a bunch of ‘unconference‘ events. In this post I thought I’d take a look back at some of them. All events have something worth sharing, and most I’ve attended have had shed-loads; I’ve therefore

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Posted in Events, Technology, Twitter