Tag Archives: Unconference

BlueLight Camp: Post of posts

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 … Continue reading

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A local GDS, for Local People

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. … Continue reading

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The rise of the unconference

An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and organisation. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Puffin Island (IslandGovCamp)

There was barely a cloud in the sky during the whole of IslandGovCamp. Gorgeous weather prevailed throughout. In the absence of real clouds, I decided to make one instead and make it colourful and interactive. Most of the words are clickable … Continue reading

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BlueLightCamp: Weekend Camping (Pt1)

First thing in the morning on Sunday 15th April there was barely a cloud in the sky above Manchester. The sun shone, the sky was blue, and I was off camping.  It was a few miles walk to the camp … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Camping without the tents: UK GovCamp 2012

I spent Friday and Saturday in London at UK GovCamp 2012, or #UKGC12 as it’s known on Twitter. It was an “unconference” with no prepared agenda. If you aren’t familiar with unconferences, Steph Gray gives a good description in his November … Continue reading

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