This post was originally published on the Videofrog blog. You should step out of your comfort zone and try something new and different, that was me on Saturday taking part in the first #HackWinchester event. Based at the University of Winchester the event was organised by the University, Winchester City Council and AHA Digital. It was the follow-up event to #unconference which … Read more #HackWinchester – technology, data and Playdoh
There are just a few days until Hack Winchester! Here’s a bit more info on what’s happening. What is it A community hack When is it Saturday 8th September, 9am to 6pm Where is it Winchester Business School, West Downs Campus, Romsey Rd, Winchester, SO22 5HT. More info Social networking Twitter Hashtag: #hackwinchester Twitter list … Read more Hack Winchester: Information for participants
In case you’re visiting this site for the first time, here’s a quick recap: Winchester City Council held its first ever unconference in May – it was awesome. Lots more about that on the blog. Unconference participants identified three priorities they would like to see addressed at a community hack event. These are: Supporting local … Read more Next steps for Hack Winchester!
In just under a month’s time – on Saturday 8th September 2018 – Winchester City Council and the University of Winchester are holding Hack Winchester! It is a hack event, so the emphasis is on ‘doing’ rather than talking. You are invited! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have strong data or technical skills – … Read more Hack Winchester!
This is a quick post to share some of the initial output from the Winchester Business Unconference, which was on Wednesday 9th May 2018, hosted by Winchester City Council. Session Grid The Session Grid includes links to all the individual session documents, and any associated live-blog posts and related ideas on CitizenLab. Tweeters All the tweets … Read more Winchester Unconference – output, links and thanks!
…everything happens somewhere, that’s geography. It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t have an inherent x, y, or z value – and that includes the businesses that exist in our towns and cities throughout GB. So, with that in mind, I’m keen to raise awareness around the positive impact that location data can play … Read more I’m not local but…
Getting into Good Trouble I am very excited about the Winchester Unconference. This is because the last unconference I went to got me into a lot of trouble. Good trouble that is. This was the BluelightCamp 2014, hosted by Ordnance Survey in Southampton. I went along as one of the organisers said it would be … Read more Getting in to ‘Good Trouble’ at the Winchester Unconference
Having been to many conferences over the years, you get to witness the good, the bad and the uncomfortable…panelists, facilitated discussions, ted talks, predefined agendas, topics and the networking opportunities. Of course, all these events are fun and educational and have enabled us to make important, worthwhile connections. However, in the same breath perhaps you … Read more ‘Unconferences’ and Innovative Ideas……..
An unconference is a novel concept – it implies the inverse of everything we’ve come to expect from business-oriented events. The plethora of organisations attending the Winchester Unconference are preparing for the unique opportunity it presents to participate in the question: How can Winchester be a premier business location? Thanks to the recent spate of … Read more Unconference: Be a Voice for the Voluntary Sector
Last week I had the pleasure of guest hosting #HampshireHour. In case you’re not already familiar with it, #HampshireHour is a weekly, hour-long chat on Twitter every Tuesday evening 8-9pm. It’s very informal and to join in all you need to do is tweet using the #HampshireHour hashtag. It’s a great opportunity for businesses to connect … Read more Reflections on guest-hosting #HampshireHour