#HackWinchester – technology, data and Playdoh

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

Hack Winchester: Information for participants

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

Winchester Unconference – output, links and thanks!

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

I’m not local but…

…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

Getting in to ‘Good Trouble’ at the Winchester Unconference

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

‘Unconferences’ and Innovative Ideas……..

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

Unconference: Be a Voice for the Voluntary Sector

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