UKGovCamp 2012 – your thoughts, please!

Steph and I are already starting our planning for the next big UKGovCamp event, which will be held in January 2012 in London as per usual.

This time though we are hoping to do something slightly different, with the incorporation of an extra day into the proceedings.

We see this as being a ‘doing things’ day. Not explicitly a hack day, though, because we see that there’s a load of valuable activity that could be done that doesn’t involve building apps or websites.

So, a doing things day session might be some simple training on creating your own self hosted WordPress site; or maybe getting a bunch of people to collaborate on building a wiki of great case studies of social media use in the public sector.

It’s basically providing a more practical version of the talkie sessions that tend to happen at GovCamps normally.

So… the usual GovCamp unconference will happen on the weekend of Saturday 21st of January. What we need to know is what days people would prefer to do. Friday and Saturday? Saturday and Sunday? Sunday and Monday?

Let us know on this poll, or in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “UKGovCamp 2012 – your thoughts, please!

  1. Dominic Campbell

    Hi Dave

    Yep sounds like a good idea to me! It worked very well when we ran http://citycamp.co.uk last year (with 400 people in total over 3 days and over 100 coming to all 3 days) and ditto a bunch of other citycamp and opengov camps that are happening around the world.

    Tonnes of potential. Good luck!

    1. Dave Post author

      Thanks buddy! CityCamp a definite inspiration here, although we didn’t dare try for 3 full days! 😉

  2. Lesley

    We’re going to try to incorporate a ‘doing things’ bit into ScotGovCamp this year – no idea how as yet…but I’ll let you know when we’ve figured it out 🙂

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