Posts Tagged: unconference

BlueLightCamp - The Unconference and Hackathon for Emergency Responders

BlueLightCamp- the Unconference for emergency responders and those who work with them - is back for a second year. The Unconference will be on Saturday 27th April, in Manchester, and the Hackathon will be on Sunday. Both events are completely free to attend Full details are on the BlueLightCamp web site, and you can register... Read more »

Island GovCamp, interactive word clouds (Puffin shaped) and more...

This is the fourth in a series of posts about a recent trip to Orkney. Previous posts: Covered my visit from a personal perspective Talked about Northern BlueLightCamp; and A mini-post with an interactive Puffin-shaped word cloud This post covers some of the Island GovCamp sessions which took place over the weekend. Blogs and articles... Read more »

Backblogs and Foreblogs

I try to write something once a week for WeeklyBlogClub. I don't always succeed. I know that some bloggers can produce a quality post in only a few minutes, but I'm not one of them (although I live in hope). I typically spend a few hours, and sometimes much longer, particularly if there are lots... Read more »

BlueLightCamp: Weekend Camping (Pt1)

If you're interested in use of social media by emergency responders, or 'unconferences', or both, you might like this blog post about BlueLight Camp in the UK: 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... Read more »

Code Across America: A Week of Civic Innovation

From February 24 through March 4, hundreds of passionate citizens around the country will come together to “Code Across America” – to make their cities even better. In over a dozen cities, there will be hackathons to build civic apps, “brigades” to deploy existing ones, unconferences to plan for the year ahead, and meetups to... Read more »

Five organizing tips for a successful open government unconference

Original appearance on opensource.com. Joining the open source (and CityCamp) movement has been one of the best experiences of my life. I've been involved with open source for over a decade, but I never got involved in a community project in any significant way--until I found CityCamp. I haven't submitted a single line of code,... Read more »

CityCamp Colorado Recap

The 2nd annual CityCamp Colorado was held on October 28, 2011, with about sixty participants from eighteen cities and counties around Colorado, several private IT sector leaders, members of academia, and the engaged public. (Cross posted from the Open Colorado website, http://opencolorado.org/blog/citycamp-colorado-recap-2/) Here's a rundown of how the day went: Opening remarks from Tom Downey,... Read more »

Transportation Camp - Coming Soon to NY and SF

OpenPlans and Rockerfeller Foundation are presenting TransportationCamp events in NY and SF next month. Advisors for the events include many Gov 2.0 folks, including me. The future of transportation and involvment of stakeholders and innovators is critical, as municipal agencies such as the MTA grapple with major long-term funding imbalances. Tonight, Nick Grossman from OpenPlans... Read more »