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Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)


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There's no agenda as yet - in the tradition of GovCamps (see below), we'll be setting that on the day. But themes will be relevant to anyone working in/with government in Scotland in the digital engagement space.

The Informatics Forum will provide an inspiring space for discussion and engagement, the sharing of experiences and creation of new ideas.

What's a GovCamp then?

GovCamps are self organised unconferences for people that work in and around government. The GovCamp movement was started by Jeremy Gould in January 2008 and there have been a number of central and local government focused events in England.

They're are free; have no set, pre-defined agenda; focus on attendee participation; integrate with online stuff and are relentlessly positive, constructive and creative.

Generally, the GovCamp movement enables those who are interested in developing innovation and technology in government to come together in an informal setting to share their ideas.

If you're still not sure, check these out:

What's on the agenda

Nothing yet! (see above). But we might want to talk about:

  • Social media and efficiencies
  • Our digital future – what does it look like?
  • Digital inclusion/exclusion
  • Libraries and social media
  • Online content strategy for local/central government
  • Connecting, public culture and cuts – how the social web can help cultural institutions connect with the public
  • Stuff you can do with Flickr
  • Enterprise 2.0 – deploying social technologies within our organisations to improve communications
  • Open data – what steps do we need to get us sharing our data?
  • Free and good enough technologies – the next stage of digital services development?
  • Smart cities and the internet of things
  • Social Media Surgeries – is anyone holding these in Scotland (or something similar)?
  • Engaging less able people by the use of virtual walks/events in their area or field of interest
  • Front-line social media: engagement, consultation and learning
  • Does the growth in social and geo-sensative gaming have any implications for government?
  • Innovative responses to emergencies 
  • Do we need a Scottish version of data.gov.uk? 


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Informatics, University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton Street
EH8 9AB Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)

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