Brewcamp is an every-other-month meet-up in the West Midlands that looks at how new technology is reshaping the public sector... after a hiatus we're back.
It's free to attend. There's three speakers and a chance to kick around ideas. There's coffee and cake. What's not to like?
The three topics will be:
Post and Mail: a 100 per cent digital news engine. The Post & Mail have led the way in digital innovation. At the centre of this has been Marc Reeves Trinity Mirror's West Midlands editor-in-chief. Marc will talk about what newsgathering looks like in 2017 and beyond and why that matters for the public sector.
Why digital rights matter. Open Rights Group is the UK's only digital campaigning organisation working to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online. Francis Clarke from Birmingham's Open Rights group explains.
Fake news and the public sector. The Trump election and Brexit have highlighted the serious problems that can face institions if rumour dressed as fact go unchallenged. comms2point0's Dan Slee and Andy Mabbett, Wikipedian-in-Residence with the likes of Ted Talks and the Royal Society of Chemistry
We'll start the discussion at 6.30pm but we'll be there with tea and cake from 6pm. Pop by.
The hashtag will be #brewcamp and feel free to shout on Twitter and in our Facebook group here.
A big thank you to UKGovcamp for helping fund the event.
What is #brewcamp? It was founded in 2011 by a group friends working in and around local government. Everyone is welcome.