Wednesday, 1 October 2014 at 18:00 - Wednesday, 5 November 2014 at 20:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Staffordshire Oatcake Camp is back.
Oatcake Camp is back. After too long a break, we’re up and running again and have a quality line up to encourage you out on a dark winter night.
There will be tea, coffee and cake and three kudos people sharing their learning and experiences. And there will be no powerpoint presentations.
First up is Richard Pickford. Richard is regional manager for The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.
Bringing together different disciplines and perspectives, the RSA brings new ideas and urgent and provocative debates to a mass audience as well as working with partners to generate real progress in chosen project areas. Previous members have included Charles Dickins, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee.
Richard is going to be covering:
- The RSA - what it is, why it does it do what it does
- What their fellows are and do
- What's happening in the West Midlands
- How this links to public services and community work with some key examples
Read more information here
Women in code
Karen Steel is Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s web editor, a former newspaper editor and is learning how to code. When she’s not found on her yoga mat or on her phone, she can be found telling people about the ‘women in code’ projects she’s passionate about.
Karen’s going to share learning on women in code looking at:
- The current state of play - where computer programming has been seen as a typically 'male' domain
- The situation across the pond
- Commitment to code in the Uk - starting in schools and focussing on girls
- Games and other initiatives from women coders
Using digital in the police
Our last speaker is Paul Newton, Digital Engagement Lead for Staffordshire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner [OPCC].
Paul works as part of a small and dedicated public engagement team for the OPCC. His roles include developing and maintaining the OPCC website, looking after the office’s growing social media presence and planning and leading on digital projects and campaign [including the recent mobile game Kash Dash which was featured on BBC Click). Previous to this role, Paul was the Web Development Manager at Staffordshire Police for almost five years.
Paul will be sharing his experiences about:
- Challenges and opportunites of setting up a digital presence for a new office
- Mobile app development including lessons learnt from Kash Dash and other apps in the pipeline
Where's it at?
It’s taking place at the White Star upstairs function room at 6.30pm [doors open from 6pm] on 5 November and it’s free to attend. Only because those wonderful people at Improvement Efficiency West Midlands have kindly sponsored the event for us.
Oatcake Camp is a chance for people to get together and bandy around a few new ideas, meet new peeps, learn new things and have a bit of an all-round interesting night. There’s even the option of a curry afterwards. Now what could be better than that?
There's free wifi at the event. Use #Oatcakecamp to talk about the event on twitter.
The train station is just around the corner and there's a car park just beside the pub [small charge].
So you fancy it – what to do next?
Sign up and we'll see you there.
Oatcake Camp is brought to you by Emma Rodgers with the kind support of the generous speakers who have given up their time for free.