Thanks to everyone that came to our first Casserole Club afternoon tea in Tower Hamlets last week. A merry time was had by all, and copious amounts of carrot cupcakes were consumed. Our next meetup is on Saturday 18th May at The Create Place in Bethnal Green, London. We’ll be bringing Cooks and Diners together to share lunch, so sign up [...]
A few weeks have passed now since people joined us and our partners, Enabled by Design and MarkThree Media, in the Hub Westminster - and virtually through the powers of the web (live streaming, social media and Skype) – to take part in Benefits Camp. So we felt it was time to update you on the ideas [...]
This weekend the Global Service Jam is back. Global Service Jam is a two day event that runs concurrently in cities across the globe. Each city competes against one another (in the nicest possible way) to design and deliver the most innovative, creative and interesting solutions to a challenge they are set. It’s a fast [...]
We mentioned it last week, but here is the full flyer for our upcoming Casserole Lunch and Learn event in Redhill – doesn’t it looks nice? Check out the details below, and click on the flyer to sign up to … Continue reading →
Last November, we kicked off the Local by Social programme in Coventry
Get your CityCamp London tickets here now! Image: Brandon Shigeta That’s right, the time has come for us to end your waiting. With just 5 weeks to go until CityCamp London we have released those tickets (well, the first bunch of them at least)! We have a stella line up waiting for you on the [...]
On Friday the 14th of May we welcomed the Go London Finalists and experts across the field of design, development, health and innovation to London’s Living room at City Hall to work in teams to shape fantastic final pitches in front of our evening audience and those all important judges…
My first blog of 2010 is to let you know about what is bound to be one of the big events of the year in the digital government world. I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to be a part of the Programme Committee for the second installment of Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington DC, a much expanded, more diverse and more global committee compared to the 2009 edition.
If you are interested in sharing your Gov20/digital engagement story (read more about the event tracks here) the deadline for submissions is 6th January (ie THIS Wednesday – I know, sorry!) [read more]
At the end of last year I did a post about Ivo Gormley’s seminal film, Us Now. The film had such an impact that since then (as promised) FutureGov has been working with Ivo to screen the film both in the UK and further afield. The reaction at these screenings was so positive that we’re working with Ivo to launch the film online in association with the British Council think tank Counterpoint.
Two weeks ago now (wow how time flies!) I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Washington DC at the eDemocracy camp and the Politics Online Conference. Hosted and organised by the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet (IPDI), I headed to the events eager to see how things had changed since my trip over last year given Obama’s intervening election. And they were again an honour to be part of, with the mood clearly having changed from excitement about all the possibilities ahead to enthusiasm for the reality of delivering the open government directive.