BostinCamp February 2014
...is an informal chat about social media, public services and communities helped along by tea, coffee and cake, organised by Digital Dudley
Come to learn things, meet people, listen and contribute. Leave feeling inspired, less intimidated about using social media or perhaps really chuffed that you are doing the brilliant things that you do.
The organisers break the evening up in to three sessions and break for even more chatting. There's no death by powerpoint. It's all very informal. You can ask questions if you like. Or chip in too. Or you can just sit and listen. People love it.
How our libraries are using social media
Deepak Rana and Jen Beardsmore from Dudley Libraries service (@dudleylibraries) will share their experiences of using social media. Hopefully Deepak will tell us all about the twitter reading group, a brilliant idea which offers a completely different way to get people reading and talking about books.
Wikimedia Commons and open licences
Andy Mabbett (@pigsonthewing) has been a Wikipedian in Residence at a number of museums and galleries including Queen Street Mill Museum (in Lancashire) and the New Art Gallery, Walsall. Andy is a regular volunteer surgeon at Birmingham and some other social media surgeries, and a freelance 'creator and curator of content and communities'. Also a regular at BostinCamp, he has offered to give us a gentle introduction to Wikimedia Commons and open licences. Guaranteed to be useful for any of us who make things and share using social media.
Social media bringing communities together
Our third session is likely to be about how active citizens in communities are using social media. We're just working on confirmation of someone to share thier experiences around this. Check back for updates.