An event planned for the last weekend of January next year may be of interest (even if it’s just to know what’s going on). The aim is to host discussion around the following themes:

Government’s approach to all things web and digital is changing for all sorts of reasons: transformational government / website rationalisation provides greater focus on a smaller number of online channels, the impact of – and opportunities presented by – web 2.0 is looming large in everyone’s thoughts, online engagement and deliberation are buzz phrases around Whitehall.

  • What does this all mean?
  • How does it all fit together?
  • What skills / resources are organisations going to need in future?
  • Who’s done it already?
  • How do you actually do this stuff?

This barcamp provides an opportunity where hopefully we can answer some of the difficult questions and create a shared vision and approach. Equally, its hoped we can mobilise the government digital media community to improve our skills, knowledge and voice as a collective group.

Some interesting people have signed up as contributors already – including David Wilcox, Tom Steinberg and Guido Fawkes.

More here:

It’s in London, natch.


About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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