SHINY!

Nov. 1st, 2008 11:09 am
[personal profile] ewt
[livejournal.com profile] midnightmelody posted about this. I have copied and pasted the next section of this post from her.

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From 5th-7th December 2008 at the Young Foundation in Bethnal Green, London, we will be bringing together those who have direct experience and knowledge of social need – be that in education, health care or elsewhere - with those who have the technical skills to build web-based technology to address social challenges. Their mission will be to develop six ideas for digital tools that could create social change into working prototypes in under 48 hours. At the end of the weekend, we will be awarding prizes to the projects with most potential.

Anyone can enter our competition to get their idea developed at the Social Innovation Camp. You don't have to be technically-minded: it's all about great ideas addressing real need. We’re inviting those who have knowledge of education, health care, local communities or environmental issues to submit their ideas.

Take a look at the winning projects from the first Social Innovation Camp in April for some inspiration or you can watch the film of the event to see how it works.

Find out how to submit your idea here. You’ve got until Friday 7th November 2008 to enter for a chance to join 80 other participants who can help make your idea a reality at our 5th-7th December 2008 Camp.

Social Innovation Camp is a practical experiment in how technology can create social change, sponsored by NESTA and the Young Foundation. Find our more on our website here.
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I probably can't go to some of this because of teaching on Sunday. And I have to think very carefully about my own workload for December and whether I can actually afford to add to it, even for such a shiny cause. But. Shiny!

Date: 2008-11-02 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkady.livejournal.com
On the subject of teaching, I have a piano arriving here next weekend. It'll need tuning (recommendations for a tuner gladly accepted!), but once that's done, I need to talk to you about piano lessons for Kit. :-)

Date: 2008-11-09 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ewtikins.livejournal.com
Have e-mailed you at gmail regarding this. Not sure if maybe a spamtrap ate it.

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