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The latest Tech4Good South West events and within the wider Bath and Bristol network

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Exploring new ideas for digital service delivery, Bath Digital Festival 2020

Thurs 22nd Oct, 3pm,

Hosted as part of Bath Digital Festival and co-branded with Tech4Good South West, Annie Legge and Danny Hearn from the Dot Project team will create a space for non-profits, charities and social good organisations who are interested in alternative ways of solving problems and delivering digital change.

Taking learning programmes online

On 25th September 2020, our lunchtime session featured Doug Belshaw from We are Open, Erica Neve and Marc Whitmore from Uprising UK. The focus was on taking learning programmes online and transforming delivery for charities and social enterprises, specifically those supporting young people. 

 Doug and Erica shared top tips around how to engage, reach, plan, deliver and evaluate blended learning programmes based on their work on behalf of Catalyst and the Social Mobility Commission. Marc shared his experience of steering Uprising’s 40 hours of courses online during lockdown.

 

 

The Speakers

Erica Neve combines transformational learning and community design with entrepreneurial solution-finding and creativity. Bringing diverse people together to solve problems and deliver impact. Erica designs solutions for a variety of clients from across sectors, including; Fintechs, Tech for Good startups and household names such as Tescos and Google.

Dr. Doug Belshaw We are Open is an open strategist with a deep background in education and also in organisational change. In other words, he’s an educator, technologist, researcher, and advocate for openness and transparency. After a varied career working for organisations such as Mozilla, Jisc, and Moodle, Doug now works through We Are Open Co-op, a global consultancy he co-founded with friends and former colleagues.

Marc Whitmore is CEO of UpRising UK.

Delivering one-off events, gigs or festivals online

Read our write up here. On 16th July we joined forces with Bristol Festivals  to look at some of the tech and digital marketing that supports delivering effective online events, from big events such as Carnival or Pride, to smaller one-off events, gigs or performances. You can read notes and insights from the online event on our Blog. 

The Speakers

LaToyah McAllister-Jones, Executive Director of St Pauls Carnival CIC on putting on a virtual Carnival.

Liz Harkman, Director of Bristol Festivals on the importance of live events and performance. 

Chris Barker is a music industry journalist and marketing professional with expert knowledge of music technology, music production, the electronic music industry and DJ culture. He is the business development manager for Bandlab. 

Harry Metcalfe is co-founder and CEO of dxw cyber. dxw cyber help people and teams to take a modern approach to securing their services, by carrying out attack simulations and helping to design defences with an attacker’s perspective in mind.

Matt Morrison is an Information governance professional with over ten years experience. Working as a Data Protection Advisor with Stephenson Law advising on compliance with relevant privacy and GDPR/data protection legislation, including ePrivacy and electronic marketing.

Kenda MacDonald has been working in content and digital marketing for 8 years and at Automation Ninjas.

Kerry Hill is Licensing Manager at Performing Rights Society. 

Moving your services online

On 2nd July 2020, we joined forces with the digital transformation platform Twine to put on a session supporting charities, community businesses and social purpose organisations to move their services online.

The session was led by a panel of 3 digital experts, Eriol Fox, Jake Moffat and Danny Hearn, who shared their own journey of putting services online. The panel were joined by Claire Bloor, CEO of Somerset and Avon Rape Crisis, who gave an insight into the process.

The Speakers

Eriol Fox is a Design Lead who has worked in-house for 10+ years. Eriol works primarily with NGO’s, charities, non-profits and open source software through their roles at Third Sector Design and Humanitarian.design.

Jake Moffat is a digital product manager leading Power to Change’s Twine programme, focused on delivering digital products and services to support the community business market.

Danny Hearn is is a member of DOT PROJECT leading on UX, design and digital strategy with 17+ years working for high profile brands such as John Lewis, Burberry, and Clarks as well as smaller startups, design agencies and now predominantly supporting charities.

Digital arts, culture & heritage: visitor experience

On 11th May the Tech4Good network gathered to hear Sue Bush, Emma McFarland, Claire Morewood and Viki Johnson, to network and to highlight any calls for collaboration. 

 The speakers looked at the ways the arts, culture and heritage sectors can scale digital experience, and to create more meaningful visitor engagement through the pandemic, from strategy, innovation, digital archives to AR/VR.

The Speakers

Sue Bush is Creative Director and Owner at Touchpoint Design, the Bath-based design agency. Sue focused on Navigating your brand towards the new ‘normal’,  including the strategic and tactical opportunities available for cultural and heritage organisations during this time. 

Emma McFarland is head of the Innovation Lab at the National Gallery Innovation Programme and she runs studio eMC. Emma focused on the process of innovation, methods of radically embedding new ways of working across the organisation and with external collaborators, and most importantly, co-designing with visitors. 

Claire Morewood is is a freelance video game designer and artist with a scientific background in geology and palaeontology. Claire focused on her involvement in the upcoming Virtual Natural History Museum, a project developed by palaeontologist Dave Marshall. The V-NHM aims to provide a fun and easily accessible online resource for some of the world’s vast digital museum collections, which are currently difficult to access by members of the public.

Viki Johnson has been working in augmented and virtual reality for over two years, creating experiences to bring heritage and cultural locations to life with modern technologies. Viki talked about some of the interactive experiences she has worked on, what worked well, and some of the unexpected hurdles faced during the projects. 

"Thanks for the training Annie. The session was really enjoyable and informative with lots of great tips. I now feel excited and confident to go away and start setting up goals." We'll make sure someone (if not me) is at all of these Meetups moving forward as we have a really wide network of Techies that I am sure will always be happy to help out a good cause."
Steph
Alzheimer's Support

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Past Events

Taking learning programmes online

25th Sept 2020, 12pm

A lunchtime session with Doug Belshaw, Erica Neve and Uprising UK looking at taking learning programmes online and transforming delivery for charities and social enterprises – in particular, organisations working with young people.

Delivering one-off events, gigs or festivals online

16th July 2020, 4pm

We are joining forces with Bristol Festivals  to look at some of the tech and digital marketing that supports delivering effective online events, from big events such as Carnival or Pride, to smaller one-off events, gigs or performances.

Tech4Good South West & Twine: Moving your services online

2nd July 2020, 12pm

Alongside the digital transformation platform Twine, our first online lunchtime session will support and guide charities, community businesses and social purpose organisations to move their services online.

Digital arts, culture & heritage: visitor experience

11th May 2020

Our Tech4Good in Bath event will be held online, 11th May. The focus is on scaling digital experience in the arts, culture and heritage sector, and the ways we can create more meaningful online visitor experience during this time of physical distancing.

Tech and Vulnerable People

17th March 2020

Aimed at charities working with vulnerable people and supported by cxpartners, this is a  consultancy surgery on user experience, service design, user research and web design. 

Google Analytics Workshop for Charities

24th Feb 2020

Ryan Webb from SearchStar will be running our second Google Analytics workshop for charities only in Bath. This is for a max 4-5 people from different charities.

Role of tech in supporting older people

4th Dec 2019

This event will be focused on the role of tech enhancing the lives of older people. 

Charity Google Analytics Workshop

27th Nov 2019

Ryan Webb from SearchStar will be running a Google Analytics workshop for charities only in Bath Wednesday 27th November.

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