Thursday 2 June 2016 – ​Justin Bieber or Chance the Rapper?

Ever wondered which government department is more Justin Beiber than Chance the Rapper, when it comes to data? Yeah, no. Me neither. But Ellen Broad has.

Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share. Ellen is head of policy at the Open Data Institute (ODI).

Vague enough for you? See more via #teacamp.

  • Time and date: 4pm – 6pm, Thursday 2 June 2016
  • Location: Mezzanine, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?
Just turn up. We’re open to everyone. Its informal and friendly. If its your first time we’ll happily introduce you

  • 4.00 – 4.30pm:  tea and cake
  • 4.30 – 4.40pm:  intros and plug your events, projects, etc
  • 4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
  • 5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
  • 6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub

Contact info

@baskers Sarah Baskerville
@jaCattell James Arthur Cattell
@teacamplondon

Thu 5th May – ​Social Technology in the Workplace

Social Technology in the Workplace: Benefits and Behaviours

Many organisations from public, private and third sectors are at various stages of implementing ‘social’ style collaborative software in the workplace. The significant benefits that can follow are well-researched, as are the cultural and behavioural changes necessary if such initiatives are to be successful. The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory implemented an Enterprise Social Network as a pilot in 2013 and have since been progressively extending and embedding its use. The impact has been recognised at national level and is regularly the target of favourable comment from Executives. Glyn Jones will describe the overall arc of the implementation from initial justification for the pilot through to the recent decision to launch an external facing version of the service for partner enablement. The focus throughout will be on the business and human elements, arguments and challenges, rather than the technology features.

Glyn Jones was until recently the CIO Information Principal of Dstl – the principal advisor to the CIO on issues to do with information management and exploitation as well as knowledge management. Glyn joined Dstl in 2008 after a successful first career in the Royal Navy. Initially employed in the Geospatial Intelligence Team he contributed technically to a variety of projects and was a major driving force behind the implementation of a Defence Spatial Data Infrastructure. Moving to the Knowledge and Information Services function at the corporate level he has led the campaign to provide more modern and flexible information management platforms in a highly constrained and regulated environment. After leaving Dstl at the end of March 2016 Glyn is in the process of setting up his own business.

Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Mezzanine café, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?
If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is in the corner of the cafe and very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for Jane, Ian or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, kindly provided by @thedxw
4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc
4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

Contact info
@teacamplondon Jane O’Loughlin
@_ianw  Ian Dow-Wright
@baskers Sarah Baskerville

Thu 7th April – ​Taxonomies, Ontologies and Schemas

John Adams will be joining us to talk about open data standards in international development, also bringing in some ideas emerging, from others, on self-aware data objects and different ways of sharing structured data.

Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Mezzanine café, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?
If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is in the corner of the cafe and very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for Jane, Ian or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, kindly provided by @thedxw
4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc
4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

Contact info
@teacamplondon Jane O’Loughlin
@_ianw  Ian Dow-Wright
@baskers Sarah Baskerville

Thu 3 March – Gamestorming

Creativity games – such as those found in the Gamestorming book – can help teams generate fresh thinking, structure their ideas and make decisions about what to do next. They’re fun and high-energy and easy to understand and play.

In this session, Mark Dalgarno will take us through 3 games that will illustrate the concepts of idea generation, idea evaluation and prioritising areas for further investigation.

Mark is an agile coach and delivery manager. He’s used creativity games in his coaching and management work for around 10 years now with great success. Mark has mainly worked in the private sector with software teams but in the past few years has focussed on consulting in government. You can follow him on Twitter at @markdalgarno

Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Mezzanine café, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?
If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is in the corner of the cafe and very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for Jane, Ian or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, kindly provided by @thedxw
4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc
4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

Contact info
@teacamplondon Jane O’Loughlin
@_ianw  Ian Dow-Wright
@baskers Sarah Baskerville

Thu 4 February – Research you can act on #teacamp

This month we are joined by Rose Rees Jones. Rose is a user researcher of public sector services. Across a range of public sector projects she has focused user research to be lean and quick to action.

User research makes digital services, not 100 page reports. Rose’s talk will explain how to move from research describing problems to solving them by giving five tips on how to analyse and communicate findings so that digital teams can act on them.

Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Mezzanine café, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?
If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is in the corner of the cafe and very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for Jane, Ian or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, kindly provided by @thedxw
4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc
4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

Contact info
@teacamplondon Jane O’Loughlin
@_ianw  Ian Dow-Wright
@baskers Sarah Baskerville

Thu 7 January 2016 Planning #teacamp

We have no speakers this month but we’d love you to come along and let us know what you’d like to hear about at teacamp this year. If you have suggestions, you’d like to volunteer a talk or you’d just like to be involved come and join us.

Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Mezzanine café, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?
If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is in the corner of the cafe and very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for Jane, Ian or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, kindly provided by @thedxw
4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc
4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

Contact info
@teacamplondon Jane O’Loughlin
@_ianw  Ian Dow-Wright
@baskers Sarah Baskerville

Thu 3 December Digital Trust #teacamp

This month Richard Dent, a PhD Candidate from the University of Cambridge, will be joining us to talk about digital trust.

“The explosion of the sharing economy takes advantage of trillions of pounds worth of idle assets. But what about the idle trust? Can digital platforms help re-introduce people to their local communities, build trust between strangers and together address social problems?

Building digital trust has many implications especially regarding equality. Many are being left behind due to lack of Internet access or they lack the minimum digital literacy. Additionally Governments maybe tempted to ‘out-source’ social services to pro-social networks during recession or periods of austerity . I will attempt to highlight the opportunities and risks of digital trust.”
www.openaccessphd.com

Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Mezzanine café, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?
If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is in the corner of the cafe and very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for Jane, Ian or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, kindly provided by @thedxw
4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc
4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

Contact info
@teacamplondon Jane O’Loughlin
@_ianw  Ian Dow-Wright
@baskers Sarah Baskerville