The City Camp monthly meet up will be 18th April at Hove Kitchen from 7pm.
Hopefully see you there.
The CityCamp team
We had some fantastic ideas pitched this afternoon:
Pitch 1: Codes for Kids – coding lessons and peer-to-peer learning for young children across the city.
Pitch 2: Brighton inventor centre – a space to bring inventors and creators together, mentoring and support.
Pitch 3: Healthy Day Everyday – injecting healthy eating and living for families at most risk of obesity and health problems.
Pitch 4: Brighton and Hove Twitty Council – aggregating council tweets from across the city in a useful and meaningful way.
Pitch 5: Pebbles – a complementary currency linked to hours, to increase levels of volunteering in a way that supports volunteers.
Pitch 6: Brighton’s Green Legacy – helping Brighton to lead the way in creating a more sustainable future that we can be famous for.
Pitch 7: Citizen Agenda – helping citizens reclaim democratic structures by getting what matters to people on the council’s radar
Pitch 8: The Bank of Micro-finance – a lender that chooses who to lend to on need, not credit scores and lends what’s needed, not just money
And after some tough deliberation, the results…
Citizens Agenda were the overall winner, receiving financial and ongoing support from CityCamp Brighton and its network!
Coding for Kids and Healthy Day Everyday were awarded financial support and noted as being exciting ideas that we all want to see come to life.
Brighton and Hove Twitty Council will get space and support to run a hack event to make the idea real.
Inventor Centre is going to get support in the form of connections into the university, Pebbles has been offered one of the third Thursday sessions to develop the idea further and The Bank of Microfinance will get some support in introductions to other microfinance projects.
TEDxBrighton chose Healthy Day Everyday as the project that will get a place at their Ideas Lab and access to the network.
At just after four o’clock we’ll be gathering together after our various sessions to talk briefly about how we answer the CityCamp question – what kind of future do we want to create together for our city? – with projects and practical ideas for tomorrow.
There have been some great discussions over the course of the afternoon, but tomorrow is all about the action. What practical projects, websites, web apps would you build to make the city a better place?
We’ll share people’s ideas on here, but you can share yours in the comments – and come to Hove Town Hall tomorrow to help build them.
Tomorrow is our ‘Discuss’ day, and it’s your chance to bring the topics and questions that matter to you, to see who wants to join you in a conversation.
Here is the agenda – to respect of the group and our limited time together, please make sure you arrive ready for a start at 10am sharp!
10.00 – introductions and guide to the day
10.30 – quick sharing of your ideas
11-12.00 – Discussion session 1
12.00 – Communfi update
12.10-1.00 – Lunch
1.00-2.00 – Discussion session 2
2.00-3.00 – Discussion session 3
3.00-4.00 – Discussion session 4
4.00.4.45 – 3 minute pitch back
4.45-5.00 – Check-out and instructions for Sunday
Friday CityCamp is at the Sallis Benney Theatre (kindly provided for us by the University of Brighton.) Doors open at 1.30pm and we start at 2pm. The cafe will be open for anyone who wants to buy snacks or drinks, before, during or after CityCamp. There is wifi at the venue. Ask for a code at the CityCamp registration desk. The afternoon will be webcast so if you can’t make it please follow us live, or catch up afterwards at http://www.events.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/101027
Friday is the Inform day of CityCamp. Here is the agenda
We will finish at 5.30pm.
In March 2012, a group of like-minded people started a discussion group at City Camp 2 around digital inclusion in the city. Everyone agreed on three things:
We started to map out a programme of activities that could help set out a new level of digital ambition for the not for profit sector and embed a way of working across sectors to solve digital exclusion. Loads of different things we could do were identified like mapping a digital champion’s network; pop up surgeries, a workshop at the Digital festival and establishing networking relationships.
There was a further conversation at City Camp 2.5 in September which was framed against the current context of welfare reform, reducing isolation, cuts to adult education and the digital by default agenda. Intermediary practitioners at the event asked for a tool to connect with each other, learn new skills and share knowledge around digital inclusion.
So that takes us so where we are now, I along with CVSF reps have been inputting to the financial inclusion, welfare reform consultation and digital inclusion research conducted by the City Council and are more certain than ever that there is a need to connect practitioners together across sectors, to learn from each other and help people get online.
I can’t make City Camp 3 but am hoping there will be some ‘tech’ people interested in looking into what platforms we could be using to connect a network of interested people online – I can do the writing bit. If you are interested in being involved just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing everyone at City Camp 3 a fantastic time full of ideas and fun!
I’m really happy that for this year’s CityCamp Brighton, we’re working with a few different people to see how we can create the greatest possible impact together.
As you might have noticed from the list of prizes this year, one of those partnerships is with the awesome people at TEDxBrighton.
TEDxBrighton are going to be awarding a spot in their Ideas Lab space at the 2013 event to one of the ideas pitched to the judging panel on the Sunday of CityCamp.
On that judging panel will be one of the TEDxBrighton team, who’ll help identify which idea is going to be the best fit, and benefit most from meeting all of the lovely and interesting people who attend their event.
As we’re both parts of the same extended ‘positive change and ideas’ networks in Brighton, it’s a perfect coupling: where CityCamp is all about encouraging people to make their ideas real, TEDx is in the business of ‘ideas worth spreading’. With their help, one of the great ideas about positiXe change in Brighton is going to get a bit more spreading.
Find out more about TEDxBrighton, and suggest speakers for their event this year at: tedxbrighton.com