Wow! Weren’t you all a wonderful bunch!
Hands up if you had as great a time as we did!
We cannot thank all of you enough for being part of another successful event. Around a hundred of you gathered in Cardiff to talk about the services and communities you care about. There were many familiar faces in attendance and a great many new faces too. It was wonderful to see you all.
Our thanks go out again to our sponsors. The event wouldn’t have been possible without you.
To all our volunteers, our sincere gratitude. You were brilliant!
As with earlier years, the pitches were varied and covering a wide range of interesting topics. We were again spoilt for choice. The topics discussed can be found on the session grid. We were very fortunate to have an artist with us for the day who created amazing sketch notes depicting some of the topics for the day.
Our thanks to Helen Frost from @Frost_Creative.
Here is a sample of Helen’s excellent work:
We were also lucky enough to have volunteers from a local journalism school with us who did an excellent job of gathering information on the day. To catch up on what was discussed please take a moment to read the session notes.
We love to hear more from all of you about your experience. Many of you have already started to share your blogs and stories:
Neil Tamplin on Medium
WAO Pinterest Board
Foreign Policy Session sketchnotes
Satori Lab blog post
Future Cities Catapult stand timelapse
There are some amazing photos from the day that really help to capture the spirit of the event:
Nigel Flickr Set
Mark Braggins Photos
The following links are ones that were mentioned during the sessions. Check them out as there is some very informative reading and knowledge to be discovered across the various links:
Open Data Aha
Youtube Community Tab
How Environment Agency revamped data management
Double doughnut of democracy
Privacy Preservation in the age of Big Data – RAND
The Listening Service by what’s the pont
Creating compelling cases for digital change – Neil Prior
From arrogance to intimacy: handbook for active democracies
Using behaviour change to improve public services
Reflecting on how I learn and help others – Carl Haggerty
Book: Turn the ship around
Global wind map visualisation
Data maturity in local government – Ben Proctor
Open Data Camp
http://www.odcamp.org.uk (next one in Cardiff!)
Free eBook on responsible development data
Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World
We hope all of you that came enjoyed the event as much as we did. Please continue to share your thoughts and stories, especially about what you’re doing differently as a result of the event.
If there is anything that you can think of that would have made the GovCamp Cymru even better or anything that wasnt quite right, please let us know. Your feedback is important to us. Please take a moment to complete the feedback survey so that we can continue to develop the event and make next year event better.
The story doesnt end here. If you enjoyed GovCamp Cymru, keep an eye out for our Bara Brith Camps to keep the conversation, energy and ideas going until GovCamp Cymru 2017. The next one will be taking place in Swansea on Wednesday 23rd November. Places are free and can be booked via Eventbrite.
One last thank you to you all. Participants, volunteers and sponsors, you were all brilliant.