Teacamps are…

....regular meetups of gov/non gov digerati in a cafe over a cup of tea. Teacamps are informal and you can just turn up. Next teacamps are:

Thu 7 Aug: TBC
Thu 4 Sep: accessibility #teacamp @abilitynet
Thu 6 Nov, Thu 4 Dec - #teacamp original

*Thu 9 Oct #digitalwomen #teacamp - 2nd thu instead of 1st thu

 

I am extremely excited to announce the line up for the 9th Oct Teacamp:

Talks

  • Sarah Jennings (@ladyleolion) will be talking about digital as the enabler for innovation and collaboration, and considering why women are doing so well in this space.
  • Sinead Mac Manus (@sineadmacmanus), CEO of Fluency, will be talking about her experiences getting a startup off the ground.
  • Mazz Mosely (@mnowster) will be talking about leadership skills in technical teams, and what it’s like being a manager in a very male industry.
  • Sarah Drinkwater (@sarahdrinkwater) will be discussing her experiences of Head of Google Campus, and what she’s doing to make the space more appealing to women.

Workshops

  • 300 seconds (@300_seconds) will be running a workshop on public speaking, and how it can help us develop our visibility and online presence.
  • We’re confirming the final details as to who will be running the second session, but it will be focused on helping us improve our CV writing and interview skills.

Panel

To wrap up, Charlotte Jee (@charlottejee) will be hosting a panel on the topic of “leaning in”. Should we be leaning in? If not, what are the alternatives?

So far Mary McKenna (@MMaryMcKenna) and Jan Ford (@jan_ford) have confirmed they will be joining us for this discussion.

This is super exciting, tell me how I can attend!!

In a couple of weeks we’ll start releasing tickets in batches, and we’ll be providing some more details of each of the speakers, the workshops, and how the event will run.

More to follow soon!

 

 

Thu 3 July 2014 #teacamp cancelled but #beercamp 6pm on at The Westminster Arms

Hello campers

Bad news: #teacamp Thu 3 Jul is cancelled as one of our speakers is ill and I messed up scheduling with another. I am very very sorry.

Good news:  @blangry is leading #beercamp at The Westminster Arms 6pm, Thu 3 July so join him there

Don’t forget…. to put Thursday 9 October 2014 in your diary for #digitalwomen #teacamp

thank you and very sorry

Jane @teacamplondon

 

 

Hello everyone! For anyone who hasn’t encountered me before, my name is Lily Dart, and I’m the Head of Service Design at dxw. You may have seen me speak at last years amazing #digitalwomen event about my experiences as a female web developer.

#digitalwomen round 2

In fact, the event was so amazing that we’re going to do it again, bigger and better, so I’m helping out with the organisation of the event. The National Audit Office are kindly providing us with space, and dxw will be sponsoring tea, coffee and cakes again.

This year we’ll be focusing on practical information and real life experience to help #digitalwomen make their way in the professional world. There will be three talks, two workshops and a panel discussion, all focused on problem solving the practical issues we face as women in digital or STEM on a daily basis.

We already have the awesome 300 Seconds booked to deliver a workshop on public speaking, but we don’t have any other speakers booked in as yet.

We want to hear from you

So, we’d like to hear your recommendations for people that inspire, you who might be interested in talking on 9th Oct. These are the sorts of people we’d like to hear from:

  • Employers who have had success improving their gender ratio in tech or STEM
  • Women who have made themselves more employable in the tech or STEM sector. This might be how they cultivated a presence at conferences, how they used social media, or how they presented themselves or their skills differently
  • Anyone who has worked with getting more young women into tech or STEM and what we can do to help improve gender ratio in these sectors in future

We’re also keen to hear any topics that you think might be useful or relevant and any other speaker recommendations that don’t quite fit the suggestions above.

Please send any recommendations to @lily_dart or reply in the comments below.

I’ll be sending out an Eventbrite link soon for ticket bookings. Keep an eye on the blog and twitter feed for more information!

 

Thu 5 June  2014, 4pm – 6pm  #digitalcommunities #teacamp

Cafe Zest, 2nd floor, House of Fraser, Victoria St, London, SW1E

@timolloyd and @betonykelly from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will talk about digital communities and digital outreach. This follows up the the great session on digital outreach they did on 15 April, so come along and join the discussion.

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, Alex or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, sponsored by @thedxw

4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc

4.40 – 4.55pm:  speakers session

4.55 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion

6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

 

Contact info


@teacamplondon jane.oloughlin@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

@blangry  alex@dxw.com

@baskers

 

 

Thu 1  May  2014, 4pm – 6pm  #IdentityAssurance #teacamp

Cafe Zest, 2nd floor, House of Fraser, Victoria St, London, SW1E

@JanetHughes will tell us about the identity assurance work at Government Digital Service.

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 Alex or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, sponsored by @thedxw

4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc

4.40 – 4.55pm:  @JanetHughes will talk

4.55 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion

6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

 

Contact info


@teacamplondon jane.oloughlin@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

@blangry  alex@dxw.com

@baskers

 

 

Thu 3 April 2014, 4pm – 6pm  #teacamp #opendata making banks better

Cafe Zest, 2nd floor, House of Fraser, Victoria St, London, SW1E

@merici will talk about how opening up data is making banks behave better and how she built the tech and web team for a new (at that time) government agency in the USA, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). It’ll be a case study on the impact of open data on the banking industry.

You can have a look at where the data is published on the CFPB website , check out Merici’s ignite talk at strata  and her website.

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 Alex or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, sponsored by @thedxw

4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc

4.40 – 4.55pm:  @merici will talk

4.55 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion

6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

 

Contact info


@teacamplondon jane.oloughlin@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

@blangry  alex@dxw.com

@baskers

 

 

Thu 20 March 2014 4pm – 6pm  #agiletea 

Cafe Zest, 2nd floor, House of Fraser, Victoria St, London, SW1E

  • Phil Dungey, Atos – organisational change. Phil’s a Partner at Atos Consulting heading up the Government Practice. His background’s in large scale organisational transformations and business design and launches particularly as a result of changes to legislation. He’s going to talk about using agile techniques to effect sustainable organisational change.
  • Emily Webber, GDS - agile and lean. Emily is an agile delivery manager at GDS. She has recently been working with non software teams at GDS that are not used to working in agile ways, but has been using agile and lean techniques with them. In this session she’ll talk about how this works.

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 Sam or Alex and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, sponsored by @neontribe

4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc

4.40 – 5.20pm:  our speakers will have 5-10 minute slots each

5.20 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion

6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub… (usually the Old Monk)

 

Contact info


@agiletea

@slhelliar samantha.helliar@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

@lexij alex.jackson@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

 

Thu 6 March 2014 4pm – 6pm  #teacamp #UKGC14

Cafe Zest, 2nd floor, House of Fraser, Victoria St, London, SW1E

What did you think about UKGovcamp14 #UKGC14?  Is there anything you would like us to change for #UKGC15?  We want all your views so we can make it better for you next year.  Sarah Baskerville @baskers and Alex Blandford @blangry will lead a feedback session.

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 Alex or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, sponsored by @thedxw

4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc

4.40 – 4.55pm:  @baskers and @blangry will lead the feedback session

4.55 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion

6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers….

 

Contact info


@teacamplondon jane.oloughlin@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

@blangry  alex@dxw.com

@baskers

 

 

 

Really sorry folks but #teacamp Thu 6 February 2014 is cancelled because of the tube strike

We will be back Thu 6 March as usual

 

Thu 9 Jan 2014 4pm – 6pm  #teacamp #opendata #culture

Cafe Zest, 2nd floor, House of Fraser, Victoria St, London, SW1E

@KatyBeale from @wearecaper will talk about the opportunities and challenges of creating new digital work and opening up data in the culture sector. Showcasing Caper’s new @culturehack data site, a repository signposting to arts and culture open data in UK and beyond. http://data.culturehack.org.uk/

 

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, Alex or Mark and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

4.00 – 4.30pm:  free tea and cake, sponsored by @thedxw

4.30 – 4.40pm:  introductions and you can plug any events, projects, etc

4.40 – 4.55pm:  @katybeale will do her session

4.55 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion

6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub, often led by @baskers

 

Contact info


@teacamplondon jane.oloughlin@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

@blangry  alex@dxw.com

@maakusan mark.smitham@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

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