These meet-ups are our way of getting out and about to meet other people interested in civic tech, digital democracy, open data and more.
We’re also very happy to chat about mySociety websites and the code that runs them, so if you have any questions, do come along to meet us.
We’re really excited to be coming to the vibrant city of Bristol, where loads of inspiring civic tech projects are being developed.
This month, we’re really chuffed to be joined by the following guest speakers:-
Matt Jukes: Matt is Head of Digital Transformation at the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Matt’s talk is titled ‘The Puzzle of Procurement’ and is about trying to build a government website to Government Digital Service (GDS) standards at the ONS without the benefits of their team, while trying not to break procurement rules.
The Delib team: Ben Fowkes and his Delib colleagues will chat about what projects are exciting them at the moment in the world of digital democracy, policy crowd-sourcing, public consultation, participative governance and open source. They’ll focus particularly on a local project they’ve been running with the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, called George’s Ideas Lab.
Sarah Prag: Sarah worked, until recently, at GDS, where she was the Product Manager for the launch of GOV.UK. She’s now living and working in Bristol, with a focus on local public services. Sarah will talk about the user centred approach GDS took when they developed GOV.UK, and how this can be applied to other digital services.
So come along to hear some fantastic speakers and to talk about civic tech in Bristol and beyond. We hope to meet you there!
When: Wednesday 2nd July, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Royal Navy Volunteer Pub Function Room, 17-18 King St, Harbourside, Bristol , BS1 4EF
How: Add your name to the Lanyrd page: http://lanyrd.com/cyycy, so we know you’re coming.
Who: Anyone who fancies it.
NB: Look out for the mySociety hoodie (they look like this, only usually with a person inside). Watch our Twitter stream on @mySociety to check for last minute advice if we have moved venues for unforseen reasons.