Calendar

May
13
Sat
OpenTech 2017
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
OpenTech 2017

OpenTech 2017 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, experience and democracy.

Talks by people who work on things that matter, guarantees a day of thoughtful talks leading to conversations with friends.

Highlights include:

  • We survived 2016, what about 2017?
  • Standards for Private Browsing
  • This is for .everyone
  • post-FUBAR: what’s next?
  • Privacy: 23 million children
  • DIY ISP
  • MicroPython, micro:bit and a Million Children
  • Design thinking – build it faster
  • What can deep learning reveal about beautiful places?
  • Mapping Land Ownership
  • Periods: a provocation
  • Open Organs – Post-biological Organ Trade
  • The future: Hope, Scale, or Change?

All this and much, much more.

May
15
Mon
Net Squared Midlands: Tech for social good @ Impact Hub Birmingham
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
May
16
Tue
What next for Digital Social Innovation?
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Over the last years we’ve seen an impressive growth in projects and organisations using digital technologies such as open hardware, open data and crowdsourcing to tackle social challenges, with inspiring examples of scale and partnerships with public services.

As part of the EU-funded DSI4EU programme Nesta has been studying this growth and used the digitalsocial.eu site to map the organisations and projects working on digital social innovation across Europe.

What next for digital social innovation? – 16th May

This event is specifically designed for policy makers, funders and practitioners to share how we can make the most of the opportunities in digital social innovation through new approaches to funding, policy and partnerships with public services.

Themes we will discuss on the day include: lessons about growth and impact from the innovators themselves; building capacity in the non-profit sector to make the most of DSI; funding, investment and business models for DSI; and emerging city-based strategic approaches to DSI. We’ll also be looking at what emerging technologies mean for the future of DSI.

 

May
18
Thu
Tech for Good Live
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tech for Good Live

From rampant AI’s and gamification to social fundraising and new ways of donating. Join this community of and collaborate, be inspired and learn about what others are doing in the ever changing landscape of tech that makes the world a better place.

More details TBC

Jun
1
Thu
Tech For Good & Destruction, Decapods and Doughnuts
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Destruction, Decapods and Doughnuts: Continuous Delivery for Audio & Video Factory

Rachel Evans

Tech For Good

Pauline Roche

Event Timing:

18:30 Doors open – Help yourself to a drink, get settled, mingle.

19:00 First Talk

19:30 Pizza break

20:00 Second Talk

20:30 That’s all folks!

Jun
12
Mon
NetSquared Midlands: Tech for social good @ Impact Hub Birmingham
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
10
Mon
NetSquared Midlands: Tech for social good @ Impact Hub Birmingham
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
14
Mon
NetSquared Midlands: Tech for social good @ Impact Hub Birmingham
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
11
Mon
NetSquared Midlands: Tech for social good @ Impact Hub Birmingham
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
9
Mon
NetSquared Midlands: Tech for social good @ Impact Hub Birmingham
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm