Mini hack – Net Squared Midlands Meetup
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Details of mini hack to be confirmed – ideas for a hack welcome e.g digging into some data, analysing a tech issue etc

These are informal meetings for people interested in using technology for social good – charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, CICs, CIOs, tech companies, and individuals all welcome!

Public Sector Digital Midlands Pre-Christmas Meet-Up
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From the Eventbrite page:

After our successful inaugural PSDM Event in September, we would like to invite anyone working (or wanting to work!) within public sector and local gov digital in the Midlands to our pre-Christmas meet up!

PSDM is a collaboration, with the aim of bringing together great public sector digital teams and people in the Midlands area. We believe that the Midlands is a hub for exciting and valuable public sector digital work, and we want to take this forward, driving talented and skilled individuals to the area, work together on shared goals, increase and champion diversity in the sector and help to tell the digital world – #notjustlondon !

We started the PSDM movement with collaboration and energy, and we’d like to invite you all to join us for a catch up, networking and refreshments before we move on to planning an exciting 2019!

Non users of the internet – understand motivations and overcoming barriers
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Good Things Foundation, in partnership with BT, is holding a practical and informative event for digital inclusion practitioners to learn more about how to understand motivations and overcome barriers for non-users of the internet. The event will share their latest research and help you to embed this insight into your delivery.

The event will take place at the Impact Hub, Birmingham, from 10.30am – 3.30pm, and the agenda is below:

The research they’ll be launching has been conducted with the support of BT, and using Ofcom data, provides a brand new insight into why people don’t use the internet, and how we can overcome some of these barriers.

At the event, they’ll be sharing the research findings, as well as giving you the chance to hear from other organisations who are successfully overcoming barriers in their communities. You’ll take part in workshops to dive deeper into the barriers, and come up with practical plans to help overcome them. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other organisations who are supporting digitally excluded people.

After the event, you will have a better understanding of why non-users choose to be offline, as well as some practical ideas for how you can overcome these barriers to help engage people with digital.

“Driving Miss Data”: Transport data as a vehicle for modelling use of wider data in planning and impact measurement for better lives
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Using transport as an exemplar, we want to explore how we can use wider data to plan and measure impact, and how this process can be used in other sectors

This event is being organised through West Midlands Open Data Forum(WMODF) with support from RnR Organisation and Deft 153 Ltd