Supporting Data4Good: 1st national Data4Good conference

We were a partner in the first national Data4Good conference in Birmingham in November 2018. ‘Data for good’ is defined by the Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange as “how data science can play a role in helping drive change in the delivery of public services, city operations, public health, climate resilience and the environment, criminal […]

Supporting Women in Tech: DIDFest 2019

Pauline Roche from RnR Organisation was delighted to be one of the ‘organising Friends’ featured on the Diversity in Digital (DIDFest) website. DIDFest is a brand new city wide festival in Birmingham, made up of incredible events that aim to inspire behaviour change and close the Gender diversity gap in Digital. 2019 was the first […]

Supporting tech for good unconferences: VCSSCamp

HOW VCSSCAMP STARTED In 2013 three individuals working in or with third sector infrastructure organisations, including Pauline Roche, decided that staff, volunteers and trustees (Board Members) of Local Infrastructure Organisations (LIOs) should have an opportunity to get together and discuss issues and initiatives concerning information, communication and the role of Digital Technology. Thus VCSSCamp, the unconference, […]

Supporting data work: Open Data Commission

We worked with colleagues in West Midlands Open Data Forum to use our collective expertise around open data to create outcomes which  will benefit all sectors of the economy in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands This work was timely as it could make an expert contribution to the plans and negotiations for the formation […]

Supporting residents groups: Pritchett Tower

We provided administrative and project management support to the Pritchett Tower Tenants and Leaseholders Association in Small Heath for a number of years. We have helped them to improve communications, both internally amongst members, and externally with the City Council Housing Department, and to achieve improvements in the services they receive from the Housing Department. […]

Supporting Data Scientists and Charities: DataKind UK

Pauline used her extensive project management knowledge and experience to support DataKind UK in its work supporting mission-driven organizations to work alongside teams of volunteer data scientists, developers, and designers to use data to gain insight into their programs, the communities they serve and more. In 2015 Pauline worked closely with the DataKind UK General Manager and other members of […]

Supporting VCS infrastructure support organisations: Regional Action West Midlands

Both Pauline and Ted delivered services and activities for this regional infrastructure organisation, RAWM. Pauline delivered information and communications  – this included collating, editing and circulating general and specialist e-bulletins, maintaining and updating the website and being responsible for social media. Social media usage in the voluntary sector report by Pauline Roche: Connections to be made?: Social media […]

Supporting cultural groups: St Patricks Festival (Birmingham) 1995-2008

We were founder members of Birmingham’s premier one-day street event, the St Patrick’s Day Parade when it was relaunched in 1996. We both served in a voluntary capacity on the Committee and then the Board for 13 years, seeing the Parade grow from 5,000 people in 1996 to dealing with Parade crowds of up to 135,000 people […]

Supporting arts organisations: The Casebook of Eddie Brewer (film)

Made in 2010-11, the film ‘The Casebook of Eddie Brewer’ has been described as a Birmingham-made faux documentary, following old school paranormal investigator, Eddie Brewer, as he checks out possible ghostly hauntings, whilst challenged by sceptics and self inflicted guilt. A dry sense of humour in a well crafted script benefits from multiple plotting, finely […]