I’m really excited to be involved in this year’s VCSSCamp, a place for people who work in local infrastructure organisations that support the voluntary and community sector (CVSs, Volunteer Centres, Voluntary Actions, etc.), to come together and talk about the ways they use digital technology in their work.
It’s an unconference format, which means the agenda is set by those taking part on the day. We’re currently encouraging people to think about what they’d like to discuss and sharing ideas for potential topics. Yesterday, co-organiser Paul Webster pointed us in the direction of Technology Trust’s neat infographic that summarises the parts of Lloyds Bank Digital Index where it relates to charities. It struck me because, although stark in terms of the attitudes to tech still prevalent in our sector, this information can help us to respond and help charities and voluntary organisations use digital tools to achieve their mission. I later realised that it had also struck me because I’d blogged about the same Index back in April, before I became part of the VCSSCamp 2015 team (yay!), albeit without the handy infographic which I’ll reproduce here:
So what else am I interested in discussing at VCSSCamp? Well, after doing a little work with Nick Booth from Podnosh on accessing and using open data (mostly using LG Inform’s Natural Neighbourhoods), I’m intrigued by how we can use, and support others to use, open data in a collaborative way.
If you’re coming along to VCSSCamp on 30th June, please share what kind of topics you’d like to discuss on the VCSSCamp blog. I’m looking forward to meeting you there!