Last time was great, let’s do it again! [book here]
A great opportunity to come together to chat, be inspired, meet ace people, learn useful stuff, and reflect on great things going on in Dudley borough.
What’s the format?
Come along an settle in with a drink and a bit of cake any time from 5.30pm. We’ll kick off around 6pm.
It’s very informal, there will be a couple of speakers and an opportunity to ask questions as well as to chat to the others who come along. There’s no powerpoint, just great contributions and conversation.
Session 1: From banking to blogging and tweeting
Andy Mullaney is Dudley’s first ever Business Connector. Seconded from Lloyds Bank to Business in the Community’s Business Connectors programme, Andy is working hard to make a difference for the people, businesses and charities within Dudley. A local resident passionate about the borough, his focus in this role is around three areas: education, employment and enterprise. His aim is simple… to make lasting and sustainable connections, enabling closer working relationships for all. We’ve asked Andy to talk to us about how he got to grips with social media in this new role, and what benefits it has bought for him.
Session 2: Helping citizens of Dudley borough to drive our digital agenda
Nathan Coyle is another Dudley resident with a passion for Dudley, it’s people and ways that we can use technology to make Dudley even better. Nathan has kicked off something really interesting called Dudley Smart Region Hub. He’s also just launched a beta version of a digital tool called Data Brew. The idea behind it is “to encourage community groups, social enterprise and citizens to come together to create social campaigns or projects using open data as a base to evidence it.” In other words a way to help people work together using data to help solve problems. We’re looking forward to hearing all about Dudley Smart Region Hub and Data Brew from Nathan.