As a special, one-off event, there will be an extra BSMC on Wednesday 19 August from 6pm to 9pm(ish), sponsored by The Guardian.
You can sign up for free on Eventbrite.
As well as the usual chance the usual chance to meet, chat, scheme and share with likeminded souls, the evening will have a theme. We’ll be looking at data – why it’s increasingly important/useful for it to be made available and what can be done with it.
This event will be slightly different from the usual BSMC get-togethers:
- It’ll be at Fazeley Studios, Digbeth,
- in the evening,
- we’ll have a few (nice and snappy) talks; and
- we’ll give you some food and drink.
Speakers will include:
- Matthew Wall, technical architect at The Guardian
- Matthew Somerville of Dracos and mySociety
- Dave Harte of Digital Birmingham
- Paul Bradshaw of Help Me Investigate and online journalism course leader at Birmingham City University
As ever, the chance to chat with the other people in the room will be just as important. I know people have been discussions about organising hack days and the like. Hopefully this event will give people a chance to talk more about that.
There’s a little more info on the Eventbrite registration page. If you’d like to come along then please sign up (it’s free).
The Birmingham Social Media Cafe will be back at the Coffee Lounge on Friday 28 August, 10am to midday (listings soon come).