Today I delivered a workshop with a group of social entrepenuers, as part of the Action for Social Enterprise conference in Manchester.
Originally, I was approached by Vanessa to run a workshop on “technology” for the social enterprise sector. This could be anything, so I focussed in down on a certain topic of interest – how to “meet a geek“! It’s about looking at how social enterprises can look to find, engage and work with developers and those of a technical nature. Granted, the premise of “meet a geek” can seem a tad forced and cliched, but I think it work for the audience!
There were two main takeaways from the session:
- We did a little Q&A with participants on their technology questions. Our “meet a geek” element was that I posted the questions out on Twitter! And… we got responses back! It was a nice little exercise
- When I was presenting and discussing the range of tech-for-social good programmes on offer, from GiveCamp through to AnalysisXchange, the interest and engagement from the audience was strong – well worth exploring.
- Using starwarslego in slides is nice – thanks to Harry for the tip a few weeks back
The only downside was that this was *another* Saturday.