Sessions at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 of type Society in Digital Shoreditch Big Top

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Monday 21st May 2012

Friday 25th May 2012

  • TESTIMONIES

    by Lorenzo Belenguer and Lorenzo Belenguer

    TESTIMONIES is an art project led by the artist Lorenzo Belenguer that records Londoners’ personal stories and expectations about the 1948 Olympic Games and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It aims to empower conversation about this historic event, to compare with the 1948 Olympic Games and provide a legacy. The project will be broadcast around London in the format of video installations during the summer of 2012.Lorenzo and Emilie Giles, the Social Media Coordinator, are inviting everyone at Digital Shoreditch to see a preview of this and experience the project through an installation.

    Social media is a huge part of the project as TESTIMONIES also collects stories over Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo. As part of the Identity day we are inviting people to give us their testimony through a video interview which will be uploaded to a bank of stories told by those who have participated in the project. Testimonies can be tweeted using the hashtag #ThisIsMyTestimony London and we also invite you to leave your stories on the TESTIMONIES London Facebook wall. More information can be found on www.LondonersTestimonies.com

    At 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Friday 25th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Social Good Through Social Media

    by David Erasmus

    Social media is a powerful tool. When harnessed properly, it has the power to affect social good through the actions of its community. This session will cover a range of topics starting with how social media can be used to help charities to plug the £750 million lost annually through lost Gift Aid declarations in the UK. It will explore how through social interactions, we can harness social media for social good to help local and wider communities. The session will explore the deep-seated reasons that many of us donate to charity and how current challenge based models lead to fatigue among our network groups. It will explore how we can use social media to donate more than just money but our time and use our social presence to promote causes through our collective voices. The talk will bring in elements of the impact technology can have for social good and what we can achieve in the next 10 years. This session is ultimately about social media for social good.

    Questions answered :
    Is there anything wrong with the current method of donation? What opportunities are there for using social media? How can you mobilise a community to get involved with charities? How can someone who is out of work be recognised for what they do for charities? What's in it for the donor? What are the barriers for social media? What are the challenges for charity?

    At 1:35pm to 1:50pm, Friday 25th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • The anatomy of GeekGirlMeetup

    by Heidi Harman

    The story of how Geek GirlMeetup.com changed the game and created more female rolemodels in web, code and startups. Questions answered : Howcome its important to create more female rolemodels in web, code and startups.

    At 5:05pm to 5:20pm, Friday 25th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Monday 28th May 2012

  • Digital problem solving for a sustainable world...

    by Madeleine Lewis

    Sustainability is the biggest business opportunity of our time. We want your help to find solutions to a live sustainability challenge posed by one of our partners. We're a leading sustainability non-profit. We work with over 100 of the biggest and most pioneering companies on the planet. Our job is to inspire, advise and ratchet up the ambition of business and government to create a sustainable world. What's that got to do with you? The businesses we work with need solutions. Every day they are tackling issues like water use, crashes in commodity prices, risks to supply chains, the challenge of getting people on board. They need innovative ideas fast. We will be bringing one of those live challenges to Digital Shoreditch and running an ideas generation session around it. We'll bring the sustainability thinking and expertise, but we want you to bring the digital expertise and creativity. This is a live business challenge and so there is potential for the best ideas to be taken forward and developed. Join us!

    Questions answered :
    How can digital play a role in creating a sustainable world? How can we collaborate on big, global challenges? What are the big sustainability challenges facing business and what are the opportunities for the digital community?

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Monday 28th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Tuesday 29th May 2012

  • Bridging the physical and virtual worlds, thanks to the mobile contactless technologies

    by Damaris Homo

    Who has never given up on looking for specific information on the internet because it took too long to find out? Even if we know that the information is available somewhere, it's often tough to find it at the very moment we need it, and most of all in a mobility context. With contactless technologies, a new area of services is possible, using NFC tags and mobile phones: by simply tapping a tag that can be displayed everywhere (street furniture, bus stops, store's window...), users get access to the specific content they want in the right time and at the right place they need it. Connecthings NFC software platform is licensed to any customers who want to bridge their physical world - POS, cities, museum, home - to digital contextual services using mobile phones' screen and connectivity. The session presents how transport companies, museums, brands, who seek to deliver contextual and profile-based information to their audience, can make it happen by creating easy access to their services through the implementation of NFC tags. Questions answered : How to deliver the right information, at the right place in the right time to the right audience? How to turn traditional and day-to-day life objects into something interactive and innovative to engage the audience? How to make cities smarter thanks to digital tools such as NFC tags?

    At 11:45am to 11:55am, Tuesday 29th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • The Cutting Edge of Social Media

    by Cate Trotter

    The Cutting Edge of Social Media offers an overview of key social media trends for 2012 and beyond. We will explore how more and more web traffic is heading towards social media and impacting SEO. How social media is offering new ways to purchase items through a personalised experience. A look at the websites and hardware that will be central to these trends. Examples from small and large businesses that are already acting on these trends to get ahead. Recommendations of practical and affordable tools that you can use in your business to take the lead without the need for technical know-how. An information pack to take away.

    Questions answered :
    Whats in store for the future of social media in 2012 and beyond? How to take action and prepare for these changes. Who's ahead in social media and what can I learn from them? Which tools can help my business take the lead in social media?

    At 3:45pm to 4:00pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Drinks / Music / Networking

    At 9:00pm to 10:30pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Wednesday 30th May 2012

Thursday 31st May 2012

  • Angry Government

    by Chris Quigley

    A talk about how government can learn from Angry Birds, discussing the importance of gaming techniques in promoting greater engagement in governance and democracy.

    Questions answered :
    1) How can government engage citizens better in the era of digital democracy? 2) How can games design influence how future democracy is designed?

    At 11:35am to 11:50am, Thursday 31st May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Friday 1st June 2012