Amy brings Netsquared to London


Amy Sample Ward from David Wilcox on Vimeo.

A year ago a group of enthusiasts for web-enabled social innovation and change met in London committed to setting up Netsquared in the UK, loosely based on the Netsquared conference and community started in the US.

It didn’t happen like that, and although the social innovation landscape is now more highly populated, a bit more joining-up would be helpful.

Fortunately Netsquared has come to us, because community builder Amy Sample Ward has moved to London to start up Net Tuesdays like those common in the US and elsewhere. As you’ll see from the video, Amy is already networking furiously, and would like to partner up with others in the field for events and other activities.

I’m delighted Amy is enthused by the 2gether08 Festival – which she viewed remotely while in the US – and is keen to work with Steve Moore and others of us on the team who are thinking about 2gether plans for the future. I’ll have more on that soon I hope.

Meanwhile the first London Net Tuesday is planned for the evening of November 4, and if you are interested do get in touch with Amy directly. I’ve absolutely no doubt a more formal announcement will be extensively networked shortly.

Amy’s blogs are here and here, and she is happy I share this other contact info:
twitter: amyrsward
skype: amyrsward
email:asampleward@techsoup.org
mobile: (+44) 079 5058 4699

Amy came along to the mySociety party last night, and as you can see Dave Briggs was quick to say hello. It’s going to be fun.

Update: Amy has now blogged details of the first London Net Tuesday, confirming it as 5.30 on November 4.

The 4 Nov. event topic is blogging. But not just some folks talking about blogging who already use it, or only want to talk about their own blog. This is going to be a bit more fun: we will have a select group ‘representing’ their preferred blogging platform go head-to-head over the capabilities, functionality, and general goodness of their chosen platform. This way we can hear the ins and outs of platforms in a way we may not usually experience. This discussion will be followed by a conversation with questions and answers about the various ways nonprofit organizations can introduce and utilize blogs to connect with communities.

7 Comments

  • October 15, 2008 - 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the great welcome, David! It was much fun meeting up, talking, and making the short clip. I’m so jazzed about the level of excitement and enthusiasm in the community here and think Net Tuesday is going to rock! More news soon!

    Thanks again!

  • October 15, 2008 - 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Great video David, and how wonderful an opportunity it is to have Amy with us all over here. I’m looking forward to seeing the success of the much needed Net Tuesdays in London and hoping raise awareness down here and to use Amys expertise to get one going here in Devon, as well as other areas around the UK too.

  • October 15, 2008 - 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Hi Laura – I’ve got a sneaky – no, pretty strong – feeling that a lot of the interesting stuff is happening outside London, but doesn’t get surfaced, connected.
    And I’m sure, for example, Net Tuesday Birmingham would be, well, awesome …. but they do that sort of thing anyway:-) Go for Devon, invite us down.

  • October 15, 2008 - 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Yes indeed david and amy. lots happening around the country. There is a network of ict champions for the sector working with support orgs. Details on my blog.

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  • October 24, 2008 - 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, huzah, I love Netsquared! I’ll happily put on a NetTuesday in Burslem :)

  • November 4, 2008 - 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi David,

    Thanks for the invite!
    Really enjoyed it.

    Yemisi

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