One of the events I was very sorry to miss earlier this year was the Social Innovation Camp – but as it was in London at just about the time I packed in JISC/HEFCE I wasn’t really in a position to head down to London no matter how interested I was (plus I have my ongoing dislike of visiting London!) however I followed the coverage on the Guardian website and via Twitter and Google Blog Search so I managed to keep track of it pretty well.
There was one project I was particularly interested in – though in the end it didn’t win unfortunately – On the Up (as it became post camp..) was a clever idea about building a kind of online, personal, ‘record of achievement’ or ‘development plan’ based on goals they set for themselves and activities they undertake to achieve those goals. Anyway I really liked the sound of that and I was pleased to see a small team took it on beyond the Camp (though the blog hasn’t been updated in a while).
Anyway it was a great idea and something that I think appeals to alot of people in and around the web community so I was really pleased to see that there is going to be another one this year. The second Social Innovation Camp will be 5-7 December and is suppored by the Young Foundation and Nesta.
Hopefully I’ll be able to make it down this year and there will be some education themed project(s) I can help with a bit.