It’s the home of Noddy Holder, the Leather industry and a whole lot more besides.
Thanks to some sponsorship from More Open there’s a chance of a free cup of coffee to tempt you further.
What is a Brewcamp?
Basically, it’s a chance for people in and around local government to come together to chat, plot, eat cake, drink a brew and help the world become a little better. One cup at a time. It stems from the Hyper WM unconferences.
What format will it be?
It’s informal, there will be three speakers and an opportunity to ask questions as well as to chat to the others who come along.
SESSION 1: Countryside 2.0 – Morgan Bowers from Walsall Council’s countryside service to talk about how she uses Twitter, Facebook and Flickr as part of her everyday job. She’ll talk about how this has affected her job. She’s @walsallwildlife on Twitter.
SESSION 2: News Aggregating And The Media Landscape – Mark Blackstock launched The Yam Yam more than two years ago and now aggregates more than 100 blogs across Walsall as well as public sector and old media websites in the one place. He has a similar aproach in Birmingham with 400 blogs at The Brummie. He’ll talk about how this has affected the landscape
SESSION 3: What Does Social Media Purdah look like? In the run-up to elections restrictions known as ‘purdah’ are introduced on how official channels can be used to quote elected members. Dave Musson of Solihill Council leads a discussion.
Where will it be?
Starbucks, Crown Wharf, You can find them here.
Where can I park?
Crown Wharf has its own pay and display car park.
How about the train?
Walsall Railway Station is four minutes away.
Special thanks to Jon from @walsalltown, Starbucks Walsall and More Open’s Dave and Steph.