When on a car journey we know the important thing that matters on any journey, these being we know where we are setting off from and we know where we are heading to. And the same is true with a digital strategy. We know where we are now and we should know where we are heading to and realise when we when we get to our destination.
Strategy – a written document that takes in the broad brush strokes of what it is you as an organisation are doing, the setting of your aims and objectives.
Plan – the detail of the strategy broken down into a line by line response to the strategy. Normally the plan is broken down into sections using the aims as laid out in your strategy.
It was announced last week that a new festival is going to be gracing our already hectic Liverpool Festivals calendar in 2016 and to be honest it is about time to that we had a decent Digital Festival here.
Ignite Liverpool are looking for inspiring speakers for it's next event in January.
Ignite are a Grassroots community organisation who organise and present a quarterly events where members of the community are invited to present on a subject they are passionate about.
Here are a few competitions ad tenders that we think should be circulated for the E-Helath sector. We'll endeavour to do more of this over time.
Alright don't moan too much about my lack of blogging on here - I have a lot of things to do and a lot of other places to blog but never fear I am still as cynical as ever.
I didn't check the last time I posted but I bet it is months ago - as it should be in some cases. It's OK to let this side of the site slip...... a little. I would really like to be able to get back just posting community media information but alas I keep on being dragged into doing work which i suppose i have to do as it's where the money comes from and I get a kick out of people recognising the skills and wanting me to build a website or some such like. But I promise as I promise every year that next year will be different.......
So this isn't an end of year round up it - it is more of a right well I will try harder to have more fun.
So what's on the cards. Well there are 4 Ignite Liverpool's lined up for next year right now. And I've just had a chat about doing a one off at Threshold Festival...... but I'm still thinking about that one as it would have to be musc orientated. Maybe a chat with Bernie Connor would help me along....
I've also been talking about the return of Social media Cafe Liverpool, again love the idea but it is quite a bit of work to pull off. I have to send emails and ask people to get involved. produce flyers and posters and edit videos and things. But we'll probably do a couple of those in the spring. Get in touch if you want to get involved.
With the Binary festival coming up I really want to do something a little larger than an @SMCLIV and focus on practical conversations. Normally you go to Digital conferences and all you get is what is going on on the East Coast of the US. Well, I don't live there I live here. And I want to know what my elected representatives are thinking and doing. I also want to know what those who hold the power are thinking and doing - they are not elected but they get away with nice little events that make them look like good boys and girls while they make our lives hell as we suffer with their infrastructure. You know who I mean.
So that is 2016 all boxed off then. Looks like a great deal so we will have to see how I get on.
I should say before I close that I should spend sometime on sorting this site out also.
We bring you news of a festive gathering of all creatures great and small within the creative and digital sectors at the Kin Festive Social with Binary Festival, Sound City & the Whitechapel Centre.
Constellations will be our convivial hosts and this time, top of the bill will be exciting news from Binary Festival, due to premier in Liverpool Spring 2016.
Catch up on Ignite Liverpool with the Live Stream recorded on the 4th November at Leaf Cafe Bar on Bold Street Liverpool.
If you have never caught it before then Ignite Liverpool provides a stage for people to get up and present their passions in short 5 minute presentations.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
The A Moeda Workshop - Storytelling with an Itinerant Data Object
25 - 29 November at FACT /
10am - 5pm / FREE
The UK's largest Open Source & Open Culture event is taking place in Liverpool on 31st Oct. & 1st Nov. and they want your involvement.
Whether you have been before or not, Oggcamp is open to you, because it is the participants that make it happen in this community orientated geek celebration of open source and open culture.
Presented in Barcamp style, so bring your own talks or just listen to others. Pus a full hacking and hardware section of stalls and stands. Previous speakers include Stephen Fry and the whole event is FREE
FREE LIVERPOOL RADICAL FILM FESTIVAL STARTS THURSDAY.
Banned films, banned film makers
4 Days of radical film and discussion
All events free
Organised by local volunteers
Thursday 22nd Oct to Sunday 25th