Instead of my usual class today I took the students to an unconference (a first for almost all of them). This was the third outing of Hyperlocal Govcamp West Midlands which is “for people working or interested in Local Government in the West Midlands to get together for a few hours and talk about their work.”
Given previous events featured discussions about how to make better use of Social Media it seemed a safe bet, and it was, that it would be on-topic for my students (all studying my Social Media as Culture module).
After the event we sat together and recorded some reflections about the sessions we’d attended and the ways in which social media was discussed by delegates. The cast of characters here is very international (three from China, one from Lithuania, one from Brazil and two from here in the West Midlands). Enjoy.