Tech for Good Brighton Launch Today

Just a quick post to men­tion that the Brighton Tech for Good Launch is today (Wednes­day 10th October).

From the event description:
Brighton has a dynam­ic dig­i­tal scene. It also has an active charity/voluntary/social sec­tor. And a bur­geon­ing social enter­prise scene. Brighton also has loads of social chal­lenges. Dig­i­tal can help in many ways. Let’s join forces — in this new col­lab­o­ra­tive space!

This looks like an inter­est­ing event, and I’ve been look­ing for events like this to par­tic­i­pate in for a while. After spend­ing quite a lot of my most recent work being more com­mer­cial focused, I’m look­ing to recap­ture some of the spir­it of 2009 — 13 when I was involved in many social tech and com­mu­ni­ty based projects. Look­ing for­ward to see­ing what hap­pens lat­er this evening. I’m hop­ing to get a sense of what has been hap­pen­ing in Brighton and to see if there are any projects around that could do with my help.

Theres a part of me that feels that 2018 / 19 could in many ways be sim­i­lar to 2008/9 with the way this space opened up, and offered the chance to exper­i­ment with the way tech can do things with social projects. Part of this is dri­ven by Brex­it, in sim­i­lar ways to the cred­it crunch of ten years ago. I cer­tain­ly have no desire to prof­it off oth­ers mis­for­tunes and would have no desire to work with projects that where look­ing like going in that direc­tion (have some pre­vi­ous burn marks in that regard). I do feel the oppor­tu­ni­ty to do things very dif­fer­ent­ly and for the bet­ter are going to be opened up and that is some­thing I’m inter­est­ed in being involved with.

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