Coordinating communities – highlights from LocalGovCamp 2017

Coordinating communities – highlights from LocalGovCamp 2017

The UK’s LocalGovDigital movement continues to gather pace. Now in its eighth year, their live unconference: LocalGovCamp (no tents required) proves their genuine commitment to innovation for citizens. Here’s some of the most important stuff I jotted down from each session, although I must admit it was tough to decide which sessions to go to – there were so many excellent pitches.

What next for community journalism?

Folk Labs have been working with Herne Hill’s Neighbourhood Forum since 2013 to relaunch their old site. In March we relaunched a new Drupal-based system for them which we call “OpenLocal”.

Connecting community, South London style

Connecting community, South London style

Lambeth’s Connected Communities initiative kicked off with a lively workshop at the Lambeth Impact Hub under the Lambeth Town Hall on 24 September 2014. Folk Labs were there representing both ourselves as well as the Herne Hill Forum and the Lambeth Forum Network....
Pairing Drupal distributions for stronger networks

Pairing Drupal distributions for stronger networks

Many distributed organisations with local affiliates coordinated by centralised headquarters face similar challenges: how to exchange structured data and aggregate local achievements to present a global picture of their impact. In today’s fundraising environment,...