We’ve all assembled, got a brew and are ready. The anticipation builds. The room goes quiet.
The theme is announced!
In small groups, we’ll rapidly brainstorm what we think the theme is about. All ideas are welcome, there are no wrong ideas.
Then we’ll share them, putting them up on the wall for all to see.
We’ll all walk through the ideas as a single group, and gradually refine them into a set of ideas grouped by loose topics. Everyone can choose which topic appeals to them most (it doesn’t have to be the one you came up with!). This way, people are brought together into groups through things that interest them, and your topic group will work together over the 2 days on designing a solution to the challenge in your topic.
Sounds fun? It is!
Join us, and book your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leeds-gov-jam-2019-tickets-66929037553
Wow! Our Leeds GovJam early bird places sold out in just four days.
But don’t worry – if you head on over to the booking page you’ll find we’ve just released a further batch of tickets.
You can also see the list of people who have signed up in the week since booking opened – people from Leeds City Council, the NHS, mySociety and others. We’re talking to other local authorities and at least one central government department is looking to join in too.
Thanks to our venue hosts ODI-Leeds, we have spaces for up to 50 jammers, and we would love to fill them all. Sign up yourself, tell your friends, or bring your whole team. We’ve even made you a flyer to print and share.
As Leeds GovJam team member Nick tweeted:
Want to help improve government services? Thought so.