So UK GovCamp 13 isn’t going to happen tomorrow. It’s definitely a *postponement* rather than a cancellation: as well as people finding it difficult to travel from outside London and risking getting stranded till the weather subsides, it seems our venue hosts understandably didn’t want to take that risk for their staff either.
I spoke to Steph from behind his stacks of sponsored t-shirt boxes today and he’s basically just having to rearrange with IBM when we can use the space for sometime in February.
But I was looking forward to it. And I know a lot of you were too.
James Cattell is doing great stuff trying to get online interaction going and he’s going to focus on that. But the thing I was most looking forward to was not so much the content as the catching up with people in the gov/web world. And as my hosting duties for the day were already sponsored, I’m up for helping make something happen in addition to the online shenanigans.
So I suggest the following for anyone who’s in or around London and can get into town easily enough:
James and I will be on Level 5 of the Royal Festival Hall (next door-ish) to the original venue from 10am (that’s when they open) tomorrow, Saturday 19th January.
You can let us know if you’re coming by signing up on this wewillgather page
Whoever turns up will be able to get involved in organising the rest of the day, we can have as many sessions as we can make happen, we might all sit behind laptops communing online, or we might have a day-long tuttle-like conversation that people drop in and out of. Whatever!
Keep an eye on the hashtag #altUKGC13 to see how it’s going, whether we’re still there.
There is delicious coffee and sugar-infused dough things available for purchase on Level 2 of RFH and there is free wifi available throughout (although finding power sockets can be trickier)
Naturally, please don’t make a special journey to see us if the powers that be have told you not to go out unless your journey is essential.
I invariably over simplify everything so do ask questions either in the comments here or of me directly on twitter @lloyddavis