Blimey. What started as an idea in a cafe has turned into quite a phenomenon. Social Innovation Camp is roaring along.
Now we’ve chosen the ideas we need to build teams around them that can really accelerate their development. So this is a call for fantastic designers and coders to come and have some fun for a weekend.
You can sign up here — but be quick, there’s only so much room in the building!
The word is out. We’ve chosen the ideas that will be developed at the Social Innovation Camp, 4th-6th April 2008. We had a great time on Friday last week going through the 70 or so ideas with the advisory board and thanks to them for helping us decide on the six that will be developed at the event.
The ideas are:
– Barcode Wikipedia
A site for storing user-generated information â€“ such as carbon footprint, manufacturing conditions and reviews — against a product, identified by its barcode number.
– Enabled by Design
A resource for anyone looking to make adjustments to their lives, be it as a result of disability, injury or impairment.
– Personal development reports
An online system that supports young people to identify their personal skills and qualities.
– Prison visits
A tool to support the families of prisoners coping with the experience of being apart from a loved one.
– Rate My CV
A site for helping jobseekers using Web 2.0 tools, with a special focus on the needs of migrant workers.
Freecycle meets Street Car: a stuff club.
Can you help develop any of these ideas? Sign up to come along.
School of Everything friend Charlie Leadbeater has a really good new book out called We Think: Mass Innovation, Not Mass Production. Here’s a short video introduction.
Charlie also has a piece in today’s Observer which mentions School of Everything.