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Scottish Public Sector Barcamp March 2009

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An informal meeting (a BarCamp) of people interested in the Scottish Public Sector and the web. There will be open discussions on a number of topics (see below) led by someone with an interest in those fields. There will also be food and drink. While there will be people from roster agencies present they will not try to sell you anything under pain of being defenestrated from Microsoft's fine offices overlooking Waverley Station.


The digital landscape is changing fast. Web 2.0, social media, open source, the credit crunch, website rationalisation all present new challenges we all must face.

  • Should we be working together?
  • What skills are organisations going to need in future?
  • Who has already done it?
  • And how do you actually do this stuff?

Hopefully this barcamp will go some way to establishing connections and help share experience so we can all do our jobs better.


Friday 27 March, 5pm - 7pm


Conan Doyle Suite, Microsoft offices, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG 


Microsoft Scotland 



Social networking

            Discussion leader: Discussion leader: Pete Martin, The Gate Worldwide



          Discussion leader:   Christian Storstein          



Discussion leader:  "I'm happy to do this" - Stewart Kirkpatrick

Freeing our data

Discussion leader:  Alex Stobart happy to do something here.  Peter Winstanley happy to help out too.


Any interest in the topic of 'Agile Commissioning' [in Plain English]? Or 'Agile Procurement' (depending on your POV). This figured at the UKGC London Barcamp in January and a Google Group is underway. Happy to kick things off, if ppl interested. Peter Ashe - I think this is a good idea, Lets have a session - Christian Storstein

[Update: 31.03.09] I've uploaded slides I'd collated beforehand, to Slideshare. We can come back to the topic when we next meet (hopefully will still be relevant then!) but for now it made sense for you to be able to grab the gist and be able to build on/improve it.





Please add your name or email:  stewart AT w00tonomy DOT com

  1. Stewart Kirkpatrick, w00tonomy.com  
  2. Christian Storstein, Scottish Government 
  3. Alex Stobart, Enterprising Scotland 
  4. Mike Donoghue, Story 
  5. Dave Mullen, Story 
  6. Andy Hyde 
  7. Allan Tanner, Forestry Commission Scotland 
  8. Ross Lyon, Digital Coms - Scottish Government 
  9. Paul McGinness , Storm ID 
  10. Kyle MacRae , Blether Media
  11. William Paul, Head of Digital Comms - Scottish Government 
  12. Peter Winstanley, Scottish Government 
  13. Sarah Davidson - Director of Communications - Scottish Government 
  14. Donald McBryde, Digital Coms - Scottish Government 
  15. Gerry Scullion, Transport Scotland 
  16. Stephen Doran, Quality Meat Scotland 
  17. Nicki Sprinz, NHS Health Scotland
  18. James Coltham, City of Edinburgh Council and prettysimple.co.uk
  19. Pete Martin, The Gate Worldwide
  20. Jonathan Gould, The Gate Worldwide
  21. Francesca Vacca, AiB
  22. Dr Nicki Souter, Waste Aware Scotland
  23. Anna Beswick, Waste Aware Scotland
  24. Andrew Wallace, General Register Office for Scotland
  25. Tony Purcell, w00tonomy
  26. Jim Burke, Conscia
  27. Stewart Cruickshank, Union
  28. Peter Ashe [peter dt ashe at nhs dt net] NHS National Services Scotland
  29. Gillian Flett, NHS Education for Scotland (e-Library)
  30. Katie Cooke, NHS Health Scotland
  31. Iain Henderson, mydex
  32. Susan Ramsay, SCVO
  33. Arvind Salwan, Civic
  34. Sam Miller, Civic
  35. Russell Stout, Whitespace
  36.                     , Whitespace
  37. Angela Hamilton, General Teaching Council for Scotland
  38. Lesley Middlemass, General Teaching Council for Scotland
  39. Baxter Tocher, Scottish Government/NHSScotland
  40. Jill MacRae
  41. Paul Livingstone, Falkirk Council
  42. Richard Scott, Scottish Government
  43. Annette Thain NHS Education for Scotland
  44. Norman MacAskill SCVO/Scotland National Rural Network website
  45. Richard Davison, Scottish Natural Heritage



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