[Local] London Leadership!

22 May 2008 - 5:50am
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Julian McCrea

Sounds like a plan.

I am up for that - was thinking the next meeting could be over at my offices in Clerkenwell :)

See you soon,

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alexander Livingstone [mailto:adl.ixda at googlemail.com]
Sent: 21 May 2008 23:07
To: discuss at ixda.org list
Cc: Mikhail Goldgaber
Subject: [Local] London Leadership!

Calling all London IxDA subscribers:

There has been a lot of attendance and interest in the London group,
so to knock it up a notch we are forming a organising committee/board
that will plan and put on events in and around London, organise
speakers, organise workshops and what have you.

If you fancy getting involved, please get in touch. We're looking for
about 5-8 people - that way if you happen to be busy or away during a
month, there are others to fill the void.

Interested? Please send a note to Mikhail Goldgaber (CCd here) and me
and we'll reply to let you know the deal. We will be having an
organisational meeting on Monday the 2nd of June, so please try to
keep that free.

We look forward to hearing from you!

All the best - Alexander.
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22 May 2008 - 7:28am
Josh Seiden


Speaking from my experience, getting involved in local organizing is
a great experience. It's a great way to meet colleagues, learn,
grow, network, etc.

So it's great to hear you put out this call, Alexander. I hope folks
take you up on the opportunity.


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3 Jun 2008 - 3:37am

We had our first meeting of the IxDA London events committee last night.

Here's the agenda (apologies in advance for the timeboxing but can't help myself as one of the things I do in my day job is white-knuckled facilitaiton):

7:00-7:15 Introductions to each other
Who are you? Where do you work?
What motivated you to join the committee?

7:15-7:25 Overview and workshop methodology
Vision for IxDA London events committee
Car park


7:30-7:45 Objectives discussion
What makes IxDA different from the other groups?
How can we distinguish ourselves?
How will this translate to the events we'll organize?
Round table format

7:45-8:15 Personas for event attendees
Prioritize by dot voting


8:20-8:50 Events brainstorm
Discreet modules
Pros and cons
Prioritize by dot voting

8:50-9:00 Review Car park and Next steps
Discuss any actions by the group
What's next?

3 Jun 2008 - 3:42am

I ran the meeting as a workshop and Kim Lenox (from Adaptive Path) was kind enough to join us while visiting London. Overall we had 7 people there.

We set some key objectives for how we can differentiate ourselves from other London groups and what we should focus on.

We then came up with a series of personas for event attendees and prioritzed them.

Finally we came up with some ideas for event modules (discreet sessions instead of whole event ideas).

Everything is on Post-its so I'll write them up in digital form and post a link for anyone on the list to take a look at if they're interested.

I'm also going to post some of the key topics we thought were important to formalizing London events and see what the list thinks. I'm keen to find out the experiences of the other cities in relation to what we're trying to do in the UK.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and moral support! :)

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