Commscamp for this co-organiser was tiring, exhilarating, challenging and rewarding. But most of all worth it.
Sometimes on the day you can be so busy talking to others to see the whole picture and it’s only in the days and weeks later that the full picture does emerge.
That picture is new connections, new ideas and some old faces re-aquainted.
The thinking is both day-today and also big picture and that’s absolutely fine.
That’s all down to our wonderful sponsors (have a look at the list on the right and genuflect in their general direction), those who came (well played!), the volunteers (even bigger well played!) and those who contributed from affar.
Here’s some things that have been created on the day or afterwards. We’ll look to update regularly:
Live streamer John Popham created seven videos of pitching and sessions that were livestreamed you may have missed: http://bit.ly/13na9di
Paul Clarke created a wonderful set of pictures that captured the day brilliantly: http://bit.ly/ZY7buY
Ben Proctor of Herefordshire County Council was first off the blocks with a round-up of 20 thoughts: http://bit.ly/ZH0gX9
Leeds City Council’s Phil Jewitt has written about the sociable organisation and the need to do things differently: http://bit.ly/YLyK6e
Hull City Council’s Eddie Coates-Madden on the need to question, on press releases and why we’re all customer services now: http://bit.ly/YGBtvB
Lorna Prescott created a Storify on the question of why more women didn’t pitch at first at commscamp: http://bit.ly/15YXqxf
Alex and Puffles the Dragon created a Twitter list of nice people you should know: http://bit.ly/Y4wvLV
Andy Brightwell from Public i created five things and four videos here: http://bit.ly/XLjeG2
Facilitator Lloyd Davis on how we give power and influence to people at unconferences: http://bit.ly/YEcSti
Comms2point0′s Dan Slee wrote 20 wishes and hopes from commscamp13: http://bit.ly/Z5oDJ6
Comms2point0′s Dan Slee created a storify of all the tweets from commscamp13 on the day – with the pornbots removed: http://bit.ly/V81EPZ
Warwick University’s Kelly Parkes-Harrison wrote about her impressions from her first unconference: http://bit.ly/WipGJx
Some things from the event’s facilitator Lloyd Davis‘ head post commscamp: http://bit.ly/WtlgKG
Shropshire Council family information service officer Kate Bentham wrote about why she loved commscamp here: http://bit.ly/ZEmwwZ
NHS comms officer Ed Cook wrote about the things he learned: http://bit.ly/WjhSre
Civil Servant Alex Blanford wrote about his experience, his dreams of potatocamp and tweaking the format: http://bit.ly/Y2wxDO
Ann Kempster of GCN wrote 21 thoughts that struck her as a co-organiser: http://bit.ly/ZIwst1
Freelancer John Popham wrote this on conference venues and connectivity: http://bit.ly/13WP0Td
Sarah Hartley of Talk About Local wrote this on communications, gender and open data: http://bit.ly/160wwVG
I’m bound to have missed some. Can you post them as comments if I have?
EDIT: Lloyd’s proper spelling of his name has been re-instated.
Creative commons credits: Paul Clarke http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_clarke/sets/72157632858974659/?page=2