Leeds Service Jam was wonderful this weekend so we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all the Jammers and everyone involved in making the magic happen – you are the Jam!
To the heroes at UKGovcamp, the ‘unconference’ for people interested in how the public sector does digital stuff, who also give people like us grants to put on events – we thank you. To the brilliant service designers, innovators and lovely human beings at Stick People, Matt, Kathryn, Sharon – thank you. To the super-collaborators and open data innovators at ODI Leeds who put up with us each year in their space – thank you. To our facilitators, mentors and speakers, Emma, Tero, Linda, Lisa and Jonny, who shared knowledge and helped move the jam along at pace while having fun – thank you. To our fab jam (conserve/energy booster) supporter, Hannah at Fruity Kitchen – thank you.
Massive thanks too to the Global Service Jam crew for starting and running this thing. Over on the Global Service Jam platform is a stack of documentation from two super prototypes we created in just 48-hours. Check out #Accept (formerly known as Catch-a-story), a service to address barriers to communication, and Social Media Post Angel, helping you to post more sensitively on social media. Just awesome work by all involved!
You can also check out photos from the Jam on Flickr
…And if you enjoyed Leeds Service Jam then why not check out Leeds GovJam taking place 16-18 May 2017. We hope to see you there!