In this close-out post I shall hand over to the teams themselves to walk you through their CTC9 weekend. Check out the videos using the links below. Use the ‘ctc9’ tag to find all other blog posts about the amazing volunteering experience this weekend.
I am so glad I joined the CTC9 project as a volunteer. Blogging about this project was a tremendous experience. There are two aspects of this weekend that amazed me beyond the teams’ achievements.
The idea funnel
It was fascinating to witness the journey we all ventured on – from random ideas on post-its to distilling them down into structured approaches.
The teams seemed to develop naturally based on people’s interests. It is remarkable how smoothly people from different sectors and backgrounds worked together in a very productive way. The Code the City staff did a great job in keeping us all on track.
Saturday 10th December from 0900 – 1600 at Bridge of Don Academy, Aberdeen, AB22 8RR
Sport Aberdeen and Code the City are inviting people from across Bridge of Don and the wider Aberdeen area to take part in a full day community workshop looking at active travel ideas. The day will consider ideas to develop an Active Travel Hub in Bridge of Don which can promote and support cycling and walking in the community.
The event will be structured across a whole day, and allowing for drop in attendance throughout the day.
You can choose to drop in either morning or afternoon – or even stay for the full day if you like.
The day will involve:
- Identification of potential opportunities or problems relating to the siting and functionality of an active travel hub in the Bridge of Don area.
- Group idea generation session to address each of these areas employing a variety of appropriate techniques in order to generate the best ideas possible.
- Team and group work to explore each idea – developing these to envision what future states might be.
- Iterative development of prototype ‘solutions’.
- Catering (teas, coffee, juices, snacks during the morning and afternoon and a sandwich / pizza lunch) for all participants.
Please register your interest via event brite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/active-travel-hub-innovation-day-tickets-29474133928
For more detail on the event please contact Susan Fraser, Project Development Manager, Sport Aberdeen firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week we were delighted to hear the announcement that Code The City have been approved as a node of the Open Data Institute (ODI).
— OpenData-Aha! (@OpenDataAha) November 6, 2015
We are the first node in Scotland (and the only one north of Leeds) and will be working with all sectors to ensure that we raise awareness of the best practice in Open Data through training, networking, and organising events across the country. Continue reading Our first week as a Node of the ODI
The codethecity Ideation Toolkit is available for download now.