Can Twitter save Bletchley Park? Dr Sue Black Senior Research Associate Software Systems Engineering University College Lo...
 
 
 
 
Captain Jerry Roberts Bletchley Park  codebreaker
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>What *you* can do........ </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Bletchley Park the “Geek Mecca” (only £10 for an annual pass)  <...
Thanks for listening  Any questions? @Dr_Black [email_address] www.sueblack.co.uk
My blog about Opentech including this presentation is at: DrBlack.posterous .com @Dr_Black [email_address] www.sueblack.co...
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Slides from my talk about the campaign to save Bletchley Park. The work done at Bletchley Park shortened WW2 by two years possibly saving 11 million lives. It is also the birthplace of the computer.

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  • Left to right: Mavis Batey – Bletchley Park codebreaker + Professor Fran Allen – Turing award winner
  • Women at Bletchley Park – bottom right pic shows left to right WW2 Bombe operators and now guides at Bletchley Park: Ruth Bourne and Jean Valentine Top right shows Colossus – the world’s first programmable digital computer
  • Captain Jerry Roberts: codebreaker at Bletchley Park talking about decoding a message that at the end read simply “Hitler, Fuhrer”
  • The veterans annual Enigma reunion at Bletchley Park 2009, held every September..
  • Social Media gurus @Sizemore and @Documentally, Kelsey Griffin – Director of Operations at Bletchley Park and me. Jamillah Knowles interviews me about the day spent at Bletchley Park together for BBC Pods and Blogs...now known as Outriders.
  • I ask Stephen Fry to help save Bletchley Park, he tweets with a link to my blog and I instead of the usual 50 hits per day I get 8000! 
  • Wanting Bletchley Park to connect with people from the international museum community we write a paper about Bletchley Park and using social media to raise awareness
  • Our paper is accepted  We then realise that we have no funds to attend the conference and present the paper. Some truly wonderful people on Twitter suggest that I set up a JustGiving page to help raise funds for us to attend. In about two weeks we raise all the money needed!
  • Here are the Twitter avatars of many of the wonderful people who donated the money
  • Opentech2010 Slideshare

    1. 1. Can Twitter save Bletchley Park? Dr Sue Black Senior Research Associate Software Systems Engineering University College London @Dr_Black
    2. 6. Captain Jerry Roberts Bletchley Park codebreaker
    3. 13. <ul><li>What *you* can do........ </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Bletchley Park the “Geek Mecca” (only £10 for an annual pass) </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look around the Bletchley Park website: www.bletchleypark.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Pledge 1 days wages http://www.pledgebank.com/work4bletchley </li></ul><ul><li>Read all about my campaign: savingbletchleypark.org </li></ul><ul><li>Donate money www.justgiving.com/sueblack </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the BCS ‘Women of Station X’ video </li></ul><ul><li>Follow @bletchleypark and @Dr_Black on Twitter, search term #bpark </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the Bletchley Park annual reunion site: www.bletchleyparkreunion.info </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the Station X social media cafes, details can be found by following @StationX on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to everyone you know about Bletchley Park. Have they been there? Do they know how important it was/is? </li></ul>
    4. 14. Thanks for listening Any questions? @Dr_Black [email_address] www.sueblack.co.uk
    5. 15. My blog about Opentech including this presentation is at: DrBlack.posterous .com @Dr_Black [email_address] www.sueblack.co.uk

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