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Developing a career using social media in government, without actually getting sacked.

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Presentation on careers in technology and government given to the Technology in Business Faststream network in London 13/9/10.

Presentation on careers in technology and government given to the Technology in Business Faststream network in London 13/9/10.

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    • 1. Developing a career using social media in government, without actually getting sacked. Dave Briggs Community Evangelist www.learningpool.com
    • 2. @davebriggs dave@learningpool.com d@vebrig.gs www.davepress.net
    • 3. What I do now Read Think Write Talk Consult
    • 4. How I reached local government A-Levels: English Lit, History, RE Degree: Politics NatWest: Ugh University of Cambridge: Computers, yay!
    • 5. How I reached local government A-Levels: English Lit, History, RE Degree: Politics NatWest: Ugh University of Cambridge: Computers, yay! By 2004, I reached King’s Lynn
    • 6. 5 years (and a blog) later... http://www.flickr.com/photos/downingstreet/ 3045344571/
    • 7. Any advice?
    • 8. Develop yourself!
    • 9. Different skills are needed Networking Storytelling Curiosity Flexibility Community building
    • 10. My Dad’s on Facebook
    • 11. The importance of in-between “2010 is going to be a performance – not an experience – competition. That’s why I said the other day that I think people who are connected are going to get all the rewards this year. It’s going to be about making things happen, and that means you need an in-between.” James Gardner, CTO, DWP http://bankervision.typepad.com/bankervision/2010/01/the-in-betweeners.html
    • 12. It’s not always easy
    • 13. An opportunity: open government
    • 14. Need for change 1. People are demanding it 2. Can’t afford not to
    • 15. Open government Transparency Collaboration Participation
    • 16. Making it happen Culture and Technology
    • 17. Culture Innovation Sharing Learning
    • 18. Technology Cloud Open source Social Mobile
    • 19. Change, and how to cope with it
    • 20. Hitler hypnotising gays
    • 21. Hitler’s hypnotising gaze
    • 22. Treat your children with suspicion and contempt.
    • 23. Just because something might go wrong isn’t a reason not to do it!
    • 24. More tech thoughts
    • 25. Mainframes Minicomputers Web / Mobile Microcomputers
    • 26. Control of technology Disrupters Disruptors become come along controllers (Tension) Cool new stuff
    • 27. 1. Ignorance of technology should not be worn as a badge of honour
    • 28. 2. It helps to understand where things came from, and why they are what they are, and how.
    • 29. 3. We should have the utmost respect for the people that really understand, and do, this stuff.
    • 30. Good guidance Be credible Be consistent Be responsive Be integrated Be a civil servant
    • 31. Better guidance:
    • 32. Don’t be a dick.
    • 33. Be bold. Be human. Be relentlessly positive. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdegenhardt/4623915594/
    • 34. Thanks for listening! dave@learningpool.com www.learningpool.com www.davepress.net @davebriggs http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbeltjones/ 3365682994/