Developing a career using social media in
government, without actually getting sacked.
Dave Briggs
Community Evangelist
ww...
@davebriggs

dave@learningpool.com

d@vebrig.gs

www.davepress.net
What I do now

 Read

 Think

 Write

 Talk

 Consult
How I reached local government

 A-Levels: English Lit, History, RE

 Degree: Politics

 NatWest: Ugh

 University of Camb...
How I reached local government

 A-Levels: English Lit, History, RE

 Degree: Politics

 NatWest: Ugh

 University of Camb...
5 years (and a blog)
later...




http://www.flickr.com/photos/downingstreet/
               3045344571/
Any advice?
Develop yourself!
Different skills are needed

 Networking

 Storytelling

 Curiosity

 Flexibility

 Community building
My Dad’s on Facebook
The importance of in-between

 “2010 is going to be a performance – not an experience
 – competition. That’s why I said th...
It’s not always easy
An opportunity:
open government
Need for change

 1. People are demanding it

 2. Can’t afford not to
Open government

Transparency

Collaboration

Participation
Making it happen

 Culture

 and

 Technology
Culture

 Innovation

 Sharing

 Learning
Technology

 Cloud

 Open source

 Social

 Mobile
Change, and how to cope with it
Hitler hypnotising gays
Hitler’s hypnotising gaze
Treat your children with suspicion
and contempt.
Just because something might
go wrong isn’t a reason not to
do it!
More tech thoughts
Mainframes




                                Minicomputers
Web / Mobile




               Microcomputers
Control of
              technology


Disrupters
                             Disruptors
 become
                         ...
1. Ignorance of technology
should not be worn as a badge
of honour
2. It helps to understand where
things came from, and why they
are what they are, and how.
3. We should have the utmost
respect for the people that really
understand, and do, this stuff.
Good guidance

Be credible

Be consistent

Be responsive

Be integrated

Be a civil servant
Better guidance:
Don’t be a dick.
Be bold.

    Be human.

    Be relentlessly
    positive.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdegenhardt/4623915594/
Thanks for listening!

dave@learningpool.com

www.learningpool.com

www.davepress.net

@davebriggs

 http://www.flickr.com/...
Developing a career using social media in government, without actually getting sacked.
Developing a career using social media in government, without actually getting sacked.
Developing a career using social media in government, without actually getting sacked.
Developing a career using social media in government, without actually getting sacked.
Developing a career using social media in government, without actually getting sacked.
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.

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

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

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