Doteveryone CEO Rachel Coldicutt’s Medium post, ‘What if tech conferences don’t matter that much?’ landed just as we were wrapping up Leeds GovJam 2017. Here’s me posing awkwardly with the awesome volunteer team who made this year’s event happen…
Every one of these people could, and should, stand on a platform and drop pearls of wisdom to an attentive audience. I would definitely pay to go to that conference.
But what the volunteer team did this week was more valuable than that: they modelled, coached, and mentored. They created a platform for others to perform.
Our jammers made many things:
- 7 prototypes, tested and iterated multiple times within 48 hours
- new connections across the public, private and third sectors
- commitments to keep on working differently…
At the jams, we have a hashtag for that — #doingnottalking.