What happens during the camp?
Here is a rough outline of how the weekend should flow:
Day 1: Friday
6.30pm for 7pm start: Kick-off event. The evening reception, on the first day, will be a chance for participants to find out more about the projects we will be working on, matching them up with a team and getting to know each other. There will be some introductions and a light meal. We will also introduce the camp and explain what will happen in the next two and a half days. This first evening, is just about having a nice time and getting to know people.
Day 2: Saturday
9am: Breakfast for a bright and early start on Saturday. While we enjoy breakfast we will explain how the rest of the weekend is going to work. There are some areas that need to be reflected on:
1.) What’s the problem you're trying to solve?
2.) What type of technology will enable this?
3.) How will you sustain your idea?
4.) How will you build a community of users?
5.) What are you going to do after the Social Innovation Camp weekend?
Each idea will have an assigned space for the weekend and the campers will find their way to the different ideas based on what they like best. There is flexibility, if required during the camp. It’s most likely that this Saturday morning will be the pen-and-paper stage. Scoping the idea, thinking about what needs to be created, how it’s going to work, who’s going to do what, etc.
12.45pm: Morning round-up. This is an informal gathering to discuss how far you’ve gotten and to find out what other people have been up to before lunch.
2pm: Back on it! This could be a great time for teams to begin building their prototype. Four to five hours of hacking stuff, designing campaigns, creating business models etc
6.45pm: Saturday round-up There will be another informal review of the afternoon.
Day 3 : Sunday
9am: Breakfast. More building time and polishing the final pitch.
2pm-4pm: Show and Tell. After a sprint to the finish, everyone will gather to listen and share information on what they have been working on over the weekend.
4pm: Pub, go home, sleep
Hopefully participants will be going home with some interesting new contacts, new paths to pursue, and be that one step closer to creating something interesting!