Last week Michael and I headed North to Penrith, Cumbria to deliver training at Impact Housing’s Eden Rural Foyer, another of the many Community Capacity Builder UK online centres Talk About Local are currently working with. The group of 10 local Digital Champions and residents were interested in getting to grips with WordPress and all of them had created a new WordPress.com website and published a few posts by the end of the day. Just before we left, I asked the Eden Rural Foyer’s Community IT Support Officer about how he and the others might use their new skills:
Talk About Local training at Eden Rural Foyer in Penrith, Cumbria
Nicky is the Communications Manager at Talk About Local – recruiting, training and working with IT trainers and active citizens across the UK to help them create and develop simple yet effective community websites and online profiles. Nicky is currently overseeing Talk About Local's Networking for Work project, helping jobseekers to take control of their online profiles and look their best online. Nicky managed the popular Birmingham hyperlocal website Digbeth is Good since it began in May 2008 until moving to Cardiff in December 2011, where she helps organise regular Canton Social Media Surgeries. Nicky is interested in ways of using storytelling, game-playing and events within communities to tell their stories and effect positive change.