Here’s some links I spotted recently, which you might find interesting:
What’s beautiful to you? is a photography competition being run by Dezeen and The Photographers’ Gallery to find ‘Areas of Outstanding Urban Beauty’. ‘The idea behind the competition is to find out what people love about the places where they live’, so submit a photo of somewhere beautiful to you by 5pm on Monday 11th October 2010. The winning photograph will get published in The Photographers’ Gallery in London.
Digital Birmingham on History Pin – Simon Whitehouse talks about using History Pin map of photos and stories to submit his images of the relatively recent tornado in Birmingham, and wonders aloud how local authorities might use their archived photographs with History Pin.
‘Meet The Communities is a free, one-off networking and discovery event where we’ll hear from some of the big online communities about the partnerships they’ve developed with public sector organisations and commercial brands.’ It’s on Friday 1st October in London.
MACE Full Circle may be of interest to those in the East and West Midlands regions – looking to ‘realise the potential of films and videos currently hidden away in attics and sheds in your community’ and making it accessible.
The London Neighbourhoods Online Unconference 2010 is next Saturday 25th September – for Londoners running neighbourhood websites to ‘share experiences, learn from one another, network and maybe think about how to take things to the next level’.
Hyperlocal Govcamp West Midlands ‐ ‘a smallish midweek affair for West Midlands types taking place in Walsall’ on 6th October, which our very own Mike Rawlins has been helping Dan Slee, Andy Mabbett and Stuart Pezholio to organise. The event is for people from the public sector, web developers and hyperlocal bloggers to get together and exchange and hatch ideas. It’s sold out but there is a waiting list.