Tag Archive: Be2camp

Sep 01 2014

Technopop offers AEC STEM learning opportunity

Technopop London is a new four-week, pop-up festival that will be bringing cutting-edge science, technology, design and innovation to schools, students and families in London this autumn. Run by a newly created social enterprise, Technopop Ltd, it aims to educate children about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), encourage and support the diversity agenda, and work with local community groups …

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Jul 23 2014

Be2Awards on hold for 2014

The Be2Awards will not be held in 2014. As Be2camp co-founders, Martin Brown and I had a long discussion about the programme, and about our respective workloads (the Awards and accompanying Be2Talks take a significant amount of time, effort and some money to organise). From a purely practical point of view, we decided that we just didn’t …

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Feb 17 2014

Capitalise on CAPSIG

As the new chair of CAPSIG, I want to build bridges (sic) with other groups interested in industry communication. Last Thursday, I was elected the new chair of the CIPR’s Construction and Property Special Interest Group at a short annual general meeting at London’s Building Centre The CAPSIG AGM preceded a debate on what industry …

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Jan 21 2014

Architecture communities: new and renewed

Archilovers logo

Having been involved in various on- and off-line construction communities and networks over the years, I got a well-targeted news release about a worldwide social network for architects and designers. Archilovers.com, it says, has over 900,000 registered users, and is opening a new cluster in London, operating from Impact Hub King Cross, part of a global network …

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Aug 22 2013

2013 BE2Awards – nominations open!

The 2013 Be2Awards and Be2Talks are on 25 September 2013. Tweet, blog, email – help spread the word. Nominate, vote – join in. Or sponsor! It’s that time of year again. In August last year, I wrote about the second running of the Be2awards: the world’s first awards for social media in the built environment (which …

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Aug 14 2012

Announcing the Be2Awards 2012

Be2Awards

In January 2011 I wrote about the inaugural Be2awards: the world’s first awards for social media in the built environment (of which I am organiser). These are being held again, and remain distinctly social. Nominations for the BeAwards 2012 (which opened yesterday) are being crowd-sourced, and will be voted upon by the same crowd. The intention …

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Jul 17 2012

Mel Starrs – memories

Mel Starrs (@Melstarrs) tragically collapsed and died at the weekend. I heard the news via a telephone call from Martin Brown this morning, and it was soon confirmed by an email from mutual friend Claire Walker – we had all worked with Mel at an event just two weeks ago. Mel was an associate director in the environmental consultancy …

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Mar 27 2012

Kickstart an Air Quality Egg

I’ve been looking for excuses to talk about Pachube (founder Usman Haque has contributed to past Be2camp events I’ve been involved with), the Internet of Things and about crowd-sourced funding of innovations, so an email from Pachube announcing the launch of its Kickstarter fund-raising programme to build a batch of web-enabled air quality monitoring devices was very …

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Jul 26 2011

OpenBuildings – marketing architecture

[This is an edited version of a blog post originally published on my tech blog ExtranetEvolution.com.] Last month, I wrote about OpenBuilding.com, the crowd-sourced building directory, and I met up with the business’s founders, COO Tom Mallory (left) and CEO Adel Zakout (right), in London last week. While it positions itself as a resource for those interested …

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Jun 06 2011

We are all broadcasters now

I helped organise and spoke at Be2camp Heritage in London last Thursday, 2 June. The half-day event, held fittingly at The Georgian Group in Fitzroy Square, was developed in conjunction with James Mott of Projectbook who has worked hard to build up an extensive community of heritage sector people. The intention was to help building …

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