Social Innovation Camp and Brighton Barcamp

For all UK-based readers, I wanted to let you know about a couple of cool events coming up.

First up, there's a repeat of last year's awesome Brighton Barcamp, on the weekend of 15-16 March.

In addition to the usual BarCamp talks and presentations they'll be playing a game of locomatrix, holding a Hack for The Open Rights Group and probably playing a game of werewolf or two... All that and a trip to the seaside.

Tickets will be available from Monday 18th Feb at 12.30pm (GMT)
at Last year tickets went in 20 minutes so set your watches :-)

YDN are one of the sponsors of the event so look forward to seeing you there.

And a couple of weeks later... What happens when you get a bunch of hackers and social innovators together, give them a set of social problems and only 48 hours to solve them?

Social Innovation Camp is going to find out.

In London on the weekend of 4th-6th April 2008, Social Innovation Camp will bring together some of the best of the UK and Europe’s web developers and designers with people at the sharp end of social problems. The event will be a cross between Seedcamp and a hackday, with lots of practical stuff going on, and Yahoo! are technical partners.

Right now, they are looking for ideas for web applications which really should exist, yet don’t - showing how the social web can create social change. You can enter your idea through their website at or via

Sophie Major, YDN Europe