GlueSniffers is today, February 9th 2009 in Bermondsey, London.
A Tuttleish get-together for people interested in the intersection between ICT and appropriate technology, so named by the Mad Genius of Akvo – a hotly contested title – Mark Charmer being the current holder. Dougald Hine of the School of Everything – another mad genius, you may see a theme running though this event – is also co-convening.
What are GlueSniffers? What we’re looking for is the fertile delta where the ICT game intersects with the sea of appropriate technology – things like Akvo itself, the new new School of Everything appropriate technology focus, Appropedia, Dadamac or even STAR-TIDES. The glue refers to joining pieces (glue code, ahem!) to form a bigger whole than the component parts.
Topics for the first meeting: geospacial and taxonomy sharing between organizations. What would it take to get datasets like maps of all the wells in Tanzania passed around all the organizations who could use them? What about tools that are location-aware like Twitter as a backbone for some kinds of aid or disaster relief collaborations?
We’ll have meetup or similar links up this week, but the basic information is:
Movement Design Bureau at 5:30PM on Monday, February 2nd, 2008.
The address is 25 Blue Anchor Lane, Bermondsey, London. It is about a five minute walk from the Bermondsey stop on the Jubilee line, one stop from London Bridge.
(picture from Mark Charmer’s visit to Nimdivandh village, Kutch Province. Gujurat)