CrowdStorm – Saturday 27th April – 12.30-17.30

CrowdStorm

What is a CrowdStorm?

The idea is a spin on events like Jams or Hacks, where a group of people get together to create something useful. CrowdStorm will focus on helping a good cause – in this case a charity that works with young people to tackle issues like social exclusion and prejudice in deprived parts of London. The cause is a leader in its field and has won numerous awards for its work. But, like all good organisations, it is keen to explore new ideas to improve and extend its impact.

If you fancy being a part of it, you’ll be working in a small group to brainstorm, develop and prototype your ideas. It will be challenging – it will be fast paced, and you’ll need to get creative! But it will also be fun. You’ll get a chance to meet people, learn new methods for developing and prototyping or visualising ideas, and leave feeling proud of what you’ve created at the end of the day. Between us, we will certainly come up with some genuinely useful ideas that the charity can take forwards.

One afternoon is not much time, so there will be plenty of help on hand – experts to give you insight into the users/customers, an on-hand researcher, interactive tools, and more.

Why are we running this event?

We, at CrowdGuru believe…

“If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser.  Spend it lavishly, like a millionaire intent on going broke.”

We love this quote by an Irish poet called Brendan Francis. The CrowdStorm event is all about bringing people together, and using their skills to solve a social problem. In fact, you could say the CrowdStorm event brings to life the ethos of CrowdGuru.

Event Details and Tickets

The event will be held in Hub Westminster, in the heart of the West End, and a short walk from Charring Cross and Piccadilly Circus. It’s a pretty cool venue, described as a “startup laboratory for changemakers”, “a superstudio for the new economy”.

Full details and tickets are available from our Eventbrite page: http://crowdstorm.eventbrite.com/

The day will be split onto 4 sessions, with short breaks between each so you will have time to meet other CrowdStormers (and keep the caffeine levels up!).  And if you fancy carrying on the fun afterwards we’ll be heading to The Two Chairman just round the corner.

Session 1 – The Challenge     After a brief welcome from us, the Charity will pose the challenge for the CrowdStormers. You’ll be put to work right away, brainstorming ideas.

Session 2 – Design                    Working in teams, you’ll start to flesh out your ideas.

Session 3 – Prototype             Time to get creating! You’ll pick an aspect of your proposal to prototype or visualise using some of the tools provided, bringing the concept to life.

Session 4 – Share                      The day will wrap up with the teams sharing their ideas.

We’d love to see you there!

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