Global Service Jam is a worldwide not-for-profit event where people come together to work collectively over 48 hours to design and create prototypes for services to global problems. Over 125 cities are taking part this year! The weekend is all about exploring spontaneous approaches to realising ideas, and I have been working to make it happen along with some good friends.
The theme is set at the same time for all participating cities, on Friday evening (TONIGHT!), and teams work to develop and test their ideas on Saturday, before presenting them on Sunday. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet other interesting people, and a lot of fun.
This year Bristol is being represented for the first time, and we are organising the event at Hamilton House. It is looking to be a fantastically creative weekend that we hope will have a lasting effect on both those who come, and through realised projects after the event. To encourage this, our main sponsor, WebStart Bristol, has generously offered the opportunity of expert development support and around £10,000 funding to those who which to pursue their ideas!!