My personal tagline is, "I love to bring people together and make things better".
I've had several professional roles as a community development manager. My first was in 2014 when I edited the community development handbook and framework for GOV.UK. It was originally written by Meg Pickard. These 2 pieces of guidance help develop communities of practice in government. Much of it can be applied to other communities, especially the 3 P's of people, programme and platforms.
I help run:
Community Manager's breakfast club.
Monthly virtual meetup every 4 weeks at 0900 GMT Wednesday
Community Manager (un)Conference.
Annual hybrid meetup.
Weekly in person hackathon every Tuesday from 1830 GMT at Newspeak House.
Delivery Con annual event - 2018 to 2023,
United Kingdom government camp (UKGovCamp) - 2012 to 2019 and 2023,
HMPPS digital content designers community - 2021 to 2022,
UK Civil Service Agile delivery community - 2020 to 2022,
Gov Deliver Managers (DMs) in the Ether - 2020 to 2022,
One team government (OneTeamGov) - 2017 to 2021,
Defra communites - 2016 to 2019,
Open data camp (ODCamp) - 2015 to 2017,
Service Manager community - 2014,
Local government social media (lgovsm) - 2011.