Cleanweb London Message Board › Cleanweb Community Update - September 2013
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Over the last couple of years we've seen the UK Cleanweb community grow and grow, and last month, we saw this meetup group reach 500 members - woohoo!
We're also seeing more happening between the meetups.
So we're trying out a monthly newsletter to let members know what's happening between them.
Videos From Cleanweb September
If you couldn't make the last meetup, the videos of the talks are now online, on the Cleanweb UK youtube channel.
James Singleton - Reducing PC Energy Consumption (slidedeck)
James Johnston - An Internet of Power
Joe Kwiakowski - Data Science for Sustainability
Note: There's loads of good content here in this talk, but rather embarrassingly, we bumped up against a 20 minute time limit when filming this one with the camera, so we lost the last 3 minutes of the 20 minute talk. Sorry Joe, we promise it'll never happen again :(
Cleanweb Seedcamp Escapades
If you're working in a startup in London, the chances are you've already heard of Seedcamp.
For those who haven't, Seedcamp is Europe's leading micro-seed investment and mentoring program, and last week, two new companies setup by cleanweb members, Open Utility (Andy and James) and Winnow Solutions (Marc), were announced as finalists in the program, with Winnow Solutions joining the Seedcamp family for 2013.
Nice work, fellas!
18th-20th September - Fairphone Pop-Up Space: London
Back in June, member Karien Stroucken introduced us to Fairphone, telling the story of how an awareness project about conflict minerals turned into a social enterprise to design, create and produce its own smartphone, trying to find 5,000 people to believe in the project so they could start their first production run.
Nearly 15,000 handset sales later, the Fairphone team are in London running a pop-up space at London Design Week in Soho, where you can meet the team, see the latest prototypes, and learn more about the Fairphone mission.
There's a whole program of fascinating workshops, discussions, covering urban mining, circular design models, and lots, lots more, from Wednesday evening through to Friday. Check it out.
22nd September - Sunday Pub Meet
There's more to this cleanweb lark than just startups - if you're up for a considered, more interactive discussion about some of the deeper issues relating to using the web in the aid of sustainability, then our Cleanweb Sunday Pub Meet at the Crown and Shuttle, lead by Jack Townsend may be just the thing for you.
We'll be joined by researchers from the Swedish ICT for Sustainability centre CESC, so come along with your thinking cap on.
21st October Cleanweb - Cleanweb Cities
October sees our next meetup, covering the theme of Cleanweb Cities, and we'll be running it in the brand new Shoreditchworks Village Hall, itself funded by a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. We have one free speaking slot for this event, so if you're working on a project that might fit the theme of Cleanweb Cities, drop a line to me (Chris Adams), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25th October - Glasgow start-up weekend - Environmental Sustainability and Clean Technology
Further up North, the Glasgow Startup Weekend in October has a specific Environmental Sustainability and Clean Technology focus this year, and might catch your eye.
Our cleanweb member Rory Gianni, who is kicking off Cleanweb Scotland is involved in the organisation of the event, so if you're up there, say hi :)
25th-27th October - Making software that won’t suck (the world’s resources)
If you're going to the Mozilla Festival, keep an eye out for the suitably cleanwebby themed session run by the Restart Project (Janet and Ugo), named Making software that won’t suck (the world’s resources). See you there
28th October Bethnal Green Ventures deadline
Finally, if any of this has you all enthused about using the web to build a fairer, more sustainable world, don't forget there's still time to quit your job and apply for Bethnal Green ventures - applications close on the 28th.
If you're interested, check out the Bethnal Green Ventures site, or get in touch with cleanweb member Lily Ash Sakula.
That's all for now
As we mentioned this before, this a new thing for us in Cleanweb London, and we'd love some pointers on how to make this more useful for you - was this too much content? Too little? Is there anything you'd want to see in future that's missing from this? Is a cleanweb specific newsletter like this once a month some thing you'd like to receive in future?
Let us know, how to make it better by sending an email to Chris at email@example.com.
Thanks, and enjoy your Sunday!