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The Cambridge NetSquared Meetup Group Message Board › New Meetup: Tablets, Smartphones, iPads, iPhones: Gadgets for Good?

New Meetup: Tablets, Smartphones, iPads, iPhones: Gadgets for Good?

Ellie S.
Announcing a new Meetup for The Cambridge NetSquared Meetup Group!

What: Tablets, Smartphones, iPads, iPhones: Gadgets for Good?
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: Cambridge Online
Hester Adrian Centre, Hawthorn Way, CB4 1AX

About the event:

Ever wondered what the big deal is about these new tablets, such as the iPad?

Curious as to how smartphones like the iPhone or Android phone can change the way we live?

How are they really different? Come hear one persons account of how tablets and smartphones such as the iPad and iphone really can create social change in education, for people with disabilities, older people, and in your everyday productivity.

Hear stories, see apps, be inspired... and if you have a smart phone or a tablet do bring it along and feel free to tweet, hunt for apps and so on.

The twitter hashtag for Net2Camb is #Net2Camb.

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided by the lovely folks at Cambridge Online.

About the Speaker:

Mel Findlater is a local geek for social good. She gets ridiculously excited about the possibilities of how technology can create social change. She has a background in working with young people, people with disabilities, older people and in the voluntary sector.

Most of her days are spent volunteering and working for The You Can Hub, enthusiastically raising awareness and developing projects to do with ipads, tablets, and technology to promote independence and learning. She's keen to share her knowledge, skills and passion with others, especially those who are on their a mission for social good.

Follow Mel and the You Can Hub on Twitter



Mel is really looking forward to the event, "This evening really focuses on the work that I have been doing and will be doing, exploring and talking to people about how to make it a reality and spread the word. It's all about the social good...which I think fits perfectly with Net2Camb"

About the venue:

Cambridge Online is an educational charity promoting computer access for all. It has a network of 20 local community access points in Cambridge, a specialist accessibility service supporting disabled people, and a mentoring programme for volunteer tutors. They are partners with UK online centres, RaceOnline2012 and BBC First Click.

About Net2Camb:

Net2Camb is a free monthly event for people in and around the Cambridge area interested in using web or mobile technology for social good. Whether you are a nonprofit organization in the traditional sense, a venture capitalist, a programmer, an individual with a great idea, or a social changemaker, Net2Camb is here to help you make connections and create a community around innovating for good in Cambridge. These events are great opportunities to learn what others are trying, see successful projects and platforms, hear about developing technologies, make new friends and collaborate on new projects.

This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning about using web and mobile technology for social benefit.

Check it out!
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