Tech for Good
The Dot Project is building an active Tech for Good community. We provide education, training and information to support this community. We facilitate events, meetups and roundtable discussions on niche topics to encourage proactive solutions to shared challenges.
We would like to get to know our community to strengthen connections and create opportunities, we are interested to hear from you take our survey here: Tech for Good Bath survey.
Tech for Good Bath
The Dot Project launched Tech for Good Bath in March 2017 as part of the global NetSquared movement of innovators in more than 70 cities around the world. We are connected with Tech for Good, a community movement of tech for good events, jobs and news.
We will be running a series of events during the Bath Digital Festival as we mobilise the community of Bath to take proactive steps towards gender diversity in technology. During the festival we will also be launching a participatory mapping project so we can understand the skills and expertise of our Tech for Good community.
5th December 2017 6pm – 8.30pm: GDPR and Data Protection
6th February 2018 6pm – 8.30pm: Cyber security essentials
Tech for Good Bath mapping:
We are in the process of understanding our Tech for Good Bath community to promote collaboration and connections. So far we have had 35 responses on our survey. Here are some initial findings:
What are the top three challenges to improving approach to technology in the third sector?
- Time and budget: organisations find it challenging to find the time and resources to invest effectively in technology development
- Skills of staff and volunteers: it is difficult for organisations to upskill staff, particularly when volunteers are from older generations
- Choosing and maintaining technology solutions: it is hard for organisations to know which technology solution will meet their needs, and how specific technology solutions need to be maintained.
Would digital sector experts provide their services pro-bono or at a reduced rate?
- 31.3%: Yes we would provide pro-bono services
- 31.3%: Yes we would provide services at a reduced rate
- 37.4%: Maybe
- 0%: No
Do social sector organisations have technology and/or digital needs they cannot fill?
- 61.1%: Yes
- 16.7%: Maybe
- 22.2%: No
On Tuesday 18th July we had a number of experts sharing their experience around the topic of Design for All, read more about it here.
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Who is the meetup group for?
Our meetups bring together nonprofits and activists, charities, social enterprises, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change.
Tech for Good Bath are free events to help make connections and create a community around digital for good in Bath and the surrounding area. Our meetups create a relaxed and welcoming environment for those interested in digital technologies for social good to be inspired and learn about what others are doing, get together, share ideas, network, and collaborate.
How are the events run?
Our events are informal with a mix of general speakers from the sector, specific discussions on tools and techniques and show and tell sessions. Most of all our sessions are a chance to share ideas, projects and foster a supportive, collaborative community.