This session hosted by Community Business Patchwork explored the opportunities surrounding community tech and how communities can be strengthened and liberated by creating and owning their own technical solutions.
Our CEO, Charlotte Newman took part to share the thinking behind Carefree’s no-code tech strategy and how others can implement it.
Session 1: What is community tech?
Rachel Coldicutt setting the context behind and framing our understanding behind community tech. Video | Slides
Melissa Mean – Director of We Can Make (part of Knowle West Media Centre) will be sharing how they are advancing community tech through digital manufacturing and product design in the heart of South Bristol. Video | Slides
Sally Lowndes from the Onion Collective will talk us through the development of Understory- a digital mapping tool that captures the social connections that help create a community. Video | Slides
Julia Darby sharing about development of Community Care Connect, a platform supports community-based organisations to develop their own viable Carer Introduction Services. Video | Slides
Emily Berwyn from Meanwhile Space will share more about the current community consultation exploring options for a community tech space as part of Hastings Common.Video | Slides
Session 2: How can No-Code support community businesses?
A digital-focused session to explore how No-Code support community business. No-Code tools allow non-developers to quickly and easily create applications using drag and drop features (without needing to write code hence name). There is huge potential to cheaply create bespoke solutions for your business.
Tom Watson from the Good Ship share their experiences of using No-Code and demonstrate some of the No-code solutions they have developed to support community businesses.Video | Slides
Simon Borkin from Commonly share their experiences of using No-Code and demonstrate some of the No-code solutions they have developed to support community businesses.Video | Slides