So 2014 is looking like it’s going to be a busy year for me. As well as continued work with I Make Fun Stuff and a long charity walk, more of that later, I have started the Ipswich chapter of Good For Nothing.
I first discovered Good For Nothing after seeing news and some blogs posts (by Sally Jenkinson and Oli Watts) about a recent gig held in Colchester. The idea is a simple but effective one, bringing people with skills together for a short period of time to work together and solve problems for local causes. It’s an idea that instantly got me excited and the more I thought about it the more I realised that Ipswich has the perfect mix of people to take this on and make it a success. So that’s what I’ve done, work has started and the interest has been really encouraging.
The whole idea is that all of it is done for nothing so it relies on people’s goodwill and generosity to get it all done. So we need a good mixture of thinkers/strategists, communications folk, social innovators, designers web and graphic, developers and coders/hackers, film makers, illustrators, photographers, bloggers, project managers, do-ers, cake makers, DJ’s, musicians and artists as well as venues to do things, food and drink to keep people going and most importantly causes to do the work for!
There is lots to do and lots of ways to get involved so if the idea gets you excited too then please get in contact: