After blogging about the idea of a social media cafe for Derby and Derbyshire a few weeks ago I’m now really pleased to say that the first cafe will be on Thursday 1 October 2009!
Things have progressed quite quickly and Tim Cooper, Paul Cole (who I discovered were also thinking about this when we chatted at localgovcamp) and myself have been doing bits and bobs to get this off the ground.
Quad Derby have agreed to host us in their cafe bar and there are now a few online spaces to find out more and sign up for the event. You can find the cafe on:
- Facebook – a group about the cafe as well as event listing where you can sign up if you are interested generally or intend to come along
- Ning – similar to the Facebook group and listing just in a different space!
- The social media cafe blog – a dedicated blog and web pages about the Derby and Derbyshire cafe
You can also follow the latest on Twitter through the #smcderby or #ddsmc hash tags.
There has been lots of interest so far and I’m confident we’ll have a great event come 1 October so if you’re interested in social media and you’re in the area why not sign up at one of the online spaces and then come along for coffee, cake and a chat?
Additional: Plans are already underway for the second event! This will be held in Matlock (venue to be confirmed) on Thursday 3 December 2009.