So… for the past few years (pathetic I know) I’ve been talking about organising a GeekMeet. Like a TeachMeet, but with a focus more for school IT Support. Teachers with an eye towards ICT would of course be more than welcome.
For those of you not familiar with TeachMeets.
Congratulations. 🙂 The events are made up of 2- and 7-minute presentations where volunteers stand up and share good ideas / concepts. There’s a few minutes for questions after each presentation and an interval for a chance to chat properly. For those of you who use Frog, it would a bit like their Meet-Share-Learn days, just not only about VLEs.
I think realistically, there’d be a few differences between a GeekMeet and a TeachMeet. In the couple of TeachMeets I’ve attended there was a clear drive to avoid specific products and to refer more to techniques. While this makes sense in a teaching context, I don’t have an issue with an IT professional saying: “this product is really great, because …”.
I also think that some people have issues with public speaking.
I think we could look into offering Presentations-by-Proxy (PbP?).
What do you think, is this something you’d come along to?
I’ve set up a Google Form so you can register interest and I can get an idea of what you’d want a GeekMeet to be like.
I’ll email out this link to everyone I know, but please forward it to your colleagues as well. This will definitely be a case of the more, the merrier.