GovCampUK image courtesy Paul Clarke
The movement was started by Jeremy Gould in January 2008, and now others have got involved and organised events.
GovCamps are events with a number of things in common:
- They are free to attend
- They have no set, pre-defined agenda
- There is a strong focus on attendee participation
- They integrate nicely with online stuff
- They are relentlessly positive, constructive and creative
There are probably other things to add to this too.
Nobody owns the idea of GovCamps, and nobody needs to ask for permission to run one. You might find people on this site who can help you organise it though, and maybe find some sponsorship or whatnot.
Sourced from http://www.ukgovcamp.com/about/
GovCamps have been held around the world, including in: