Last year we hosted a party during London Tech Week branded as CoTech. We had a lot of fun, and it attracted quite a lot of new people. For example, we had a few people from various government departments, big tech companies like Microsoft, start-ups etc. Whilst it didn’t turn into million dollar contracts, we have stayed in touch with some of these people, and got quite a bit of feedback that visitors had never heard of co-ops and were really inspired.
Here at Outlandish we would like to propose to host another party again this year. In addition, we propose to run a session (roundtable?) in the afternoon along the lines of “how to find more meaning in your tech career”.
What do other people think about this? Is there anything that other co-ops would like to see this year?
Last year some co-ops were kind enough to chip in some money to help with the event (there’s a cost to going on the LTW programme for example, plus beer etc). If anyone thinks they might be in a position to help out please let me know.
Link to last year’s thread about the event is here: https://community.coops.tech/t/cotech-at-london-tech-week/