I was disappointed to miss last years Global Service Design Jam so I’m keen to make it to my local one here in NZ this year – hosted by Wintec in Hamilton and organised by Matt Currie of divergent (@divergent_nz). The Global Service Jam, done in the same spirit as the Mozilla Design Jams, involves a potentially random group of people coming together for 48hours to create something – in this case a prototype of a new service.
They are the kinds of meet ups and distributed global conversations / productions that are only possible thanks to social technologies – but they pick up on a general spirit of sharing, openness, fun and collaboration that are inherent to people who like to create things together, and who recognise the possibilities of starting from nothing to build – who knows what.
The Service Jam runs (roughly) 5pm 24th February to 5pm 26th February
Find your local event on the Global Service Jam site, or