Sunday, 16 September 2012

Social Media Week Glasgow!!

From the 24th-28th of September Glasgow will be one of the  many cities playing
host to all things social media.

Social media week is aimed to 'explore cultural and economic impact of social media'. The mission is to 'help people and organisations connect through  collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information'. 

Being a social media junkie myself (there's not one SM website I can think of that I don't indulge on a daily basis)   I really wanted to be involved in one way or another, so I decided to apply for a volunteer position.My application was accepted and I attended the volunteers event a few days ago.  For some reason I was really nervous, meeting new people usually doesn't bother me but I was worried I was going to be overwhelmed and had maybe gotten in over my head... I could not have been more wrong. I was met with Tim and Daniela, the very enthusiastic and encouraging  curators for the event, and a table full of like minded people who were ready to jump in (free wine too which is always a bonus).

If you live in and around Glasgow I'd highly recommend having a look at the event schedule and sign yourself up for some events. There's something for everyone and it's a great chance to learn more about the online world if you're interested but don't know where to start.
I'll be blogging more throughout the week but I just wanted to put the word out, I hope to see you at some events :). 


Stacey said...

Can I be really dozy and ask if there are any events suitable for someone like me? I'm a beauty blogger and Twitter addict...trying to find work in social media/marketing/PR. I'm not sure if I'd be welcome since I technically don't work in the industry?!


Siobhan said...

Hey Stacey! I had the same thought too before I went to the volunteer night but it was quite the opposite, a girl I was there with said she had got work from doing social media week last year. You should have a look at some of the networking parties, apparently they're great for making contacts in the industry, and there's fun events like the dj night and the sub quiz. You should defo try an get along to something :)