K Service Jam

A weekend of connecting, learning, innovating and having fun!

#GSJam comes to Kerry
August 2020

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What Is It?

Across the world in 48 hours, people in Kerry & cities all around the world will join forces together for Global Service Jam. Inspired by a shared theme, teams innovate and experiment to create new service experiences or improve existing ones. This is an event for anyone with an interest in solving challenges we face in our world today!

If you want to learn new skills, make new connections, share ideas, solve problems and have a lots of fun and pizza, then join us on March 21st and 22nd in the RDI Hub, Co.Kerry for a weekend of design to change the world!

Connect

Learn

Innovate

Have Fun!

Who Should Go?

Anyone!

Students, professionals, academics, innovators, designers, technologists, service providers, parents, community reps, public servants, job-seekers and anyone who is curious… You don’t need any previous service design experience – just bring yourself and an open mind

What Will Happen?

Day 1

6.00pm

Meet fellow jammers and enjoy some pizza!

7.00pm

Meet the Jam facilitators and find out this year’s theme.

7.30pm

Time to form teams and get busy with ideas!

9.30pm

That’s a wrap for today – time to go home!

Day 2

9.30am

Kick-off the Saturday session by validating ideas through research.

1.00pm

Enjoy some lunch – our treat!

2.00pm

Bring your ideas to life through prototyping!

4.00pm

Time to put your ideas to the test, get some feedback and refine them.

5.00pm

Tapas time!

6.00pm

Share your results with the world!

7.30pm

Go home happy, knowing you’ve contributed to something amazing

Meet The Facilitators

Reidín O'Connor

Reidín O'Connor

Members and Community Manager, RDI Hub

Guillaume Py

Guillaume Py

Head of Innovation, Fexco

Sharon Hanlon

Sharon Hanlon

Innovation Manager, Fexco

Niamh O'Hora

Niamh O'Hora

UX Design Lead, Aspen Grove Solutions

FAQ’s

WHAT'S THE GLOBAL SERVICE JAM?

The Global Service Jam is a community of Jams taking place internationally over the same weekend. All the Jams share the same starting themes, and publish their local results over a central platform.

IS THE JAM FOR ME?
Yes – it’s for anyone! You don’t need to have service design experience to Jam… It’s all about people with different backgrounds working together, so please don’t bring a idea or a team with you
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
You’ll meet new people, maybe people who do things that you’ve never heard of, or that you never thought you’d meet. You will learn more about a design-based and approach to problems, You will pick up a load of new ideas and work practices. There’s no theory, no handouts, it’s not a course. It’s focused on DOING, not talking.
Is There a Theme?
Yes, and it’s a secret! This Secret Theme will carefully chosen by representatives of the worldwide organising team, and will be announced on the Friday evening (local time) in each location.
DO I HAVE TO COME ON BOTH DAYS?
Afraid So! Your teammates will be relying on you to be there both days – don’t let them down!!
IS IT A HACKATHON?
A Service Jam is a little different to a Hackathon. At the end of the Jam, you’ll have a great prototype, you’ll have learned new design innovation skills and will have met some great people! Maybe you won’t have launched the start-up of your dreams, but you won’t leave disappointed.
What Do I Need To Bring?

We’ll provide food and materials. You’ll need your own transportation, and a laptop/software if you want to work with technology. Bring a water bottle too!

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When

Stay tuned for August 2020 event dates!

Where

RDI Hub, Killarney Rd, Anglont, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

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Contact

Contact hello@kservicejam.com for more information.

Or call Reidín O Connor on 087 4072875.

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