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The focus of this post is the @SteemCampUK event next weekend in Leicester UK. This is the second such event organised by @LloydDavis. This time he has had help from @shanibeer who has been talking to local organisations who could benefit from Steem and I hope some of them will come along.

Last year
This was last year in Birmingham.

SteemCampUK is an 'unconference', which means that the participants decide what will get discussed. People can propose topics and you get to choose which to participate in. I find I always have great conversations with Steemians.

It is my plan to drive there. I live in Bedfordshire, just off the A1(M) junction 10. If anyone wants to car-share then let me know. If you can get a train to Arlesey or Hitchin I can pick you up. Will be leaving about 8am and will not be too late coming back as I have a half-marathon to run the next day.

Tickets are still available and if you contact @LloydDavis he is open to taking Steem/SBD payment.

Lloyd interviewed me last week for my opinions on the last event and Steem in general. I had some audio issues and my voice sounds a bit odd on this. You will have to come and meet me in person to hear how I really sound.

Here are some Steemians who I know are planning to be there:

  • I met @slobberchops for the first time at last year's event just after he joined Steem. We have become good friends since then. He has invested heavily in Steem and been part of various communities. I think he is bringing a friend along.
  • @revisesociology wanted to be there last time, but could not get into the building! We will make sure he can get in this time. His background is in education, but he has wide interests in politics, ecology and is a fellow runner. He logs his runs on his other account, @self-track, which also hosts giveaways of Steem Monsters cards and @SteemBasicIncome shares. I saw him just last week at the Blockchain Expo and he was just interviewed by Lloyd.
  • I have also met @ashtv before. He is a filmmaker who just made it to dolphin.

I have missed a couple of #FollowFriday posts as I have had other things going on. I will also mention those I am supporting to help them become minnows during May and will post more about that soon. Check out runners @run.vince.run, @marenontherun and @xorb.

I do these posts to try and help build the Steem community. People are what matters and it will never get big without many more of them. Feel free to do your own #FollowFriday post or add suggestions in the comments.

Steem on!

The geeky guitarist and facilitator of the 10K Minnows Project.

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@slobberchops looks like he's teaching the class there!

My interview with Lloyd last night was actually quite enjoyable.

Really looking forward to it.... drive or train is the question!?

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If nobody is interested in sharing then I can get the train from Bedford. Just need to know so I can book it.

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Well I'll either drive or train all the way!

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Just checked the trains and there's a bus replacement, so it will take ages. It's an 80 mile drive from here, but not too bad.

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Oh now that is definitely driving territory. Depending on the route it can take a lot longer, there was one route in Kent/ Surrey where all the stations are about a mile away from the main A road down country lanes, turns an hour train journey into a two hour coach journey.

BTW - you know that Gingr card thing - any idea what connector I need to read the little card on it?

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The card is a USB. I could read it on my PC, but haven't actually tried to do what it says yet. Maybe over this weekend.

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Oh OK - I'll have a look this evening!

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Nobody seems interested in my 'class', they are all looking the other way ;)

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If you ever want the opportunity to experience that on a daily basis I can recommend a change of career to teaching.

Also useful if you ever feel the need to develop a range of mental health disorders.

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Believe it or not I taught 16 year olds when I was just 22. That's a story for another day, perhaps the next set of chronicles!

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That's not such a bad age to be teaching youngsters, it's worse when you get into yer 40s.

Well maybe that is an idea for a new series!

You just reminded me that I've got my diaries from when I was 14-16. I found them when I was at my Dad's recently. Now there's some really easy posts waiting in the wings there. I'm so glad I kept them, they really are priceless.

I’m looking forward to it, it’ll be great to see everyone 👍🏻

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Very Cool! Glad to see this happening

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It sounds like you folks should have a wild time with all of the people you have coming. I look forward to hearing back from everyone what they thought of the conference!

Alright, its not a bad snap of me.. but I'm still looking on the chubby side.. you could have used some photo enhancing tools to me me look slim and young?

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Sorry, I had limited shots from then.

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I hadn't seen this one before, have you get any more?

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Only got a few. I know there were a lot more taken by others.

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Only got a few.
I know there were a lot more
Taken by others.

                 - steevc


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Thats a good group to get the discussion going. A lot of knowledge and drive in there.

I'm pretty sure it will be fantastic! I'd like to be there with all that interesting steemians, maybe the next year if everything will be ok :D

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