Wow…it’s been a long time since I last posted to this site! A lot longer than I thought. We have been very very busy evangelizing technology in the Town of Olds. This has been a project with Olds Connected Community which is part of the Olds Institute for Community & Regional Development. The goals of the project have been to encourage use of the Community Engagement Site at the new Olds Municipal Library and create a culture of technology use in the folks of the town. It’s been a very exciting project and it will come to an end on June 30.
Here’s a sample of some of the things we’ve done in the project:
Featuring people around town who are using technology to get the job done. These are uber-geeks, just folks who embrace technology and use it as a tool for social and business communication.
This is one of our favourites:
Economic Developers Alberta Award
Our social media marketing strategies won an EDA award and our team also shared an award with the OICRD and their fibre to the premise project which will provide super high-speed internet service to the community.
Seniors enrolled in computer training classes
A ‘Computers for Seniors’ course at the Olds Library experienced an overwhelming enrollment turnout. It was great to see these folks come out and master the use of computers. Yes it was to use SKYPE and eMail and Facebook so they could keep in touch with family. How cool is that?
Growth in use of social media
Businesses in the area are beginning to embrace social media such as Facebook and Twitter. A local social media marketing company hosts a monthly meeting/get-together and it is well attended. Tweet-ups for the town twitter users are also doing well.
Chamber of Commerce technology training sessions
The Olds & District Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Olds Library and our project to provide training workshops and lunch’n’learns for local businesses with a focus on internet and websites for biz.
For more of what’s going on with this project check out the website at www.oldscc.com and the blog at www.oldscc.com/blog