Brighton SkillSwap

SkillSwap is a really neat idea set up some time ago by Andy Budd. It’s all about getting the local web design community together to provide free training for each other. I managed to get into it fairly late on, and gave a presentation on subversion.

Unfortunately, in the last couple of years, Andy’s been really, really busy with his new business, clear:left. So there’s been no time to organise anything SkillSwap related.

I met with Andy and Ribot at the BBC Backstage Bash late last year and we all expressed an interest in reviving SkillSwap. To that end, we’re all going to the pub. From my mail to BNM:

Ok, I’ll be in the Earth & Stars along with Mr Ribot and Mr Budd on Thursday 18th (a week tomorrow). I’ll be there from 18:30 onwards.

If you’re at all interested in reviving SkillSwap, please come along. Hopefully we can have a good discussion and get some ideas about what people would like to see.

If you can’t make it, but still want to contribute, drop me an email with your suggestions and I’ll bring it along on the night.

I’m really excited about this—SkillSwap was an incredibly useful thing and I’d very much like to see it come back to life. But that’s only going to happen if we get people interested. So please spread the word and come to the pub next week!