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GGovJam 2014: It's over, folks!

on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:07

It’s over, folks, it’s over.

It opened in Seoul on Tuesday morning and went round the world twice to close in Cleveland on Thursday night. Now, the locations are closed, the uploads are uploaded and the Global GovJam 2014 is no longer LIVE. #GGovam is over folks. It's over. It was amazing, thrilling, hard, hard work. But it's over.

We all have plenty to do now, looking through the prototypes, tidying up. There are still files being uploaded, and that's great - the more complete the documentation of the prototype, the better. There are newspaper articles to read, TV reports to watch, and lots of new ideas and insights to digest. But first, it's time for your HQ (and your local organisers!) to rest.

And we need to introduce those wonderful people from GlobalHQ who gave up their own time, mostly to sit alone by a computer, supporting you on the Planet Jam and social media, giving you guidance, energy and help - and missing the opportunity to Jam themsleves. Thanks to Ana in the UK, "new guy" Dusan in the Czech Republic, Ruth & Mik in Australia and especially-especially "sleep is for other people" Natasche in Brazil. You were amazing, and this Jam would not have worked without you.

Ruth and Mik deserve another special mention - they had the idea for the first ever GovJam in 2012, and this year they have been working beside Adam and Markus for months, helping to plan and execute the Jam, choosing the Secret Theme, and even making the video (from a hospital bed! Wow!). Thanks, co-hosts!

We're sorry for whatever wrong (blame Adam & Markus!), and we say THANKS for what went right! If you’re back at work already, looking over your shoulder at an unforgettable weekend, then take a moment to look at a few projects, leave some feedback, share a few pictures on Facebook, tell a friend. Thanks to the wonderful Hosts, supporter & EVERY Jammer too!

The Global GovJam 2104 was amazing! And if you want to do it again - better, hotter, wilder, and BIGGER - then we have some news for you. Big news!  ;)

You rocked! You Jammed! YOU are the Jam!