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About this episode
For long time listeners of the show, you will be aware that This is HCD started as a podcast and after a year started to connect with as many change makers as possible who wanted to utilise the platform to connect, share and build local communities of HCD practitioners.
To give you an overview of chapters that we now have in place we have Cameroon with Yannick, Sydney with Inez Garcia, Berlin with Myrto Papagiannakou , Ireland with Sarah Heffernan, UK with Laura Folorni and Melbourne with Megan McDonald.
If you’re interested in leading a chapter in your area, drop us a line to email@example.com and we will connect you to our wonderful and incredible Global Chapter Lead - Rebekah Murphy who is based in Sydney, Australia.
Now - let’s kick off there’s been lots going on this week in the This is HCD and This is Doing worlds.
First up, we have some amazing news, and that is KA McKercher - one of our newest podcast hosts will be training with This is Doing and is working away with Ann, our incredible learning designer based in Denver to create a Co-Design course in early 2022. That isn’t that long away…
For members inside the Slack community - we have released new Chapter specific areas for you to join and connect with communities and practitioners in your area. Our goal is to connect, and we realise there are many ways to do this - and we want to test out how this works. We’d love to cultivate more connections to help a live ecosystem of sharing and knowledge exchange. Up until this point, we had applications for the Slack channel, and we are going to trial an open door policy to the Slack community - where anyone can join who is interested in learning about HCD and joining our incredible community. There are about 1600 people in there at the moment, and given it’s not as active as we’d like - we are really starting to focus on this a lot more, given that we are moving away from Meetup globally on Jan 1 2022.
Which brings us to the next bit of news - Sydney’s Chapter Lead, Inez Garcia has been in touch to tell us about an event they are hosting with Luke Craven, a really smart person that I follow actually - and looks to have been doing some incredible work with the ATO in Australia (that’s the Australian Tax Office for non-Aussie listeners) let’s listen to Inez’s overview.