Reviewing the 48 hours in Turku…

Service Jam Turku participated again in the amazing ‘Global Service Jam 2013’ —a worldwide event held March 1-3, 2013, where jammers around the globe contribute to change the world… heartfelt compliments and thanks to Adam St John Lawrence and Markus Edgar Hormeß for their tremendous initiative and creative power.

Special thanks to Louise Connor, Xavi De La Huerta Ow and Michael Diedrichs for this short review of the weekend actions in Turku, Finland. Thanks for the musical contribution of Two Door Cinema Club with ‘Something Good Can Work’.

See you all next year… once a Jammer, always a Jammer!

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Registration is open!

We are pleased to announce that the ‘registration desk‘ is now open—are you ready for a challenge? Want to develop and implement creative ideas? Chase a crazy deadline at the same time? Meet cool new people? Learn more about a hands–on approach to creativity and problem solving? Design a service or customer experience that may become a real business? Get rich and famous? Have a great time?

Just join us for this weeekend!

48 hours to create a service—challenge your creativity with interdisciplinary jammers from Turku and all over the world…

Are you ready for a challenge? Want to develop and implement creative ideas? Chase a crazy deadline at the same time? Meet cool new people? Learn more about a hands-on approach to creativity and problem solving? Design a service or customer experience that may become a real business? Get rich and famous? Have a great time?

Mitä? What…

On 24 February, 2012, people who are interested in service and using a design-based approach to problem solving and creativity will meet all over the globe. In a spirit of experimentation, co-operation and friendly competition, teams will have 48 hours to develop brand new services inspired by a shared theme. On Sunday at 3pm, they publish them to the world.

What a Jam is… imagine a jam session in music. You come together, bringing your instruments, your skills, your open mind. Someone sets up a theme, and you start to jam around it. You don’t overanalyse it, you don’t discuss it to death, you jam. You bounce your ideas off other people, and play around with what comes back. Together, you build something which none of you could have built alone. And at the same time, you are learning new ideas, discovering more about how you work and whom you best work with, sharpening your skills, and having a great time. And who knows, maybe there are one or two ideas there which might make it to the next album. Or maybe you jammed so well, you decide to form a band…

The Global Service Jam works in just the same way. But it’s not music you are jamming—it’s ideas. You’ll be working with people you might never have met before, bouncing ideas off one another and building on what bounces back. And it’s not just talking—you are here to turn your ideas into a concrete design, prototype and plan of action which you or somebody else might want to make real. Can you prototype and plan it in a way that someone could go out and make it real, knowing what resources they would need, what they should do, and who they should talk to? That’s the challenge of the jam.

Missä ja milloin? When and where…

24 February 2012 from 5pm to 26 February 2012 5pm in Turku (Åbo), Finland.

For more information on GSJ12 visit www.globalservicejam.org and send in your participation request immediately to servicejamturku@gmail.com

Let’s have fun!