It was Albert Einstein who said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

Well, luckily for Dundee, Thursday evening’s Social Media Surgery Dundee has not only passionately curious people, but also ones who are specially talented!

And if you too are curious about social media – what is it, how it works, how to get started or how to make it better work for you – then the 6pm event in Dundee Central Library’s Opportunities Room on Thursday 13 February is one worth popping along to. And, it’s FREE.

Did I mention it’s free? All you need to do is register free online, it’ll help us to know how many to expect, thanks.


Engaging People
At it’s heart, social media is all about people. And we have some lovely people volunteering time on Thursday, ready and willing to answer questions you have about social and digital media. That could be using library computers, or your own device if that’s what you prefer to bring along.

I’ve found with meetups like this I can help people out, but listening in on what someone else has to say helps my learning too. So let me introduce you to some of our great volunteers, who I guarantee will, like me, be joining and listening in on many conversations…

Craig McGill
Craig is a Digital Strategist for global engagement and communications agency Weber Shandwick. Covering Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, he trains and brings social media to businesses in Scotland. An ex-journalist, he is also author of four non-fiction books.

Kenny McDonald
And then of course there’s me – I’ve worked in Marketing, Communications and PR for the past 13 years or so, mainly in Health and Social Care. An avid social explorer, I Chair a national Social Media Group and, outside of work, am involved in activities such as Social Media Surgeries in Edinburgh and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Scotland.

Kevin McGinley
Kevin works for Leisure &Culture Dundee – Library and Information Services. He is interested in how Libraries and Local Government can improve digital engagement and promotion of services via social media. He is also involved in improving Library services for young people and encourages participation from stakeholders to influence change.

Jacqueline Meldrum
Jacqueline is a Food Writer and Recipe Developer, and author of Tinned Tomatoes – a blog she’s been engaging and creating through since 2007. Jacqueline, who specialises in vegetarian cooking and vegan cooking, is looking forward to learning from the event as much as she is contributing. She also hosts three monthly blog events and runs the Dundee branch of the Clandestine Cake Club, which basically aims to bring people together to bake, eat and talk about cake!

Rob Stewart aka DigialiTay
Rob is a Digital PR Professional in the Public Sector with special interest in digital engagement, WordPress and web application security. Rob passionately believes that the use of digital technology can change the way government and citizens interact – that it can allow more people to be involved in decision making than ever before.

Stuart Vettese aka Cakeyboi
Stuart is a Food Blogger and Baker at Cakeyboi.com. He is a home baker, confectioner, cartoonist and blogger who likes to try new and innovative recipes and ideas, then share the results! Stuart is looking to exchange ideas as well as offer support on the evening.


All have a wide range of knowledge and skills that, together, makes this event an opportunity worth taking advantage of. And the good news is we plan this to be a regular event. More on that to follow next week, but what that really means is you can keep coming back for more.

Most importantly however, the library has tea and coffee so if nothing else you’ll get a free cuppa! And did I mention the event is free?

Take it easy and hope to see you there

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3 thoughts on “Free Social Event: Meet The People

  1. Kenny

    Sorry I couldnt make last night. Have been away working all week and thought I would be back in time but sadly I wasnt. I hope it went well though. Regards


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