Category Archives: technology
This months supermonday curated by @joanne84 tackled the subject of User Experience, with guest speakers @sumogrey of graphic.ly and Th_nk’s Director of Ux – Lee Alan, talking about everything from test labs eye tracking to personas and information architectures, and challenging us to think user. Continue reading
Supermonday super sized selling!
Following what I considered to be an excellent line up of events in 2009, Supermondays got off to a flying start in January with another great event, in what looks to be a very promosing line up for 2010.
Tom Fotheringham of DFDS opened january’s session with a very informed talk on affiliate marketing from the point of view of both affiliate and merchant and how the affiliate programme integrated to the overall sales strategy.
The second half of the session came from a very colourful former visitor to Dragon’s Den, Ling Valentine (crazy Ling), who told us about us about how she used everything from rockets and london buses to free noodles and free money and a range of home made video to drive traffic to her “totally rubbish website”. Ling went on to explain how virtual Indian call centre operative Lingani helped her convert that traffic to sales. Continue reading
Is 3d the future of cinema?
There’s been a lot of hype about 3d and how real-3d its the future of cinema, some people have gone as far as to say that it will become the standard for both television and computer displays within the next decade.
So almost 20 years after seeing Jaws-3d, I decided it was about time i should check out the latest 3d blockbuster and see whether Avatar lived up to the hype. Continue reading
Blogger of the year awards
Just a quick thank you to those people that voted for me in the Computer Weekly blogger of the year awards this year. Whether i win or not, it was an honor to be shortlist from the nomination and make the public vote, and to have so many of you wish me well. Continue reading
Codeworks have been one of the major catalyst for the growth of the tech industries in the North East, and for the past five years Lewis Harrison has been behind the scenes writing their copy & managing their PR. Now he’s moving on, and i couldn’t resist the urge to write a quick thank you post. Continue reading
Another milestone for Supermondays
This month’s Supermondays was a bit special, not only because it was in one of the beautiful old University buildings, or because it marked the 1st birthday, but because Supermondays founders Ross and Alex, announced that Supermondays is to become a CIC (Community Interest Company). What this means is that they will be able to apply for funding to make events bigger and better and to help ensure its survival. Continue reading
TEDxNorth was the latest in a growing number of high quality events to come to the region., and one man more than any other has been behind this trend, but how would Herb Kim’s latest project measure up to the reputation of the mighty TED. I booked my ticket on the strength of that reputation alone, and i for one was not disappointed.
This isn’t particularly relevant to the blog, but its kind of fun and it is a friday, so I thought i’d share it anyway.
I just love the simplicity of this little flash app, its not really much use for anything constructive, but I like the way that the different colours represent different sounds and the way that you can layer the sounds on top of each other. Continue reading
Digital North East Stratergy
Last week James Burke, put a post entitled “Digital North East – a regional #digitalbritain strategy for the digital sector” on his blog. The post concerned a draft copy of a development strategy, laying out plans for expanding the North East digital sector and stimulate the regions economy through digital technologies.
While I applaud the idea of a digital strategy, and believe it to be a great start, it is very basic and need a great deal of work to reach its full potential. I also think that it need far greater input from the digital and business communities. Continue reading