Category Archives: event
Over the past 3 years I have had the pleasure of working with the Codeworks team as a regular contributor to their Technotes column in the Journal. Writing a total of 20 column on subjects ranging from Gamification of Social … Continue reading
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
Why i’m running 100 miles in the Himalayas
In late October 2010, I will be travelling to Mirik, a small village high in the Himalayas on the border with Nepal. Getting there may be a challenge in itself, but once there his real challenge will begin, joined by around 40 runners from around the world, I will undertake what can only be described as one of the toughest runs on the planet, a 100 mile stage run, starting at a staggering 6000 feet and climbing above the clouds into the shadows of Everest at some 12,000 feet.
“The reason for my trip is simple, to raise money for The Eve Appeal. Both my Mam Elizabeth and my Mother inlaw Brenda, Died of Gynaecological Cancers, and showed incredible bravery fighting such an illness, and we wanted to raise some money to help ensure where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers so other people didn’t loose their mum’s in the same way.
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
2009 in Brief
A look back at some of the North East Tech events, meetings and conferences going on in 2009. 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.