Category Archives: supermonday
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
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
A look back at some of the North East Tech events, meetings and conferences going on in 2009. Continue reading
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
Its official Supermonday has been going for a year now, and i’ve been fortunate enough to get along to many of those events, where i’ve met some really interesting people and learned loads of cool stuff.
I was especially pleased to get the opportunity to mark the event, by filling one of the speaker slots at last months at the event at the Side Gallery.
I have presented in a while, so i have to admit that i while i was a little nervous at first, altough that soon passed and I thouroughly enjoyed doing a talk on project managing the development of the BALTIC online shop. Continue reading
Not satisfied with a change of day, August’s Supermonday isn’t even in August, and to top it all there’s a venue change as well.
Over the past few months, I’ve been really impressed with Supermondays. We’ve seen some great speakers, talking very knowledgeably about fascinating subjects, engaging audience in gripping debates and demonstrating remarkable technology.
So inspired infact, that i’ve put my name down as a speaker for this months event. Continue reading
I was really enjoyed tonight’s (27th july) Supermonday session, the session was split into just one speaker session, followed by a group discussion.
The speaker was John Colquhaun, a research assistant and graduate of computer science from newcastle uni that has been working on a some software to help doctors communicate risk to patients with cardio-vascular problems. This involved fistly calculating risks based on some existing equaltions, integrating this into patient records, then expressing the result in smiley faces.
The second half of the evening was the bit that i actually enjoyed the most, a group discussion, based the question “Do we need to encrypt our data or should we just shard it and scatter it to the four corners of the world? ” Continue reading