Category Archives: web
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
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
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.
Kicking around the concept of sharding
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
Northern-Exposure: coupling filmmakers with talent
Northern Film & Media, Northwest Vision and Media and Screen Yorkshire have been working in partnership to create an online database showcasing crew, facilities, creative and digital talent from all the northern regions.
The northern-exposure.info website holds details of over 3,000 resources, companies and freelancers working in the media production and creative industries available within the region… Continue reading
CloudCamp North-East England
Newcastle University’s Beehive building played host to the first UK Cloudcamp outside on London on Tuesday 24th March. Officially an unconference, entry was free and anyone that wanted to speak had an opportunity to take a slot, it also followed the great tradition of Barcamps with free beer and pizza and plenty of time for networking. A little more structured than a typical unconference, starting with a series of lightening talks and moving on to a panel discussion… Continue reading