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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
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
2009 in Brief
A look back at some of the North East Tech events, meetings and conferences going on in 2009. 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