Category Archives: internet
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
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
There have been a view interesting interactive video projects kicking around recently, including some pretty cools stuff from quicktv and clickthrough, but to me the technology from Yellow Bird is by far the most interesting thing I’ve seen for a while. 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