A big hello folks and welcome back to your last instalment of SecWed for 2013. Yet again, a massive thanks to our speakers, sponsors and of course.. every single one of YOU for coming along for this past year. We hope you'll join us one last time this year and help us see in 2014!
This month, we're accidentally having a Derby take-over with the awesome twosome that is Katherine Cory & James Rice taking to our SecWed stage!
As always, drinks are on us thanks to our amazing sponsors, Heart Internet, JH, & Campaign Monitor and the lovely staff at Antenna will be keeping their menu open until 7:30pm. Also, for a festive twist this month, we've got for each and every one of ya'll some home made mince pies courtesy of Allwoods Butchers - we've taste-tested...they're pretty damn tasty.
Katherine Cory @katherinecory
The Forgotten User
Katherine will be discussing how clients can be forgotten in the process of designing and buildings websites. How websites with near perfect user experience, that meet the end users needs and intended business goals can still fail if clients cannot update and manage their own content. Katie will discuss the different ways of communicating, explaining and training clients to ensure that content does not become obsolete.
About: Freelance web designer and Drupal front-end developer, splitting her time between working with local start ups and small businesses and freelancing for agencies throughout the UK.
James Rice @jamesarice
Playful by Design
From designing a game using Oyster cards on the Underground, to designing for a conference about interaction and behaviour, James from Mudlark will journey through examples, processes and reactions to how he thinks playfulness should be an important part of design.
About: Currently lead designer at Mudlark, a multi-platform production and experience design company based in Sheffield. James mostly works on web based projects creating identities, visual styles, wireframing and user interface design.
What's Second Wednesday?
Second Wednesday is a gathering of people from (or wanting to get into) the web and related creative industries. Originally founded nearly fourteen years ago for business directors to blow off steam, it's grown into an event open to anyone in the industry and provided the networking platform for several up and comers in the Nottingham scene.
Anyone is welcome to come along. We encourage you to come with an open mind, and talk to as many people as you can. Everyone's friendly and has something interesting to talk about.
A typical Second Wednesday goes like this:
- Antenna is open from whenever you'd like to arrive and collect your free drink tokens
- 7pm is our 'official' time we start the event
- 7:30pm the talk will commence
- 10pm we finish for the night and remaining people decide if they want to move onto another venue
The venue, food and drink
Antenna is our venue of choice for Second Wednesday each month and we meet in the restaurant/bar area of the building. It is open to all Second Wednesday attendees who come along, and there are no problems with anybody turning up early.
There are three core benefits of the venue available that we recommend everybody check out - the food (last orders at 6:30pm), the wide range of drinks and the free high-speed internet for any attendees.
We recommend checking out their food and drink menus to see what they've got available.
Chris Allwood @_cdja
Digital Designer at Un.titled and D&AD New Blood 2012 nominee.
I organise this event with the help of some brilliant people in order to provide a monthly event that can bring together folk from all walks of the creative and digital industries.
I'm keen to meet anyone passionate about the creative and digital industries, whether you work in it or aspire to, come along, have a beer on us and be sure to say 'Hi'.
For enquiries that require more than 140 characters, we recommend dropping us an email. We try to respond within a day, but we're only human. You can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're looking for a quick response, your best bet is to drop us a quick tweet - @secondwednesday
We have a hashtag which we advocate for helping you to meet others at the event, post P.S.A's and generally share your thoughts, we use #SecWed.
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