Londoners will know that it’s been a bit cold and soggy in and around the capital in the past few days (if you’re not in the southeast and have managed to avoid the drizzle, lucky you). What better excuse to indulge in a steaming hot cuppa and peruse the news and opportunities in the Digital Shoreditch October Newsletter? Every rain cloud has a silver lining!
Wednesday, October 3rd
Adding Play Workshop: Come along to PlayGen’s “Make Play” session to harness the power of play and improve your process, brand, product or service!
Gamification is one of the most effective ways to engage and connect with your audience and keep them coming back for more. It’s fun, easy, and gets results – let us show you how to do it!
During this workshop, you will:
- Meet some of our designers, who’ll help you be more creative with play
- Find out how gamification might benefit you or your business
- Discover how to gamify using PlayGen’s Gamification Toolkit. You can find info on it here: http://gamification.playgen.com
More info and signup is here: http://playgen.com/make-play
Saturday, October 6th
Alpha-ville LIVE: This is a cutting edge electronic music and digital art showcase taking place at Hackney Empire with an amazing line up including Murcof, AntiVJ, The Field and Byetone. Tickets available at www.alpha-ville.co.uk/tickets
Tuesday, October 16th
Digital Shoreditch’s October Meetup: Digital Shoreditch is excited to announce our next meetup, which will take place on Tuesday, October 16th at Digital Shoreditch HQ on Kingsland Road. Expect good people, interesting conversation, and that age old boon, beer. Reserve your spot below.
October 25th & 26th
WIRED Conference: WIRED’s first conference in October last year was a compelling event that was sold out and attended by more than 440 delegates.
This year’s event looks set to top last year already and will be jam-packed with stimulating content, networking and inspiring talks from people reshaping our world. Delegates will be immersed in a creative and innovative atmosphere of collaborative discovery and knowledge sharing, all brought to you directly by the team at WIRED, the world’s leading magazine for those at the cutting edge of ideas, technology, culture and business.
Tickets are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
Digital Shoreditch members get a 10% discount on tickets with this code: WDIG10
Saturday, October 27th
Halloween “Scareathon”: Like hacking things? Like making people jump from surprise and fright? Well you’re in luck, because we’re throwing a Halloween “Scareathon” on October 27th, where the team with the scariest project wins. We’ve got some great prizes lined up, as well as potential exposure to thousands through our partners. Pizza and refreshments are included in the price (£6.66 – see what we did there?), and it should be an all around good time. Spread the word and sign up below.
Digital Innovation in Advertising Speed Networking: IC Tomorrow, in association with UK Trade & Investment and Robot Corp, is throwing a Digital Innovation in Advertising speed networking event on October 29th at the lovely Hospital Club in Covent Garden. Click the link below to sign up by October 17th (space is limited).
Internet Week Europe: Internet Week Europe is going to be full of great talks and parties, from the lavish Lovie Awards to a retrospective of the humble GIF digital picture format. Speakers include David Rowan from Wired, Ed Pinches from the Financial Times, and Matt Elek from Vice Magazine. Check out what’s going on at their website: https://internetweekeurope.com
November 25th to 30th
UKTI’s Digital Mission to NYC 2012: UKTI is going to New York City! For more information and to apply to join them, visit http://digitalmission2012.
“Behavioural Economics for the Web” - The Social Media Week workshop held on Tuesday morning was a smashing success. The event sold out quickly, and those who did manage to get tickets included a great mix of entrepreneurs, business people, academics and startups. We discussed how and when to use various implementations of BE in the digital space to drive growth and sales. We also touched on the ethics issue, and how that ties into consumer and client trust. Read more about it and see some photos from the event here.
Opportunity with Creative Skillset
WANTED – a connected individual who can reach into the heart of London’s Tech City and attract companies in shaping a new generation in higher apprenticeships for creative coders. Click to find out more: http://www.creativeskillset.
Allianz Digital Labs invites innovation proposals – Allianz are looking for proposals in the areas of Big Data, Mobile, Social and Sponsorships. Read their latest topic briefs at http://digitallabs.allianz.com/en
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