We recently attended the ShropGeek Event
We recently attended the ShropGeek event on: The Theory of (R)Evolution. Tickets quickly sold out for the event (which was only advertised on Twitter) showing the demand for this kind of event in the local area and also the power of social media.
There were three speakers at the event. Zach Beauvais from Talis spoke on the open data with the semantic web. Katy Cowan from BoomerangPR spoke about how she had an idea that grew into Creative Boom, an online magazine for the creative industries throughout the UK. And the final speaker was Dan Catt, web developer from the Guardian newspaper, who was highly entertaining!
For further information and photos of the event, go to the: ShropGeek Revolution Website.
Shropshire Jelly Video Testimonial
Jelly is a casual co-working event, where home workers, freelancers, small business owners and office workers can get together with their laptops to have a change from their usual working environment, meet some new people and work together in a social environment.
Here's what we said about it:
Shropshire Jelly Event
We attended the first ever Shropshire Jelly event on 21st April 2010 at Enterprise HQ in Ironbridge.
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What is Jelly?
Jelly is a casual monthly co-working event, where homeworkers, freelancers, small business owners and office based people who want a change of environment once in a while can get together with their laptops once a month to have a change from their usual workplace, meet some new people and work together in a social environment.
Jelly is mainly about work with a bit of chat, sharing ideas, helping others with business issues, passing on tips and maybe even collaborating on the birth of a new project.
Jelly is NOT networking - the aim is not to meet new clients, pitch your business or try to sell - anyone blatantly doing this will NOT be popular. There are plenty of excellent networking groups within Shropshire you can go to.
Jelly was started in the States and is now increasingly popular in the UK with over 20 active co-working groups already.