Walk There Together
We know it can be intimidating walking into a tech event, so Carol Gilabert will be meeting any nervous or first-time attendees outside the Theatre Royal at 18:00 before the event so you can all head down there together.
Companies know that in order to survive they need to be innovative. But how what does ‘being innovative’ look like? Where do ideas come from? What distinguishes a good idea from a bad idea?
Using LEGO as a case study, Frances will talk about ways in which companies can approach innovation as a systematic, stepwise process, built on research and evidence.
Frances Brown is CEO of Fowlam, a Beeston-based user research consultancy. Fowlam works with government departments, start-ups, tech companies and universities to provide the data, knowledge and insight needed to ensure their products and services are a success. Frances finds people endlessly fascinating and spends a lot of time thinking, talking, reading and writing about why they do the things they do.
Hacktoberfest: The Workshop
In a noble effort to bring more people into the open source community, every October anyone can participate in Hacktoberfest. All you need to do is contribute to an open source project and you could get a free t-shirt as well as the pride that comes with being a part of something bigger.
In this session we’ll introduce you to Hacktoberfest and open source, talk about how to get involved and then lead a workshop where people can get started making contributions. Bring your laptop along if you can!
Anna Dodson is a Software Developer at Imosphere, fuelled by tea and the moral high ground, working on a healthcare data application.
A Wonder Woman fan, cat lover and one of the Tech Nottingham & Women in Tech organisers, she's passionate about inclusively and genuinely does want world peace.
Jamie Tanna is currently a Software Quality Engineer 2 at Capital One with a passion for backend engineering, especially with regard to APIs and automation.
Jamie is a GNU/Linux user, a big advocate for the Free Software Movement and runs the Homebrew Website Club which meets every other Wednesday in Nottingham to support people building their own websites from scratch.
Win Stuff at Tech Nottingham!
This month to celebrate our talk on Evidence-based Innovation we’ll be giving away a copy of Brick By Brick - How Lego rewrote the rules of innovation and conquered the global toy industry.
You know the drill: attend and tweet on the #TechNott hashtag to be in with a chance!
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