Last night witnessed the third Oxford Geek Night, a string of informal ‘jam sessions’ of web developers and designers, aimed at bringing those groups together to share ideas, practices and technologies. The evening consisted of a range of presentations from a wide net of web-related professionals, held at the Jericho Tavern (local pub well-known for its quality range of beers; I had an Addlestones.) Check out the Oxford Geek Night website for the complete event programme.
So, evening highlights you ask?
1) Getting an interesting sticker. I had to ask a web developing friend what it meant. Then I had to Google it this morning. Even now I don’t quite entirely understand. Still, a free sticker always brings a warm feeling to my heart. Maybe that’s a throw-back to positive childhood memories.
2) The presentation by Rachel Andrew, of edgeofmyseat.com was insightful. She offered tips on Communication and Project Management across Multi-disciplinary team. As a graphic designer, and as the project leader working on database-driven website projects, I was glad for the extra tips and advice on how to improve my own working practices with web developers.
3) The last presentation of the night: ‘Being a URL Womble’. As I am not from England, the title of this presentation intrigued me and required me to ask what a ‘Womble’ was. If you’re unfamiliar, Google it. Anyway, Drew McClellan, online at allinthehead.com, delivered a light-hearted and very well-presented look at the importance of using well formatted URLs.
I have to take my hat of to Natalie Downe, all of her helpers and support, for yet another entertaining and educational event. Thanks to Google and Moo for a couple of free drinks too!
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These Wikipedia pages should explain the stickers:
I half-drunkenly rambled on at somebody wearing one of those stickers about Andre the Giant and The Princess Bride for ages last night. Apologies if it was you.
Nope, certainly wasn’t me. Sort of wish it was though. I imagine it would have been rather amusing. I probably would have thought you were talking complete nonsense … until of course I googled it this morning and then saw the light.
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