This one was a cracker at the end of last week from our office in Shrewsbury!
This one was a cracker at the end of last week from our office in Shrewsbury!
It's been a busy evening at the ShropGeek Rebellion tonight, lots of drinking and geeky discussion!
In a bid to help the unemployed back into work, a Jobs Fair has been organised in Shrewsbury by local MP Daniel Kawczynski. The event will take place on Friday 27 September and will provide the opportunity for those looking for a job to come along and meet with prospective employers to discuss potential work opportunities.
Over 40 local businesses have been invited to Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury between 10:00am and 3:00pm on Friday 27 September 2013,with many employers having already signed up to support the event. Businesses can use the event as part of a recruitment drive and to compliment their Recruiting Software.
Daniel Kawczynski said: “Shrewsbury has been hit hard over the last year or so with the loss of some major employers and I am keen to spread the word that there are still many great businesses out there that can offer a wide variety of employment opportunities.
Shrewsbury employment trend of the past few months has been encouraging but there are still a lot of my constituents without a job or a plan to get one. I know that similar events held in other parts of the country have been very successful and well attended. I hope that this Jobs Fair will open up opportunities for the people of Shrewsbury who are looking for employment.”
A raft of new tickets for this year’s Theory of (R)Evolution web conference in Shrewsbury will be released Monday 2nd September after unprecedented demand for Britain’s best event for those working in the web and adjoining digital creative sectors left scores of delegates from across the UK unable to secure a seat this year.
The conference takes place at the Shrewsbury Conference Centre at RSH Shrewsbury on Friday 27th September 2013. Organised by Shropgeek, a community of digital creatives in Shropshire, the conference has rapidly become one of the most significant of its type in the UK with this year’s event attracting international thought leaders from the web industry.
Shrewsbury-based web developer, Kirsty Burgoine, one of the conference organisers believes this year’s exceptional keynote speakers are the reason ticket sales have rocketed as the event draws near. She said: “The fact that Canadian web architect Jonathan Snook is flying over especially to give a keynote address at the conference is what’s exciting people. He’s probably the most respected web professional in the world, so to have someone of his calibre here in Shropshire is frankly, awesome.
“Anecdotal evidence also suggests that Elliot Jay Stocks, the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, is another leading industry player who has captured the attention of digital creatives in the UK. We’ve agreed to release a further 50 tickets as of Monday to meet the unbelievable demand and fully expect them to be snapped up in a snip.”
High profile sponsors providing integral support to this showcase event include Greenfield IT Recruitment, Heart Internet and Zengenti.
Companies interested in putting their brand in front of a packed conference of web, tech and digital creatives at The Theory of (R)Evolution 2013 conference and at the event’s popular pre and post conference fringe can explore sponsorship opportunities by visiting http://2013.shropgeek-revolution.co.uk/ or email Kirsty Burgoine at email@example.com for details.
Demand for tickets for this year’s Theory of (R)Evolution web conference to be held in Shrewsbury on 27th September is so high that organisers expect the event to sell out by the end of the month.
To meet the unprecedented demand for places following the sell-out conference last year, this year’s (R)Evolution event will take place at the Shrewsbury Conference Centre at RHS Shrewsbury.
Organised by Shropgeek, a community of digital creatives, the conference has rapidly become one of the most significant of its type in the UK with this year’s event attracting international thought leaders from the web industry. Shropshire will host some of the UK’s most celebrated web professionals for a day of industry-leading discussion and information sharing.
This year’s exceptional keynote speakers include the internationally renowned Canadian web architect Jonathan Snook, James Whittaker from the Twitter Corporation, Dafydd Vaughn from the government’s website UK.gov and Elliot Jay Stocks, Creative Director of Adobe Typekit.
Other top speakers include Robert Mills from Designing the Invisible, Chris Thorpe from Jaggeree, the specialist web and mobile apps designer Laura Kalbag and Joel Hughes from Port 80 Conference.
Shrewsbury-based web developers, Kirsty Burgoine and Pete White, along with leading London-based web writer and technology evangelist, Zach Beauvais, are the driving force behind the (R)Evolution event.
“Interest in The Theory of (R)Evolution 2013 has rocketed this year.” said Kirsty. “Anyone who is anyone in the digital industry in Britain will be there. It’s awesome to think that in just three years we have created arguably the most compelling ‘must attend’ web event in the country right here in Shropshire.
“Any business delivering digital and web-related services within the Shropshire business community will have unprecedented access to some of the most dynamic web professionals in the UK and beyond.
“We’ve already secured high level support from organisations from beyond our borders but I want to see Shropshire companies getting involved. We have a range of conference sponsorships available as well as pre and post conference social events, with a perfect mix of developers, creatives and business people attending.
“The Theory of (R)Evolution 2013 conference will help Shropshire businesses better understand the impact of the web, digital technologies and the crucial strategic role they play in business-winning,” added Kirsty.
High profile sponsors providing integral support to this showcase event include Greenfield IT Recruitment, Heart Internet and Zengenti. Companies interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities or attending The Theory of (R)Evolution 2013 conference can visit http://2013.shropgeek-revolution.co.uk/ or email Kirsty Burgoine at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
A website we've been building over the past couple of months had its official launch in the square last weekend. The website helps local residents by providing a directory of organisations and services that promote a green life style.
Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth used the Square to promote the new guide by demoing the site to visitors and shoppers.
Judy Coleridge, the editor, says ‘We’ve had some Lottery funding, and with lots of informative volunteers, we’ve put together, with the help of The Web Orchard, a comprehensive guide of organisations and companies. Some are local and some are further afield, but all of them can help us in Shrewsbury to become greener in the way we live. We can also get inspiration from what others are doing, locally and nationally."
Visit the Shrewsbury Green Guide website.
One year ago today the Love Shrewsbury website was revealed after months of hard work and development. The aim was simple, to portray all the towns positive offerings, from community stories, business success, local events to towns people who wanted a voice.
The companies behind the project met when Michael Tinkler commissioned The Web Orchard to build the website for Severn Magazine. With over a decade of experience in Blogging The Web Orchard knew how to make online publishing work, partnering with Severn Magazines’ editorial experience seemed an obvious match.
Love Shrewsbury's development was an interesting process, the county has well established media outlets and we wanted something bold and unique to stand out. We chose a vibrant and energetic colour scheme and based the logo on the towns popular Darwin monument.
The result was a resounding success and went way beyond our expectations. Over the coming months Love Shrewsbury quickly became the most visited site dedicated to Shrewsbury.
Key to the sites initial growth was the work that was put into growing social media channels. We wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to be able to read our content hence our Facebook, Twitter, RSS and weekly newsletter have been incredibly popular. Features such as our trending page allow users to see whats currently popular with the sites visitors.
Another big success has been our integrated image galleries, coverage of the Shrewsbury Flower Show, Minsterley Show, Fields Forever Festival, Street Festival and Shrewsbury Prison Tour have been some of the most popular articles.
For all the success we’ve had in the past year the one day that stands out the most has been 1st April when we reported that Shrewsbury was to get an Airport. The story went viral around the town and it was a key moment where we won over many casual readers to become regulars.