Monday 5th December in the Alb - 6.30 till late! Free tickets.
We’ve invited some of the digital industries leading talent from both Shropshire and further afield to come along, share skills and present earth-shattering ideas.
There will be four speakers and five minutes at the end of the evening to give you opportunity to share any news or announcements you have. What more could you want?
So why not come along and join us, listen to some inspiring talks, spark your creativity and chat with like-minded people over a beer or maybe even a cocktail or two.
This event will be perfect for anyone that runs a business or freelances within the technology / creative / digital / marketing industries.
Our Rebellion #14 headliners include:
James Arthur - James is Co-founder and CTO of Opendesk and previously Co-Founder of WikiHouse and green.tv.
Phil Nolan - from Lloyds Banking group speaking about Blockchain (the technology behind bitcoin) and it's potential to disrupt the financial sector.
Dale Shepherd - Dale is the manager of Shropshire Council's Digital Services (AKA Project WIP), and a ShropGeek regular. When he's not doing either of those, he can be found at home.
Aaron Child - Aaron is a film maker based in Shrewsbury. He specialises in creative marketing and has made over 100 films for businesses based around Shrewsbury in the last 3 years. His next goal is to buy a VW van, convert it into a travelling office, get a pug (named Diego), and travel Europe making films.
Shropshire has a huge digital / creative industry and there are very few events in the county that directly cater for those involved. This event promises to be a fantastic evening combining talks from some of the most innovative thinkers and doers.
Tickets are free of charge. The doors open at 6.30pm with the first speaker starting at 7pm. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
Beletor even got a mention so it looks like our spoof cult is starting to make its way round the net. Society may have accepted the flying spaghetti monster as the creator and sole god however scientists may now start looking into the reality of the world actually being created through hunger and its leader Beletor.
The Quidco blog post has some interesting comments and I especially like the idea of an affiliate scheme (I could have been rich by now if there was one already!). I've still been using Quidco a fair amount and intend to get cash back on the majority of my Christmas shopping (it's ashame Amazon isn't on there).
Our article has attracted a few negative comments about a so called "Quidco fraud" however I or any of my friends have never had any issues and the majority of people online seem happy to get money off their products. Besides its not like Quidco is costing you extra by buying through there.
On a final note it would be very cool if there was a Firefox extension for Quidco that would automatically tell you if a site was in Quidco and how much cash back it could earn you. Any developers out there?
Sunday evening I was in the audience of Castaway helping to support Robina on her quest to get on the show.
It was quite an interesting experience and my first appearance on TV. (My only other real fame was being on the front cover of Micromart. ) We arrived in London at about 2:30pm, the studios were in Camden town, we didn't have to be there till 6 so have time to look around the Camden Market. This was rather surreal and not like any other market I had visited.
Once at the studio we watched the bbc 1 episode of castaway so that we knew what the exposed show was going to cover. Roughly 30mins before the show started we made our way into the studio where there was a quick rehersal and the show went out live.
The 25 minute show seemed to go very quick and it wasn't long before we were back on the motorway to get home.
Here are some of the pictures of us on TV.
We were all very interested in what Richard Bacon had to say.
I wish i was as cool as Ewen Macintosh.
An over view of the entire studio.
Robina playing the little quiz.
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When deciding on service providers there is often a clear choice, whether it be because they have a local monopoly (like my water provider) or because they offer you a good deal (like my mobile phone provider) but when it comes to finding an ISP noone has a good deal.
At the one end there are the free/very cheap providers that are unreliable, have poor techical support and a low bandwidth cap. At the other end are the very expensive providers that I don't want to fork out for. Then there are the providers that throttle traffic at certain times to one degree or another.
Somewhere in the middle fell the provider I decided to go with - Plus net, for
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