My last blog of the year 2017

I always try to finish off the year with something special to say. All of my blogs try to say something yet the end of the year and the start of the new one is a strange time, a period of reflection and a opportunity for renewal.   The world does not know any difference. … Continue reading My last blog of the year 2017

My first blog from #Dynamo17

It seems a long time since Sarah, Ed and I first talked about holding the Dynamo17 conference at Durham University. A lot has happened since then and I have ended up not as involved as I was at the start. This is the fourth conference that Dynamo has held as part of its drive to … Continue reading My first blog from #Dynamo17

Stop blogging so much

I think I’m going to have to stop blogging so much.  It is something I really enjoy doing yet it is a big commitment, thinking of something to write, remembering to publish and all that, especially since I am supposed to be part time.  I’ve been blogging every work day for nearly four years now. … Continue reading Stop blogging so much

Customizing reality

Dan Biddle, at Thinking Digital 2017, talked about customizing reality.  He is a media strategist and so should know about these things.   He told us how the latest wave in social media is to augment something that has happened, taking a picture and meddling about with it or taking a video and adding a … Continue reading Customizing reality

Recruiting the best talent

This month’s Dynamonet was held at Nigel Wright Recruitment in Grey Street in the centre of Newcastle.  These events are put on every month as a way of getting like minded people to come together to think about issues that affect the technology industry in the region.         They take place around the … Continue reading Recruiting the best talent

Too difficult – then do something

I am such a magpie.  Whenever I pick up a new book it gets me thinking about a new subject.  It doesn’t matter whether it is fiction or not.  They all count.  My latest pick up is a recommendation from a friend.  I’m only a few pages into ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman … Continue reading Too difficult – then do something