Hi folks – Jessica is away again this weekend (she’s off to London town on business) so I’m here again to give you a brief lowdown on all the cool events happening this week. I hope you enjoy them, and as ever, if you went to something and want to write a short review/synopsis of the event, then feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Emma McGrattan – VP of Engineering for Ingres (which is pre-postgres), and Lesley Eccles – Marketing Director for Fanduel is speaking at the bi-annual Edinburgh Girl Geeks Dinner. Tickets are sold out, but the videos will be available online from the Girl Geeks Scotland website.
BCS Edinburgh is marking International Women’s Day by examining work life balance. Three contributors will describe the challenges they face in balancing professional pressures with personal life. All three of our case studies are women, but the discussion will explore the issues faced by everybody, men and women. Speakers include Gillian Arnold, Alison McLaughlin and … me!
Beer, pizza, and soft drink as usual + Pear Tree afterwards.
Speaking this month: Juozas Kaziukėnas – on his project codenamed “Anansi” which aims to provide market information and statistics for businesses by using web spiders and data mining techniques. Personal site: http://www.juokaz.com, Abdel Saleh, co-founder of http://said.fm will give us a demo and talk about some of the tech behind it.
Hear from a lively panel of entrepreneurs leading the way in renewable energy and carbon management, including CO2 Deep Store and Pavegen Systems. This event is jointly hosted by the Carbon Management Society and the Entrepreneurship Club. Speakers include: Ian Phillips, Director – CO2 Infrastructure; Laurence Kemball-Cook, Director – Pavegen Systems. For more information about the Carbon Management Society visit http://eucms.org
macMacDevs will be held at Mezz, 49-51 London Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6LX from 19:00 until whenever. Turn up, talk code, bring your cardboard cut-outs of the iPad. If you’re planning on coming along please let me know – email@example.com or @pyrusmalus [NB. This is a regularly scheduled event, but the next announcement is not up on the website, so you should check with the event organisers that its still going on)
Come and listen to those in the know on digital marketing – find out how twitter and emails can grow your business and keep you up to date with your competitors. We will have a panel of experts giving their views and experience, giving you the opportunity to ask those burning questions to then implement into your organisation. There will be an opportunity to stay behind, have a drink and network in the bar after the event. For more info contact Claire Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is for anyone whose knowledge and passion has led them from developing an idea or a piece of technology to running their own business, leading a team and needing to inspire, contract with and motivate others.
Specifically the workshop will help you to:
1. understand other people’s motivation;
2. develop new ways of working with others;
3. explore the nature of reward; and
4. manage the stage of growth from “just you and people like you”.
You will leave with more confidence in your ability to shape your own role in a team as well as to recruit, manage and communicate with the sorts of people required to ensure your innovation is successful.