MK Geek Night

#21 Jun 15 2017

For our 5th birthday we have three headline talks from friends of MK Geek Night both old and new.

Please note that we are kicking everything off about 30 minutes earlier than normal, so doors open at 18.15 with talks starting at 19.30. Hope you can stay after the talks too to help us celebrate, we won't be shutting the doors until about midnight.

Topics, speakers & schedule

Timings are approximate

Christopher Murphy

A Calculated Leap of Faith

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Have you ever had an idea for a side project, perhaps a potential business, but never quite managed to get it off the ground? Let’s turn that idea into a reality.

As a mentor to small businesses at Belfast School of Art and Tiny Books, Christopher has helped turn many an idea into a fully-fledged business. (In quite a few cases, quite big businesses.)

He’ll share some practical advice that will encourage you to stop procrastinating and make the calculated leap of faith you need to, to make your ideas real.

About Christopher

A designer, writer and speaker based in Belfast, Christopher works with purpose-driven businesses, helping them to grow and thrive. He encourages small businesses to think big and, just as importantly, he enables big businesses to think small.

The author of numerous books, he is currently hard at work on his eighth – ‘Designing Delightful Experiences’ – which focuses on the user experience design process from start to finish. It will be published by Smashing Media in 2019.

As a design strategist he works with companies, large and small, to help drive innovation, drawing on over 25 years of experience working with clients including: The BBC, Electronic Arts (EA) and Adobe.

Christopher Murphy

Pip Jamieson

It May Not Be Easy, But It Will Be Worth It!

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Founder and CEO of The Dots Pip Jamieson will share her extraordinary start-up journey from quitting her dream job at MTV, sinking her life savings into co-founding her first creative business in Australia - which she quickly grew into the leading professional networking platform for creatives in the region - to exit and then launching a further improved offering here in the UK.  

An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or hate it) Pip will give a very honest account of the 10 invaluable lessons she's learnt along the way.

About Pip

Pip Jamieson is the Founder & CEO of The Dots - a LinkedIn challenger designed around the networking needs of 'No Collar' workers – including creators, freelancers and millennials. Born out of a genuine passion to make the creative industries more productive, open and diverse, Pip launched the platform in the UK in 2014. An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or you hate it)  Pip is on a mission to connect 1 million creators and freelancers to commercial opportunities by 2018. Pip lives on a houseboat with her husband in Kings Cross, London.

Pip Jamieson

Ben Foxall

Drawing Things That Aren't There

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Ben is going to talk about how to create virtual content using web technologies. He’ll cover a bunch of stuff; there’ll be some maths, some code, and almost certainly some demos.  We’ll also look at WebVR and it’s unique potential for changing the way that we interact with the web.

About Ben

Ben is a developer at Wayve where he helps build web-based tooling around the next generation of autonomous vehicles. He loves the web and exploring about new ways to interact with it.

Ben Foxall
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