Category Archives: Conferences

4 Ways to Create an Inclusive and Supportive Culture

I recently attended the Lead Developer conference in London, a conference that helps new and long-term leaders grow into their role and find inspiration for improving their skills. One topic that resonated with me was to do with the leaders’ role in creating the foundation for an environment where people can thrive and achieve their […]

Lead Dev 2018: The top four talks to take home to your teams.

Last week, set against the glorious, brutalist backdrop of the Barbican conference Centre, the 7th Lead Developer Conference took place. Welcoming over 1000 tech industry folk for two days of insightful talks. Organised by our sister company White October Events, Lead Dev has become a favourite on the White October calendar because, whatever your role in the tech […]

Paris OuiShare Fest 2017

When is a conference not a conference? When it is a festival! Ok, I should have known from the name, but Paris OuiShare Fest was far more than I was expecting. This is not some stuffy conference full of people in office-wear; it’s an outdoor festival experience that combines art, parties and debate to create an eclectic, […]

5 Tips to Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

If you are like me, even the idea of making a pitch in front of an audience scares you out of your wits. Be reassured, public-speaking anxiety is not uncommon. I used to get palpitations hours before the event and tried to plot my escape several times. Unfortunately I am no Houdini, and despite a […]

What I’ve learned at the confidence workshop

I always get nervous when I need to present something to a larger group of people. I think the reason why I am scared is not because I would not be confident or would not know what I want to talk about. Mostly it is because when I stand in front of people I am […]

Disruptive healthcare technologies

The following is a shortened version of the interview from Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal with Dave Fletcher. Portal spoke to Fletcher ahead of the Disruptive Technologies 2016 conference in London, UK, on 29 September (where his presentation focused on ‘advancing the relevance of the built environment to the needs of 21st Century society through ideation’) […]

You’re never immune to falling into the wrong path as a DPM

This post was originally posted by Holly Davis on Medium, 13 Oct. I was really excited to hear Sam Barnes new talk entitled ‘You Can Do Well, or You Can Do Good’ at the Digital PM Summit today and he didn’t disappoint. As my friend Abby Fretz put it, it often feels like Sam is […]

Digital Oxford Week: Our highlights

  Digital Oxford Week has taken place for the last few years, and we’re back again next week starting the 11th May. We started Digital Oxford Week to draw attention to the diverse range of digital talent here in Oxfordshire. The aim is to showcase our regular meetups and offer a chance for people to […]

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