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conferences – Roo Reynolds

Agile in the public sector

I’ve uploaded some slides I put together recently for a couple of events. I’ve also posted my speaker notes below. Many thanks to Leisa Reichelt and Emma Gasson for giving me some useful tips and links this week, to Alice for the slide template (and, spoilers, for the finale) and to Padma Gillen for letting me steal his construction metaphor. […]

Boring 2012

I spent today at Boring 2012. Now in its third year, in the words of conference organiser James Ward, Boring is “a day dedicated to the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked.” During the introduction he also told us that this was to be “the most boring one yet” and “I can only […]

Interesting 2011

Interesting 2011 was, as promised, more about activities than talks. After the traditional Final Countdown singalong and introductions from Russell, we were all very much in the mood for an interesting day. Stanley James Press provided all the equipment, instructions and patient help required for us to bind our own notebooks. Next up, Leila Johnston […]

Mash 2011

I spent a couple of days in Dublin this week for the Mash 2011 conference. 20 speakers (including me), three workshops and a whole lot of really nice people. Here are some patchy notes from what I saw. Nathan Hull, Penguin – The future of digital storytelling Nathan took us through Penguin’s approach to eBooks, […]

PaperCamp2

PaperCamp2 happened this afternoon. Like the first one, it was excellent. Ben Terrett has done nice little review and you should check out the rest of his photos of the day too. Stuart Bannocks (more photos) and his team, who no longer call themselves the fabrats but don’t yet have another name, gave us all […]

Guardian Activate 2010

I went to Activate 2010 yesterday. It’s a conference about technology, society and the future (‘changing the world through the internet’). This is the second time the Guardian have run an Activate event (Activate 09 was very interesting, though I see I mainly ended up writing about how the event embraced the Twitter back-channel by […]

BeeBCamp 3

The first BeeBCamp was about 14 months ago (here’s what it’s all about and here’s what happened at that first one). Today’s was the third such event, and opened up not only to more non-BBC guests than the previous one, but also to people who don’t happen to work in London. We had live video […]

Playful ’09

Playful 09 was great. I really enjoyed Playful 08 so was delighted to be asked back. Last year I demoed my Rock Band MIDI guitar hack. This year, rather than extend my P5 Glove project into another MIDI instrument, I decided to set myself the challenge of talking about games and films. This was perhaps […]

Interesting 2009 – forty even more interesting things

As is becoming traditional (2007, 2008), I’ve made a very brief list of what happened at this year’s Interesting Tom Loosemore on the race to sail faster than 50 knots. Jessica Greenwood on why the least interesting things about sport is the score (football, with all its attendant drama, is a $500B industry). Robert Brook […]