Geekeasy is a relaxed gathering of geeky/techy/creative types, who have an interest in learning and perhaps working together. It’s very friendly, and you’ll find an interesting mix of people to talk to.
October’s Geekeasy event was a special one as the group celebrated its first birthday! There was cake baked by Sam (he’ll be doing the Geek Speak in December) and plenty of new and returning faces.
Founder Christine Cawthorne did the talk on how the way you read online affects the way you should write for your website. Sharing her experience from working as a web copywriter for ten years, Christine explained how it’s easier for the eye to scan down, rather than across, and why we should use plain English on our websites.
See the slides here (and leave a comment if you have any questions):
Self-confessed ‘geeks’ in Derby are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their group Geekeasy Derby, where they discuss all things nerdy over a pint or two.
Mixing networking and socialising with a focus on intelligent discussion, the geeks meet in the Furnace Inn on Duke Street, on the second Thursday of the month from 6pm. It’s free to attend, you buy your own drinks, and the pub also provides free samosas to attendees. Continue reading
As you know, the Geek Speak is an integral part of the Geekeasy evening. Starting at around 6.30pm-ish, the speaker talks about a subject they’re passionate about for anywhere up to 30 minutes.
Some people have never spoken in public before, some prepare slides or just go with the flow – there’s no standard format.
Would you like to do a talk? Continue reading
I’ve been putting off my review of Authority for the past couple of weeks. Not because I didn’t like it, I did, but because I haven’t put the advice it contains into practice yet. I feel like I’m a kid skipping school because I haven’t done the homework set by a teacher I like. The homework in question is to write and self-publish a book.
You may have heard me and Matt talking about a movie night, which is something we’re aiming to do at least once a month to satiate our want for more geek socials!
As The Worlds End has just been released and with it being hard not to love the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy we’re meeting at the Showcase Cinema in the Westfield Centre at Derby for the 19:10 viewing this Tuesday!
Victoria Wilcox, picture editor for the Derby Telegraph, shared her expertise in photography at July’s Geekeasy. Whether you’re using a paparazzi-style camera or just the one on your phone, Victoria gave us plenty of tips on how to compose fantastic pictures, every time.
With anecdotes from pictures she’s taken and stories she’s covered, as well as an obvious enthusiasm for the subject, Victoria told us how following a few simple rules will help improve your photos. Continue reading
“When will there be a harvest for the world?” sang the Isley Brothers in 1976. “Tomorrow” seems to be the answer from the uber-sporadic electronica duo Boards of Canada, “But it may well be a harvest of radioactive cabbages in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.”
Do you like music, maths and repeating patterns? Then I reckon you’ll get a kick out of this video which shows the creation of a ‘sound braid’. These weird, slightly hypnotic melodies are made from inverting and flipping a series of notes whilst moving things around in 3D audio space.