We meet every first Wednesday of the month. Our next meet-up will be // TODO London 1.13 on Wednesday November 7th 2018.
18:30: Doors Open
18:55: Christopher Chant – Be Excellent To Each Other
19:25: Ana Rodrigues – Creating Your Own Playground
19:55: Kate Beard – The Joy of Making Stupid Things
20:20ish: Social: The Kings Head, 28 Holywell Row, London EC2A 4JB
Be Excellent To Each Other
1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health disorder (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week*
We spend most of our waking hours with work colleagues, and the statistic suggest at some point, you or a member of your team will go through a mental health problem. I’ve been on both sides of the statistics having lived with depression for most of my life and having worked with and helped colleagues with anxiety and depression.
I want to share what I’ve learned along the way and what we can do to look after ourselves and our team.
Creating Your Own Playground
There are countless articles out there telling you that every developer and designer should have their own blog. There are even more telling you what tech you should use to do it. But where is the discussion of the human side of building your blog? This talk will cover not only the fantastic tech you can use to get started, but the communities that will support you, and how to battle the self-doubt and fears that can get in the way of creating your own personal playground.
The Joy Of Making Stupid Mistakes
Our world gives us more ways to learn, and more things to learn, than at any other time in the history of humanity. Often for free. There are thousands of tutorials aimed at getting started in everything from coding to cooking, but they can be pretty cut and dry. While it’s true that there are also fun, exciting tutorials to be found, following a set of instructions can get frustrating and be uninspiring.
If you aren’t doing a passion project, it can be too easy to give up at the first bump in the road. So go off piste – think less about what you’re trying to learn and follow the silly ideas that jump into your head. That’s where the real learning happens.
Social: The Kings Head, 28 Holywell Row, London EC2A 4JB
Billing itself as “the friendliest pub in Shoreditch” we’re expecting good things. Adding to that, they say, “A family run retreat from the stresses of everyday life in the proximity of the almighty Silicon Roundabout. We serve a large selection of fine wines, cask ales, lagers, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee throughout the day.”. Something for everyone then…just as we like it.
We understand that some people have other commitments, and cannot spend the whole evening with us. Because of this we start early, try to run very close to time, and we do not take questions after the talks. This allows everyone to benefit from the main part of the evening, and then, if you are able, you can join us after for the social where typically some, if not all, of the speakers will be on hand.