Inaugural event – 26 March

Check out our fantastic speakers from our first event on the 26th of March. Thanks to our sponsors Madgex, our hosts at 68 Middle St and In-Visible TV for videoing the event.


Our speakers

Tamsin Bishton: Why Listening Is Brilliant   
Content strategy freelancer with nearly 20 years of digital and editorial experience who likes to work for the good guys.

Amy Whitney: Prototyping with code  
Amy is an interaction designer at GOV.UK, alongside her day job she runs hack events for organisations and works at a startup called Amy is passionate about research-led design and making complex things simple.

Calliope Georgousi: Theatre & UX, an interesting parallel   
Calliope Georgousi, is a UX Designer with a background in Digital Media Technologies and a flair for creative arts. She has recently graduated from her MSc in HCI with Ergononomics at UCL and holds a BSc in Multimedia Technology and design at Brunel. Prior to these she studied BA in Acting at Trinity College Dublin.Driven by innovative ideas, emerging technologies and their meaning in our lives. She seeks to make a different in designing for communities and social change, as well as for the arts and culture.”

Kiri Baildon-Smith: In the Jungle – When The Lion King Came to Bristol.    
Brighton-based sound engineer, stage manager and aspiring ninja who is far too fond of cats.

Janna Bastow: JFDI – A guide to being brave and getting more out of life   
Janna Bastow is a product manager, taking the forms of a startup founder, consultant, and accidental event manager.As a product manager always looking for better tools, Janna co-founded ProdPad, product management software that helps you manage your roadmap and your product backlog. She also works with other companies as a trainer and mentor to help them figure out how to build and learn, without breaking the bank. In addition, Janna is co-founder of Mind the Product, an international product management community and series of events for fellow product people.

Wendy Armstrong: Developing Apps for the Windows Store
Wendy is a Canadian born, Australian raised, Brighton based freelance software developer. She has been developing since the days when phrases such as CGI script and DHTML were used but fell in love C# and the .Net framework as soon as she used it. She has developed large enterprise web applications, desktop applications and windows store (windows 8) apps for such diverse clients as Deloitte, the Football Association and Macmillan Cancer.” Jo Macauley-Weeks    My love affair with the internet, 2000 – 2014.


Jo Macauley-Weeks: All your friends are real. [Virtually]
Jo a digital marketer, parent, music lover and sometime actor who wants to see, do and talk about everything to do with… well, just everything, really. Let’s have a chat!