Category Archives: Past Talks

Beyond the Bar Chart: Creative Data Visualisation with Peter Cook

Talk archive: Tuesday 13th May

Talk Description

Data has been represented visually for centuries but recent developments in web browser technology has let to a flourishing of sharing and creativity within the data visualisation community. Peter will be showing how visualisation can not only make data beautiful, but that it can provide valuable insights into data sets. He will show a number of examples of web-based data visualisation and talk about the tools used to create them.
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Forensics & Digital Data with Stuart Hutchinson

Talk Archive: Tuesday 29th April

Talk Description

Digital forensics is based on the simple assumption that data does not lie. Whether it is civil or criminal in nature nowadays investigations face an ever-increasing amount of digital evidence that must be efficiently and effectively collected, preserved, and analysed to uncover the truth.

We will discuss what is and isn’t possible in terms of data recovery and forensic analysis, drawing on real life case studies we will examine how digital forensics has assisted in the successful prosecution in relation to number of significant counter terrorism investigations.

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Finding new business using LinkedIn with Joanne Munro

Talk Archive: 19th November 2013

Talk Description

Are you a freelancer, consultant or small business and want to find more clients? On Tuesday 19th November, Joanne Munro will be explaining how to use LinkedIn to achieve just that.  Her talk will cover:

  • Using the platform to prospect for potential clients
  • How to stealth-research their needs to see how you would be a good fit
  • How to make contact and approach them for work

Joanne has an incredible track record of landing new clients using her tried and tested technique. She says she doesn’t need to use any other methods as this brings in new clients every single time so  her talk is a must if you’re a freelancer or small business regularly searching for new clients.
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Fast, Slim, Correct with John Dalziel

Talk Archive: Thursday 7th November

Talk Description

Discover the incredible story of how the “glue of the internet” became the worlds most popular programming language. Learn how it broke out of the browser and now appears in the unlikeliest of places. In a talk packed with surprising examples, we’ll trace the history and evolution of this versatile technology.This talk is not about programming, it’s a series of examples of a technology that was made for one thing and has spread further and further, until it’s embedded in the world all around us. You’ll be amazed where it has ended up.

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Get yourself Connected: Google Glasses and the ‘Internet of Bling’ with Bill Harpley

Talk Archive: 22nd October 2013

Talk Description

Bill Harpley joins us for a look at the current state and future of ‘personal wireless body area networks’, how technology like Google Glass and simpler devices like the Fitbit are influencing our lives, the dawn of the ‘Internet of Bling’ and what technology may be coming in the near future due to advances in materials and pharmaceutical science.

As well as the upside of the potential shiny gadgets that will soon be trying to enhance our lives, Bill will be talking about the security and privacy issues they may cause and what we will need to consider to ensure future developments help rather than hinder their users.

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