This month’s WIT went to W1 for a civilised evening of pizza, puds and lively chat.
Jamillah Knowles gave us an insight into the history of Radio 5′s Pods & Blogs – a weekly podcast since 2007 and the BBC’s first. Pods & Blogs takes a look at world events from the perspective of the online community, many pushing the boundaries of technology. We also heard some facts about the Ouch Podcast from Gids.
There was a discussion on Twitter etiquette, different approaches to using it for business purposes and personal use.
Jamillah and I gave a short report on some of the fab sights at last weekend’s Maker Faire in Newcastle – from tesla coils to soldering teens. I mentioned the inspiring talk given by Mitch Altman and the key to Noisebridge Hackspace which I now have on my keyring as a symbol of Hacker ethics of excellence and also visit the SF hackers. I also described how Hackspaces work and their open policy.
There was also a hilarious confessional session on our worst email cockups, which I’d love to tell all on, but should prolly follow table NDA rules
Re. WIT news, I’m still trying to set up a workshop on public or presentation speaking. I haven’t had any luck with finding sponsorship but may go along to Toastmasters to find out if we could use some of their methods.