Leadership 101 – top tips for steering the ship through the seas of change
Louise Howells - Why So Serious?
James Cryer - 12 weeks, 600 releases and the One Show - Continuous Delivery with BBC Weather Watchers
Gavin Evans - Designing accessible web and mobile sites
Gavin Davies - Using Build Tools
Fred Heath - The uncertainty principle: How to manage fast-moving projects,clients and requirements.
Ashley Nolan - Developing for the unknown
Andy Clarke - Imaginative grid systems
Helen Clark - Designing better websites by including clients and their customers from the start
Really enjoyable little book that made encouraged me to get out and about more and also how to think more.
Enjoyed getting out and about on a school night to learn some more about open data and really enjoyed the talks with a little networking for good measure.
Impressively written and evocative book about WW1 and the two protagonists approaches to the horrors.
I needed a book for my long train journey back from the excellent as usual IWMW, so popped into the charity shop and came up with ‘The Psychopath Test’ by Jon Ronson. I really enjoyed the ensuing 5 hours on the train, with an entertaining and interesting tour of mental illness, psychiatry, psychology and the media. Much more fun than it sounds.
Some controversial opinons about the extent of treating our users as customers. I suspect that it might be the narcissism of small differences - can’t see anyone not agreeing that people deserve great services and experiences, maybe what we call the people shouldn’t be a banner to rally behind.
Talking out some new ways that JISC is aiming to support the sector, Michael was especially keen on things as services - not really my area, but it was nice to have some more technical meaty stuff along with the strategising.
A bit of an eye opener, this session from Linkedin. The scale of it and the services it’s offering mean that Universities need to have better plans for how to react and maybe even embrace it.
One great point that resonated from this talk was - ‘stop copying each other’. Guilty as charged, but will try to be better.
Digital isn’t an end in itself, but a way of reaching the main goal - which is great user experience.
Beautifully delivered explanation of Aberdeen’s efforts to be better by raconteur Mike McConnell. Really frank and engaging talk with tons to think about. I’ve a feeling I’ll banging on about this one for a while.