Meetup: The Christmas Special

Tue 4th Dec 2007 at 8 p.m.
The Quadrant, 12 North Street Quadrant, Brighton

Resident artist Shardcore reveals a bit more than usual about his murky past as he talks with fellow cohort Martin Redington about "The £50 Million App" and their days back at and other heavily-funded startups. The subtitle is 'how to go from £0 to £50,000,000 and back again'. Martin previously talked about living the life of a mac indie at the £5app and if you've met Shardcore then you'll know that he's an entertaining speaker...

Certain parts of this talk will require an NDA.

In addition Annesley Newholm will be discussing DaoConsumer which:

"Tells you who the evil companies are as you are buying stuff anywhere on-line (hippyware)."

DaoConsumer consists of a C++ COM IE Plug-in (like GreaseMonkey), a Postgres DB and a C++ Spider that trawls the internet for dirt on companies.

This event will be sponsored by Future Platforms.

two blog entries

a special christmas special

Thu 6th Dec 2007

Well the Christmas special seemed to go down very well, which was a big relief. That marks nine events that Ian and I have run now and it was excellent to finish the year on such a high note. There will probably be a couple of months until the next event to let us recuperate, so it's was really good to have such a good turnout for Tuesday's event.

There's a few photos and a one review (from Mark Kirby) already. Hopefully we'll have a few more of both soon.

So thanks for to everyone for turning up and contributing to the lively conversation and thanks to Annesley, Neil and Martin for being such engaging speakers.

p.s. next time you think about joining a start-up check out the CEO shoes - apparently if they look this you are in trouble:


Project Brighton

Mon 10th Dec 2007

Ian has got a nice write-up of the £5 App Xmas Special on the new Project Brighton site.

Project brighton is:

A series of projects and initiatives to support digital Brighton and the surrounding areas.

Let's hope it catches on and Brighton can continue to be a great place to be a geek in!