Each regular monthly DPiP event has space for 2-3 talks, each lasting around 15 minutes, with 5-10 minutes for questions.
Anyone is welcome to speak about any subject relating to digital, from development and design to personal blogging, marketing, business etc. Just let us know if you’re interested in speaking.
We do have a few rules though:
Rules for DPiP Talks and Speakers:
- Talks should be a maximum of 15 minutes duration or less. This allows us to have a reasonably diverse selection of topics each month as we have a wide range of attendees.
- Talks should be non-promotional. Relevant examples and case studies can be used, but DPiP isn’t the place to advertise your business (unless you’re an event sponsor!)
- Try to keep talks educational, helpful and informative. Also they need to be fairly accessible as we have a wide range of abilities and skills attending. That doesn’t mean they can’t tackle complex subjects, but prior knowledge shouldn’t be assumed.
- Talks can make use of a projector/flipboard and a laptop. If you’d like to bring your own device please let us know in advance so we can check we have the necessary cables.
- If you do have a presentation prepared, please keep company info to the footer/end slide, and we’d love to have a copy in advance to ensure we can set up the laptop and projector prior to each event.
- If any slides/presentations are supplied, permission to use and share them via DPiP channels (e.g. Slideshare, Facebook, etc) is assumed unless specifically stated otherwise.
Previous DPiP Talks:
A list of previous talks and presentations to help you avoid suggesting or repeating a subject we’ve tackled recently.
- “Virtual Reality: Insight and Application” – VR products and how VR is already being used in novel ways commercially – Jack Howell – riselabs.co.uk – @riselabs_io
- “Creating True Digital Natives” – From CodeClub to Pioneers to YRS. How you can help the next generation become digitally literate – Marc Scott – raspberrypi.org – @Coding2Learn
- “What we can learn from Gordon Ramsay to design better products” – Jay Heal – jayheal.co.uk – @jaymichaelheal
- “Who cares about quality content?” – Looking at proofing processes and the importance of quality vs shoddy, along with click bait content and overall content strategy – how this affects your audience, customers and clients – Anna Morrish – Quibble Content – quibblecontent.co.uk – @annamorrish
- “Apps – The Future of Mobile Search” – Improving your rankings in app stores with App SEO – Stuart Shaw – Zazzle Media – zazzlemedia.co.uk – @stuartshawuk
- “DPiP Debate: Freelancing” – Debate this month’s hot topic – Suleiman Leadbitter – Suljam – suljam.com – @suljam_
- “The impact of Gigabit connectivity in Peterborough” – A summary of the findings of the CityFibre and UCP socio-economic report – CityFibre – www.cityfibre.co.uk – @CityFibre
- “How I built a successful niche website” – The rise of The Warriors fansite – Gareth Jones – warriorsmovie.co.uk – @warriorsmovie
- Keynote talk by: Suw Charman-Anderson – Founder of Ada Lovelace Day, journalist, social software consultant, blogger and public speaker. The History of Ada Lovelace Day – How it all started and how it has become a global celebration of women in STEM.
- Panel discussion featuring special guests involved in STEM. On the panel: Liz Knight – Academic Director University Centre Peterborough, Samidha Anand – Senior Design Engineer, Hilary Lucas – Development Engineer.
- “An introduction to Docker”- Where did Docker come from and why are so many businesses adopting it? – Alex Ellis – Docker Captain – @alexellisuk
- “Digital Project Management Room 101” – Let’s discuss what aspects of PM you would put into room 101 – Jon Parsons – @MobasGroup – www.mobas.com
- “Optimise your email marketing campaigns” – How to motivate people to engage with your email among all the others in their inbox – Emma Stebbing – @emstebbing
- A celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – www.peterboroughstemfestival.co.uk
- “Imposter Syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect” – The effect on undermining our estimation of skills in the workplace – Jessica Rose – DreamFactory – @jesslynnrose
- “Games that changed the Computer Games Industry” – My top picks of the best computer games (open for debate) – Nigel Goddard – Allia Business Centre – @ftrbusiness
- “How to make money from your blog” – Behind the scenes of Blogger Outreach – Rebecca Carey – Zazzle Media – @rebeccacarey955
- “Don’t start a business” – A journey from employee to owner and all the pain in between – Scott Roberts – Riselabs – @scottmkroberts
- “Hacked Off” – Dealing with a hacked droid and WordPress site – Tim Nash – @tnash – 34SP.com
- “The 10 Rules of Surviving as a Contractor/Bounty Hunter” – Tips on working as a contractor – Jay “Boba” Heal – @jaymichaelheal
- “The Futile Quest for Perfection” – The best route to finding the “nearest to perfection” in your design – Suleiman Leadbitter – @sulcalibur – sulcalibur.com
- “Astro Pi” – Sending Raspberry Pi computers into space – Marc Scott – @Coding2Learn – www.raspberrypi.org
- “Microsoft’s innovative technologies on Azure” – Outlook on the direction of Open Source Strategies and Services – Boris Devouge – Microsoft
- “How to build shit quickly & keep your sanity” – The challenges of working on the UsVsTh3m project- Paul Curry – @cr3 – UsVsTh3m/BuzzFeed
5min Lightning Talk
1. Hannah Mills of Coding Club and Peterborough Raspberry Jam.
- “The Biggest SEO Myths & Fails” – Mythbusting SEO and winning tips for 2016 – Joe Fletch – @JoeFletch_ – www.datify.co.uk
- “Snakes & Minecraft” – Serpents, Pis and those famous blocks combined – Hannah Mills – @digitaldivageek
- Jonathan Craymer – www.shayype.com – “Shayype – a total replacement for passwords?” Combating the hackers of passwords & PINs
- Stuart Elmore – @digitalgravy – “Build your own PA” DIY voice controlled PA with Node and Raspberry Pi
- Andrew Starnes – CityFibre – The UK’s Fibre Infrastructure
- Lorena Hodgson – redbarncreative.org – Women from IT History
- Tim Stewart – TRS Digital – ABC of AB and MVT
- Richard Hunt – Peterborough Museum – Crowdsourcing Peterborough in the First World War
- Hannah Bull – Zazzle – Traditional vs Digital PR
- Jack Howell – Glass House Studios – Web Design; dealing with ‘difficult’ clients
- Hazel Cottrell – Creative Content Company – Giving Your Social Media A Kick Up The Bum. Top ten tips on things people can do to make their social media better
- Sue Keogh – Sookio – She gave advice to DPIP on writing attention-grabbing titles for your blog. You won’t believe what happened next
- Lizzie Benton – lizaboo.co.uk – The Power of Blogging
- Amy Melvin – Digital Eagles – The Digital Revolution
- Simon Woods – web.com – What’s in a (domain) name?
- Jon Parsons – Digital Project Manager – The power of community collected data
- Stuart Elmore – Digital Gravy – Practical Scrum & Agile for ages 7+
- Amy Bull – Businesscoms – Connecting Cities
- Scott Roberts – Systematic Apps – From LazyCoffee to Appstore
- Rob Mathers – Heart Internet – Developing your brand
- Stuart Payn – Blok Collective – Creating Street Art for public spaces using digital processes and lasers
- Claire Louise Sheridan – Datify – If You Can’t Write, There’s The Door
- Adam Mason – Datify – Have you been spammed – Part Two – Recovering your rankings
- Richard Kendall – Tips on producing good quality digital content
- Kristan Downer – Dow Social – How to make a success of your social media campaigns
- Roland – Think3Dprint3D – Introduction to 3D Printing with demonstration
- Andy Starnes – City Fibre – Supercharging your business
- Stuart Elmore – Digital Gravy – All your data are belong to me
- Tim Nash – WordPress Speaker and Trainer – WordPress is growing up fast
- Adam Mason – Datify – Have you been spammed?
- The Website Angel – Clients from Hell
- Sean Johnson – Sean Johnson Design – What are you really worth?
- Jay Heal – TFl – UX Design. What the hell do users know?
- Dan Thornton – The Way of the Web – Blogging for business or profit
- Connecting Cambridgeshire – Free digital advice & grants
- Andy Reedman – Mind of Design – Can you make my logo bigger?
- Mike Mills – The Raspberry Pi – Better than the Apple Pie
- CityFibre – Gig up Peterborough – Revolutionising the way we do business
- Dan Thornton – The Way of the Web – SEO truths
- Heartbleed Security Vulnerability Explained
- Code Clubs and other voluntary school projects.