There are a lot of disconnected pathways in Northern Ireland. It’s plain we don’t talk enough and even when we do, we don’t spend enough time listening. In the Digital Media and Technology space, this means you can have weeks with nothing on and weeks where every day has something on it and in many cases, more than one thing. There’s been much talk about developing some sort of ‘open’ calendar platform that will allow people to book events from within iCal or Outlook or even by just sending an email to an address to try and minimise the number of conflicts – but that development requires investment from someone who’s passionate about it. (I’m passionate about it, I just don’t have the cash!).
So, I’m kinda staking my claim on a few days and letting you know what others are doing to the best of my knowledge. You can find a lot of this information on the NICreatives Calendar and some more on the Digital Circle calendar. Some of the things going on are going to be of interest to Creatives, some to technologists, some to creative technologists, some to other sectors as we find ways to extend skills in social and digital media creation, management and distribution into other non-traditional sectors.
Just remember these for April and you’ll not go wrong:
May is also bringing us more xCake goodness, a Leadership Summit in Connected Health and a Geeks Meet Meds-type ICT event for Connected Health. They’ll be appearing on the Digital Circle calendar in the next few days. For this latter event, I’m looking for ‘clinicians’ (doctors, psychiatrists, whatever) who have an interest in what technology can do for healthcare. This isn’t about Â£10 million budgets, this is about small people, small devices, small changes and big impacts.