Over the Air 2011

OTA11 is a grass-roots mobile developer event that features two days of technical workshops, inspirational Ignite Bletchley Park talks and an over-night hack-a-thon. It's free to attend, other than a small £5 donation to Bletchley Park, and a breeze to reach from London Euston Station - so no need to hesitate, register now!

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Date: 30 September 2011
Location: The Mansion, Bletchley Park, UK

Digital Mission Companies Make the Smarta 100 And Need Your Vote

Danny makes a dash for the finish line by Anne

It's award season and time for nominees to gather public votes. Having got your eye in with some thumbs-up, thumbs-down action on the SXSW panel picker, it's time for voting in the Smarta 100 awards and the Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition.

And we're chuffed that our friends and Digital Mission alumni ParcelGenie, Teamly and Zkatter have made it through to the Smarta 100, vote for them, or, if you must the other nominees ;-) - here:

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Cyber-Duck celebrate a Birthday, a New Office and The Duckies Awards

Award winning digital agency Cyber-Duck are hosting a threefold celebration as we mark our 6th birthday, the inauguration of our new office and the birth of ‘The Duckies’ UX Awards. The Duckies Awards has been designed to recognise the outstanding new talent from this years New Designers ceremony.

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Date: 10 September 2011
Location: Elstree House, UK

£25,000 Future Games Contest Launched by TSB and Abertay University

Future Games Contest

IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board (TSB) initiative has launched a brand-spanking new £25,000 competition for the University of Abertay Dundee to build prototypes to push the barriers of the games industry.

The Future of Games contest is designed to enable small firms to develop prototypes which can be developed into commercial models in early 2012. As part of the hook up with IC tomorrow, developers will get access to content from EMI, Tate, IPC Media and National Geographic.

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Vote Now: 80+ British Sessions Proposed in SXSW Panel Picker

I voted!

I'm pretty sure it happens earlier each year, but maybe it's age. Policemen are all looking younger, too. The annual 'vote for me' fest that is the SXSW Panelpicker has opened its doors.

SXSW 2012This year sees over 80 panels submitted from this side of the Atlantic from organisations big and small including the BBC, Iris Worldwide, FutureGov, TechHub, BBC, PeerIndex, mydeco, Somethin' Else, Madgex, Clearleft, The Economist and heaps more.

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BIMA Awards Entry Deadline Extended til 26th Aug

BIMA 2010

You've got just over a week to submit entries for this year's BIMA Awards thanks to a two week extension, making the new deadline midnight on Friday 26th August.

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Chinwag's 4-Step Guide for Brilliant Event Promotion


The benefits of hosting and running an event are obvious. In one fail swoop, your influential speakers will draw in guests who could end up being potential partners, consumers or even investors.

Your event will be the toast of the digital town, elevating your brand in a dynamic way. The only drawback? The niggly fact that everybody wants a slice of the events pie. So what to do?

In such an overcrowded market, strategic planning and promotion can see your event being firmly pencilled into the diaries of those that matter. But navigating the choppy waters of promotions can be tricky for even the savviest of marketers, so we've come up with four easy ways to promote your event.

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Digital Mission Infographic: A Few Facts & Figures - 140+ companies, $18m VC raised

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Following on from our recent post 'Digital Mission: The Story So Far, Future Plans, New Initiatives', for the past few months, we've been busy gathering information from as many of our Digital Mission Alumni as possible, asking how they've been getting on since their first Mission.

As previously mentioned, we're big infographic fans here at Chinwag.  So much so, that we decided to create our own based on our findings.

Combined with a few Digital Mission facts and figures, and some of the results of our survey earlier this year, there's some very interesting and impressive findings, if we do say so ourselves!

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Internet Week Europe 2011

Internet Week is a five-day festival of events to celebrate Europe's thriving internet industry and community.

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Date: 7 November 2011
Location: City Wide, UK

Building an Intranet with Drupal & Drupal Development with Features

BrightLemon have partnered up with Nuvole who's coming to London to share thier experience in web-based solutions for international organisations.

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Date: 31 May 2011
Location: Baker TIlly, UK

Advanced Drupal Development with Features (Drupal Training)

This Drupal training course gives advanced practical advice on the tools you need for a more effective development. Organise site development in a modular way with Features and Code-Driven Development, enabling team collaboration, reusable code and precise traceability of changes.

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Date: 14 July 2011
Location: Baker Tilly, UK

Vodafone Mobile Clicks Competition Opens With €225,000 Prize Fund for Mobile Developers

Vodafone Mobile Clicks Competition 2011

Thanks to our friends at Momo London for the heads-up that applications are now open for year's Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition. 

The competition is open to startups from seven countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Turkey or the United Kingdom) and has a rather juicy €225,000 up for grabs for the leading mobile site, service or applications.

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FutureEverything 2011

Manchester’s FutureEverything festival has launched its full line-up for this year’s event. The festival, now in its 16th year, aims to sum up Manchester’s edgy urban feel by bringing together forward-thinking ideas, new concepts in the digital world, along with a backdrop of innovative music.

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Date: 11 May 2011
Location: Manchester, UK

TMT Finance Middle East Awards Ceremony Dinner 2011


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Date: 9 May 2011
Location: Ritz Carlton, AE

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK's leading documentary and digital media festival at which the international documentary family gets together under one roof for five days of intense deal-making, docwatching and debate.

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Date: 8 June 2011
Location: The Workstation, UK