January Event Round Up

bewitchedWow what an amazing turn out for the first DPiP event of 2015 at our new location.  I think we can safely say that Bewiched Coffee Shop on Bridge Street is an ideal venue as it was informal and cosy though not too cosy for any claustraphobics amongst us.  It was nice to see people turning up, being greeted by the offical welcomer Andy and then grabbing a coffee ready for the event to start.

 

dowsocialThe first talk of the evening was from Kristian Downer of Dow Social on ‘Why Social Media is easier than getting a six pack’.  Lots of references to six packs in this talk and it worked really well as the theory behind aiming for a six pack is the same attitude you should take when managing Social Media for your business.  Kristian had a welcoming way about him and there were jokes aplenty which helped everyone to understand that you need to keep going with Social media and not give up half way and end up with a three pack instead.

 

banyantreeFor any regulars of the DPiP meetings you will know that we #feedthegeeks and the sponsor for the food this event was the Banyan Tree in the city centre, they did not disappoint!  This mid way break was a great time to catch up with people after the festive period and discuss the first talk in more depth with Kristian. As well as stock up on coffees and teas plus the odd cake I noticed!

 

 

rowlandWe like to keep things varied when it comes to speakers so it was a bit more practical for our second talk of the evening.  The lovely Roland from Think3dPrint3d was kind enough to bring one of his 3d printers along to the meeting so that we could see it in action. And with a great introduction to 3D printing and electronic design I know that it had many of us thinking about how we could use this technology within our own businesses.

heartinternetThe team at DPiP make putting on these events look easy peasy but without our sponsors and the wonderful speakers we couldn’t make it happen at all.  Heart Internet have kindly sponsored us for awhile now and they even supplied cool goody bags to give to everyone at the end.  If you ever need hosting or domains it is worth giving them a call as they offer a great service and decent prices.

 

So to sum up the first DPiP event of the year it was bloody marvellous! So now to start organising February’s meeting which is on Wednesday 4th February and you can join HERE.

 

 

DPiP Event: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Christmas Meal

In a slight departure from our usual monthly geekfest meetings we would like to invite our beautiful members to a festive meal at the fantastic Cafe Clarkes.

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The price will be £20.50 per person be to pre-paid. Check out the scrumptious Christmas Menu.

Ticket price is slightly more than the food cost to cover PayPal fees and other meetup expenses. Sadly it won’t be spent on a fortnight in Cuba!

Christmas jumpers are optional but bonus points will be awarded to anyone sporting one, with a prize for the best (worst) example!

Tickets will be limited to 20 people, so reserve and pay today to secure your seat. You can R.S.V.P via meetup.
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DPiP Event: Thursday June 5th, 2014

The next DPiP event will be on June 5th, 2014 at the Eco Innovation Centre in Peterborough.

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Event Details:

The event runs from 7pm on Thursday, June 5th, 2014. We’ll be at the Eco Innovation Centre from 7-9pm, and our rough schedule includes 2-3 talks (15 minutes each), a Q&A session with the chance to submit anything you like anonymously for the whole group to answer (Keep it clean!), and from 9pm we’ll adjourn to the nearby Solstice pub for drinks and more chatting for anyone that fancies it.

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Our events are not-business networking – they’re a friendly, informal gathering for anyone with any kind of digital interest. Designers, developers, database admins, business owners, marketers, journalists, bloggers, sysadmins, security specialists, conversation rate optimisers, and more are all welcome and have attended DPiP recently.

You don’t have to be based in Peterborough – anyone is welcome. If you’re stuck for transport, let us know and we’ll probably be able to help with lifts within reason.

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Sponsored By

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The June 2014 DPiP event has been kindly sponsored by Datify. We’re Datify, a data driven insight company. We specialise in providing insight to inform your digital strategies, as well as physically delivering campaigns and projects based on our data. We’re very proud of our background – we’ve spent years in digital marketing and data for a variety of big companies, and we’re very excited to be able to offer our services to a wider pool of businesses. We believe that data insight, market research, competitor analysis and big data studies allow you to stay ahead and to plan and implement campaigns to the very peak of their potential.

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We’re delighted to have Domino’s Pizza supply us with their famous freshly-made pizzas to keep us all fed for this DPiP event.

Cupcakes may be provided by Delish Cupcakes and Cakes if the cake enabler can get her act together.

Useful links and update from DPiP May 15th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the the meeting. We hope you found it informative and useful. It was great to see lots of new faces as well and next time we will try and allow for more mingling!

Peterborough CORE

Andy Starnes, Head of Public Sector at CityFibre kindly presented Peterborough CORE and explained why they’re digging up Peterborough streets and what impact #GigUpPeterborough will have on the business (and digital) community.

Special thanks to Laura Chambers from Opportunity Peterborough for helping to set this up.

Feedback and ideas

Contributions from attendees of the meetup. Thank you for your ideas, we will be working to cover many of these topics in the coming months.

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  • Google Plus training
  • Content management systems – which to use?
  • Creative Culture? P’boro
  • Web development… working with. What to look for in terms of ‘good web development’
  • Is it worth paying facebook to help promote my business page?
  • Branding. Good, bad, ugly.
  • Less Dan please
  • More Dan please
  • What is UX and why it’s different (TFL case study) Jay
  • Talk about shoes
  • Is print dead, will digital publishing completely take over!
  • All things PPC

We’re not sure how to handle this conflict though.

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Next meetup

Our next meetup is scheduled for Thursday 5th June. Be sure to sign up to our meetup.com page for the latest news and R.S.V.P.

DPiP Event: Thursday May 15, 2014

We’re pleased to say we not only have an upcoming event on May 15th, 2014 at the Eco Innovation Centre in Peterborough, but we’ve also secured dates and venues for the next 6 months or so, to allow us to focus on making our events as amazing as possible.

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Event Details:

The event runs from 7pm on Thursday, May 15th, 2014. We’ll be at the Eco Innovation Centre from 7-9pm, and our rough schedule includes 2-3 talks (15 minutes each), a Q&A session with the chance to submit anything you like anonymously for the whole group to answer (Keep it clean!), and from 9pm we’ll adjourn to the nearby Solstice pub for drinks and more chatting for anyone that fancies it.

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Our events are not-business networking – they’re a friendly, informal gathering for anyone with any kind of digital interest. Designers, developers, database admins, business owners, marketers,journalists,bloggers,sysadmins, security specialists, conversation rate optimisers, and more are all welcome and have attended DPiP recently.

You don’t have to be based in Peterborough – anyone is welcome. If you’re stuck for transport, let us know and we’ll probably be able to help with lifts within reason.

Register and RSVP for this event

 

Sponsored By

The Way of the Web

The May 2014 DPiP event has been kindly sponsored by TheWayoftheWeb Ltd. They’re a local Content and Digital Marketing company providing Content Strategy, Content, SEO and Social Media to a range of clients, from small businesses to global manufacturers and brands.

Cupcakes will be provided by Delish Cupcakes and Cakes