The meeting in March was yet again to a packed house. We changed the layout of the seating which allowed us to get more seats in. Many thanks to the bewiched team for helping with the set up and making our jobs so much easier.
The first talk of the evening was from Stuart Payn of Blok Collective. Stuart talked about their latest project which was to develop and produce a piece of high profile and engaging public art to uplift and regenerate the area between Cowgate and the Train Station, as part of the larger regeneration project of Peterborough city centre. Stuart went through the design and planning process which included sketching with a pencil, converting to digital, 3D modelling, and more hand sketching. He showed us images of the progress on site and the difficulties they encountered when working outside and on such a large scale, having over 1000 square metres of wall space to paint!
Be sure to pop down to the underpass and check out this artwork for yourself!
Win an A2 print from blok collective in a sealed auction!
Stuart also very kindly donated an A2 print of his work to DPiP. We have decided that the best and fairest way to decide who gets to win this lovely artwork is to hold a sealed auction.
Please place your bids via DM on twitter to @DPiPBoro or you can email a bid in to us. Closing dates for bids will be Friday 13th March 2015 (lucky for someone!). All proceeds from this will go back into the running of DPiP.
For any regulars of the DPiP meetings you will know that we #feedthegeeks and Cafe Clarkes did not let us down! This mid way break was a great time to grab a quick bite to eat, drink, catch up with old friends, and make new friends.
We like to keep things varied when it comes to speakers and topics so it was over to Claire from Datify for the second talk. Claire’s talk covered ‘good writing’ techniques. There was a lively debate afterwards on whether people should be writing with a view to keywords and accommodating the ‘robots’. In conclusion, the message we should take away from this evening is that there are three fundamental things a good writer should be checking for. They are facts, grammar, and spelling.
Write with confidence, flair, and make it interesting – Claire Louise Sheridan, datify
As a final mention, we had Terry of City Lan Social who wanted to tell us all about a very exciting gaming/technology event happening in August 2015 over three days. Terry would like to hear from anyone who is interested in being part of the focus group. You can contact him via @citylansocial | firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07747606996.
DPiP have been offered an opportunity to get involved in this event and we are already making plans and plotting something epic. So watch this space!
The 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. If you ever need hosting or domains it is worth giving them a call as they offer a great service and decent prices.