Next Manchester Wired City Reconnected Event – Collaborations over a cold beer!!!

Manchester Wired City Reconnected is a collaborative networking for Digital, Creative and ICT business owners / managers and freelancers

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Date: 22 September 2011
Location: The Cafe, Enterprise House, UK

Like Minds 2011

The UK's thought leading conference, over 3 days in the South West of England, on all things to do with Innovation+Opportunity.

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Date: 19 October 2011
Location: Exeter Conference Centre, UK

Chinwag Announces Insight Conference: Facebook Marketing. Speakers Wanted.

Facebook by Franco Bouly

Seven hundred million is a very big number. And with Facebook's big number comes big opportunities for branding, marketing, commerce, games, analytics and insight.

Following on from the success of Social Media Week London, Chinwag is launching "Chinwag Insight: Facebook Marketing", a brand new full day conference exploring how to harness the 700m strong userbase to create a positive impact on their business. 

The event scheduled for early Autumn will take place in central London for senior marketers from agencies, brands and media owners and is the first event (we can find) focusing solely on Facebook as a marketing platform.

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New MA/MSc in Creating Social Media at Goldsmiths, London

New Course in Creating Social Media at Goldsmiths, London. Applicable to a wide range of people from developers, community managers to PR, etc. who are interested in shaping the future social media. On this course you will explore the big questions around developments in the social web and develop ground-breaking applications and campaigns.

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Date: 18 July 2011
Location: Centre for Cultural Studies, UK

Social Gaming Summit London

The Social Gaming Summit is designed to provide insights into some of the emerging areas of social gaming as well as some of the fundamental concepts that are key to understanding social games and virtual goods.

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Date: 14 November 2011
Location: Chelsea Football Club, UK

Droidcon 2011

Android's largest event in London at the Business Design Centre in London on the 6th and 7th October 2011 !

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Date: 6 October 2011
Location: Angel Business Design Centre, UK

Latest US Neilsen Study Reveals Games Dominate App Downloads

Angry Birds at Game Design Expo 2011 by Vancouver Film School

Maybe it's the over-developed thumbs of the smartphone natives? Maybe the news doesn't have the draw that it used to. Either way, it's games that dominate app purchases in the US according to the latest Neilsen research.

NMA reports that of the 300,000 users surveyed in May, 93% bought mobile games, compared with 76% paid for apps with a news flavour. Surprisingly, bearing in mind thse figures relate to a US audience, the second most popular category of downloads was weather. I thought it was just us Brits who were obsessed.

The statistics reveal the top 10 categories of apps downloaded in the last 30 days are:

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SXSW PanelPicker Opens for 2012

sxsw panel

The PanelPicker entry process for the 2012 SXSW Festivals and Conferences has officially opened, proposals will be accepted until the end of the day on Friday 15th July (11:59pm CST // 5:55am UK time).

The SXSW PanelPicker was developed to offer the community a chance to get involved in SXSW - not only by submitting panel, workshop and presentation ideas but also by reviewing, commenting and voting for the ideas they'd like to see become part of the SXSW festival.

Entering a solo presentation, workshop or panel to the PanelPicker is the best way to share your ideas, make sure your expertise are included and help shape SXSW 2012.

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The State of the Mobile Developer Nation

A discussion of the findings of the report: Developer Economics 2011 (free download) - covering the hottest issues, from app design and promotion to monetisation and user support.

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Date: 4 July 2011
Location: CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, UK

Outsourcing, Agile Development - a Gamble too far?

Gambit invites you to join a distinguished panel of Industry CIO’s and pundits in order to discuss those issues and learn about how some leading Online Gaming companies are using best practice to stay ahead of the competition.

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Date: 23 June 2011
Location: City Tower, UK

Young Entrepreneurs Hackday @Techhub

Are you a software developer or designer? Are you a product manager, marketer or startup enthusiast? If so, come build a website or smart phone app at: TechHub on 25th June from 9am-11pm

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Date: 25 June 2011
Location: Tech Hub, UK

Intel Appup Application Lab

The Intel AppUpSM Application Lab: MeeGo series is coming to London! Join us to learn how to create exciting experiences with MeeGo and access great opportunities for your PC, netbook and tablet apps with Intel AppUpSM developer program.

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Date: 5 July 2011
Location: Skills Matter, UK

techpitch 4.5

techpitch 4.5 is an evening pitch event created by 2Pears, in order to showcase some of the latest tech startups, including some of the startups that have taken part in the UKTI pitch-training workshops in the past 6 months. The next techpitch 4.5 will be held on 5th July 2011.

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Date: 5 July 2011
Location: The Auditorium, Pinsent Masons, UK

Building an Intranet with Drupal (Drupal Training)

This course is designed for people who need to manage internal information in companies or organisations and are looking for a solution that is robust, easy to use for staff and easy to configure for administrators.

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Date: 13 July 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