User Centred Design: Techniques to Improve the User Experience

Learn user centred design techniques help you systematically understand your users better and design effective, efficient and satisfying products and systems.

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Date: 21 October 2010
Location: System Concepts Ltd, UK

User Centred Design: Techniques to Improve the User Experience

Learn user centred design techniques to help you understand your users better and design products which are effective, efficient and satisfying to use.

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Date: 26 May 2010
Location: System Concepts Ltd, UK

iPhone App Developer Class 101:Rookie

Learn how to make iPhone Apps in just 2 days! Who is this course for? Experienced programmers interested in iPhone application development and people new to Mac development and iPhone development.

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Date: 14 June 2010
Location: Academy Class,, UK

Low Cost and Fast Growth Marketing

Doug Richard, serial entrepreneur and original BBC2 Dragon, moves ahead with his ambitious plan to fast-track entrepreneurs and business owners onto the road of success. Due to popular demand, Doug and the School for Startups team are holding their much esteemed “Low Cost Fast Growth Marketing” master-class in Ipswich this June.

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Date: 10 June 2010
Location: Adastral Park, UK

Start Here! Starting & Growing a Successful Business

A must-attend event for any budding or established entrepreneur, “Start Here! Starting and Growing a Successful Business” is hosted personally by Doug Richard and is the cornerstone of the School for Startups curriculum.

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Date: 26 May 2010
Location: London Metropolitan University, UK

IAB Social Media Practitioner Programme

The IAB Social Media Practitioner Programme is a series of 5 sessions, all 2 hours in length - complete with coursework - designed to turn new starters within the industry into real experts.

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Date: 19 April 2010
Location: IAB Offices, UK

Google Adwords Training 101: Discover How Google AdWords REALLY Works

An intensive full day workshop held in central London with leading AdWords Author Ian Howie, packed full of knowledge, techniques and experience on what it really takes to make Adwords deliver a return.

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Date: 10 February 2010
Location: One Alfred Place, UK

Google Analytics (GA) Training

The training day is designed for people with little or no experience of Google Analytics but with an interest in web analytics.

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Date: 20 April 2010
Location: London (City), UK

Building the Lean Web Development Team

A course for anybody who works in web development and wants to do it better using what works from both Agile and Lean methodologies.

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Date: 20 January 2010
Location: The Hatton, UK

IAB Digital Foundation Course

Run over three days, the Digital Foundation course will provide you with a comprehensive digital overview.

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Date: 12 January 2010
Location: Internet Advertising Bureau, UK

Eye Tracking Practical Workshop: A one-day tutorial

0930 - 1000 Registrations & networking 1000 - 1100 Fundamentals of Eye Tracking: Rajiv Arjan - Interaction Lab Manager, City University London 1100 - 1115 Break 1115 - 1215 Eye Tracking Technologies - Scott Hodgins, Acuity Solutions 1300 - 1400 Lunch 1400 - 1600 Eye tracking Case Study: Practical Session (Group Work)

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Date: 21 October 2009
Location: City University London, UK

Reflections on Chinwag's First Tech Intern

Gregory MarlerOn Friday, Chinwag waved goodbye to Gregory, our first tech intern. It was an experiment, which proved extremely fruitful for Chinwag, and hopefully, Gregory too.

For a company that sits at the S end of SME, combined with some control freakery thanks to yours truly, taking on an intern would be a challenge on a number of fronts. Could we find the right person? Would they learn anything? Did we really have time to make it work?

Previous internships had worked well, with an editorial intern progressing into a full-time role, but we learnt just how much staff time is needed. Tricky for a small company that finds itself stretched at the best of times.

About the time we waved Gregory off, a tweet from Loic Le Meur (@loic) popped up, agreeing with Seth Godin’s take on internships,

"I think internships are overrated. Most of the time, the employer thinks he's doing the intern a favor, but he doesn't trust the interns to do any actual thoughtful, intelligent work worth talking about. And to be fair, most of the time the interns are busy hiding, not grabbing responsibility but instead acting like they're in school, avoiding hard work and trying to get an A."

Pretty cynical. Perhaps this applies more to internships within large organisations, because that’s not been the experience at Chinwag. He’s right about one thing, there’s little point in having an intern if you’re not going to let them do anything.

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Chinwag Event Calendar Now Tweets

@chinwag on TwitterThe technical pixies have been hard at work on the events section of the Chinwag website.

Our aim is to build a comprehensive list of top quality events for the digital sector from informal meet-ups to mammoth conferences, primarily in the UK but cherry-picking the best from around the world, too.

And now each event is sent to @chinwag Twitter stream as soon as it's published on the website.

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Social Media Training - Skills Accelerator

Covering everything from the social media landscape, key trends and behaviours to campaign planning and measurement through a combination of case studies and industry knowledge, this course is the ultimate social media ‘how to guide.’

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Date: 10 September 2009
Location: TBC, UK

Larry Jordan presents - The Final Cut Pro Studio Secrets You Need to Survive In This Economy- with Academy Class

Digital media expert Larry Jordan visits UK for presentation tour backed by Academy Class. Larry Jordan, the internationally-renowned editor, director, Final Cut Pro expert and trainer, is to present a series of training seminars across the UK in August.

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Date: 19 August 2009
Location: Brittania Hotel Manchester, UK