DevsLoveBacon April 2012

Official: DevsLoveBacon

Twitseek – DevsLoveBacon

All slides –


Eve: Working Around Evolution at BACON | Lanyrd

Monitoring Sucks (And What You Can Do About It) at BACON | Lanyrd

How I Built a Neural Network Controlled Self Driving (RC) Car at BACON | Lanyrd

GIT: The NoSQL Database at BACON | Lanyrd

CSS in the 4th Dimension: Not Your Daddy’s CSS Animations at BACON | Lanyrd

Customers Who Bought Music Also Bought Beer at BACON | Lanyrd

Other tweets:

Game Servers by the hour, Counter Strike, Team Fortress and Minecraft hosted in the UK – Nimble Servers

RT @katetowsey: Met two super guys at #devslovebacon who own a gaming startup. Know anyone who’d be interested?

Should You Eat That Bacon? [FLOWCHART]


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UXLondon April 2012


UXLondonLanyrdUXLondon on Twitseek – #uxlondon

It looks as if @LukeW was the only one attending:

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dibi April 2012

Design It Build It April 2012

Following the days events on Twitseek



Live blog:


John Stevenson – Community Developer – “The agile workshop at #dibi is underway. Host’s website is a goldmine of knowledge.”

Best slide ever #dibi12 – April 17, 2012 – mynameiscolin’s photo on picplz

Tips, tricks, tutorials & screencasts to improve your JavaScript :: The JavaScript Playground

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BDConf April 2012

Breaking Development Conference 2012

Sources: #bdconf – BDConf – BDConf on Lanyrd


bdconf: ppk presents the mobile browser world

Four Modes of Seeking Information and How to Design for Them

The Immobile Web

Open Source Gesture Library

BDConf: Josh Clark presents The Seven Deadly Myths of Mobile | Brad Frost Web

Breaking Development Conference Orlando 2012 – Notes Roundup

First, Understand Your Screen « James Pearce

Responsiveness is a characteristic | Stephanie Rieger

FunctionSource: Coping with Over Four Hundred Devices: How Netflix Uses HTML5 to Deliver Amazing User Interfaces

Creating web content for TV – Dev.Opera

Performance Implications of Mobile Design

BDConf: Karen McGrane presents Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content | Brad Frost Web


Content order on touch screens | » Henny Swan’s blog

Reset the Web

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project 

AudioVroom – RT @brad_frost: Audiovroom is a good example of a “responsive web app” /cc @fling #bdconf

Roundup of Recent Appearances (Global Moxie)

Apps Are Over: Frog Design’s Scott Jenson Want to Overthrow the Desktop Paradigm – Forbes

Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design

The Mobile Frontier

webinos Demo Series #1: The Vehicle API – pushing borders of Web applications

The Methodology Behind Ringmark – Facebook Developers

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is first to implement the Device API | David Calhoun’s Developer Blog

Starbucks Style Guide

Responsive Advertising | Mark Boulton 

Responsive Navigation Patterns | Brad Frost Web




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BrightonSEO April 2012

Following the days links on Twitseek for brightonseo:



20 SEO Tools You Might Not Have Heard Of, But Should Be Using

#BrightonSEO Live

Google & Bing Panel Discussion – BrightonSEO 2012

BrightonSEO – Market Research for Peanuts – No Pork Pies

Brighton SEO Slides


BrightonSEO 2012 – The Best Bits

#BrightonSEO Big Round-Up

Brighton SEO Write Up – Morning Session #brightonseo

Microformats and SEO

@danbarker: Here’s an excel spreadsheet of all #brightonseo twitter users, sorted by followers:

Future Vistas for SEO

Ten SEO Tips for Success in 2012



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Think Visibility 7

Think Visibility 7 – I wasn’t there and missed out on Chewbacca and a bouncy castle.

Write up and slides from Kean Richmond

Link Building Lessons from Swiss Toni

Video SEO

Inbound Model

25 Useful things you can do with WordPress

Flickr pics

Search Geeks Speak


Saying Stuff is Dead is Dead

60 Eureka Moments From Think Visibility 7

Advanced Analytics by Anna Lewis at Think Visibility 7

Later update:

Thinkvisibility 7 Highlights from @ismepete


This was compiled by continually refreshing Twitseek for Think Visibility


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TEDxNottingham Announced

TEDx is coming to Nottingham on March 17th 2012. The theme is Hidden Heroes.

Ticket applications open at 9am on Monday 20th February 2012 until 9am Thursday 23rd February 2012.

Each individual can only apply for two tickets which will be randomly allocated.

Follow @TEDxNottingham for updates on tickets and speakers. Follow the discussion at #TEDxNott.

Hope to see you there.
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BBC iPlayer Now Available on iOS Devices

Great news that iPlayer is now available on iOS devices.

“@mikebutcherBBC iPlayer app launched for iPhone & iPod touch, w 3G streaming across all networks. Details:

Note that devices older than iPhone 3GS and iPhones and iPod touches that continue to access the mobile web version, will remain a Wi-Fi only service.

The BBC has today released its BBC iPlayer app for Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices, introducing 3G streaming across all mobile networks.
“BBC iPlayer app has live radio, TV, 3G/ wifi streaming, watch & listen again”

Will this be available internationally? It already is.
“Last week, the BBC announced an international version of the iPlayer iPhone app for audiences outside the UK, which is free to download but comes with a monthly subscription of €6.99 (£6.15) per month or an annual cost of €49.99 (£44).”

Viewing on AppleTV from iPad using AirPlay is easy but not obvious:

  • Launch BBC iPlayer app
  • Double-click your home button to bring up the multitasking tray
  • Swipe this to the right, which should reveal playback controls—on the iPhone, you’ll need to do this a second time, to see the AirPlay button;
  • Tap the AirPlay button (a rectangle with a triangle pointing upwards) and select your desired output device;
  • Play your video.


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Mediacamp Nottingham Uncovered

A great start to the day with breakfast at Hungry Pumpkin with other attendees prepping themselves for the day at Mediacamp Nottingham 4.

Sue Beckingham’s talk on Using Social Media to create a Personal Learning Network provided some great insight on the tools available and how to use them to best effect. I’m definitely going to be looking at the use of Posterous and WordPress to create private blogs for personal use.

Sue mentioned The Conversation Prism which is not only a beautiful data visualisation but a great way to find new tools and services.

Sue also included The Geosocial Universe showing the amount of mobile devices and the number of users on popular services.

Sylwiva Presley joined the event via Skype from Oxford to discuss the issues around children having access to Facebook. With some very interesting statistics she raised concerns over our attitudes to how children behave online:

In the US:

  • Of the 20 million minors actively on Facebook last year, 7.5 million (one third) were younger than 13 and not supposed to be using the site.
  • More than 5 million were under 10 using their accounts unsupervised
  • One million children were harassed, threatened or otherwise bullied on the site

Sylwia also recommend a TED talk by Adora Svitak on how adults can learn from children.

Lunch break was good fun with everyone getting to grips with the tamales from Rico Mexican Kitchen. The sun shone and we all got some fresh air.

Mark Spofforth from gave a very personal account of the story behind Lovefresh. A demo of the apps gave everyone a taste for finding more local produce. Discussion around the use of the word checkin was interesting as they are using it in a different way. Also interesting to hear their struggle with web standards on mobiles for using features like the camera and microphone.

Very interesting talk on Digital Inclusion by Matthew, discussed the DAIN project and their new venture Das4Life. Some great work going on to help those without skills, knowledge or access to technology. Interesting to hear stories of 70 year olds getting to grips with digital cameras. Concerning that some choose to exclude themselves and almost end up opting out, but why should they have to adapt?

The day was rounded off with a stunning performance from Linda Harrison. She’s pretty much everywhere on the internet so find her on Youtube, iTunes and Bambuser.

See all Instagram photo’s from the event thanks to Instagreat.

And damnit, still didn’t go to see the Fibrecamp studio.

Updated (22 May 2011) :

Photos on Flickr from Paul Mellors

Unexhaustive list of MCN4 attendees on Twitter

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Mediacamp Nottingham 4

It seems like much more than a year since Mediacamp 2 took place. It’ll be interesting to see how much has changed in that time. With talks on developing a webTV network (Fibrecamp), location based social platform stuff, crowdsourcing goodness , digital inclusion and reputation management, it sounds like its usual mixed bag of interesting assortments.

I’ll be there all day. Come say hello. I’m @mawawa (don’t ask me why, I don’t have a good answer!)

If you can’t make it to the event, follow me @mawawa and #mcn4 on Twitter. And there will probably be a followup blog here afterwards.

(And I’m not just doing this for a #freelunch)

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