We had the first Hull Digital event at the university today. People found their way to the department OK, because (or perhaps in spite of) the arrows that I stuck on the wall using borrowed blu-tack.
Anyhoo, we had two speakers and both were excellent.
Andrew Chalkley, from Cake Solutions showed just how powerful Ruby on Rails is. He did this by creating a complete blog site, with comments and user authentication, in around fifteen minutes. The fusion of language and tools that you get with this framework looks very powerful, and well worth a look I reckon.
Then Craig Albeck took to the floor. Craig works for the Hull based company behind Omerta (a text based Mafia game) and ThirteenOne (a free on-line video gaming magazine which actually features some stuff by me). In a very interesting talk Craig spoke of his experiences in the market place and how to get out there and build a brand of your own.
Great stuff. I’m looking forward to the next event.