I was very lucky to be invited along to the Hull and East Yorkshire Digital Awards tonight. Actually we went in mob-handed, with bunch of University folks and a whole heap of nominations for people who work in the same place I work.
Adam from Betajester was up for one of the awards which was nice. He didn't quite end up winning it, kudos to him for making it to the glittering final though. We're well proud of you sir as we are of the folks from Lab on a Chip, Seed Software, Arc software, Vertual and a host of others from the campus. You can find out more about the Hull University success here.
We had the BBC Technical Correspondent along to run the show, accompanied by his boss, the chairman of the BBC, which was kind of awesome. It was unfortunate that Martha Lane-Stewart was unable to get to the event because she was unwell, it would have been lovely to have heard from her. But we had some great technical chat (favourite fun fact - a third of the optical fibre in England is in Hull - providing high speed data links to homes and businesses) a question and answer session and a quiz which our table very nearly won. If only I'd known that Linked-In was started before Myspace.....
Anyhoo, we staggered out into the night way past my bedtime and went home after an evening of good food and good company, awestruck but the new C4DI premises which hosted the event and were opened today.
I'm looking forward to taking a proper look around the new building sometime soon. In daylight. The future is going to be a very interesting place.