Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:42

Manchester Digital Update

News direct from Manchester Digital Developement Agency

Admittedly it is copied straight from their newsletter but you wouldn't read it otherwise

Techmeetup Manchester

There's been a lot of talk about startups recently, and where Manchester sits in relation to other clusters such as "Silicon Roundabout". Manchester Digital is giving full support to Techmeetup Manchester - a forum we hope that will bring together people working in the tech and startup fields to see how we can work together more effectively and launch Manchester into its next phase. Find out more here.

Wiki HR for Digital Businesses

This afternoon session on Tuesday 10th July is a bespoke seminar tailored to the needs of small and startup digital businesses. The seminar will give you an understanding of your legal obligations as an employer and at the end of it you will have your own HR toolkit - tailored to your needs - to take away. You'll work with an HR expert and other digital businesses and come away ready to manage the most important asset your business has – people. Find out more here.


New ultra-thin glass unveiled - A new type of ultra-thin, flexible glass which can 'wrap' around a device is unveiled.

Nintendo Wii U: new console faces tough launch - As gaming moves to smaller, simpler and more portable diversions, where does the company that gave us Mario fit in?

French media giant snaps up Creative Lynx - Digital media agency whose clients include some of the major pharmaceutical companies has been snapped up by Havas Media.

Microsoft previews Windows 8 operating system - Microsoft has launched the most complete preview yet of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.

Martin Lewis lands £87m from website sale - has announced that it is to buy MoneySavingExpert.

Business Growth Hub's Financing Growth conference to be held next month - New funding schemes for businesses in Greater Manchester will be launched at an event next month.


MPA Express Academy 2012 - MPA and Planning Express are offering thier first season of local courses for all levels of brand and communications specialists.

Beginners' Guide to Arduino and Physical Computing - 9th June - This course tells you everything you need to know about working with the Arduino platform.

Why Use Video? How Marketing and PR Agencies can Benefit from Video - 13th June - Free to attend event, including free lunch and drinks open to Marketing and PR Agency employees.

MediaCityUK Social Media Surgery - 14th June/27th July - An opportunity for community, voluntary, social enterprise, charity and grassroots organisations to get advice.

Hulme Social Media Surgery - 20th June - Come and bring any social media questions and our volunteers and social media experts will help you out!

Innovation and Marketing - 21st June - A lively and interactive programme tailored towards innovative companies who want to improve their customer focus.

Salford Social Media Surgery - 21st June - Speak to experts and get advice and tips on how social media can help your organisation.

The Alan Turing Centenary Conference - 22nd-25th June - In celebration of the life and work of Alan Turing, the University of Manchester is hosting the Turing Centenary Conference.

Manchester Net Squared: June Meetup - 26th June - Join us for a focus on how non-profit organisations are increasingly using social media.

Developing a Plan for Business Growth - 26th June - This fast moving interactive programme will utilise case studies, practical and innovative exercises, and peer to peer discussions.

GameHorizon Conference - 27/28 June - The GameHorizon Conference is a must attend conference for anyone from the world of games, entertainment, digital media and technology. MD Members are eligible for 20% discount off tickets.

WordPress for Beginners - 7/8 July - A hands-on introductory course to building a website or blog with WordPress.

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