Corpus Linguistics Conference

Amplifying an academic research conference

We used a recent academic conference – Corpus Linguistics 2017 – to try out an ambitious  approach to amplifying online impact through video, photographic and social media documentation. The work produced was high quality and curated – to show the…

A happy dongle. Apple's Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.

How we produce high quality images for live tweeting university events

We held a Community Festival on campus last weekend and I photographed the event. I needed high quality images that could be used in print and online in the future, but I also wanted photographs that I could share instantly…

Agile Content Conference

Dates for your diary – 2017 digital conferences for university web teams

Lots of us will be starting the new year identifying suitable conferences for professional development. I’ve pulled together this list of potential conferences for web professionals working in the university sector. It’s UK dominated with the odd event in nearby…

Liverpool

Two great opportunities to speak at university web conferences

There’s two interesting calls for speakers at the moment, offering a choice of speaking formats. First up is the 20th year of the Institutional Web Management Workshop, the most important UK conference for our sector. The organisers have chosen Liverpool as the…

University of Birmingham instameet

Host an instameet on your campus

A recent instameet at the University of Birmingham was a big success. We took the chance to ask the organisers Beth Astington and Annabell Lamba why they did it and how you could do the same at your university. UatW: Who are…

Learnings from #CASESMC

Learnings from #CASESMC

Last month I attended my first CASE conference held in the vibrant city of Brighton. The two-day conference provided a fascinating insight into social media with a HE spin. So in true BuzzFeed-style here are my five takeaways from the…

Agile Content Conference

Government Digital Service at the Agile Content Conference

Together London’s Agile Content Conference in mid-January brought together six speakers looking at how Agile methods can be applied to content. There’s only one university (Liverpool) listed in the attendees of their events, but there’s great lessons here for higher…

Evan Davis

Endorsements of your online promotion campaigns

This isn’t about finding a random person to tell your audiences the material you produce is worthwhile and intriguing. It is about being proactive and talking to your marketing teams to find ways of sourcing endorsements in order to confirm…

Anatomy of a shot from Gravity

Digital Revolution at the Barbican

I visited the Barbican last week for their new exhibition ‘Digital Revolution‘. It runs until 14 September 2014 and I’d recommend it if you get the chance. It’s an opportunity for those of us working in web to look at…

Simon Wood at London Web

Static sites can be the solution

“We build complex dynamic websites as a first port of call but these are slow, have issues with scaling and can be complex to host. I believe we should more often look to static sites first.” The speaker at Future…