For my talk, I decided to challenge myself. I took on the Choose Your Own Adventure format – they were a bunch of books where you decided the journey of the character. Do you climb the mountain (go to pg. 33) or dive into the cave (pg. 38)? You chose the cave? Oh no! You were eaten by a bear! Go back to before that happened (pg. 29), and so on. I remember having a Sonic The Hedgehog CYOA book (in fact, I think it was this one).
This post is a bit different to the usualtypeofstuff I’d post on SEOno, but I was having lunch with a friend the other day and while we were talking about some of the upcoming web/tech events in Cardiff, I realised that there were so many going on next month that it was becoming difficult to keep track of them all.
…So I thought I’d list and link to them all in one place:
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When: Wednesday 5th September Where: O’Neill’s, Trinity Street (map) How much: Free! Tickets:Via their site (fill out the “+++ you ‘tendin?” bit!) Subject: Software Development About: All about software development, with a number of speakers. I’ve not been to one before (I think it’s still fairly new, so I don’t think there’s been that many previously), but I’m going to try and make it along to this one. I’ve heard many good things though!
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When: Tuesday 11th September Where: IndyCube Central, Castle Arcade (map | link) How much: Free! Tickets:Facebook Subject: Startups About: Someone asked me to explain what Cardiff Start’s Hackdays were all about the other day. I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m horribly wrong (please do!), but it’s my understanding that its aim is to discuss how to boost the profile of Cardiff’s startups as a community. And that this is Phase 2. Rob Lo Bue sums it up well over on his blog.
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When: Thursday 13th September Where: The Owain Glyndwr, St. John Street (map) How much: Free! Tickets:Lanyrd Subject: Web Development (more specifically Ruby on Rails) About: If you’re a Ruby developer in South Wales then this is definitely one for you. I believe they’ve been running monthly for about a year now.
Cardiff Internet Marketing
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When: Monday 17th September Where: Future Inn, Cardiff Bay (map) How much: £5 (£4 if booked in advance) Tickets:Eventbrite Subject: Digital Marketing About: There’s been a few of these now, and although I’ve unfortunately not been able to make one just yet, I’ve heard that they’re very good if you want to learn about different areas of online marketing (and that they’re also good for networking)! This one covers online reputation management: more info here.
Hashtag (I don’t think they have a dedicated site/Twitter yet) When: Wednesday 19th September Where: Vanilla Rooms, Park House Club, Park Place (map) How much: Free! Tickets:Eventbrite Subject: Social Media About: I believe this is the first one! A “Social Media Mixer” with speakers, social media-inspired cocktails and cake!
Oi! (Online Influence) Conference
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When: Thursday 20th September
Where: The Celtic Manor Resort (map) How much: £75 Tickets:Eventbrite Subject: Social Media About: I have no idea why this wasn’t added to the list sooner, especially seeing as I already knew about it (something I probably shouldn’t admit to, but gosh darn my honesty)! Anyway, cheers for @Nonentity for bringing its omission to my attention. For more info, feel free to check out the hashtag: #OiConf.
Wales Blog Awards
Web | Twitter When: Thursday 20th September Where: Richard Burton Theatre, RWCMD (map) How much: £5 (ticket price includes a glass of wine) Tickets:Via the RWCMD website Subject: Blogging About: The Wales Blog Awards has been running annually since 2010 and features a variety of blogs in a variety of categories – click here for a full list of the shortlist nominees.
Have I missed anything? If so, please feel free to drop a comment on this post, use the contact form or simply tweet me! For repeat visitors, if there are any updates then I’ll make a note of what they are below here, so that you know if there’s anything new.
I haven’t decided yet if this is to be a one-off or maybe part of a regular-ish series. I was thinking more the former simply because there’s a lot going on in September (as I said in the intro to this post). However, I guess we’ll see how it goes…!
Also, when I first had the idea for this post, I wanted to write it as a guest blog post on behalf of Computer Recruiter, so I’d still like to accredit them with a mention (and a link)!
[Welsh Twitter dragon image credit: Foomandoonian; event logos courtesy of each event’s Twitter profile]
08/09/12 – Added the Wales Blog Awards event.
11/09/12 – Added venue info for cardiffrb.
18/09/12 – Added CryptoParty Cardiff.
20/09/12 – Added Oi! Conference (better late than never eh!)