Welcome back everyone, last month we somehow managed to break the record yet again for how many people attended Second Wednesday, and for that we cannot thank you enough, we're ridiculously chuffed over here.
This month, we have one fantastic speaker delivering a full-length talk at 7:30pm. Courtesy of our sponsors, drink tokens are back and each sponsor now has a signature cocktail.
Ben Lumley @abenlumley
About Ben: Ben, is a WordPress developer for Mansfield agency Dijitul. In a previous life, Ben was a motivational speaker who spoke to around 60,000 young people about Exams, Productivity and Peak Performance.
The talk: Peak performance & productivity
As a motivational speaker, Ben has spoken to around 60,000 young people in education on the subject and believes the web industry could benefit from learning about Peak Performance and Productivity and adopting this into our day to day workflow.
As an aside, it is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, while we havn't prepared anything for it, it may be something that we could discuss.
What's Second Wednesday?
Second Wednesday is a gathering of people from (or wanting to get into) the web and related creative industries. Originally founded nearly fourteen years ago for business directors to blow off steam, it's grown into an event open to anyone in the industry and provided the networking platform for several up and comers in the Nottingham scene.
Anyone is welcome to come along. We encourage you to come with an open mind, and talk to as many people as you can. Everyone's friendly and has something interesting to talk about.
A typical Second Wednesday goes like this:
- Antenna is open from whenever you'd like to arrive and collect your free drink tokens
- 7pm is our 'official' time we start the event
- 7:30pm the talk will commence
- 10pm we finish for the night and remaining people decide if they want to move onto another venue
The venue, food and drink
Antenna is our venue of choice for Second Wednesday each month and we meet in the restaurant/bar area of the building. It is open to all Second Wednesday attendees who come along, and there are no problems with anybody turning up early.
There are three core benefits of the venue available that we recommend everybody check out - the food (last orders at 6:30pm), the wide range of drinks and the free high-speed internet for any attendees.
We recommend checking out their food and drink menus to see what they've got available.
Christopher Allwood @_cdja
Digital Designer, 1st Class graduate in Interactive Media at NTU and D&AD New Blood 2012 nominee.
I organise this event with the help of some brilliant people in order to provide a monthly event that can bring together folk from all walks of the creative and digital industries.
I'm keen to meet anyone passionate about the creative and digital industries, whether you work in it or aspire to, come along, have a beer on us and be sure to say 'Hi'.
For enquiries that require more than 140 characters, we recommend dropping us an email. We try to respond within a day, but we're only human. You can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For press or marketing enquiries, we recommend you getting in touch with Lucie, she can be contacted by email at email@example.com
If you're looking for a quick response, your best bet is to drop us a quick tweet - @secondwednesday
We have a hashtag which we advocate for helping you to meet others at the event, post P.S.A's and generally share your thoughts, we use #SecWed.