Along with our good friends at White October and Nonsense we have given ourselves 24 hours to conceive, design, build and promote a new web based start-up company. It’s currently 03:16am and the office is mostly quiet apart from the odd murmor from the development team and the tip tap of keys.
The project situation is pretty healthy. We have a name. Dr.Hue. We have a business idea (shopping by colour) and we have a brand. We even have a holding page Drhue.com. The main site is being templated, whilst the templates are being finished off and there’s a whole host of image manipulation trickery going on in development. In the background, accross the room, the marketing boys set about promoting the site and pulling together a campaign.
And of course… you can currently see it all unfold at 24hour-startup.com
As taken from the OGN homepage:
“Oxford Geek Nights offer a chance for web developers and designers in the local area to get together, share their skills and talk about new ideas, techniques and technologies.
Each OGN consists of two keynote talks of 15 minutes each. There are also frenetic bursts of socialising, sometimes adverts for other local groups, but always interspersed with two sets of 5-minute-long microslot sessions.”
Hutchhouse will be there, as will the White October gang. Hope to see you there too!
The guys behind the successful networking notworking™ night are throwing their first Christmas bash. They’re even throwing in a competition with some decent prizes. The monthly social event has been gathering pace and now boasts a regular turn-out of talented creatives.
Visit the blog to find out more.
Here’s the info for the Christmas competition, start sending your entries in now! We’ve got an incredible judge lineup and prize list. Event will be 17th December, venue is the Bodhi Gallery in Brick Lane, East London and tickets will be out soon, keep an eye on the blog, entries need to be with us by1st December. Good luck!
VAUGHAN OLIVER (V-23)
MICHAEL C PLACE (BUILD)
PHIL STUART (PRELOADED)
ADAM JENNS (MAINFRAME)
LAURA JORDAN BAMBACH (GLUE)
GINA LOVETT (DESIGN WEEK)
GUY FEATHERSTONE (WIEDEN & KENNEDY)
HELEN BAYNES (NET-A-PORTER)
IAN HAMBLETON (STUDIO OUTPUT)
NICK CLEMENT (MADE STUDIO)
SIGNED FRAMED ‘PIXIES’ PRINT BY VAUGHAN OLIVER
SIGNED FRAMED ‘BUILD’ PRINT BY MICHAEL C PLACE
INTERNSHIP AT EITHER STUDIO OUTPUT OR MAINFRAME
JON BURGERMAN HEROES OF BURGERTOWN MINI FIGURES
3 COURSE EVENING MEAL FOR 2 AT BLUU MOORGATE
A YEAR’S SUBSCRIPTION TO DESIGN WEEK
PLUS FURTHER PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Glug last night must have been one of the most successful yet. The Munny Doll Auction was a stroke of genius and raised a cool £5,000 for worthy charity Barnardos.
The Book Club proved to be the perfect venue for a cold December evening and the atmosphere was dimly lit and cosy. The crowded room cheered as the auctioneer (appointed from Sotheby’s) sold off the Dolls one-by-one.
There was the usual interesting talk, and sponsors Digital Gurus supplied drinks. As always, the (free!) nibbles were good and came as a welcomed companion to the flowing drinks.
I hear there’s a break in January so hopefully we’ll all be back in the Book Club again come February. Look forward to it.