• Moving From Medium

    The Lure Of IndieWeb. Why Did We Move? You may have noticed a new look and new host to the DDD East Midlands blog. We have moved away from Medium and to a self hosted solution. We’ve been asked what has lead to the decision to move. The honest short...


  • How To Make A Pull Request With Your New Post

    The DDD East Midlands blog is a community effort. With Hacktoberfest in full swing many folks are getting involved in contributing to open source projects for the first time. The DDD East Midlands blog is a community effort and encourages contribution of blog posts from members of the community. For...


  • How To Talk Part 6 - Confidence and Practicing

    Getting ready to present. Introduction This is one of the hardest posts in this series for me to write, as I am publicly not that confident when it comes to speaking. It’s a battle I have to fight each time I know I have to present. There are a few...


  • Why Community Matters by Digital Lincoln

    The Lincoln Tech Scene I am sure fellow members of the Lincolnshire tech community are looking forward to the DDDEM conference that happens in nearby Nottingham this year. I know that because there is a regular meetup in Lincoln now, Digital Lincoln, where we are talking about it. There is...


  • Recappin’ DDD East Midlands Speakers’ Workshop

    Ok, the world was melting. That’s the first bit of information you may find useful in setting the stage on this one particular Saturday that I’ve been tasked to recap: 29th June, 2019. It was hot outside. What that means is when people walked into Dylan Beattie’s Speakers’ Workshop (arranged...


  • A Conference For Everyone

    A Conference For Everyone Introduction As the organisers of DDD East Midlands, we have a focus to try and reflect some of the values we recognise in the East Midlands Tech Scene. When going through our branding exercise we focused this down to three words that we thought represented this...


  • Mentor - Gosia Borzęcka

    Mentors Gosia Borzęcka Introduction At DDD East Midlands we want to support our speakers. We are achieving this not only by offering a brilliant speakers workshop presented by Dylan Beattie to all our successful speakers but also by offering mentorship. Gosia and Matt have kindly offered their time and experience...


  • Mentor - Matt Brunt

    Mentors Matt Brunt Introduction At DDD East Midlands we want to support our speakers. We are achieving this not only by offering a brilliant speakers workshop presented by Dylan Beattie to all our successful speakers, but also by offering mentorship. Gosia and Matt have all kindly offered their time and...


  • How To Talk Part 5 - Considering Flow

    Telling the story. Introduction Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Each presentation is a telling of a story. Whether it’s a tale of how to use a tool, a narrative of something you experienced or spiel of how to care for yourself, each telling has a beginning, middle, and...


  • How To Talk Part 4 - Planning Structure

    Planning your content. Introduction You’ve had your abstract selected by an awesome conference! Congratulations! Before anything else pat yourself on the back, do a dance, eat that cake and celebrate! Celebrated? Good. This is where the hard work starts. If you don’t consider the structure or flow of your talk,...