June 3, 2017 — 1. Denise VanDeCruze
Title: Working Across Time Zones
Description: How do we deal with a global client base? How do we get projects done with a worldwide team? I will be sharing some best practices for working across long distances and differences in time and culture. You can expect stories of this going wrong as well as stories of this going well, how to set-up expectations, timelines and deliverables.
2. Mark Wilkinson
Title: Computing in UK Schools. What they Teach and WordPress’ Role.
Description: In 2013/2014 the UK government made major changes to the ICT curriculum, most notably removing a lot of the traditional “how to use” content and replacing this with a Computing focused curriculum. As a former teacher at the time I went through this transition. In this talk I will outline what is now taught in UK schools at the moment along with some of the techniques and software programs used to get these skills and knowledge across to our youngsters. The talk will touch on the role WordPress could and perhaps should play in the curriculum. This talk with be of interest to anyone interesting in learning what and how computing is taught in schools. In may be of greater interest to agencies recruiting from the pool of up and coming talent.