PHPem: Michael Woodward – Teaching the next generation, 5th Oct

The next generation of developers are looking for learning resources, Universities are not able to provide the platform required to everyone, it comes at a high cost… Current free resources are lacking behind with new improvements in the language. Here’s how we’re filling that requirement. PHP School, a completely Open Source learning platform for “students” to push themselves, at their own pace, not driven by deadlines but topics of interest. Teach the skills that are required, show off your project with a tutorial workshop! The possibilities are endless, let’s help shape the next generation.

Free Startup Mentoring, Mon 16th Oct at University of Leicester

On Monday 16th October, tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat at University of Leicester’s Innovation Hub, 7 Salisbury Road. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions.

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ben raviliousBen Ravilious is a co-founder of audience polling startup ParticiPoll as well as a co-director of web and app development agency Ultimateweb which specialises in working with startups. Ben can help with web and app development, startup idea validation, how to position your startup, content marketing, software-as-a-service (Saas) products, pricing, community building.

 

 

David Chan is founder of cybersecurity startup Aroclave as well as the Entrepreneur in Residence at CyLon Accelerator.  David founded his first tech startup while still an undergraduate at Imperial College and has co-founded/worked at multiple startups in the UK and Silicon Valley doing CRM, eCommerce and Cybersecurity. David advises/mentors students and several early stage startups and can talk about a wide range of topics.

 

Slots will be up to 30 mins long and will follow David Cohen’s Mentor Manifesto principles. We won’t try to boss you, sell you anything or steal your idea and you might end up mentoring us!

Email ben@ultimateweb.co.uk if you have any questions.

(hat tip to Brad Feld for the Random Days idea)

Meet The Startup: Sentle, 28th Sept

Meet The Start-Up: Sentle

Sentle is a cloud CRM designed for SMEs to make managing client data and communicating with them a breeze. Sentle offers an intuitive, feature rich contact database coupled with multi-channel communication features including telephony, call recording, conversational SMS, email and mobile. Founders Steven Brand and Warren Doyle will discuss their road to starting up. This will include what worked, what didn’t and lessons learned along the way!