The Digital Social: June 2018

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What a night! Last month saw the fourth instalment of The Digital Social at The Mill in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. We had 80 digital legends turn up to have a drink, hear from our guest speaker, catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones. As always, great fun!

For those who don’t know The Digital Social, it is an event started by Chris Chambers and myself two years ago. Being long overdue for a catch up, Chris and I decided to grab a beer at a brewery in Milton the coming Friday. Rather than just him and I talk about the Canberra Raiders all afternoon, we threw it open on LinkedIn for anyone to come down and join us. We had 70 drink crashers (and the kernel of an idea)! Since then, we have been lucky enough to partner with recruitment agency, Troocoo, who have helped us organise the event, get the word out and keep people fed.

Our vision for The Digital Social is that we want to maintain a semi-regular, free and very relaxed event which celebrates the often unspoken successes of the Brisbane digital community. We believe that digital is a diverse topic and we want to bring people of different backgrounds together in a relaxed atmosphere – beer is a great connector – to see how we can facilitate great things happening.

In the most recent Digital Social, we heard from Myles Lawlor, Head of Technology at YouFoodz. Myles was very open and generous with his knowledge. He shared with us how YouFoodz approach predictive modelling, selling in customer centricity and scaling a high growth business. He also shared his favourite YouFoodz meal – lemon chicken in case you were wondering.

Myles Lawlor speaks at The Digital Social

If you were there on the night, we would love your feedback. We want to make this an event owned by Brisbane’s digital community – consider some feedback your price of entry!

Thanks again to our partners, Troocoo. If you need good talent or are looking for opportunities, reach out to Andrew Pyke. Also, massive thanks to Ride Free Media who filmed the event on their brand new DIY smartphone video production app. The new product is available only via request so get in touch with Nick if you’re interested in finding out more!

The next event is pencilled in for October. If you have any ideas on the format or ideas for guest speakers, please shout out. Follow The Digital Social on Facebook and LinkedInto stay up to date for the next announcement. See you then!

Cheers
Nathan

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