How are you? Hope life is treating you well..
We're celebrating our #21st Birthday this time around!
We invite you to come along and join us for two great speakers, free drinks and Subways, kindly donated by Benson Price (http://www.benson-price.co.uk/). More details will be added shortly but I needed to get this meetup announced and out there so here's the heads up...
ASOS (http://www.asos.com/), one of the fastest and most dynamic companies in the fast-fashion world have consistently led from the front for over a decade and grown from a startup to multi billion pound business. Si Jobling (https://twitter.com/si?lang=en) will be joining us to speak about his journey from Developer to Agile Delivery Manager and some key pointers on the secret inner workings of this e-commerce giant. Developers and team leaders should definitely get some moments of clarity and fresh ideas from this talk.
Si has agreed to build in lots of ideas for development teams and leaders to take away and challenge conventional thinking. Simon grew up in Northampton so it's awesome he's giving back so please show your support and join him and NGN.
Ok, who's heard of Bitcoins (https://www.bitcoin.com/) and all the hype surrounding it? I'm guessing anyone who follows NGN will have and may have a few, or interested in understanding more. This year alone some coins have doubled in value and as more institutions start to consider the options shouldn't you find out about this incredible opportunity can offer?
We have been lucky enough to have Barbara Mellish (https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-mellish-a3671a16/?ppe=1) join us to explain this phenomenal industry. As CEO of a team based at Northampton University Campus, they are leading the launch of the first UK framework ICO (http://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/initial-coin-offering-ico.asp)coin, Seratio (https://www.seratio-coins.world/). Babara's previous roles at the highest digital echelons within the electronic banking sector mean this will a fascinating and insightful view of how the future of currency will work. If you know anyone with coins or looking to get some this will an incredible opportunity and not to be missed.
I will, as ever be your host on the evening and will be welcoming many of our regulars and new faces. This message is going out to an 800 strong community which is great for Northampton and great for you so please share socially and within your own teams and communities to make this grow.
Check the date now and RSVP. Hope you can make it. Please add +1s so we know numbers and cancel ASAP if you know you cannot attend.
Nick, Alice and the NGN Team.