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WIT North Meetup October

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WIT North meet ups are about sharing information and advice, we also encourage you to bring a male to create awareness and break down those barriers.

Please arrive at reception from 6pm and go up to on the 7th.

We will be providing tea and coffee for the evening, and there is a bar on site as well.

So here are the details of October meet up:

Our first speaker announced:

Boost Your Productivity - Liz Hardwick

Processes and Apps to Create a Better Work/Life Balance
Did you know that the average person spends 13 hours a week looking at and responding to emails? Moreover, if you’re distracted from the task, it takes around 16 minutes to refocus on what you were doing.The Parento principle argues that 80% of your results come from 20% of your actions. By optimising the way you work and introducing productivity workflows, it’s possible to achieve more in less time, and avoid those costly distractions.In this super-productive talk we will look at some of the most popular productivity hacks and explore the many apps that can make you a productivity ninja, while improving your work/life balance. So if you’re interested in filtering the 80% that drains your time, join us, and find out why tomatoes, frogs and elephants might be the key to a more productive you.

Liz Hardwick is Co-Founder of DigiEnable, a Digital Training, SEO & Content Services Company. She designs and delivers tech-based and online marketing workshops, and regularly speaks at conferences and events across the UK, recently being listed in the Techworld's 111 UK Tech Women Speakers. Previous talks have covered a variety of subjects around Digital Inclusion, Utilising technologies for business and Women in Tech.Liz’s background is in broadcasting, having also spent a number of years creating media for a number of charities; she is an advocate of open source technologies and is one of FlockGlobal’s Founding50. Liz was proud to have won a Digital Leaders UK award in 2014 and is a published author on Digital Storytelling. She also loves meeting fellow entrepreneurs, tweeting as @tech_geek_girl and supporting other women in(to) Tech.

Our second announced - James Heggs

Women in tech from a male perspective!

James will be sharing his story on his views on Women In Tech and what he has learnt and uncovered along his journey, and will be sharing some key takeaways.

James Heggs is Head of Development and co-organises the popular Manchester DevOps meetup. His professional experience has allowed him to work from both sides of the development/operations fence in a variety of commercial and UK governmental organisations. James believes that ‘culture’ is the most important part of building a successful team in order for a tech business to scale. @eggsy84