Colchester Digital - Meetup for Digital Professionals
Colchester Digital is the main digital meet-up for anyone within the surrounding areas of Colchester, Essex.
This month we have two fantastic talks by speakers who are experts in their field.
18:30 - Networking including Food and Drink
19:00 - 19:45 - Talk One
Topic - UX Design and Why It Matters
Speaker - Michael Dravnieks
UX Consultant at Coast Digital
A good digital experience can save someone time and money, a bad one can ruin their day. But good design doesn't happen by accident - it's the result of research, data, psychology, prototyping, testing and a willingness to learn more about the world around you every day.
In this talk I'll explain the basics of User Experience (UX) Design and why it's not only one of the most exciting digital career paths, but one of the most important. We'll look at what it means to be a UX Designer, how to get started, and how today's tech companies have built their success around great experiences.
19:45 - 20:30 - Talk Two
Topic - Introduction to Serverless
Speaker - Ric Harvey
Founder and Technical Architect, ngineered
In his last appearance as an independent contractor before joining Amazon Web Services as The UK and Ireland Technical Evangelist, Ric will present an introduction to "serverless", highlighting its use cases, and cost benefits over traditional server deployments with per millisecond billing.
He'll cover AWS Lambda and the serverless framework with a practical example to demonstrate the ease at which you can write and deploy applications that scale to millions of users.
Future Events: We meet on the second Thursday of each month, with new topics and discussions.
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