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Code Club: Inspiring the next generation of developers

"The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past." - Tim Berners-Lee (18th Annual World Wide Web Conference 2009). Seven years on and the sentiment of Tim Berners-Lee's quote still rings true. New technologies become available to us and use of the web becomes integrated into more of our daily tasks. As it grows and becomes more entwined into our lives, the need for the next generation of developers to be trained becomes ever more important.

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Content scope creep is probably your fault

If you work in digital, you're probably more than familiar with the term 'scope creep'. Just in case you're not, I'll break it down for you: scope creep is when the scope of a project expands while you're working on it. Generally speaking, scope creep is unplanned free work. Nobody likes that. Not even the client.

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Become a superhero by hacking yourself

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It’s increasingly common to find technology helping people cope with their disabilities or limitations through external mechanical devices. It’s now also relatively common for able-bodied hackers to want to augment their capabilities by placing technology under their skin. What can be done at this very moment to improve people’s bodies? Could you have super powers?

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Smashing Conference 2015 – Barcelona

Smashing Conference - Barcelona - David Plunkett

“There is where it all began… There is where I understood how far I could go”, Pablo Picasso said of his modern art awakening in Barcelona. So, where better to attend Smashing Magazine’s web design conference than this beautiful and inspirational city. The Conference itself was held in the exceptionally striking Palau de la Música Catalana, a place where you could lose days just staring at the ceiling, never mind congregating to soak in the words of the world's leading speakers in design and development. And disappoint they did not. The conference provided me with a lot of key takeaways, which I'm going to share whilst discussing my favorite talks in more detail. To find out what I learned, please read on.

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Beyond and Big Bang Data

Beyond and data have always gone hand in hand - we rely on it to drive every aspect of our creative approach, from Analytics to SEO, UX, Development and Design - data influences it all.

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Diversity in tech – it’s time to mix things up

Whether gender or race, the lack of diversity in the tech world constantly remains a hot topic. Based on Fortune’s latest research into the problem, they found that on average, women comprise about one-third and white males make up 76% of the workforce at the nine tech companies surveyed. The figures clearly show that it’s still predominantly white boys ruling…

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Creative trend waves for 2016

Design doesn’t stand still. By its nature, it needs to evolve - not only with trends but with technology. Every day we’re seeing newer and more creative applications of technology - from wearable tech to virtual reality - but how will it affect the design of applications we use every day?

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