PHP UK Conference 2012

PHP UK Conference 2012 is PHP London's seventh annual conference, building on the success of previous events by expanding to a double-day event, to accommodate the continual growth of the PHP community and PHP development industry.

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Date: 23 February 2012
Location: Business Design Centre, UK

10 Scholarships for MEX 2011 (Mobile User Experience) Conference Up for Grabs

Love Your Audience by Marek Pawlowski

News just in that'll whet the appetite of anyone working in the UX world: the folks at ICT KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network for those that don't speak government) have 10 scholarships available for this year's MEX: Pathways to the mobile UX horizon.

The event takes place 30 Nov - 1st Dec at Wallacespace in London and with tickets costing £1,499, the scholarships are going to get snapped up quickly. To apply fill in this application form. The deadline is next Tue, 25th Oct.

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MEX 2011 (Mobile User Experience)

MEX is 2 days where 100 of the brightest minds in mobile, media & design come together to learn, network and create a collective response to the MEX Pathways. Expertly curated by a team passionate about the mobile user experience, this is the 10th international event in the MEX series.

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Date: 30 November 2011
Location: Wallacespace, UK

UX Brighton 2011

This one day event gives wide exposure to some of the most recent captivating and provocative ideas on User Experience from all over the UK and Europe. The speakers combine the well-known, such as Robin Dunbar, Ian Fenn, Cennydd Bowles and Andrea Resmini, whilst also showcasing new UX speakers.

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Date: 4 November 2011
Location: The Corn Exchange, UK

Tom and Mary Poppendieck's Lean Software Development Leaders Workshop

Tom and Mary Poppendieck -- the creators of Lean, and Agile legends in their own lifetime -- make a popular return to Skills Matter this September with their Lean Software Development Leaders Workshop.

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Date: 19 September 2011
Location: Skills Matter, UK

Agile, Lean & Kanban eXchange 2012

Following 2010's successful Agile, Lean & Kanban eXchange, we return again in February with another exciting event for our community. We are still putting the programme together, but we already have Uncle Bob Martin confirmed as keynote speaker!

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Date: 29 February 2012
Location: Skills Matter, UK

Free talk from "Lean" creator Mary Poppendieck: The Impact of the Pace Delivery

"Lean" creator and Agile legend Mary Poppendieck returns to Skills Matter this September. We are very excited to have Mary join us for an in-depth and engaging talk to examine the way in which the pace of software delivery influences – and is influenced by – the development process, the business model, and the governance system.

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Date: 12 August 2011
Location: Skills Matter, UK

UK UPA July Event: Return on Investment (ROI) - Call for speakers now open!

One of the challenges we face in the field of User Experience is how do we prove the value of the work we are proposing to our clients or internal stakeholders and how can we increase their appreciation of our unique skills and expertise?

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Date: 21 July 2011
Location: Sapient Nitro, UK

Designing The Search Experience

Users are starting to expect a whole lot more from search interfaces – from Google Instant (their now ubiquitous autocomplete feature), to faceted navigation, spatial search, and much more.

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Date: 8 February 2011
Location: Lighthouse 1, Zone B, UK

What do UX Freelancers Get Paid? Survey Request

Salary by Evan Jackson

A post to Chinwag's uk-usability email discussion forum asked for help in putting together a salary survey for UX (User Experience for the uninitiatied) Freelancers.

Leisa Reichelt, herself a UX Freelancer asked for the subscribers help to fill out a salary survey for freelancers working in this booming area of the digital world. Dissatisfied with other surveys that concentrated on agency staff rather than freelancers, Lisa put together her own survey:

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UK UPA Christmas Party

Come and have some Christmas drinks with the UK UPA on 2nd December at The Crown in Southwark

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Date: 2 December 2010
Location: The Crown, UK

Tales from the Frontline of UX Careers Speed-Networking


When the UK UPA (UK Usability Professionals' Association) listed their careers event on Chinwag's events listings, we asked UK UPA Head of Professional Development, Leslie Fountain, to share her insight.

Our annual June Careers event this year was more than just about which employer had the flashiest displays or cupcakes. Our attendees weren't concerned with how many goody bags they could get, this year we got really serious, enter Speed Dating...

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UX Brighton 2010

A one day conference with an emphasis on designing for behaviour. We'll be learning how behavioral economics, cognitive psychology and linguistics can provide a clearer understanding of what goes on inside our customers' heads and inform better design. Get your ticket now: http://2010.uxbrighton.org.uk

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Date: 13 September 2010
Location: Sallis Benney Theatre, UK


We aim to show how applications like Google Analytics can be used to both formulate and answer questions. We’ll also show how these quantitative techniques can be combined with qualitative methods such as traditional user testing.

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Date: 13 July 2010
Location: iCrossing, UK

UK UPA Careers Event - Tuesday 22nd June 2010

It's quite busy on the job market at the moment so this is an opportunity to meet face-2-face with potential employers and candiates to make your perfect match. Entry-level, experienced, high-flying, career change or freelancer, our combo of recruiters and UX companies would like to meet you. See you there!

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Date: 22 June 2010
Location: Thomson Reuters, UK