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A blog for Mortimer Spinks' team members to vent, rant, discuss and deliberate...

A Level results day.....What now?

Aug 14, 2014

Heart beating in your ears, palms sweating while jumping classmates, with cheers of celebration, gleaming smiles, hugs from parent's, pats on the back from teachers for their outstanding efforts surround you.

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5 'Top Tips' on hosting a Digital meet-up!

Aug 11, 2014

Last night we held the second of our Digital Speakeasy events, this time in the ever-growing digital hub of the North, Manchester. Not only are Meet Ups a networking lover's dream but an amazing opportunity to gain an insight into the industry, chat with digital lovers alike on what's hot (and what's not) and discuss new projects and opportunities. Being the first event I have organised, it was not an easy task. However, on reflection of a very successful event, I wanted to share my 5 'Top Tips' on hosting a successful meet-up!

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With the commonwealth games here, I ask myself "if athletes don't prepare to fail, why would you do it for an interview?"

Aug 5, 2014

Have you ever walked out of an interview and wished you could have the power of hindsight? Ever thought, "if only someone told me not to do that in an interview?" Well, if so, then this could be one of the most important blogs you will ever read.  

I am a .NET consultant and it has come to my attention through years of working with various clients and candidates in the industry I have actually learnt a thing or two about interview preparation, specifically for .NET. Here is how to prepare for an interview like Usain Bolt prepares for the commonwealth games, actually scratch that maybe not the best example, how about Fran Halsall?

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"Computing is too important to be left to Men"

Jul 9, 2014

A quote many of you may know by Karen Spärck Jones.

"The gender imbalance in technology, is too important to be left to Women." 
Computer Weekly
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Exploding technology industry trends - The lowdown, #Msdot.NET

Jun 19, 2014

Many have asked "what actually is a 'Meet Up' and what is the point?" For me, it is a chance to meet with people who are leaders in their field of expertise. For them, it is a chance to meet like-minded individuals in a friendly informal environment away from their desks. Providing us a chance to discuss the industry, find out what problems people are facing in .NET, what seems to be working for developers and what isn't. Mortimer Spinks .NET extravaganza was the first edition of our.NET meet ups and the very first of mine. The event itself did not have a set structure or topics to discuss, more a simple relaxing environment where people could chat technology and not be worried about recruitment.  ...read more