Points returns for the third installment of the infamous pioneering mini-conference. For those that don't know, Points Brighton is a networking & mini-learning evening event. It is for people who love the web - be it developers, designers typography geeks or pixel pushers. The evening features 4 speakers from every walk of life speaking on topics they know best. Topics that will hopefully spark that love for the web that you have.
It started off as an accessible conference for all. People who couldn't afford to go to the big multi-pound conferences or people who couldn't afford to take the day off work. A simple evening, cheap event took place and from there, the Points Brighton idea was born.More...
Since then, however, it has evolved. Its become something much more than what it ever planned to be. The intimacy and small-scale of the event means everyone meets everyone. No microphones are used and the speaker is within spitting distance (and more helpfully - Q & A distance) and whats more, you get @mikestreety (the organiser and MC for the night) cracking a few jokes.
During the evening - there is the infamous (and the only thing people really come for) Points Bazaar (aka a raffle). Prizes are donated from lovely people (if you wish to donate something - get in touch) and won by the attendees. There will be free drinks on the night so make sure you spend all your beer money on raffle tickets.
No-one pockets any money from Points. The speakers do it for the love of the industry and the experience of speaking. The organiser does it for wanting to make this event accessible to everyone and the designers and developers do it for...god knows. They are just lovely people. Instead all profit goes to a charity close to the hearts of someone involved with the conference.
Tickets cost just £5 before the event (a little more with the booking fee). Because of previous complications - once they're sold out, there will be no more available. However, if you miss out you can turn up on the night and if there are spaces, pay the sum of £7 for entry on the door. be warned - for you may get a rubbish view or you may not get in due to the numbers. So if you are turning up - turn up early.
So - until 11th October - stay 3D
The Speakers in 3D!
As well as being completely devoted to handcrafting interactive bundles of internet-ready joy, I am an avid and passionate guitarist, a Progressive Metal devotee, a lover of great Blues music and a graphic novel enthusiast. I love tattoos, swearing and beer. I hate karaoke, getting tickled, Stephanie Meyer, most vegetables, pens with blue ink and Fleetwood Mac.
Paul has been designing and developing for the web for 9 years. During that time he's worked in big agencies and little agencies, he's been permanent, freelance and entirely self-employed. He keeps himself busy learning anything and everything he can. He's also a father of two, and loves cheese.
Adam is a frontend and Wordpress developer now working full-time in London. He is passionate about anything web related and also education. In his spare time Adam helps Code Club on their mission to teach children to code, is starting to work with the W3C to better teach the web and lectures at Oxford Brookes University. He is also part of the creative team behind the 12 Devs of Xmas.