Hack-start your project

A session at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2013

Wednesday 22nd May, 2013

2:20pm to 2:40pm (GMT)

How can teams kick off digital projects and get to a workable result quickly? What is the best way to involve and motivate global teams to participate? Hackathons. Hackathons need not be for 'geeks' and coders only. Everyone can get involved: Creatives, Product Managers, Marketing Executives, etc. Learn how the Future Technologies team at Pearson kick off their digital innovation projects by running internal hackathons that quickly build first iterations and involve staff from all businesses around the globe. I will be sharing practical advice based on lessons learnt and showing you the end results of some of our hacks as well.

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Rene Bastijans

Product Manager, Future Technologies, Pearson Plc

I am a Product Manager for Future Technologies at Pearson plc, the global learning company, and am fortunate enough to be able to develop and play with new technologies and concepts that help people learn throughout their lives.

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  • Ruth Barton
  • Simon McCaugherty
  • Megan Goodwin-Patel
  • Nick Jones
  • Nick Noble
  • Oleh Naumko
  • Peter Treacher
  • Rebecca Hicks
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  • Rob Brown
  • Ting-Yin Cheng
  • Vicky Garfitt
  • Will Harvey
  • Yavuz Dilmac

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Time 2:20pm2:40pm GMT

Date Wed 22nd May 2013


Assembly Hall, Shoreditch Town Hall

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