29 July 2010, 6–10pm, Newcastle.

A night of networking and career inspiration for Newcastle graduates of the last decade, who work – or are itching to work – in the digital and creative industries.

Join us at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle for free drinks, music and big ideas about all things digital.

Click here to register.

Brought to you by the Newcastle University Gold Network.

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17th September 2010

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Ewan McIntosh's presentation from the Digital Generation, 29 July

6th August 2010

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Photos from the Digital Generation, 29 July

Lovingly snapped by our very own Alexander Wilson (BA Town Planning 2010). Check back soon for a full review of the night. 

28th July 2010

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It’s all about the network: a chat with Herb Kim

Since the turn of the millennium, the North East’s digital and creative sector has grown into a thriving industry, and that’s due in no small part to Codeworks – the region’s centre for digital innovation.

Since its launch in 2002, Codeworks has been the charge of Herb Kim – a Brooklyn-born Princeton graduate with Korean parents and a keen eye for technological advancement.

Herb Kim, photo by Art Streiber

Herb joined Codeworks from a top London-based job in mobile strategy, taking a left turn in his career that’s helped build the non-profit into a 400-strong network of digital businesses, and organiser of some of the best conferences in the UK, including Thinking Digital, GameHorizon and DIBI.

This year Herb also broke into the MediaGuardian 100 – a list of the most influential people in the British media by The Guardian.

Ahead of speaking at Digital Generation on Thursday 29 July, Herb tells us about new jobs in the region, how Twitter saved his bacon, and what makes the North East such a great place to do digital business…

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23rd July 2010

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Jobs, jobs and more jobs!

If you’re looking for a job in the North East’s creative, digital, technology and media fields, then head to the Digital Generation on Thursday 29 July to hear about some great opportunities.

The University Careers Service, Sharpe Recruitment, and Herb Kim from digital centre of excellence Codeworks will be on hand to help you invest your talents in the North East’s blossoming industry.

Visit our Digital Generation jobs board for details of job opportunities at all levels, through the Careers Service, guests and on campus.

23rd July 2010

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What the, *ahem*, devil is social media now?

In no way do we endorse the gratuitous profanity, but this is a great slideshow about the rise of social media and where it’s heading. Well done to espresso, but please, wash your mouth out with soap and water…

16th July 2010

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Win an iPad and other geeky delights!

Prizes at the Digital Generation

Brace yourselves… We’ve got a hoard of geek-chic prizes to give away to our lovely Newcastle graduates at the Digital Generation on Thursday 29 July.

We have a shiny new iPad, a 16gb iPod Touch, six months’ access to Spotify premium, and a year’s subscription to Wired magazine. And thanks to our friends at Codeworks, we have tickets to two of the most exciting technology conferences in Europe, right here in Newcastle: Thinking Digital and DIBI (Design It Build It).

There’s also £30 worth of Amazon vouchers, and other treats to ensure you won’t leave empty handed.

Our venue, the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, has a limited capacity, so register now to guarantee your place.

15th July 2010

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Five minutes with Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh (photo by Alastair Fyfe)Educator, investor, strategist, speaker – Ewan McIntosh's work with the digital industry in the North gives him a hatstand-full of headgear to wear, and his passion is infectious.

Our host for the evening on Thursday 29 July at the Tyneside Cinema, Ewan took some time out from his holiday to answer some questions for us. Now that’s dedication…

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9th July 2010

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Free course for would-be software developers

Our friends at Sunderland Software City are running a one-day, fully-funded workshop for people looking to break into the software industry.

Stimulating Software Innovation looks at what’s happening in the industry and the trends shaping its future. It runs on Tuesday 20 July and Tuesday 28 September, and later in November and February, at the North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) in Sunderland.

Folks from Sunderland Software City will be on hand at the Digital Generation on 29 July to offer advice on careers in software development, and the many new opportunities arising in Sunderland as it bids to become the Silicon Valley of the North. Follow this link for more information.

7th July 2010

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Open publication - Free publishing - More graduation

"You used the web to make a newspaper…?"

For this year’s summer graduation, we’ve printed a special edition of our alumni newsletter, AlumNews, with the help of our friends at Warm Design and Newspaper Club. It’s a 12-page compact newspaper – you can flick through the pages using the widget above, and contact Dan if you’d like us to send you a copy through the post.

Newspaper Club is a new company that prints bespoke newspapers for people, in print runs of five to a few thousand. As interest in mainstream newspapers continues to dwindle, the industry seems to be finding new blood in niche products.

In Monday’s Guardian, internet evangelist Clay Shirkey said that in 15 years, the newspaper will be as archaic as a Western Union telegram is today. But what do you think? Give us your thoughts on the future of newsprint in our online poll.

27th June 2010

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Ewan’s seven tips for a perfect pitch

Ewan McIntosh"Brevity is a blessing" says Ewan McIntosh, a digital media guru and investor who is hosting our Digital Generation event on 29 July, at the Tyneside Cinema.

And he should know. He invested millions of pounds in digital projects, through his work with 4iP – an arm of Channel 4 dedicated to funding interactive products and services. And now he has a new remit with Northern Film & Media.

Here he gives his top seven tips for making the perfect elevator pitch…

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