Christmas Social Mash-Up

GDG Reading & Thames Valley
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 7:00 PM (GMT)

About this event

Why have one group meet up when you can have seven!

We will be bringing together the Tech & Digital communities across seven groups for a Christmas mash up event.

The events including startups, freelancers, Big Data, 3D's - Design Disrupt Do, Google developers and a few more.

Meet up, have a drink and meet someone new. 

Announcing our first speaker; Amanda Baker sharing her story..... 

I’ve been pedal to the metal since the age of 13 with no intention of stopping. EVER. 

I launched my first business in 2014 - it failed. But it’s ok. It taught me how to survive in a world OBSESSED with innovation & transformation. This failure gravitated me towards a brand strategy consultancy where I spent a year as a sponge. A pink sponge. That experience challenged the way I looked at the world. It made me see & look at businesses differently - cutting through the noise of disruption & innovation. It was a game-changing move in my life that made me feel like I could run any business in any professional space. So I tried it. I failed again. Shame. 

Anyway… I now think it’s a good time to share my ‘fuck ups’ with the world. Not in a negative way. But in a positive way. Without them, I wouldn’t have this story. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Without them, I wouldn’t be thinking & planning, 'WHAT’S NEXT?’.