Welcome to the C4DI Community.
"We are a community of growing businesses who care and challenge, connect and collaborate and contribute and create!"
We have some wonderful members who have volunteered to help you get integrated with the community. They are here to let you in on all the neat stuff that you can benefit from and answer your questions too. Some of the things they can help you include the events they recommend you go to, who to speak with in the community, what resources are available to you and their own knowledge and experience.
You can connect with the community buddies online via the dedicated slack channel or over a coffee if you prefer to have a chat face to face (just DM our buddies via slack).
To get started:
- Join the Slack channel #community_buddy
- Post a one liner about yourself, what you do & something you need help with
- Choose a buddy from the list below and grab a coffee with them so they can show you the ropes
Community Buddy Bios
Click on a profile to Slack them...!
Can help with: Students and younger members wanting to integrate with the community, Software development.
I'm a student member of C4DI and currently in my last year of a Computer Science degree. I'm into all things tech, ranging from software development (mostly C#), to hardware and most recently blockchains.
I like to get involved in a broad range of events happening at C4DI and I'm also around when time allows so feel free to say hello and introduce yourself.
Can help with: Startup questions for tech consultancy companies, sharing ideas, anything Office 365 or SharePoint.
I started my SharePoint consultancy company (Cloud Design Box) over two years ago after being made redundant. I started working at C4DI in April 2017 in the coworking area. Becoming freelance or starting a company can be intimidating. It's hard to know where to start, but at C4DI it's great to be around people in the same situation. I believe sharing our experiences and helping each other creates a culture where we can all succeed. Happy to sit down for a chat and help in any way I can.
Can help with: running an event, getting to know the community, advice on starting up a business.
“Ey up! I really enjoy meeting new members and helping them bed-in at C4DI. I’m also passionate about promoting ‘Community IQ’ in order to help cross-pollinate ideas amongst us, after all, we don’t know what you know and vice versa! Having founded VENSERV to provide business development and angel investment for new ventures such as Hull House Group and BIMsense (2017 Digital Awards Best Start-Up), I fuse together creativity, innovation and relationship building to help develop new solutions, so am more than happy to become your sounding board too!”
Can help with: Starting a tech business, what tech you should use, developer events.
"I'm a freelance software developer but my real claim to fame is that I was the first ever member of C4DI! I'm interested in all kinds of software development and technology, agile/scrum/continuous delivery and also cloud computing on AWS and Azure. I'm also involved in an exciting start-up based at C4DI and working with lots of different C4DI members. For a change from programming, I also organise events including Hull Comic Con. I love drinking tea so I am always happy to have a chat about anything, anytime!"
Can help with: all things social media, getting to know the community, organising your own events.
"I work for a marketing company (eskimosoup) based in the co-working space as the resident social media expert amongst using other talents I've picked up working in the creative industries for half a decade. I have been a member of C4DI for just under two years now, can be spotted regularly in the office weekdays and try to attend most member social events where I can, so I'd like to think I know at least half an answer to any questions you may have or where to point you for a better answer! Feel free to Slack me, tap me on the shoulder or catch me in the kitchen if you need anything or just want to say hello!"
Can help with: getting to know the community, business networking, speaking to techies for non-techies
I help small-medium businesses with their I.T. needs by providing them with Managed I.T. solutions, ensuring they have email, backups of their data and general support, as well as all kinds of I.T. related "stuff", that's it for the geeky side of things. I volunteered for the "buddy" system as I thought it would give me a greater sense of purpose in life ;) but other than that, I like being helpful, chatting to people and just generally having a laugh. If you see me around..usually in the kitchen "working", feel free to say hi or ask me anything and I can point you in the right direction if I cannot help myself.
Can help with: business support, advice & strategy, digital product development, connecting you with local businesses
"My focus and time is spent working with small and large companies developing their digital strategy and products as well as having a passion for developing my own products and start-ups. The buddy system is a great idea as I have a lot of experience with the building, the way things work at the moment and the issues that we would like to solve together. If you need a little help with getting settled in or with your business, a general 'coffee/cake sit down' would be great. From there, if it's needed we can explore how I can assist further or make introductions to people internally and externally to help in any way I can'I do all kinds of things but passion for working with small and large companies developing their digital strategy and products. Also a passion for developing my own products and start-ups. In general though, for me, the buddy system is a good idea as I have a lot of experience with the building, the way things work at the moment and the issues that we would like to solve together, a general, coffee/cake sit down would be ace and then for me, the exploration of how I can help further or make introductions to people internally and externally to help in any way I can"