The C4DI community is ever growing and with the completion of the new build, this looks set to increase even further. The wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise is evident and we have people from across the world working on projects and brainstorming over coffee right here in the office. Today we will be hearing from some more of our members...
Catherine Bell: I’ve really valued being the C4DI intern this summer and have learnt so much in the time that I’ve been here. Starting as a not-so tech savvy History graduate, I can now say that I’m well and truly on the path to becoming a fully-fledged “techie”. I’ve been working on several projects including planning the launch day, organising member events as well as thinking of ways to promote and encourage a more diverse community at the C4DI. It's been brilliant to work alongside so many talented people; keeping up to date with all the latest innovations and seeing first-hand what this Hull-based community has contributed to the digital story.
Abi Bell: Force-7 is a fully integrated youth communications agency, which means we work on a variety of projects, from research to design, production to marketing. As Account Executive, it’s my job to make sure our clients are in the loop, and that projects are running smoothly and within budget. As we’re an agency with a varied portfolio of work, there are loads of advantages to Force-7 working in C4Di. We’re surrounded by people who have a multitude of relevant skills, who are always willing to offer their expertise if we need them. We’re also ideally placed to visit clients across the city and beyond - and personally, the views of the Humber from my desk really are amazing!
Sophie Pretorius: I am a Senior Manager with PwC based primarily in the Hull office as part of a 30 strong team providing outsourced accounting services to clients from across the globe. The nature of the services we provide mean a typical client is often a start-up business that outsources the operation of the finance function to PwC therefore the experience lends itself to connecting with the C4DI members and in particular start-up businesses. I first became involved with C4DI late 2013 after Jon and John came over to PwC to introduce us to C4DI Beta. We have since forged a close bond between PwC and C4DI, including the set-up of the monthly drop in sessions. Every time I pop over to C4DI I leave feeling inspired and refreshed by the innovation and creativity of the members and come back to the day job feeling energised if a little digitally challenged, something I am continuing to work on!
C4DI have just organised the Hull and Beyond: diversity and opportunity in the tech community event on the 17th of September here at the office. We are very lucky to have Rosie Millard, Chair of the UK City of Culture 2017 board; Salma Conway, the co-founder of MrLista and Laura Bennett, the Community Engagement Manager at Tech North speaking at the event. They will be talking about the work that they do and how they got there. The aim of the event is to promote diversity as well as a brilliant opportunity to hear about what’s going on in Hull and the wider tech community.
The more the merrier so please do come along! RSVP by clicking here now!