We’re proud to be taking part in BIMA’s Digital Day in October this year. For those not in the know, BIMA’s D-Day is an event that links digital professionals with schools and colleges for a day. The main aim of the day is to get young people interested the possibility of a career in digital early on, which may influence their further education decisions, or increase demand for apprenticeships. More information can be found here.
We’ve signed up to send two nominees back to school for the day to give students an idea of what our industry is all about, what type of careers are open to them and help them complete digital challenges focused on design, mobile, social media, coding and multimedia.
And no, it’s not just an excuse for myself and Lily to hit the playground again and re-live our mis-spent youth.
It’s about inspiring young people to consider a career in digital, and to show them the whole range of opportunities available to them. It’s about helping them find the confidence in their ideas and creative talents. It’s about showing what the digital industry is really all about, and where they can fit in.
At VPH Digital, we have experts in software development, in digital design, in social media… heck, in making the perfect cup of coffee! But what brings us together is a passion for all things digital. We’ll see in October if that passion will encourage the next generation, or if indeed our students will inspire us with new ideas for when we return to the office.
A somewhat macabre Monday afternoon blog post, but one that does raise some interesting questions...
- How can you protect your digital privacy after death?
- How will you maintain your digital legacy? Will you opt for a digital resurrection?
- Three Facebook users die every minute, what has happened to their accounts?
This infographic from Australian company, Life Insurance Finder, is an illustrated guide to preparing for death. As well a selection of death-related infographics, the company also provide some useful advice such as remembering not to put passwords for your digital accounts in your actual will as wills are made public at death. That will stop potential frapists in their tracks.
Hopefully none of us will need to worry about this anytime soon, but it's worth bearing in mind that if you don't take the neccessary steps to prevent it happening then the wrong person could end up with all of your unused iStock credits.
Produced by Life Insurance Finder
For the longest time, designers and developers have been going to extraordinary lengths in order to get into the heads of their users. The web community has evolved to an extent that there are now many weird and wonderful methods for finding out more about its users online experiences. These methods range from the straight-forward and sensible to the outlandish and expensive.
David Woollard joins VPH today as a front end developer. As well as a great range of skills in both design and development, his skillset also includes fire-juggling. He’s promised to contribute to our blog so you’ll be hearing from him soon! Welcome to the team Dave.
With the advent of media streaming services on the rise (LoveFilm and Netflix) and everyone having a decent broadband connection, is physical media on its way out? Some would be quick to say that it is. Personally, I don’t see streaming services streaming a Blu-Ray equivalent with DTS HD audio and 1080p picture without stuttering anytime soon, due to the constraints of the bandwidth. But at the same time it’s an evolution we cannot ignore.