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GeekUp Leeds

18:00 Wednesday April 15 2009
Old Broadcasting House @ Leeds Met, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9EN

GeekUp Leeds takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. It's a grass-roots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in all forms of technology and creative media.

Update: Pre FOWA Tour MeetUp has merged with GeekUp Leeds for the evening, so come down and meet the good folks from the Carsonified Crew!

This month, GeekUp Leeds will be upgrading it's regular venue and heading up the hill once again to Old Broadcasting House for a one off special.

This time we've managed to entice Dirk Ginader of Yahoo! fame up from that London to tell us all about the virtues of JavaScript Accessibility.


In the rough early days of the world wide web Dirk Ginader changed his Passion to his Profession and founded the Unit Interactive of a large Advertising Agency in Mainz, Germany.

After nearly 9 Years the Web Standards and Accessibility Enthusiast answered the call of Yahoo! to join the Web Development Team and the Accessibility Task Force in London.

In his Spare time he is developing, speaking and blogging about open source accessible JavaScript and Web Development in General.

Our Friends

All this would not be possible without our good friends at NTI. They have very kindly paid for the whole event, including beer and expenses.

NTI offer a fantastic selection of training courses (e.g. Apple, Zend, Red Hat, Prince 2 certifications) and host the excellent co-working space that is known as Met:Space at the very cool Old Broadcasting House.

There will be beer (and soft drinks)... and afterwards we will no doubt move down to the Dry Dock for yet more beer!

What about the FOWA Tour?

Yes, the fabulous FOWA is going on tour this year, and Leeds is lucky enough to be one of the hosts... Featuring: Andy McLoughlin, Richard Moross, Ryan Carson, Simon Collison. They're hitting four UK cities in May and June 2009 to bring you a FREE workshop on "Cloud computing" and an afternoon of web apps and speed networking. Don't miss out.


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Our Friends

  • GeekUp Job Board - Web industry jobs in the UK's North-West
  • Manchester Digital Development Agency
  • North West Ruby User Group
  • Techcelerate
  • PHP North West User Group
  • Manchester .NET User Group

The GeekUp website is maintained Manchester digital freelancer Andrew Disley