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A quick(ish) guide to running a meet up & creating a community - Ryan McNamara

A quick(ish) guide to running a meet up & creating a community

11th Feb, 2017

A couple of years ago we had the idea to set up an event for the people of Loughborough, Cake. For the 2 years that followed we ran events bi-monthly with attendances up to 120 people and speakers from all… Continue reading

Patience & fulfilment

31st Dec, 2016

I bet your timelines have been flooded over the last week or so with “New Year new me” and, “2017 is going to be my year” posts. And I bet now it’s getting a little boring 😐 I 100% agree on… Continue reading

Just chill, you’re doing fine

21st Oct, 2015

Every now and then I get that little voice at the back of my mind telling me that I’m not moving forward in life as quick as I would like. And it scares the shit out of me. Social media is the main reason… Continue reading

Hitting reset

14th Oct, 2015

I had a long weekend. A couple of 30th birthdays, and my mentor’s annual company party. I didn’t go crazy on the booze but three late nights in a row and alcohol in my system knocked me for six. This… Continue reading

Just type and push publish

11th Sep, 2015

It has been a while since I last wrote something. Well I guess that’s not strictly true, a more accurate description would be that it has been a while since I finished writing something. I have written a lot, just… Continue reading

29 today

17th Jun, 2015

The title says it all really. Today is my birthday and I’m 29 years old. I’ve never really been one for birthdays, in fact I can’t remember the last time I actually did anything major to celebrate one of mine…. Continue reading

Let’s talk & drink coffee & stuff

30th May, 2015

The second Cake is nearly upon us, and I really can’t *insert multiple expletives here* wait. Following the last event the past month has been incredible and has shown me how trying to do something great for others can benefit you. So before… Continue reading

Not knowing, is knowing

01st Feb, 2015

Being a designer you can never be certain of anything you build, like science, good design is built on uncertainty. Society perceives a lack of confidence in ones own work as a sign of weakness or questioning a tried and… Continue reading

A Christmas present to myself

25th Dec, 2014

Today I will spending as much time as possible with my family and friends, eating and drinking as much as I can. It’s what I like to do at this time of year, and I know it’s not the most… Continue reading

Making time to explore

12th Dec, 2014

I’ve been on holiday, and it was a ruddy lovely trip. Sorry to rub it in a bit, but the trip gave me a chance to explore a new city, in a country I’ve never been to before with good… Continue reading

Something that’s stuck

02nd Dec, 2014

I learnt a lot at school, 99% I’m sure I can’t remember but somethings have stuck. One of my most inspirational teachers at school once told me that “you can’t fully understand something until you can confidently articulate it”. He nailed… Continue reading

2 years

28th Nov, 2014

As the year comes to an end, I thought it might be useful to take look back at the last few years of my life. A fair amount has happened. They say your University years are the ones that shape… Continue reading

Putting words on a screen

20th Nov, 2014

I’ve asked myself a question for a while now, ‘how do I get better at writing?’, and I’ve concluded I simply just have to do it more. So I have set myself a goal and I am going to write… Continue reading