The Theory of (R)Evolution?

The Theory of (R)Evolution?

The history of the internet is one of evolution in technology and revolution in daily life. From its humble beginnings in 1957, through the dot-com crash of the 90′s and todays web of convenience: the best online ideas survive, the weak fail. So, have a pint and join us for some of the fittest ideas in true Darwinian spirit in the birthplace of evolutionary thought, Shrewsbury.

The Theory of (R)Evolution is an event, run by Shropgeek, showcasing some of the most forward thinking ideas on the web today.


The Line Up

Dan Catt

Web developer for The Guardian newspaper, Dan is also the man behind The Guardian Zeitgeist.

With the decline in print sales and increase in online media all of the national newspapers have to evolve to stay afloat. The Guardian newspaper is no exception.

Dan will discuss how the Guardian is evoloving with it's Open Platform, APIs, digital journalism and good old pragmatic programming.

He'll probably also gossip wildly about Yahoo, the start-up scene in San Francisco and a bit about Pandas.


Katy Cowan

Katy is the creator of the national online magazine Creative Boom and owner of her own digital PR agency Boomerang PR.

With the recession hitting small businesses especially hard, many people have turned to more cost effective ways to market themselves and their businesses. Social Media has revolutionized the way we think about online marketing and few have had as much success as Katy.

Katy will talk about how Creative Boom was born and how its success has helped struggling artists and freelancers and in turn helped her own business thrive.


Zach Beauvais

Zach BeauvaisZach has written for ReadWriteWeb and ZDNet, he edits the Semantic Web's community magazine, Nodalities, and works as Talis' Platform Evangelist.

The internet has revolutionized how we access information on a daily basis. As more people become dependent on the web for up to date, accurate information. The need for this data to be shared across websites is fast becoming a neccessity.

Zach will discuss the potential of Linked Data, how its implementation will revolutionize the way websites work, and how its already being implemented by the likes of wikipedia and the BBC.