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Digital Media Network will host its latest event at Tec Hub, Eastleigh’s new shared digital workspace.

The event is aimed at supporting businesses and individuals working in the creative technology sector and will feature a line-up of guest speakers, as well as celebrating the wealth of digital artists, practitioners and companies in and around Eastleigh.

It will take place at Tec Hub, based in Eastleigh’s thriving business centre Wessex House, on July 22 from 6pm to 8pm.

Speakers at the event are:

Dr Mark Eyles, Lecturer and Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology at the University of Portsmouth and Founder of Women in Games and Educational Advisor to TIGA, who will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing anyone starting out in the games industry. Mark’s career spans 22 years in the games industry in a number of roles that include Head of Design at Rebellion and Design Consultant to Electronic Arts, Sega and Activision. As a writer, Mark has worked for a number of publications including 2000 AD and Sonic the Comic.

Matt Desmier trained as a designer, worked as a design manager and ran one of the South Coast’s leading creative economy business incubators.  He’s one of the main proponents of the popular Meetdraw network and is the founder of the successful two-day digital innovation conference Silicon Beach.  Recently he launched ThinkCreateDo, an online resource designed to support and grow the digital economy across the South Coast.

Fergus McNeill, co-founder of Finblade, an independent mobile games and app developer, who will talk about his company’s work, his career designing mobile games, and offer advice on running a successful developing studio. Finblade’s games include Ninja Ranch for iPhone and iPad, Battleship, developed for EA, Red Bull Racing and Deadliest Catch, based on the hit Discovery Channel TV show. The company has also created apps for Nissan, Cambridge University Press and Momentum Pictures.

Arran Langmead, co-founder of Southampton-based Ludophobia, a gamification company formed in 2011 by two local graduates. He will talk about his work making bespoke applications which aid businesses by furthering their brands and business goals. Ludophobia has worked with a diverse range of clients, including Kraft Foods, and have designed their own Ouya games including the upcoming Bears Can’t Drift.

A representative of Blue Donut Studios, run by Tec Hub founder member Artist Marcus Pullen, who will be on hand to promote their TIGA-affiliated Jetpack workshop series, which will be offered at a 10% discount to members of the Tec Hub, and at discount to TIGA members. Jetpack workshops cover such topics as Storyboarding for Games; Narrative Development; Player Experience, and How to Develop Cut Scenes That Don’t Suck.

This Digital Media Network meeting is the fifth in a series of six events to be held in conjunction with Creative Network South, a community of entrepreneurs, business agencies and artist-led endeavours that offers advice, ideas and opportunities to support the growing digital creative and cultural industries in Hampshire.

The event is open to any individual or business interested in discovering how new media and new technologies are creating exciting opportunities in the creative and cultural industries.

Places are free but booking is essential. To book your place, click here. < THIS EVENT HAS FINISHED.

The Digital Media Network is run by Creative Network South in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth and Eastleigh Borough Council.

Digital Media Network will host its next event in collaboration with Eastleigh Borough Council’s super new Tec Hub.

The meeting is the fifth in a series of six events to be held in conjunction with Creative Network South, a community of entrepreneurs, business agencies and artist-led endeavours that offers enterprising advice, ideas, opportunities and inspiration to support the growing digital creative and cultural industries in Hampshire.

The event is open to any individual or business interested in discovering how new media and new technologies are creating exciting opportunities in the creative and cultural industries.