Pecha Kucha Night #4
"A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate"Sharon Shephard
Sharon is a graphic designer who has worked in arts development and business support for such organisations as the Design Council, Yorkshire Arts and Arts Council England for over fifteen years. She has a particular interest in advocating eco-friendly ways of working in the creative sector and now works for an environmental consultancy. Sharon lives in Wakefield and enjoys photography, Girl Geek dinners and graffiti knitting. She is also learning to play the ukulele.
"Stifling Statistics"Rich Keys
Rich is a
software developer technical director working with a broad range of technologies. As a keen outdoorsman and someone with a larger than average waistline, it's not surprising he's been called Barnsley's answer to Ray Mears on more than one occasion.
"Stuff We Don't Know"Kimb Jones
Michael, as he was known then, grew up in Jump, Elsecar and Hemingfield - three tiny villages just outside Barnsley and all with a very stupid names. He's always had a passion for technology, computers and gadgets which helped immensely when something called the 'world wide web' came about in the mid-90's while he was at college doing a Music Technology/Multimedia degree. Kimb has been making stuff for the web ever since and now works in the NHS providing creative digital solutions for Barnsley Hospital while simultaneously hacking together other web projects via 'his own small design studio 'base6'. He's also active in the UK WordPress community and co-curates The Digital Barn, technology conference in Barnsley.
"Funeral Photography"Julie Roberts
Julie is an American ex-pat who traded sunny Orlando, Florida for the delights of Barnsley about 10 years ago. She'll tell anybody who will listen that it has been the best decision of her life. Since having her two children, Julie has made the leap from marketing into media. She now works part-time as a professional voice over artist and producer for the community IPTV channel, s36.tv.
"The Other Woman"Steph Pollard
Steph is a freelance writer and journalist. She started work on regional newspapers back in the days of â€˜typewritersâ€™, when you could still smoke at your desk and knock back a pint of beer at lunch time, just to release writerâ€™s block. She now writes press releases for local businesses; and newsletter and web copy for a national charity. In her spare time, she shouts at her children, runs an on-line art gallery with her husband and walks a retired greyhound around Rotherhamâ€™s broken-glass-strewn back-streets.