Our name, Auros, is Latin for ‘new dawn’ – and today that is particularly apt as we share the news that Auros has been acquired by Zone, one of the largest independent digital marketing agencies in the UK.
Most people know Will.i.am as the frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, or more recently as the enigmatic guy on BBC1’s Saturday night TV show The Voice, but did you know he is also Intel’s director of creative innovation, co-founder of Coca-Cola’s EKOCYCLE initiative and a tech entrepreneur in his own right? Yep, changed my thinking too.
A couple of weeks ago Joe and I headed down to the M Shed in Bristol for a day of UX goodness courtesy of UX Bristol. Having attended last year as well, we had a fair idea about the quality of content we could expect, and we weren't disappointed.
First up we headed to the largest of the three presentation rooms to hear Patrick Jordan talk about Positive psychology and UX. This was primarily concerned with the role that UX design plays in delivering "services which empower people and help them to enhance their levels of wellbeing". Patrick explained the five positive psychology principles at work here, and how these manifest themselves across successful websites and mobile applications. It was fascinating stuff, and we could pretty easily see how, in small ways at least, we could apply this thinking directly to client projects.
Are you an EPiServer developer in Bristol or the West Country? Do you fancy getting involved in a Bristol EPiServer developers group?
If so, you'll be pleased to know that we are starting a new regional group for EPiServer Developers in Bristol.
As a developer in Bristol, I am super excited about this as judging by the success of other EPiServer developer meet-ups and as a regular umBristol attendee, these groups are a great opportunity to meet new like-minded people to share and learn from experiences.
To get things started, we have created a Google+ group where people can join to register interest. I'm sure there are many EPiServer developers in Bristol so we can use this group to discuss and start arranging the first meet-up.