TechNExt 2023: Day 5

Day five of the TechNExt Festival offered a diverse range of events. Junior software developers and tech enthusiasts gathered in Newcastle for the Getting Started with Serverless workshop, exploring serverless technology and its benefits. In Durham, the AI Revolutionising Healthcare talk featured Dr. Ismail Ben Mabrouk from Durham University, discussing how AI can transform healthcare. Newcastle hosted We Pretended It Wasn’t Green, an immersive art project by James Stephen Wright, blending nature and climate data. Another event in Durham focused on AI for Journalists and Publishers, highlighting AI’s impact on the media industry. Startup enthusiasts learned about legal, accounting, and intellectual property basics at the Tech Startup Skills session in Newcastle. Employee wellbeing took the spotlight in an online discussion hosted by Opencast and Ward Hadaway. Exploring Virtual Production and Motion Capture Technologies brought insight into content creation at PROTO in Gateshead. The festival closed out in Middlesbrough where we examined the question ‘What is Technology Anyway?’.

DAY 5: Events

Getting Started with Serverless

How is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Revolutionising Healthcare?

We Pretended It Wasn’t Green

Artificial Intelligence (AI )for Journalists and Publishers

This workshop assisted junior software developers and newcomers to serverless technologies in grasping the basics of this innovative software development approach. Attendees gained a strong understanding of serverless technology, explored its benefits and use cases, and obtained hands-on experience crafting serverless applications on popular cloud platforms such as AWS. Expert instructors led participants through the process of building, testing, and deploying serverless applications, equipping them with the necessary tools and knowledge to create scalable, cost-effective, and highly available cloud applications.

This talk highlighted the most cutting-edge of innovation and technology that will revolutionise the way we live. We invited Dr Ismail Ben Mabrouk from Durham University, who will talk to us how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will Revolutionise Healthcare.

“We Pretended It Wasn’t Green” was an immersive art project created by Newcastle-based artist James Stephen Wright. This generative animation transported viewers into a surreal realm where nature, perception, and climate ecosystems converged.

This talk discussed the journey and outcomes of developing and applying artificial intelligence in the media industry, focusing on journalists, publishing houses, and readers. Prof. Alexandra I. Cristea (Durham University) collaborated with Distinctive Media Group on two projects over the past 5 years. These projects aimed to infuse data-centric innovation into products and enhance service quality.

Tech Startup Skills: Basics of Legals, Accounting and Intellectual Property

Why Employee Wellbeing Matters

Exploring Virtual Production and Motion Capture Technologies

The 2023 Newcastle Biotech Festival: “Creating Bio Tools to Build BioTech”

As the early-stage ecosystem in Newcastle picks itself up after the pandemic, Tuspark presents the first in a series of workshops on company building. Today’s talk will fly us through the basics of startup law, accountancy, and intellectual property by our friends at Mathys & Squire (for IP), Gerald Edelman (Accounts)

A practical session from UK top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway on employee wellbeing – and the ongoing challenge of employee engagement. The session will be hosted by tech consultancy Opencast at its Hoults Yard HQ. Research with HR leaders and employees shows that, despite increased investment in the employee value proposition, engagement has remained flat.

As part of the TechNExt Festival, PROTO is excited to collaborate with Megaverse to offer a dynamic workshop dedicated to exploring virtual production and motion capture technologies. Join us as we delve into the latest methods used in content creation and gain invaluable insights into this ever-evolving field.

This is an intimate BioTech roundtable brings together entrepreneurs in the growing life sciences field of BioTech and Precision Medicine, asking: “How can we support each other”, and “How can the region support the sector”.

The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside: What is TECHNOLOGY anyway?

Arthur C Clarke famously said: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”