Friday Round-Up #003

6th September 2013

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Recently I had a week away from the office – using up remaining holiday, catching up on freelance work and stretching my legs in Skyrim – before starting my new job at Stickyeyes (it’s going great by the way). Now in the office, I’ve noticed a lot of cool stuff this past week or so.

  • Nymi – When I was shown the Nymi site this week, my mind was blown. I went back to the site half a dozen times. Not only is the website great but the wristband itself could be incredible. That is, if developers go wild with the SDK.
  • #TIDE – A design and digital conference running this October in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Some great speakers, including Harry Roberts and Andy Clarke and covering topics as diverse as crowd-funding and CSS. For £35, this is unmissable!
  • God’s own country is the best place in Europe – Exciting news for Yorkshire this week, as God’s Own Country wins the award for European Destination 2013 at the World Travel Awards.
  • Wikipedia Mobile’s list of nearby articles – I had no idea that Wikipedia did this, but they have a nice list of articles about things close to your location.
  • And finally: Sony’s detachable lens-cameras – This lovely video for the new QX100 and QX10 shows the two lens-type cameras Sony will be launching. They’re able to sync with your smartphone when you need a viewfinder, and operate independantly when you don’t. I love the video; it shows great examples of the camera in use and is really sweet.

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Rik Kendell is a developer, designer and writer in Leeds, UK, specialising in responsive WordPress websites. With over 10 years experience in the industry, Rik has worked on award-winning teams at agencies, in-house and as a freelancer. Rik has worked with clients ranging from the NHS, Sky and Skipton Building Society to McDonalds, Lamb’s Navy Rum and Crabbie’s Ginger Beer.

Outside of work Rik is also a keen writer, an amateur woodworker, gamer and foodie. His blog posts, reviews and Tweets have been published by the BBC, the Evening Standard, the Guardian and the Independent. He has written guest posts for a number of agencies and industry websites.