Success has many fathers, and Springboard is no exception to this. There is, however, one individual who has had more influence upon Springboard’s inception and core philosophical views than anyone else. David Cohen helped me create and launch The Difference Engine, the predecessor of Springboard, and has had a guiding hand ever since.
Jon Bradford, Programme Director, presents an exclusive daily blog from the inaugural Springboard Cambridge events.
I’m not asking if you ever get angry. I’m asking if you ever rage. I’m asking if your stomach ever clenches into a ball the size of a mandarin, if your guts fill with bile and acid, if you can no longer hold onto your coffee cup because your hand is shaking so hard and the only solution that can possibly satisfy you is to throw it through a window or at someone.
Maybe it’s you, your sister, or someone you met at the meetup last week?
'Build a game conceived by children for children in 48hrs.' The idea was born one week ago, and now it's in full swing! Take inspiration from Springboard mentor Mark Hales on this one - and while you're at it - please support this awesome effort and help SPREAD THE WORD!
How would you like to show students how a video game is made? Even better, how about a game they’ve designed themselves? In under a weekend? (YES PLEASE!)
Ahem – *taps glass* – We have an announcement to make. A new accelerator launches in Russia this week, and we’re stretching beyond the UK to get involved!
Hack government data, build something cool, and win a trip to Silicon Valley!
Virtual goods doing good in the world? Yes that’s the magic of Springboard team PlayMob, who have launched a cool campaign in partnership with games company PerBlue with impressive fundraising already underway. Featured recently in PocketGamer and Games.com blog, the PlayMob gang is on a roll and we’re all cheering for them this week.
You are ALL winners – some are just more ridiculous than others.
There’s no easy way to say it. We’ve had an intense, emotional, wonderful 13 weeks full of ups, downs, and surprises.
Being in Cambridge, it just had to be done! A walking tour and punting trip entertained our touristy spirits for the afternoon, offering a taste of Cambridge history and charm, writes Jess Williamson.
- Day 78 - Accelerator Bubble Debates are Building Momentum
- Day 77 - Reason to Be Optimistic
- Day 75 - Drawing Inspiration From Children. Real Ones!
- Day 72 - Trouble is Our Middle Name. Or Is It...?
- Day 71 - What's in a Name? Identity, Satisfaction, and Relief!
- Day 70 - Cream Tea and Flip Flop Polish... Getting Posh?
- Day 69 - It's Like the Internet on Trees
- Day 66 - A Route Worthy of Exploration
- Day 65 - Investor Day 2011: A Venue with a Rich History!
- Day 64 - A Sizable Day at #BLNBIG
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