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BookMachine Unplugged 2020: Talking Tech

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Talking Tech. Learning to code: stories from publishing people

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BookMachine Unplugged: Talking Tech will offer real insights into what is working in publishing right now.

BookMachine has been organising popular publishing events since 2010. If you are an experienced publishing professional and crave an explosion of knowledge, ideas, and personal development - in a strictly social and informal setting - unplug from your desk and join us.

"Thank you for a really insightful evening talking tech, code, and how to use computers to do your dirty work." Helen Harradine, Inspired Selection

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We're beyond the stage of talking about whether or not you should learn to code. The benefits and importance of coding are well publicised. We are evolving from the "why" to the "how".

So join us for an evening of stories from people who've done it.

They’ll explain what style suited them. They’ll discuss what they tried that did - and didn’t - work. They’ll explore whether they are an introvert or an extravert and how that impacted on their approach. They’ll describe how they stayed motivated and what they got out of it.

These are real publishing people without computer science degrees. People like us.

Find out how they made the transition from wanting to doing code.

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BookMachine Unplugged: Talking Tech is hosted by Emma Barnes. Emma taught herself to code after founding her own independent publisher, Snowbooks. She went on to build Consonance, the next-generation publishing system.

Emma has invited a selection of fascinating speakers to the share their experiences. You can read a little bit about them below:

Lucy Monie Hall spent a decade in publishing, working for Read, Pearson Education, Hardie Grant, Egmont and Lonely Planet as a marketing assistant, editorial assistant, editor and commissioning editor. She went freelance when she became a mum, and made the decision not to return to publishing full time. Instead, she taught herself to code. She has worked as a software developer since 2017 and currently works at the Guardian. Follow Lucy on Twitter: @LucyMonie

John Pettigrew spent 15 years in publishing before creating the Futureproofs online-proofreading platform. He is now himself writing the software for a second business in partnership with Nancy Roberts, building tools to help companies understand the diversity in their teams and to chart a path to a more inclusive future. Follow John on Twitter: @john_pettigrew

Jamie Bowman is Publications Assistant at the newly-launched University of London Press, where he works primarily with digital publications and metadata. Once a technophobe, Jamie has since caught the coding bug, developing an interest in digital publishing and web design while teaching himself to code. Follow Jamie on Twitter @jreecebowman

Tanuja Shelar is current Deputy Chair at SYP London. Tanu first found the joy of coding at the London Book Fair in 2018 and has since organised SYP coding workshop and participated in the Day of Code with Consonance. She comes from a non-technological background and is looking forward to learning HTML and building her own website. Follow Tanu on Twitter: @tanuandbooks

Thank you to event partners Typefi, Ingram Content Group and Getty Images.

BookMachine Unplugged has been programmed to inspire you with real insights into what is working in publishing right now. There will be 6 events this year, each will zoom in on a vital area of the publishing industry.

Click on this link to watch videos of some of our members and speakers sharing their experience of attending BookMachine Unplugged.

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