Past Events 2016
LIKE 70. Wednesday 7th December 2016 Christmas Curry in Brick Lane
It’s that time of year again – please join fellow LIKERs for our Christmas party, which will take a slightly different format from previous years. We have booked a table in Aladin, one of Brick Lane’s award winning curry houses, where we will enjoy an evening of networking, delicious food, fun and games.As always, there will be a Secret Santa, so please buy and wrap a gift to bring along. The idea is to spend no more than one pound, so items should be purchased at a pound shop or somewhere similar. There will also be a ‘best Christmas outfit’ competition, with prizes to be won! Ticket prices are £20 per head, to cover food (from a set menu) and booking fee. The restaurant is unlicensed, so please bring a bottle. Booking for this event closes on Friday, 2 December Venue: Aladin, 132 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU
LIKE 69. Thursday 17th November 2016 Your personal learning network
Venue: The Green, 29 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Do you want to build personal relationships with individuals in your profession/sector/area of interest here and around the world and make connections?
Do you want to be able to collaborate, share ideas, resources and learn?
Do you want to share diverse and global perspectives on your profession and interests in a supportive environment?
If you answered yes to any of these three questions then you should attend LIKE 69 Your Personal Learning Network.
At this event you will find out how to achieve this transformational practice.
Time: Arrive at 6pm and have a drink. The event starts at 6.30pm and food is served at 7.30pmPrice: £15
LIKE 68. Thursday 20th October 2016. Turbocharge your careerAn evening of expert advice and excellent food and drink.
LIKE 68 is all about building your personal brand – helping you to stand out from the crowd.
Our recruitment expert Simon Burton and will explain how to: · Craft a concise and enticing CV · Position yourself to take on broader opportunities · Plan for the unexpected · Make yourself known for opportunitiesAn evening of practical advice and actionable insights to help turbocharge your career.
More about our speaker:
Simon Burton - Director, Recruitment - Information, Knowledge Management and Strategy, CB Resourcing. Follow Simon on LinkedIn
LIKE 67. Thursday 15th September 2016 Braindating
At speed dating events you invest an hour of your life in meeting new people. At LIKE’s Brain Dating event you’ll spend an hour learning new things -about your fellow LIKErs and about yourself. We’ll pack the evening with rapid knowledge exchange, guiding you through the brain dating sessions to make sure everyone gets as much as they can from each date. And, of course, making sure we have a lot of fun too. All you need to bring is an open mind and an appetite for knowledge and some good food and drink.
Venue: The Green, Farriningdon.
LIKE 66 Thursday 16th June 2016. Exploring the Ancient City – a guided walk around the oldest part of London
Join us for LIKE 66 - a walk through hidden courtyards and down dim alleys, past Hawksmoor’s amazing church and other great landmarks of the City. We will follow in the footsteps of Caesar, Dante, Elizabeth I, George Washington and Claude Monet among others. Along the way there’ll be Dirty Dick’s and a fair few other pubs to admire or drop into if we feel inclined.
LIKE 63 - Thursday March 17th 2016. Visit to the Big Bang Data Exhibition at Somerset House
For LIKE’s first event of 2016, we will be paying a visit to the Big Bang Data Exhibition at Somerset House on Thursday March 17. The exhibition is very thought-provoking and will be of interest to many members. Read the reviews from The Telegraph and Intelligent Life Magazine.
Rather than a group booking, we have decided to invite those interested in joining us to book tickets themselves via this link and choose the 18.00 – 18.30 pm time slot. Tickets are priced at £12.50 each. Afterwards we will be retiring to The George pub on Fleet Street, opposite the Royal Courts of Justice. LIKE members attending this event will be entitled to one free drink at the bar courtesy of LIKE’s financial reserves.
Date: Thursday, March 17th 2016.
Time: Arrive from 6pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm.
Venue: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA.
Nearest stations: Charing Cross, Temple, Waterloo, Embankment.
Price: £12.50 for the exhibition. Free drink courtesy of LIKE.
LIKE 64 Thursday 21st April 2016. Sharepoint – implementation and implications
Speaker: Cerys Hearsey, Lead Consultant and Managing Director at Postshift
Time: Arrive from 6pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm.
Venue: The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LZ.
Like cold Easter holidays and rain during Wimbledon – SharePoint is an inevitability. It’s been around for more than 15 years and Microsoft say 20,000 users, in thousands of organisations, have been added each day throughout many of those years.
Over time SharePoint has grown and matured. And with the new features and functionality come new challenges for those who use it. Cerys Hearsey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ceryshearsey), Lead Consultant and MD at Postshift (http://postshift.com), has experienced more SharePoint implementations than you could shake a virtual stick at – and her knowledge and experience are at our service for the evening. We’ll explore the implications of SharePoint implementation, share our experiences and pick up lots of useful tips. So bring your SharePoint stories and issues and we’ll share our triumphs and SharePoint pain. We’ll also enjoy a relaxing drink and good meal together at The Lamb pub in Bloomsbury.
LIKE 65 Thursday 19th May 2016. Evidence-based decision making
How do we make decisions? When buying a new laptop or a pair of shoes we probably let emotion, aesthetics or what we can afford influence our choice. It's perfectly natural for lifestyle and work decisions to be influenced by prior experience, intuition, or just "gut feel". We like to think that our critical/significant decisions are based on rigorous analysis of all the available data and the best available evidence. But can we trust that data, and what do we mean by "evidence"? There's no lack of data around us - but are we sure we have the necessary skills and tools to effectively analyse and interpret it? This event will challenge some commonly held assumptions on how we make decisions, and how “gut feel”, bias and lack of critical thinking can lead us into making decisions we may come to regre