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Manchester Digital is the independent trade association for the thriving ICT and new media industries in the North West of England.

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Content Creator Sessions – #2 – Gamification and Location Based Services
Thursday 1st December – MDDA, 117-119 Portland Street – 6pm
 Gamification is applying game design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging.  According to a 2011 Gartner Research Report <http://manchesterdigital.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05498db875e34b9be1926cd19&id=72eeb10f17&e=64366086acit is estimated that by 2015, more than 50 percent of organizations that manage innovation processes will gamify them.   In the second Content Creator Sessions we hear from the founder of Matmi, Jeff Coghlan on the theory that gamification is an extremely effective ploy to pull in (and keep) clients and build brand loyalty. Andy Nugent, Director of mobile software company Ravensoft will also give his views about the future of mobile in advertising and gaming  and the technologies they think will really take off in the next few years. The event will finish with drinks and networking. It is free for Manchester Digital Members and £10 for non-members.  To register for a place, please click here <http://manchesterdigital.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05498db875e34b9be1926cd19&id=7f05562cec&e=64366086ac>

Creative & Digital Christmas Burlesque
Wednesday 7th December – 7:30pm
 Manchester Digital and the Creative Industries Networking Group (CING) have joined forces to bring you THE Christmas party of the year. So whether you’re looking for somewhere to bring your whole digital or creative team, or you’re a freelancer dreaming of finding some like minded folk to share some Christmas drinks with, then this is the place for you! On the evening of Wednesday 7th December the creative and digital members of CING and Manchester Digital are coming together to take over Sound Control for a night of music, some burlesque dancing, fun and frivolity all in the aid of Christmas merriment! Our headline act is Louis Barabbas & the Bedlam Six, who will be preceded by music from the Northern Song Collective band, and mixed with a spectacle of burlesque dancers and vintage DJs. Tickets cost just £10+VAT for members who book now, £15+VAT for non-members and more on the door. <http://manchesterdigital.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05498db875e34b9be1926cd19&id=03c5056476&e=64366086ac>

Manchester Digital Meet-Ups
The next meet-up will be on 16th November, 6pm at Cask on Liverpool Road.
 Manchester Digital will be holding monthly meet-ups on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in a bar near you. They are informal networking/social events, open to members and to those thinking about becoming members. It is an opportunity to find out what is happening in the digital sector and to meet the people behind Manchester Digital.