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Apologies for the late notice. But for this month only we have moved #rdggeek to Tuesday 16th April. It will be business as usual as we have two fantastic speakers lined up with details to follow Monday/Tuesday. Hope to see you on Tuesday the 16th! 🙂
Theme: Innovation in Reading
- 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
- 8:05pm TRIZ – A process for solving problems (John Bickerton – Reading Buses)
- 8:35pm Networking & beers
- 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
- 9:05pm Reading Hydro: the old and the news (Sophie Paul – Reading Hydro CBS)
- 9:35pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)
TRIZ – A process for solving problems (John Bickerton – Reading Buses)
John will talk about how to tackle compromise head on in the design process, then give examples of how we’ve used this for developing the specification in our fleet of gas buses.
TRIZ (Teorija Rezhenija Isobretatel’skich Zadac) is a Russian ‘theory of inventive problem solving’ developed by Genrich Altshuller from his time working in the Soviet national patent office. He identified among the patents he was reviewing that there are only a small number of true issues which inventions are trying to resolve, and that these have a finite number of solutions which are likely to be successful. By applying these generic solutions to real-world problems, TRIZ can suggest some likely directions to look for solutions. This talk will look at some ways that these concepts can be applied to develop specifications in the real world.
Reading Hydro: the old and the news (Sophie Paul – Reading Hydro CBS)
Getting the technology and finances right for a micro hydro electricity project is a moving target in the UK. The Reading Hydro Project is riding that unpredictable wave. Hear about the technologies, the successes and the moving goalposts that keep this tenacious community project on its toes.
Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 20mins for networking and beer.
*Before the second session there is an opportunity for any short announcements so please let us know on the night if you would like a slot or 1-2mins.
FYI: BCS (Berkshire) Social Tech Group meet up (7PM) before our talks. Its a great opportunity for food, drinks, networking and discussions about IT technology, business and advice.
Look forward to seeing you there!
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