A case study around the challenges of building What’s On across three existing systems and figuring out how they work together. Framed around five questions that kids like to ask adults, the talk aims to uncover what it means to think as a startup but be required to work with hard-to-shift systems and workflows.
Here’s a confession for you: I’m making things up as I go along. I don’t know what I’m doing in this job. Over the last decade I’ve been riding the digital wave but I’ve probably spent more time falling off my surfboard and spitting out mouthfuls of water than anything else. I’m always struck by how cool, calm and collected conference presenters are; by how successful their projects seem. I start to feel like I must be the only one who isn’t succeeding.
But everything isn’t perfect, is it. Adapting ourselves and our work to digital has been far from easy and in fact only seems to be getting harder as budgets get tighter and expectations get higher. In this session I’m going to discuss some of the problems we have encountered in trying to bring classical music into the digital age and some of the solutions we’ve tried (and failed!) over the years. I might not have all the answers, but I hope to bring you an important message: it’s OK to fail.
The Van Abbemuseum is accessible for people who cannot come to the museum due to physical disability. A robot makes it possible for them to experience the museum and the art from their own home. Controlling the robot and guiding it through the museum themselves means they are in control and can chat to the accompanying guide who has detailed information about the artworks and exhibitions.