Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 13.21.01Campus North will be hosting the region’s first ‘unconference’ this weekend.

Measurecamp is an open, free digital analytics event designed to be different to the standard type of conference.

The unconference format sees attendees take charge and shape the day, from designing the schedule to delivering sessions. The aim is to learn, develop and network by working together in small groups.

It’s the first time Measurecamp has been held anywhere in the UK outside of London. Other cities hosting it globally include Paris, Madrid and Sydney. The focus is on the use of data and measurement techniques in the fields of user experience, accessibility, conversion and digital marketing.

Sean Burton, organiser and a sponsor of Measurecamp Newcastle said, “We’re really pleased to be bringing Measurecamp to Newcastle.  Not only is Campus North the region’s top tech hub, the facilities and support we have had are first rate. Newcastle has such a strong digital presence and skills, as many of the attendees are coming from outside the region, the fact it has great transport links also help. The format of an unconference is very innovative and different to other events and we’re really looking forward to an great day of sharing and learning.”

Lyndsey Britton, co-founder of Campus North, said, “At Campus North we aim to host all kinds of events to support the tech community. The Measurecamp unconference is the first of its kind in the north and we’re delighted to be working with the organisers to make sure it’s an inspiring and useful day for everyone coming along.”

Measurecamp takes place on Saturday 21st May.

For more information about Measurecamp Newcastle visit http://newcastle.measurecamp.org