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A meetup for digital content creators


ShareUp #14 – Etch UK - 14th June 2018

Guest Speakers This month we were treated to two fantastic talks, from Amy Grinstead and Paul McCaskie. Imposter Syndrome Software engineer and video game music podcaster, Paul, made his ShareUp return and explained to us what imposter syndrome is, and some tips that he’s found has been a help in dealing with it. Content Design…

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ShareUp #13 – Etch UK - 10th May 2018

Hacking the design industry This month we were treated to a talk from Edoardo Rainoldi, who told us all about his journey from student to Digital Product Designer at Etch and all the tips & tricks to hack the design industry and how to network like an Italian! Commitments If you’d be interested in speaking…

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ShareUp #12 – Etch UK - 12th April 2018

Creating tutorial video for PostGraphile Last month Benjie committed to making short video tutorial on PostGraphile. And as the only member of the clan (in attendance) who completed their commitment, Benjie kindly volunteered to give us a demo of the video, and talk to us about what he learned about the process – from recording…

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ShareUp #11 – Etch UK - 15th March 2018

Design systems, style guides, and pattern libraries This month we’re were treated to a talk from front-end developer, Connor Holyday, about design systems, style guides and pattern libraries. Connor is actively involved in the community and enjoys being involved in the latest technologies around the web, whether that be through reading, writing, experimenting, or speaking….

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ShareUp #10 – Etch UK - 8th February 2018

ShareUp Roundup We’ve been fortunate enough to have fantastic support from all our attendees and guest speakers alike as this event has grown and progressed. Now on our 10th event, one of ShareUp’s founding fathers, Jack Davies is going to give us a talk reflecting on how ShareUp came to be, what it has become…

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About ShareUp


Many people make a commitment to themselves to share more online. Be that writing, code, artwork or anything else. But this commitment is often short-lived as it tumbles down the priorities list.


Shareup is a real world meet up to make that same commitment to like-minded peers and support them with their own content creation goals. Each attendee’s commitment will be recorded and each attendee is randomly allocated a “buddy” whose content you will help by checking before they share it publicly. It’s opt-in pressure to keep content creation higher up your todo list.


We’re relying on our friends at local digital agencies in the area to help out with venues to give folks an opportunity to experience different creative environments in the area. If your place of work would be up for sharing your venue for an event please let us know!


We’re aiming to hold Shareup every month but will be dependent on the availability of venues. Check the website and follow @shareupsoton on Twitter to find out the next event.


What do I have to create?

Whatever you want. The focus of Shareup is on the process and discipline of creating and sharing. What you create is entirely up to you.

What if I don’t know what to create?

You don’t have to make a huge commitment and we’ll help you come up with something, even if it’s a simple write up about the event itself. There is no pressure on what you produce, just that you produce something. You can be more adventurous when you’re ready.

What if I don’t understand my buddy’s content?

Doesn’t matter. You’re there to purely help by checking it’s viewable and works as the creator expected. You can offer any feedback you want be that spelling/grammar, opinion, bug reports, usability feedback or anything else but that’s entirely up to you.

I’m not in Southampton, can I participate remotely?

The key thing about Shareup is the real-world commitment to actual people. If you can’t get to Southampton why not create your own Shareup near you?


Enough with the questions already! Everyone is welcome, so just come along – there’s no reason not to!