Newcastle now has a pretty strong tech scene, but its design one — while high quality — hasn't been quite so engaged. So I was really excited a few months ago when I heard about Design Interest. I missed the inaugral meetup, but was able to catch the second event tonight at Post Office NE1 and see a range of talks as well as work-in-progress.
What I loved out of this event was that of the sold-out crowd of 30 people, there weren't that many that I knew (and a far more even gender split than at some of the tech events). It's great to see the Toon design community come out of the woodwork to discuss and celebrate design.