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Where was EML Wildfire in July 2012?

Posted by Vicki Eltis on 31st July 2012

Putting behind us the disappointing news of the dragon boat race cancellation, the EML Wildfire team had an action-packed July filled with industry events, the summer party and Olympics fun.

Ellie topped up her science knowledge at the Royal Society of Science exhibition on the 3rd July. Here she got to speak to some experts from ALMA – one of the largest ground-based astronomy projects of the next decade, the Met Office and saw first-hand how 3D imaging is helping scientists map genetics.

On the 5th July several of the EML Wildfire team attended Jon Silk’s tech PR drinks – a great opportunity to catch-up with others in the industry.

Our Graduate Selection Day took place on the 6th July. Competition was tough, with all the candidates showing excellent potential, but we made our decision and look forward to welcoming our new graduate in September.

On the 12th July Richard Parker attended the Future Horizons 2012 Semiconductor Market Forecast Seminar. This was an interesting event, which predicted a 4% growth in the semiconductor industry in 2012.

Our infamous summer party took place on 13th July – filled with lots of drinks, treasure hunts and general silliness.

This was followed by the disappointing news on the 15th July that the dragon boat race we were taking part in was cancelled due to dangerous river conditions following the rain. This has been rescheduled to the 9th September.

On the 17th July Joe attended an AFT demonstration, where they very successfully extinguished burning cars.

Danny attended the Chinwag Facebook Marketing Conference on 18th July, organised by Chinwag and Our Social Times. It was a great conference, giving attendees a deeper insight into Facebook marketing.

The EML Wildfire team got in the spirit of the Olympics by watching the torch relay go past Kingston on the 24th July and even came in to work early to watch the procession down the river on 27th July.

Our very own Juliet is working at the rowing and canoeing media centre for 11 days of the Olympics.

On the 25th July Katia attended a PRCA training course with Trevor Morris. This was a great opportunity to pick the brains of an industry expert as well as mingle with young PR talent.

Ellen and Mona headed out to lunch with Stuart Sumner, the editor of Computing to find out what the future editorial plans are.