Contributor: George Fyvie

Charity works – first one I ever did was volunteering as a stage manager/ lighting tech for Scottish Opera for all, this toured places like old folks homes, community centres, craigmiller castle etc.  The cast was always local residents, with a high number of physically or mentally handicapped performers.  They loved being the centre of attention and were really appreciated by the community at large.
After that I volunteered with St Brides Theatre and the Church HIll Theatre as a lighting technician and stage manager, where I also ended up running the projector for the saturday afternoon movie matinee for old folks in the area.  I worked with community groups and youth groups such as st serfs players, revellations, st phillips, frog prince productions, third rail and many more groups.
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Contributor: Graeme Sturrock of Edinburgh Computer Repairs

From the beginning of the project, Graeme Sturrock, owner of Edinburgh Computer Repairs has contributed in many ways to the development of the Ragged University project.  Having no equipment, he made computers available, and has donated several over time to this and other projects which have been in need of access to the digital.
Being given laptops, desktops, advice and guidance on how to use them – and maintain them, has been invaluable in this age of the internet.  He provided the community with the opportunity to get to grips with what computers can offer.  Not only this, but he has actively made connections with various other people who run small businesses in the Edinburgh area, and who have helped by chipping in their kind offerings.  Two examples being Chris Behr who did the graphic design for the project, and Scott Porter – owner of Digital Engine – who at various points developed and managed the Ragged University website. Read more…

Contributor: Chris Behr

I’m a full-stack designer, with over 10 years experience in marketing and product design. I’ve worked with some amazing brands in my career, both internally and externally, including; Tesco, Loch Fyne, The Scotsman Publications, Tennents, and Skyscanner.
Within product design I’m most at home building out live prototypes, either through HTML, CSS, and Javascript; or, on the app side, using tools like XCode or Android Studio. I’m currently working at Skyscanner, where I’ve been responsible for designs for the Flights, Hotels, and Car Hire products – across app and web. My current responsibilities as a designer lie with the Flights product, where I’ve had some great opportunities to produce iterative designs for a product used by millions worldwide. My design process uses data-lead methods, as well as user research. Read more…