Powerpoint Edinburgh

Screenshot of a Powerpoint Edinburgh blog

Each month, as many readers will know, I’m involved in a Christian youth event called Powerpoint Edinburgh at St Thomas’s, Glasgow Road. The event is great and each month appears to grow bigger and bigger, attracting more than 250 young people a month; I seem to recall that last month there were around 400 crammed into St Thomas’s church building.

What has frustrated me, however, is that there isn’t a Powerpoint Edinburgh website. Not even a single page that tells folks when and where the event is.

Well, when I say that there isn’t a Powerpoint Edinburgh website what I really mean is that there isn’t an official Powerpoint Edinburgh website. They do have a domain (www.powerpointedinburgh.co.uk) which is printed on all the flyers. But, well click it, there’s no site there yet.

So, deciding that enough was enough my friend Mike (who plays bass guitar in the worship band) and I today set up a new WordPress.com blog and created our own little (and unofficial) Powerpoint Edinburgh (http://powerpointedinburgh.wordpress.com) blog site — a fan site, if you will — to post some basic information, links and a few pics to.

Which is one of the beauties of the internet: if you spot a gap in the information available on the Web you can plug that hole yourself, very quickly. It took us about 2 minutes to set up the account, about 30 minutes to customize it, and a further 30 minutes to write the content. Which makes me wonder: if it was so quick to do why is there still not an official site? We simply hope that this wee site can plug a currently present gap until the real site launches.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

3 thoughts on “Powerpoint Edinburgh”

  1. Pingback: Mike's Blog
  2. If it’s that easy, could I learn to plug my own gaps? Or maybe my brain needs a few gaps plugged first! All you clever people!

  3. By default my husband & I were at Powerpoint in Sept. The chap leading/facilitating the event said that he wanted us to pray for a venue that would hold the growing number of young folks coming along. I ahve been praying about this and I would like to chat to him. Would someone be able to give me his contact details?

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