Getting involved: Alex Robertson

Our challenge weekends couldn’t happen without the help of our volunteers. One of these lovely people is Alex Robertson, a business and strategy consultant, also a passionate cyclist with a fondness for the geek side of things. This is what he has to say:

Why do you want to be involved in Impact48? 

The main reason I got involved was because I thought it sounded interesting and it’s aiming to create REAL impact. In the ever increasing white noise of events and meet-ups, it’s good to see something that aims to do more than just bring people together over beer (although that is to be considered a very positive thing to do).

What do you perceive your role to be over the weekend and what are you hoping to bring to the challenge? 

I’ll be there representing Yard Digital, one of the sponsors of the event. We’re providing a venue for the Saturday and Sunday of the challenge. Our office was designed to be a space where events like this could take place, so it’s great to be part of helping this to happen. Hopefully I can be of assistance to the team through my experience as a project and product manager, focussing on user experience and interaction.

What are you expecting to happen? 

I’ve no idea. Hopefully something that looks great and delivers real value for the charity!

What do you hope to gain from the weekend? 

I’d ideally like at least a few free doughnuts or cakes or something.

Any other fun facts you think would be interesting and helpful!

I don’t know any facts that are both interesting and helpful – I fear those are mutually exclusive items.

Follow us on Twitter @RealImpact48 or on Facebook to find out how we get on his weekend (12th – 14th April) and see if Alex can bring his expertise to help the team and maybe get a doughnut in exchange!