appsThe indie training fund is staging two one-off full day workshops in London and Salford aimed at companies and developers who want to enhance their digital skills, commercially primarily, in the TV and broadcasting arena.

The Salford date is 17 May.

Targeting TV, digital production companies, content producers and other digital companies seeking to enhance their capability to service the rapidly diverging broadcast sector, the fund believes that this workshop, the first of its kind in the North, will help deliver the ‘inside track’ on how to develop and monetise successful apps and enhance TV brands.

The course tutor is Jon Davenport, Hat Trick’s head of digital.

Davenport has worked on many digital and broadcast projects over the years, most recently the hugely successful Fonejacker iphone app and the Facejacker app which enables a second screen experience for fans of the show.

He began his career at Granada where he produced the websites for I‘m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Blind Date & Emmerdale before moving into development at Endemol where he created various cross-platform formats and joined Hat Trick in 2006.

Attendees at the workshop can expect to learn more specifically about the apps market, new platforms, revenue, digital brand development and what’s been working best in the TV sector.

Tickets for ITF members or freelancers are £50 while non-members will fork out  £200.