A festive edition of our regular meetup, with lightning talks and great networking.
* A Gentle Introduction to GANs by Tariq Rashid, Founder Digital Dynamics ( @rzeta0 )
* Exeter Science Centre by Natalie Whitehead ( @NataliePhysics )
* South West InternetOfThings Network by Wo King ( @mywoisme )
* That Figures – Data Science Project by Ola Oluwasuji
Wow, what an amazing weekend! Check out our 60 second video:
Tech Exeter and The Met Office are proud to bring the NASA Space Apps Challenge to the South West. 2019 marks the eigth year that the Met Office has hosted a Space Apps event, and this year is going to be bigger than ever!
The weekend will be about meeting new people and solving interesting challenges together. Don’t let the ‘Apps’ part put you off, the best teams are often the most diverse teams in terms of age, skills and experience. We have seen great projects made entirely from cardboard!
The Space Apps 2019 site and registration links are available at https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/exeter-devon/
It’s time for another meetup
3 Lightning talks, discussions, and friendly networking!
This month we’ll have Julie Lewis-Thompson telling us about the new V-Simulators project, our post-conference tear down, the South West IoT Network, plus more to be announced.
7.00 – Networking and chat
7.20 – Introductions
7.30 – Conference teardown – with Kris, Kathryn & Jacob
7.45 – Marcus Brown, Digital Making Tutor – FabLab Devon.
8.00 – Julie Thompson from VSimulators talking about their upcoming facilities
8.15 – Building & Deploying SPAs with Firebase – Joe Webber from Organic
9.00 – CLOSE
Q. I’m not a tech person, can i still attend?
A. YES! We welcome those working in tech, and those who want to find out more about tech!
Following Kris’s comments on the debate about the lack of diversity at the Bristech conference, I felt inspired to post to the website for the first time since Jacob and I joined Kris as leaders of the community.
Many of you will already know that TechExeter is entirely volunteer-led, and with a demanding full-time job, an old thatch cottage to renovate, and the challenge of fitting everything we’re expected to do into one life these days, taking on the responsibility of helping to lead a vibrant, active community (with amazing events like GAME>PLAY and the conference to organise) has been a big commitment. I love the community and getting involved, but there was one very clear reason that drove me to get involved, and that was my passion for improving diversity in tech.Continue reading Diversity isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort
(Note from Kris: This is a bit of a rant, but I think it’s important!)
This morning I noticed a tweet about BrisTech’s response to feedback about diversity at their latest event:
Fair enough I thought. I click to read the article, which doesn’t fill me with confidence. Then I look at twitter.
How does a bigger city, with a bigger event than ours, manage to do so badly with diversity and inclusivity?Continue reading BrisTech / Diversity
Our 4th annual conference was awesome!!!
Thank you all for coming – we had a record turn-out and the atmosphere was amazing!
- Please leave your feedback here : https://forms.gle/obGWWWRKDVsJ4fPv8
- Pics from the day : https://www.flickr.com/photos/152171701@N07/albums/72157710821582818
- Slides and Resources: https://github.com/TechExeter/conference-2019-slidedecks
See our dedicated site https://conference.techexeter.uk for full details.
Hey I am Ivo. I am on an internship with the Exeter City Council till middle of December. In this time I also support TechExeter wherever I can.
A few words about me. I am 19 years old and from Hamburg, Germany. I completed my A-Levels last summer (2018). After that I was travelling for 2 month through France, North-Italy and the alps. In the winter I worked as a ski instructor in Austria for 4 month. In May I was 3 weeks in San Francisco and Hawaii. And now I am here in Exeter since middle of July.
I am looking forward to be helping with the upcoming conference, meetups and working on Space Apps. I hope to meet some of you at those events.
If you have any questions feel free to write me an email to: email@example.com