We return to our normally scheduled meetups this month, with three lightning talks and network opportunities all hosted at Exeter Phoenix.
* LIGHTNING TALK: Tristan Edwards from GreyMatter – Modern App Deployment using Azure * LIGHTNING TALK: Matthew Huxtable – From Python to GO * — NETWORKING CHAT / SHORT BREAK – * LIGHTNING TALK: Dr Jacqueline Christmas from Exeter University Reading the Past: How Computer Science is enabling Archaeologists to read 2000 year old inscriptions.
Our sponsers aren’t just anyone – they’re people who we enjoy wotking with and provide lots of value to our community. We asked Tristan from Grey Matter a few questions prior to his upcoming talk on modern app deployment techniques on Azure.
My biggest passion and what motivates me are almost one and the same. I enjoy a challenge and get great satisfaction from solving technical problems.
How do you start your mornings?
Would it be cliché if I said drinking coffee?
What does a ‘typical’ work day look like?
Is there one? I don’t think there is a ‘typical’ day at work. No one day is the same. I can spend a whole day in meetings with different members of the team and customers, other days I’m attending and presenting at technical events, or implementing and deploying projects for businesses. I guess the one thing that they all have in common is that the end goal is helping customers adopt the cloud.
We’re privileged to have some amazing local talent who are willing to give up their free time to speak at our meetups. We asked Matthew a few questions prior to his upcoming talk on his journey migrating from Python to GO…
Name: Matthew Huxtable
Job role: Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Sparx (That sounds boring – in reality I build clouds and put out fires)
Twitter: @matthewhuxtable / GitHub: mhuxtable / LinkedIn
What’s your biggest passion?
I should probably say technology here, but life is about so much more than hardware, software and the digital communication channels which bind us together. As technologists, we can be a force for good, ensuring our specialist knowledge can be put to good use to leave a positive effect on the world around us.
What motivates you to do what you do?
Making a difference and seeing the smiles this can bring. Feeling like I’m having a real, positive impact. Feeling challenged and solving tough problems.
I’ve worked in education technology for over 10 years, since age 15, during which time I’ve seen the transformation in technology for learning in the classroom and the home. I am exceptionally grateful for the path I took through the education system, and I want to ensure I harness the skills and domain knowledge I’ve acquired to help today’s learners succeed.
How do you start your mornings?
I normally start by checking for the latest posts on blogs I follow, especially Adrian Colyer’s blog The Morning Paper: https://blog.acolyer.org/. I like to keep a close eye on the latest publications in the field – they are inspirational and a good source of fresh ideas.
We’re back in Exeter Phoenix on our normal “first thursday of every other month” schedule.
Join us for lightning talks, discussion and techy chit-chat!
Derek Buitenhuis (Senior Video Engineer @ Vimeo) – Loading Balancing with Consistent Hashing
Paul Rose – Scaling Web projects / servers
If you’d like to give a short 10 minute lightning talk at this meetup, get in touch!
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Workshop @ The Phoenix Gandy Street Exeter, GB
56 Members Went
Our usual mix of Lightning Talks, Chat and Networking. More details to come nearer the time. * Derek Buitenhuis (Senior Video Engineer @ Vimeo) – Loading Balancing with Consistent Hashing * Paul Rose – Scaling Web projects / servers * … more TBC – If you’d like to speak at this meetup, get in touch! TechExeter CIC is sponsored by Stephens Scown L…