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We’ve made a habit of sharing with you the diversity statistics of our speaker submissions, and since our CFP has just closed, the results are in!
Compared to last year’s data, we’re continuing to move in the right direction, but we know our work isn’t finished yet!
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Join us for our first virtual social event – plus it’s a joint TechExeter + Digital Exeter one!
Come chat in our slack channel, meet up on zoom video chat, and come play our silly games – including the return of the legendary Pub Quiz with our quizmaster host Paul Rose!
6.30pm – pre-event social
7pm – online games start – hosted by Kris
8pm – pub quiz starts – hosted by Paul
9pm – social / networking
We are using ZOOM for videoconferencing. The meeting ID is 896-2828-0847 and the PASSWORD is on our SLACK CHANNEL – register by going to https://techexeter.uk/slack
Wednesday 20th May, 7pm – 8pm
We’re back online on Zoom for another community hangout. Pop in, say hi, and pour yourself a well deserved drink!
Join us on zoom with meeting ID 812-5569-7236 – the password to the meeting will be listed in the Slack channel (join our slack at https://techexeter.uk/slack)
Join us on Wednesday 6th May from 7pm for our first community hangout on Zoom!
Details here (or in our SLACK channel)
We hope you are all staying safe ❤
We’re keeping our calendar and slack channels updated with virtual events from ourselves and our South West neighbours. Most physical in-person events have been cancelled or postponed, so be sure to check here / subscribe to our iCal or twitter account for latest updates.
To let us know of online workshops, livestreams or other activities that aren’t currently listed, please contact us
by Brittany Willis
Hi, I’m Brittany. I’m a final year English student at University of Exeter and I have been interning at TechExeter since January. This is my final week and I wanted to look back on all the interesting projects I’ve been able to help out with.
My first project was to help organise the February 5th Meetup on Design. This included contacting speakers Kris recommended and co-ordinating their ‘meet the speaker’ blog posts for our website. One thing that I was happy to see was the effort the team put into making sure there is female representation at every event.
At the event, I helped set up. This was TechExeter’s first time hosting an event at MAKETANK and we got to bring out the comfy sofas. I’m not exactly a tech person myself. I wanted this internship for more experience in event organisation. So it was interesting listening to beginner-level talks about how tech impacts their work.
The next project I helped co-ordinate was the Exeter College Coffee Morning. I liked working on this project because it was only 3-4 years ago that these talks were given to me. The aim was to promote Tech and gaming opportunities in the south west. I again contacted potential speakers, ensuring a female presence as well. I created a form for other members to fill out who wanted to attend and network.
I also designed and ordered merch to be used at this event and future events. The notebook is made from recycled cardboard and features a calendar and our sponsors on the inside. The pencils are half for TechExeter and half for Digital Exeter. The lanyards were another thing I prepared for all professionals to wear so that students knew who they were talking to.
In my final month, I have been helping to coordinate the upcoming 2020 GAME>PLAY festival. While it is uncertain if this will go ahead on the date planned, I am confident the ideas we have already generated will be implemented in a great way at some point this year.
An email went out recently to all interested people, where I called out for volunteers, exhibitors and possible sponsors. In an effort to increase what we could offer, I also applied to various grants, writing proposals and creating budgets for confirmed venues and exhibitors. I’ve been able to scroll through pictures from last year’s amazing event, from shows, to games and even feedback forms written by people of all ages. I can’t wait to attend the 2020 festival, where I can get involved in exhibitions I never knew existed before this internship.
In the last week, because of recent events with COVID, I have been working at home, updating the website and designing new business cards.
My time working for TechExeter was a great experience for me. I was able to develop my photoshop skills and see the behind the scenes of Event Organisation. I always felt very welcomed and really enjoyed my time here.
A big Thank You to the whole DigitalExeter and TechExeter team!
Unfortunately, due to recent events with COVID, this meetup has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
We are back at Exeter Phoenix with 3 lightning talks around the theme of ‘Digital Ethics’, discussions, and friendly networking!
7.00 – Networking and chat
7.20 – Introductions
7.30 – Three talks by:
* Laura Higgins, Director of Community Safety and Digital Civility at Roblox
* Ben Travers, Head of IP & IT at Stephens Scown
* Tariq Rashid, Founder of Digital Dynamics
9.00 – CLOSE
If you’d like to talk at a future event, please get in touch with us!
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!