New helping hands

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:

Summer Social – 7th August, 6pm

Join us for our summer social, delicious BBQ food, family friendly fun outdoors activities (including a Floppy Discus competition, tug-of-war), and of course our Pub Quiz.

Food is provided as part of your £5 ticket (kindly subsidised by Neontribe, Binit and 8 Technology). We’ll have a selection of soft drinks available, and we’re currently working on getting an alcoholic drinks vendor, but feel free to BYOB.

BBQ food options (selectable when you buy your ticket) will be served with Rice, Feijão (Brazilian Black Bean Stew), Pão de Queijo(Cheese Bread), Farofa (Toasted Casava Flour), Salada (finely chopped fresh Tomato & Onion Salsa) BBQ Sauce, Chimichurri, Ranch Sauce. For allergy information please see the food vendor on site, or email in advance.

We will be situationed on the grass behind the XFI centre, but please make your way through the XFI reception so you can pick up your meal ticket!!

Big Bang South West

We had an absolute blast at the Big Bang South West event!

6,000 students descended onto Westpoint Arena on the 25th June for an event celebrating all things science, tech, engineering and maths (STEM) for 7 to 19 year olds.

Along with our friends at , we setup our GAME>PLAY “PONG REWIRED” game where people could play using our wacky controllers, or build their own out of tin-foil!

We also had the Unity game sourcecode available and saw a variety of interesting edits to the game come from the students!

Exeter College Coffee Morning

We held our first ever mini meetup at Exeter College with speakers from TechExeter and Digital Exeter – we often struggle with engaging young people so we decided to take our meetup directly to the students!

Al Mclintock, Industry Placement Liaison Officer initially came to speak to TechExeter earlier in the year to talk about T-levels, and she was thrilled with the idea that we could run a version of our meetup aimed directly at the students

After an introduction from Al and Myself (centre above), we had talks from Sarah Marks (right) – Head of Marketing and Communications at Rezcomm, and Rick Timmis (left) – Engineering Manager for Dell Boomi.

After the talks, the students came along to a networking session where we had a dozen members of our tech+digital community available for students to talk to face to face.

It was a wonderful morning with a great buzz – our next one is in the autumn term and we hope to repeat the success of this joint venture between us and the college!

June 6th Meetup

Our next meetup is on Thursday 6th June in the Workshop at Exeter Phoenix. It’s our regular gig of 3 lightning talks, dicussions and friendly networking.


7.00 Networking and chat
7.20 Intro
7.30 Sophie Glaser, Granted Consultancy
Grant Funding
7.45 Tom Chartres-Moore, Stephens Scown
GDPR – One year on
8.00 Break
8.15 Jacob Tomlinson, Met Office Informatics Lab
OpsDroid – a python based chat-ops bot

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 it

June Meetup

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

44 Members Went

3 Lightning talks, discussions, and friendly networking! 7.00 – Networking and chat 7.20 – Introductions 7.30 – First talk : Sophie Glaser (Granted Consultancy) on the topic of grant funding 7.45 – Second talk : Tom Chartres-Moore (Stephens Scown) on GDPR – one year in 8.00 – BREAK 8.15 – Third Talk : Jacob Tomlinson (Met Office Informatics Lab) on…

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