Conference schedule released!

The full conference schedule is now available on the conference mini-site.

With 20 speakers across 3 tracks, there’s something for everyone! Tickets are selling fast – with over 100 people already attending make sure you grab one before they sell out! Book now at http://conference.techexeter.uk/

A massive shout out goes to our sponsors – the One Planet MBA at the University of Exeter Business School – without them this event couldn’t take place!

Nova 17, the UK’s premier Demoscene party

We’re supporting this year’s “Nova” demoscene party running Friday 23rd June until Sunday 25th June in Budleigh Salterton. The weekend long event will showcase live acts and competitions in the evenings, and the daytime is used for people to socialise or work on their productions.

Demo-what?

The demoscene is an international computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos: small, self-contained computer programs that produce audio-visual presentations. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills.

Wikipedia article on Demoscene

TechExeter’s Kris Sum is involved with running the network and audio/visual infrastructure for the party – check out his postmortem from an earlier event.

“Jolly June Meetup” Thursday 1st June

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising. The workshop bar will be open from 6.30 (please use this bar instead of the main bar!), talks will start just after 7pm.

* Kev Baldwyn with “5 things we learnt launching our first app”
* Jamie Reynolds talking about “Squirrel Squad” – a winning entry from the Space Apps hackathon
* Will Earp (title tbc)

Jolly June Meetup

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

45 Members Went

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising. The workshop bar will be open from 6.30 (please use this bar instead of the main bar!), talks will start just after 7pm.* Kev Baldwyn with “5 things we learnt launching our first app” * Jamie Reynolds talking about “Squirrel Squad” – a winning entry from the Sp…

Check out this Meetup →

Space Apps Exeter 2017

Wow, what a weekend!

Huge thanks to all of those who came and congratulations to the winners, who were:

  • Best Mission Control: @squirrelsquadco for their response to the “Trace Invaders” challenge
  • Best use of hardware: Twisted Fire Stoppers
  • Highly Commended:@flashhookedpla1 for their innovative combination of computing and crochet!

And of course, thanks to all our sponsors, including the Met Office, RS Components, Amazon Cloud Services and Microsoft.







More photos from the day can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/spaceappsexeter/

Plus: A special edition of Tech Monthly, Helen, Rob and Ian spend a weekend at the Met Office for the International Space Apps Challenge:

 

Conference 2017: Call for speakers


Our Conference site is now live

conference.techexeter.uk

Visit it to find out more and get tickets


After our amazing inaugural conference last year, we return for a bigger event with the following theme:

TechExeter presents “FRESH TECH”

New technologies, Fresh approaches.
Friday 8th September 2017, University of Exeter. UK.

The call for speakers is now open [form here]. We are after a wide range of topics and depths:

  • High level overviews of fresh “new” technologies (speech interfaces & AI, drones, IOT, VR/AR, medical advances, etc)
  • Technical talks on the latest developer trends
  • Your personal experience working with a particular technology
  • Workshops/hands-on sessions for getting to grips with interesting tech

To give you an idea, previous meetup/conference topics and presenters include:

  • Practical agile. Lessons learned the hard way – Land Registry
  • Fixing the Web with the Interplanetary File System – John Kane
  • Digital Healthcare – Technical Health
  • Monitoring in a scalable world – Met Office
  • Data Science in the cloud with Microsoft Azure – Microsoft
  • Going cross-platform with ASP. NET Core – Just Eat
  • Story mapping and sketching – Sift Digital
  • Simplify, Isolate and Scale with RabbitMQ – Upad Ltd
  • The what, why and how of Unit Testing with SQL Server – University of Exeter
  • Enjoy the Vue.js – Ideaflip
  • Why I Make – Ben Everard

Why talk at TechExeter?

It’s our mission at TechExeter CIC to help bring people together – we have a wonderful friendly and diverse set of members from companies large and small, and by speaking at the conference you’ll be stimulating ideas and helping bring our little community to a global audience. Plus it’ll be super fun! – check out our social media from last year. Whether it’s your first time public speaking or your hundredth, we’ll be on hand to help you get the most out of the event.

Good luck, and remember – you can submit more than one talk!
Kris & Rob

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