Meetup – Weds 2nd October

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
BREAK
8.15 – Building & Deploying SPAs with Firebase – Joe Webber from Organic
9.00 – CLOSE

FAQ
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!


October 2019 Meetup

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

34 Members Went

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…

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Diversity isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort

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.

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BrisTech / Diversity

(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?

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Conference – 11th September

Our 4th annual conference was awesome!!!

Thank you all for coming – we had a record turn-out and the atmosphere was amazing!

See our dedicated site https://conference.techexeter.uk for full details.

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: ivo.sendler@exeter.gov.uk

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 team@techexeter.uk 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!!