GAME>PLAY is a brand new one-day gaming festival for Exeter – bringing together playable art, retro gaming, indie games and theatre shows together under one roof.
Saturday 23rd February, Exeter Phoenix
For more information, see https://gameplay.techexeter.uk
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We return to our normally scheduled meetups this month, with two lightning talks and network opportunities all hosted at Exeter Phoenix.
TechExeter and Digital Exeter combine to give you the first of our MEGA MEETUPS
Jan 10th, Met Office HPC Complex (Science Park)
Get to know your digital / tech counterparts with an evening of lightning talks from both communities, networking, and our first ever pub quiz!
- Find out more about TechExeter / Digital Exeter
- Lightning talk from Sam Morrell on big-data problems that modern astronomy missions represent
- Lightning talk from Andy Wood about Kaleider and their passion for Art and Creative Technology
- Further lightning talks (tbc) from our friends at Digital Plymouth and Software Cornwall
- Pub Quiz – with questions covering both tech and digital news from the last 12 months
We will be hosted at the wonderful Met Office Collaboration building out on the science park, and there will be FREE FOOD AND DRINK provided.
So book your place now!
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
- more TBC!
If you’d like to give a short 10 minute lightning talk at this meetup, get in touch!
Next up in our ‘Meet The Speaker’ series, we have Paul Rose who answered a few questions ahead of his talk on Scaling Web Projects/Servers …
Name: Paul Rose
Job role: Web Development & Technical Leadership Consultant
paulrose.com / Twitter @_paulrose
Biggest passion: Work-wise: I love devoting my time to a single product, defining a vision for it, and seeing it come together. Outside of work: Travelling & Scuba Diving.
What motivates you to do what you do?
I’ve been designing and building web since I was about 13, it’s a true passion of mine. I love that I have the skills to envision a site or product, and then build it. The creativity and freedom that the web offers is fantastic.
How do you start your mornings?
It depends where I’m working that day. If it’s from home, it’s usually a slow start to the day with no alarm clock. I like to read with a coffee when I wake up and ease into the day with a decent breakfast before getting started on my to-do list for the day which I usually plan out the night before. If I’m working at a clients office that day, it’s up early and head off as soon as I’m ready. My current contracted client is about a 45-minute commute, so picking a good playlist to drive to is essential!
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