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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 2times.do , 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.

SCHEDULE

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

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 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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Conference 2019 CFP diversity stats

We try and be as transparent as possible at TechExeter, and one of the ways we do that is to report back stats on our events.

What follows are a few statistics from our call for speakers for this year’s tech conference on the theme of security and hacking.

Please note: These are statistics from people who submitted talks for our conference. Not everyone answered our diversity monitoring questions. We advertised for speakers on our website, social media, and through our member network.

CFP closes

Our conference call for speakers has now closed. We’re sifting through all of the submissions and will be letting everyone know as soon as the team has decided on the final speaker lineup!

Good luck everyone, and thank you to everyone who submitted!

Meet the speaker – Sophie Glaser

Sophie is helping us out with investigating grant funding opportunities, so we took a few minutes to get to know her a bit better!

Name: Sophie Glaser 
Job role: Consultant, Granted Consultancy Ltd
LinkedIn: Sophie Glaser

What motivates you to do what you do?

Curiosity, consulting means knowing the processes and priorities of funders, while catering to the clients needs too. Each new project changes sector and focus, so I have to rapidly learn a new sector and product for each client.

I’m curious and it really helps to get stuck in when you want to know more, whether its about a new blockchain solution, autonomous vehicles, ed tech or bread-making innovations.

How do you start your mornings?

At 6.30, walking the dog come rain or shine.

What does a ‘typical’ work day look like?

A typical work day is divided between sector research, client management, project management and writing. 

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