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My time as a TechExeter intern

by Ivo Sendler

Ivo Sendler

Hi I’m Ivo. I’m from Hamburg, Germany. I was started an internship for 5 months at Exeter City Council in July. After a few weeks working in the council they connected me with TechExeter. Since then, I got to work one day a week for TechExeter.

My first and biggest Project was helping at the annual TechExeter conference. I prepared the attendees bags, the speaker’s gift bags and help with some little preparation at the venue.
On the conference day I did varied things. Preparing food, checking in new attendees and speakers, or helped wherever need was. It was very interesting to see behind the curtain and be part of this great conference.

The weeks after the conference I edited the videos of the speakers. I had to put the single clips together, choose the best camera and sound settings and put some bumpers before and after the video. This took me a few weeks. In this time I learned the basic video editing features and had to solve a lot of little issues.

Furthermore I was attending a meeting with the Cranbrook school, which was about a new cooperation to get kids and teenagers involved and interested in Tech.

Party prep

In my last weeks I selected photos for the x-mas drinks party, to reflect the year of TechExeter in pictures. Afterwards, print them and put them up for the Christmas party. It was a great task to see what was going on this year. How much wonderful and interesting events they hosted.

The time working for TechExeter was a great additional experience for me. I wasn’t a Tech guy at all to be honest, but that made it even more interesting for me. Kris was very patient with me and took the time to explain me everything. I always felt very welcomed and really enjoyed the time here.  

Especially the combination with the Exeter City council and TechExeter made the time really worthwhile. It was astonishing to see that all of the TechExeter and DigitalExeter Team do all this voluntarily besides their normal job. It was great to join them for these 4 month.

A big Thank You to the whole DigitalExeter and TechExeter team!

Ivo.

December 4th Meetup

A festive edition of our regular meetup, with lightning talks and great networking.

* A Gentle Introduction to GANs by Tariq Rashid, Founder Digital Dynamics ( @rzeta0 )
* Exeter Science Centre by Natalie Whitehead ( @NataliePhysics )
* South West InternetOfThings Network by Wo King ( @mywoisme )
* That Figures – Data Science Project by Ola Oluwasuji

DEC Meetup: GANs, Exeter Science Centre

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

48 Members Went

Lightning talks, discussions, and friendly networking! 7.00 – Networking and chat 7.20 – Introductions Talks: * A Gentle Introduction to GANs by Tariq Rashid, Founder Digital Dynamics * Exeter Science Centre by Natalie Whitehead * South West InternetOfThings Network by Wo King * That Figures – Data Science Project by Ola Oluwasuji 9.00 – CLOSE FAQ …

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NASA Space Apps, Oct 19-20th 2019

Wow, what an amazing weekend! Check out our 60 second video:

Tech Exeter and The Met Office are proud to bring the NASA Space Apps Challenge to the South West. 2019 marks the eigth year that the Met Office has hosted a Space Apps event, and this year is going to be bigger than ever!

The weekend will be about meeting new people and solving interesting challenges together. Don’t let the ‘Apps’ part put you off, the best teams are often the most diverse teams in terms of age, skills and experience. We have seen great projects made entirely from cardboard!

The Space Apps 2019 site and registration links are available at https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/exeter-devon/

We had an amazing time last year!

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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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?

Continue reading BrisTech / Diversity

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.

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!!