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.
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.
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:
On Tuesday 14th March we held a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality event at the University of Exeter Innovation Centre with our good friends at the OnePlanetMBA. We had a great mix of people – students, lecturers, and of course the awesome TechExeter community. There were lots of smiling faces and great feedback from people who were trying out Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift + Leap Motion, HTC Vive, and Microsoft Hololens.
Huge thanks to all our helpers, including @NikomusGames, @innovexeter and OnePlanetMBA.
We’re super-excited to announce that we’re officially sponsoring this year’s Space Apps* Exeter 2017! This year we’re teaming up with the Met Office and we plan to make Exeter the best UK host city for the international Space Apps Challenge.
Running on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of April, teams of designers, thinkers, artists and programmers will descend on the Met Office and attempt to solve challenges set by NASA, with prizes available at a local and international level, including a trip to watch a launch at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida!
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SSW8 is scheduled for Tuesday 7th February 2017 and builds on the strength of it’s previous events attracting delegates from public and private sector organisations from across the south west region. If you’re interested in all things security, this FREE EVENT is the place to be!
Secure South West 8 is jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, with sponsorship and support from Securious, the South West branches of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
If you would like to register for this event, please sign up via https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SecureSW8.