Category Archives: Meetups

February 5th meetup

Join us at MAKETANK, who are our wonderful meetup hosts for February.

Lightning Talks (around the theme of ‘DESIGN’), chat, news and good times await!

7.00pm Welcome
7.20pm Talks Start

* Milly Brown from Plymouth College of Art
* Frazer Anderson from Exclusiv 3D
* John Cowen from Funeral Guide about organising SCSS components for big projects. You can find him on Twitter and on his Website.
* Daniel Whiston from UFI VocTech Trust

— break —
9.00 close

There is no bar at MAKETANK so it’s BYOB – we’ll provide a selection of tea/coffee + soft drinks.

If you’d like to talk at future events, please get in touch with us!

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!

** Please note, there is no accessible toilet at this location (the toilet is 2 flights of stairs away, sorry!)

February “Design” meetup

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020, 7:00 PM

Maketank
Paris St Exeter, GB

63 Members Went

Join us at MAKETANK, who are our wonderful meetup hosts for February. Lightning Talks (around the theme of ‘DESIGN’), chat, news and good times await! 7.00pm Welcome 7.20pm Talks Start * Milly Brown from Plymouth College of Art * Frazer Anderson from Exclusiv 3D * John Cowen from Funeral Guide about organising SCSS components for big projects * Dan…

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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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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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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!!

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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GAME>PLAY “Lets Play” meetup

Join us for our first ‘Let’s Play’ event, where we will be playing and discussing this months chosen game below. We’ll also be learning a bit about games design and of course there’ll be time to chat to like-minded gamers. Feel free to bring your laptops and gamepads to show us what you’ve been playing lately!

Let’s Play!

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019, 7:00 PM

Kaleider Studios
45 Preston St Exeter, GB

13 Gamers Attending

Join us for our first ‘Let’s Play’ event, where we will be playing and discussing this months chosen game below. We’ll also be learning a bit about games design and of course there’ll be time to chat to like-minded gamers. Feel free to bring your laptops and gamepads to show us what you’ve been playing lately! THIS MONTH’S GAME: Her Story – http://…

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Apr 3rd Meetup

Our usual mix of top quailty techy Lightning Talks, friendly Chit-Chat and community news (got something to announce? let us know!).

* Kris Sum – GAME>PLAY event teardown – an exclusive behind the scenes look at our first ever public gaming event.
* Charlotte Collyer – Digital Skills Partnership
* Al Mclintock (Exeter College) – A chat about T Levels and Industry Placements
* Break
* Ben Travers – Lawyers vs. Developers – an open source debate

7pm – 9pm

April Meetup

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

52 Members Went

Our usual mix of top quailty techy Lightning Talks, friendly Chit-Chat and community news (got something to announce? let us know!). * Kris Sum – GAME>PLAY event teardown – an exclusive behind the scenes look at our first ever public gaming event. * Charlotte Collyer – Digital Skills Partnership * Al Mclintock (Exeter College) – A chat about T Leve…

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