Category Archives: Meetups

Meet the speaker – Paul Rose

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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Meet the speaker – Derek Buitenhuis

We’re privileged to have some amazing local talent who are willing to give up their free time to speak at our meetups. We asked Derek a few questions prior to his upcoming talk on Loading Balancing ….

Name: Derek Buitenhuis
Job role: Senior Video Engineer @ Vimeo
Biggest passion: Codecs & Metal
Twitter: @daemon404 / GitHub: dwbuiten / Freenode: Daemon404

What motivates you to do what you do?

Really simply put, I just really enjoy working on DSP, codecs, and video problems; they involve a lot of fun maths and statistics. It’s a hobby that turned into a job.

How do you start your mornings?

I don’t! Most of my team is in New York, so I shift my whole day by around 4-5 hours. When I do get going, I grab a flat white and chill for a bit at The Exploding Bakery, then hop on Slack/IRC/whatever.

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October 11th Meetup

NOTE: WE’VE PUSHED THIS MEETUP BACK ONE WEEK DUE TO VENUE CLASHES – WE’RE NOW ON THE 11TH AND AT THE CITY GATE HOTEL!

Join us for a tear-down of the conference (full of juicy stats and feedback points!), plus we’ve got a lightning talk from @JordanTheCoder on her journey into tech!

October Post-Conference and Pre-SpaceApps meetup!

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018, 7:00 PM

City Gate Hotel
1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB

54 Members Went

Fresh from our September conference (http://conference.techexeter.uk), come join us for our open tear-down of the event, and board the hype train for the NASA SpaceApps challenge (https://2018.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/exeter)! * Lightning talk from Jordan Barkway (@JordanTheCoder) “Me & My Journey Into Tech” * We give you an exclusive behin…

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August 2nd Meetup

A superb mix of lightning talks, discussion and networking / social – we return from our summer hiatus for this regularly programmed meetup.

* Guy Buesnel – PNT Security Technologist, talks about Global Positioning Satellite (and GNS) security
* Tom Powell – Met Office Informatics Lab, “Teaching Alexa about weather warnings”
* Toni Oatway – We need STEM Ambassadors!

August Meetup

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

60 Members Went

A superb mix of lightning talks, discussion and networking / social – we return from our summer hiatus for this regularly programmed meetup. * Guy Buesnel – PNT Security Technologist, talks about Global Positioning Satellite (and GNS) security * Megan Fitzsimons – Met Office Informatics Lab, “Teaching Alexa about weather warnings” * Toni Oatway – W…

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April 5th Meetup

Join us for our regular blend of tech-focused lightning talks, tech announcements and peer networking. This month we’re giving extra Q&A time to talk about GDPR, which comes into affect on 25th May.

Speakers:

* Scott Thomas on “Using technology to personalise education”
* Daniel Vaughan on “Building Cloud Infrastructure for the Human Cell Atlas”
* Tom Chartres-Moore on GDPR – Everything a developer needs to know

Asynchronous April Meetup

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

74 Members Went

Join us for our regular blend of tech-focused lightning talks, tech announcements and peer networking. This month we’re giving extra Q&A time to talk about GDPR, which comes into affect on 25th May. Speakers: * Scott Thomas on “Using technology to personalise education” * Daniel Vaughan on “Building Cloud Infrastructure for the Human Cell Atlas” * …

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Frosty Feb 1st Meetup 2018

Our first meetup of the year, join us for tech-focused lightning talks, announcements and networking.

* Martin Kelman from ATS-Global talking about “Aerospace Automated Assembly and the Digital Factory” (re-scheduled from December’s meetup)
* Michael Daniel “Developers in a private equity world”

Frosty February Meetup

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

87 Members Went

Our first meetup of the year, join us for tech-focused lightning talks, announcements and networking. Speaking this month are: * Martin Kelman from ATS-Global talking about “Aerospace Automated Assembly and the Digital Factory” (re-scheduled from December’s meetup) * Michael Daniel “Developers in a private equity world” * Martin Howitt on “Open Dat…

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The Deep December Meetup (Thursday 7th Dec)

We’re back to our regularly scheduled programme of 3 lightning talks, and as always we’ll have, networking chit-chat and the great vibe that you folk always give us.

* Martin Kelman from ATS-Global talking about “Aerospace Automated Assembly and the Digital Factory”
* Chris Harrison from FuneralZone talking on “Event Sourcing with Prooph (php)”
* John Batty talking about “Inspiring kids to code with a PICO-8”

Deep December Meetup

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

50 Members Went

We’re back to our regularly scheduled programme of 3 lightning talks, and as always we’ll have, networking chit-chat and the great vibe that you folk always give us.* Martin Kelman from ATS-Global talking about “Aerospace Automated Assembly and the Digital Factory” * Chris Harrison from FuneralZone talking on “Event Sourcing with Prooph (php)” * J…

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Martin Kelman sends his apologies for missing this meetup – we’ve rescheduled and he’ll be speaking at our next meetup in February.


Above: Chris Harrison talking about Event Sourcing.


Above: John Batty talking about the PICO-8.


Above: John Batty showing the PICO-8’s sound editor.

Openly Offbeat October Meetup (Thurs Oct 5th)

Fresh from our September conference, come join us for our open tear-down of the event, plus regular lightning talks and socialising afterwards.

* Kris & Rob, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the conference, full of juicy stats and funny pictures!

Openly Offbeat October Meetup

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

48 Members Went

Fresh from our September conference, come join us for our open tear-down of the event, plus regular lightning talks and socialising afterwards.* Kris & Rob, giving you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the conference, full of juicy stats and funny pictures! * Q&A – ask us anything!

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