3 Lightning talks, discussions, and friendly networking!
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!
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
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!
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.
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
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!
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
We return to our normally scheduled meetups this month, with three lightning talks and network opportunities all hosted at Exeter Phoenix.
* LIGHTNING TALK: Tristan Edwards from GreyMatter – Modern App Deployment using Azure * LIGHTNING TALK: Matthew Huxtable – From Python to GO * — NETWORKING CHAT / SHORT BREAK – * LIGHTNING TALK: Dr Jacqueline Christmas from Exeter University Reading the Past: How Computer Science is enabling Archaeologists to read 2000 year old inscriptions.