Category Archives: Meetups

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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Feb 6th Meetup

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.

Fab February Meetup

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

61 Members Went

** PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS A WEDNESDAY EVENING!! ** Our usual mix of top quailty Lightning Talks and Chit-Chat. We’re mixing up the format this time to allow for more networking time (which is something you lot have asked for!) * LIGHTNING TALK: Dr Jacqueline Christmas from Exeter University : Reading the Past: How Computer Science is enabling Archae…

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Tech/Digital MEGA MEETUP JAN 10th

TechExeter and Digital Exeter combine to give you the first of our MEGA MEETUPS

Jan 10th, Met Office HPC Complex (Science Park)

Get to know your digital / tech counterparts with an evening of lightning talks from both communities, networking, and our first ever pub quiz!

  • Find out more about TechExeter / Digital Exeter
  • Lightning talk from Sam Morrell on big-data problems that modern astronomy missions represent
  • Lightning talk from Andy Wood about Kaleider and their passion for Art and Creative Technology
  • Further lightning talks (tbc) from our friends at Digital Plymouth and Software Cornwall
  • Pub Quiz – with questions covering both tech and digital news from the last 12 months

We will be hosted at the wonderful Met Office Collaboration building out on the science park, and there will be FREE FOOD AND DRINK provided.

So book your place now!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/techexeterdigital-exeter-mega-meetup-registration-53132167744

Dec 6th Meetup

We’re back in Exeter Phoenix on our normal “first thursday of every other month” schedule.

Join us for lightning talks, discussion and techy chit-chat!

  • Derek Buitenhuis (Senior Video Engineer @ Vimeo) – Loading Balancing with Consistent Hashing
  • Paul Rose – Scaling Web projects / servers
  • more TBC!

If you’d like to give a short 10 minute lightning talk at this meetup, get in touch!

December Meetup

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

56 Members Went

Our usual mix of Lightning Talks, Chat and Networking. More details to come nearer the time. * Derek Buitenhuis (Senior Video Engineer @ Vimeo) – Loading Balancing with Consistent Hashing * Paul Rose – Scaling Web projects / servers * … more TBC – If you’d like to speak at this meetup, get in touch! TechExeter CIC is sponsored by Stephens Scown L…

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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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