Meetups and Events

We run regular meetups on the last thursday of every other month (you can find them listed on meetup.com/techexeter) and we also run other events from time to time!

“Really friendly group – lots of smart and engaging people.”

“… a good group with a fairly diverse mix of people and interests in the industry. It’s the perfect ground for expanding your knowledge from other professionals experiences …”

“Nice blend of tech/non-tech and some interesting conversations and debates. Very worthwhile”

“Good talks and event at @Exeter_Web last night! Look forward to seeing what comes of #TechExeter”

“The ladies are absolutely rocking @Exeter_Web, impressive talk from Rachel from @informatics_lab”

“Brilliant talks at @Exeter_Web this evening on machine learning and webgl”

The meetups are normally informal gatherings which begin with three 10 minute talks, Q&As and then networking afterwards. This super-friendly group includes engineers, designers, software developers, data scientists and many more tech related professions from all walks of life.

The events are great opportunities for peer-learning and meeting other professionals in the field of tech. The informal environment and friendly audience make it a great place to try public speaking and practice presentation skills – we welcome speakers on many different subjects, whether it is their first or one-hundredth talk!

Get involved:
Give a 10 minute lightning talk, run a workshop or speak at our conference
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The Deep December Meetup (Thursday 7th Dec) Posted in: Meetups

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

29 Members Attending

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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Openly Offbeat October Meetup (Thurs Oct 5th) Posted in: Meetups

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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“Awesome August Meetup” Thursday 3rd August Posted in: Meetups

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising. The workshop bar will be open from 6.30 (please use this bar instead of the main bar!), talks will start just after 7pm.

* Mark Haley talking about his no#1 app “BirdSongId”
* Conrad Gillespie from the Data Science Institute & Coding Institute at the University of Exeter
* …more TBC

Awesome August Meetup

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

65 Members Went

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising. The workshop bar will be open from 6.30 (please use this bar instead of the main bar!), talks will start just after 7pm.* Mark Haley talking about his no#1 app “BirdSongId” * A talk from the Data Science Institute & Coding Institute at the University of Exeter *…

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Nova 17, the UK’s premier Demoscene party Posted in: Events

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.

Demo-what?

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.

“Jolly June Meetup” Thursday 1st June Posted in: Featured, Meetups

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising. The workshop bar will be open from 6.30 (please use this bar instead of the main bar!), talks will start just after 7pm.

* Kev Baldwyn with “5 things we learnt launching our first app”
* Jamie Reynolds talking about “Squirrel Squad” – a winning entry from the Space Apps hackathon
* Will Earp (title tbc)

Jolly June Meetup

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

45 Members Went

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising. The workshop bar will be open from 6.30 (please use this bar instead of the main bar!), talks will start just after 7pm.* Kev Baldwyn with “5 things we learnt launching our first app” * Jamie Reynolds talking about “Squirrel Squad” – a winning entry from the Sp…

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Space Apps Exeter 2017 Posted in: Events

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:

 

Meetup on 6th April @ The Phoenix Posted in: Meetups

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising.

  • Ben Everard from The Idea Bureau with “Why I Make”
  • Dan Goodwin with “A super quick journey through the interactive prototyping landscape”

Almighty April Meetup

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

53 Members Went

Join us for our regularly scheduled meetup evening of lightning talks and socialising. The workshop bar will be open from 6.30 (please use this bar instead of the main bar!), talks will start just after 7pm. * Ben Everard from The Idea Bureau with “Why I Make” * Dan Goodwin with “A super quick journey through the interactive prototyping landscape”…

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Slides after the break:

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VR/AR event with One Planet MBA Posted in: Events

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.

https://www.meetup.com/techexeter/events/238094602/

Huge thanks to all our helpers, including @NikomusGames, @innovexeter and OnePlanetMBA.

Meetup on Thursday 23rd Feb 2017 Posted in: Meetups

Join us for the first event of 2017 for our regularly scheduled mix of 3x 15 minute lightning talks, announcements, chat and networking.

  • Hannah Shaw on Bing Maps – recent developments and features
  • Alastair Buick on Digital Healthcare
  • Duncan Thomson on Getting Started with Data Science – an overview of Data Science and some of the skills and resources needed for it.

Foxy February 2017 meetup

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Workshop @ The Phoenix
Gandy Street Exeter, GB

63 Members Went

Join us for the first event of 2017 for our regularly scheduled mix of 3x 15 minute lightning talks, announcements, chat and networking.* Hannah Shaw on Bing Maps – recent developments and features * Alastair Buick on Digital Healthcare * Duncan Thomson on Getting Started with Data Science – an overview of Data Science and some of the skills and…

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Met Office+TechExeter to host Space Apps Exeter 2017 Posted in: Events

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!

Not Just For Coders

Beginners, students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, storytellers — Space Apps is for you!

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