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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Next Meetup: 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”

Want to talk at this meetup? Get in touch!

https://www.meetup.com/techexeter/events/238433445/

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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Secure South West 8 Posted in: Events

SSW8 is scheduled for Tuesday 7th February 2017 and builds on the strength of it’s previous events attracting delegates from public and private sector organisations from across the south west region. If you’re interested in all things security, this FREE EVENT is the place to be!

http://www.securesouthwest.com/

Secure South West 8 is jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, with sponsorship and support from Securious, the South West branches of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.

If you would like to register for this event, please sign up via https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SecureSW8.

Retro Gaming with Stephens Scown, Nov 22nd Posted in: Events

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If you’d like to go to this event, please contact Stephens Scown using the contact details above.

Christmas Social, Tues 13th Dec Posted in: Meetups

Join us for a festive social in the cosy warmth of the City Gate. Christmas jumpers welcome 😀

PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS NOW TAKING PLACE ON TUESDAY 13th DEC!

Christmas Social

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, 6:00 PM

City Gate Hotel
1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB

28 Members Went

No lightning talks this time (and a change of day!), just a chance to socialise and to sample the christmas ales and mulled wine at the City Gate pub!Your best festive attire is encouraged 🙂

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Meetup: 27th October 2016 Posted in: Meetups

Join us for a post-conference social and get the exclusive inside scoop with a teardown of the conference from the organising team!

October post-conference Meetup

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, 7:00 PM

City Gate Hotel
1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB

26 Members Went

Join us for a post-conference social and get the exclusive inside scoop with a teardown of the conference from the organising team.Got a topic you’d like to discuss at the social? Let us know!

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Graphical Web at The Met Office Posted in: Events

Graphical Web is an annual, global conference that showcases the many new open source technologies available for presenting visual information on the web.

The conference showcases best practice, new opportunities and future directions in the fast-changing world of web graphics and will appeal to a variety of professionals throughout the technology, data visualisation and graphics industries.

Tickets can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-graphical-web-tickets-21521884536

Coding Dojo at Exeter University Posted in: Events

The University of of Exeter is holding an occasional series of ‘Coding Dojos’, starting on Thursday 3rd November, with the first one on the subject of Graph Databases, hosted by Gerry McNicol, co-founder of Big Consultancy and long-time data-scientist and developer.

The topic:
Relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL don’t really store relationships. We’re going dive into the alternative world of Graph databases and see why internet giants like Facebook, Netflix and LinkedIn use this particular NoSQL model.

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