Wifi Wars is an audience participation gaming event which is currently touring the country, and it was held at the Exeter Phoenix on Thursday 7th July. Rob and I went along…
The event is the brainchild of Rob Sedgebeer and Steve McNeil behind the airing-in-the-near-future TV gaming show “Go 8-bit” (hosted by Dara O’Briain).
To join in, you connect to a wifi network using your mobile phone, and then you visit a web page which then allows you to control aspects of the games (triggered by the presenters). I had a go at a similar thing at the Mozilla Conference last year and it worked pretty well, but this had a lot more polish to it!
The guys bring 4x access points, 2 laptops (for game control, projection, VR demo etc) and everything runs in HTML5 with a NodeJS backend. We had an awesome night of gaming, despite there not being many people attending!
Join us for an evening of lightning talks and chat (and hopefully some BBQ food!) at this summer fruits edition of the Tech Exeter meetup.
As per usual, we’re hosted by the wonderful folk at the City Gate Hotel in Exeter, and we have the following talks lined up for your enjoyment:
* John Blackmore @JohnBlackmore on Deployment / Continuous Integration
* Duncan Thompson on Life as a Contractor
June 2016 Meetup – Summer fruits flavour!
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016, 7:00 PM
City Gate Hotel 1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB
56 Members Went
Join us for an evening of lightning talks and chat (and hopefully some BBQ food!) at this summer fruits edition of the Tech Exeter meetup.* John Blackmore (ex-crowdcube) @JohnBlackmore on Deployment / Continuous Integration * Duncan Thompson on Life as a Contractor * more TBA
Popular tech meetup group ExeterWeb has re-branded as TechExeter and opened up a new co-working space in the heart of the city. With strong ties to the community, TechExeter is set to become an essential resource for tech companies large and small.
The co-working space opened on the 2nd of May and offers desk space in the centre of Southernhay starting from £80 per month. “What we’ve done is to create a space that not only has great facilities for people to rent, but one that actively supports those who work in the tech industry, whether they are software developers, data analysts or web start-ups” says Kris Sum, co-founder of TechExeter. “We’ve got a hacker space for developing hardware prototypes, shelves of tech books, a lightning-fast network, plus I’m on hand to answer any technical queries”.
For two years, Kris and co-founder Rob Glover have worked growing the Exeter Web meetup community and its sister group Digital Exeter, which together now total over 1000 members. “We started as a social meetup group focused around web technology, but we felt that re-branding to TechExeter would be a much better fit for what we actually get involved with today” Rob explains. “We now run regular meetups with lightning-talks on a huge range of tech topics including engineering, computing and data science, and that’s reflected by our massively talented pool of members including people from the Met Office, FlyBe, Crowdcube and the University of Exeter”.
With the continued success of their sell-out meetup events, there’s even talk about running a conference. “We’re very much in the early stages, but we’re very excited and have teamed up with some excellent partners to provide our community with the great conference it deserves.” says Kris. “We can’t reveal all of the things we have in store, but I can say it will be a ticketed one-day event taking place in Exeter during this Autumn, with multiple tracks, workshops and hands-on sessions”.
If you have any announcements that you’d like to make at the meetup, get in touch!
April 2016 Meetup
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016, 7:00 PM
City Gate Hotel 1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB
64 Members Went
Join us for an evening of lightning talks and socialising with the awesome web/tech community.* Samantha V Adams @SamanthaVAdams with AI and Machine Learning * Rachel Prudden @RachelPrudden on WebGL * … plus a SUPER SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!If you have any news that you’d like to announce at the meetup, get in touch!
Our first meetup of 2016 resumes at our usual location on our usual “last-thursday-of-every-other-month” schedule!Join us for an evening of lightning talks and socialising with the awesome web/tech community.* Gabriela D’Ávila @gabidavila “Strip your TEXT field” (Databases) * Martin Howitt @martinhowitt and Simon Gough @mistergough talking on Op…