Meetup: 30th June 2016

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

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Tech meetup group rebrands and opens co-working space

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”.

April 28th 2016

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
* … and an exciting announcement!

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!

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February 25th 2016

Our first meetup of 2016 resumes on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at our usual location (The City Gate pub) 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.

  1. Gabriela D’Ávila @gabidavila “Strip your TEXT field” (DB design)
  2. Martin Howitt @martinhowitt talking on Open Data
  3. Simon Gough @mistergough on EcoSystems

February 2016 Meetup

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

City Gate Hotel
1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB

58 Members Went

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…

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Christmas Social 2015

Join us for a festive winter meetup – no talks, just socialising!

Christmas Social

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015, 7:00 PM

City Gate Hotel
1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB

19 Members Went

Join us for a festive winter meetup – no talks, just socialising!

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October 2016 – Spooky Halloween Edition

As the nights get longer and the air sends a spooky chill up your spine, why not join us in the warm cosy embrace of the City Gate at our next tech meetup!

We have an AMAZING meetup planned : 3x lightning talks from some awesome speakers (seriously, i’m so excited!), networking and chat, plus great food and drink available to buy from our fantastic hosts.

* Craig Buckler (SitePoint Author) – Passwordless authentication
* Jacob Tomlinson (Met Office Informatics Lab) – Kubernetes (linux container tool by Google)
* Paul Rose (@_paulrose) – Start your next project the right way

October Meetup – Spooky Halloween edition!

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015, 7:00 PM

City Gate Hotel
1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB

55 Members Went

As the nights get longer and the air sends a spooky chill up your spine, why not join us in the warm cosy embrace of the City Gate at our next tech meetup!We have an AMAZING meetup planned : 3x lightning talks from some awesome speakers (seriously, i’m so excited!), networking and chat, plus great food and drink available to buy from our fantastic…

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August 2015

Join us for our winning format of 3x 10 minute lightning talks and of course a great chance to network and chat with the local web/tech community in the City Gate’s most awesome pub garden!

This month we are proud to present:

* Greg Hepworth @iamhepto “60% of the time the customer is right all of the time”
* Graeme Mathieson @mathie on Configuration Management with puppet/chef
* Mike Ellis on Trying not to grow: 10 things I’m learning running a niche digital agency

August 2015

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015, 7:00 PM

City Gate Hotel
1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB

51 Members Went

Join us for our winning format of 3x 10 minute lightning talks and of course a great chance to network and chat with the local web/tech community in the City Gate’s most awesome pub garden!This month we are proud to present:* Greg Hepworth @iamhepto “60% of the time the customer is right all of the time” * Graeme Mathieson @mathie on Configuratio…

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June 2015

Join us for 3 superb lightning talks and of course a great chance to network and chat with the local web/tech community.

* Fabian King @FabianKing will be talking about 3d Scanning and Web3d
* Mark Graves
will be talking about R&D Tax Credits and how web/tech companies can take advantage
* Niall Robinson @niallhrobinson from the Met Office on “Why my head is always in the clouds”
* Your announcements – a new slot for quick announcements and news!
* Oculus Rift VR sessions – after the talks have ended you can experience the latest in virtual reality technology!

So we’re going to try something new at this meetup – a formal ‘announcements’ slot where we will spread the news about things that are going on! Do you have something you’d like to announce to the group? Perhaps you’d like some people to beta test a product, or to let people know about a local user group?

June 2015 Meetup

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015, 7:00 PM

City Gate Hotel
1 Iron Bridge Exeter, GB

59 Members Went

Join us for 3 superb lightning talks and of course a great chance to network and chat with the local web/tech community.* Fabian King @FabianKing will be talking about 3d Scanning and Web3d * Mark Graves will be talking about R&D Tax Credits and how web/tech companies can take advantage * Niall Robinson @niallhrobinson from the Met Office on “Wh…

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