2018 Conference Videos

I appreciate that it’s been a *very* long time, but i’m starting to sort out the conference videos from last September’s event!

Here’s the first one – a capture of the panel discussion on STEM + Education in tech

Microsoft ISV Partner Day

Our sponsors GreyMatter are putting on an ISV partner day with Microsoft in Reading on 16th April. And it’s Free to attend!

It’s going to be a really high value day with 18 sessions split across 3 tracks for developer, platform and business. There’ll be have speakers from across Microsoft, GreyMatter’s own technical team and from partners like Stephens Scown and Source Code Control. Content covered will be centred on how to utilise the Microsoft stack to accelerate innovation and deployment. As well as all the business support available from Grey Matter and Microsoft with apprenticeships, modern licensing, creating meaningful customer experiences and protecting your IP. Attendees will be able to switch between tracks on the day to make sure they get the most out of attending.

To find out more and to register, go to https://www.greymatter.com/corporate/partner-day-2019/

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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Meet the speaker – Al Mclintock

Al reached out to us to let us know about Exeter College’s plans for the new T (technical) Level qualifications – find out more at her upcoming talk on wednesday!

Name: Al Mclintock
Job role: Industry Placement Liaison Officer, Exeter College
LinkedIn: Al Mclintock

What’s your biggest passion?

I used to be a cook and a baker so it is really nice to get to do it as a way of relaxing rather than as a job!

What motivates you to do what you do?

I believe that young people are growing up in a challenging and unknown world and need support to flourish – just like we all did when we were young.

How do you start your mornings?

I usually have a really tasty breakfast as it is my favourite meal of the day, drink tea and coffee and then go outside.

What does a ‘typical’ work day look like?

Typically I work with students, employers and tutors on a daily basis, supporting and engaging them with  IT/Digital/ Business Industry Placements in the hope that students and employers will have a positive and mutually beneficial experience.

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Meet the Speaker – Ben Travers

Our sponsors are always keen to learn more about tech – we asked Ben from Stephens Scown a few questions prior to his upcoming talk debating the use of Open Source licenses in software

Name: Ben Travers
Job role: Head of IP & IT Law, Stephens Scown LLP
Twitter: @stephensscown

What’s your biggest passion?

My biggest passion is learning new things!

What motivates you to do what you do?

Building a team which breaks the mould, enabling us to offer advice in innovative ways which make a real difference to the businesses we work with.  That, and the privilege of being invited in by businesses to learn what makes them tick so that we can really help them to meet their goals – no two are alike.

How do you start your mornings?

If there is time (which there usually isn’t!) a run along the river – often with “Zombies, Run” – the gamification of exercise!

What does a ‘typical’ work day look like?

Varied! 
We might be assisting a client with the legals around a new marketing campaign, seizing counterfeit goods or helping with a new product launch.  The sheer breadth of areas we work in means there is never a dull moment.

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