CFP closes

Our conference call for speakers has now closed. We’re sifting through all of the submissions and will be letting everyone know as soon as the team has decided on the final speaker lineup!

Good luck everyone, and thank you to everyone who submitted!

Meet the speaker – Sophie Glaser

Sophie is helping us out with investigating grant funding opportunities, so we took a few minutes to get to know her a bit better!

Name: Sophie Glaser 
Job role: Consultant, Granted Consultancy Ltd
LinkedIn: Sophie Glaser

What motivates you to do what you do?

Curiosity, consulting means knowing the processes and priorities of funders, while catering to the clients needs too. Each new project changes sector and focus, so I have to rapidly learn a new sector and product for each client.

I’m curious and it really helps to get stuck in when you want to know more, whether its about a new blockchain solution, autonomous vehicles, ed tech or bread-making innovations.

How do you start your mornings?

At 6.30, walking the dog come rain or shine.

What does a ‘typical’ work day look like?

A typical work day is divided between sector research, client management, project management and writing. 

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GAME>PLAY “Lets Play” meetup

Join us for our first ‘Let’s Play’ event, where we will be playing and discussing this months chosen game below. We’ll also be learning a bit about games design and of course there’ll be time to chat to like-minded gamers. Feel free to bring your laptops and gamepads to show us what you’ve been playing lately!

Let’s Play!

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019, 7:00 PM

Kaleider Studios
45 Preston St Exeter, GB

13 Gamers Attending

Join us for our first ‘Let’s Play’ event, where we will be playing and discussing this months chosen game below. We’ll also be learning a bit about games design and of course there’ll be time to chat to like-minded gamers. Feel free to bring your laptops and gamepads to show us what you’ve been playing lately! THIS MONTH’S GAME: Her Story – http://…

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AWS Summit – We Power Tech

Whilst at this year’s AWS Summit London, I had a chance to chat with the lovely people on the We Power Tech stand.

At AWS, we believe the future of tech is every color, gender, belief, origin, and community. The future of tech is accessible, flexible, and inclusive. We all have a long way to go before realizing this future. Join the We Power Tech community to meet allies and leaders who are powering the future. Build skills, get engaged with the community, and inspire the next generation. 

These pronoun badges are a great idea, and one that I think we’ll be bringing to our conferences and meetups. Even as a cis male, wearing a badge helps to raise awareness and normalise pronoun choice, which can only be a good thing!

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/