BrisTech / Diversity

(Note from Kris: This is a bit of a rant, but I think it’s important!)

This morning I noticed a tweet about BrisTech’s response to feedback about diversity at their latest event:

Fair enough I thought. I click to read the article, which doesn’t fill me with confidence. Then I look at twitter.

How does a bigger city, with a bigger event than ours, manage to do so badly with diversity and inclusivity?

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Conference – 11th September

Our 4th annual conference was awesome!!!

Thank you all for coming – we had a record turn-out and the atmosphere was amazing!

See our dedicated site https://conference.techexeter.uk for full details.

New helping hands

Hey I am Ivo. I am on an internship with the Exeter City Council till middle of December. In this time I also support TechExeter wherever I can.

A few words about me. I am 19 years old and from Hamburg, Germany. I completed my A-Levels last summer (2018). After that I was travelling for 2 month through France, North-Italy and the alps. In the winter I worked as a ski instructor in Austria for 4 month. In May I was 3 weeks in San Francisco and Hawaii. And now I am here in Exeter since middle of July.

I am looking forward to be helping with the upcoming conference, meetups and working on Space Apps. I hope to meet some of you at those events.

If you have any questions feel free to write me an email to: ivo.sendler@exeter.gov.uk

Summer Social – 7th August, 6pm

Join us for our summer social, delicious BBQ food, family friendly fun outdoors activities (including a Floppy Discus competition, tug-of-war), and of course our Pub Quiz.

Food is provided as part of your £5 ticket (kindly subsidised by Neontribe, Binit and 8 Technology). We’ll have a selection of soft drinks available, and we’re currently working on getting an alcoholic drinks vendor, but feel free to BYOB.

BBQ food options (selectable when you buy your ticket) will be served with Rice, Feijão (Brazilian Black Bean Stew), Pão de Queijo(Cheese Bread), Farofa (Toasted Casava Flour), Salada (finely chopped fresh Tomato & Onion Salsa) BBQ Sauce, Chimichurri, Ranch Sauce. For allergy information please see the food vendor on site, or email team@techexeter.uk in advance.

We will be situationed on the grass behind the XFI centre, but please make your way through the XFI reception so you can pick up your meal ticket!!

Big Bang South West

We had an absolute blast at the Big Bang South West event!

6,000 students descended onto Westpoint Arena on the 25th June for an event celebrating all things science, tech, engineering and maths (STEM) for 7 to 19 year olds.

Along with our friends at 2times.do , we setup our GAME>PLAY “PONG REWIRED” game where people could play using our wacky controllers, or build their own out of tin-foil!

We also had the Unity game sourcecode available and saw a variety of interesting edits to the game come from the students!