Hi I’m Ivo. I’m from Hamburg, Germany. I was started an internship for 5 months at Exeter City Council in July. After a few weeks working in the council they connected me with TechExeter. Since then, I got to work one day a week for TechExeter.
My first and biggest Project was helping at the annual TechExeter conference. I prepared the attendees bags, the speaker’s gift bags and help with some little preparation at the venue. On the conference day I did varied things. Preparing food, checking in new attendees and speakers, or helped wherever need was. It was very interesting to see behind the curtain and be part of this great conference.
The weeks after the conference I edited the videos of the speakers. I had to put the single clips together, choose the best camera and sound settings and put some bumpers before and after the video. This took me a few weeks. In this time I learned the basic video editing features and had to solve a lot of little issues.
Furthermore I was attending a meeting with the Cranbrook school, which was about a new cooperation to get kids and teenagers involved and interested in Tech.
In my last weeks I selected photos for the x-mas drinks party, to reflect the year of TechExeter in pictures. Afterwards, print them and put them up for the Christmas party. It was a great task to see what was going on this year. How much wonderful and interesting events they hosted.
The time working for TechExeter was a great additional experience for me. I wasn’t a Tech guy at all to be honest, but that made it even more interesting for me. Kris was very patient with me and took the time to explain me everything. I always felt very welcomed and really enjoyed the time here.
Especially the combination with the Exeter City council and TechExeter made the time really worthwhile. It was astonishing to see that all of the TechExeter and DigitalExeter Team do all this voluntarily besides their normal job. It was great to join them for these 4 month.
A big Thank You to the whole DigitalExeter and TechExeter team!
A festive edition of our regular meetup, with lightning talks and great networking.
* A Gentle Introduction to GANs by Tariq Rashid, Founder Digital Dynamics ( @rzeta0 ) * Exeter Science Centre by Natalie Whitehead ( @NataliePhysics ) * South West InternetOfThings Network by Wo King ( @mywoisme ) * That Figures – Data Science Project by Ola Oluwasuji
Wow, what an amazing weekend! Check out our 60 second video:
Tech Exeter and The Met Office are proud to bring the NASA Space Apps Challenge to the South West. 2019 marks the eigth year that the Met Office has hosted a Space Apps event, and this year is going to be bigger than ever!
The weekend will be about meeting new people and solving interesting
challenges together. Don’t let the ‘Apps’ part put you off, the best
teams are often the most diverse teams in terms of age, skills and
experience. We have seen great projects made entirely from cardboard!
3 Lightning talks, discussions, and friendly networking!
month we’ll have Julie Lewis-Thompson telling us about the new
V-Simulators project, our post-conference tear down, the South West IoT
Network, plus more to be announced.
7.00 – Networking and chat 7.20 – Introductions 7.30 – Conference teardown – with Kris, Kathryn & Jacob 7.45 – Marcus Brown, Digital Making Tutor – FabLab Devon. 8.00 – Julie Thompson from VSimulators talking about their upcoming facilities BREAK 8.15 – Building & Deploying SPAs with Firebase – Joe Webber from Organic 9.00 – CLOSE
FAQ Q. I’m not a tech person, can i still attend? A. YES! We welcome those working in tech, and those who want to find out more about tech!
Following Kris’s comments on the debate about the lack of diversity at the Bristech conference, I felt inspired to post to the website for the first time since Jacob and I joined Kris as leaders of the community.
Many of you will already know that TechExeter is entirely volunteer-led, and with a demanding full-time job, an old thatch cottage to renovate, and the challenge of fitting everything we’re expected to do into one life these days, taking on the responsibility of helping to lead a vibrant, active community (with amazing events like GAME>PLAY and the conference to organise) has been a big commitment. I love the community and getting involved, but there was one very clear reason that drove me to get involved, and that was my passion for improving diversity in tech.