Brighter mornings, lighter evenings and a whole lot more tech events this month.

Bristech: ‘Cyber-Dojo – Deliberate Programming Practice’ & ‘Extending Docker with Powerstrip’

Thursday 2nd April 2015 – 7pmEngine Shed, Bristol Temple Meads, Stations Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

Jon Jagger introduces Cyber-Dojo to the group this month. It’s a browser-based shared learning environment where programmers can practice their programming.
Afterwards, you’ll hear all about extending Docker with Powerstrip from Kai Davenport. It’s a Docker API proxy which allows multiple adapters to hook into the same Docker daemon.

BathSPARK: Coffee & networking at the hub

Thursday 2nd April 2015 – 10:30amThe Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB

Another month, another networking event for the folks at BathSPARK. Drop into the coffee morning and meet other techies to connect and spark ideas.

CodeHub Bristol: Bristol Hack Night

Tuesday 7th April 2015 – 6pmMomentum Financial Technology office, 10 Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6FL

These events give developers the perfect chance to get together in an informal social setting to work on projects, learn and share with other devs.
It creates a great environment to work on current projects and learn new technologies in any language, at any skill level.

Bristol WordPress People: Custom WordPress – More on building themes and plugins

Tuesday 7th April 2015 – 7pmMixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

After the PHPSW collaboration last month, April brings the meetup back to normality. Henry Lockett will show you the basics on how to start your very own plugin. Afterwards, Simon Pollard will run through the process of how best to build your own custom theme using a real demo.

Bristol Java Meetup: The Play! Framework

Tuesday 7th April 2015 – 6:30pmBrightpearl Office, New Bond House, Bristol, BS2 9AG

Learn all about the Play! framework from Rob Warren, who will be showing you how to build web apps with it.

PHPSW: Lightning talks

Wednesday 8th April 2015 – 7pmBrightpearl Office, New Bond House, Bond Street, Bristol, BS2 9AG

More 5-10 minute lightning talks this month on a number of exciting topics. These include ‘Refactoring repositories’, ‘OrientDB’, ‘Drupal 8’, and many more!

Bath Ruby User Group: Post-conference meetup

Thursday 9th April 2015 – 7pmThe Westgate Pub, 38 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EL

Following on from the awesome Bath Ruby Conference, this get-together will give everyone a chance to brainstorm future meetup ideas. Talk through you ideas for fun activities, events and conferences over a drink or two.

CodeHub Bristol: The Odin Project

Thursday 9th April 2015 – 6:30pmMixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

Welcome to the first in a new series of meetup events, working through The Odin Project, an online not-for-profit course teaching full-stack web dev. It starts with Ruby & Rails at the back-end, moving to front-end languages and frameworks, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc…

TechSPARK Bristol: Techie Brekkie – Marketing to a varied audience

Thursday 9th April 2015 – 8:15amEngine Shed, Bristol Temple Meads, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

How do you adapt your marketing to different levels of technical knowledge? And how can you reach these diverse individuals within an organisation? Come along and learn the answers to these questions and more. Share ideas, learn from other people’s experiences and techniques and pose your questions.

CodeHub Bristol: Advanced Front-end Animation

Tuesday 14th April 2015 – 6:30pmMixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

This session moves on from last month and is aimed at the mid-level front-end developers who are looking to improve their skills. You’ll learn about Interpolation, Tween engines and Basic GLSL, among others.

SWUX: ‘Outnumbered and Outgunned

Tuesday 14th April 2015 – 7pmMixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

Matt Corral (DNV GL) and Jeremey Gillies (The Environment Agency), will share stories from their experiences as UX teams of one across a breadth of different industries. They’ll share what they learnt along the way and how they came to make a real difference.

CodeHub Bristol: Advanced Front-end Animation

Tuesday 14th April 2015 – 6:30pmMixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

Aimed at mid-level front-end developers who are looking to improve their skills, Edan Kwan will teach you all about interpolation, tween engines, basic GLSL amongst other things.

Bristol DevOps: Continuous Delivery for Databases

Wednesday 15th April 2015 – 6:30pmBasekit Office, 4th Floor, The Pithay, Bristol, BS1 2ND

James Smith from DevOpsGuys talks all about Continuous Delivery for databases. Get in touch with the group organisers should you have something you want to talk about during the meetup.

The Simpleweb Challenge: Communicating in the Cloud

Thursday 16th April 2015 – 6:30pmSimpleweb, Unit G, Albion Dockside Building, Hanover Place, Bristol, BS1 6UT

Simpleweb challenge time! This month, you’ll be asked to build something cool using any of Twilio’s APIs. Remember, you can work alone or in teams of up to 3 and there’s to be no coding before the event! Prizes revealed on the night.

Southwest ElasticSearch Community: April meetup

Thursday 16th April 2015 – 6:30pm

This month there’s an interesting guest speaker who is actively using ElasticSearch on an appealing project. Watch the meetup page for more details to follow!

BathSPARK: Techie Brekkie – Extracting Value From Data

Friday 17th April 2015 – 8:15amThe Guild Coworking Hubh, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB

Knowledge is power (as they say), so as an organisation, how can you ensure that you’re gaining the most information and benefit filly from the data you already hold? Discover what tools are on the market to help you and what areas of your data you need to be looking at. Pastries and butties provided!

Bath Scrum User Group: ‘Organisational Machinery Around Software’

Tuesday 21st April 2015 – 7pmBristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD

Michael Feathers, Founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, talks about the radical idea of placing code and architecture first, making team structure, process, staffing and feature choice subservient to it.

SWmobile: April talk night

Tuesday 21st April 2015 – 7pm

3 speakers deliver 3 different talks based loosely on data storage and push notifications. Topics include “And introduction to Couchbase Mobile”, “Working with CloudKit” and “From Zero to Push in 10minutes”. Afterwards, there’ll be beer and nibbles!

TechSPARK Bristol: Techie Brekkie – Converstion Rate Optimisation

Tuesday 21st April 2015 – 8:15amEngine Shed, Bristol Temple Meads, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) has risen to the forefront over the last couple of years. It helps us get more bang for our buck! But should you care about CRO and can it really make a difference to your bottom line?
Come along and learn more about this area, share ideas and learn from others.

Bristol .NET: ‘DevOps Win & .NET’ and ‘Cross-platform Mobile Xamarin’

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – 7pmWaterside 2 @ Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol

Some excellent talks this month from great speakers. Learn all about DevOps in a windows + .NET platform and native mobile cross-platform with Xamarin.Forms and C#. Exciting stuff, right?

BristolJS: Advanced Front-end Development

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – 7pm

Edan Kwan will run the session, aimed at mid-level front-end developers who wish to improve their skills.

Bristol Media: Media Tuesday

Tuesday 28th April 2015 – 6:15pmFriska, 70 Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU

This is a fantastic, fun and professional meetup for anyone involved in the creative sector who would like to get to know others over a drink and a chat. You may be looking for partnerships, collaboration or your next job. You never know who you’ll meet!

Accessible Bristol: ‘Making Information Accessible – How to Write for Different Audiences

Tuesday 28th April 2015 – 7pmEngine Shed, Bristol Temple Meads, Stations Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

Information is a major component of our lives. But how can you make sure the information you produce and present is accessible and inclusive to a wide range of audiences? Come along and Katie Grant will tell you all you need to know.

BathSPARK: Techie Brekkie – Content Marketing

Thursday 30th April 2015 – 8:15amThe Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB

Due to the success and great feedback from the first content marketing meetup, here comes another one! Here the group will hold further discussion around best practices and tools for the trade for conducting content marketing strategies.

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