March 2015 brings more techie fun and frolics for people in the South West.
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 – 6:30pm – MixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH
In this workshop you will learn about server virtualisation with virtual box and then you’ll be shown how to use Vagrant to create and configure virtual development environments. Don’t forget your laptop if you want to follow along with the code examples. You’ll also need to install Git, Virtualbox and Vagrant.
Thursday 5th March 2015 – 7pm – Bristol Engine Shed, Stations Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH
Head of engineering & platform architecture at JustEat, Roja Buck
will be discussing all about twelve factor application. His talk will touch on each factor and review how it contributes towards a cohesive and compelling architecture.
After a successful first event, the group is back and better than ever! Entrepreneurs and those who are interested, can come along to talk through business ideas, challenges or anything else you feel is important.
Thursday 5th March 2015 – 10:30am – The Guild Coworking Hub, High Street Bath, BA1 5EB
This meetup is a very informal place for techie folks to meet and have a coffee. Connect with other like-minded people, spark ideas and create valuable introductions.
Thursday 5th March 2015 – 6:30pm – University of Bath Innovation Centre, Broad Quay, Bath, BA1 1UD
Oli Ward, founder of Develop me
will be delivering a WordPress workshop for all you Girl Geeks. Please bring your laptops along as you’ll be doing some hands-on coding during the event!
Monday 9th March 2015 – 10:45am
Having a business and family can be a tough and difficult thing to balance. Join other business parents for an educational and inspirational meeting with talks from Lucinda Button from Mamaspace
and Claire Stone from Claire Stone Nutrition
Tuesday 10th March 2015 – 10am – The Big Chill, 15 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DE
and hearing all about a website project at Bristol Uni. An example project on GitHub will allow you to put everything into practice and there’ll be code challenges to work through on your own or as a pair programming exercise.
Tuesday 10th March 2015 – 7pm – Blue Speck Financial Officers, 10 Templeback, Bristol, BS1 6FL
will be talking about Behaviour Driven Development – where it came from and what it’s good for. He will also be dispelling some myths that have grown over the years.
The second talk will be from Andrew Fulluck (topic to be discussed).
Tuesday 10th March 2015 – 6:30pm – Brightpearl Office, New Bond House, Bristol, BS2 9AG
The first talk will be given by Julien from DigitalPebble
, which will be able a project he’s working on called Storm-Crawler
. It’s a collection of resources for building low-latency, large scale web crawlers on Apache Storm.
This will be followed shortly with a talk on ‘Modern Java Concurrency’ by Adam Retter
. Expect topics such as Fork/Join, Actor model and Akka.
Tuesday 10th March 2015 – 7pm – MixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH
Principle designer at MixRadio, Steve Murphy, will give the group the lowdown from a designers perspective on the swings and roundabouts of being embedded within an Agile development team.
Wednesday 11th March 2015 – 6pm – Meanbee, 30 Westgate Buildings, Bath, BA1 1EF
Come along and hangout at the Meanbee office
! It’s an open invitation to developers and designers in Bath and Bristol to hang out and either work on their own or team up with others. Their hack nights are a great opportunity to try something new or make progress on your own projects.
Wednesday 11th March 2015 – 7pm – Basekit Office, 4th Floor, The Pithay, Bristol, BS1 2ND
This month, the Bristol WordPress folk join forces with the PHPSW usergroup
. You’ll get to hear about a number of exciting topics such as using Twig and Symfony forms in WordPress and how to integrate a blog into your framework app using trickery, Varnish & ESI.
Thursday 12th March 2015 – Mentor Digital, Bristol, BS2 8NE
This month, Mentor Digital
will be showcasing Web Blocks for Umbraci v7!
Friday 13th March 2015 – 8:30am – Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH
The very first Bath Ruby Conference is here! It’s aimed at Ruby enthusiasts of all skill levels and you’ll get to hear from some of the best speakers in the Ruby community. One not to be missed. (Keep an eye out for Cookies’ very own Digestive.io
Tuesday 17th March 2015 – 12pm – St Nicholas Market, All Saints Street, Bristol, BS1 1JQ
Grab some lunch and a hot drink and share your freelancing stories with other folk. Discuss ongoing projects, bounce ideas off fellow freelancers and get inspiration for the coming month.
Tuesday 17th March 2015 – 6pm – Momentum Financial Technology office, 10 Temple Back, Bristol,
The third meetup for the CodeHub gang this month. There’s a new location for the casual social coding event which now includes table tennis, table football and plenty of food and drink. The hack night is where people can come together to work on projects and learn new technologies in any language at any skill level. Everyone’s welcome!
Wednesday 18th March 2015 – 7pm
It’s the group’s second talk night of the year. The first speaker has been confirmed as Adam Butler
who will be chatting all things AngularJS.
Wednesday 18th March 2015 – 6pm – True Digital, 1st Floor, Royal London Buildings, 42-46 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1PN
Meet like-minded analytics folks in Bristol to chat all about Google Tag Manager and how you can automate its setup. Listen, learn, mingle and drink beer. What more could you ask for?!
Wednesday 18th March 2015 – 7:30am – Bristol & Bath Science Park, Dirac Crescent, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7FR
Learn about all the predictions for new technical trends that’s in store for 2015, including drones, 3D printing and contactless payment technology. If you’re asking yourself how these will affect you or your business then this breakfast meetup is for you.
Wednesday 18th March 2015 – 6:30pm – Basekit Office, 4th Floor, The Pithay, Bristol, BS1 2ND
See how to create a fully-tested Chef cookbook that installs Varnish for caching your website. You’ll test your Varnish cookbook with Chefspec, Test Kitchen, Serverspec and create Cucumber tests to ensure everything is working as expected!
Tuesday 24th March 2015 – 7pm – MixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH
Yet another great meetup from CodeHub this March. Following on from Vagrant, this session will demonstrate working with Docker, a tool for building and deploying apps by packaging them into lightweight containers.
Wednesday 25th March 2015 – 7pm – BaseKit Office, 4th Floor, The Pithay, Bristol, BS1 2ND
No details announced yet, but keep an eye out on the meetup page for more info!
Tuesday 31st March 2015 – 6:30pm – 1 Glass Wharf, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS2 0ZX
Come along and hear others talk about their experiences working with cross mobile platform technologies. Learn about what worked for them, what was a nightmare and different perspective (from developer to project manager).
Tuesday 31st March 2015 – 7pm – Bristol Engine Shed, Stations Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol
Alastair Somerville of Acuity Design
will be holding a great talk about ideas of inclusion in terms of designing places that do not create stress through sensory confusion or sensory load. Alastair will describe how any organisation can perform Sensory Audits, plan and train staff to enable to best possible experience for people, whatever their sensory needs.
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