The sun is well and truly out and July welcomes the arrival of more scorching events, meetups and talks. Make sure you don’t miss out on the latest technical happenings!

SWUX – Interactive task: ‘Let’s build a website together, live!’

Tuesday 1st July 2014 – 7pm

Where: The Elephant public house, 20 St Nicholas Street, BS1 1UB

CEO & founder of Britehire, Frank West, will be talking through the process of building a website from conception through to deployment. The focus will be on how UX can be used during each phase of the build and how we can create better relationships with everyone involved in the process.

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 – 8:15am

Where: Bristol Games Hub, 77 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RD

Join TechSpark at the home of gaming in Bristol – Bristol Games Hub – to discuss where this dynamic and disruptive industry is going. Console vs Mobile: who will come out on top as the sector diversifies? With an introduction from Tom Rawlings, come along to discuss this hot topic.

Bristech – Knockout components / Functional, reactive iOS

Thursday 3rd July 2014 – 7pm

Where: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, BS1 6QH

Steve Sanderson’s talk will include how to combine Knockout.js with industry standard front-end tooling to produce efficient and scalable web apps. Warning: IE6 will be rearing its ugly head!
Afterwards, Sam Davies takes a look at what Functional Reactive Programming means in the mobile development world. If you’re not familiar with objective-C, don’t fret! The focus here will be on the RFP paradigm and not on the specifics of the code.

South West Founders meetup

Wednesday 9th July 2014- 7pm

This casual meetup combines everyone who is passionate about, or involved in: start-ups, tech, business and entrepreneurship to create an informal support network. A great place to share ideas and insights while making some valuable contacts in the process.

CodeHub Bristol – Workshop: Introduction to testing

Tuesday 15th July 2014 – 7pm

Where: The Big Chill, 15 Small Street, Bristol. BS1 1DE

A place to code, share and learn from one another. This month, Tom Buckley-Houston will explain why we test and how to get started, using an example from Javascript. Don’t forget to bring your Laptop!

BathSPARK summer social

Wednesday 16th July 2014 – 5:45pm

Where: The Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX

This summer social brings together a broad spectrum of people who work in the tech sector in the Bath & Bristol area. Pop along and get involved in great conversations, spark new ideas and forge new relationships and opportunities.

Techie Brekkie: Finance & funding for startups

Wednesday 23rd July 2014 – 8:15am

Where: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, BS1 6QH

It’s difficult being a startup company. With one of the biggest issues being money and getting access to funding, it’s important to know where to turn for help. Come along to learn about and discuss the various finance options available to startups. Bacon & pastries are available, so sign up quickly if you’re interested!

Bristol JS – Angular JS for data driven web applications

Wednesday 23rd July 2014 – 7pm

You may have seen this talk in last month’s blog. It was meant to be for June, but has now been rescheduled for July! The topic is still the same though: Adam Butler talks about building declarative, high performance, modular and scalable web apps using AngularJS.

BristolDevNet – Web development: Two ways

Thursday 24th July 2014 – 6:30pm

With groups and events aimed mainly at .NET developers, this month Shawn Wildermouth heads to Bristol to talk about two different ways of doing web development. Firstly, there will be an introduction on getting started with Web API 2 In the second part, Shawn will show us why learning Node.js will make us a better ASP.NET developer. Fun!

Get Growing! The Great British Business Roadshow

Thursday 24th July 2014 – 9:30am

Where: Engine Shed, The Bristol SETsquared Centre, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH

A very valuable workshop where you will gain concentrated knowledge to help you grow your business. It’s packed full of practical advice delivered by industry experts covering everything from customer service, money, and marketing. Learn about how to be more strategic about expanding your small business.

South West virtual reality meetup

Tuesday 29th July 2014 – 7pm

Exciting times for SouthWestVR as it’s their very first meetup! It’s a group for virtual reality enthusiasts and developers in and around the South West. If this takes your fancy and you’re interested in the Oculus Rift at all, come along and get together with others to socialise, play with some cool hardware and watch talks from Toxic Games and others.

BRUG monthly meeting

Thursday 31st July 2014

Where: Loft3, Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF

More beer and geek chat held at CookiesHQ, run by our very own Nicolas Alpi!