There are a whole host of tech-related events across Bristol & Bath this month. Check them out, there’s something for everyone. If you have an event you’d like us to add, just get in touch!

BathSPARK: Coffee & Networking at the Hub

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

The Drop in Coffee mornings are a very informal networking forum, where you can come along and meet others who work in Tech in the region.
Feel free to pop down, have a coffee courtesy of those lovely people at the Guild Coworking Hub, and also a friendly chat.

Bristech: ‘Soft Skills’ & ‘VR’

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

Sean O’Neill will be presenting a talk aimed at anyone interested in the non-technical side of being a software engineer. He’ll give you a basic grounding in the area by going through the current models of how people think and behave.
Afterwards, you’ll hear from Lukas Roper & Dan Page about the virtual reality market as it stands. Then there’ll be an in-depth look at some of the challenged presented by VR and how the Opposable Games team have made efforts to overcome them.

DrupalCamp Bristol

Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th July 2015Various locations

DrupalCamp Bristol brings together people from around the world who use, develop, design and support the Drupal platform. The business day will be held on the Friday (aimed at business leaders and decision-makers who are already familiar with Drupal). Saturday will be focused more on the developers, with sessions, code sprints and BoFs. Come for the software, stay for the community.

Bath: Hacked – Summer of data

Saturday 4th July 2015 – 9am – *The Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB

Welcome to the 2015 one-day summer hack! More relaxed this time round, with less emphasis on competition, it’s an ideal opportunity to introduce yourself to data and the Bath: Hacked community.
Full schedule including judges and fun prizes to be announced soon!

Bristol Media: Master Class Day 2015

Monday 6th July 2015 – 8:45amOsborne Clarke, 2 Temple Back East, Bristol, BS1 6EG

The whole day will deliver an insight into the future role of marketing agencies, along with focusing on the detail with experts from across the marketing mix offering their experience and expertise.
These popular day events are an opportunity for the creative community of Bristol to come together to share ideas, network and learn from each other, leaving updated and inspired.

Bristol Java Meetup: In Memory Datagrids, Hazelcast

Tuesday 7th July 2015 – 6:30pm

This month’s meetup features a series of talks on in-memory datagrids, distributed locking and caching (plus plenty more!)
Talk 1: “Introduction to Hazelcast“. Thomas Radcliffe will take you through a quick intro to Hazelcast and how it’s used at Brightpearl for multi-tenant locking & caching.
Talk 2: Andrejs Jermakovics, with the topic still to be confirmed.

Bath Scrum User Group: Modern XP

Tuesday 7th July 2015 – 7pmMix Radio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

Rachel Davies coaches product development teams at Unruly and has come along to Bristol to explain XP values and principles and how Unruly use XP to evolve their practice.

PHPSW: eCommerce

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

In July, PHPSW will be hosting a night of talks all about eCommerce! Talks include “building and selling modules for Magento eCommerce”, by Christos Constantinou, full stack JavaScript developer and experienced in Magento. Afterwards, you’ll get to hear all about Moltin from Drew McLellan

ACCU Bristol: The Anatomy of Engineers

Wednesday 8th July 2015 – 7pmBristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AD

Take a look at some of the tools, techniques and traits that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary in the world of software engineering.

TechSPARK Bristol: Techie Brekkie – Cyber Security

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

How much of an issue if Cyber Security these days, and what steps can we take to protect ourselves against phishing, identity fraud and online theft? Come along to this Techie Brekkie to discuss this broad topic, the most risky areas at the moment and how best to protect yourself.

South West Test Meetup

Tuesday 14th July 2015 – 6:30pmBroad Quay House, Second Floor, Price Street, Bristol, BS1 4DJ

The first talk this month is courtesy of Anna Baik who will attempt to explain “what on earth is testing anyway?”. Anna has been interviewing and hiring testers since 2009. She’ll talk about how you can start identifying and describing skills, and resources out there that you can use to help you whichever side of the hiring table you’re normally sitting on.
That will be followed by an explanation on how BDD works and its advantages by Vinod Thomas.

SWUX: “How to get attention!”

Tuesday 14th July 2015 – 7pmMix Radio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

In this workshop, Andrew Grimes, principal UX consultant at Nomensa will look at how to design ‘meta-moments’ (tiny moments of reflection that prompt us to think consciously about what we’re experiencing). You’ll be able to see firsthand how roadblocks, speed-bumps and diversions can be used to foster more attentive and more memorable experiences.

BristolJS: Flash Forward

Wednesday 15th July 2015 – 6:30pmThe Tobacco Factory, The Bar, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF

A slightly unusual extra BristolJS evening in which all ex-Flash developers and animators are invited for a few beers at the Tobacco Factory. Current Flash devs are also more than welcome! Time for reminiscing, and chatting about what you’re all doing now and the lessons learnt along the way.

UXBristol 2015

Friday 17th July 2015 – 9amM Shed, Princes Wharf, Whapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN

Back for another year, UXBristol unites all those interested in UX and design together under one roof. Last year was great so Nathalie and myself will be there again! Subjects include “turning personas into people”, “User journey and empathy mapping” and “optimisation”, all given by some fantastic speakers.

SWmobile: “What’s new in mobile?”

Tuesday 21st July 2015 – 6:30pmJUSTEAT Technology, Broad Quay House, Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DJ

Come and find out what’s changes and what new features are available to developers. There’ll be talks on iOS, Android and Windows mobile technology – just about something for everyone!

SouthWest Product People meetup

Thursday 23rd July 2015 – 6pm

A meetup for anyone involved in Product – managers, marketeers and developers. Guest speaker this month include Boz Kay who will talk about how he uses the principles of the Now Here Group‘s practices, unleashing creativity to deliver products. This will be followed by a talk on building customer centred journeys to ensure great products, given by Steve Bryant (consultant and ex-Orange Head of Product).

The Simpleweb Challenge: Social Apps

Tuesday 28th July 2015 – 6:45pm

It’s time for another exciting Simpleweb Challenge! This time, they’ll be teaming up with Rusic.
You’ll be challenged to build something cool and possibly useful using the Rusic API. Built internally by the Simpleweb folk, Rusic enables developers and designers to build complex social websites and apps quickly.
As always there are rules and regs to follow. Don’t code before the night, but you can research, draw plans and gather ideas. This hack night is suitable to front and back-end devs of all experience and you can work in teams of up to 3 people. Don’t forget, there’ll be an awesome prize for the best idea!

BristolJS: Web Components

Wednesday 29th July 2015 – 7pmEngine Shed, Temple Meads, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6Qh

Topics and speakers still be to announced!