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!
Thursday 2nd July 2015 – 10:30am – The 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.
Thursday 2nd July 2015 – 7pm – Engine Shed, Temple Meads, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH
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.
Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th July 2015 – Various 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.
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!
Monday 6th July 2015 – 8:45am – Osborne 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.
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.
Tuesday 7th July 2015 – 7pm – Mix Radio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH
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.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 – 7pm – Brightpearl, 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
from Drew McLellan
Wednesday 8th July 2015 – 7pm – Bristol 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.
Thursday 9th July 2015 – 8:15am – Engine 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.
Tuesday 14th July 2015 – 6:30pm – Broad 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.
Tuesday 14th July 2015 – 7pm – Mix 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.
Wednesday 15th July 2015 – 6:30pm – The 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.
Friday 17th July 2015 – 9am – M 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.
Tuesday 21st July 2015 – 6:30pm – JUSTEAT 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!
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).
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!
Wednesday 29th July 2015 – 7pm – Engine Shed, Temple Meads, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6Qh
Topics and speakers still be to announced!