If you’re in the tech or creative industry and looking for inspiration on what to do this month, we’ve pulled together a list of all that’s happening in the South West.
Monday 3rd August 2015 – 3pm – Greville Smyth Park, Bristol, BS3
This informal summer meetup will introduce some yoga moves for busy parents, with plenty of time to chat about mindfulness, relaxation and general best practices in business.
Wednesday 5th August 2015 – 7pm
August brings a refreshing change in the schedule for the SWmobile group. Instead of organising a talk night, there’ll be a summer social with drinks, chatter and a lot of catching up! Space is limited so RSVP while you still can.
Tuesday 4th August 2015 – 6pm – Momentum Financial Technology Office, 10 Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6FL
Work on personal projects in a social atmosphere, pair up to work on a something or learn new things by working through online coding challenges. What you do, is down to you! Everyone is welcome, from the code experts to those interested in code.
Tuesday 4th August 2015 – 6:30pm – Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF
This meetup will showcase some of the awesome things their members have created using WordPress. These include topics such as a drag & drop page builder plugin and using APIs to pull in data to custom post types within WordPress. Go and check out some interesting stuff!
Tuesday 4th August 2015 – 6:30pm – Brightpearl, New Bond House, Bond Street, Bristol, BS2 9AG
Pop along and learn all about Elasticsearch Internals, Spring Boot and building microservices. Talks given by Afraz Mamoon and Anurag Ajwani.
Wednesday 5th August 2015 – 7pm
This month, the meetup will return to some of the fundamentals of MySQL. It will involve reviewing some of the essential practices that are key to getting your environment into a stable state. These include choosing hardware, installation, configuration, backups and more.
Wednesday 5th August 2015 – 7pm – Halo, 141 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8BA
This meetup is for entrepreneurs to meet and talk through business ideas and challenges to give everyone a refreshing perspective, gain valuable insight and get inspired.
Thursday 6th August 2015 – 10:30am – The Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB
Connect with people, spark ideas and create valuable introductions. Pop down, have a coffee and get chatting to other folks who work in the tech industry.
Tuesday 11th August 2015 – 6pm
It’s time to take a break from the usual workshops and talks this month, so you can catch up and say hello to new faces. Socialise over a drink and a bite to eat!
Wednesday 12th August 2015 – 6:30pm – MixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH
This August, PHPSW will be hosting a night of talks all about testing! Topics included are “A Travesty of a Mockery of a…” (a whirlwind tour of test doubles) and “Is TDD dead?” (a look as phpspec and why it could be an alternative to phpunit).
Wednesday 19th August 2015 – The Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB
Come along and sit down to work on adding new data to the datastore and talk about open data. This meetup isn’t just for developers, but they’re a great way to get involved in a community initiative and discuss new ideas in an informal setting.
Thursday 20th August 2015 – 6:30pm – xxxxxxxxxxxx
Elasticsearch 2.0 beta is coming very soon! This month, will feature discussions on its features and improvements. More details TBC.
Wednesday 26th August 2015 – 7pm – cxpartners, 2 College Square, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5HL
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