The South West will (hopefully) be hotting up this month as June brings sunshine, cider and a whole lot of tech meetups.

Bristol Clojurians: Programming in the Pub

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 – 6pmSmall Bar, 31/32 King Street, The Beermuda Triangle, Bristol, BS1 4DZ

Now at Small Bar, you can work on any Clojure project you want, in the company of like-minded people. Anything is possible!

Bristol Java Meetup: Lightning Talks

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 – 6:30pmOvo Energy, 1 Rivergate, Bristol, BS1 6ED

With a maximum of 10 minutes each, a variety of speakers talk about anything and everything tech related. Node.js and Amazon DynamoDB are just a couple of topics you’ll be able to learn more about at the meetup.

Flag & Bell: For Techies and Entrepreneurs

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – 7pmThe Boater Pub, Argyll Street, Bath, BA2 4BQ

Friendly faces, fun conversation and a cold pint – what more could you need? A great meetup where you’ll learn about all the exciting developments in web/mobile/cloud tech and startups.

BathSPARK: Coffee and Networking at the Hub

Thursday 4th June – 10:30amThe Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB

BathSPARK brings together people of Bath who work in the tech industry. Whether you’re a coder, creative or entrepreneur, this social setting is perfect for networking with local digital people. Enjoy a drink and chat about what you love!

Code Club meetup

Thursday 4th June – 6pmThe Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

It’s National Volunteers Week and Code Club would like as many people as possible to get involved and make an outstanding contribution by teaching kids to code. Each project will help children learn how to program by showing them skills needed to make computer games, animations and websites.
If our workshops teaching kids to code got you thinking about volunteering to be a part of something similar, just get in touch with guys at Code Club and see how you can help.

Bath Ruby User Group: Hangout

Thursday 4th June 2015 – 6:30pmPicnic Coffee, 9 Saracen Street, Bath, BA1 5BR

Bath Ruby Hangouts are bi-weekly, agenda-free get togethers with other local Ruby folk. Bring your laptop and pair on a problem or just chat all things Ruby.

Bristech: “Identity in the Internet of Things” and “Elastic Search”

Thursday 4th June 2015 – 7pmEngine Shed, Temple Meads, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH

For the first talk of the evening, Jamie Bowen will explain how fundamental identity is to the internet of things. He’ll also show some common architectures and patterns which allow identity to be applied to people, things and the relationships between them.
Afterwards, Neil Andrassy will give a quick intro to Elastic, Apache Spark and Elastic-Spark, explaining what they can do for you.


Monday 8th June 2015 – 6pmGuild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW

The Guild will be displaying the WWDC Keynote live! So come along, watch and discuss the latest from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference being held in San Francisco, where Apple’s renowned developer community will come together to learn about the future of iOS and OS X.

Bristol Venture Funding Hub Meetup: Connect and learn about crowdfunding & alternative finance

Tuesday 9th June 2015 – 6pmRichmond Building, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1LN

Join a fast growing community of entrepreneurs that are getting their projects and businesses funded by popping along to this launch event and discover how crowdfunding and alternative funding can help you.

SWUX: ‘Being Emotional – Designing for Humans, Not Users’

Tuesday 9th June 2015 – 7pmMixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

Join Craig Pugsley and Jon Davies both Senior UX Designers at MixRadio as they take you through a whistle-stop tour of designing for beings with real human emotions. There’ll be food, live music and lots of fun.

Measure Bowling Bristol: Let’s Bowl!

Thursday 11th June 2015 – 7:30pmHollywood Bowl, Avonmeads, St Philips Marsh, BS2 0SP

The goal of this group is to build the Digital Analytics community, both locally and at the global level, but with a fun twist! Enjoy the relaxed evening of bowling among other like-minded people.

Talend user group & SW UK event: Case study & demo night

Thursday 11th June 2015 – 6:15pm

Hear from one of the Talend clients about how they found the process of ‘Talendification’! They’ll go through the project and outcomes using Talend to manage the end-to-end process of processing and profiling data, ETL and data integration. Drinks and canapés provided!

University of Bath: Bath App-a-thon

Saturday 13th June 2015 – 10amRoom 1W, Bath University, Claverton Down Road, Bath, BA2 7AY

The BCS will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time, and you can be part of it!
Using a mixture of talk, activities, and hands-on coding, individuals and families with children over the age of 10 will learn to build simple interactive applications that can be run on Android phones or tablets.
You will leave the day with apps you’ve built and the software installed on your own laptop to play around with once you get home!

“On the Nail”: Monthly Freelancer Meetup

Tuesday 16th June 2015 – 12pmSt Nicholas Market, All Saints Street, Bristol, BS1 1JQ

An hour-long meetup for freelancers to discuss ongoing projects and perhaps spark some inspiration or ideas for future ones.

SouthWest Code Club Community

Tuesday 16th June 2015 – 6pmExeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ

Calling all tech enthusiasts! Primary schools from all over Devon are seeking volunteers to run after-school Code Clubs for their students. If you’re interested then get yourself down to this meetup where you can find out more.

CodeHub Bristol: Creating Coding with Kids

Tuesday 16th June 2015 – 7pm

Katja Durrani has been teaching school children how to code over the past two years and here she explains the educational technologies she’s used and how you can use them to inspire children in your own community.

Bath Hacked: Curators Night – Spring Clean

Wednesday 17th June 2015 – 6pmThe Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB

This month will be a ‘spring clean’ event, helping to get the group ready for their ‘Summer of Data’ hack day next month!

PHPSW: Coding Practices

Wednesday 17th June 2015 – 6:30pmMixRadio, Prudential Buildings, 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol, BS1 2PH

June will play host to a number of talks about coding practices. These include things such as Monads and how to fix fragile code.

umBristol: Social

Thursday 18th June 2015 – 6pmSmall Bar, 31-32 King Street, The Beermuda Triangle, Bristol, BS1 4DZ

An informal social meetup at the pub, where you can talk about Umbraco until the last bus home. Share all your stories about the Ubraco CodeGarden conference too!

ACCU Bristol: ‘How to diffuse your way out of a paper bag’

Thursday 18th June 2015 – 7pmBristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AD

This talk will revise the basics of Monte Carlo models and consider when they are appropriate. In particular, it will demonstrate standard and geometric Brownian motion, showing various approaches to diffusing one’s way out of a paper bag.

BristolJS: Clojurescript, Om and the future of the single page app

Wednesday 24th June 2015 – 7pmBasekit Office, 4th Floor, The Pithay, Bristol, BS1 2ND

Learn how and why David Nolan used immutable data and virtual DOM rendering rather than any other SPA solution design out there. He will also be talking about the implications for the future of Javascript programming.

The Pulse: Startup Speed Dating

Thursday 25th June 2015 – 6:30pmToto’s Wine Bar, 125 Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6HU

Grab a drink, sit down and have a quick chat with the person next to you. A new conversation with a new partner starts with the sound of the gong so you can make your first step towards building a winning Founder partnership.

.NET Bristol: “A lap around Akka.Net” and “Release in the Microsoft world”

Thursday 25th June 2015 – 7pmJustEAT Technology, Broad Quay House, Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DJ

Time for another wonderful geek-out! The first talk aims to provide an introduction to exactly what the actor model is and why we need this 40-year old design in modern codebases. You’ll also find out what Akka.Net is and how to build complex applications easier.
Afterwards, Matteo Emili chats through how the team at Microsoft deals with releases, starting from the ground up.

Bristol Media: Summer Party

Tuesday 30th June 2015 – 6pmZone, The Brew House, Tower Hill, Bristol, BS2 0EQ

Digital Agency SWmobile: Lightning TalksTuesday 30th June 2015 – 6:30pmCXPartners, 2 College Square, Anchor Roach, Bristol, BS1 5HL

June’s meetup welcomes something different from the SWmobile group – lightning talks! You’ll hear about a wide range of topics from loads of different people, so there will be something for everybody.

Accessible Bristol: “ & Accessibility – How can it help?”

Tuesday 30th June 2015 – 7pmEngine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH

Chaals McCathie Nevile will lead this talk about and accessibility. If you’re interested in semantic markup, improved search engine visibility and making it easier for people to find useful accessibility info on the web, then don’t miss out!

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