Learn a little more about UX with this month’s meetup. Indu Kaila will go through topics such as user testing, designing for a user’s needs and creating your very own UX toolkit. Learn all the top tips from working in the UX field!
Wednesday 6th May 2015 – 7pm – The Bell Inn, 103 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BW
A meetup group with a difference. The Flag & Bell (F.A.B) is a monthly mini pub crawl for techies and entrepreneurs in and around the Bath area. Fun, friendly and rewarding, you’ll meet more folk interested in the world of web/mobile/cloud tech and startups. Definitely one to put in your diary!
Thursday 7th May 2015 – 6pm – Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX
As part of June’s Venturefest 2015, a one-day event showcasing Bristol and Bath’s most innovative and enterprising startups, this meetup gives companies the chance to pitch to some of the top investors.
TechSPARK are hosting two pitching competitions in Bristol (this one) and Bath (on the 13th May), to shortlist the very best. Think you’ve got what it takes?
Bring your laptop and the rest is up to you! You can either pair on a problem you’ve been having or have an informal chat about Ruby or Rails along with some tea, coffee or something a little stronger.
Thursday 7th May 2015 – 7pm – Engine Shed, Temple Meads, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH
What do you need to think about when bringing a mobile game into the living room? Simon Howard holds an interactive session where he walks through the steps you need to take via a handy little game on his Amazon Fire TV.
Adam Butler talks about why he made the change to open source all of his projects: the good, the bad and the ugly.
PR superstar and mum of two Amanda Thurston will be talking about PR, starting from the very basics and how it can work for you and your business. It’s a great opportunity to get a better understanding of what PR is, how it works and ask Amanda any burning questions you may have.
Tuesday 12th May 2015 – 8:15am – Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH
Particularly useful for those who have never considered Venture Capital, this meetup will show you the sort of commitment it means for you and your business and allow you to connect with others who have been through the experience. Learn all about the investment process and the pros and cons of life with investors.
Tuesday 12th May 5:30pm – The Clifton Club, 22 The Mall, Bristol, BS8 4DS
Hear from Sift Digital’s CEO Ben Heald as he shares some of the company’s diabolical disasters and tales of glittering growth. It’s guaranteed to be an entertaining talk, plus you’ll also learn some valuable do’s and dont’s for your business along the way.
What are the universals of the human condition and how are they applicable to product and user experience design? Mixing western developmental psychology and eastern philosophy, Pete Francomb will take you on a journey from paradise to purgatory, illustrated with examples from a bunch of sites and apps.
A warm welcome to the new meetup on the block! It’s for those who are interested in all things testing and welcomes all skill levels. Share experiences, stories, best practices and your tools of the trade.
Three exciting talks this month! The first will give you a glimpse of the newly released PPI 2.1 and you’ll learn about the extra value using an interop framework brings on top of just using a single standalone framework.
The second will give you a brief introduction to PSR-7 and the core concepts around phly/http, a concrete implementation of the standard.
Tuesday 19th May 2015 – 12pm – St Nicholas Market, All Saints Street, Bristol
Grab a sarnie and a cuppa and chat about your freelancing adventures in the Bristol area. The perfect opportunity for bouncing ideas off others and you may even get inspiration for your ongoing projects!
It’s a good’un this month! There’s two exciting talks scheduled by some interesting speakers:
1) Simon Howard, is back again to provide an overview of the developer opportunity with the Amazon Appstore and Amazon APIs. He’ll also demo some cool stuff on Amazon Fire Tablets and Fire Phones. You may even win one!
2) Share experiences about making apps designed for Android Wear with Christopher McKirgan.
3) Jon Waring from the Green Crocodile Company will chat about his Crocodile app that encourages kids to walk or bike to school.
Tuesday 19th May 2015 – 7pm – Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY
Wednesday 20th May 8:15am – The Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB
This meetup has been postponed from last month. Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) has risen to the forefront over the last couple of years. It helps us get more bang for our buck! But should you care about CRO and can it really make a difference to your bottom line?
Come along and learn more about this area, share ideas and learn from others.
Wednesday 20th May 2015 – 6pm – The Guild Coworking Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB
Sit down once a month and work on adding new data to the datastore and talk about open data. Not just for developers, these meetups are a great away to get involved in a community initiative and discuss new ideas in an informal setting.
Wednesday 20th May 2015 – 7:30pm – Bristol Games Hub, 77 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RD
Procedural Mesh Generation is a powerful tool as it allows complete control over creating and rendering 3D models. This talk will cover the basics of what a mesh is and how to use it. As always, the main talk will be followed by a show-and-tell and a relaxing pint.
The perfect opportunity for you to meet local Ruby folk and chat about Ruby, Rails or anything you fancy really. You have everything you need for a great relaxed evening: good wifi, friendly faces, drinks and most importantly, cake!
Free pizza and beer, plus two excellent talks and plenty of swag from some sponsors. What more could you want from a Thursday evening?!
Learn the why, what and how of asking good questions on Stack Overflow in order to receive high quality answers. Afterwards, you’ll be shown what can be done by your average teenager without forking out big bucks for a Visual Studio license.
Gather at a local drinking establishment (still tbc) and get to know one another. Talk about problems that you’d like solved and some tech ideas/products for solving them. This meetup is more like a kick off session so get involved!
Tuesday 26th May 2015 – 7pm – Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol
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