GeekUp comes to Nottingham!

Topic: Developers

GeekUp, a community of web designers, web developers, and other tech-minded folk holds it first meeting in Nottingham. The event is being hosted by Esendex’s very own Gemma Cameron who is one of our talented developers.
Gemma has been involved with GeekUp for 4 years now. She first got into the Geek community by attending GeekUp Manchester and attending and speaking at the North West Ruby User Group. Gemma was instrumental in setting up GeekUp Preston, where she organised regular meetings with beer and homemade cake. Gemma, helped by her fellow Preston GeekUppers, then went on to organise the very successful Barcamp Blackpool.
Preston Geek Up logo
 
 
 
Now that Gemma is based in Nottingham she has decided it’s time to move GeekUp a little further South, and set up GeekUp Nottingham. Details of the event are as follows:
When: Monday 2nd August 6:30pm
Where: Upstairs at Dogma
What: General geekery and beer. Aim to share knowledge and social network with folks involved or interested in the web and technology industry.
Speakers:
Peter Cooper (Author of “Beginning Ruby” http://www.petercooper.co.uk/) speaking for us:
Ignoring Common Sense: The Aircraft Carrier Made of Ice and Other Technical Flights of Fancy
Get permission to abandon common sense through a look at flights of fancy and “failures” of common sense in the worlds of engineering, computer science, and fashion.
Also speaking, Dominic from Nottinghack (http://www.meetup.com/Nottinghack/) talking about:
Nottinghack – a Hackspace for Nottingham
An overview of the hardware hacker and maker movement in the UK & an introduction to Hackspace Nottingham – Nottinghack.
Followed by a show and tell. Bring along something cool to share with the group, whether it’s a new shiny gizmo, IDE, code snippet or handbag!
Get in touch if you want to get involved gemma.cameron@esendex.com or sign up at:
http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/6589920/ENG/Nottingham/GeekUp-Nottingham/Dogma/
If you are not able to attend Monday’s event, you can listen to Gemma being interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham on Sunday 1st August at 4:15pm

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