shutterstock_168631826Welcome to the first of our regular events round-ups, summarising the upcoming tech-related events in Bristol and Bath!

*Featured Event*
Techie Brekkie: UX / UI, The Engine Shed
12 June @ 8:15 – 9:30am

techspark logoIf you didn’t already know, TechSPARK run regular Techie Brekkies in Bristol and Bath – a breakfast themed networking event on specific topics with panellists / Q&A.

Our next Techie Brekkie will focus on User Experience and User Interface:

It is so important to get User Experience and User Interface right in today’s businesses in order to remain competitive.

“Don’t make me think” is the title of a well known book around the subject and indeed that is what a good interface should aim to do ie. make the user’s experience as easy as it possibly can be!

There are several tricks and tips to achieve this. This breakfast is for those who work in these fields, those who are looking to create a strong, usable, interface for their products, or simply those who are interested in this topic – to come and share ideas and tips!

Places are limited so get your tickets quick!

Bristol Ruby User Group (BRUG) – Monthly Meetup, Tobacco Factory
29 May @ 7pm

BRUGJoin the Bristol Ruby User Group for an informal chat over drinks at the Tobacco Factory this Thursday.




Auto-enrolment – Employer Pension Obligations at The Engine Shed, Bristol
30 May @ 12 – 1pm

Engine Shed, Bristol logoThis session, delivered by Corrigan Associates, will look at what auto-enrolment means for startup and growing businesses.

If you can’t make it to the Engine Shed talk, there is a similar event being held at Bristol Zoo by the Bristol Post on the 4 June.

For the Bristol Zoo event, doors open at the earlier time of 5.30pm for networking and a chance to look around, with the speakers starting at 6.15pm. There will be refreshments plus more networking time after the speakers.

Tickets and further information can be found by clicking the link: Bristol Connected, ‘Auto-Enrolment – Are You Ready?’ at Bristol Zoo’s Clifton Pavilion.

BrisTECH, ‘Big Data and the Cloud (Dan Cook) / AngularJS (Adam Butler)’ at The Island, Bristol
5 June @ 7pm

Bristech logoBristech is a group of technically-minded people meeting up once a month for beer, pizza and some (hopefully) informative talks about new and interesting things that can be done in the world of computer programming.

This month Dan Cook will be speaking about how architectures have evolved to deal with large volumes of data and the technologies that support them with a whistle-stop tour of a MongoDB sharded cluster, BigTable implementations, relational databases, graph databases and enterprise search. In addition Adam Butler will talk about what AngularJS is, why you might need it and how it can help you build declarative data-driven agile applications that scale.

South West Founders – Monthly Meetup
10 June @ 7pm

sw-founders logoSouth West Founders is a monthly meet-up for people based in the South-West who have been, are, or want to be tech start-up founders. They aim to connect local entrepreneurs with co-founders and other like-minded people as well as tech investors to create an informal support network.

You do need to be a member to be told the location of the meet up, but you can join for free here.


Bath Scrum Group – Monthly Meetup
11 June @ 7pm

Bath Scrum are a group of agile practitioners and enthusiasts living and working in the South West of England and welcome anyone interested in Scrum and Agile practices. They meet once a month to chat and share their agile war stories over a drink or two!

This months event is yet to have a location confirmed but you can check for updates here.



If you have an upcoming tech event we haven’t mentioned in this list, tell us about it!