Welcome to the second of TechSPARK’s regular events round-up, summarising the upcoming tech-related events in Bristol and Bath!

*Featured Event*
Bristol Hack, Basekit Platform
14 to 15 June @ 11am

Join Bristol Hackers this weekend for an overnight hack. All you need is your laptop and your imagination. The fantastic guys at BaseKit have provide the space, some where to code overnight and some API’s to build on.

It’s time to get your hack on!

We’ve got representatives from SendGrid and PayPal Developer to give you a head start on some hacks. And if you want to talk to anyone else, team up, or just have a chat about the hacks in advance then check out the GitChat set up by @teabass https://gitter.im/andrew/BristolHack.

  • Registration 11am
  • Hack Starts 12pm
  • Lunch 12:30pm –  Provided by the guys at Yolk Recruitment
  • Dinner 7pm – Provided with love from PayPal | Developer
  • Beers – The guys at The Agency will be bringing beverages for all
  • Breakfast 9am – We are still looking for someone to support.
  • Hack Ends / Presentations 12pm
  • Lunch/Beer/Home 1pm

Register for the Bristol Hack.

SW Mobile – Ooooo look something shiny
17 June @ 7pm

sw-mobileThere’s a ton of cool new tech that’s becoming a big part of mobile ecosystem that extend beyond smartphones and tablets so let’s get together and talk/demo some of it. Played with iBeacons? Coned you way in to the Glass explorers program, used the new Chromecast SDK? or got your hands on an Oculus rift? Come and tell us about your experiences – even better if it’s connected to a mobile app.

It’s a broad meetup for demos, side projects or full on commercial projects we like the mix.

Join the SW Mobile group.

Pervasive Media Studio – Lunchtime talk: AlphaSphere to BetaLoop, The Watershed
20 June @ 1pm

pervasive media studio logoDo you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting the studio residents, talking about a specific projects or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join them for one of their Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday.

Studio residents nu desine will providing an update on their hugely successful electronic musical instrument, the AlphaSphere and giving a first insight into their next project going into R&D now, the BetaLoop.

See the Persuasive media Studio website for more information.

SETsquared – Negotiation skills workshop, Engine Shed
24 June @ 10am

man-and-womanNegotiation skills are of key importance in business. This workshop combines negotiations theory backed up by audio examples together with practical exercises related to real world business cases.

The workshop studies the various modes of negotiations, behaviors, techniques and attendees discuss real world application of these modes. You will investigate sources of negotiation power, techniques to test the resolve of the other party, how to ask for a better deal and what to do when the crunch happens.

Run by Greville Commins, Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Tickets are unfortunately now sold out but for those not lucky enough to have a ticket, you can join the Negotiation skills workshop waiting list.

Computer Science and Creative Technologies: Social Innovation Challenge (3 day event)
25 June @ 2pm – 27 June @ 8pm

UWE*UWE students only* Lockleaze is an area close to UWE’s Frenchay campus, with high indices of deprivation and social exclusion. Indeed, some areas even fall within the UK’s most deprived areas in terms of education skills and training. Connect Lockleaze is a project which aims to rectify this by providing learning and training opportunities in a wide variety of subjects, particularly in IT, but as a project they have also recently faced some challenges.

This is your opportunity to work in teams to design and develop a solution to this problem with support from experts from industry and the local community. On the final day, teams will pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges and the winning team will get a prize!

Coffee, tea and lunch will be provided each day.

Sign up to the Computer Science and Creative Technologies group

Techie Brekkie: Social Media, The Guild Coworking Hub
25 June @ 8:15am

techspark logoSocial Media is established and growing, it’s not only a critical marketing tool, we’re also using it for recruitment, leads, and company information. It’s not just for the youngsters anymore – indeed the demographics are older than you think!

Come along and meet others who are looking to better utilise social media within their businesses, share tips and discuss new platforms.

As usual spaces are limited so please sign up for the Techie Breakie quickly if you’re interested!

BRUG Monthly Meetup, The Tobacco Factory
26 June @ 7pm

BRUG (Bristol Ruby User Group) are a bunch of friendly Ruby developers who meet once a month for some beers and talks.

They’re always open to meet up suggestions so feel free to  join the BRUG discussion.


Hudson Accountants: Money Matters, Redwood Hotel & Country Club
26 June @ 5pm

screen480x480Money Matters is a series of events for businesses who are looking for new ways to increase their profit and grow. Money Matters is a free event run by Hudson Accountants. It is an opportunity to evaluate your business, make vast improvements and network with other businesses in Bristol.

This months speakers include Della Hudson on KPIs, John Dalby and Gregg Latchams on shareholder agreements and Paul Hardman and Gregg Latchams on buying and selling your business.
Sign up for your free ticket to Money Matters.

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