Welcome to TechSPARK’s events round-up, summarising the upcoming digital, startup and tech events in Bristol and Bath!

Sponsored by SETsquared Bristol, Hi-Tech Incubator.

*Featured Event* SPARK Skills Festival, The Watershed, Bristol, 1 December

Coming to Bristol’s Watershed at the start of December 2016, TechSPARK is pleased to present the SPARK Skills Festival, the largest independent recruitment event dedicated to the South West Digital Tech Cluster.

Supported by major digital companies in the region, including leading tech companies Just Eat and Actual Experience, the festival will gather large and small technology businesses all in one place showcasing the latest technologies and job opportunities to students and graduates from across the South West.

Find out more about the SPARK Skills Festival and get your tickets.

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Coffee & Networking, Bath Innovation Centre, 1 November @ 10.30am – 12pm

Whether you’ve just moved your business to the area and would like to build your network, or if you’re well established in the region, feel free to pop down, have a coffee courtesy of those lovely people at the University of Bath Innovation Centre, and a friendly chat.

Attendees are also invited to attend Bath Innovation Centre’s First Tuesday which runs directly after the coffee and networking from 12-1pm and showcases both the startups being incubated within the centre in addition to local business and funding opportunities.

Join BathSPARK for free to sign-up to attend Coffee and Networking at the Innovation Centre.

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ProductTank SW #4, Templeback, Bristol, 1 November @ 6.15 – 10pm

ProductTank is a meetup for anyone involved in product  management, marketing and development.

Join them this month for a series of talks from Andrew Crump, CEO of tech startup Mitoo, Bonny Colville-Hyde, Product Manager for sports at Immediate Media and Storm Fagan, Head of Product at JustEat.

Join the ProductTank SW meetup group for free to RSVP, but be quick, this meetup usually fills up fast!

Bristech 2016, The Watershed, Bristol, 3 November @ 8.30am – 5pm

This year’s Bristech conference for developers and tech entrepreneurs will be bringing you 3 streams of sessions for polyglots, innovators and the simply “tech curious”.

So whether you’re a professional developer, founder, tech entrepreneur or enthusiast, there should be something of interest for all.

Find out more about the Bristech conference and check out the full programme of talks.

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Communicate 2016 Session: The New Wave of Digital, Bristol Zoo, 3 November @ 1.40 – 2.30pm and 2.50 – 3.40pm

We are becoming an increasingly digital species with more and more of us watching the world through a smartphone screen. As our friends, favourite organisations and popular figures curate our news for us only the most accessible, shareable content cuts across the online social bubble.

Join BBC digital developers Laura Thorne and Paul Deane to shine a light on what it takes for content to thrive online.

Find out more about Communicate 2016 and book your tickets to the New Wave of Digital Session.

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Mobile Monday Bristol #9: Web Tools, Communications House, Bristol, 7 November @ 6 – 8.30pm

Mobile Monday brings you an evening of speakers looking at the latest on web tools that are changing behaviours and making lives easier both in and out of the workplace and across industries and roles.

This event is a great chance for local talent – strategists, designers, product owners, web specialists, creators and coders – to reflect on the tools that improve our lives.

Find out more about MobileMonday and register for a free ticket.

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SWUX Talk: UX – the heart of Digital Transformation, Sift Digital, Bristol, 8 November @ 6.45 – 8.30pm

SWUX is a free meetup for UX and UX-curious people, on the second Tuesday of every month in Bristol.

This month, Sift Digital is inviting SWUX members to its brand new offices in Old Market to talk about the disciplines of user-centred design and how organisational change is becoming intrinsically linked.

RSVP for a free place at SWUX’s November meetup.

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South West Founders, Watershed, Bristol, 9 November @ 7pm

South West Founders is a monthly meetup for people based in the South West who have been, are, or want to be tech startup founders.

They welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, as well as those who have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring startup businesses.

Check out the South West Founders and RSVP to their November meetup.

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YENA – Young Networking Bath, Bath Brew House, 10 November @ 6.30 – 9.30 pm

YENA is the popular & growing Young Entrepreneur Networking Association that brings networking events to those with a keen interest in business from between the ages of 15 & 30.

Come along, get to know people, grow your network, find a business partner, gain some work, clients, or maybe even find a job!

Sign up for a ticket to attend YENA Bath this November.

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Website Surgery: Is WordPress the right choice?, The Guild Hub, Bath, 10 November @ 12 – 1pm

In this free lunchtime workshop, Lawrence Tilley, Director at Bath-based web design agency, Design for Digital, will help you decide whether the very popular WordPress system is the right choice for your business website.

Register for a free place at Design For Digital’s Website Surgery.

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Collaborate Bristol 2016, Bristol Aquarium, 11 November @ 9am – 5.30pm

Collaborate Bristol is a leading South West UX, IA and Design conference. Returning for the fourth year running, it’s aimed at encouraging sharing, learning and networking within the digital community.

Find out more about Collaborate Bristol’s speakers and book your tickets.

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Social Media Week, Bristol – Various Locations, 14 – 18 November

Global conference, Social Media Week is coming to Bristol for the first time. Hear from social media royalty at keynote lectures, attend knowledge building master classes and develop know-how at practical skill-up sessions.

Events will be held across Bristol this week and you can sign up to one or all of them!

Check out the programme for the whole of Social Media Week here.

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Techie Brekkie: HealthTech – the next big tech opportunity?, Engine Shed, Bristol, 15 November @ 8.15 – 1oam

Everybody is talking about Health Tech being the next wave in the digital transformation of our lives, but what’s the business opportunity and how can you take advantage?

Come along to this brekkie to join the debate and hear from special guests and experts Mike Jackson and Professor Lars Sundstrom.

Get your tickets to Techie Brekkie: HealthTech here.

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TEDxYouth@Bath, The Forum, Bath, 17 November @ 9.30am – 4.30pm

TEDxYouth@Bath is back this November and set to inspire, fuel and challenge the minds of young people from across the South West.

Featuring 23 speakers in the extraordinary line-up already – with some hailing from Bath itself, and others who are being flown in from halfway across the world  to get involved – talking on everything from medical engineering to restorative justice, there really is something to get any brain ticking.

TEDxYouth@Bath is open to all, young and old, so grab a ticket and get involved.

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Morning Coffee & Networking, Beatroot Cafe, Bristol, 17 November @ 10.30am – 12pm

Our drop-in coffee mornings are a very informal networking forum, where you can come along and meet others who work in tech in the region.

Whether you’ve just moved your business to the area and would like to build your network, or if you’re well established in the region – do feel free to pop down, have a coffee, and a friendly chat.

Join the TechSPARK meetup group and RSVP to Morning Coffee & Networking.

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Bristol Fintech 2016, Clarke Willmott LLP, Bristol, 23 November

Bristol Fintech will be bringing together startups and companies with a global profile, matching entrepreneurs and business owners with legal and financial experts.

During a series of talks and focused breakout sessions, you’ll get to hear why the financial institutions of the UK are making Fintech a priority.

Find out more about Bristol Fintech 2016 and register your interest.

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BathCamp: Lightening Talks and Social Evening, The Guild Hub, Bath, 24 November @  7 – 10pm

BathCamp is a free meetup for anyone interested in technology, from hardware to software through to business and design.

This month there will be series of 5-minute lightning/short talks followed by an evening of socialising. There are still spots if you want to become a lightning speaker.

Join BathCamp to RSVP and find out more about becoming a lightning speaker at the November meetup.

*One to watch* Bath Machine Learning Meetup

New meetup on the block is Bath Machine Learning which is open to anyone interested in data science, particularly machine learning and its applications.

All are welcome to this group, from beginners to experts, which aims to meet and share knowledge on a regular basis.

Sign up to Bath Machine Learning for free to be notified of their next meetup.

If you have an upcoming tech or creative event we haven’t mentioned in this list or on our events calendar… tell us about it! 

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