Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 12th February 2019

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG **NB The venue is licensed for 18 and over **  http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

Theme:TBC

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm I’m a Steminist, hear me roar (Katie Cooper – British Science Association/University of Reading)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm The Neon Future – Where might we be heading with team structures, practices and cultures? (Stuart Munton)
  • 9:35pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

Backgrounders:

I’m a Steminist, hear me roar (Katie Cooper – British Science Association/University of Reading)

What on earth is a Steminist? And why do they make so much noise? Katie Cooper will answer explore these questions and more about the experience of being a women in science for over 18 years. Lifting the lid on issues you may never have thought about and delving into the psychology and science behind them. Delivered with her wit and a sprinkling of bad language, this will not be your run of the mill talk and will leave you thinking about these issues in a different light.

The Neon Future – Where might we be heading with team structures, practices and cultures? (Stuart Munton)

In the future teams might be structured differently. In the future teams might work with different practices. In the future teams might have different cultures…

The one thing we know for sure is that we don’t know the future, but we can look at the data, make predictions, and looking for trends. This interactive talk will assess the views of the attendees and compare this with the results and views of a number of external reference points.

 

Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 20mins for networking and beer.

*Before the second session there is an opportunity for any short announcements so please let us know on the night if you would like a slot or 1-2mins.

FYI: BCS (Berkshire) Social Tech Group meet up (7PM) before our talks. Its a great opportunity for food, drinks, networking and discussions about IT technology, business and advice.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in giving a talk at an upcoming event please contact us via twitter: @RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at] rdggeeknight.org

Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 8th January 2019

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG **NB The venue is licensed for 18 and over **  http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

This month the floor will be an open mic ‘chalk & talk’ evening. We will be kicking off with some cool subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics…) … Come along for networking, beers and feel free to grab the mic when its free to share your geekery  🙂

Theme: TBC

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Open Mic – Chalk & Talk 
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates
  • 9:35pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 20mins for networking and beer.

FYI: BCS (Berkshire) Social Tech Group meet up (7PM) before our talks. Its a great opportunity for food, drinks, networking and discussions about IT technology, business and advice.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in giving a talk at an upcoming event please contact us via twitter: @RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at] rdggeeknight.org:-)

Reading Science & Tech Meetup Groups Christmas Gathering – Tuesday 11th December 2018

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG **NB The venue is licensed for 18 and over **  http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

We are pleased to announce the Reading STEM Xmas Get Together. A brilliant excuse to meet with Reading’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals, practitioners and enthusiasts.

Please register here on PHP Berkshire’s Meetup Page 🙂

We’re also excited to be laying on a festive feast, thanks to our event sponsors: datto Inc., Haybrook IT & Oracle AI.

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Theme: Reading STEM Xmas Get Together

Time: 7pm until late

Venue: Upstairs @ The Walkabout Bar (Reading)

During the evening each group represented will get a short slot to let you know more about them and what they do.

Familiar faces from the following groups:

  • Agile Valley
  • British Science Association (Reading Branch)
  • The British Computer Society (Berkshire Branch)
  • ConnectTVT
  • Google Developer Group Reading & Thames Valley
  • IET Berkshire
  • Innovation Catalyst
  • Missing Maps
  • PHP Berkshire
  • Reading and District Amateur Radio Club
  • Reading Data Science Group
  • Reading Hydro
  • Reading Tester Gathering
  • rlab
  • Startup Grind Thames Valley
  • Thing Network Reading
  • …and others 🙂

Short introduction to the groups being represented.

All Science & Tech meetup groups in the area are very welcome.

Also please join us on the new Slack workspace for Reading STEM so you can get involved with our local community 🙂 (Suggested format (org)) Join our Slack page here!

Contacts us@RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at] rdggeeknight.org:-)

Parking:

Reading Station car park or NCP Car Park Garrard St, Berks, Reading RG1 1NR. Please note its advisable not to leave anything of value on view in your vehicle.

Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 13th November 2018

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG **NB The venue is licensed for 18 and over **  http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

Theme: The gut microbiome and a healthy lifestyle.

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm The gut microbiota and health (Andrea Monteagudo & Simon Andrews – University of Reading)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm 5:2 Intermittent Fasting (Simon Morris)
  • 9:35pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

 

Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 20mins for networking and beer.

*Before the second session there is an opportunity for any short announcements so please let us know on the night if you would like a slot or 1-2mins.

FYI: BCS (Berkshire) Social Tech Group meet up (7PM) before our talks. Its a great opportunity for food, drinks, networking and discussions about IT technology, business and advice.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in giving a talk at an upcoming event please contact us via twitter: @RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at] rdggeeknight.org

Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 9th October 2018

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG **NB The venue is licensed for 18 and over **  http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

Theme: Cyber Threat Intelligence & DIY Electric racing series

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Talos & Threat Hunting (Martin Lee – Cisco)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm Hacky Racers – From Shed to Track (Which was Also A Shed) and Beyond (Keegan Neave)
  • 9:35pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

Additional Info

Cisco Talos

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group is one of the largest commercial threat intelligence teams in the world, comprised of world-class researchers, analysts and engineers. These teams are supported by unrivaled telemetry and sophisticated systems to create accurate, rapid and actionable threat intelligence for Cisco customers, products and services. Talos defends Cisco customers against known and emerging threats, discovers new vulnerabilities in common software, and interdicts threats in the wild before they can further harm the internet at large. Talos maintains the official rule sets of Snort.orgClamAV and SpamCop, in addition to releasing many open-source research and analysis tools.

Hacky Racers

Hacky Racers is a DIY electric racing series, inspired by the Powerwheels Racing Series in the USA, where competitors get together to race their creations built with a budget limit of £500 and their imaginations.  So far some of the vehicles we’ve seen range from three to six wheels, though the latter ended the first race with five.  Each one has it’s own character, something we highly encourage!

Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 20mins for networking and beer.

*Before the second session there is an opportunity for any short announcements so please let us know on the night if you would like a slot or 1-2mins.

FYI: BCS (Berkshire) Social Tech Group meet up (7PM) before our talks. Its a great opportunity for food, drinks, networking and discussions about IT technology, business and advice.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in giving a talk at an upcoming event please contact us via twitter: @RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at] rdggeeknight.org:-)

Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 11th September 2018

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG **NB The venue is licensed for 18 and over **  http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

This month for the first part of the evening the floor will be open format ‘chalk & talk’. We will be kicking off with some cool subjects (3D Printing, VR, IoT…). For the second part of the evening Eddie Short will be giving a great talk on Agile Fluid Enterprise. Come along for networking, beers and feel free to grab the mic when its free to share your geekery  🙂

Theme: TBC

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Open Format Chalk & Talk 
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm Agile Fluid Enterprise – Innovation, Capabilities, Growth – Who does what and why? (Eddie Short)
  • 9:35pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 20mins for networking and beer.

*Before the second session there is an opportunity for any short announcements so please let us know on the night if you would like a slot or 1-2mins.

FYI: BCS (Berkshire) Social Tech Group meet up (7PM) before our talks. Its a great opportunity for food, drinks, networking and discussions about IT technology, business and advice.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in giving a talk at an upcoming event please contact us via twitter: @RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at] rdggeeknight.org:-)

Reading STEM Summer Get Together – Tuesday 14th August 2018

We are pleased to announce the Reading STEM Summer Get Together. A brilliant excuse to meet with Reading’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals, practitioners and enthusiasts.

Please register here on PHP Berkshire’s Meetup Page 🙂

Food will be provided on the night thanks to our event sponsor Lynx Pro. Lynx Pro is the network that connects the most sought-after tech talent and the leading companies in a unique place: https://www.lynxpro.com/

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During the evening each group represented will get a short slot to let you know more about them and what they do.

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG **NB The venue is licensed for 18 and over **  http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

Theme: Reading STEM Summer Get Together

Time: 7pm until late

Venue: Upstairs @ The Walkabout Bar (Reading)

Familiar faces from the following groups:

  • Agile Valley
  • British Science Association (Reading Branch)
  • The British Computer Society (Berkshire Branch)
  • ConnectTVT
  • Google Developer Group Reading & Thames Valley
  • IET Berkshire
  • PHP Berkshire
  • Reading and District Amateur Radio Club
  • Reading Data Science Group
  • Reading Hydro
  • Reading Tester Gathering
  • rlab
  • Startup Grind Thames Valley
  • Thing Network Reading
  • ….and more!

All Science & Tech meetup groups in the area are very welcome.

Also please join us on the new Slack workspace for Reading STEM so you can get involved with our local community 🙂
https://join.slack.com/t/rdguk-stem/shared_invite/enQtNDAzMTIxNTU3MzQ2LTM4M2E0YzczZTJmMDJjMjE0ZmVjNzU3NjgzZWQzMTdlODY3ZWYwZDY1NzM0NWEyOThmOGIyZmQ2ZjQwODQ1YmE

Contacts us@RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at] rdggeeknight.org:-)

Parking:

Reading Station car park or NCP Car Park Garrard St, Berks, Reading RG1 1NR. Please note its advisable not to leave anything of value on view in your vehicle.