Reading Science & Tech Meetup Groups Christmas Gathering – Tuesday 12th December 2017

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

Theme: Xmas Gathering & Quiz Night 

Time: 7pm until late

Venue: Upstairs @ The Walkabout Bar (Reading)

Come and celebrate the festive season with one and all. Its a great opportunity to meet other groups in the area over a few drinks plus there will be a short quiz.  There will also be mince pies kindly provided by the Walkabout…but you’ll have to be quick 🙂

Familiar faces from the following groups:

  • BCS Berkshire
  • ConnectTVT
  • GDG Reading Thames Valley
  • IET Berkshire
  • PHP Berkshire
  • Reading and District Amateur Radio Club
  • Reading Hydro
  • Reading Testers
  • rlab
  • Science in Reading
  • StartupGrind Thames Valley
  • TTN Reading

Short introduction to the groups being represented.

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

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.

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Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 14th November 2017

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

Also be aware of some great food and drink deals before 7pm at the

Walkabout (50% OFF MONDAY TO THURSDAY 5PM TO 7PM). #happyhour:-)

Theme: Electric vehicles & the impact on our energy system

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Electric Vehicle Disruption (Mike Potter – MD DriveElectric)
  • 8:30pm Networking & beers
  • 8:45pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 8:50pm Steering to a smarter system – Electric Vehicles and the grid (Anthony Simpson – University of Reading)
  • 9:15pm Reverse engineering VW (e-Golf) Can (Mercion Wilathgamuwage)
  • 9:35pm Q&A Panel 
  • 10:00pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

Additional Info:

Mike Potter, MD of DriveElectric, EV leasing and smart charging company. Was the first company in the UK to lease a Tesla.

Anthony Simpson, University of Reading, EV research and developing commercial models for smart charging.

Mercion Wilathgamuwage, Reverse engineering VW Can – Extracting more information out of my VW e-Golf.

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!

Coming soon… Reading Science & Tech Meetup Groups Xmas Gathering 🙂 

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 10th October 2017

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

Also be aware of some great food and drink deals before 7pm at the Walkabout (Some great deals on food & drunk MONDAY TO THURSDAY 5PM TO 7PM). #happyhour:-)

This month the floor will be an open format ‘chalk & talk’ evening. We will be kicking off with some cool subjects (3D Printing, VR, IoT…) … Come along for networking, beers and feel free to grab the mic when its free to share your geekery  🙂

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Open Format Chalk & Talk 
  • 9:45pm 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 12th September 2017

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

Also be aware of some great food and drink deals before 7pm at the

Walkabout (50% OFF MONDAY TO THURSDAY 5PM TO 7PM). #happyhour:-)

Theme: Clean Energy

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm hydro choices – deciding on the technology for Reading’s hydro future (Sophie Fenwick-Paul – Reading Hydro)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 8:55pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:00pm Reading Green Park wind turbine, an introduction, what is it, how does it work and how good is it really? (Ian Gough – Reduce Energy)
  • 9:30pm 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!

(Don’t forget @BurritoHQ have a great deal for #rdggeek – beer and burrito £7.50 if you mention this event)

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 August 2017

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

Also be aware of some great food and drink deals before 7pm at the Walkabout (50% OFF MONDAY TO THURSDAY 5PM TO 7PM). #happyhour:-)

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

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Open Format Chalk & Talk 
  • 9:45pm 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!

(Don’t forget @BurritoHQ have a great deal for #rdggeek – beer and burrito £7.50 if you mention this event)

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 July 2017

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

Also be aware of some great food and drink deals before 7pm at the

Walkabout (50% OFF MONDAY TO THURSDAY 5PM TO 7PM). #happyhour:-)

Theme: tbc

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm The Psychology of Social Media (Martin Graff – University of South Wales)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 8:55pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:00pm Escaping Reality – (Andrew Ingle – TimeTrap Escape Rooms)
  • 9:30pm 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!

(Don’t forget @BurritoHQ have a great deal for #rdggeek – beer and burrito £7.50 if you mention this event)

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 13th June 2017

You can find us upstairs: The Walkabout: Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG http://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/reading/details

Also be aware of some great food and drink deals before 7pm at the

Walkabout (50% OFF MONDAY TO THURSDAY 5PM TO 7PM). #happyhour:-)

Theme: tbc

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Organic food and organic IT systems (Mark Robson)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 8:55pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:00pm Speaker needed
  • 9:30pm 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!

(Don’t forget @BurritoHQ have a great deal for #rdggeek – beer and burrito £7.50 if you mention this event)

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:-)