Reading Geek Night Online Talk Pub Quiz Evening – Tuesday 8th December 2020

To break up the long days Reading Geek Night is back for Virtual Talks & Pub Quiz Evenings until we are released from lockdown. For details and the Zoom link for the event please REGISTER HERE

Theme: Virtual Talk & Pub Quiz Evening

  • 7:00pm Social & Networking
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm Adventures in Micropython and conundrums like Deepsleep (Andy Harris)
  • 8:00pm Comfort break & top up drinks
  • 8:10pm Christmas Pub Quiz 
  • 9:00pm Social & Networking
  • 9:30pm End

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

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 Online Talk Pub Quiz Evening – Tuesday 10th November 2020

To break up the long days Reading Geek Night is back for Virtual Talks & Pub Quiz Evenings until we are released from lockdown. For details and the Zoom link for the event please REGISTER HERE

Theme: Virtual Talk & Pub Quiz Evening

  • 7:00pm Social & Networking
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm The Story of Filament Light Bulbs Part 2 (John Holden)
  • 8:00pm Comfort break & top up drinks
  • 8:10pm Pub Quiz 
  • 9:00pm Social & Networking
  • 9:30pm End

Backgrounder:

The Story of Filament Light Bulbs Part 2 (John Holden):

A case study of the Robertson carbon filament light bulb factory in Hammersmith, London.

In the late Victorian Era the first commercially successful carbon filament light bulbs were made. Improvements were made in the following decades and by the Edwardian era they were produced in large numbers. The manufacturing process is described with the support of a series of unique photographs of the inside of the factory taken circa 1908.

Technical developments opened the door to the whole new industry of synthetic fibres and fabrics as carbon fibres were now spun rather than being made from natural fibres such as bamboo, cotton or paper.

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

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 Online Talk & Pub Quiz Evening – Tuesday 13th October 2020

To break up the long days Reading Geek Night is back for Virtual Talks & Pub Quiz Evenings until we are released from lockdown. For details and the link for the event REGISTER HERE

Speaker needed for this event. Please contact us at talks [at] rdggeeknight.org if you would like to give a talk.

Theme: Virtual Talk & Pub Quiz Evening

  • 7:00pm Social & Networking
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm Low tech photography. Cardboard, beer cans, sewing needles and vitamin c (Jim Anning)
  • 8:00pm Comfort break & top up drinks
  • 8:10pm Pub Quiz 
  • 9:00pm Social & Networking
  • 9:30pm End

Backgrounder:

Low tech photography. Cardboard, beer cans, sewing needles and vitamin c (Jim Anning):

If you have never made a pinhole camera from a cardboard box, it’s super-easy to do and oodles of fun. Jim recently embarked on his journey into analogue photography. He bought a job lot of darkroom stuff on eBay and built a working space in his house. Join us to see the fantastic results that can be achieved with a bit of light and chemistry!

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

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 Online Talk & Pub Quiz Evening – Tuesday 8th September 2020

To break up the long days Reading Geek Night is back for Virtual Talks & Pub Quiz Evenings until we are released from lockdown. For details and the link for the event REGISTER HERE

Speaker needed for this event. Please contact us at talks [at] rdggeeknight.org if you would like to give a talk 🙂

Theme: Virtual Talk & Pub Quiz Evening

  • 7:00pm Social & Networking
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm Raspberry Pi and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) (Richard Smith)
  • 8:00pm Comfort break & top up drinks
  • 8:10pm Pub Quiz 
  • 9:00pm Social & Networking
  • 9:30pm End

Backgrounder:

Raspberry Pi and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) (Richard Smith)

How Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi enables legacy industrial equipment to get connected to the internet. Node-RED is a visual flow-based development tool which requires only minimal programming experience.

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

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 Online Talk & Pub Quiz Evening – Tuesday 11th August 2020

To break up the long days Reading Geek Night is back for Virtual Talks & Pub Quiz Evenings until we are released from lockdown. For details and the link for the event please REGISTER HERE

Theme: Virtual Talk & Pub Quiz Evening

  • 7:00pm Social & Networking
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm Story of the Incandescent Lamp Part 1 (John Holden)
  • 8:00pm Comfort break & top up drinks
  • 8:10pm Pub Quiz 
  • 9:00pm Social & Networking
  • 9:30pm End
Backgrounder:
John will be presenting part 1 of the story of filament light bulbs. Everyone thinks either Edison or Swan c1879 but original Victorian sources describe many earlier inventors and lamp designs.

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

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 Online Talk & Pub Quiz Evening – Tuesday 14th July 2020

To break up the long days Reading Geek Night is back for Virtual Talks & Pub Quiz Evenings until we are released from lockdown. For details and the link for the event please REGISTER HERE.

Theme: Virtual Talk & Pub Quiz Evening

  • 7:00pm Social & Networking
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm Cheating at electronics (Mark Robson)
  • 8:00pm Comfort break & top up drinks
  • 8:10pm Pub Quiz 
  • 9:00pm Social & Networking
  • 9:30pm End

 

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

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

Virtual Reading Geek Night Talk & Pub Quiz Evening – Tuesday 9th June 2020

To break up the long days Reading Geek Night is back for Virtual Talks & Pub Quiz Evenings until we are released from lockdown. For details and the link for the event please REGISTER HERE.

Theme: Virtual Talk & Pub Quiz Evening

  • 7:00pm Social & Networking
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm My Summer with Igor: How to become a physicist in just four traumatic weeks (James Leech)
  • 8:00pm Comfort break & top up drinks
  • 8:10pm Pub Quiz 
  • 9:00pm Social & Networking
  • 9:30pm End

 

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

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 14th April 2020

March Geek Night has been postponed until Tuesday April 14th as a precaution given current Coronavirus events. We are in touch with The Curious Lounge as they are reviewing the situation as it evolves. Please check here for updates towards the end of the month 🙂

Theme: TBC

  • 7:00pm Arrivals
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm TBC
  • 8:00pm Networking & beers
  • 8:15pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 8:20pm TBC
  • 8:45pm End

Usual format is to gather from 7:00pm and commence the talks at 7:30pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 15mins 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 February 2020

We are now based at our new venue: The Curious Lounge 🙂

You can find us on the first floor: The Curious Lounge, First Floor Pinnacle, 20 Tudor Road, Reading RG1 1NH (once through the revolving doors give the security guard a nod and mention Curious Lounge then take the lift upstairs).

Pepper the AI robot will be in attendance to help with any questions and to enhance its machine learning one-liner expert system 🙂

Theme: TBC

  • 7:00pm Arrivals
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm Container networking (Giles Heron)
  • 8:00pm Networking & beers
  • 8:15pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 8:20pm Finite State Machines:  Very simple, Very Powerful (Allan Wrobel)
  • 8:45pm End

Usual format is to gather from 7:00pm and commence the talks at 7:30pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 15mins 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 14th January 2020

You can find us on the first floor: The Curious Lounge, First Floor Pinnacle20 Tudor Road, Reading RG1 1NH (once through the revolving doors give the security guard a nod and mention Curious Lounge then take the lift upstairs).

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  🙂

  • 7:00pm Arrivals & Drinks
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:35pm Open Mic – Chalk & Talk 
  • 8:15pm Short announcements/updates
  • 8:20pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm End (Beers and networking across the road in the Greyfriars Pub)

 

Usual format is to gather from 7:00pm and commence the talks at 7:30pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with a break of 15mins 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