Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 13th September 2016

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 (IoT, Data structures…) … Come along for networking and beers🙂

  • 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 20-25 mins with breaks in between of 15-20mins 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.

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 9th August 2016

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:-)

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm The Challenges of Marketing Disruptive Technologies (Ruben Bell)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm Live coding across all the things (Ben Foxall) 
  • 9:45pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

(Additional description for Ben’s talk: We’ll look at building a browser-based script editor, covering some useful things like code transpilation, module loading, tree shaking & infinite loop detection. Then we’ll distribute our code changes to create a multi-device, multi-user, web-based, super-fun development environment)

Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of 15-20mins 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.

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 12th July 2016

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🙂

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm  You need to collaborate! – a story of technical recruitment woes, working together and our mission to get Reading on the National tech map. (Richard Saunders)
  • 8:30pm Networking & beers
  • 8:55pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:00pm Search Engine Optimisation and Online Advertising in 2016 – The Current Challenges” (Chris Byrne – Freelance SEO / PPC Consultant)
  • 9:45pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)

Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of 15-20mins 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.

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 14th June 2016

We are back in our usual venue now that the refurbishments at the Walkabout are complete. 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🙂

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm User Interface Vs Usability (Jordan Watson – Developer @ we.know.data)
  • 8:30pm Networking & beers
  • 8:55pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:00pm Open and Collaborative Design for a Circular Economy
    (Erica Purvis – TechnicalNature & OSCEdays)
  • 9:45pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)


Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of 15-20mins 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.

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 10th May 2016

We are back in our usual venue now that the refurbishments at the Walkabout are complete. 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🙂

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Why Internet Dating Doesn’t Work (Martin Graff – University of South Wales )
  • 8:30pm Networking & beers
  • 8:55pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:00pm Things to consider when taking over an existing web application (Darren Beale)
  • 9:45pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)


Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of 15-20mins 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.

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 12th April 2016

Please note that this months event will be held at The Bowery District (Jongleurs) (The Bowery District & Sub89 Reading
110-117 Friar Street Reading Berkshire RG1 1EP) as The Walkabout is being completely refurbish during April.

http://www.thebowerydistrict.co.uk/contact/

This months event:

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm From Developer to Entrepreneur (Sergio Montoro)
  • 8:30pm Networking & beers
  • 8:55pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:00pm User Interface Vs Usability (Jordan Watson)
  • 9:45pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)


Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of 15-20mins 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.

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 March 2016

Unfortunately we haven’t secured speakers for this months Reading Geek Night. However, the evening will still go ahead with a meet up for open format tech discussions and beers/food upstairs. This has worked well in the past once we get the ball rolling🙂

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

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🙂

Theme: Open Format Tech Discussions

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Open Format tech discussions & beers
  • 9:45pm End (Networking and beers downstairs)


Usual format is to gather from 7:30pm and commence the talks at 8:00pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of 15-20mins 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.

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

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🙂