Reading Geek Night Special Event – Tuesday 12th June 2018

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This month The Museum of English Rural Life have kindly offered to host our event and we’ll be partnering with The Missing Maps project to assist them in their quest to help the most vulnerable communities around the globe.

There will pizza courtesy of our friends at BCS Berkshire :-). Drinks will also be available in the breakout area via a CASH ONLY bar!

Location:  The Museum of English Rural Life (Adjacent to Royal Berks Hospital on Redlands Road) – University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX (Getting there)

Please get your free ticket here so we can get a feel for numbers + don’t forget to bring a mouse! 🙂

Theme: The Missing Maps project + MERL Museum Tour

  • 7:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:05pm Tour of the museum + beers & networking
  • 8:00pm The Missing Maps project (Please bring your laptop!)
  • 10:00pm End

More info:

The Missing Maps project aims to map the world’s most vulnerable
communities: areas that are affected by natural disasters, poverty, epidemics,
and other crises. Through remote mapping and feedback with local volunteers,
we aim to put 200 million people “on the map” by 2021.
We will be providing tables and chairs with local power + wifi and will help you get started in mapping, but you will need to bring your own laptop, and a mouse is
essential. The software is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows.

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:-)

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