Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 11th April 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: Physics and the future

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Software for the Large Hadron Collider (Stewart Martin-Haugh – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory/CERN)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm First light, then fusion: a journey into science (Peta Foster – First Light Fusion)
  • 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.

Additional descriptions :

First light, then fusion: a journey into science:

Ever wondered what light is? How does the sun make light and how does it get to us on earth? Dr Peta Foster found herself on a journey into the world of physics driven by the curiosity these question evoked. It led her to study for her MPhys in physics at York University, and then swayed her decision to follow this with job as a physicist developing Gemini, the world’s highest intensity duel beam laser system. Here, Peta was able to explore some of the most extreme states of matter generated on earth using high intensity laser-plasma experiments. Her curiosity about light led to her diagnosing, characterising and enhancing high power laser pulses through her research into ultra-fast optical switches for which she was awarded her PhD in 2014 from Queens University Belfast.

Today, Peta is a senior experimental research scientist at First Light Fusion Ltd, where she is researching how to harness the energy mechanism powering the sun, Fusion energy, in the hope of turning the dream of clean and abundant fusion energy into a reality.

Peta tells the story of her journey into science, presents some of the interesting research she has been involved with along the way and talks about why Fusion energy development is so important in keeping the lights on into the future.

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:-)

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Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 14th March 2017

This month we are proud to be part of Reading Science Week:

http://www.scienceinreading.org/reading-science-week/

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: How data can transform our daily lives:

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Innovating in the bus industry (John Bickerton – Reading Buses)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm Data Science and the Internet of Things (Jim Anning – Hive)
  • 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 – Monday 13th February 2017

This month only we have moved to Monday 13th due to clash with Valentines 🙂

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 Dynamics of Agile Groups, Enhancing Collaboration (Rod Willis)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm Making a hash of things (Mark Robson)
  • 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 January 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:-)

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Next Generation Memory Architecture – Rewriting the Rules! (James Morrish)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm Speaker needed
  • 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 Xmas Food+Drinks – Tuesday 13th December 2016 (From 7pm)

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

Theme: Reading Geek Xmas Gathering (From 7pm)

Celebrate the year out by coming to the joint meet up with PHP Berkshire and various other techy meet ups in and around Reading!

Featuring:

– A chance to have a drink with new and familiar faces from:

BCS Berkshire 

PHP Berkshire

Reading Skeptics

rlab

– Short introductions to the local tech groups that are being represented

– A buffet sponsored by Austin Fraser. If you have any allergies please let us know ahead of time and we will try and accommodate your needs

All tech meetups in Reading are welcomed to join.

Please RSVP via the meetup link below or via contacts at bottom of page so we can estimate how many people we need to order for. 🙂

Reading Geek Xmas Gathering

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, 7:00 PM

The Walkabout
Wiston Place Reading RG1 1DG, GB

10 Members Attending

Announcing our December meet up! Please note that this is not on our usual dayCelebrate the year out by coming to the joint meet up with Reading Geeks Night and various other techy meet ups in and around Reading!Featuring:- A chance to have a drink with new and familiar faces from:• BCS Berkshire• Reading Geeks Night• Reading Skeptics• rlab…

Check out this Meetup →

Look forward to seeing you there!

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 8th November 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:-)

Theme: Internet of Things #IoT

things1

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Working with children, animals and geeks – looking at a few of the things we’ve done in the first year of The Things Network Reading – and what’s coming next… (Mark Stanley)
  • 8:35pm Networking & beers
  • 9:00pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:05pm Building a smarter Island (Andrew Lindsay)
  • 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 11th October 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 used for the England match.

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

Theme: Hacking Cars

A Reading Greek Night – rLab joint event exploring the potential for modifying cars of all sorts.

8:00pm Welcome and Introductions

8:05pm Malcolm Napier will outline his interest in car hacking, to set the scene for two presentations that explore a very wide range of car hacking possibilities.

8:15pm Open Motor Works  (Jason Beever)

Open Motor Works exists in in Hungerford, West Berkshire to provide the space, equipment and/or knowledge to enable individuals to undertake car restoration or performance build projects, which they couldn’t do otherwise – because they don’t have the space, equipment or knowledge to do so. 

They offer professional workshop level facilities and a community of like-minded people to help serious car enthusiasts realise their car project aspirations.

Jason Beever, from Open Motor Works will describe the background to Open Motor Works, their vision and some of the projects that have been undertaken.”

8:45pm Networking & beers

9:10pm Short announcements/updates*

9:15pm Back to the Future 1970s Style 

“Overview of the journey taking the best of modern automotive technology and retrofitting it all into a car from the same era as the Intel 4004. Starting with a 1974 Ford Escort Mk1 with minimal functionality and bolting on electronic fuel injection, turbochargers, digital instrument clusters, CAN-bus networks, Raspberry Pis and ultimately the ‘cloud’. Touching on multiple engineering disciplines; automotive engineering, EE, CS, cyber security, and product design. All In the effort of chasing efficiency, fuelled by tenacious curiosity.”

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:-)