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 🙂

Reading Geek Night – Tuesday 9th February 2016

We have a fantastic night planned for the 9th Feb! 🙂 Thames Valley RepRap User Group (TVRRUG) have helped us put together a great evening talking about all things 3D Printing! They will contrast and review the current state and challenges faced by industry. Plus talk about their own experiences in the sector and how they see the technology evolving. The second part of the evening will break out into a panel style discussion to enable in depth questions and answers.

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 🙂

Theme: 3D Printing – today’s challenges and the future.

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05pm Introduction and overview of 3D printing technology. (Malcolm Napier – TVRRUG)
  • 8:10pm Several short talks from members of TVRRUG about current projects and where they see the industry evolving.
  • 8:30pm Networking & beers
  • 8:55pm Short announcements/updates*
  • 9:00pm Cont – Several short talks from members of TVRRUG about current projects and where they see the industry evolving.
  • 9:20pm Q&A Session – panel style discussion – speakers (Alex Gibson (ex Makerbot UK Disti Support Manager), Ian Stratford (ex Support Manager RepRapPro, David Price (3D Printing & Design Consultant & Trainer), Michel Pollet (TVRRUG Founder member)
    • 10pm 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 🙂