The Silicon Canal Beers meetup started pretty much a year ago. We decided on a venue (The Drop Forge in the JQ), and the first few events took place on their roof terrace, in sunshine. The 'Silicon Canal' name has since appeared in national press and has received a lot of attention.
A year on, we want to build on the momentum of the Silicon Canal concept in general, and hold a Summer BBQ extravaganza at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth.
The plan is to gather Birmingham's tech/startup/creative community together on the evening of 6th August for burgers, beers and mingling, with the usual feel of Silicon Canal - no agenda, just meeting great people and celebrating the exciting community we have here. We are also excited to be supported by Fazeley Studios itself, and hold a Silicon Canal event in a different area of the city known for its creativity and startup scene.
We will be working with event sponsors to make this event free (BBQ food and some drinks free), so no excuses for not coming!