Do you build software, wrangle data, or craft digital experiences? Are you tired of having to voyage out to Liverpool or Manchester to meet like-minded devs? Well this is the meetup for you. Whether you do it for the fun or the profit, all are welcome to come along, network, and learn new things!
📅📌When and Where
We are aiming to kick off in Late Feb/early March 2019 - date TBC
The venue will be Paymentshield on the Kew business park.
Event times will be 6pm - 8pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
The meetup is open to everyone including hobbyists, students, and the tech-curious. The main audience is professional digital workers and undergrads.
We are working on a Code of Conduct which we plan to enforce, to build a healthy community where everyone feels welcome.
We are not being fussy about tech stack as Southport is a fairly small catchment area! So we are open to everything from .Net to MEAN, Excel scripters to Pythonistas.
We hope that you can bring what you find interesting to the group, because we will probably find it interesting too!
For the first meetup, we will have a short presentation and a discussion of what you want to get out of a Software Dev group, all wrapped up in some nice coffee and chatting times.
Future occasions, we aim to have one or two presentations and "lightning talk" slots, as well as time for everyone to network and show off what you're working on.
SouthportDevs #2 is here! David Attwater (EIG) will be our speaker, bringing us his talk, 'Designing and Developing Skills on Amazon Alexa'
"David is a voice user interface designer and developer. This talk will explain how to develop your own skills on Amazon Alexa, and gives a little background on some of the main human/computer design issues associated with voice interfaces."
18:00 Reception and chatting
19:00 Q+A, Open discussion
20:00 Closing time
Last time we had some great chatter and people sharing what they're building in their sector. That was great to see, so let's keep it going - bring along a laptop if you want to show anything off!
+ There will be drinks and snacks - sweet and savoury - but no meal.
+ You will be required to sign in on arrival.
+ There is no cost!
+ Our car park will be open and has capacity for everyone who wants to come by car.
+ Southport train station is a very long walk away! You can connect by bus:
+ The 44 bus stops very close on Town Lane; the 46 and 46A stop a short walk away on Bentham's way.