What we're about

SWmobile is mobile focused tech group based in the South West of England. Events are free, well-liked and give members an opportunity to meet and learn from other mobile professionals based in the area and beyond.

Who goes to SWmobile?

SWmobile is open to all regardless of technical knowledge or professional background, but at a typical meeting you can expect to meet some or all of the following:

- Experts/Speakers

- Mobile apps & games developers (individuals and agency)

- Apps & Games designs (individuals and agency)

- Entrepreneurs, Clients, Hirers, Employers

- Anyone with a personal, commercial or organizational interest in mobile apps

Why go?

We welcome you to South West’s only mobile focused App Developers & Designers meetup to discover new ideas, learn and share from collective experiences, network and then go for a beverage afterwards!

Check out our YouTube channel for some examples of talks we've had - video.swmobile.org (http://video.swmobile.org/)

Who's been a guest speaker at South West Mobile?

Professional developers, hobbyists, designers, mentors, enthusiasts, journalists, freelancers… the list goes on! We try and ensure a varied mix of speakers from meetup to meetup.

If you're interested in speaking at SWMobile please fill in our CFP here (http://cfp.swmobile.org/).

When/Where's the next meeting?

Meetings typically take place once a month - usually in the 3rd week of the month. Sign up to our group for automatic notification of the exact dates.

We try and split meet ups between Bristol and Bath, but if you want it closer to home then by all means let us know or volunteer to help organise.

What happens?

Evenings start with a short intro from the organisers, then a guest speaker or two, short comfort break then couple more awesome speakers, then we head to reserved area at near by pub and it's over to you for socialising and networking.

Code of conduct

TL;DR: be nice or go home

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetups are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our meetup group is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of SWmobile meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including talks, workshops, after parties, Twitter and other online media. SWmobile participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup event/group without a refund at the discretion of the meetup group organisers.

You can report CofC issues to team@swmobile.org

Who organises South West Mobile (in no particular order)?

* Scott Alexander-Bown (Founder)
* Karl Nosworthy
* Daniel Leivers
* Dave Jones

Plus a team of long serving members who help at each event with the setup/tear down

Any volunteers, most welcome! please contact team@swmobile.org

Upcoming events (2)

December Tech Talk Night

Runway east

We are back, as in properly back! Come join us for our first tech talks night in 2 years. We're looking forward to seeing each of you! The awesome folks at Matches fashion are hosting us this month in Runway East.

We'll have a variety of talks on mobile development and the ecosystem. We're still working on additional speakers which will be confirmed in due course. If you have a talk or want to share any updates with the group since the last meetup, i.e you've released a new app, or open-source project please let us know and we'll try to carve out some some space for this. CFP form http://cfp.swmobile.org


  • Dark patterns of dating apps - Dan Leivers
  • Compose yourself: My journey into Android's new UI - Andy Barber
  • How to setup Gradle Profiling for success and profit - Scott Alexander-Bown
  • TBC

18:30 Doors, Food, typically pizza with veg and vegan options available & drink
19:00 Intro and talks
19:45 Break
20:00 talks
20:45 Finish (tidy up)
21:00 Continue the conversation at near by pub (TBC)

If you are a first time member and/or don't know anyone and would rather pre-meet so you arrive with others please drop us an message via meetup.com (or @scottyab twitter) and we'll arrange it.

See you there!

10+1 year anniversary of SW Mobile

Needs a location

Way back in May 2012 Tom Spencer and I arranged our first meetup at the Watershed to chat and gather interest to see if we could start a regular meetup about mobile development, design and ecosystem-based in the South West. A couple of months later in July, we hosted the first talk night and the rest is history!

We missed the 10-year anniversary while the group was on hiatus after Covid so we're gonna go all in for this 10+1 anniversary.

This is a placeholder for the event and we don't have specifics yet but I'm sure it'll be an awesome and informal night with members and speakers past and present.

Save the date!

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