• October talk night

    Cookpad

    Welcome to the October SWmobile event - as you can see we failed at naming this one too! Talks: - An intro to UX design - Harry Cobbold - Modelling Dependencies via Generative Properties - Will Heslam - TBC Timings 18:30 Doors, Food & Drink 19:00 Intro and Talks 1&2 20:00 Break 20:15 Talk 3 20:45 Tidy up & Head to a local pub to continue the conversation If you're a first time member and/or don't know anyone and don't want to turn up on your own, drop us an email on [masked] or send a Slack message to one of the organisers if you're on Slack (or you can find me on twitter @karlnosworthy ). As always we welcome new speakers. Please message the lead organiser (Karl Nosworthy) or any of the other organisers if you have a talk idea, or fill out the form at http://cfp.swmobile.org

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  • September talk night

    Candide Limited

    Welcome to September's SWmobile event - as you can see we failed at naming this one! We'll be having a mix of talks to cover a broad range of topics including accessibility, GraphQL and progressive web apps. Talks: - Accessibility - Rob Whitaker - Graphql in React Native with AWS AppSync - James Best - The Web API - Mike Oram Timings 18:30 Doors, Food & Drink 19:00 Intro and Talks 1&2 19:45 Break 20:00 Talk 3 20:45 Tidy up & Head to a local pub to continue the conversation If you're a first time member and/or don't know anyone and don't want to turn up on your own, drop us an email on [masked] or send a Slack message to one of the organisers if you're on Slack (or you can find me on twitter @sofaracing ). As always we welcome new speakers. Please message the lead organiser (Daniel Leivers) or any of the other organisers if you have a talk idea, or fill out the form at http://cfp.swmobile.org

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  • SWmobile: summer social ☀️

    Left Handed Giant Brewpub

    In August we traditionally take a break from organising speakers, venues and food and skip to the one of our favourite parts of the meetup - Chatting and catching up with members in the pub 🍹🍻 🍷 We're currently looking for speakers for Septembers Meetup, so if you're interested in 🗣 please submit a short form at http://cfp.swmobile.org/ (it's not a scary form and don't worry if you've not fully formed your talk idea!). If you're a first time member and/or don't know anyone and don't want to turn up on your own, drop us an email on [masked] In a break from normal tradition we're going to try out the new Left Handed Giant Brewpub http://www.lhgbrewpub.com P.S. There will not be any food provided at this event.

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  • What's New in Mobile - Talk Night

    Just Eat

    Welcome to June's SWmobile event (that's actually in July as June was too busy). We'll be covering some of the details from WWDC and Google IO 2019 and how we might apply the new mobile OS features into our apps. We're still finalising our venue and speakers but wanted to get this in the diary so you can RSVP. Talks: - SwiftUI - Chris Rivers - SF Symbols and Dark Mode - Antonio Strijdom - Join the (Android) Q - Andrew Barber - What's Q In Android Security - Scott Alexander-Bown Timings 18:30 Doors, Food & Drink 19:00 Intro and Talks 1&2 19:45 Break 20:00 Talks 3&4 20:45 Tidy up & Head to a local pub to continue the conversation As always we welcome new speakers. Please message the lead organiser (Scott Alexander-Bown) or any of the other organisers if you have a talk idea, or fill out the form at http://cfp.swmobile.org

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  • Apple WWDC 2019 - Keynote

    King Street Brew House

    • What we'll do Tune in and watch the Apple WWDC keynote and enjoy conversation, and drinks with fellow SWmobile members. The keynote starts at 6:00pm which is an hour earlier than our Meetups usually start. (so make sure you're there just before to grab a drink) This time we are having a more casual meetup in the King Street Brew house pub. You can purchase food at the Brew House however there will be NO FOOD provided this time, but SWMobile will pick up the tab for a few drinks at the bar instead. (We have a event room booked downstairs) So feel free to just come for a drink and socialize/network or watch the full keynote. RSVP's will close on the Sunday 2nd.

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  • Google I/O 2019 - Keynote

    Dyson Bristol Office

    • What we'll do Tune in and watch the Google I/O keynote and enjoy conversation, food and drinks with fellow SWmobile members. The keynote starts at 6:00pm which is an hour earlier than our Meetups usually start. We're kindly being hosted by Dyson in their new office just off College Green. See the event photo for where to find the door. • Important to know Venue security requirements means we need to have full names of all attendees, so each attendee will need to register separately rather than as '+1's. RSVPs will close on the Friday 3rd at 4pm as Monday is a Bank Holiday.

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  • April Talk Night

    Candide

    Welcome to April’s SWmobile event, kindly hosted this month by the folks at Candide. Talks - Chinese “Super Apps” (Andrew Philbrick) - Google's Cloud AutoML Overview (Richard Riley) - React Native Animations (Tom Hicks) Timings 18:30 Doors, Food & Drink 19:00 Talks 19:50 Break 20:00 Final Talk 20:45 Tidy up & Head to a local pub to continue the conversation As always we welcome new speakers. Please message the lead organiser (David Branton) or any of the other organisers if you have a talk idea, or fill out the form at http://cfp.swmobile.org 🇨🇳Chinese "Super Apps" (Andrew Philbrick) Whereas the rest of the world's mobile phone users have a number of apps they use for social networking, payments and shopping in isolation, in China the WeChat or WeiXin "super app" is a one-stop-shop. In this talk Andrew will discuss how China's mobile app ecosystem developed and show some examples of Chinese super apps. Andrew Philbrick is the CEO of Candide, an app for gardeners to find inspiration and knowledge ⚙️Google's Cloud AutoML Overview (Richard Riley) The talk will be aimed at people with no machine learning experience who wish to easily add image recognition to their systems. Richard Riley is a Lead Engineer at Candide, specialising in image recognition and machine learning. ✨React Native Animations Tom is an engineer at Candide, an app for gardeners to find inspiration and knowledge.

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  • March Talk Night

    Cookpad

    Welcome to March’s SWmobile event, kindly hosted this month by the folks at Cookpad. Talks - The Lifecycle for Creating Killer Voice Apps (Craig Pugsley) - Why you need a good WorkManager in your life (Jan Szymanski) Timings 18:30 Doors, Food & Drink 19:00 Talks 19:50 Break 20:00 Final talk 20:30 Tidy up & Head to a local pub to continue the conversation As always we welcome new speakers. Please message the lead organiser (Karl Nosworthy) or any of the other organisers if you have a talk idea, or fill out the form at http://cfp.swmobile.org 🗣️The Lifecycle for Creating Killer Voice Apps (Craig Pugsley) Craig Pugsley is founder and creative lead at StudioFlow, a design studio specialising in emerging platforms. Voice is unquestionably the next big addressable B2C market - voice commerce in the US and UK is predicted to be worth up to $40Bn by 2022, Google Assistant now available on 1.4 billion devices worldwide and Apple are finally getting serious with Siri. And you want a piece of the action? Well, building a voice app is easy. The dev tooling is great, the platforms are led by some of the world’s best engineering companies, documentation is comprehensive and robust, and - ultimately - it’s just spoken words, right? It’s never been easier to get a digital product to market. How hard can it be? Surprisingly hard, as it turns out. Get it right, and you leaf-frog your competition, securing a valuable beach-head in user’s minds and aligning your brand with this crucial new technology. Get it wrong, and you’re quickly relegated to the bargain bin of 1-star Alexa skills, tainting your brand's image, souring your organisation’s view of this exciting new tech and jeopardising your readiness for voice. We’ve found the key to creating a great skill is to start at the beginning, and deeply understand what your users really want from a voice app before you write a single line of code. By understanding what your users need, you can build something that serves them better than anyone else. You’ll keep them happy, keep them satisfied and keep them coming back time and time again. At the heart of this user research is a design process based around Lean Startup methodology: build, measure, learn. Do just enough research to understand the problem, then create a prototype of your solution(s) you can validate using real users. So, in this session, I'll be taking you through our Lifecycle for Creating Voice Apps - starting with lean user research techniques, then moving in to everything else that goes into a great voice app: tips to translate brand guidelines into a conversational personality, designing great responses with SSML, the power of sonic style guides, the importance of content and marketing strategy, dynamic vs. pre-recorded voices, which platforms to target and finishing up with a bit of good old-fashioned voice architecture geekery. If you think voice is the next big thing (hint: it kinda already is), I’ll see you there. 🛠️Why you need a good WorkManager in your life (Jan Szymanski) WorkManager is a new job scheduling API introduced by Google as part of Android Jetpack. It lets you schedule deferrable tasks that are guaranteed to run even when your app is killed or if the device reboots. In my talk, I will describe how it improves on existing solutions, what makes it powerful and what the typical use cases are, followed by examples of how to integrate it into your app.

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  • February Talk Night 🗣

    JUST EAT

    Welcome to February’s SWmobile event, kindly hosted this month by the folks at Just Eat. Talks - We are living in a post-agile world (Holly Bowman & Chris Rodd) - I ❤️ Charles (Proxy) (Scott Alexander-Bown) - Instant Apps, ytho? (David Branton) - Chomping at the Bit(rise) (Daniel Leivers) - App Experimentation with Optimizely X (Dave Jones) Timings 18:30 Doors, Food & Drink 19:00 Talks 19:50 Break 20:00 More talks! 20:50 Tidy up 21:00 Head to a local pub to continue the conversation As always we welcome new speakers. Please message the organisers if you have a talk idea, or fill out the form at http://cfp.swmobile.org

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  • SWmobile: January Social

    The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

    Hello all! and welcome to 2019. We are planning to ease into the new year with a social/networking meetup. Meet from 19:00 we have an area booked at the back of Volley (high tables) to guarantee some seats and place to chat. We'll cover the first round or so but be sure to eat beforehand or order from the menu (at your cost) Also, I'm sure plenty of people are part taking in Dry January so please still come along. Maybe try a couple non-alcoholic drinks on our tab! We're gearing up for another great year of talks and meetups if you have ideas for topics or speakers please let us know. Also if you have a talk that you'd like to present at a future meetup then please do get in touch via http://cfp.swmobile.org

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