Events, conferences and meetups

Posted by on February 13, 2012 in geeky stuff | 2 comments

Regular readers will know that I’ve been passionate about trying to build more of a scene locally for some time.

There is now so much going on (some I’m involved with, some I’m not) that I thought a round up was in order, so in date order… I present:

Bar Camp Bournemouth 4

A weekend un-conference, if you’ve never been to one you really should – anyone and everyone is encouraged to give a talk on any subject (loosely tech/web/gadget/apps etc) and it’s continuous from Sat 3rd March 10am to Sun 4pm (yes, overnight geekery) at Bournemouth university.

Sessions I’ve attended in previous years ranged from:

  • How I built a jet engine in my garage
  • HTML5 wizardry
  • The Failure Swapshop
  • Geo-caching
  • Designers vs Developers – can’t we all just get along?
  • A discussion on digital death – what happens to your online assets when you die?

Meetdraw 13 – The Student Takeover

The next meetdraw is being run by students, showcasing work and publishing the results of Matt Desmier’s state of the union (agencies) survey infographic.

It’s on March 21st at the Sherbet Lounge – all creative / tech / web / agency folks should go and meet other local fellow internet folks over a pint or three.

B&W Meet

A get together held quarterly at the Slug n Lettuce (with free drinks thanks to Campaign Monitor) for any developer students/graduates – they’re also very welcoming of older folk like me.

The next one is in “early April” (their words, not mine).

Phew! If I missed any, please leave me a comment below or @ me on twitter.

Dorset Digital

An informal community of web and software professionals who meet in the pub once a month.

The next one is 15th March at Tom Browns, Dorchester


There’s also the Linux Users Group on March 6th at the Broadway – thanks Ralph!


Added details to Dorset Digital


  1. The Dorset Linux User Group happens mainly on its mailing list but a small number of us have monthly pub meets, these days at the Broadway in Bournemouth. Next one is Tuesday 6th March. A mixture of users and programmers attend.

  2. Brilliant – thanks

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