We had a great meetup at the Eco Innovation Centre in Peterborough on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 – many, many thanks to everyone who came along. Thanks to those who gave impromptu presentations at short notice, those who provided interesting questions for all of us to discuss, and those who came along and supported the event.
A number of useful links came up during the night, and at the time we hadn’t organised a good way to share them:
- Testing for Heartbleed vulnerability: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/
Coding in Schools:
- Code Club: https://www.codeclub.org.uk/
- Computing at School: http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/
- Young Rewired State: https://youngrewiredstate.org/
- Innovation Portal – Brainwave Peterborough: http://www.brainwaveinnovations.co.uk/
If there’s anything we’ve missed give us a shout – and we’ll have news about our next event coming soon.
We hope you’re looking forward to meeting up at the Eco Innovation Centre tomorrow (Thursday) from 7pm. We’d hoped to have a presentation regarding the planned Peterborough Digital Hub, but it turns out the council decided to schedule a meeting on the same topic for 5pm, so it seemed sensible to wait until we know the outcome of that before sharing details.
So instead we’ll be opening things up to conversation and impromptu talks/presentations. If you have any topics, projects or challenges you’d like to share or discuss, then let us know now or on the night. We’ll have use of a projector so you can share presentation slides, websites or anything else relevant. It’s a great chance to get feedback, or ask advice from collection of experts that attend DPiP. Design, development, eCommerce, SEO, Social Media – theres are great people with experience in all of those areas on hand…
To casual observers it would appear that the Digital People in Peterborough group has given up, with seemingly no activity for several months on the website or on social media. However in reality, we simply stalled with work and family commitments took priority.
But now we’re back!
As part of our DPiP Reboot our next event on Thursday 10th of April at 7pm will be at a new venue – the Eco Innovation Centre along City Rd in the city centre.
In a break from our normal casual pub meets, we’ve teamed up with the great people behind Agile Peterborough, which is a monthly meet for Agile Developers.
So our March meet will take place on Wednesday, March 20, from 7pm at the Brewery Tap. With a slight difference, as Agile Peterborough have arranged for two interesting speaks to give some quick talks, followed by the usual chatting, drinking and networking.
Agile on Tap
We’ve been a bit remiss in keeping this site updated, as we’ve been playing around with the Events listings on various social networks and managing our own businesses.
So, rather belatedly, here’s the details of our next meetup:
Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2013.
Location: The Bewery Tap, Peterborough
Our DPiP Christmas Party is booked! The table is booked for 21 people on Friday 7th December at 7.30pm – see you all there! Please remember this is at The Banyan Tree Westgate, so near the John Lewis street entrance and not the darkest depths of Werrington!
No special prizes for wearing anything remotely Christmassey but it would be a shame to miss an opportunity to wear the snowman jumper Great Aunt Gladys knitted you in ’94.
Yes, we forgot to blog about our meet ups #9 and #10 and for that we can only apologise by organising a curry night!
Since our most popular DPiP meet up was the curry night at the Banyan Tree, we thought another nice sit down meal was on the cards. This time it’s at Imperial Bento for a Chinese buffet.
Costs are £19.50 per person, payable on the night. Drinks not included.
As usual, there’s a Facebook event page with a few more details. A table has been booked for 7.30pm but if you’ve not set yourself as attending on the Facebook event please do so asap!
After such a great response to the idea of DPiP, meeting lots of great people, having some inspiring conversations and thinking up some great plans, somehow everything slipped towards the end of 2011.
But we’re back for 2012. And although the Christmas period is sometimes financially challenging, we’re sure Santa might slip you a few beer tokens you can keep in a safe place until January 19th. Or if you’re a freelancer, give your clients a late Christmas present with some early invoices!
We’ll be at the Brewery Tap from 7.30pm on January 19th, 2012 to kick off 2012 the DPiP way (i.e. 19 days late). And for 2012, unless you hear otherwise, we’ll be there at the same time, same place on the third Thursday of every month.
So who’s coming to the Tap for the 19th?