Weekly in person meetings have now restarted on Monday evenings
(alternating Southend Coding Meetup/Southend on Sea Linux User Group fortnightly)
Weekly Mondays 7pm-8.30pm, over 18s
The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend
We learn new things, share our projects and have fun with hardware like Raspberry Pi, Microbit, Arduino, robotics etc.
Please be considerate of attendees’ health regarding COVID:
Continue to social distance, use the sanitisers provided and wear face masks when walking around the building, as well as checking in and out.
Over 18s are also invited to join us for Southend Tech Meetup which is held 7-9pm on the first Thursday of the month at The Old Waterworks covering a wider range of tech related topics, occasional talks, more networking and suitable for non coders. We are inviting tech talks, please contact us.
The venue is located on the junction of North Road / Chelmsford Avenue. Don’t go in the building site entrance on the junction (next to the Muslim building). Use the pedestrian entrance just next to it or the free car park entrance is further towards the BP garage.
See here for location details and free parking.
Zoom Meeting details
We look forward to seeing you.
Previous events and details
A great opportunity for the local tech community to continue to get together. https://t.co/jelZohvtRa
— Rochford Business (@Business_RDC) April 2, 2020
March 2020 – Thomas Chaplin demoed his currency converter built in React. https://www.thomaschaplin.me/currency-convertor/
Keeping an eye on the foreign exchange market? Want to see the exchange rate for the last week / month / 3 month / year or all time period?
— Thomas Chaplin (@ThomasChaplin_) March 8, 2020
First Southend Tech Meetup of the year with @whaleygeek @PennyCater @BoswellsTech @PitstopStem @mpwelton and more organising our #Essex2020 "Year of Science and Creativity" activities @SouthendRPiJams, @ChelmsfordRJam, tech meetups, hackathons, girls only tech events @essex_2020 https://t.co/Hw23JE8cWB pic.twitter.com/1Ye1U0XCZx
— Andy@SouthendTech (@SouthendTech) January 10, 2020
Thursday 3rd October 2019 6pm-10pm
3D design, printing, modelling, rendering, VR/AR, 360 photos/video, immersive experiences
Thursday 5th September 2019 6pm-10pm
The Old Waterworks, North Road/Chelmsford Avenue
“Project Management” by Allison Coucher.
Allison is a Senior Project Manager at Sky. With over 20 years experience in technology managing technical deliverables she will explain the skills, qualifications and details of project management
Thursday 1st August 2019
Talks: Beginners guide to building and marketing a website on social media
4th July – digital skills, learning to code / ed tech / Raspberry Pi / Microbit with teachers/educators, etc. at The Old Waterworks…
Thursday 6th June 2019 6pm-10pm
Talks by women in tech
iSocialCircle – creating a startup to connect people offline.
Hephzi Tagoe – feeding the biotech pipeline with skills for the future.
Maria Solecki – effective writing for web traffic, conversion and SEO.
Dorothy M0LMR – tech skills through amateur radio.
CocaCoder – image recognition
— Dr. Hephzi A Tagoe (@hanat_akordor) May 24, 2019
feeling nervous already for my first EVER talk here next week . all about my part of women in technology in this world, and my part is amateur radio . and how much fun it is x
— M0LMRdorothy (@LmRdorothy) May 29, 2019
Thursday 7th March 2019
Thanks to Aideen from @CityFibre for pizza, discussions on the uses of @GigabitSouthend and the latest plans for residential access.
— Southend Raspberry Jam (@SouthendRPiJams) April 5, 2019
Post Jam meetup
Here is the link for the electric car conversion one of the members discussed.
Thursday 7th February 2019
Southend Borough Council’s Proposed Data Warehouse / consultation (postponed from November)
Southend Borough Council is building a Data Warehouse to underpin the Council’s Smart City Intelligence Hub and publish Open Data and is looking for input from the local community to help shape its design and uses.
Find out from the council’s SQL DBA / Big Data Lead how this will enable new and improved public services, help solve social issues and how you could benefit commercially by using the data.
A fantastic Southend Tech Meetup with @SouthendBC on co-designing a "Connected and Smart" #Southend2050
Smart Cities, open data, intelligence hub, data warehouse, hackathons and planning for the Southend Smart City Jam, Sun 3rd March.
— Southend Raspberry Jam (@SouthendRPiJams) February 14, 2019
Thursday 3rd January 2019 6.30pm-10.00pm
7 min lightning talks
Docker – Matthew
Hackathons – Edmund – local hackathons to come
Learning to code as an adult – Jen
Software testing – Lewis
Raspberry Jam Tech Festival – Andy, Southend Tech
Parking IoT project
Project Beeswax – IoT pollination project – Andy, Simulsystemsltd
Good Southend Tech Meetup to start the year
1st Thursdays of the month @Old_Waterworks
Talks: @MattTyl97554791 on @docker
@LewisCowles1 software testing@edmundjeevan hackathons
@LutronProgramer VR@JenFarrant coding jobs@SimulSystemsLtd #ProjectBeeswax
Parking detectors/signage pic.twitter.com/Ww4uoPrhLY
— Southend Raspberry Jam (@SouthendRPiJams) January 5, 2019
Docker BBC Emulator instructions:
1. Install Docker
2. docker run –name bbc -d -p 5920:5920 -v <some directory on your host>/bbcmicro/ssd:/home/bbcmicro/ssd elminster/b2:latest
3. Copy a BBC disk image (.ssd file to <some directory on your host>/bbcmicro.ssd)
4. Using a VNC Client connect to localhost:5920
5. File->Drive 0->Disc Image-><select ssd file from bbcmicro/ssd directory>
6. shift + brk will load the disc image. On my Mac this maps to shift + f11. See tools->Keyboard Layout for key mappings from BBC keyboard to your machine.
Very interesting evening at @SouthendTech Professional Developers meetup at the Old Waterworks, including giving a 7 minute lightning talk on the Beeswax7 & 8 projects & some new interest on my proposal for a local "Stock Exchange" (2016) originally for #Chelmsford ? Tally ho!
— Andrew J. Lewis (@SimulSystemsLtd) January 3, 2019
Great to catch up with everyone @SouthendRPiJams yesterday @Old_Waterworks @lewis_i @fablabessex @BoswellsTech @SouthendTech & see @whaleygeek #awesome new project….. #guitar with 2 microbits #amazing #wow #music pic.twitter.com/g2P0pSRiho
— Miss Cater (@PennyCater) November 2, 2018
— Ria 0_o (@RiaLolwut) November 1, 2018
Guitar code here:
Video of version 1 guitar as mentioned by David is here :
— Primary Image (@primaryimage) July 5, 2018
Microsoft Hololens showing mixed reality (interacting with virtual object which appears in real space) and Occulus Go.
Drones were also given instructions to fly using computer code.
First go coding a drone at @SouthendTech #Southend Digital Professionals, thx to @PennyCater . Brilliant meet – passionate schools practitioners once again leading expectations for future generations as tech creators not just consumers. Inspired. #TechCityOnSea # DigitalSouthend pic.twitter.com/CcGAZMLH1p
— L H Trevail (@lhtrevail) July 6, 2018
The drones also have cameras live streaming. These photos were take from the drone. (Twitter reduces quality and resolution so raw photos are better.)
— Miss Cater (@PennyCater) August 2, 2018
Thanks, all, for a great evening. Was cool to catch up with everyone and chat tech 🤗💕 https://t.co/32bzqVM7xp
— Ria 0_o (@RiaLolwut) July 5, 2018
Members took part in the #ChallengeDementia Hackathon with Essex County Council and one idea developed went on to win £5,000.
Taking part in @EssexCC #ChallengeDementia at @SouthendTech Hackathon @Old_Waterworks to transform the lives of dementia suffers using technology.#DAW2018 #TechCityonSea #DigitalSouthend #rjam #WeAreTechNation
— Southend Raspberry Jam (@SouthendRPiJams) May 27, 2018
3rd May 2018 – Salesforce and #DL100 cross collaboration in Southend #TechCityonSea
— Southend Raspberry Jam (@SouthendRPiJams) May 4, 2018
5th April 2018 Talk – Making Tech Simple
Making tech simpler for users is about avoiding unnecessary complexity, walking before you try to run, and getting a good nights sleep because things handle themselves. Covering UX, WordPress & SystemsArchitecture.
Also #ChallengeDementia and council systems discussion.
Thursday 1st March 2018 – cancelled due to snow.
Thursday 1st February 2018 7pm-9pm
The Old Waterworks, Southend
7.00 pm – Arrival
7.30 pm -Talk by Damian – IoT in business
Andy Lewis, SimulSystems Ltd – Easy programming IBM Watson Machine Learning AI and Scratch
8.30 pm – Networking
9.00 pm – Suggested departure.
— Essex Ham (@EssexHam) January 16, 2018
— L H Trevail (@lhtrevail) November 2, 2017
Thursday 2nd November, The Old Waterworks, Southend
“Talk – Artificial Intelligence Ethics” – Andy Lewis, SimulSystems Ltd
— L H Trevail (@lhtrevail) October 5, 2017
Thanks Southend Digital Professionals, it was fun! pic.twitter.com/sGMttn2Oag
— Jez Halford (@jezhalford) October 5, 2017
— Primary Image (@primaryimage) October 4, 2017