First Thursdays of the month at The Old Waterworks is Southend Tech Meetup, a friendly event for those who are interested in all things digital and tech.
We run large Tech Festivals (Raspberry (Pi) Jams), hackathons, coding workshops and work with Councils, business and education.
All welcome from beginners to digital professionals. Check out detailed location, future dates/activities, previous talks and photos below. Please book on the form below.
Thursday 1st August 2019 6pm-10pm
The Old Waterworks, North Road/Chelmsford Avenue
6pm – Doors open
6.30 pm – Arrivals
7.30 pm – Announcements / Talks: Beginners guide to building and marketing a website on social media
8.00 pm – Networking
10.00 pm – Suggested departure.
Strictly over 18 years old.
Feel free to bring drinks, light refreshments and tech toys eg. drones, VR, Raspberry Pi etc.
Future dates: First Thursday of the month:
1st August – Building a website
Thursday 1st August 2019 6pm-10pm, The Old Waterworks
5th September – Project Management
6pm-10pm, The Old Waterworks
The format of our events will normally include an update on what’s happening locally in Southend and Essex, followed by either discussions or talks on different technology subjects. We will cover topics such as computer software, website design, cloud and internet technologies, hardware, Raspberry Pi, and much more.
The agenda is open to you! If you have any ideas for talks, we’re especially keen to hear from you.
Join us at Southend Tech Meetup to broaden your tech knowledge, as well as meeting new people from your local area!
Location and Facilities
We are also looking for people to do talks of around 15-25 mins. Please contact via Eventbrite if you are interested.
Projector, power sockets and wired/wireless internet are available.
See here for location details and free parking.
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
— Maria Solecki (@MariaSolecki) June 5, 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
Looking forward to seeing you all! https://t.co/tsk9ehwngl
— iSocialCircle (@iSocialCircle) June 3, 2019
Thursday 7th March 2019
— SouthendRaspberryJam (@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.
— SouthendRaspberryJam (@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
— SouthendRaspberryJam (@SouthendRPiJams) January 5, 2019
— Lewis Cowles (@LewisCowles1) January 3, 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 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
— Penny 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.)
— Penny 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
#DementiaActionWeek@SouthendNHS @SouthendCCG @SouthendBC @EPUTNHS pic.twitter.com/6SEa793wFh
— SouthendRaspberryJam (@SouthendRPiJams) May 27, 2018
3rd May 2018 – Salesforce and #DL100 cross collaboration in Southend #TechCityonSea
— SouthendRaspberryJam (@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.
@SimulSystemsLtd giving a presentation on #AI in #Education using #IBMWatson with #scratch to empower & enable a grassroots #AINative future for children of #DigitalNative population.#SouthendDigitalProfessionals pic.twitter.com/J7EeYHP5yY
— Lewis Cowles (@LewisCowles1) February 2, 2018
There was also a great talk on using IoT in Facilities Management that was interesting, fairly uncontroversial but seemed innovative. Hopefully, at some point I'll be able to link to that.
— Lewis Cowles (@LewisCowles1) February 2, 2018
— 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