Event Handler is a podcast about running developer events, hosted by myself and Amy. It is aimed at anyone wanting to know more about what happens behind the scenes at their favourite events. Follow @eventHandlerPod for updates.
Thundercloud LDN was a regular meetup which aimed to be a warm, welcoming space for new topics and speakers - all talks were just 7 minutes. Originally run by Joe and Mel, the event has had a four year hiatus. With their blessing I have decided to bring it back... soon. Follow @ThundercloudLDN for updates.
Women of React is an online conference where women take the stage to share their expertise around React. This event is small, from the heart, and very much a labor of love meant to bring people together. Visit womenofreact.com for more information.
London CSS is an event for anyone with an interest in CSS. We aim to support the community in London from professional developers to curious and/or creative minds. Our goal is to provide an evening of interesting talks while meeting other CSS enthusiasts. Follow @LondonCSS for updates.
London Node User Group (LNUG) is a friendly monthly meetup for people using Node.js for fun or profit. Events happen in-person and online. Visit lnug.org for more information.
You Got This is a network of community-run conferences about the non-technical 'core' skills needed for a happy, healthy work life. There are currently three annual conferences - one in London, one in New York City, and one which takes place online. Visit yougotthis.io for more information.
Along with Dr Sarah Wiseman, our initial research looks at how data is used by players in social deception games. So far we have explored 1) how the imbalance of knowledge changes gameplay strategy and 2) what data players actually trust in social deception games.
BarCamp London is an unconference for designers, developers and geeks of all types. A staple event of the London tech community, BarCamp London was originally run by Geeks of London, and went on a five-year hiatus before the new team (Paul, Sean, Mark and myself) picked it up for the 11th edition. Follow @barcamplondon for updates.
Social Cafe is a project built to support communities to still meet and chat in small groups (tables). It was built to emulate entering a coffee shop social and moving to different tables to chat to people around conversation prompts. It was built with Nuxt.js and the Vonage Video API. Visit the project on GitHub or read about how it was made.
Hacktoberfest is an annual month-long celebration of open source. Hacktoberfest London was a series of events to support both new and existing open-source contributors to take part in the programme.
Spysmiths was a narrative game based on Assassin. Played through SMS, the mysterious 'HQ' would give directives to eliminate players through finding them and repeating a three-word phrase. However, players had no idea who was playing and who, if anyone, they could trust.
These events were civic-tech conference/hackathon hybrids looking at ways to make publicly-accessible public-sector data more accessible to an average, non-technical citizen. This was achieved by building tools for the public, and providing meaningful feedback to partnering government agencies about how they can better provide data.
Sex Tech Hack was a welcoming and inclusive hackathon looking at intimacy and sexuality with technology. Both events had 50 hackers for a weekend at Goldsmiths, University of London. The team included Kate and Arora.
GeocacheChallengeLdn was an experimental distributed event which encouraged loosely-formed teams to find the most geocaches in one day.
Rebel Makers was a community formed around playing, building and learning with technology. We met monthly to exchange skills, learn new ones and work on personal and group projects. We were open to exploring anything and everything tech; from electronics and programmable hardware, right through to writing code, developing working prototypes and the digital product lifecycle. Rebel Makers was designed to be inclusive to everyone reardless of their age or prior experience, with many parents coming to observe and getting stuck in!