Geekeasy is a relaxed gathering of geeky/techy/creative types, who have an interest in learning and perhaps working together. It’s very friendly, and you’ll find an interesting mix of people to talk to.
In the corner of a crowded bar one cold evening sit a group of people. They’re a mix of ages and some knock back pints of beer while others sip water. The table is a buzz of conversation, laughter and debate. Some bring out notepads and scribble notes and theories. Continue reading
This month, we had a really exciting talk from Dr Paul Elliott about the amazing history of the Derby Philosophical Society and its influential philosophers, scientists and social reformers. Continue reading
Natalie North, architecture student in her last year of Architectural Venue design at Derby talked about the blurred lines between art and architecture at February’s Geekeasy.
The talk was called: Parasitic architecture or sculptural installation. A look into the labels we apply and whether the distinction between sculpture and architecture should be more blurred. Continue reading
Attention all geeks!
Derby and Nottingham are playing host to a bunch of nerds… specifically sci-curious comedians!
This spring, the Festival of the Spoken Nerd is rolling into town with a raft of weird and wonderful science-based comedy and entertainment. They’ve made it quite clear to us there will also be a lot of full frontal nerdity. Continue reading
Are you an expert with BIRST BI software? or have an excellent working knowledge of QlickView/Tableau?
If so, there may be a job here for you… Continue reading
See Jo’s slides from the talk:
October’s Geekeasy event was a special one as the group celebrated its first birthday! There was cake baked by Sam (he’ll be doing the Geek Speak in December) and plenty of new and returning faces.
Founder Christine Cawthorne did the talk on how the way you read online affects the way you should write for your website. Sharing her experience from working as a web copywriter for ten years, Christine explained how it’s easier for the eye to scan down, rather than across, and why we should use plain English on our websites.
See the slides here (and leave a comment if you have any questions):
Self-confessed ‘geeks’ in Derby are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their group Geekeasy Derby, where they discuss all things nerdy over a pint or two.
Mixing networking and socialising with a focus on intelligent discussion, the geeks meet in the Furnace Inn on Duke Street, on the second Thursday of the month from 6pm. It’s free to attend, you buy your own drinks, and the pub also provides free samosas to attendees. Continue reading