What is Geekeasy?

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.

Is it art or is it architecture? Thinking about the space around us in a new way

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

Full frontal nerdity comes to Derby

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

How you read on the web – and why you should care

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):

Derby geeks celebrate a year of networking group

GeekEasy Derby 11th July 2013

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