Tag: TechHub Swansea

Fem in Focus

An introductory workshop where we will cover the basics of CAMERA SETTINGS and EXPOSURE. The workshop will also touch on key elements of composition, and simple tips to improve the CINEMATIC QUALITY of your images. Fem in Focus especially aims to inspire and empower more women, LGBTQ and minority creators to get behind the camera and into technical and leadership roles in the film and television industry.


Do I need any prior experience in film or photography in order to attend this workshop?

No prior experience is necessary. In the interest of making this introductory workshop as accessible as possible we will be starting with the absolute basics. However, even if you do have some experience, we will also touch on additional elements of lighting techniques and the creation of cinematic images.

What should I bring with me?

Bringing a notebook or something to write with is recommended. If you own or have access to a DSLR or other camera that allows you to manually control exposure settings, it would be helpful to bring that as well, as it is much easier to learn hands-on with a camera in front of you. It will also help you become familiar with your specific camera as we go.

film, networking, photography, Swansea, TechHub, TechHub Swansea, workshop

Swansea Software Developer Community (SSDC)

This is a community for those who care and are proud of what they do. For those who are Developers, DBA’s (Database Administrators), Testers, Dev Ops (Developer Operations), UX (User Experience) or UI (User Interface), regardless how experienced they are, who want to improve.

The SSDC (Swansea software development community) meet on the last Monday of every month unless the meet-up falls on a bank holiday and then the meet-up moves forward a week.

For those long November evenings, we have an exciting double bill, featuring two local speakers.

TALK 1: Calvin, From supporting users, to building for users. Everything I’ve learned

Calvin initially started in a support role to assist users and has since transitioned to becoming a full-time software engineer. In this talk he speaks about the benefits of taking this route along with the many challenges involved such as getting familiar with a brand new programming language, switching to a new team, and much more.

Calvin is a Software Engineer on the Core platform at Veeqo, an all-in-one application used by hundreds of retail brands across the world.

TALK 2: Michał Poręba, Not So SQL Anymore

What if I told you that you don’t have to choose between SQL or NoSQL? That wouldn’t be quite true, but the choice is no longer binary. Some document databases offer now features typically associated with relational databases and a lot of relational database engines support document types. The gap between the data models is getting smaller. Let’s see what is possible to do with JSON and XML in SQL Server and how well does it perform.

Michał Poręba is a sort of a DBA who spends more time writing C#, PowerShell, JavaScript or even Ruby code than SQL queries. Server administration can and should be automated, performance is best addressed by good system design and implementation, and working with teams of developers is simply much more fun than spending your days listening to people complaining the database is not fast enough. He lives in Wales where he currently works as a Senior SQL Server DBA at Vizolution in Swansea. In his free time, he speaks obscure languages, plays music with code or dives in local caves trying to find places no human has ever been to before. Recently he started blogging at https://dbain.wales.

community, developers, meet-up, software, TechHub Swansea

South Wales Agile Group

This is a group for anyone interested in the use of agile to create a better way of working. Anyone is welcome, experience of agile methods isn’t necessary. We’ll be looking to share and learn from each other, listen to war stories, try and help those where we can.

For November we’ll be running a Lean Coffee session.

For those not familiar with Lean Coffee:

“Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.”

So bring with you any burning issues or topics that you’d like to discuss!

meetup, open event, Swansea, TechHub Swansea

HackTheCity Meet-up #8

#HacktheCity is back! Hosted by TechHub founder Paul Harwood and industry leading experts – it’s the event for turning your innovative ideas into future projects for hacking the city’s resources! Join the discussions around second city transformations and experiment using open source software, commodity hardware and a bit of imagination!

Register to join the meet-up. Everyone welcome!

community, meetups, Swansea, tech events, TechHub Swansea

Design Swansea

Looking to showcase your work to an audience of experts, entrepreneurs and fellow creatives? Well, here’s your opportunity! Design Swansea celebrates the incredible work that exists in the creative industry in Swansea and the surrounding areas. Events are hosted on the first Thursday of the month and showcase the talents and skills from creatives, producers and innovators, who are looking to present their work in an informal and friendly meet-up.

You’ll also be excited to hear that there is free pizza and beer

More info on the speakers and sign-up here

meet-up, networking, Swansea, TechHub Swansea, workshop

The Swansea Fringe – Troy Boyz and The Ghastling

The Swansea Fringe festival returns this year to take over the city of Swansea. The 3 day festival will bring comedy, music, poetry and a whole host of good times. Friday night at TechHub sees live street dancing from Troy Boyz and Late Night Stories from “The Ghastling”  – good times are definitely ahead!

Full schedule and tickets can be viewed here

art, live performance, Public Event, Swansea, TechHub, TechHub Swansea

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