Agile - Making Good Use of VR and AR.
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Agile - Making Good Use of VR and AR.

We welcome back Lewis Oaten from Razorsecure and Jules and Liam from Apps in the Sky for part five in our front/back end series where they will discuss their experiences and the tools that they have used in the respective businesses. So, come and join the us and be part of the growing tech community here in Basingstoke. All are welcome and we'll have free beer and pizza courtesy of our sponsors: University of Surrey, Desk Lodge and XL Communications. Here's what our speakers will cover this month:

Agile - Change your approach & deliver fast!

In this talk, Lewis will discuss the principle of agile development, the upsides, downsides, warts and all. Also how Agile can revolutionise your software development approach and get your team delivering fast

Making Good Use of VR and AR

In this talk, Jules and Liam will discuss the key technologies and trends in VR/AR that App developers need to be aware of including:

* Google Cardboard
* Oculus
* Samsung Gear being given away
* Revenue numbers
* Pokémon Go

Sign up now it promises to be a great evening! We hope to see you there and look forward to welcoming you to our community - Adrian

View Event →

National Coworking Day 2019 with DeskLodge
Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

National Coworking Day 2019 with DeskLodge

Join DeskLodge Basingstoke to celebrate National Coworking Day Thursday 6th June 2019.

We would love to welcome DeskLodgers & their friends to join us for pizza, soft drinks and of course the opportunity to have a super productive day from our space. If you’d like to or know someone else who should give coworking a go, here’s your chance!

Register now.

Name *
Name

Also if you’re a local business or a company who have staff commuting out of Basingstoke or just need a change from usual office, why not give your team the chance to work closer to home and more time to focus on the good stuff.

P1030524.JPG
View Event →
The Impact of 5G through Immersive and Collaborative Solutions
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Impact of 5G through Immersive and Collaborative Solutions

In this talk Kevin Smith will update on the impact of 5G on immersive and collaborative applications. He will cover:

Entertainment:
How 5G will change the way we consume movies, games and experiences

Collaboration:
How 5G will change the way we collaborate in real time and drive operational efficiencies

Monetisation:
How can we monetise or operationally benefit from the 5G revolution

Kevin will present an overview of each area and then discuss the examples he has created and delivered across VR/ AR and IOT services as the primary content

View Event →
Pastry Friday
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Pastry Friday

We do this for our DeskLodgers every Friday morning, in our lovely kitchen area.

Anybody is welcome to come along and have a pastry on us as a little boost to your day & to keep your energy up. 

Come and meet some new DeskLodgers and treat yourself!

See you there :)

View Event →
Google I/O Extended 19
May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Google I/O Extended 19

Come and join us for a live streaming of the Keynote speech from Google I/O in San Francisco

This is an annual event where Google announces new products and developments. Google I/O Extended events are focused on bringing the local developer community together to experience these sessions, in real-time

We'll have beer and pizza as usual so come and enjoy the event and discuss the announcements with like minded people

View Event →
The Big IoT Hack
Apr
26
to Apr 28

The Big IoT Hack

Ready for a challenge? Could you design, develop and pitch the next killer smart technology?

Join us for an intensive but fun weekend to develop new smart technology which addresses real challenges faced by local residents and businesses.

If you have passion for technology and the digital and business skills to match this is a great opportunity to collaborate, create an idea and bring it to market.

You’ll have the whole weekend to develop a business plan and prototype solution and pitch them to a panel of expert judges who will select a winner.

To help, support and inspire you throughout the weekend, mentors from Microsoft and Pycom will be on hand to talk through your ideas.
And who knows, it could even be the start of a new enterprising journey as hack weekends often result in the formation of a new start-up company.

Follow the link for full details and to register.

View Event →
5G On The Doorstep?
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

5G On The Doorstep?

Many operators are rolling out their first commercial 5G networks this year. In this talk Dr Klaus Moessner, from the University of Surrey's 5GIC, will provide a status update on the developments towards the roll out and availability of the next generation of cellular networks and the fact that 5G is not “yet another standard” but forms a very different communication ecosystem than previous cellular generations did. He will discuss the progress on the technology options 5G systems will include to support the range of applications from industrial communications to mobile broadband, massive device communications (IoT support) and connected autonomous systems (e.g. connected cars). His presentation will include the current state of the relevant standards and current status of plans for networks roll out

Speaker Bio:
Klaus Moessner is a Professor in the Institute for Communication Systems and the 5G Innovation Centre, at the University of Surrey. Klaus was involved in a large number of projects in the Cognitive Communications, Service provision and IoT areas. His research interests include cognitive networks, IoT deployments and sensor data based knowledge generation, as well as reconfiguration and resource management

View Event →
Go Live! - Monitor & secure an environment How to make money from apps
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Go Live! - Monitor & secure an environment How to make money from apps

This event is co-promoted as a Venturefest Rumble Event. We are pleased to work in partnership Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Venturefest South, the showcase for innovators and entrepreneurs. This is part of a series run throughout the year to support emerging innovative businesses alongside local organisations IncuHive, Tech Juice, Desklodge and the SETsquared partnership

This month we welcome back Lewis Oaten from Razorsecure and Tom Colvin from Apps in the Sky for part four in our front/back end series where they will discuss their experiences and the tools that they have used in the respective businesses. So, come and join the us and be part of the growing tech community here in Basingstoke. All are welcome and we'll have free beer and pizza courtesy of our sponsors: Dominos, Desk Lodge and XL Communications. Here's what our speakers will cover this month:

Go Live! - Monitor & secure an environment

In this talk, Lewis will discuss monitoring a production environment using tools such as Rollbar, Stackdriver, Datadog and other leading SaaS products. He will also discuss some best practices in a production environment

How to make money from apps

In this talk, Tom will discuss reducing an app’s functionality down to a single purpose. Understanding what do you do better than anyone else and why it’s important to be great at one thing rather than mediocre at many. He will also cover these key areas for revenue generation:

* Using subscriptions - getting regular recurring revenue
* What is an MVP? Finding the right MVP
* Single stream of revenue
* App store purchases
* Android Pay

Sign up now it promises to be a great evening! We hope to see you there and look forward to welcoming you to our community - Adrian

View Event →
Network slicing: A new paradigm for enterprise and 5G networks
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Network slicing: A new paradigm for enterprise and 5G networks

Network slicing offers a new paradigm for implementing network services by enabling the bundling of connectivity with compute & storage resources into abstract service constructs that meet specific end-user requirements. In so doing, the ‘network slice’ becomes both a new product that offers new monetisation opportunities and a valuable organising tool for the management and operation of networks. In this session

Speaker Bio

Dr Vassilis Seferidis, CEO and founder of Zeetta Networks, will share their experience in deploying NetOS®, the company’s network virtualisation and slicing orchestration, in Ashton Gate Stadium and 5G Smart Tourism testbed.

View Event →
Strategies For Success
Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Strategies For Success

Overview

Having a strong strategy and marketing plan is essential for business growth and success, allowing you to set clear, achievable objectives each month to market your business effectively.

This event will benefit you as James Wright will highlight the importance of selling your services at the correct value and having a strategy in place in order to understand the quality of your offerings in comparison to competitors. Dropping your pricing because a customer has asked you to or has compared you to another service is where a lot of businesses can go wrong. Fully understanding the value of your services and the quality of experience you provide your customers will ensure success and allow you to stay competitive.

James is keen to share his marketing knowledge and expertise to a wide range of businesses and so launch these quarterly events in order to do so.

6pm – Arrive for welcome drinks and networking

6.30pm – James Wright from Fruitful Marketing Ltd® – strategies for success to generate more leads, sales and profits for your business

7.05pm – Dave Webster from Webster Consulting – security and the importance of protecting your website

7.20pm – Q+A

7.30pm – Networking and further drinks

8pm – Finishes

As a respected industry thought leader, James regularly shares the latest insights in marketing through speaking and publishing. He has a passion for marketing and truly believes in its benefits for all businesses, helping achieve increase enquiries, sales and importantly profits.

Dave Webster set up Webster Consulting in 2006 to focus on protecting businesses and client data, covering the ‘what if’ element to help businesses make secure data, increase security and improve processes. Cybersecurity is more important than ever.

View Event →
Yoga'na Flow
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga'na Flow

Yoga'na Flow

Hello! My name Is Jade, an actress and 200 hour yoga teacher @yoganaflow.  I am excited to start teaching at Desk Lodge, Basingstoke and to introduce you to the world of yoga and how it can benefit you in so many ways! 

I have been practicing yoga for 5 years now and teaching for nearly 1 year and 1/2.  I fell into yoga when I was studying to be an actress in New York City! The stresses of castings overload of work was too much.. 

As an energetic person I love the physical practice of yoga which helps to build up strength and flexibility. Since I started my journey I have realised the benefits of meditation and breath work which I also include in my sessions. My classes are fun, challenging and for all abilities. 

With a new focus every week I am looking forward that YOGANA start your yoga journey with me...

Taking place at DeskLodge Basingstoke on the 24th July 6pm.

Get in touch to book or for more info email yoganaflow@gmail.com or call Jade on 07584305409.

 

View Event →
Pastry Friday
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Pastry Friday

We do this for our DeskLodgers every Friday morning, in our lovely kitchen area.

Anybody is welcome to come along and have a pastry on us as a little boost to your day & to keep your energy up. 

Come and meet some new DeskLodgers and treat yourself!

See you there :)

View Event →
5G - What is it and Why
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

5G - What is it and Why

Join us for a "top to tail" look at the current state of the 5G landscape. We welcome Peter Curnow-Ford industry veteran and founder of Viatec Associates to talk about everything from technology developments and Spectrum to Government initiatives and the UK's role in 5G

Talk Synopsis

Peter's talk will cover key areas of 5G including:

# Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Ultra Low Latency and Internet of Things
# Where is the UK in the 5G world (Europe, Asia and US)
# What is UK Government doing - including recent DCMS 5G test bed
£15m funding announcement, £25m for future 5G cities and networks,
# Urban and Rural 5G testbed calls
# Ofcom's 5G spectrum auction and future 5G auctions - what that means
# Where UK industry is playing a key role - key technologies
# Mobile operators and what we can look forward to and when

Peter will also provide an overview of where Britain sits in the 5G landscape, the key funding opportunities, how the current winners are doing and the 2 new 'much bigger calls - Urban and Rural. He will also highlight Digital Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 and how industry sees 5G being a key technology and how they might deploy it (with or without an MNO)

View Event →
Yoga'na Flow
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga'na Flow

Yoga'na Flow

Hello! My name Is Jade, an actress and 200 hour yoga teacher @yoganaflow.  I am excited to start teaching at Desk Lodge, Basingstoke and to introduce you to the world of yoga and how it can benefit you in so many ways! 

I have been practicing yoga for 5 years now and teaching for nearly 1 year and 1/2.  I fell into yoga when I was studying to be an actress in New York City! The stresses of castings overload of work was too much.. 

As an energetic person I love the physical practice of yoga which helps to build up strength and flexibility. Since I started my journey I have realised the benefits of meditation and breath work which I also include in my sessions. My classes are fun, challenging and for all abilities. 

With a new focus every week I am looking forward that YOGANA start your yoga journey with me...

Taking place at DeskLodge Basingstoke on the 24th July 6pm.

Get in touch to book or for more info email yoganaflow@gmail.com or call Jade on 07584305409.

 

View Event →
Pastry Friday
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Pastry Friday

We do this for our DeskLodgers every Friday morning, in our lovely kitchen area.

Anybody is welcome to come along and have a pastry on us as a little boost to your day & to keep your energy up. 

Come and meet some new DeskLodgers and treat yourself!

See you there :)

View Event →
World Doodle Day
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

World Doodle Day

Come along and join the World Doodle Day networking event which is open to all local businesses of any size and industry. This year the campaign is supporting Pelican Cancer Foundation, who fund vital research and training in combatting ‘below the belt’ cancers. The entrance fee includes a £5 donation to the charity.

View Event →
5G and Space: Opportunities for industry and society
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

5G and Space: Opportunities for industry and society

Join us for an insightful look at the part Space technology will play in the emerging 5G landscape. We welcome Piera Di Vito from the European Space Agency to talk about the work they are doing across Europe. Food and drink will be provided so come along and join our growing 5G community

Talk Synopsis

ESA and the European Space industry have joined forces to develop and demonstrate the added value that satellite technology brings in the context of 5G

During the talk Piera will present a showcase of space based applications opportunities in verticals such transport, smart cities, media, energy, maritime, aviation etc. ...... as well as a concrete example of cooperation between the Space and 5G sectors in the Groeningen region of The Netherlands and the possibility to develop similar opportunities in other countries.

View Event →
Yoga'na Flow
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga'na Flow

Yoga'na Flow

Hello! My name Is Jade, an actress and 200 hour yoga teacher @yoganaflow.  I am excited to start teaching at Desk Lodge, Basingstoke and to introduce you to the world of yoga and how it can benefit you in so many ways! 

I have been practicing yoga for 5 years now and teaching for nearly 1 year and 1/2.  I fell into yoga when I was studying to be an actress in New York City! The stresses of castings overload of work was too much.. 

As an energetic person I love the physical practice of yoga which helps to build up strength and flexibility. Since I started my journey I have realised the benefits of meditation and breath work which I also include in my sessions. My classes are fun, challenging and for all abilities. 

With a new focus every week I am looking forward that YOGANA start your yoga journey with me...

Taking place at DeskLodge Basingstoke on the 24th July 6pm.

Get in touch to book or for more info email yoganaflow@gmail.com or call Jade on 07584305409.

 

View Event →
Pastry Friday
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Pastry Friday

We do this for our DeskLodgers every Friday morning, in our lovely kitchen area.

Anybody is welcome to come along and have a pastry on us as a little boost to your day & to keep your energy up. 

Come and meet some new DeskLodgers and treat yourself!

See you there :)

View Event →
Yoga'na Flow
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga'na Flow

Yoga'na Flow

Hello! My name Is Jade, an actress and 200 hour yoga teacher @yoganaflow.  I am excited to start teaching at Desk Lodge, Basingstoke and to introduce you to the world of yoga and how it can benefit you in so many ways! 

I have been practicing yoga for 5 years now and teaching for nearly 1 year and 1/2.  I fell into yoga when I was studying to be an actress in New York City! The stresses of castings overload of work was too much.. 

As an energetic person I love the physical practice of yoga which helps to build up strength and flexibility. Since I started my journey I have realised the benefits of meditation and breath work which I also include in my sessions. My classes are fun, challenging and for all abilities. 

With a new focus every week I am looking forward that YOGANA start your yoga journey with me...

Taking place at DeskLodge Basingstoke on the 24th July 6pm.

Get in touch to book or for more info email yoganaflow@gmail.com or call Jade on 07584305409.

 

View Event →
Pastry Friday
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Pastry Friday

We do this for our DeskLodgers every Friday morning, in our lovely kitchen area.

Anybody is welcome to come along and have a pastry on us as a little boost to your day & to keep your energy up. 

Come and meet some new DeskLodgers and treat yourself!

See you there :)

View Event →
Demisting Digital Marketing
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Demisting Digital Marketing

Fruitful Marketing's Quarterly Marketing Insight Seminar and Networking

Fruitful Marketing Ltd is a marketing agency focused on strategy, digital marketing and search engine marketing. Launched in May 2015, we have established a fantastic reputation for understanding requirements, delivering results and an unbeatable service, achieving an impressive portfolio of client successes. We are keen to provide our marketing knowledge and expertise to a wide range of businesses and so launch these quarterly events in order to do so.

6pm - Arrive for welcome drinks and networking

6.25pm - James Wright from Fruitful Marketing Ltd - demisting digital marketing

7.05pm - Michael Man from ManMade - how to make ground-breaking videos for your business

7.20pm - Q + A

7.30pm - Networking and further drinks

8pm - Finishes

James Wright is the founder and Managing Director of Fruitful Marketing Ltd, being described as enthusiastic, honest and dedicated by his clients. James has a passion for marketing and truly believes in its benefits for all businesses, helping achieve increased enquires, sales and importantly profits. As a respected industry thought leader, he regularly shares the latest insights in marketing through speaking and publishing.

Michael Man is an award nominated co-founder and Managing Director of ManMade Group Ltd, providing high quality video production services to the UK and beyond. The company was started less than 2 years ago and was recently shortlisted as start-up of the year in 2018. Michael is passionate about telling stories through video and is a self-taught videographer and business owner who likes to share his insights. Michael has been described as bright, ambitious and wants nothing but to exceed client expectations. He does this by helping companies’ clients to remember their brand, remember their products and services, and remember their story.

View Event →
Pastry Friday
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Pastry Friday

We do this for our DeskLodgers every Friday morning, in our lovely kitchen area.

Anybody is welcome to come along and have a pastry on us as a little boost to your day & to keep your energy up. 

Come and meet some new DeskLodgers and treat yourself!

See you there :)

View Event →
`