Pastry Fridays
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Pastry Fridays

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 :)

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Kubernetes - Google's Container Engine Firebase Basics
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Kubernetes - Google's Container Engine Firebase Basics

Kubernetes - Google's Container Engine Firebase Basics

Build Apps Fast

Firebase:
In this talk we'll present and overview of real-time database and storage including:

# Advantages and disadvantages of the real-time nature of Firebase database
# How NoSQL style compares to SQL databases
# Efficiency of data vs data duplication
# Authentication - email & password / Facebook / Google
# User management within the Firebase console - reset passwords, add/delete users
# How security is built in to the database
# Firebase storage - what it is and how to use it efficiently
# Functions - brief overview of what they do, to link to the next talk

 

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DeskLodge Social
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

DeskLodge Social

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the fun! Feel free to come and join in on some free refreshments, snacks & great conversation!

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to  meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

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Google IO Extended - Keynote Party - Together with Hants and Surrey GDG
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Google IO Extended - Keynote Party - Together with Hants and Surrey GDG

Come and join us for a Google IO Extended Keynote Party, we're all planning to meet up at Desklodge, watch the keynote and discuss some of the new and interesting changes that Google has coming over the next year.

The keynote itself starts at 6pm and we'll have beer and pizza for everyone to enjoy. The keynote itself tends to be a lot of fun with the latest features being announced for Android, Google Play, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, Youtube and other services.

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5G VR Launch
May
2
4:30 PM16:30

5G VR Launch

Virtual Reality Blasts into Basingstoke

Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) will enable us to see are world in a whole new way. It’s all about creating a believable environment, tricking our senses into thinking something’s real when it isn’t, and then interacting with all that’s going on as though it is. Virtual Reality conjures up thoughts of gaming and 3D cinema, but it’s application is diverse covering uses in medicine, education, the military and flight simulation where computer generated scenarios cleverly simulate the real world. But, delivering this virtual world seamless requires anytime, anywhere connectivity and that’s what the 5G revolution will bring about. Making these exciting technologies part of everyone’s life and not just about gamers!

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in collaboration with The University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre and Desk Lodge would like to invite you to the launch of its Virtual Reality lab. Connected to the state-of-the-art 5G test bed in Basingstoke, it combines the immersive and interactive capabilities of Virtual Reality with the key enabling technology of 5G. If you’re an SME or corporate, come and experience what live streaming with these revolutionary technologies can do for your business. It’s a not to be missed opportunity to get a glimpse of the future.

This event is organised as part of TechTown, an URBACT project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, which brought together 11 European medium-sized cities. The 5G VR launch will also be the opportunity to celebrate the end of the TechTown project and share some of the plans to continue to support the growth of the digital tech sector in Basingstoke.

Follow the link for full agenda. 

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DeskLodge Social
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

DeskLodge Social

Join us for our end of month DeskLodge Social!

It's a chance to meet fellow DeskLoders, unwind and share some conversation with like minded people. And of course we will provide the beer and nibbles.

We look forward to seeing you all there! 

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 Missed Out On Bitcoin and Ethereum?
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Missed Out On Bitcoin and Ethereum?

If you happen to know anyone, who may be interested in learning more about Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies, please share this with them.

Cryptocurrencies as well as the ledger technology are poised for an incredible growth and what we have seen in 2017 is just the beginning.

Come to this free event to learn exactly:

- What is Blockchain and why governments as well as public and private institutions are so "HOT" about it?

- What exactly are cryptocurrencies

- About one particular currency that is expected to become one of the top performers of 2018!

CONTACT:

arthur@mydigitalmine.com

FREE on-site parking!

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Eat/Drink/Talk/Meet February 2018: Infrastructure - Tame, or Contain?
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Eat/Drink/Talk/Meet February 2018: Infrastructure - Tame, or Contain?

The Basingstoke Tech Scene wish you a belated welcome to 2018 with a pair of talks focused on Infrastructure. James Belchamber will be taking you on a journey through codifying your infrastructure using Terraform - then Lewis Oaten will be telling you how to scrap it all and containerise everything instead, using Docker and Kubernetes. Both will be talking from bitter and hard-earned experience.

Oh, and of course we'll have the usual pizza/beer/wine/soft drinks/water, hosted in the finally-completed (and awesome) DeskLodge atrium. See you there!

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4Networking - 50 Shades Of Business
Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

4Networking - 50 Shades Of Business

Need more business appointments in 2018?

4Networking is relaxed, fun and friendly business networking. Three 10 min business appointments at EVERY meeting. Network locally, regionally and even nationally. Swap advice and biz with 50,000+ members online. Choose from 5000+ unstuffy business networking events each year.
Find out how 4N will work for you
Register Now! Take 2 minutes to become part of 4Networking

Everyone welcome. Please sign up and place breakfast order before 2pm Thursdays before meetings.

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Well-being - How do I CREATE a work-life balance?
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Well-being - How do I CREATE a work-life balance?

Welcome to Transformation21st "Lunch, Learn & Network" Event Series in February 2018!

What are your top three New Year goals?

From our recent survey with our current clients, work-life balance goal came top of the list!

This event is a great opportunity for you to get away from your desk, network and get tips on how to improve your work life balance!

For full details and to book follow the link.

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Feb
6
11:30 AM11:30

Brexit – Can you be prepared when there is so much uncertainty?

From securing talent and navigating regulatory change, to rethinking supply chains and reviewing location strategy, UK businesses face a challenging future. In this session Dave Harris from KPMG will address questions such as how to assess the impact; whether your supply chain remains fit for purpose and the resultant changes to VAT, duty and corporate tax, and how to attract and retain your people.

Dave Harris
Dave leads KPMG’s Brexit response team in the South. He has over 20 years’ experience supporting companies in dealing with the issues that impact them and maximising business value.

Follow the link for full details.

 

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