New Dev Meetup Group: Meteor Leicester

Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you’re an expert developer or just getting started. Meet other Leicester developers using Meteor via the new Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Meteor-Leicester/

NSConference for iOS & OS X Devs, Leicester 16-18 Mar (inc Discount Offer!)

NSConference is a conference for app-makers for the Apple Platforms. It’s attended by developers, designers and entrepreneurs and is a single track conference over 3 days with a wide variety of sessions covering technical topics; design; business; inspiration and more. To see the breadth of topics covered, you can see talks from our previous conferences here http://vimeo.com/nsconf/videos.

But it’s not just about talks. While we aim to have high quality, informative talks from people who have interesting things to say, we try just as hard to make NSConference a place where people can make connections, create and develop relationships and learn from each other. We take care of everything while the conference is on. All you need is somewhere to sleep and breakfast! Lunch is provided on all 3 days and evening dinner and social activities on Monday and Tuesday. Of course there are plenty of plenty of coffee breaks to keep you going and this year we’re excited to have St Martin’s of Leicester run the NSCoffee Bar for us.

So what will you get out of it? In the past years at NSConference, businesses have been formed; people have found partners and employees. Discussions with speakers and other attendees have sparked, enhanced and refined ideas and direction and encouraged people to spend time focussing on areas outside of their areas of expertise like fostering relationships with the media and marketing. We hope that people view NSConference as an investment in themselves and their companies.

We’re please to offer a discount for Leicester Tech Startups community members. On the main booking page, you enter the code LEICSTARTUP (where it says, ‘Add a discount code’!) and this will drop the price of a conference ticket to £497 (+vat) – from £549 +vat.

Hope to see you there,

Steve Scott (Scotty)
Host of NSConference.

Access to Finance – Investment Surgery, Feb 11th

Growth Accelerator are offering a free 1:1 interactive surgery for any company based in the East Midlands, which wishes to gain a better understanding of its options for raising finance to support business growth.

When: February 11, 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00
Where: Grant Thornton, Regent House, 80 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7NH

Details and Bookings: http://www.ga.businessgrowthservice.greatbusiness.gov.uk/events/access-to-finance-investment-surgery-2/

Start Up Cafe at Uni of Leicester, Tues 17th Feb

Learn how to use Lean Start-Up techniques to test your business idea quickly and cheaply, at our next Business Start-Up Café networking session Tues 17 Feb 5-7pm. For our first Start-Up Café of 2015 we’ll be joined by Software Technologist, serial Tech coFounder, and Lean Startup Practitioner, Paul Muston who will share his experience of adopting lean start-up techniques to get your business started. Students and non-students welcome.

Open Coffee: Ogglebox Augmented Reality, Weds 11th Feb

Ogglebox Sensory Computing Ltd is a Leicester-based company exploring uses of augmented reality for cultural heritage and education with technical expertise in computer vision, multi-sensor fusion, and 3D content creation.

Ogglebox founder Joel Mitchelson will talk about Ogglebox’s product roadmap and their latest showcase using 3D smart glasses to build ‘time portals’ into the past, bringing medieval battle scenes back to life at locations where they actually took place.

A project demo using 3D smart glasses will be available for individuals to try during the networking session after the talk.