The ‘PostOffice‘ is the venue for weekly, after work events for developers, designers and tech start-up founders in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England.
Since June 2011, the PostOffice has been helping to nurture the local grass roots tech/digital scene by providing a space in which informal networking, presentations and collaborative thinking can occur.
User groups who currently run free, monthly events at PostOffice (usually on a Tuesday evening) are:
- @DesignInterest – ‘Aiming to build a friendly, supportive community for designers, open up design process and have some fun along the way!’ (Usually on the 1st Tuesday of the Month).
- @PythonNorthEast – ‘Python user group for folks in and around the North East of England.’ (Usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month).
- @PHPNE – ‘The PHP user group for the North East of England, UK.’ (Usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month).
- @RubyNorthEast – ‘The voice of Ruby (and Rails) in the North East of England.’ (Usually on the 4th Tuesday of the Month).
Daytime Events and Workshops
PostOffice has also hosted events by @jsnortheast, one-off events by the @UXNorthEast and ‘Final Cut Pro North East’ user groups, a free workshop on ‘Sage One Accounts‘ delivered by then Sage Online Marketing Manager, Michael Barber, a 3hr @Vimcasts workshop and the very first public presentations by the @ignite100 tech accelerator cohort of 2011/2012.
We recently started hosting monthly co-working days on the first Friday of every month, with the launch event taking place on Friday 3rd August 2012 (see video below).
To see what is currently happening at PostOffice, please Follow us on Twitter @PostOfficeNE1 and ‘Like’ us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PostOfficeNE1. To sponsor/support our events please email me (Paul Lancaster) at email@example.com or call 07734722716.
Google Map of UK North East Tech Scene
The North East of England is really buzzing right now with a thriving, grass-roots community of tech start-up founders, developers and investors all working together to support each other and build great things in the region. There are tonnes of exciting and world-class businesses in the area and as such, I thought it would be handy to start a crowdsourced ‘Google Map of the UK North East Tech Scene’ (below) which any business is welcome to add themselves to, or they can email me their address details to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do it for them.