Talk Tech on Third Thursday – September 2016

Spotted any interesting tech this month? Or have your tried something out and are dying to tell people about it? Well, whether you’ve got something to share, or if you just want to listen to what’s new, then coming and Talk Tech this Third Thursday with us!

So, what is this all about? Every Third Thursday we get together to talk about new and emerging technologies. Topics are always varied, based on who turns up and what’s new but over the last few months we’ve discussed IoT (Internet of Things), Bitcoin, Robotics, Android, Tech Startups, Augmented Reality and all sorts of other topics. It’s an open invitation, everyone is welcome, so feel free to bring a friend or colleague along.

We’re meeting at Bar George this Thursday 15th at 12:30. Hope to see you there!

Third Thursday – April 2016

Wow, Third Thursday does come around quickly sometimes, quicker on some months than others! Well, it’s arrived again and time for our Talk Tech on Third Thursday Lunch. We’re currently meeting at Bar George at 12:30, so I’ve gone ahead and booked a table for us.

So, what is this Talk Tech lunch? Well, we’re a group of friends who meet once a month to do just that, talk about the latest tech, discuss what’s going on and share news and exploits that we’ve come across since the last time we had lunch. We’ve had chats on mobile phones, virtual reality, cryptocurrency and whatever happens to be the flavour of the month.

So, if Tech is your thing and you’re doing nothing this Thursday, come join us for lunch! See you Thursday!

Third Thursday – March 2016

Wow, Third Thursday does come around quickly sometimes, quicker on some months than others! Well, it’s arrived again and time for our Talk Tech on Third Thursday Lunch. We’re currently meeting at Bar George at 12:30, so I’ve gone ahead and booked a table for us.

So, what is this Talk Tech lunch? Well, we’re a group of friends who meet once a month to do just that, talk about the latest tech, discuss what’s going on and share news and exploits that we’ve come across since the last time we had lunch. We’ve had chats on mobile phones, virtual reality, cryptocurrency and whatever happens to be the flavour of the month.

So, if Tech is your thing and you’re doing nothing this Thursday, come join us for lunch! See you Thursday!

Third Thursday – February 2016

It’s Third Thursday this week and it seems like we’ve found a regular place where we can meet. We’re at Bar George again this week and it seems like this could be a good place for us going forward. They have space, wifi, good food and you can book a table online 🙂 Yes, that final digital touch is important too!

So, what do we do on Third Thursday? Well, we’re a group of friends who meet once a month to Talk Tech, share the latest geeky news and and catch up on what gadgets are making the rounds and find out what’s just round the corner. It’s an open invitation, anyone can pop in join us. And if you don’t have time for lunch, just come for a coffee or a quick drink.

So, see you on Thursday 18th February at Bar George from 12:30 till 14:00

Third Thursday – January 2016

Welcome to the first Third Thursday of 2016. It’s a brand new year and an excellent time to look back at how 2015 shaped up. We managed to meet most Third Thursdays and our little group has actually grown this year. Our focus used to be Social Media, but we’ve branched out to embrace all aspects of the technology that surrounds us every day. So here’s to our Third Thursday meets and to a brand new year.

So what is Third Thursday all about? Well, we’re a group of tech enthusiasts who catch up once a month to share the latest news, check out what’s new at work and at home and share what we’ve learnt. And this month, it looks like a number of people have smartwatches they want to show off, so I’m guessing that will probably be one of topics for discussion this month. It’s an open invitation, anyone can turn up and you’re welcome to bring a friend too. So if you have an want to Talk Tech on Third Thursday come join us.

We’re meeting at Bar George this Thursday 21st January at 12:30. And if you can’t stop for lunch, just come and grab a coffee. Join us if you can!

Third Thursday – November 2015

Third Thursday has come around again and as Jabberwocky doesn’t have their big space any more, we’re moving to Bar George where I’ve booked us a table at 12:30. We’ll try this out and if it works well, we’ll keep this as our regular Third Thursday meeting place.

In case you’ve never joined us before, Third Thursday is a forum for tech enthusiasts to meet up and socialise over a meal or a couple of drinks. We started life as the Social Media Club but gradually morphed into a group of friends who meet to network, talk about technology and share what we have learnt over the last month. We still discuss Social Media, but also talk about phones, operating systems, cryptocurrencies, mapping and whatever the flavour of the month happens to be. I’ll bring along an Augmented Reality demo that Microgaming built this month, just to spark some interesting conversations.

We’re a pretty open group and welcome anyone new who wants to join us. So, if you’ve never been, have something to share or just want to learn a bit more about the technology that surrounds you, then come and join us. We’re at Bar George at 12:30 on the 19th November. Hope you can join us!

Third Thursday – On a bus! – October 2015

Well, it turns out that our normal venue is no longer available as the 1st floor room at Jabberwocky is not being used for something else. We discussed a number of options last time, but we have an opportunity for something completely different this month. The Isle of Man Code Bus is currently doing a tour of the island for EU Code Week and on Third Thursday it’s going to be in Onchan. This is not too far out of Douglas so I thought we could have Third Thursday there this month. For those driving it won’t be a difference but if you’re less mobile it might be a bit tricky.

So, why the Code Bus? Well, most of our conversations have revolved around tech, and the Code Bus is packed with all sort of fun technology. From touch-screen PCs to VR headsets, from remote control drones to augmented reality demos, there’s lots to see and play with. It will be a chance to have our conversations in a different setting and to play with some fun tech in a different setting.

So, when and where? We’ll keep the same slot on Thursday 15th (that’s my birthday too!) at 12:30, but we’ll meet at the Code Bus which will be at Onchan Community Centre. And as it’s not quite and eatery, I’ll make the sandwiches too 🙂

See you there!