A new website has launched with the aim of connecting South Wales’ 40,000 strong tech community.
TechEvents.Wales has been launched by Cardiff-based IT recruitment agency Computer Recruiter, and will provide tech enthusiasts with news and information about all the latest tech meetups and events in their area.
The website collects data from event sites such as Meetup.com, Eventbrite and Facebook, and then lists them on the homepage along with the date, location and a link to the event page. Visitors can then find events or meetups in their local area and get more information – all from one place.
Bernard Morgan, Co-Founder and General Manager of Computer Recruiter, said the website is the perfect signpost for anyone wanting to further connect to their digital peers:
“The tech sector in Wales is constantly growing and evolving, and as more businesses push more products and services digitally, this is only going to grow further.
“The website will also include a regular blog with write-ups and reviews of tech events, interviews with event organisers, guest posts and advice on setting up and running events so that more people can share their passion for tech in Wales.
“We are also looking for anyone who would like to get involved with the blog aspect of the website to get in touch, we are always looking to showcase advice and opinion from event holders or regular attendees.”
With dozens already lined-up for February in South Wales, the topics covered by events are broad, ranging from web development, user interface and search engine optimization to startups and cybersecurity.
Steph Locke from Locke Data, who runs the MSFT Stack and Cardiff R meetups, said the site will make it easier for her events to make a difference to more people.
“I’ve been running meetups for seven years now and each event makes a difference to at least one person who attends. Having the events listed in one easy place online will help me reach more people who can get something useful out of my groups. TechEvents.Wales makes it really clear how big our local community is and I expect it will help us make an even bigger difference as a community.“
For more information, or to find the next tech event in your area, you can go to www.techevents.wales.