Dorset Digital networking event this Wednesday in Bournemouth

Dorset Digital is a community of web and software professionals. They meet once a month in Bournemouth, Poole, Wareham and Dorchester, and they are meeting this Wednesday in Bournemouth, at the Goat and Tricycle pub.

So if you do anything digital – do pop along!

The meet-up starts at 20:00.

You might be a copywriter, or a designer or a programmer – but everyone is welcome. The group is usually fairly small and very friendly. Some regulars are freelance / self-employed while others have regular jobs.

The meet-ups are very informal and are a great excuse to meet other locals, talk shop and drink beer.


Will I see you there?

Getting to know the digital community in Dorset

I’ve been in Poole for about four months now, and in that time I’ve mainly been insanely busy writing copy for a number of public sector clients, some tech startups, a global car brand and a couple of charities. So I haven’t had much time to get out and meet people. But I did make a little time to attend two events: Dorset Digital and MeetDraw.

Dorset Digital is a bit like the Farm back in Brighton. They’re a bunch of people who meet once a month in pubs around Dorset. Their blurb is:

“We’re an informal community of web and software professionals.
We meet once a month for a chat at a local pub, close to a train line in Dorset.”

I’ve made it to two of their meet-ups and have enjoyed chatting to other digital types. The Poole events seem to be quite small in terms of turnout, but as a freelancer who currently works from home it’s great to get out and chat to people who are working in similar ways.

MeetDraw was a much livelier affair. The event took over a bar on the end of Bournemouth pier and was packed with all kinds of digital makers. It’s always a little daunting to stroll into a room full of people that you don’t know – but everyone was very friendly and welcoming, so I soon felt at home.

I’m looking forward to more excuses to drink during the week meet local people.

I also learnt about the imminent launch of an open device lab – quite likely a boon to anyone making mobile apps or websites.


Dorset Digital

Bournemouth Open Device Lab



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