Calling all budding Steve Jobs and Bill Gates!  Essex has a new event for like-minded tech entrepreneurs and programmers. This October sees the launch of the Essex Cloud Computing meetup group at the Innovation Centre, at the University of Essex in Colchester, with a kick-off talk about “building lean solutions with Cloud and AI”.

The event, which takes place on 9th October at 7pm – 9pm is free to attend, but spaces must be pre-booked.

Launched by Richard Conway (Director of Elastacloud) and James Brand (Director of Innovative Creations), the meetup aims to bring expert talks to Essex, discussing topics ranging from Cloud Computing to AI to DevOps. Richard and James, who both live in Essex, launched the group as a local alternative to London-based tech events. Essex has an impressive tech scene so Richard and James felt that Essex should have a monthly meetup event that was more accessible.

Richard and James will be using their extensive network of contacts to bring in some of the leading tech speakers from both Essex and the surrounding areas to deliver high quality talks.

The benefits to local businesses to attend and participate are:

  • Information exchange of industry trends and news
  • Learn from experts in the field
  • Network with like-minded peers
  • Galvanise the tech community in Essex


The event will run every 2nd Wednesday of the month between 7pm and 9pm, alternating between the Innovation Centre in Colchester and a Chelmsford venue.

The event is free to attend with Coffee, Beer and Pizza is being sponsored by the group’s organisers.

To attend the launch event on the 9th October please register at

James Brand  t: 07947974219  e:

Colchester – Ultra Ready

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