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Date: Wed Feb 21, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Find us


What to expect

The meetup starts with a bit of socialising along with food and drink so don't worry about eating first (unless you don't like pizza!).

codeHarbour comes to Folkestone!

This months event brings us to Folkestone at The Quarterhouse. We have some exciting talks lined up for you this month, suitable for all audiences regardless of tech knowledge. Don't miss out!

Future Folkestone

Struan Bartlett Alastair Upton

with Struan Bartlett and Alastair Upton

Tech entrepreneur Struan Bartlett (Founder & CEO of and Alastair Upton (CEO of the Creative Foundation) are leading a project to develop Folkestone as a literal code harbour: a ‘createch’ hub. What does this mean and what does it look like? Why Folkestone, and what are its USPs? Struan and Alastair will present what they know, and then chair an opportunity for the codeHarbour Meetup to fill in the gaps and help shape this vision of the town’s future, to make sure it’s fit for everyone’s needs.

Gamification in the Real World

Stuart Stobie

with Stuart Stobie

Gamification. Just a buzzword? Or is it a silver bullet for businesses in the 21st century? Unsurprisingly it’s neither. Gamification aims to make the tedious entertaining but making anything fun is not as simple as it sounds. In this talk we’ll take a look at the misconceptions surrounding gamification, the fascinating psychology behind it and the lessons we really should be learning from the games that inspire it.

Schedule for the night:

  • 7:00 - 7:30 - Pizza, drinks and mingling
  • 7:30 - 8:00 - Future Folkestone by Struan Bartlett and Alastair Upton
  • 8:00 - 8:15 - Intermission
  • 8:15 - 8:45 - Gamification in the Real World by Stuart Stobie
  • 8:45 - 9:00 - Discussion and socialising

Finding us

This month, we’re hosted by good people at The Creative Foundation in Folkestone at their amazing venue The Quarterhouse. The address is:

Mill Bay
Kent, CT20 1BN

From London

The HS1 fast train from St Pancras gets you to Ashford. From there you can jump on the next train to Folkestone Centeral. The Quarterhouse is situated on Tontine Street, a few minutes walk away from the harbour and the Old High Street. Send us a message on the page - we might be able to arrange a lift to The Quarterhouse.

Travelling via car, the carpark is available at the rear of the builiding, free parking applies after 6pm

When you arrive at The Quarterhouse

Once inside the venue, follow the signs for codeHarbour. You've made it!


Previous talks

Making Monoliths Modular

Damian Casey

with Damian Casey

Many companies face the challenge of working with monolithic systems and over time they build up years of tech debt and become difficult to work with. I’d like to give some examples from my experience of how taking a modular approach can improve the developer experience

Automate Awesomeness with Ansible

Edmond Lepedus

with Edmond Lepedus

Edmond is going to discuss how to use Ansible for automating best practices which would otherwise be far too time-consuming and error prone.

Accessibility = Money

Carlos Eriksson

with Carlos Eriksson

Where Carlos Eriksson make a business case for accessibility, and reveal the real cost of ignoring it.

View the archive