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Next meetup

Date: Wed Jun 20, 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: Open Quarter 2018

We're excited to be a part of the Open Quarter festival in Folkestone this June. Pop by the Clearing at the Quarterhouse in Folkestone, where we will have our usual format, featuring some fantastic speakers and topics.

Tech-x and the City: An insight into computation in finance

Oliver Fritz

with Oliver Fritz

Technology has rapidly become integral to the world of finance, with it being a mainstay in most every aspect. This talk will give an outline of the most interesting facets of computational finance, such as algorithmic and high-frequency trading, and focus on my research into the effect of news sentiments on financial markets.

A journey into functional programming

Sam Tracey

with Sam Tracey

Functional programming offers a very different approach to writing code. Seasoned programmers have reported that learning its techniques has made them feel like beginners. And yet more and more people are taking the plunge to make it part of their skill set, more employers are demanding it as a skill, and many are saying that learning it has brought joy to their coding lives.

Sam Tracey, a self-taught programmer, shares his experiences of learning Elm over the past year. He introduces some of the techniques that you can start using in your code straight away, whatever your language, and why, even if you’re a complete beginner, you might consider learning a functional language.

Find out why it’s worth investigating, what your options of languages are, and what are the great teaching resources out there.

Schedule for the night:

  • 7:00 - 7:30 - Pizza, drinks and mingling
  • 7:30 - 8:00 - Tech-x and the City: An insight into computation in finance by Oliver Fritz
  • 8:00 - 8:15 - Intermission
  • 8:15 - 8:45 - A journey into functional programming by Sam Tracey
  • 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

How good is your API?

Caroline Clark

with Caroline Clark

The integrations team at Holiday Extras works extensively with third party APIs. To help us assess their quality we’ve developed a tool, and during this talk will walk you through a live demonstration of how to use it, taking our own API as the use case.

APIs 2.0

Tom Vance

with Tom Vance

When building and delivering front end applications (web apps, mobile apps) the last thing we want to worry about is building and hosting a supporting API. Introducing the solutions to your problems, Google Cloud Functions and AWS Lambda.

Remotely Interesting

Chrissy Garnett

with Chrissy Garnett

This is a case study from Holiday Extras on our Bulgarian and UK remote teams over the last 18 months.

View the archive