It’s time for the Birmingham tech pub crawl! Saturday 28th December 2019.
This is called a pub crawl, but it’s really an excuse to get together, hang out, have a couple of drinks — alcoholic or not, that’s entirely up to you and there’s no pressure — in various places around the Jewellery Quarter. (There was discussion of being in the city centre, or in Digbeth, but since it’s a Saturday and we want to talk rather than scream over the music, the JQ it is.) Get away from the turkey and chill out and meet people. Bring your family and your friends along. Pop in for an hour while you’re in town and say hello, or show up at 12 noon and still be there at midnight, it’s up to you. Lots of people come at various points during the day, and it’s all very friendly, so if you don’t think you know anyone, or you’re on your own, that’s not a problem. Come, chat to people, have a drink, have a laugh. The agenda this year is, roughly, six different places and a couple of hours in each, so we move around a bit, but it’s all in the Jewellery Quarter so there’s not a lot of walking. If you’re feeling unsure do feel free to ping me — @sil on Twitter — and I can tell you where we are, and I’ll try to keep things updated during the day.
Everyone is welcome, and everyone is invited. Bring friends along; drink coffees or soft drinks; pop in for an hour; whatever you fancy. Tell everyone about your pressies, talk about all the tech you thought about over the Christmas period, or don’t talk about technology at all and just enjoy hanging out with your mates. Looking forward to seeing you all.
A rough agenda:
- The Lord Clifden, 12pm - 2pm (they do food if you fancy lunch)
- The Church, 2pm - 4pm
- 1000 Trades, 4pm - 6pm
- The Rose Villa Tavern, 6pm - 8pm (probably grab a bite to eat here if we haven’t already)
- The Queen’s Arms, 8pm - 10pm
- The Actress and Bishop, 10pm - whenever