New idea-sharing event for software developers comes to Swindon

By Nick Batten on 15 August, 2022

A brand-new event created by Fluff Software, is in town for technology fans and those who work in the tech space in Swindon. 

Based at The Workshed – which is the home of the Fluff team – ‘Swindon Software’ is a bi-monthly event that encourages local developers to come together and share ideas.

Fluff Founder, Scott Gulliver and his team are regulars at various software meet-ups around the country, so he decided it was time to bring something similar to his hometown. 

The event aligns with the ever-expanding ‘tech-scape’ in Swindon, which has become a hub for tech start-ups and larger tech-centric businesses following huge sector growth in the area. 

Research by Whitecap Consulting – commissioned by Tech South West – shows the South West tech sector is on track to grow by almost £20 billion in terms of gross added value by 2026. This is coupled with the creation of around 125,000 tech jobs. 

Moreover, the region has the fifth largest tech sector of the 12 in the UK and already has around 170,000 workers in tech sectors.

The first Swindon Software event back in June had speakers discussing data engineering and fantasy football as well as the MyNavy app created by Great State. The event was also sponsored by SETsquared Partnership. 

Scott said, “As developers ourselves, we recognized there was a need for a relaxed and informal meet-up where we could all share ideas. It’s especially prevalent since the rise in working from home. 

It was great to have so many people together on the night discussing their ideas and getting excited about the future of tech in our town.” 

With the success and positive feedback from the first event, Scott has decided to make it a regular meet-up and is hoping to build the community further over the coming months. You can join the group here https://www.meetup.com/swindon-software/ plus get notified of future events too. 

The next event will take place on 25th August and will feature two new speakers who are currently under wraps but there will be updates on Fluff’s social media channels.

Pictured above: Scott Gulliver from Fluff Software addresses the crowd at the first event in June