TechSwindon to host first virtual event this Friday

By Anita Jaynes on 1 April, 2020

TechSwindon, the information hub for all things tech in Swindon, is set to host its first Swindon Founders get together online, this Friday 3rdApril.

Local tech firms are being urged to meet digitally using online event software, Hopin. The session will be chaired by TechSwindon’s Lucy Paine and the afternoon’s guest speaker is Alex Barker from Be More Pirate.

Be More Pirate started as a book and turned into a movement. From rogues to role models: Be More Pirate reveals the radical strategies of Golden Age pirates, and updates them into clear solutions for making your mark on the 21st Century.  

Be More Pirate draws parallels between the strategy and innovation of legends like Henry Morgan with modern day rebels, like Elon Musk, Malala and Blockchain, and reveals how to apply their tactics to life and work today. The book was voted the Financial Times Book of the Month and Shortlist’s Read of the Week.

Alex Barker, Be More Pirate, said, “If Be More Entrepreneurial was the mantra for the late 20th century, then Be More Pirate is what we need as we head into the middle of the 21st, with all the challenges it is likely to bring. 

“Pirates never tried to take on the establishment alone, the secret to their success was the crew. 

“Because of this, whether we’re working with a team, or across a sector, we always champion the concept of a mutiny; a moment in time when a group of people come together and agree to overturn the rules or try a new way of doing things, and are willing to hold each other accountable to being that change. 

“I’m joining TechSwindon on 3rd of April to talk about everything that I’ve learnt from our community about what it means to be a modern pirate; how to really challenge mainstream thinking, clear the decks of pointless work, close the gap between intention and action, build strong crews, and tell a great story.

“As one of the crew once said to me: “we’re not in this to be liked, we’re in it to be heard.” “

The event’s virtual doors open at 12:30pm on Friday 3rd April and the interview with Amy will take place at 12:45. Post chat you can then use the virtual networking space to catch up with other attendees. To find out more and to book on visit: