The Tech Meetup

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Calendar Icon7 Sep 2022

Clock Icon18:00 - 20:30

Map Pin IconNewport Market

Tramshed Tech is coming to Newport! Anyone working in or interested in tech in the Newport area, listen up! 👇 

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Tramshed Tech is coming to Newport!

Over the past 5 years, our HQ in Grangetown Cardiff has become a thriving tech hub with over 50 businesses and 600+ members. We run monthly meetups, events and socials to include the much loved AI WalesCloud Native Wales and VR Wales.

To celebrate our move to Newport, we're kickstarting The Tech Meetup - a Newport based Meetup that will take place every quarter on the beautiful Mezze (also known as the Glass Hall) in Newport Market.

This event will include elements from all our favourite Meetups to include topics such as cyber security, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, crypto currency, virtual reality and much more.


Who is this event for?

Anyone working in or interested in tech. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn new things.


What to expect

A friendly bunch of tech enthusiasts sharing knowledge and ideas over pizza and a few beers.

Level: beginner



6:00pm | Event open

Welcome drinks


6:30pm | Lightning talks

6.30-6.50pm | An Introduction to VR with HTC*

6.50-7.10pm | Speaker 1: John Dabill

7.10-7.30pm | Speaker 2: Harry Virdi


7:30pm | Event close

7.30-8.00pm | Beer & pizza


*Attendees will get the opportunity to demo HTC headsets.


John Dabill: Director of Product Operations at HTC Vive for EMEA
John is part of the HTC VIVE EMEA Leadership team.
HTC VIVE is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. One of John's main focus areas is growing virtual reality solutions for businesses and professional consumers. Amongst his responsibilities, he leads the ISV (Independent Software Vendors) program across EMEA.
This program works with ISVs and development partners who develop software and solutions to grow the portfolio of end-to-end software solutions for business customers to help accelerate the adoption of VR solutions. A long-time technology veteran John has held senior positions across the tech sector over a number of years, most recently working at BlackBerry and Bullitt Group before joining HTC Vive in March of 2020.
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Harry Virdi: Enterprise Sales Manager - UK & Ireland at HTC VIVE
Harry has been part of the HTC family for the past 13 years, holding key position within Marketing and sales.
After launching the VIVE Brand across retail in Europe 2016, Harry was responsible for consumer sales in Nordics, Benelux and UK/Ireland.  Then moving into Enterprise sales for UK and Ireland, implementing VR solutions with corporate clients, across many verticals such as Training, Visualisation, Healthcare, Education, Military and Defence

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