St James' Street
Nottingham, England

After going along to various top notch and very sociable web events over the last year or so like d.Construct, Manchester's excellent GeekUp and the great West Midlands based Multipack - there seems to be a growing enthusiasm amongst the East Midlands Development community for something similar.

So... here it is!

After much discussion with KateMonkey we've decided to throw caution to the wind and try to get something simliar up and running in the East Midlands.

The first meet up will be a chance to work out what people want to do:
- Drink? (well probably yes)
- Talk shop/nonsese? (without a doubt)
- Organise mini-presentations or even bigger techy/design sessions? (who knows)

Bring youself, and other webby types, drink money and your enthusiam!

Added by dexter_mixwith on October 29, 2007



I'll be there well before 8, so I'll make sure we have a good seat on the ground floor.

Just look for the woman knitting.


sounds cool.


Something in the East Mids, blimey. :)


How close is this to the train station? I live in Leicester, would like to come but transport could be a problem....

Think you'll do anything in Leicester?


@noginn: it's about 10 minutes walk from the station.
Google map directions :,52.951710,-1.152670&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=NG2+3AQ&daddr=NG1+6FG&mra=pr&mrcr=0&sll=52.94994,-1.14965&sspn=0.008778,0.020084&ie=UTF8&z=16&om=1
Of course they're by car, but you can cut through the Broadmarsh centre I think.
And yes - hopefully we'll rotate around the 3 main EM cities (Derby, Leicester and Nottingham) so everyone can make it fairly regularly.


Walking directions from train station:

Walk out of the train station and turn right, towards the large parking structure and shopping centre. Cross the busy street towards the parking structure and then cross the small street so that you end up on the side with the Chinese supermarket.

Cross the next busy street and walk into the Broadmarsh shoppingcentre. Walk through the shopping centre (most of it will be closed, so there's only one way to walk through it), and you'll end up on Lister Gate. There's a big HMV, so you know you're walking up the right way.

Walk up Lister Gate, passing the H&M, Game, and Marks & Spencers, until you reach the street with the McDonalds on it. Take the left street -- the one with the Zazzi on it. Walk up that street until you hit the Costa Coffee and the Burtons.

If you look to your right, you'll see a large square with a strange water feature and an official-looking building at the far right. Congratulations, you've reached Market Square.

Cross the street from Costa to Burtons (watching for the buses that make the sharp turn rather quickly), and walk up that pavement until you pass the chemists and the Lloyds TSB.

There's a small alleyway/street right after the Lloyds. That's St. James Street. If The Bell is on your left, you've gone too far.

Turn left onto St. James Street and walk up. Pass the chip shop and you'll see a sign for a basement-located Indian restaurant. The Malt Cross is right next to the Indian restaurant.

If you pass the Cookie Club, you've gone too far. If you end up at the end of St. James Street and can see Tales of Robin Hood, you've gone waaay too far.


Thanks for the directions. I don't think I will be able to make it this time but will keep an eye on upcoming for future meets


Good sound... :)