We have technical sessions (technical? yes, but with a good element of social as well!) which by convention run on the second Saturday of each month. Bring a 'box', bring a notebook, bring anything that might run Linux, or just bring yourself and enjoy socialising/learning/teaching or simply chilling out!
Please visit our Bring-a-Box page to read more.
Workshop is the term for any purely practical session. The BringABox days usually have a mix of activities, which works well but resulted in calls for dedicated practical sessions with more time for problem solving, practicals based on the BringABox presentations, jointly researching and discussing a topic, software demos etc.
Our evening meetings are generally "free-form" affairs, we have a drink, catch up on news, discuss technical issues, and have a play on our laptops, etc. The convention for PubMeets is the third Wednesday of the month - but see the Mailing List and Pub Meets page for more details. Anyone can propose one of these via the Mailing List. Lately the custom seems to have dried up, so if this appeals to you, make a comment on the Mailing List and see if people have a thirst for the idea.
End of Year Meetings
Usually some variation on beer and curry is arranged at some point in December.