Scotland

  • This one day course provides an intensive overview QGIS. The course is designed for experienced users of desktop GIS software who are looking to switch from another GIS package to QGIS, or learn about the features and functionality of the latest long term release of QGIS.

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Selecting and Filtering Data
    Adding data
    Joining tables
    Expression builder
    Select by location

    Module 2: Styling Vector Data
    Layer styling
    Composite symbols
    Data-defined styles
    Labelling

    Module 3: Creating and Managing Spatial Data
    GeoPackages
    Editing features
    Tracing
    Attribute field calculation
    Advanced digitisation

    Module 4: Georeferencing
    Adding raster layers
    Georeferencer plugin
    Georeferencing techniques

    Module 5: Geoprocessing and Vector Analysis
    Geoprocessing
    Join attributes by location
    Spatial analysis
    Proximity analysis

    Module 6: Print Layouts
    Cartographic design
    Layout management
    Atlas generation
    CPD Points: 4

  • This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, sit down and start talking UX! If you haven't been before you'll find us on the right as you come in, opposite the bar.

    Check out our new discussions board! Feel free to post anything here that you think will be of interest to the group e.g. thoughts/questions related to UX, details of relevant events, local job postings etc.

  • Our next Edinburgh DataVis Meetup features:

    Dr Caterina Constantinescu
    * A swift introduction to interactive visualisations via R and Shiny
    In this code-assisted walkthrough, I will begin by manipulating some data and creating some preliminary, static graphs in R. Afterwards, I will show you how you can generalise such static graphs by integrating elements of interactivity via a Shiny app. We will have a look at some options for constructing the app's UI, as well as how the server communicates with these UI elements and functions internally. The data used to illustrate this process has been downloaded from Kaggle, and represents a set of records for customer purchases made on Black Friday.

    Dr Brendan Hill
    * Seeing Brexit through visualisations
    Data visualisation helps us find more intuitive ways to convey complex narratives, and we are at the beginning/ middle/ end (delete as appropriate) of a world-class example.
    From the geography of public opinion to understanding people's underly...

  • Doors open at 18:00, talk starts at 18:30.
    There will be a snack available to keep us going!

    ** About the talk **

    Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way?

    Of course, you do.

    A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will give you the best to chance of delivering a project that meets the goals of your visitors and your business.

    In this talk, Mark will outline the key parts of an effective website specification and why they’re important.

    This talk is inspired by Mark's most successful blog post: highrise.digital

    ** About the Speaker **

    Mark is a developer and co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on building WordPress solutions for post-small pre-enterprise businesses.

    Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is also an activ...

  • In this session, test lead Sowmya Ramesh will be giving us her thoughts on what it takes to be a test professional, expert and leader through her 'The 10Cs Towards Becoming a Testing Practitioner' presentation.

    Sowmya has recently presented at the DevTest Summit in Glasgow and is an active blogger for her employer, 2i Testing.

    We will also have lightning talks from Feng Zhu on applying BDD techniques at the discovery phase, such as refinement and Jo Mahadevan on good practices in implementing automated test suites using Gherkin

    Plan of Attack:

    18:00 - Doors open - Networking
    18:45 - Welcome message!
    19:00 - Lightning Talk - Feng Zhu
    19:10 - Lightning Talk - Jo Mahadevan
    19:20 - Sowmya Ramesh - 10 Cs Towards Becoming a Testing Practitioner
    20:00- Activity
    20:30 - Post Meetup Social (AKA pub)

    Synopsis:

    Not to be mystified with any connections to the 10 commandments, this session is all about professional development.

    The metamorphosis from being a test manager to a testing practit...

  • Learn about defamation and help reform Scots Law with Scottish PEN and Open Rights Group Scotland

    Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg was 12 years old when defamation law was last reformed in Scotland. In the 23 year that have followed, the law has not kept pace with how we speak to others, seek out information and publish our work. But now we are closer than ever to achieving reform and having laws in Scotland that protects everyone who wants to speak up and speak out.

    In January the Scottish Government launched a public consultation to reform the law but it is important that as many people as possible respond, showing to the government that reform is needed and the public back this move. The more people that take part, the harder it will be to ignore!

    A Consult-a-thon is an interactive workshop for the participants to respond to a public consultation in the session. By the end of the event the goal is for every participant to have learnt about reform and the consultation, as well as...

  • Agenda:
    6.30 - 7.00 Registration, food, networking
    7.00 - 7.20 Welcome & chat about WWCode
    7.20 - 8.20 Core Program
    8.20 - 8.30 Wrap up

  • Community Event.

    We'll be hosting a community open space, we'll crowdsource some topics for multiple parallel lean coffee groups as well as doing some general networking

    some async/post it notes on a wall things like:
    share your favourite agile reference
    share job opportunities and what you might be looking for
    share and answer people's anonymous questions - add your question here bit.ly

    networking beer and pizza as usual from 6:30pm, we'll get underway properly at 7pm

  • We'll be meeting at Milnes bar on Hanover St at about 6:30pm. There *should* be Python logo printouts on the table if you need to find us.

    There's *no minimum skill level* for coming along! If you like talking about Python or related technologies, and you're interested in meeting like-minded people and finding out what they're up to, just turn up! If you'd like to be introduced to some people, ask for me - Mark Smith - and I'll be happy to introduce you to some people with similar interests.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss our Lean and Agile ideas and challenges. Stickies and sharpies will be provided.

    Arrive at 7:45, grab a coffee and we'll get started at 8.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

  • The Missing Maps project helps Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and and other NGOs by creating maps of the most vulnerable communities, providing a vital resource for their on-the-ground staff as well as local people.

    Missing Maps mapathons are open to everyone. You can come and learn how to create maps and contribute to a global mapping project, OpenStreetMap. All you need is a laptop, some spare time and enthusiasm, and you can take part in humanitarian work from Edinburgh.

  • WILL THERE BE A PRESENTATION? YES!

    Edinburgh 2600 meetings are similar to those held around the world. Hackers, crackers, geeks, hats of any colour, technology enthusiasts, hacktivists, and other like-minded folks are most welcome. We do not judge anyone and everyone has something to contribute, no matter their level of expertise.

    Note that whilst the meetup itself starts at 6pm, talks generally kick off around 7pm in the upstairs room.

  • This is going to be an amazing event! We have a very special guest - Lorenzo Sciandra - @Kelset. For those of you who don't know, Lorenzo is a core contributor to React Native project.
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    Agenda

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Pizza, beer and networking

    • 7:00pm - 7:15pm: CSS modules in a growing project by James Rhead

    • 7:15pm - 7:45pm: WebGL && three.js (&& React) by Alec McEachran

    • 7:45pm - 8:00pm: Short break

    • 8:00pm - 9:00pm: React Native: the past, the present and the future by Lorenzo Sciandra.

    • Drinks - TBC
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    Venue security
    All attendees need to provide their full names in advance. Also, you will need to bring some form of photo ID to show on the day - something like a passport, driving licence, or work ID would be grand.

    Recording
    The event will be recorded. Let the organisers know, if you don't want to be included in the pictures or videos. Some of them will be used on our social media channels.
    _______________________...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
    ******************************
    Talk 1 "Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI" - Marta Portugal, Senior Data Scientist at Merkle Aquila.

    Talk 2 Tbc

    ========================

    Talk 1: "Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI"

    As AI & ML extend beyond the confines of the tech office, there is a need to better understand its many applications. This talk aims to debunk some of the myths about AI & ML surrounding expense, accessibility and redundancy and demonstrate how to extract value in commercial AI. Through an exploration of ‘Automation of Inspection Activities’, this talk will detail commercial AI in practice and discuss how to leverage AI fast, accurately and actionably.

    Bio: Marta Portugal is a Senior Data Scientist at Merkle Aquila. She has experience working in Telecommunications, Insurance and Banking Industry and Oil and Gas Technology. She has most recently been working on image recognition and anomaly detection in the Oil &a...

  • TM Stirling is part of the TechMeetup meetups, along with Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee. It exists to give a wide range of talks across the range of tech innovation. Past TM talks have been on topics like AI and game playing, compiler design for embedded systems and developing mesh networks in Africa.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • April's meeting will be a social, at the Royal Dick Bar.

    Feel free to come along to mingle, to ask questions about Linux and Open Source, and even to troubleshot laptops (yes, that happens!)



    +++


    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own laptop - without installing it.

  • Synopsis
    We’ve all got the memo now – security testing is good, but organisations need to do more to assess their holistic security approach. Whether it’s red teaming, a CBEST engagement or attack simulations - More is Better in testing the organisations ability to detect and respond to attacks. However, none of these approaches are particularly constructive and tend to enhance barriers between security, monitoring teams and the business rather than removing them. In this session we’ll explore the problems with these approaches and learn about an alternative approach that builds trust and collaboration, and results in better buy-in to fixing problems.

    About the speaker

    Andrew Scott is the Assurance lead for Scotland for Context IS. In this he works across industries to help clients mature their approach to security testing. Previously he ran one of Scotland’s leading Financial Services company’s security testing strategy where he aligned all testing efforts and increased the...

  • Hello everyone,

    For our next event we'll be doubling down on the success of the February meetup. We'll have snacks, drinks, speakers and a great discussion afterwards!

    NOTE: We're currently looking for a location to host the event - if you have any suggestions, please email me at [masked].

    I'll update this listing with details closer to the event.

  • EVENT DETAILS

    18:00 REGISTRATION

    18:15 - 18:20 WELCOME

    18:20 - 18:30 Simon Montford (WEB3//IOT)

    Open Forum; members are invited to make announcements, share news, seek project collaborators, promote their IoT events, and request topics for future Meetups.

    18:30 - 18:50 TBC

    A full description of this talk will be added soon.

    18:50 - 19.10 TBC

    A full description of this talk will be added soon.

    19:10 - 19:30 TBC

    A full description of this talk will be added soon.

    19:30 -19:50 DISCUSSION & PANEL Q&A

    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Website: www.iotSct.com (www.iotsct.com)

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi42

  • The group meets over pizza and beer or soft drinks, ranging and rambling chat, in addition to interesting and informative talks. Over the years we've had talks about design, continuous integration, docker, optimisation, side projects, learning, katas, devops, testing, joomla, minihacks, lightning talks, PHP7 and many other things. The group is diverse, welcoming, sociable, relaxed, irreverent, informative and fun.

  • Come for a refreshing drink and friendly chat from all your fellow techies!

    The Commons is Edinburgh's monthly get together of everyone tech. No pitches, no speeches, no sales, just an opportunity to meet up and have a drink with those of similar dispositions.

    This month's event will be held at 4042 40-42 Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AP 5:30pm start.

    See you there!

  • Welcome to the April PyData Edinburgh event!

    We're delighted to be back at SolarWinds again (remember, to avoid ending up in the parking lot, don't use sat nav, follow the instructions on our address 😆).

    We'll have our regular update on the PyData community, lightning talks and we're delighted to have Sabine Weber from the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation at University of Edinburgh as our main speaker.

    We look forward to seeing you there — doors open at 1815, make sure you've clicked attend to reserve your place!

    TALK DETAILS
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    Show not tell: Teaching machines entailment
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Presenter: Sabine Weber
    Sabine Weber is a second year PhD student at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation at the University of Edinburgh. She works on semantics and specifically on detecting and aligning entailment in English and German. She has a background in both Linguistics and Computer Science.

    Desc...

  • # Schedule

    Doors open 6.15pm
    First speaker 7.00pm
    Short Break 7.50pm
    Second speaker 8.00pm
    Post event Drinks - Apothocary 9.00pm

    Please attempt to get to the venue before 7:00pm as there may be no one to let you in after that.

    # Aled Sage : The Case Against Microservices

    There are not enough talks out there about the downsides of microservices. Lots of people talk about how to do microservices right, some about the pitfalls and failures that we can learn from. But are microservices even the answer to your biggest painpoints, or will they inevitably increase the pain for you?

    This presentation covers why many companies should not even try to do microservices: highlighting simpler ways to get the "benefits of microservices", the downsides of microservices, and the risks they introduce. Finally, it covers the scenarios in which microservices are a good fit.

    Aled Sage is VP Engineering at Cloudsoft, and co-founder of Apache Brooklyn. He spends his time helping customers migrate, run...

  • Yes, that's right - Accessibility Scotland, but this time in Glasgow.

    Not the full day conference, but two talks related to inclusive design and accessibility.

    Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.

    Speakers
    -------------
    Léonie Watson - Talking Technology.

    We've been talking with technology for longer than you might think, but despite increasing conversational sophistication, relatively few ways exist to help us make artificial speech sound human. Find out how to use Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) with the Amazon Echo or Google Home, and the Web Speech API in the browser; how the CSS Speech module might be useful (if only it were more widely supported); and how we might be able to solve some problems by making things talk.

    Presenter Bio:
    Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board;
    co-Chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group; and a member of the
    Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee.

    Amongst other things, Léonie is co-orga...

  • Aberdeen Linux Users Group

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

  • This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

    Course Outline - Day 1

    Module 1: Introduction to GIS and QGIS
    Fundamental GIS concepts
    Coordinate reference systems
    Open source QGIS software

    Module 2: Navigating QGIS
    Panels and toolbars
    Bookmarks
    Identifying features
    Measurements
    Plugins

    Module 3: Adding Data
    Data Source Manager
    Delimited text layers
    Web services
    Themes
    Multiple map views
    Converting data

    Module 4: Querying Data
    Attribute joins
    Select by expression
    Select by location

    Module 5: Styles and Symbology
    Styling vector layers
    Symbol creation
    Saving and sharing styles
    Labelling
    Course Outline - Day 2

    Module 6: Manipulating Data
    Digitising features
    Snapping
    Attribute edits and field calculation
    Advanced editing
    3D Visualisation

    Module 7: Georeferencing
    Adding raste...

  • A first for Women Who Code Edinburgh - a study group!
    These monthly sessions will discuss Ruby and Ruby on Rails and bring like-minded developers together to collaborate and potentially build something with these great languages.
    All levels of experience welcome.

  • Find CoFounders, Advisors, Mentors, Interns and Investors

    Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with an experienced Investor and Entrepreneur in the Wash Bar at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 9th of April, 2019.

    Hangout with like-minded Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from around the world and meet people to help build your startup or even find a startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern.

    ALSO:
    - Share startup war stories
    - Gain information on funding opportunities
    - Discover ways to increase your chances of success

    GETUP AND PITCH!
    You will also have an opportunity to tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support.

    AGENDA:
    18:30 Check-In

    19:00 Fireside chat and discussion with an experienced entrepreneur or investor

    19:30 'Get up and Pitch' and Ask for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

    20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounde...

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • ONLINE ONLY

    We have a new Ask Me Anything live webinar on Tuesday 9th April at 8 pm UK time. This time we're talking about Whole Team Testing.

    mabl are sponsoring this AMA. mabl is the most reliable codeless UI testing service available, enabling continuous testing with an auto-healing automation framework and maintenance-free test infrastructure. Using proprietary machine learning models to automatically identify application issues, including javascript errors, visual regressions, broken links, increased latency, and more, mabl brings traditional UI testing to the modern age.

    Find out more about mabl.
    Our host Vernon Richards will be joined by Lisa Crispin to answer all your questions.

    One of the cornerstones of agile development is the whole-team focus on building quality into the software. On high-performing teams, everyone takes responsibility for testing, regardless of their official role or self-identified specialities. The DevOps movement has built on this, putting even more...

  • Scottish Blockchain Meetup in partnership with the Edinburgh FinTech and Blockchain Society host their next event “Decentralised Identity - the solution for the sovereign individual?”.

    To secure your place please register on Eventbrite

    www.eventbrite.co.uk

    Hosted by Daniel Schnurr

    Liam Bell the Research Lead of the Blockpass ID Lab will talk about why it is important to decentralize the concept of digital identity and how blockpass is working on achieving it by deploying blockchain technology. He will also talk about the pitfalls of designing identity systems which are challenges to overcome during his work.

    What is Blockpass?

    Blockpass offers shared regulatory compliance services for humans, companies, objects and devices. As an identity system that supports verification of humans (KYC), objects (KYO) and connected devices (KYD), Blockpass will enable the development of new application...

  • As always we'll use the Lean Coffee format, stickies and sharpies will be provided.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

    TechMeetup is a monthly excuse for developers and the tech community around Scotland to meet up and learn new stuff from each other. No name badges, no sales pitches, just informative presentations from your peers and a chance to meet some of the tech community around you.

    We're not centred around specific languages, technologies or disciplines; we believe there's stuff to learn from mixing everyone together. There's no cost to attend, and food and drink are provided.

  • Come enjoy food, drink, and chat in a casual friendly environment with other developers using Mac and iOS. Anyone is welcome!

  • We have a really nice surprise coming up for you!

    This is going to be an awesome event! We have a very special guest - Matteo Collina from NearForm.

    For those of you who don't know Matteo, he is, among other things, the core contributor to a package called "readable-stream". Last time I checked it was downloaded... 30,237,327 times per week :-)

    Matteo is also a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee.
    _______________________

    Agenda

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Pizza, beer and networking

    • 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Talk 1

    • 7:30pm - 8:00pm: Short break

    • 8:00pm - 9:00pm: A new way to profile Node.js by Matteo Collina

    • Drinks at nearby pub - TBC
    _______________________

    Recording
    The event will be recorded. Let the organisers know, if you don't want to be included in the pictures or videos.
    _______________________

    Sponsors

    _______________________

    The Talks

    ---> Talk 1: TBC

    ---> Talk 2: A new way to profile Node.js by Matteo Collina

    Abstract
    It’s been weeks and the organizat...

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • This one day course explores advanced techniques and processes for analysing and interpreting spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who already have a good working understanding of QGIS, or have attended our QGIS Beginner course.

    Module 1: Visualising Spatial Data
    Terrain styling
    Blending modes
    Advanced draw effects
    Labelling expressions
    Point clusters
    Geometry generators

    Module 2: Raster Analysis
    Interpolation
    Terrain analysis
    Reclassification
    Raster calculator

    Module 3: 3D Visualisation
    Height extraction
    3D views and settings
    Importing 3D models

    Module 4: Processing and Automation
    Processing toolbox
    Graphical processing modeller
    Introduction to Python Console

    Module 5: Reporting
    Hierarchal map reports
    Report components
    Rule-based styling
    Data-driven analysis

    Module 6: Plugins
    TimeManager
    Data Plotly
    Qgis2Web

    CPD Points: 4

  • The AberdeenPHP User Group meets for an informal pub lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Check on twitter for any updates.

  • Hi All,

    We are currently arranging the speaker, stay tuned...

    Meetup @ 6pm (speaker starts @ 6:30pm)

    Everyone is welcome, we have members and regular attendees who are widely varied in their WordPress Skills, beginners through to experts. Combine this with a variety of interests and backgrounds and you have a recipe for a great meetup. So please do come along regardless or your WordPress knowledge!

    There is always a social side to the WP Edinburgh meetups, many attendees have found this to be of great benefit & an opportunity to meet others to share & learn on all things WordPress and beyond :)

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • EdinburghJS is a casual event, presenting short talks and a chance for discussion with other local JavaScripters, whatever your experience or job title is. Our goal is to have an awesome and inclusive community meetup where people meet, hang out together, chat, listen to talks, exchange ideas and make new friends.

    We'll be looking for monthly contributors who want to talk about the technologies they're most comfortable with, looking at the pros, cons and unknowns. Drop us a message if you fancy speaking.

  • We discuss, demonstrate and debate how to write well-structured, malleable software

    We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month

    We are a nomadic meetup: the location (within Glasgow) changes every month. We try to run in office spaces around the city, but occasionally meet in a pub; there is no expectation or pressure to drink alcohol when we do soself. We’ll explain the format (Guided Conversations), and make sure everyone keeps up with the discussion.

  • This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, sit down and start talking UX! If you haven't been before you'll find us on the right as you come in, opposite the bar.

    Check out our new discussions board! Feel free to post anything here that you think will be of interest to the group e.g. thoughts/questions related to UX, details of relevant events, local job postings etc.

  • * WordPress Helpdesk *

    If you have a WordPress site and you've got a bug or there is something you are not quite sure how to do, come and meet the WordPress professionals who may be able to help you or point you in the right direction.

    Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will be a special focus on working on Gutenberg-related queries.

    If you are a WordPress professional and can spare a couple of hours every 3 months, come along to give some guidance to people who are learning or are stuck and need advice.

    Please note that the organising team expects all advice to be given for free and in good faith but, if something is too big to fix there and then the WordPress professional will have the right to say so.

    * Networking *

    A meeting point for WordPress developers and web designers looking for their next project or collaboration and for people who have a project and would like to meet a WordPress professional.

  • We'll be meeting at Milnes bar on Hanover St at about 6:30pm. There *should* be Python logo printouts on the table if you need to find us.

    There's *no minimum skill level* for coming along! If you like talking about Python or related technologies, and you're interested in meeting like-minded people and finding out what they're up to, just turn up! If you'd like to be introduced to some people, ask for me - Mark Smith - and I'll be happy to introduce you to some people with similar interests.

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • Agenda:
    6.30 - 7.00 Registration, food, networking
    7.00 - 7.20 Welcome & chat about WWCode
    7.20 - 8.20 Core Program
    8.20 - 8.30 Wrap up

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss our Lean and Agile ideas and challenges. Stickies and sharpies will be provided.

    Arrive at 7:45, grab a coffee and we'll get started at 8.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

  • EIE is the premier technology investor showcase featuring up to 60 of the most promising innovative, data-driven high growth companies drawn from across Scotland and beyond, seeking funding from seed to Series A.
    EIE2019 will take place on Wednesday 24th April 2019 in the magnificent McEwan Hall in Edinburgh.

  • The Modern Testing Principles - Part 1

    Within the Software Testing industry, we are lucky that we have people who are looking ahead to where our industry is going, how we can add value now and will continue to in the years to come. Alan Page and Brent Jensen’s A&B Testing podcast is one of the best discussions that looks at this very question.

    Anyone who has listened to the AB testing podcast will know of the “Modern Testing Principles” in April we are going to explore on what these are, what that means to us as a collective and individually.

    To explore the principles we are going to host a round table discussion on the principles Alan and Brent have created.

    Plan of Attack
    18:00 - Doors Open
    18:30 - Round Table Discussions (we will focus on principles 1-6)
    20:30 - Pub

    May
    This is in preparation for May as we will be joined via a live Crowdcast by Alan (Sorry we could not afford a return flight from Seattle!) who will talk to us about the Modern Principles finalising in a Q&am...

  • Reliable/Cheap: Pick Any Two? - Running Production K8s on AWS Spot Instances

    In this talk, Guy Templeton will discuss Skyscanner's experiences of running Kubernetes production workloads on spot instances at scale. This has brought them savings of over 70% on compute cost whilst running more than 10,000 pods and serving more than 3 million requests per minute across multiple clusters. He will reveal the benefits this brings to the company, the challenges for cluster operators, and areas for improvement in how the Kubernetes ecosystem handles these challenges.

    Combating Fraud and Providing Customer Insights In Real Time - Matt Houghton, CDL

    Learn how CDL, a software provider for the retail insurance sector, processes vast amounts of consumer data in milliseconds using machine learning, AI and big data in order to help the UK's biggest insurance providers combat fraud, learn consumer habits, and more.

    The talk will cover how we tried and failed to build a solution, called Hummingbird,...

  • Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

    You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop us a message about it at edinburgh.cc.uk@coderdojo.com

    --

    Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

    Bring own laptop or use one of ours, make sure to select the right kind of ticket so we can work out allowance!

    Laptop must have a text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac), access to wifi and a web browser such as Chrome.

    If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

  • All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing!

    Mark Russinovich ready for Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

    On April 27, 2019, all communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about Azure and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAzure!

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • Agenda to follow...

  • The group meets over pizza and beer or soft drinks, ranging and rambling chat, in addition to interesting and informative talks. Over the years we've had talks about design, continuous integration, docker, optimisation, side projects, learning, katas, devops, testing, joomla, minihacks, lightning talks, PHP7 and many other things. The group is diverse, welcoming, sociable, relaxed, irreverent, informative and fun.

  • An introductory course for those wanting to learn how to load and manage spatial data within PostGIS (PostgreSQL spatial extension). Topics cover geometries, projections, loading data, spatial querying and data visualisation.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: PostGIS Introduction
    Module 2: Overview of SQL
    Module 3: Introduction to Spatial Databases
    Module 4: Spatial Data Loading Tools
    Module 5: Spatial Data in PostGIS
    Module 6: Spatial Querying
    Module 7: Visualising PostGIS Data

    CPD Points: 4

  • Come for a refreshing drink and friendly chat from all your fellow techies!

    The Commons is Edinburgh's monthly get together of everyone tech. No pitches, no speeches, no sales, just an opportunity to meet up and have a drink with those of similar dispositions.

    This month's event will be held at 4042 40-42 Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AP 5:30pm start.

    See you there!

  • This 1 day hands-on training course will teach you how to manage PostgreSQL/PostGIS databases, focusing on administrator topics such as database install, configuration, optimisation, assigning roles and user management.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: PostGIS Introduction
    Module 2: Getting Started with PostgreSQL and PostGIS
    Module 3: PostgreSQL and PostGIS Installation
    Module 4: Spatial Database Design
    Module 5: Database Administration
    Module 6: Data Management
    Module 7: PostgreSQL Scalability

    CPD Points: 4

  • WILL THERE BE A PRESENTATION? YES!

    Edinburgh 2600 meetings are similar to those held around the world. Hackers, crackers, geeks, hats of any colour, technology enthusiasts, hacktivists, and other like-minded folks are most welcome. We do not judge anyone and everyone has something to contribute, no matter their level of expertise.

    Note that whilst the meetup itself starts at 6pm, talks generally kick off around 7pm in the upstairs room.

  • Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with an experienced Investor and Entrepreneur in the Wash Bar on the Mound at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 7th of May, 2019.

    Hangout with like-minded Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from around the world and meet people to help build your startup or even find a startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern.

    ALSO:
    - Share startup war stories
    - Gain information on funding opportunities
    - Discover ways to increase your chances of success

    GETUP AND PITCH!
    You will also have an opportunity to tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support.

    AGENDA:
    18:30 Check-In

    19:00 Fireside chat and discussion with an experienced entrepreneur or investor

    19:30 'Get up and Pitch' and Ask for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

    20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounders, people you can help)

    21:30 End of Meetup...

  • TM Stirling is part of the TechMeetup meetups, along with Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee. It exists to give a wide range of talks across the range of tech innovation. Past TM talks have been on topics like AI and game playing, compiler design for embedded systems and developing mesh networks in Africa.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • EdLUG recently mvoed its assets off of the self-hosted Drupal solution towards a leaner, cleaner static website. And more secure, to boot!

    Tai will be talking about how it is set up, and how to go about creating your very own static website, hosted on GitLab's servers, as an informational point for your group, or just as your own showcase!



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    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own laptop - without installing it.

  • Aberdeen Linux Users Group

  • As always we'll use the Lean Coffee format, stickies and sharpies will be provided.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

    TechMeetup is a monthly excuse for developers and the tech community around Scotland to meet up and learn new stuff from each other. No name badges, no sales pitches, just informative presentations from your peers and a chance to meet some of the tech community around you.

    We're not centred around specific languages, technologies or disciplines; we believe there's stuff to learn from mixing everyone together. There's no cost to attend, and food and drink are provided.

  • The ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2019 showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses large and small – and the people who drive them.


    Running for nine years, these are the must-have awards in the Scottish digital industry. We shine a spotlight on the world-leading work and remarkable innovation happening in Scotland right now.


    Past winners include Arnold Clark, RBS, Skyscanner, Urban Tide, Mind of My Own, HotDocs, Digitonic and many more.

  • Speakers TBC

    Doors open 6.15pm
    First speaker 7.00pm
    Short Break 7.50pm
    Second speaker 8.00pm
    Post event Drinks - Apothocary 9.00pm

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

  • A first for Women Who Code Edinburgh - a study group!
    These monthly sessions will discuss Ruby and Ruby on Rails and bring like-minded developers together to collaborate and potentially build something with these great languages.
    All levels of experience welcome.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • The AberdeenPHP User Group meets for an informal pub lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Check on twitter for any updates.

  • Hi All,

    We are currently arranging the speaker, stay tuned...

    Meetup @ 6pm (speaker starts @ 6:30pm)

    Everyone is welcome, we have members and regular attendees who are widely varied in their WordPress Skills, beginners through to experts. Combine this with a variety of interests and backgrounds and you have a recipe for a great meetup. So please do come along regardless or your WordPress knowledge!

    There is always a social side to the WP Edinburgh meetups, many attendees have found this to be of great benefit & an opportunity to meet others to share & learn on all things WordPress and beyond :)

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • We discuss, demonstrate and debate how to write well-structured, malleable software

    We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month

    We are a nomadic meetup: the location (within Glasgow) changes every month. We try to run in office spaces around the city, but occasionally meet in a pub; there is no expectation or pressure to drink alcohol when we do soself. We’ll explain the format (Guided Conversations), and make sure everyone keeps up with the discussion.

  • EdinburghJS is a casual event, presenting short talks and a chance for discussion with other local JavaScripters, whatever your experience or job title is. Our goal is to have an awesome and inclusive community meetup where people meet, hang out together, chat, listen to talks, exchange ideas and make new friends.

    We'll be looking for monthly contributors who want to talk about the technologies they're most comfortable with, looking at the pros, cons and unknowns. Drop us a message if you fancy speaking.

  • This one day course explores advanced techniques and processes for analysing and interpreting spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who already have a good working understanding of QGIS, or have attended our QGIS Beginner course.

    Module 1: Visualising Spatial Data
    Terrain styling
    Blending modes
    Advanced draw effects
    Labelling expressions
    Point clusters
    Geometry generators

    Module 2: Raster Analysis
    Interpolation
    Terrain analysis
    Reclassification
    Raster calculator

    Module 3: 3D Visualisation
    Height extraction
    3D views and settings
    Importing 3D models

    Module 4: Processing and Automation
    Processing toolbox
    Graphical processing modeller
    Introduction to Python Console

    Module 5: Reporting
    Hierarchal map reports
    Report components
    Rule-based styling
    Data-driven analysis

    Module 6: Plugins
    TimeManager
    Data Plotly
    Qgis2Web

    CPD Points: 4

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss our Lean and Agile ideas and challenges. Stickies and sharpies will be provided.

    Arrive at 7:45, grab a coffee and we'll get started at 8.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

  • Part 2 of A Journey into the Modern Testing principles

    Don't worry if you missed part 1, you will still get takeaways!

    Details to Follow

  • This one day course provides an intensive overview QGIS. The course is designed for experienced users of desktop GIS software who are looking to switch from another GIS package to QGIS, or learn about the features and functionality of the latest long term release of QGIS.

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Selecting and Filtering Data
    Adding data
    Joining tables
    Expression builder
    Select by location

    Module 2: Styling Vector Data
    Layer styling
    Composite symbols
    Data-defined styles
    Labelling

    Module 3: Creating and Managing Spatial Data
    GeoPackages
    Editing features
    Tracing
    Attribute field calculation
    Advanced digitisation

    Module 4: Georeferencing
    Adding raster layers
    Georeferencer plugin
    Georeferencing techniques

    Module 5: Geoprocessing and Vector Analysis
    Geoprocessing
    Join attributes by location
    Spatial analysis
    Proximity analysis

    Module 6: Print Layouts
    Cartographic design
    Layout management
    Atlas generation
    CPD Points: 4

  • This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, sit down and start talking UX! If you haven't been before you'll find us on the right as you come in, opposite the bar.

    Check out our new discussions board! Feel free to post anything here that you think will be of interest to the group e.g. thoughts/questions related to UX, details of relevant events, local job postings etc.

  • The May meetup will be all about the new Block Editor (previously known as Gutenberg).

    We are looking to do a "SHOW AND TELL" style event, so get in touch if you have done something cool with the new editor, have had a go at writing a block from scratch or have found a smart feature you'd like to share!

    In the meantime, here's a couple of WordPress community posts you may find of interest:

    * WordPress Editor guide from the WordPress Support team: wordpress.org

    * A proposal for the future from the WordPress Meta team: make.wordpress.org

    * What's new in Gutenberg, from the WordPress Core team: make.wordpress.org

  • Agenda:
    6.30 - 7.00 Registration, food, networking
    7.00 - 7.20 Welcome & chat about WWCode
    7.20 - 8.20 Core Program
    8.20 - 8.30 Wrap up

  • We'll be meeting at Milnes bar on Hanover St at about 6:30pm. There *should* be Python logo printouts on the table if you need to find us.

    There's *no minimum skill level* for coming along! If you like talking about Python or related technologies, and you're interested in meeting like-minded people and finding out what they're up to, just turn up! If you'd like to be introduced to some people, ask for me - Mark Smith - and I'll be happy to introduce you to some people with similar interests.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.