Scotland

  • Welcome to PyData Edinburgh's August event, when when we'll be hearing about ML's potential to help tackle epilepsy.

    As always, we're keeping this to a one hour session, and we will have a main talk plus a Q&A session at the end. We will meet at 18.30, use the Zoom link which will be provided in the registration email once you RSVP.

    We want to very much keep this group alive, so let us know if you would like to give a talk in the future, whether a main or a lightning one, we're always looking out for speakers (as you know!).

    MAIN TALK & SPEAKER BIO:
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    Machine Learning and its Potential to Improve Epilepsy Diagnosis

    Static rule-based algorithms to assist medical diagnosis and treatment monitoring have been used in practice for decades (e.g. heart rate monitoring). Research into detecting epileptic seizures from the electrical activity of the brain , with machine learning, has been an active area of research for over...

  • Glasgow 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.

    Unless specified, there are no particular topics or activities set for these meetings, and each one of us is responsible for making them interesting, whether in the form of intelligent discussions or exchange of knowledge. Anything goes.

  • This month we continue our exploration of the different roles that make up human-centred design teams by turning our spotlight onto Content Design. We are delighted to welcome back Lauren Tormey, who will talk to us about what UX designers need to know about content design.

    What a content designer wants UX designers to know about content
    Content and content design are often an afterthought in the UX world. In this talk, Lauren will give an introduction to content design, including what it is, how it differs from other content roles, and how we can all be champions of usable, accessible, and inclusive content.

    About Lauren
    Lauren Tormey is a Content Designer at the University of Edinburgh. She works as part of a multi-disciplinary design team focusing on improving the digital provision for prospective students. Over her six years in higher education, she has used her editorial, CMS, and UX skills to support the creation and maintenance of more effective, human-centred content.

  • For our August event, we welcome Mark and Elaine from the Passport Office to talk about digital transformation.

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    The evolution of the UK digital Passport application service from small beginnings accepting just 0.1% of all passport applications to an award-winning service handling over 90% of the millions of applications received annually, as well as being the key enabler for the removal of paper processing, and the revolution this service has had across our organisation being the trailblazer to firmly move HM Passport Office from a project and supplier management organisation to a product management organisation

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    Speakers

    Mark Prince: Mark is Digital Service Manager for the Civil Registration Product Family in HMPO. This family is responsible for a number of the products and services that support registration of life events such as birth, marriage and death in England and Wales and services to share those records across government, the private sector and with citizens. Mark...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting Esther Derby, a longstanding leader in the global Agile community.

    What if we didn’t drive change, but nurtured it instead? What would it feel like, how would people experience it? In this session Esther will share some ideas about how to make organizational change a more positive, productive experience.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● Understand the value of creating the conditions for change.
    ● Understand why it is so important to honour the past when you look to the future.
    ● Understand why patterns so often do not change.

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:

    Esther Derby draws on four decades of experience leading, observing, and living organizational change. She works with a broad array of organizations. Her clients include both start ups and Fortune 500 companies.

    Based on experience and research, her approach blends attention to...

  • This month we are delighted to have Sathpal Singh speaking on social leadership. This is a 3-part talk to provoke thought and reflection around the changing face and nature of leadership in the social age.

    Abstract:
    Leadership comes in many forms. Sath will share his journey into "Social Leadership", its potential and how he adopted it's mindset and behaviours whilst building and nurturing a knowledge sharing community of engineers across a population of 000s in the financial services sector. He will cover what makes a Social Leader, what characterises them and why are they needed more than ever. We are in the Social Age!

    More details:
    The talk outlines some familiar leadership styles before going deeper into what Social Leadership is, what characteristics and behaviours making Social Leaders and how social leadership behaviours are developed.

    As we see our life and work landscape alter drastically as a consequence of the global pandemic the world is crying out for more great social...

  • Guided exploration of the Linux server command line

    Aimed at absolute beginners. We'll show how to securely connect to a server then we'll work through Bandit, an adventure game set in the command line that progresses step-by-step from the basics to common programs and beyond.

    This will be an in-person event in the quiet lounge of the newly refurbished Avalon bar, just next to Mitchell Library at Charing Cross.

    I'll work through the challenges on the big screen and explain what I'm doing as well all work together though the levels. Join in and play along or feel free to work on your own thing (setting up a server, coding etc) and someone there should be able to assist you if needed.

    As always, remember to check out our open source chatroom on Matrix at #opensource:glasgow.social (sign up at matrix.glasgow.social if you don't have your own homeserver).

    The event is free, but there will be a donation tin to cover the meetup costs if you'd like to help out.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting the awesome Chris O'Rourke, co-founder at Affinity.

    We are in the midst of two macro changes in business and society – the first, the global shift to remote work and the second, an increasing acknowledgement and challenge of mental illness and burnout in the workplace. As a result of these changes, organizations and leaders will need to adapt and reinvent across every aspect of their business, from talent to technology to education. Our speaker, both a globally recognized COO and a Certified Personal Trainer, has developed an innovative and practical human centered framework that positions social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual, and physical wellness as a means to navigate this time of change. His approach drives the strategic thinking and planning to drive organizational wellness and focuses on building a better normal, not simply a new one.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expe...

  • Glasgow 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.

    Unless specified, there are no particular topics or activities set for these meetings, and each one of us is responsible for making them interesting, whether in the form of intelligent discussions or exchange of knowledge. Anything goes.

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Event details TBC

    We have a Code of Conduct. To attend our events, you must accept the ideas and actions within it: www.meetup.com

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting McChrystal Group Partner Gerry Osborne.

    In this session Gerry will be exploring the question is transitioning to the Hybrid Working context a matter of strategy, or communication… or both, and if both which comes first?

    This discussion will focus on why the modern information environment demands that we place communications at the heart of organisational transformation and strategy and summarise the 3 components of communications that we must consider to make sure that what we say and do is not just received, but believed.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● Hybrid Working – the Belief Battlespace.
    ● Components of effective communication – Content, Reach and Rhythm
    ● How to place communications at the heart of strategy

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:

    Gerry Osborne is a partner in McChrystal’s London Office, where he is responsible for...

  • The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Glasgow 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.

    Unless specified, there are no particular topics or activities set for these meetings, and each one of us is responsible for making them interesting, whether in the form of intelligent discussions or exchange of knowledge. Anything goes.

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are very excited to be bringing you this amazing Ask Me Anything event with the industry leader that is Diana Larsen, co-author of the seminal text Agile Retrospectives.

    Come join us for a dialogue with Diana Larsen, author, coach, consultant, speaker, start up founder, and sojourner in the many various fields of Agile. We'll focus on your specific, real-time questions, challenges, dilemmas and issues about all aspects of the Agile Fluency Suite (Model, Diagnostic, Improvement Cycle, and more). She will also be open to discussing retrospectives, teams, agile, adoptions, lift offs and team chartering, the future of work, managing & leading agility, complexity, team learning environments, and more. There will be only a few prepared slides, followed by a spontaneous Q&A about real challenges you face today. Invite her to discuss whatever is top of your mind! We'll get through as many topic areas as possible between networking and close. It's sure to be in...

  • Event details TBC

    We have a Code of Conduct. To attend our events, you must accept the ideas and actions within it: www.meetup.com

  • The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Glasgow 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.

    Unless specified, there are no particular topics or activities set for these meetings, and each one of us is responsible for making them interesting, whether in the form of intelligent discussions or exchange of knowledge. Anything goes.

  • Event details TBC

    We have a Code of Conduct. To attend our events, you must accept the ideas and actions within it: www.meetup.com

  • The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Glasgow 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.

    Unless specified, there are no particular topics or activities set for these meetings, and each one of us is responsible for making them interesting, whether in the form of intelligent discussions or exchange of knowledge. Anything goes.

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Event details TBC

    We have a Code of Conduct. To attend our events, you must accept the ideas and actions within it: www.meetup.com

  • Students on the Dfe Skills Bootcamp 12 week Data Science course will be presenting their first projects, please join to ask questions, see what the students have been up to and meet with them.

    This is an ideal opportunity to identify possible new hires from the course.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Glasgow 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.

    Unless specified, there are no particular topics or activities set for these meetings, and each one of us is responsible for making them interesting, whether in the form of intelligent discussions or exchange of knowledge. Anything goes.

  • Event details TBC

    We have a Code of Conduct. To attend our events, you must accept the ideas and actions within it: www.meetup.com

  • The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Students on the Dfe Skills Bootcamp 12 week Data Science course will be presenting their first projects, please join to ask questions, see what the students have been up to and meet with them.

    This is an ideal opportunity to identify possible new hires from the course.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...