Scotland

  • Technology increasingly permeates every facet of modern business: IT and Digital have been drawn from a background support function and re-positioned as a core driver of strategy, value creation and competitive edge. This tectonic shift has placed senior technologists at the heart of the organisation, making them integral to decision making and leadership.

    The DIGIT Leader Summit will explore this evolution of Information Technology as a discipline, discussing the increasing role of senior technologists and crucial components of leadership like culture; vision, team building, up-skilling and communication.

    Speakers:
    • Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
    • Helen Marshall, Director of Technology Transformation, Yodel
    • Gordon Craig, CTO & Co-Founder, Craneware
    • R. Michael Anderson, Serial Entrepreneur & Author
    • Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech, The Scottish Government
    • Alastair Rennie, IT Director, Wescot
    • Polly Purvis, CEO, ScotlandIS
    • Chris Rivinus,...

  • Join us at our next JBUG Scotland event where Mark Little, VP of Engineering at Red Hat, will host a “State of the Nation” talk to present the latest Red Hat/JBoss news fresh from the Red Hat Summit in Boston.

    Register
    If you would like to attend please email JBUG.Scotland@soprasteria.com. The event is free to attend.

    Agenda
    The event will begin at 17:15 with refreshment and networking time before commencing the evening’s talks from 18:00 until 19:30. Complimentary buffet and drinks are included, but please ensure that you book your place.

    Venue
    Sopra Steria Office, Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2HS
    Tel: 0131 332 3311

    Follow us on Twitter!
    @JBUGScotland

  • The Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group is open to software professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, enthusiasts, makers/hobbyists, and early-adopters. Topics covered include: M2M, Artificial Intelligence, Drones (UAVs), Self-Driving Vehicles, Machine Vision, Wearables (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Fitness Trackers, Smartwatches), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Industrial Asset Control & Monitoring, Smart Home, Smart City, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning, Autonomous Transport, Maker/Hacker products (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison), LPWAN, Sensors, 5G, Tech Startups, Wireless Sensor Networks.

    IoT will transform the way we live and work. Connected sensors embedded within all kinds of objects will make the world around us smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. The IoT revolution is happening now, so join us!

    Please find us online at Twitter: @iotsct | #iotsct | FB: www.facebook.com | Web: www.iotsct.com |

  • Agenda:

    1800: Drinks, Pizza, & Networking

    1830: Hadoop and Streaming Data Technologies by Andy Burgin

    1900: DevOps in a Data Warehouse by Andy Burgin

    Hadoop and Streaming Data Technologies

    The Data tribe at Sky Betting and Gaming runs and maintains their data warehouse solution, this seminar will describe how the team uses the warehouse and the business functions it provides. We will look at the Hadoop technologies we use and how they work, we'll also look at the newer streaming technologies we use at Sky Betting and Gaming.

    DevOps in a Data Warehouse

    Your organisation may be a high flying technology driven company, providing highly available reliable services to your customers. You may be mature in your devops adoption, maybe your local tech press refers to you as a unicorn. But somewhere in that organisation there may be some pockets resistance where the devops adoption didn't reach.

    This is a story of how devops was brought into one such pocket, not by a top down strateg...

  • Make/Share @ Dundee Design Festival!
    Make/Share is a free monthly event on the second Wednesday of each month organised by Creative Dundee. This time, they've organised a special line-up for Dundee Design Festival at West Ward Works!

    This regular event brings people together to gain a behind the scenes insight into the work of people from a mix of creative, science, social and technology backgrounds.

    Four speakers explore how their project or product has evolved, changed and transformed, and how they experiment. They discuss their biggest challenges and how they overcame them and even present work in progress to get your constructive feedback.

    We think the processes behind turning a project or a product into a reality aren’t discussed enough, and that’s why Make/Share is so useful. After the talks there’s time for questions and the opportunity to share any news you want.

    If you’d like to talk about a project you’ve been working on, just get in touch with Creative Dundee.

  • FutureScot is delighted to announce a full-day conference on STEM learning through digital technology and how it can be harnessed by educators to equip themselves and children with the tools to succeed.

    Featuring a stellar cast of speakers, including a rocket scientist from the European Space Agency, EduTech 2017 will put a laser focus on what schools need to thrive in a digital age.

    Aimed at teachers and education professionals, the delegate-focused event features 9 interactive workshops and keynotes from some of the foremost international digital learning experts.

    The intensive sessions will help teachers address key gaps in their knowledge, and provide useful advice on how to get the most out of digital for their own development and of learners.

    The conference will be an opportunity for leaders to reflect on what can be done to help Scotland address its attainment gap and how digital can be used as part of a STEM learning toolkit.

    You will also be able to network with...

  • When the time comes that you *need* to use cryptography, it will be too late to learn. Technologies like Tor are not magic bullets, an individual user alone stands out. The use of Tor also stands out and if a user starts to use Tor, this stands out. Cryptonoise is about two things: to provide an oppertunity to learn about cryptographic technologies, and to provide an oppertunity to hide in the crowd.

  • The University of Edinburgh and BCS Women are delighted to invite you to our Karen Spärck Jones networking event, in which we'll stream the showcase lecture, Creating Robots that Care, and provide opportunity for networking over a glass of wine.
    To honour the pioneering work of Karen Spärck Jones the BCS holds a distinguished lecture in her name each year, celebrating a prominent female computing researcher. This is aimed at a wide general audience: we welcome all ages and levels of computing experience. This lecture will be delivered by Dr Maja Matarić and will be streamed live at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is for everyone. You do not need to be associated with the University of Edinburgh, nor a member of BCSWomen, and both men and women will be made very welcome.

    Agenda
    5:30 - 5:50 pm - Arrival, Networking drinks
    5:50 - 6:00 pm - Welcome from the University
    6:00 - 7:30pm - Creating Robots that Care Lecture – Dr Maja Matarić
    7:30 - 8:30 pm - Networking Drinks

  • Creating Robots that Care - An Evening of Social Robotics at Glasgow University

    BCS Women, the Athena Swan Committee and SICSA would like to invite you to the annual Karen Spärck Jones showcase lecture.

    To honour the pioneering work of Karen Spärck Jones, the BCS holds a distinguished lecture in her name each year, celebrating a prominent female computing researcher. This is aimed at a wide general audience: we welcome all ages and levels of computing experience. This lecture will be delivered by Dr Maja Matarić and will be streamed live at Glasgow University.

    This event is for everyone. You do not need to be associated with the University of Glasgow, nor a member of BCSWomen, and both men and women will be made very welcome.

  • The Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group is open to software professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, enthusiasts, makers/hobbyists, and early-adopters. Topics covered include: M2M, Artificial Intelligence, Drones (UAVs), Self-Driving Vehicles, Machine Vision, Wearables (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Fitness Trackers, Smartwatches), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Industrial Asset Control & Monitoring, Smart Home, Smart City, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning, Autonomous Transport, Maker/Hacker products (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison), LPWAN, Sensors, 5G, Tech Startups, Wireless Sensor Networks.

    IoT will transform the way we live and work. Connected sensors embedded within all kinds of objects will make the world around us smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. The IoT revolution is happening now, so join us!

    Please find us online at Twitter: @iotsct | #iotsct | FB: www.facebook.com | Web: www.iotsct.com |

  • Presentation 1 - Smart logistics and Supply Chains in the 21st Century - Andy McMahon, Head of Data Science and Machine Learning at Streamba - www.streamba.net (www.streamba.net)

    www.linkedin.com

    Streamba are a software startup in Glasgow which specialises in smart software solutions for logistics, with a current focus on the onshore and offshore components of the oil and gas energy supply chain. Their technology solutions currently have coverage of 75% of the energy supply chain of the North Sea. As Head of Data Science and Machine Learning, Andy has been working on ways to make these software solutions smart through the use of advanced data analytics and machine learning. Before joining Streamba in March 2017, Andy was a PhD student in Computational Physics at Imperial College London, where he used advanced numerical and computational methods to calculate the properties of materials for application in solar cells. In this talk he will touch...

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • Informal group where people can come along and talk about latest tech trends. We try to have different speakers at points through the year and encourage our members to get involved too!

  • The Equal Representation Coalition is organising a hustings for the Edinburgh candidates.

    This is a great opportunity to ask the candidates what their proposals for human rights and digital rights under Brexit are, and also to ensure that issues around surveillance, privacy and censorship are included in the debate.

    Questions to ask the candidates:

    • Will you commit to staying in the European Convention on Human Rights?

    • With the passing of the Investigatory Powers Act last year, what is your opinion on the level of surveillance in the UK?

    • Will you protect digital rights after Brexit?

    • Will you commit to guaranteeing data protection rights that have been secured through the General Data Protection Regulation?

    Questions for the hustings may be submitted in advance to events@inclusionscotland.org

    This event is free and open to the public so bring friends or family along who might be interested. You do need to book in advance. Find out more information about the hustings here:...

  • Monthly meetup for the Edinburgh branch of Women Who Code

  • Hi Gophers,

    Join us for another set of lightning talks! We'll have three or four talks on different topics around the Go programming language from our members lasting between 10-15 minutes with time for questions after each.

    Topics and speakers:

    - Lewis Watson Ginkgo BDD Testing Framework

    - Douglas McCallum on web scraping in Go

    There's space for lighting talks so if you think you're up for it please get in touch with me. You can talk about anything Go related, even if it's something you're not an expert on. If you found the topic interesting enough to do a talk on, chances are we'll find it interesting too!

    Pizza and refreshments will be served courtesy of our sponsors at MakeitSocial so come along, have a bite to eat and enjoy some great talks.

    The meetup is open to people of all skill levels so whether you're a beginner or an expert you will be sure to get something out of this event.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with me through meetup.com, @edinburghgo on...

  • 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.

  • Game Dev Edinburgh is a fortnightly social event held in Scotland’s capital city. For those passionate or simply curious about making games.

    Attendees meet every second Tuesday in Edinburgh’s OX184 bar in Cowgate. We eat, drink and chat about different things – often game related! It’s a really relaxed atmosphere and whilst there’s no pressure to show your work or talk specifically about what you’re working on, you can expect to get some constructive feedback if you do.

    Whether you’re working in the games industry, an indy developer, a hobbyist or simply interested in learning more about game development then please come along!

  • This will be our second meetup. A friendly, informal chat about all things Umbraco. Whether you are a developer, editor, user or just interested in chatting about the CMS. Come along, all welcome.

  • A serial entrepreneur, Lynne has over 20 years investment experience, investing in, mentoring and nurturing a range of early stage technology and retail companies throughout the UK. She has worked with a wide portfolio of technology companies – from pharmaceuticals and polymers to prosthetics and optics – and has also managed two early stage technology venture capital funds, served on over 30 boards and started up her own games company.

    Lynne served as a member of the Scottish Executive Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board (SIDAB) for eight years and was previously Chairman of Connect, the Scottish technology networking organisation. She was also an early investor and first Chairman of Touch Bionics, the world-leading upper limb prosthetics company, recently sold for £27.5 million.

    Currently, Lynne is the CEO of a start-up company developing unique biometric security software which fuses advanced biometrics and AES256 encryption to create the world’s first Person to Per...

  • Full details of talks will be announced on www.edjug.org

    If you plan to come please grab a free ticket from eventbrite so we know how many to expect and don't run out of pizza.

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer - kicking off with Dundee and Perth on June 1.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, Digital Cities 2017 will also travel to Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15.



    Dundee & Perth

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase also exp...

  • 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 Paradise Palms, 41 Lothian St, Edinburgh EH1 1HB. Starting at 17:30.

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, coming to Aberdeen on June 6.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Aberdeen

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase also...

  • This month we're meeting up to grab a drink and a chat about all things technology, hacking and infosec. All welcome!

    We will be upstairs in the Raven, in the Crow's nest.

  • 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.

  • Every month, apart from December and January we have talks about technical subjects. They are not necessarily Linux related, but can be about databases, security, config management etc.

    We meet in Sportsters Bar, 8 - 12 Princes Street Falkirk FK1 1LU from 6:30 pm and the evening is about chatting. All are welcome, it doesn't matter if it is your first time there, and it doesn't matter if you turn up with a notepad full of questions, there should be someone who can answer them.

    Look for a double table on the raised bit on the left with a fluffy Linux penguin on it.

  • The conference for the UX, Service Design and Digital communities in Scotland and the North of England.

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, coming to Glasgow on June 7.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Glasgow

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase also e...

  • Monthly meetup for all interested in learning and talking about user experience and related matters.

  • Mode 2 is a regular meetup about IT innovation within large companies across central Scotland.
    Each meetup will feature two short talks and a chance to connect with IT innovators in a relaxed environment with free beer/wine and pizza. The talks for this meetup are:


    1: Andrew Kane, Enterprise Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services
    What can the Cloud do for us?

    We will discuss some of the key drivers of why Enterprises move their workloads to the Cloud, many of which are non-technical in nature. Whilst some customers do literally lift-and-shift their workloads into Cloud environments to take advantage of some aspects of these, some of the real benefits really come through the adoption of Cloud-native technologies. We will touch on a few of our key serverless technologies, and show how one global Enterprise customer used this to help accelerate the pace of Cloud adoption internally as well as radically changed their Deployment and Operational models.

    2: Tony Christensen, Hea...

  • Supercomputers - a common enough term these days but what is a supercomputer? And what does it have to do with a Raspberry Pi?

    About this Event

    Raspberry PIs to Supercomputers

    Wednesday 7th June 2017, 6:30 pm.

    Speaker: Alistair Grant, EPCC

    Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

    This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up.

    Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

    This meeting is supported by NCR.

    Synopsis

    Supercomputers - a common enough term these days but what is a supercomputer? And what does it have to do with a Raspberry Pi? Better yet, what do we need them for?

    ARCHER,the current UK National Supercomputing Service, is hosted and run by EPCC and the University of Edinburgh - this talk will use ARCHER as an example to look at what a supercomputer is and why we need and use them. And from that, explain why Raspberry Pis get all caught up in the mix...

  • Aberdeen PHP User Group aims to provide a regular meeting for developers in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas to get together and discuss just about anything in and around the PHP Community.

    We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and run talks or open conversations around a variety of tech topics; with a focus on PHP development but extending to general development practises.

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, coming to Stirling on June 8.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Stirling

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase also...

  • Our monthly meetup. Details of what we do every month vary, so check back for more details.

    Meetings follow our code of conduct, to ensure they provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all. No tickets are required to attend! Turn up on the day, or sign up on Meetup.com: www.meetup.com to indicate your interest.

  • For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com

  • If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to.

    The idea is that people of all levels of ability can come along, collaborate, and discuss and/or show those aspects of WordPress that are of interest.

    This informal get-together is also ideal for anyone who is new to WordPress and looking to find out more. Hear other people share their knowledge and experience, such as:

    - how to know if my WP site is successful?
    - does security really affect my site?
    - tips on making my content (more) engaging
    - making my site work for mobile
    - recommendations on plugins , SEO, accessability
    - and much more ...

    Please note that whilst this meetup is free to attend, it cannot provide consultancy or tailored training. Despite that, we would hope to at least give you a 'steer' in the right direction or an independent opinion on approac...

  • Two member of Scotland's devops community are presenting at devopsdays Amsterdam in June. This is a chance to preview their talks and for them to practice in front of an audience.

    6.30pm Doors Open and Networking

    7.00 pm Start up Culture at Scale - Matthew Slane

    Once upon a time there was a little travel start-up based in Edinburgh called Skyscanner. It was a lucky start-up as it became successful and grew and grew and grew. But as this start-up got bigger things that worked stopped working and this made the start-up sad. The architecture of its platforms wouldn’t scale for example; but that is another story. One thing the start-up didn’t want was to leave start-up land behind. This is a tale about how this ex-start-up became happy again by maintaining the benefits of a start-up culture within a company of over 500 (and rapidly increasing) engineers. It will beguile you with the saga of Squads, Tribes and Guilds! It will romance you with the legends of enablement! You will be astoun...

  • Monthly meetup of Edinburgh Mac and iOS developers. A casual evening of geeky conversation and code; nothing too formal, no membership fees, no presentations, just socialising, discussing, coding, debugging, and the occasional bout of whining and rumor-mongering.

  • • Interested in making products that are engaging and usable without excluding those with disabilities or the elderly?

    • Work in a non-digital field and interested in inclusive design in digital?

    • In Edinburgh for UX Scotland and in need of an Accessibility fix?

    • Then we'd love to see you at our second Accessibility and Inclusive Design meet-up here in Edinburgh.

    • Our theme for this event is Inclusive UX (User Experience).

    • It's FREE, friendly and welcoming to all.

    Speaker(s)

    David Sloan

    David Sloan is User Experience Research Lead with The Paciello Group (TPG). He joined TPG in May 2013, after nearly 14 years researching, teaching and providing consultancy on accessibility and inclusive design at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He is an active participant in a number of W3C accessibility-focused groups, and is an Advisory Committee member of the annual W4A Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility.



    Specific accessibility requirem...

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, reaching Edinburgh on June 9.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Edinburgh

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase als...

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • Sharing what you make and do at Make/Share!
    Make/Share is a free monthly event on the second Wednesday of each month organised by Creative Dundee and hosted at The Beer Kitchen Dundee, from 7pm – 8.30pm.

    This regular event brings people together to gain a behind the scenes insight into the work of people from a mix of creative, science, social and technology backgrounds.

    Four speakers explore how their project or product has evolved, changed and transformed, and how they experiment. They discuss their biggest challenges and how they overcame them and even present work in progress to get your constructive feedback.

    We think the processes behind turning a project or a product into a reality aren’t discussed enough, and that’s why Make/Share is so useful. After the talks there’s time for questions and the opportunity to share any news you want.

    If you’d like to talk about a project you’ve been working on, just get in touch with Creative Dundee.

  • 13th June. National Museum of Scotland.

    An exciting, brand new conference hosted by the family of Alan Turing themselves!

    Come hear about how innovative technology is Challenging the Way We Change Our World - with a focus on development in Africa!

    Hear from:
    Steve Clayton (Chief Storyteller and former CEO of Microsoft (via live Skype from Seattle))
    Stephen Kelly (CEO of Sage)
    Amanda Regan (Engineer of the European Space Agency)
    Roland Bone (VP of the Barclays Financial Crime Unit)
    Sir Tim O'Shea (Principal of Edinburgh University)
    Dr Geoffrey Siwo (Researcher at IBM)

    The whole conference will be chaired by:
    Sir Dermot Turing (nephew of Alan Turing) and,
    Bernie Hollywood OBE (Lloyds Colleague - raised over £39.6 million for charity).

    All proceeds from the conference will be going directly to support the work of the Turing Trust in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya (bridging the digital divide through provision of refurbished computers for education).

    We look forward t...

  • ML Club part deux...

    Hopefully everybody who wants to take part in ML Club is now in a team and ready to build some products.

    This meet-up is to let teams share what they've been up to.

    Each team will have 15 minutes to provide an update. Particular points you might want to cover:
    - Introduce the team;
    - Describe the problem you’ve decided to solve;
    - Update on progress. Any issues? Any help required?
    - Allow for discussion with the whole group.

    As well as participants who have joined a team and are developing a product - this meet-up is also open to the wider community who are interested in following progress and contributing to discussions.

    Any latecomers who want to join a team are also more than welcome. Be sure to let us know and we can help get you sorted.

    A reminder that you can find us over on the ML Club Slack (the-mlclub.slack.com) to join in the conversation.

    Look forward...

  • Stories? Scenarios? BDD? Are these just more words in the ever-growing list of jargon that developers have to know? Or are they something more important than new terms to memorise?

    In this session we'll look at how BDD fits into the software development work-flow, how to tell user stories through features, and how to automate them in Behat.

    These techniques will help to ensure you're writing well designed and tested software that focuses on what the users want from a system.

  • 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.

  • Game Dev Edinburgh is a fortnightly social event held in Scotland’s capital city. For those passionate or simply curious about making games.

    Attendees meet every second Tuesday in Edinburgh’s OX184 bar in Cowgate. We eat, drink and chat about different things – often game related! It’s a really relaxed atmosphere and whilst there’s no pressure to show your work or talk specifically about what you’re working on, you can expect to get some constructive feedback if you do.

    Whether you’re working in the games industry, an indy developer, a hobbyist or simply interested in learning more about game development then please come along!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, coming to Inverness on June 15.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Inverness

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase a...

  • Product Forge and the Cancer Innovation Challenge are running an open cancer "data dive" event at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June 2017.

    Entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, clinicians, designers, and software engineers will spend 3 days and 3 nights side by side developing data focused projects to improve cancer care in the NHS in Scotland.

    Participants form small cross-functional teams to work on a product prototype with support from subject matter experts and the wider technology community. In addition to a large collection of NHS open data, participants will also have access to computer generated synthetic data. These are representative of the structure but not the content of the following data sets used by the NHS:

    - Prescribing Information System (PIS) Data
    - Scottish Morbidity Records: Cancer Registry Data
    - Scottish Morbidity Records: General / Acute Inpatient and Day Case Data
    - National Records of Scotland: Dea...

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • 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.

  • The openstreetmap community in Edinburgh have a social meeting every month, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm at the Guildford Arms. Everyone is welcome, including those from outside the Edinburgh area, to come and meet with us. We will try and have either a hi-vis vest and/or OSM related flyers/posters on the table. This is an opportunity to meet with others and hear about what's going on, learn new mapping techniques, and just generally discuss all things relating to maps, open data, GIS, etc.

  • Hi All,

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

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

    As always everyone is welcome, we have beginners and we have developers in our group, so please do come along regardless or your WordPress knowledge!

    The social gathering we have after the talk has been very beneficial for people to meet others interested in WordPress and even get tips and recommendations not associated with the topic of the night.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • Agenda:

    6:30pm - 7:00pm - Arrival & Networking

    7:00pm - 9:00pm - Talks

    Line-up:

    John Peebles

  • Our regular Mobile Dev Meetup event!

    The event will be hosted at the NN4M office and there will be pizza and beer provided.

    We'll be welcoming people into the office from around 6.30. There'll be plenty of time to network and get to know the other members in the community around the talks. There'll also be time before the talks to have introductions and any notices regarding team ups, projects, recruitment etc.

    Topics can be more technical with a focus on app development or more focused on the business/monetisation side. The event will cater to app development in general but if the content of an event will be more platform-specific we will try to announce this as early as possible to ensure you sign up for the events most relevant to you.

    The event should be over by around 9.

    Anyone looking to speak or suggest topics for the event do get in touch!

    Our events are now also streamed on the ProductForge YouTube channel available here and can be watched on video afterwards: pr...

  • CirrusHQ and Skyscanner are proud to sponsor the ninth AWS user group Edinburgh.

    Speaker

    Michael Booth is a Senior Engineer who has been working at Skyscanner for the last 7 years based in Edinburgh. During that time he has worked in various areas of Skyscanner Engineering with most recent work being in the Developer Enablement Tribe building out tools and standards for cloud native development within Skyscanner.

    Title

    How to gain insight into your services by integrating with AWS X-ray

    Description

    AWS X-ray enables you to analyze, trace and debug your complex distributed system. At Skyscanner we're providing development teams with the tools they need to simply and easily integrate with X-Ray. In this talk we'll demonstrate this capability and the insight gained by integrating with X-Ray.

  • Stephen O’Sullivan, VP Engineering at Silicon Valley Data Science - www.svds.com - Details on presentation to follow asap.

    We also have Miro Gregorovic – Senior Data Modeller at Sopra Steria - www.linkedin.com

    Miro is currently working on a Fixed Income data integration for an Edinburgh-based Asset Manager. Besides his ‘day’ job Miro has been active in the Edinburgh FinTech community, namely in 2016 he spotted a great appetite to connect IT and Finance professionals together to galvanize innovation – ScotFinTECH was born with bold ambition to replicate Silicon Valley’s entrepreneur spirit which Miro enjoyed during his 2 years working at SanDisk. He holds a BSc degree in Information Systems from Czech Technical University in Prague and MS in System Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Miro’s professional experience has been focused on data modelling and creating new value from business data in various industries ranging from r...

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • Software testing clinic is coming to Glasgow and we can't wait! Our first session will start with the question what is software testing? It may seem like a simple question, but it's an important one to answer as it determines how you fit within a team and how you carry out your work.

    In this sessions discussion we will cover the following:

    What is testing and what do testers do?
    The misconceptions of software testing and how to overcome them.

  • 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.

  • Informal group where people can come along and talk about latest tech trends. We try to have different speakers at points through the year and encourage our members to get involved too!

  • Monthly meetup for the Edinburgh branch of Women Who Code

  • 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 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

  • Open Knowledge Meet-ups are friendly and informal evenings for people to get together to share and argue all areas of openness. Come and join discussions around open knowledge and open data -- from politics and philosophy to practicalities of theory and practice. Information about some of our past meet-ups can be found at scot.okfn.org.

  • The Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group is open to software professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, enthusiasts, makers/hobbyists, and early-adopters. Topics covered include: M2M, Artificial Intelligence, Drones (UAVs), Self-Driving Vehicles, Machine Vision, Wearables (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Fitness Trackers, Smartwatches), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Industrial Asset Control & Monitoring, Smart Home, Smart City, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning, Autonomous Transport, Maker/Hacker products (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison), LPWAN, Sensors, 5G, Tech Startups, Wireless Sensor Networks.

    IoT will transform the way we live and work. Connected sensors embedded within all kinds of objects will make the world around us smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. The IoT revolution is happening now, so join us!

    Please find us online at Twitter: @iotsct | #iotsct | FB: www.facebook.com | Web: www.iotsct.com |

  • June Blockchain MeetUp:

    Parkcoin - an illustration of Blockchain use in day to day life

    Using Blockchain technology for paying parking tickets
    Philippe Meyer, Managing Director, Avaloq

    Philippe Meyer has been working in the Capital Markets industry for more than 25 years bridging IT and business and focusing on innovation. He has been managing awarded projects like onemarket certificate platform for Unicredit, high frequency trading and electronic brokerage platforms for Credit Agricole. He has a strong technical background used in particular in systems integration. For a few years, he has been closely looking at the Fintech boom, analyzing the impacts and the possible responses from the banking industry. Meanwhile he has been fascinated by the Blockchain technology and has been helping companies to define their Blockchain strategy. He has recently moved to Avaloq Innovation where he manages the Edinburgh development centre.

    Blockchain in Film

    Paul Forrest, Chairman, MBN Solutions...

  • When the time comes that you *need* to use cryptography, it will be too late to learn. Technologies like Tor are not magic bullets, an individual user alone stands out. The use of Tor also stands out and if a user starts to use Tor, this stands out. Cryptonoise is about two things: to provide an oppertunity to learn about cryptographic technologies, and to provide an oppertunity to hide in the crowd.

  • The Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group is open to software professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, enthusiasts, makers/hobbyists, and early-adopters. Topics covered include: M2M, Artificial Intelligence, Drones (UAVs), Self-Driving Vehicles, Machine Vision, Wearables (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Fitness Trackers, Smartwatches), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Industrial Asset Control & Monitoring, Smart Home, Smart City, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning, Autonomous Transport, Maker/Hacker products (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison), LPWAN, Sensors, 5G, Tech Startups, Wireless Sensor Networks.

    IoT will transform the way we live and work. Connected sensors embedded within all kinds of objects will make the world around us smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. The IoT revolution is happening now, so join us!



    Please find us online at Twitter: @iotsct | #iotsct | FB: www.facebook.com | Web: www.iotsct.com |

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • 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.

  • This month we're meeting up to grab a drink and a chat about all things technology, hacking and infosec. All welcome!

    We will be upstairs in the Raven, in the Crow's nest.

  • 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.

  • Game Dev Edinburgh is a fortnightly social event held in Scotland’s capital city. For those passionate or simply curious about making games.

    Attendees meet every second Tuesday in Edinburgh’s OX184 bar in Cowgate. We eat, drink and chat about different things – often game related! It’s a really relaxed atmosphere and whilst there’s no pressure to show your work or talk specifically about what you’re working on, you can expect to get some constructive feedback if you do.

    Whether you’re working in the games industry, an indy developer, a hobbyist or simply interested in learning more about game development then please come along!

  • Every month, apart from December and January we have talks about technical subjects. They are not necessarily Linux related, but can be about databases, security, config management etc.

    We meet in Sportsters Bar, 8 - 12 Princes Street Falkirk FK1 1LU from 6:30 pm and the evening is about chatting. All are welcome, it doesn't matter if it is your first time there, and it doesn't matter if you turn up with a notepad full of questions, there should be someone who can answer them.

    Look for a double table on the raised bit on the left with a fluffy Linux penguin on it.

  • Monthly meetup for all interested in learning and talking about user experience and related matters.

  • Aberdeen PHP User Group aims to provide a regular meeting for developers in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas to get together and discuss just about anything in and around the PHP Community.

    We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and run talks or open conversations around a variety of tech topics; with a focus on PHP development but extending to general development practises.

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • 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.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • Our monthly meetup. Details of what we do every month vary, so check back for more details.

    Meetings follow our code of conduct, to ensure they provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all. No tickets are required to attend! Turn up on the day, or sign up on Meetup.com: www.meetup.com to indicate your interest.

  • If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to.

    The idea is that people of all levels of ability can come along, collaborate, and discuss and/or show those aspects of WordPress that are of interest.

    This informal get-together is also ideal for anyone who is new to WordPress and looking to find out more. Hear other people share their knowledge and experience, such as:

    - how to know if my WP site is successful?
    - does security really affect my site?
    - tips on making my content (more) engaging
    - making my site work for mobile
    - recommendations on plugins , SEO, accessability
    - and much more ...

    Please note that whilst this meetup is free to attend, it cannot provide consultancy or tailored training. Despite that, we would hope to at least give you a 'steer' in the right direction or an independent opinion on approac...

  • Monthly meetup of Edinburgh Mac and iOS developers. A casual evening of geeky conversation and code; nothing too formal, no membership fees, no presentations, just socialising, discussing, coding, debugging, and the occasional bout of whining and rumor-mongering.

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • 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.

  • The openstreetmap community in Edinburgh have a social meeting every month, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm at the Guildford Arms. Everyone is welcome, including those from outside the Edinburgh area, to come and meet with us. We will try and have either a hi-vis vest and/or OSM related flyers/posters on the table. This is an opportunity to meet with others and hear about what's going on, learn new mapping techniques, and just generally discuss all things relating to maps, open data, GIS, etc.

  • 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.

  • Hi All,

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

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

    As always everyone is welcome, we have beginners and we have developers in our group, so please do come along regardless or your WordPress knowledge!

    The social gathering we have after the talk has been very beneficial for people to meet others interested in WordPress and even get tips and recommendations not associated with the topic of the night.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • Our regular Mobile Dev Meetup event!

    The event will be hosted at the NN4M office and there will be pizza and beer provided.

    We'll be welcoming people into the office from around 6.30. There'll be plenty of time to network and get to know the other members in the community around the talks. There'll also be time before the talks to have introductions and any notices regarding team ups, projects, recruitment etc.

    Topics can be more technical with a focus on app development or more focused on the business/monetisation side. The event will cater to app development in general but if the content of an event will be more platform-specific we will try to announce this as early as possible to ensure you sign up for the events most relevant to you.

    The event should be over by around 9.

    Anyone looking to speak or suggest topics for the event do get in touch!

    Our events are now also streamed on the ProductForge YouTube channel available here and can be watched on video afterwards: pr...