Scotland

  • Join us at our next JBUG Scotland event on Wednesday, 21st November where Ian Lawson, Principal Specialist Solution Architect at Red Hat, will be presenting on the Beauty of the Container Revolution:

    "With the advent of OCP4 and the push within Red Hat to encourage developers through opinionated tooling to develop 'Cloud Natively', it is time to look in depth at the advantages and efficiencies provided by embracing the Container Revolution!”

    This session will include a discussion and sneak peak at the forthcoming major release of OpenShift Container Platform v4.0 and the future direction of the product.

    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 event which will run until around 19:30. Complimentary buffet and drinks are included, but please ensure that you book your place.

    Venue: Sopra Steria Offic...

  • 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.

  • • What we'll do

    Product Up is an informal pub meetup in Edinburgh dedicated to bringing together the product community in Edinburgh. Whether you are a Product Manager, UX designer, Engineer or work in Sales/BD and you are passionate about creating fantastic products - ProductUp is for you.

    We started the meetup whilst working as Product Managers when we realised that there is no informal place to share product war stories, discuss challenges and keep track of all the amazing developments happening in Edinburgh.

    We meet monthly and as outlined, it’s a completely informal meet up so the discussions are entirely open. We have no speakers as this is all about you and giving you a chance to meet and talk to everyone in the community.

    The meetup is free to attend, so invite your product friends. Come along for the beer, stay for the great product discussions!

    • Important to know

    We want to create a comfortable and relaxed environment for our attendees so we would appreciate it if you c...

  • Join us on Wednesday 21st November for an evening of tech talks at our Edinburgh office when some of our consultants will share their thoughts on current technology trends, how we've adopted them as a business, and they'll give some insights into the solutions that we've provided for clients. The talks will cover Technical Architecture, Software Testing, and Software Development.

    Doors will be open at 6:15 with a chance to grab a drink and some pizza before the talks begin at 6:45. Before and after the talks there will be an opportunity to network, meet some of the Scott Logic team and discuss all things tech.

  • Another Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) event, brought to you buy the League of Entrepreneurs. In the spirit of this GEW week, this evening we will hear from Ambassadors from Chile, who will school us on Chile and some of the opportunities for startups and investments there, including Startup Chile, the world-renowned accelerator programme that the country has run for over a decade. Thus far, over 1300 startups have gone through the program, of which over 50% have survived with a cumulative valuation of over USD $1.4 billion. See more here: www.startupchile.org. One of these startups is Vanhack of Vancouver, Canada, which helps place talented technology professionals with startups all over the world.

    The League of Entrepreneurs is a virtual global entrepreneurship network that is held together and communicates on a Slack channel. Face-to-face chapters include Edinburgh, and the group is planning for international expansion. The Startup Race, a global acc...

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  • "How I Made £500 Betting During Royal Ascot Week And What That Can Teach You About AI" should be the title for November's meeting but unfortunately meetup doesn't allow for longer titles.

    We'll have Gary Short introduce us to some serious AI concepts and demonstrate how to build a model used to predict which horse will win a race explaining the weaknesses along with techniques to mitigate against them along the way.

    Speaker Bio - Gary Short
    Gary Short is a Data Solution Architect for Microsoft. He specialises in machine learning and “big data” on the Azure Platform, but has an interest in data science, in all forms, especially computational linguistics and social network analysis. Gary also loves creating clickbait headlines in his spare time.

    Agenda - Thursday 22nd November 2018

    1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration
    1825 - 1830: Introduction
    1830 - 1930: Artificial Intelligence for Fun And Profit
    1930 - 2000: Q&A and Prize Draw

  • We meet weekly in the Saltire Centre at GCU to code socially on a drop-in basis 6.30pm+

    Our meets are informal and friendly. We encourage anyone with the smallest shred of interest in learning to experienced developers, and everyone in between to come along to our meets or hang out in our Facebook group or Slack.

    We love Sharing resources, be it tutorials, events, jobs...

    The format at meets is casual with no set time that members have to stay but we try to ensure that at least one core member has arrived for 6.30 and claimed one of the brightly coloured study pods on the ground floor.

    Members can work on tutorials/projects, get/give advice, chat ... You can even plug your earphones in if you want some peace to focus. Members can be as productive or non-productive as they want, but you will need a laptop if you want to code.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets (our so called "group outings" simply because there's lots of good events on and we want to go to s...

  • Presentation 1 - Marta Portugal & Vicky Byrom - Merkle|Aquila - Commercializing Analytics, Machine Learning and AI

    Marta Portugal - www.linkedin.com

    Vicky Byrom - www.linkedin.com

    Vicky is the Head of Analytics at Merkle|Aquila. She has over 20 years experience in delivering analytics and actionable insights to large organisations. She is passionate about incorporating latest analytical developments into practical analytical solutions for our clients. As both a statistician and management accountant she bring a strong value focus to analysis – both customer value and marketing optimisation
    Vicky’s aim is to take the complexity out of analytics. She is a firm believer that analytics should be delivered in the right language - not shrouded in complex jargon and latest buzz words.

    Marta is a Senior Data Scientist at Merkle|Aquila. She has graduated with a MSc in Statistics and Operations Research and has since gained experti...

  • 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.

  • Mob Programming: All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place, and on the same computer.

    Mob Programming is a cost-effective, collaborative and fun way to get work done together. It's a whole-team approach to development, where coding, designing, testing, and working with the "customer" (partner, Product Owner, User, etc.) is all done as a team.

    In the morning, participants will learn all about Mob Programming. We cover the mechanics of how to work together as a Mob as well as the techniques that make this form of development so effective. We’ll learn how a Mob performs sample project work, including user stories, prioritization, test-driven development, refactoring, and retrospectives. And there’ll be a practical demonstration of Mob Programming at work.

    In the afternoon, participants will work in small groups, practicing Mob Programming for real (please bring a laptop if you have one). Designed and facilitated by Mob Programming pio...

  • Another event supported by the League of Entrepreneurs (LoE) in the spirit of Global Entrepreneurship week, although a little without, is an event about the world superpower of China. LoE is a global network of metric-driven, lean methodology-oriented, technology startup professionals who want to learn collaboratively in order to have better ventures that grow and globalize faster. Tonight's event is hosted by the Asia-Scotland Institute Event and entitled "George Magnus - "Red Flags: Why Xi Jinping’s China is in Jeopardy".
    What does this mean for the prospects of technology and entrepreneurs who build and sell it?

    Please note that the LoE is NOT hosting this event, but rather promoting it as a recommended educational experience for its Edinburgh chapter and wider membership base. Thus, you will need to purchase tickets direclty from the Eventbrite website. Register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk...

  • ALL SKILL LEVELS.
    Arrive from 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm start.

    An evening of lightning talks on a variety of topics. The talks will be around 10 minutes long and a great introduction to new topics.

    There will also be time for Q&A and group discussion of any subject related to the talks.

    TALK #1: "Introduction to the WP_CLI" by Sean MacKay

    TALK #2: "Mistakes and How to Make Them" by Jeremy Davis
    A light-hearted look at some of the WP mess-ups I have made
    with some practical tips on how to avoid making them yourself.

    TALK #3: "Digital Certificate 101" by Nigel Pentland
    A rapid explanation of what a digital certificate is, and what it looks like.

  • This is a joint session with BCS Edinburgh where Woody is running workshops during the day - www.edinburgh.bcs.org

    Agenda
    6:15pm-6:45pm - Arrival & Networking
    6:45pm - Welcome/kick-off
    7pm-8pm - Woody Zuill - Mob Programming and the Power of Flow
    8pm-8:45pm'ish - Wrap-Up & Networking

    Pizza/refreshments kindly provided by our hosts Solarwinds.

    Synopsis
    Five people at one computer?! How can that possibly be productive?

    While this seems like a reasonable question, it's not easily answered - until we begin to understand the power of flow.

    Mob Programming grew from the quest of one team to learn how to work well together. Once we started We almost immediately noticed that working this way provided better results in a variety of ways:
    - We were getting more, and more important things done
    - The quality of our work was increasing dramatically
    - Our knowledge, skills, and capabilities were improving rapidly
    - And all while we were having a...

  • Bots, Burnout and Blame: Using technology to build better organisations
    Matthew Bellringer

    Free and Open to All. Refreshments at 1830, Talk at 1900.

    Synopsis ::
    In our working lives we have tools that would seem magical to employees a hundred years ago. The small computers we keep in our pockets connect us immediately to most of the combined knowledge of humanity. Our working conditions have improved immeasurably. We sit in air conditioned offices, no longer toiling in coal mines and factories. Despite this, levels of anxiety and depression amongst employees is at an all-time high. The unhealthy psychological environment which gives rise to this suffering leads to poor decision-making and organisational failure.

    This talk identifies the key personal and organisational factors which give rise to workplace stress, and what can be done about them. It highlights research which suggests that the most effective organisations are not the most stressful, and that high performance is...

  • Five people at one computer?! How can that possibly be productive?

    While this seems like a reasonable question, it's not easily answered - until we begin to understand the power of flow.

    Mob Programming grew from the quest of one team to learn how to work well together. Once we started We almost immediately noticed that working this way provided better results in a variety of ways:
    - We were getting more, and more important things done
    - The quality of our work was increasing dramatically
    - Our knowledge, skills, and capabilities were improving rapidly
    - And all while we were having a lot of fun!

    While we noticed these benefits and more, and it was clear this was in a large part due to working well together throughout the day - we didn't have an understanding of why this was working so wonderfully for us.

    A hint came early on when we recognized we were achieving a one-piece flow - but we didn't realize the importance of this until we started exploring the meaning and po...

  • 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.

  • Regular social outing for Edinburgh game devs to meet other local game devs and chat about game dev (and other things, nobody's fussy).

  • 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

  • 6.00pm - Arrive, Pizza, Mingle

    6.15pm - Introduction

    6.30pm - Talk 1

    7.30pm - Break

    7.45pm - Talk 2

    8.45pm - Thank You’s

  • We're excited to announce Mode 2 Meetup episode 13, sponsored by SolarWinds!

    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: Samantha Bedford, Head of Innovation and New Ways of Working, CYBG

    Samantha has 20+ years experience working in digital innovation and transformation in both the US and UK. Samantha was the first UK Managing Director of Match.com which she grew exponentially, making online dating acceptable and developing a new category. She led digital at Vodafone bringing new experiences and services to customers to help them to self serve and buy online. She has consulted with a number of start-ups helping them to identify technology to develop innovative business models and mentored a number of accelerators.

    How to be a start-up on the inside of a corpor...

  • Fireside Chat Investment Professional Mary Jane Brouwers - A Belated Global Entrepreneurship Week Event for Tech Startups: Find CoFounders, Advisors and Investors.

    Join us as a part of the worldwide Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) for this event for tech entrepreneurs in Scotland.

    We will have a fireside chat with Mary Jane Brouwers, an investment professional in Scotland.

    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, Advisor 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.

  • Where do you look when sourcing the next generation of talent?


    ScotlandIS could give you a few options.


    Come along and hear from the staff at ePlacement Scotland, CodeClan, University of the West of Scotland and University of Glasgow to understand how they can help you and your business access the very best of Scotland’s up and coming talent pipeline.




    ePlacement Scotland match your needs with the skills of students currently studying at our universities, placements can be anywhere from 3 to 12 months.


    CodeClan, the first UK digital skills Academy approved by the SQA, where you can be the first to access job-ready junior level developers.


    University of the West of Scotland has a track record of working with industry which spans more than 120 years. They are building on this history of industry collaboration by delivering an expanding portfolio of Graduate Apprenticeship programmes - including IT: Software Development to support both new and existing emp...

  • Security Scotland Chapter 15!
    Twitter: @SecScotland

    THURSDAY November 29th 2018 at Wood Mackenzie - Exchange Place 2, 5 Semple St Edinburgh

    It's the last Security Scotland Meet Up of 2018 and what a way to end the year! Absolutely delighted to have two of the best speakers in our industry joining us in Edinburgh.

    Speakers:

    JENNY RADCLIFFE
    Jenny Radcliffe – aka “The People Hacker” – is a force to be reckoned with. She can diffuse a crisis situation, talk her way into a secure building and spot a psychopath at a hundred paces. She has been called a mind reader and a ‘human lie detector’, and likened to a Jedi Knight.
    jennyradcliffe.com

    ED TUCKER
    CIO at DP GOVERNANCE (DPG) LIMITED
    Ed spent 8 years as the Head Of Security at HM Revenue & Customs and is now CIO at DPG.
    An award winning professional, having won CISO Of The Year and Security Leader Of The Year
    twitter.com

    STUART PECK
    ZeroDayLab
    Stu's back for his third appearance!
    twit...

  • 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




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    19:10 - 19:30 TBC




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




    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS





    SOCIAL MEDIA



    Website: www.iotSct.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi37

  • Apologies for the late change - please join us for drinks, UX chat and jazz!

    6pm - Waverley Bar, St. Mary’s St
    9pm - Jazz Bar, Chambers St

    Hope to see you there...

    Mike.

  • We meet weekly in the Saltire Centre at GCU to code socially on a drop-in basis 6.30pm+

    Our meets are informal and friendly. We encourage anyone with the smallest shred of interest in learning to experienced developers, and everyone in between to come along to our meets or hang out in our Facebook group or Slack.

    We love Sharing resources, be it tutorials, events, jobs...

    The format at meets is casual with no set time that members have to stay but we try to ensure that at least one core member has arrived for 6.30 and claimed one of the brightly coloured study pods on the ground floor.

    Members can work on tutorials/projects, get/give advice, chat ... You can even plug your earphones in if you want some peace to focus. Members can be as productive or non-productive as they want, but you will need a laptop if you want to code.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets (our so called "group outings" simply because there's lots of good events on and we want to go to s...

  • THE PARTY OF THE YEAR FOR SCOTTISH STARTUPS
    Raise a glass to the very best in the Scottish startup ecosystem!
    Join 400 of us in Edinburgh on Thursday 29 November for the first annual Scottish Tech Startup Awards — a night of festivities to celebrate the people and companies making Scotland’s tech community so great.

    We’re not just throwing out some gongs — we’re making a night of it, bringing the Scottish tech community together to celebrate all we’ve achieved and all that lies ahead for this remarkable, fast-growing ecosystem.

    This is not going to be a stodgy awards show: we’re taking over Central Hall, one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful venues, to see out 2018 with a bang, with plenty of delicious food and drinks and live interactive entertainment and DJs from We Throw Switches & Main Ingredient.

  • We will be meeting at 57North Hacklab to bring together like minded people, discuss digital freedoms and explore the use of cryptographic tools.

    Discuss digital rights issues that are in the news. Learn how you can help to protect your rights in a digital world. Bring a smartphone or laptop and browse the web anonymously, learn about these technologies and chat about the reasons we need them.

    • "Do average people really need this kind of security? Yes. They may be planning a political campaign, discussing taxes, or having an illicit affair. They may be designing a new product, discussing a marketing strategy, or planning a hostile business takeover. Or they may be living in a country that does not respect the rights of privacy of its citizens. They may be doing something that they feel shouldn't be illegal, but is. For whatever reason, the data and communications are personal, private, and no one else's business." -- Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography - Second Edition (https://...

  • Europe in your sights for growth? Learn how to set up operations in Germany, with help from the city of Dusseldorf. Hear from specialist experts and experienced companies on how to insure your European business against Brexit.

    PROGRAMME

    4.30 Registration

    5.00 Opening / welcome speech by the Mayor of Düsseldorf, Thomas Geisel

    5.15 Case study: The Cognigy AI Platform, Philipp Heltewig, CEO and Co-Founder

    5.30 Düsseldorf - where business works: Monika Bosbach, Lars Terlinden, Düsseldorf Economic Development office

    5.45 Setting up a German company and other legal questions: Jan Matthes, lawyer

    6.00 Business taxation: Daniel Schmaltz, tax adviser

    6.15 Case study: Fussball-Experience.com, Adam Hill, Founder and Director

    6.30 Services for international companies from the Düsseldorf Economic Development office, Annette Klerks, Head of International Business Service

    6.45 Panel Q&A

    7.00 Networking reception

  • CodeBase Stirling presents an interactive and inspiring event for the whole family. Join us for a range of activities, workshops and exhibitions from all sectors of the tech world, including 3D printing, virtual reality, gaming, coding, holograms, animation & much more. 🎉

    Ever wondered how 3D printers really work? Want to experience virtual reality worlds? Learn to code, play games and meet some of the country’s leading technology companies at this inspirational event.

  • 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.

  • For December we will be having a series of lightning talks. Five minutes or so on a wide range of topics, already we know of a talk on Ansible. If you have have a talk you want to give feel free to turn up on the night and surprise us, otherwise come along and learn something.

    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.

  • 6.30 for pizza, beers and networking.

    Talks start 7pm
    ******************************
    Talk 1 Alan Russell - “Visualising the ownership of Scottish football”

    Alan Russell will share insights from his work on using data visualisations using Tableau to explore Scottish football clubs’ approach to supporter engagement and transparency, and to improve visibility of clubs’ ownership through the ‘SDS Index’. Alan will also share some earlier work done to improve supporters’ understanding of the history and ownership structure of the club he supports, Raith Rovers FC.

    Bio:
    Alan Russell is CEO of Supporters Direct Scotland and Chair of the Raith Supporters Trust, two organisations that help supporters gain influence in the running and ownership of their club. In his spare moments away from football he works as a management consultant, supporting global and local clients in the corporate and non-corporate sectors to develop and implement strategy.

    Talk 2 -Dr. Graham McGlashan
    “The Value in Da...

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

  • Get started with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)...This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS (open source desktop GIS). The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

  • Scotland has a mature, experienced and innovative data centre and hosting community delivering key managed services to global clients in Retail, Health, FS, Food & Drink, Government, Energy. These providers deliver colocation, hosting, cloud and hybrid services that support the digital data driven economies all our business work and grow in, to the highest compliance standards.

    This half day gathering brings together specialists from in-country expertise – right here on your doorstep – combined with global experts as well as demand side experts from Fintech and Education, offering people from across the data management community the opportunity to hear about the latest developments, existing capabilities and future plans and to network with peers.

    Agenda and venue TBC

  • Welcome to the December meetup for the PyData Edinburgh group!

    Our final meetup for 2018 is extra special as we have two fantastic speakers...and Mince Pies... and an opportunity to wear your treasured Christmas jumpers 😜 Pull them out of the back of the wardrobe, and anyone who manages to wear one which is in some way related to Python/Data Science might be worthy of an extra mince pie!

    We'll have our regular update on the PyData world, followed by our two speakers, no lightning talks this time.

    Doors open at 1815, make sure you click attend to reserve your place!

    TALK 1: Python 2 is dead! Drag your old code into the modern age.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Presenter: Becky Smith
    Becky is a python/django developer at Brainnwave, working mostly on their mapping platform. She's also the founder of PyLadies Edinburgh & organiser of DjangoGirls Edinburgh.

    Description:
    The clock is ticking on Python 2.7, with support to be dropped in January 2020...

  • We meet weekly in the Saltire Centre at GCU to code socially on a drop-in basis 6.30pm+

    Our meets are informal and friendly. We encourage anyone with the smallest shred of interest in learning to experienced developers, and everyone in between to come along to our meets or hang out in our Facebook group or Slack.

    We love Sharing resources, be it tutorials, events, jobs...

    The format at meets is casual with no set time that members have to stay but we try to ensure that at least one core member has arrived for 6.30 and claimed one of the brightly coloured study pods on the ground floor.

    Members can work on tutorials/projects, get/give advice, chat ... You can even plug your earphones in if you want some peace to focus. Members can be as productive or non-productive as they want, but you will need a laptop if you want to code.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets (our so called "group outings" simply because there's lots of good events on and we want to go to s...

  • Anatomy of a Data Science Project – this session will walk through what typically goes into a good data science solution and some advice on how to structure a project for ease of understanding and repeatability.

    An introduction to network analysis – What is Network analysis, where it comes from with some examples and what it can be used for.

    Speakers:

    Adam Sroka - Senior Data Scientist at Incremental Group - www.linkedin.com

    Ricardo Antunes - Data Scientist at Incremental Group - www.linkedin.com

    Adam and Ricardo are the two leading Data Scientists at Incremental Group helping a wide range of Organisations with Data Science projects. Adam first starting using machine learning during his Doctorate of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He has worked as a data scientist since then, working primarily with large data volumes and taking models from experimentation through to production. Ricardo original trained as a mari...

  • 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.

  • Join us at C++ Edinburgh for some great talks and to hang out with local C++ developers over some pizza and drinks. More details coming soon.

  • Doors open at 17:30, please arrive by 18:30 at the latest. Coding to start shortly after. Food and drinks kindly sponsored by SkyScanner.

    Please bring your laptops!

    Join us for a night of seasonal programming puzzles! We will split into small groups and work together, trying to solve the different challenges on adventofcode.com

    Every skill level is welcome, we will be sure to try and pair you up with somebody more experienced (if you like!).

    There are no rules, you can use any language you like. We of course suggest Python and encourage a TDD approach. However, as long as you follow the code of conduct[0] and have fun, anything goes!

    [0]: www.pythonglasgow.org

  • Hello everyone,
    I created this group to find others like me - people working at tech companies, who want to contribute their skills to good causes. We've created an inspiring growing group and on our meet-ups we discuss our experiences, possibilities, plan next steps on our projects and also have fun!
    Join us in Akva on 11th December at 6PM.
    See you there!

  • Hello everyone,
    I created this group to find others like me - people working at tech companies, who want to contribute their skills to good causes. We've created an inspiring growing group and on our meet-ups we discuss our experiences, possibilities, plan next steps on our projects and also have fun!
    Join us in Akva on 11th December at 6PM.
    See you there!

  • 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.

  • Regular social outing for Edinburgh game devs to meet other local game devs and chat about game dev (and other things, nobody's fussy).

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • #Location

    Skyscanner is based on 155 St Vincent Street. It is a Glass / Steel building with big copper square round the entrances. There are two entrances but Skyscanner is only in 155, the one further up the hill of St Vincent Street.

    #Registration

    When registering on the day you will need to provide your full name & email address.

    #Food & drink

    Food & drink will be provided!

    # How the event works

    After we have decided on some challenges for the evening, we break into small groups (2-4 people) and see how far we can get. After about 90 minutes we get together and share what we have learnt, showing code and demo's of it in action. # Requirements

    If you have a laptop with a working Clojure environment please bring it along. As we arrange ourselves into small groups, if you don't have a laptop you can still join in.

    We are collecting all our kata solutions here, take a peek at what we've done so far (github.com)

    # Discussions

    We’ll be di...

  • 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!

  • 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)

    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.

  • Its time to rouse that holiday spirit and celebrate 'Startupmas' in Edinburgh again.

    This is an event for everyone involved in the Scottish Startup/Entrepreneurial Community, their friends and family. You do not have to be a member of the League of Entrepreneurs to attend :-)

    Food and drink provided by our sponsors - TBC

    RSVP ends 10:00am on Wednesday, Dec 19th. Tickets will also be sold on Eventbrite...

    The event will start at 6:30pm and last until 11.00pm and will be held at the Wash Bar on The Mound, which sits in the midway between New and Old Town. From there the group will likely move to the Village Pub at 49 George IV Bridge from 11:00pm to 1:00 am.. The suggested after-party location is the Jazz Bar on Chambers Street that will be open from 1:00am-3:00am, or one of the many Clubs open until 3:00am on George Street, where more Christmas activity will abound.

    Our League of Entrepreneurs Startup Christmas Party will overlook Edinburgh's Christmas Festival and German...

  • The Docker Edinburgh meetup takes place at Codebase, in their Event Space, which is accessible from the entrance on 38 Castle Terrace. The Meetup will run from around 18h30 to 20h00, with further discussion afterwards in the pub! Cloudsoft will be sponsoring the meetup, and pizza and beer will be provided.

    Please let us know what sort of speakers or topics you would like to see at future Meetups, or if there are alternative formats like lightning talks that would prefer.

    We're always looking for new speakers, so please get in touch if you have something you'd like to present about Docker or the wider DevOps community!

    Speakers

    TBC

    Discussion

    Current Schedule

    18h30 - Pizza and beer (thanks, Cloudsoft)
    19h00 - First Talk
    19h30 - Second Talk
    20h00 - Discussion continues at an appropriate external venue...

    Look forward to seeing everyone!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • We will be meeting at 57North Hacklab to bring together like minded people, discuss digital freedoms and explore the use of cryptographic tools.

    Discuss digital rights issues that are in the news. Learn how you can help to protect your rights in a digital world. Bring a smartphone or laptop and browse the web anonymously, learn about these technologies and chat about the reasons we need them.

    • "Do average people really need this kind of security? Yes. They may be planning a political campaign, discussing taxes, or having an illicit affair. They may be designing a new product, discussing a marketing strategy, or planning a hostile business takeover. Or they may be living in a country that does not respect the rights of privacy of its citizens. They may be doing something that they feel shouldn't be illegal, but is. For whatever reason, the data and communications are personal, private, and no one else's business." -- Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography - Second Edition (https://...

  • 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.

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
    ******************************
    Talk 1 "#ScotWiki and other stories" - Dr Sara Thomas

    Sarah, who is Scotland Programme Coordinator at Wikimedia UK, has been in post since April 2018. She was the Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Library and Information Council (2017-2018), and at Museums Galleries Scotland (2015 - 2016).

    Sara joins us to talk about the work that Wikimedia UK is doing across Scotland, in libraries, education and heritage.

    Talk 2 (tbc)

    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland, and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    *****************************
    Photo by James L.W on Unsplash

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • #Location

    Skyscanner is based on 155 St Vincent Street. It is a Glass / Steel building with big copper square round the entrances. There are two entrances but Skyscanner is only in 155, the one further up the hill of St Vincent Street.

    #Registration

    When registering on the day you will need to provide your full name & email address.

    #Food & drink

    Food & drink will be provided!

    # How the event works

    After we have decided on some challenges for the evening, we break into small groups (2-4 people) and see how far we can get. After about 90 minutes we get together and share what we have learnt, showing code and demo's of it in action. # Requirements

    If you have a laptop with a working Clojure environment please bring it along. As we arrange ourselves into small groups, if you don't have a laptop you can still join in.

    We are collecting all our kata solutions here, take a peek at what we've done so far (github.com)

    # Discussions

    We’ll be di...

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • • What we'll do

    Product Up is an informal pub meetup in Edinburgh dedicated to bringing together the product community in Edinburgh. Whether you are a Product Manager, UX designer, Engineer or work in Sales/BD and you are passionate about creating fantastic products - ProductUp is for you.

    We started the meetup whilst working as Product Managers when we realised that there is no informal place to share product war stories, discuss challenges and keep track of all the amazing developments happening in Edinburgh.

    We meet monthly and as outlined, it’s a completely informal meet up so the discussions are entirely open. We have no speakers as this is all about you and giving you a chance to meet and talk to everyone in the community.

    The meetup is free to attend, so invite your product friends. Come along for the beer, stay for the great product discussions!

    • Important to know

    We want to create a comfortable and relaxed environment for our attendees so we would appreciate it if you c...

  • Get started with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)...This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS (open source desktop GIS). The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

  • * 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.

  • 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

  • TBC

  • 48hour game jam.

  • 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.

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

  • Join us at C++ Edinburgh for some great talks and to hang out with local C++ developers over some pizza and drinks. More details coming soon.

  • 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.

  • #Location

    Skyscanner is based on 155 St Vincent Street. It is a Glass / Steel building with big copper square round the entrances. There are two entrances but Skyscanner is only in 155, the one further up the hill of St Vincent Street.

    #Registration

    When registering on the day you will need to provide your full name & email address.

    #Food & drink

    Food & drink will be provided!

    # How the event works

    After we have decided on some challenges for the evening, we break into small groups (2-4 people) and see how far we can get. After about 90 minutes we get together and share what we have learnt, showing code and demo's of it in action. # Requirements

    If you have a laptop with a working Clojure environment please bring it along. As we arrange ourselves into small groups, if you don't have a laptop you can still join in.

    # Discussions

    We’ll be discussing the meetup on the london-clojurians mailing list (groups.google.com)

    If you wa...

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

  • Weekend long hack to improve Aberdeen's Air Quality.

    * Build IoT sensor kits
    * Improve the software
    * Work with the data
    * Build data viz, predictive models, alerts etc

  • 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.

  • • What we'll do

    Product Up is an informal pub meetup in Edinburgh dedicated to bringing together the product community in Edinburgh. Whether you are a Product Manager, UX designer, Engineer or work in Sales/BD and you are passionate about creating fantastic products - ProductUp is for you.

    We started the meetup whilst working as Product Managers when we realised that there is no informal place to share product war stories, discuss challenges and keep track of all the amazing developments happening in Edinburgh.

    We meet monthly and as outlined, it’s a completely informal meet up so the discussions are entirely open. We have no speakers as this is all about you and giving you a chance to meet and talk to everyone in the community.

    The meetup is free to attend, so invite your product friends. Come along for the beer, stay for the great product discussions!

    • Important to know

    We want to create a comfortable and relaxed environment for our attendees so we would appreciate it if you c...

  • 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.

  • The Docker Edinburgh meetup takes place at Codebase, in their Event Space, which is accessible from the entrance on 38 Castle Terrace. The Meetup will run from around 18h30 to 20h00, with further discussion afterwards in the pub! Cloudsoft will be sponsoring the meetup, and pizza and beer will be provided.

    Please let us know what sort of speakers or topics you would like to see at future Meetups, or if there are alternative formats like lightning talks that would prefer.

    We're always looking for new speakers, so please get in touch if you have something you'd like to present about Docker or the wider DevOps community!

    Speakers

    TBC

    Discussion

    Current Schedule

    18h30 - Pizza and beer (thanks, Cloudsoft)
    19h00 - First Talk
    19h30 - Second Talk
    20h00 - Discussion continues at an appropriate external venue...

    Look forward to seeing everyone!

  • 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.

  • This coming February 2019, various WordPress meetups throughout the UK are organising events to help raise awareness of mental health and related issues within the community.

    The WordPress Glasgow meetup has joined the initiative and, although we don't have precise details of what the event will look like yet, we are currently thinking it will be something in the lines of a talk, a round table and/or open discussion.

    We will keep you updated!

    In the meantime, please get in touch at [masked] if you would like to propose any ideas or get involved in organising this event.

    Also, please check out the WP&UP (wpandup.org) and the Geek Mental Health Week (geekmentalhelp.com) websites for related information.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!