Scotland

  • After a long break that disrupted us a little (can you guess what was the cause?), we're back with another event! Join us on November 26th 2020 at 5:30PM on Zoom for our November meetup!

    Here's what we have in store:
    * Kyle Usher from Nesta will speak about 'How Startups and Charities work closer together and collaborate'. He's done a lot of great work in this area in and outside of Nesta so it'll be a great talk!

    * Project updates! You'll hear how our projects with Drake Music and YoungScot are doing. We'll also announce a few new projects that are just starting! There will be opportunities to volunteer and take part!

    * New initiatives! We've been listening and learning and are cooking something up around supporting charities with fundraising!

    * Opportunity for charities to request help and seek advice with most pressing digital challenges

    See you then!

    Note: We'll send you the Zoom link closer to the event, after you signed up!

  • December's event will be a quiz centred around all things open source!

    Open to all levels of knowledge, from newcomers to old-hands, there will be something for all to discover :-)

    Programme:

    19:00 - Meet online, announcements; links.taikedz.net
    19:15 - start quiz
    20:00 - closing notes, Q&A roundtable

    The Q&A session allows online attendees to ask questions about Linux, Open Source, recommendations, etc; and any member can answer or chip in.

  • Integrating Continuous Delivery to streamline banking deliveries

    Colin Armstrong from Tesco Bank, one of the UKs leading retail banks, is going to deliver a presentation on “Integrating Continuous Delivery to streamline banking deliveries"

    Colin is a very successful Principal Engineer at Tesco Bank and has worked in the banking sector for 20 years. He wants to share how the bank are doing things and it is a great opportunity for the members to "Find out how Tesco Bank are bringing the disciplines of test, software and infrastructure engineering together to form a single unified approach to CD in the public and private clouds".

    Colin Armstrong, Tesco Bank - www.linkedin.com

    Darren Moffat - Principal Contract Consultant @ MBN will be hosting the event - www.linkedin.com

    Wednesday 2nd Dec @ 6pm – 7:30pm

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be bringing you a session with Marc Abraham, co-curator at Mind The Product.

    This will be an interactive debate with a panel of experienced product people, and the audience in which we will tackle the realities of developing products.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    ● A real-life understanding of the opportunities and tensions inherent in product management.
    ● Practical tools and techniques to better manage the challenging aspects of creating and managing products.
    ● Being comfortable embracing the tensions that come with managing products.

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

    Marc is an experienced product management practitioner, and a Head of Product - Engagement at London based ASOS. He has worked for a large number of successful digital organisations, from startups to more established businesses and has written about my learnings in the book My...

  • We are delighted to support this Talent4Point0 event - talent4point0.com

    In recent years, there has been an increased uptake and popularity of technical training and development courses. Innovative organisations in Scotland have been at the forefront of this development, helping to aid and develop the next generation of data savvy professionals.

    ✔ What is this journey like for women in STEM?
    ✔ Have they embraced this trend- what obstacles have they faced?
    ✔ And, most importantly - what opportunities wait for them at the end?

    Together, we will discuss some of the key issues around women career changers and those who have up-skilled.

    ✔ How we do make women aware of the sideways move into tech?
    ✔ How are we able to embrace and encourage women from non-technical/ coding backgrounds to upskill and meet the demand of the skills shortage?
    ✔ What are the main challenges of returning/ starting a career in tech?

    During this event, we will follow the story of 3 influential women in...

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

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

    Get to know us before the meetups on Matrix (#2600:glasgow.social - sign up at matrix.glasgow.social)

    No Twitter, but Mastodon: glasgow.social

  • This meetup will take place online via Zoom, starting at 6.30pm.

    If you're new to the group and/or would like to meet up for some chat beforehand I'll be around from 6pm onwards. Please feel free to drop in and say hello.

    This month we welcome not just one, but TWO fantastic speakers.

    Anne Dhir is Head of Strategy at Snook. Anne will be talking to us about what happens when service design, data analytics and policy making come together to deliver social impact.

    Angus Addlesee is a PhD researcher, working to adapt voice assistants to be more accessible for people with dementia. He will talk about this project and many of the other interesting projects that will be presented at the upcoming European Chatbot and Conversational Summit.

    Free school meals, data and service design (Anne Dhir)
    With support from the Scottish Government and the Social Innovation Partnership, North Lanarkshire Council worked with Snook to trial this novel approach to make reach the thousands of pupils who ar...

  • We usually run monthly talks in a pub but we don't really feel like going out right now.

  • Following on from our successful event in September looking at online retros we're picking up on the idea of trying our different ice breaker/energiser formats together. We have some already but need more from the community too, we can then talk about different ones we have found and try some out together, if we get enough people we'll break into groups. If you have tried any successful online icebreaker formats recently please pop the details on the Trello Board (or submit to the board via the email address)

    Trello Board: trello.com
    Email for Trello Board: lazallen+vbulownmpdya1nrblvq6@boards.trello.com

    Ideally, we're looking for ones that can be used with minimal preparation by the facilitator or participants - so we focus on ones you can "pull out of your hat" when needed.

    We will not be recording the session as this one will be (hopefully) highly interactive. If you just want to o...

  • For our December event, we'll have two talks for you to see out the year!

    **Clare Quigley - 10 common pitfalls to be aware of with Kanban**

    Description: We all know how to get started (start with what you do now) but how do you know if Kanban is working for your team? I will cover 10 common pitfalls teams face when implementing Kanban, helping you recognise them and importantly deal with them if they appear in your team.

    Bio: Clare Quigley, an experienced project manager, is currently the Portfolio Lead for Application Infrastructure within Morgan Stanley’s Technology division. Clare was instrumental in introducing Kanban to her department and now leads monthly Kanban Knowledge Shares globally, helping other teams with their Kanban adoption.

    Clare is a founding member and Co-Chair of Morgan Stanley’s Glasgow Women in Technology (WIT) network, and also Co-Chair of the Sustainability Committee. Outside of work, Clare volunteers with her local Trussell Trust foodbank and sings in a ro...

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss your Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions before the workday starts.

    This month we a trialling a slightly earlier start time of 7.45 to allow enough time for every to get away and start work after the call. The Zoom call will be open from 7.30.

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

    Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future. We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) to simulate a face-to-face meeting.

    Of course, there's no substitute for a Sharpie and a Post-it note but we have found Lean Coffee Table comes a very close second.

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board at www.leancoffeetable.com...

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

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

    Get to know us before the meetups on Matrix (#2600:glasgow.social - sign up at matrix.glasgow.social)

    No Twitter, but Mastodon: glasgow.social

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

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

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • We usually run monthly talks in a pub but we don't really feel like going out right now.

  • Event details TBC

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

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

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

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

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

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss your Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions before the workday starts.

    This month we a trialling a slightly earlier start time of 7.45 to allow enough time for every to get away and start work after the call. The Zoom call will be open from 7.30.

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

    Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future. We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) to simulate a face-to-face meeting.

    Of course, there's no substitute for a Sharpie and a Post-it note but we have found Lean Coffee Table comes a very close second.

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board at www.leancoffeetable.com...

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

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

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • We usually run monthly talks in a pub but we don't really feel like going out right now.

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are excited to be supporting the Agile20reflect festival with a look at the "Future of Agile"

    This session will see four of our past guest speakers return to engage in a lively debate on where Agile goes from here. What could the future hold?

    Come join us in 2021 and here the thoughts of four respected Agile thought leaders.

    Our panel will include:

    Daniel Vacanti:

    Dan is a 25-plus year software industry veteran who has spent most of his career focusing on Lean and Agile practices.

    In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work and managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year. He has been conducting Lean-Agile training, coaching, and consulting ever since. In 2011 he founded ActionableAgileTM (previously Corporate Kanban) which provides industry-leading predictive analytics tools and services organizations that utilize Lean-Agile practices.

    In 2015 he published his book, “Actionable Agile Metrics for Pre...

  • Event details TBC

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

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

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

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

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

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss your Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions before the workday starts.

    This month we a trialling a slightly earlier start time of 7.45 to allow enough time for every to get away and start work after the call. The Zoom call will be open from 7.30.

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

    Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future. We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) to simulate a face-to-face meeting.

    Of course, there's no substitute for a Sharpie and a Post-it note but we have found Lean Coffee Table comes a very close second.

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board at www.leancoffeetable.com...

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

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

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • We usually run monthly talks in a pub but we don't really feel like going out right now.

  • Event details TBC

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

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

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

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

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

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss your Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions before the workday starts.

    This month we a trialling a slightly earlier start time of 7.45 to allow enough time for every to get away and start work after the call. The Zoom call will be open from 7.30.

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

    Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future. We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) to simulate a face-to-face meeting.

    Of course, there's no substitute for a Sharpie and a Post-it note but we have found Lean Coffee Table comes a very close second.

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board at www.leancoffeetable.com...

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

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

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Event details TBC

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

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

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

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

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

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss your Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions before the workday starts.

    This month we a trialling a slightly earlier start time of 7.45 to allow enough time for every to get away and start work after the call. The Zoom call will be open from 7.30.

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

    Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future. We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) to simulate a face-to-face meeting.

    Of course, there's no substitute for a Sharpie and a Post-it note but we have found Lean Coffee Table comes a very close second.

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board at www.leancoffeetable.com...

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

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

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Event details TBC

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

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

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

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

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