Scotland

  • 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.

  • Police Scotland holds 1,000,000+ photographs.

    Many of these records are of innocent people. Something needs to change.

    Police Scotland also hold 300,000 DNA profiles and 400,000 fingerprint records.

    The Scottish Government has proposed a Biometric Data Bill that would enhance oversight of biometric data in Scotland.

    Join Open Rights Group for a discussion on enhanced oversight of biometrics in Scotland.

    Do the proposals go far enough?

    Will the public have more power over the use of their biometric data?

    What should the public look out for in the proposals and how can they support enhanced oversight?

    We will be joined by John Scott QC, author of the Independent Advisory Group report on the use of biometrics in Scotland. John will discuss what he has learned as a result of the report, his attitude towards biometrics in the criminal justice space, and what the future may hold.

    All are welcome, you don't need to be an expert in computer science (or forensic science!). You just nee...

  • A networking group for people interested in technology, either as a hobby or professionally. Very relaxed chat with food and drink provided. Sponsored by Skyscanner, Cultivate and Informatic Ventures.

  • This is the first of a new quarterly get-together for the WordPress Glasgow meetup.

    This new format has evolved from the popular Community Workshop we used to run before the summer break with some additions that we think will make it more sustainable for the organising team and of interest to a wider audience.

    Here's what's on the schedule:

    * WordPress Website Health Check *

    If you have a WordPress website, come and find out whether your website's software is up-to-date and what to do if it isn't.

    * 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.

    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 an...

  • BCS Glasgow Branch will hold our AGM, Committee elections, and Guest Speaker talk.

    Free and Open to All. Refreshments at 1800, AGM 1830, Talk at 1930.

    More details forthcoming shortly.

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  • Location now confirmed as Deloitte, Castle Terrace:

    Susan Ramonat, CEO, Spiritus Partners - 'Reflections on the Revolution: The Impact on Financial Services'.
    www.linkedin.com

    Always driven to provide over the horizon leadership, Susan Ramonat brings over 25 years of executive experience on Wall Street and in banking. Susan established the Blockchain program strategy for a leading technology service provider to global wealth and investment managers. She speaks frequently about Blockchain, cybersecurity and operational resilience for audiences ranging from healthcare, financial services, and other critical infrastructure industries to academic researchers and government agencies in the US and UK. She also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for Engineering Science at Loyola University Chicago. Susan is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University.

    Event schedule:
    6.30pm : Arrive, Networking, Beer & Pizza
    7.00pm: Presentation / Q&A
    8...

  • 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

  • If you’re less than 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how and want to go even further, you’re in the right place! Computers let you create anything you can think of. Prewired is here to help enthusiastic young coders of any ability to do just that. If you have your own laptop feel free to bring it with you, if not we can provide one!

  • Come join ORG in Glasgow to discuss the Government's proposals for enhanced oversight of biometrics in Scotland.


    We'll be joined by experts in biometrics currently, and what they might mean in the future to present their experience and research.

    Jim Fraser, professor of Forensic Science at University of Strathclyde to talk about his decades of experience with biometrics in the criminal justice sector.

    Laura Martin, Phd Researcher at University of Strathclyde to discuss her work looking at the future possibilities of biometrics, in particular workplace surveillance.

  • We're excited to announce Mode 2 Meetup episode 12, sponsored by Cucumber!

    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: Dr. Sal Freudenberg, Director, Cucumber Ltd

    Dr. Sal Freudenberg is Chief Being Sal Officer at Cucumber Ltd. When she’s not hacking, Sal focuses on nurturing more nimble, customer-centric and human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development and since being diagnosed as autistic has developed an interest in neurodiversity. Through re-assessing her own traits and neurology, and considering the extra-ordinary people with whom she has worked over her 25+ years in tech, Sal is raising awareness of the benefits of having diversity in our organisations, and is helping the industry to begin to understand...

  • Hi Gophers,

    Join us for another set of lightning talks! We'll have 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 so far:

    - Douglas McCallum on maps
    - Ovidiu Miron on How to write SOLID code in Golang
    - TBC from Obashi

    If you'd like to do a talk 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 Obashi 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 twitter or by email at [masked].

    Hope to...

  • Security Scotland Chapter 14!
    Twitter: @SecScotland

    WEDNESDAY September 26th at Skyscanner, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
    The ENUSEC Special!

    Speakers:
    DAN NASH (twitter.com)
    PETER AABY (twitter.com)
    GARY HUNTER (Skyscanner) (twitter.com)

    Pizza,beer/wine,soft drinks from 6pm.

    Beers/soft drinks after at a venue TBC

    Thank you as always to our awesome hosts, speakers and helpers!

  • A course designed for Java Developers looking to take their first steps in understanding In-Memory Data Grids (IMDG). By the end of the course the attendee will be able to construct Hazelcast Clusters and deliver basic caching services. The candidates should be familiar with Core Java concepts and APIs (collections, concurrency). Students will be introduced to the fundamental features of Hazelcast and how they may be applied to solve various use cases. This course is suitable for Developers and Architects with no prior or very basic knowledge of Hazelcast.

  • The annual festival of ideas and innovation, brought to you by ScotlandIS.

    ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland. It’s an annual festival of ideas and innovation that showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector and brings you sought after speakers from far flung locations.

    Running for more than 20 years the event includes a full day Developer Conference, a half day Forum and a chance to meet the next generation of talent at the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards Dinner in the evening.

    Over 1300 delegates enjoy a packed day with speakers drawn from all corners of the world, this year including Eric McAfee, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist based in Silicon Valley and Dave McCann, VP of AWS Marketplace.

    So why not join your peers across the community to explore, share and be inspired by great speakers and contributors. Use the event to conceptualise, share knowledge and collaborate in new ways.

  • 2-Day International Conference

  • Why not come for a wee tipple or two and mingle with the CodeBase team, tenants, and the wider techie & digital community.

    The Social is our monthly get together: no pitches, no speeches, no sales, just an opportunity to meet up and have a drink with those of similar dispositions.

  • 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




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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 #iotedi35

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

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • ScotLUG returns from summer break.

    Meeting proper begins 1930, people gather beforehand as they arrive. Those who can stay late move to pub afterwards.

    More details shortly

  • 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://...

  • The inaugural Blockpass Identity Lab Conference on Digital Identity, Blockchain and Advanced Cryptography will be hosted in Glassroom at the Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus on Friday the 28 September 2018.

  • The inaugural BILHack will be held in Edinburgh at the Universitiy's Merchiston Campus across the 29 and 30 of September 2018.

    The Blockpass Identity Lab is a multi-year research collaboration between the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and Blockpass IDN, a self-sovereign digital identity and KYC compliance solution provider.

    The lab invites participants from all backgrounds to come together and build things related to 'digital identity' and/or blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies, identifying use-cases and prototyping applications for these emerging and revolutionary advances.

  • 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.

  • Being a founder of a startup isn’t easy. As a founder you’ll likely experience highs and lows; a real rollercoaster of emotions. That is why support and regular contact with fellow founders is invaluable.

    The meetup is a platform for the Scottish startup community to interact on a regular basis. The RookieOven meetup in a monthly opportunity to meet fellow founders in a relaxed environment. Share experience, soak up advice, connect and collaborate.

    At the meetup there are no talks, presentations or set agendas just great conversations between Scottish startup founders, employees and enthusiasts.

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Details to follow.

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

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    Photo by Filios Sazeides on Unsplash.

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • Service Design
    Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 6:00 pm.

    Speaker: Anne Dhir, Project Director, Snook

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

    Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.


    Synopsis
    We all work hard to deliver our projects on time, within budget, and to our clients’ satisfaction. However, how do we ensure that this hard work actually meet the real needs of users? Will we really help them achieve what they need to achieve? Will the solutions be sustainable for the organisation? And ultimately will they fit in their environment, or simply add to the stresses of day-to-day working life?

    This is where Service Design comes in.

    Service Design allows us to gain a deep understanding of users and make sure that services and products work seamlessly together, to deliver the organisation’s strategy. Using service design tools and methodologies we can create solutions that are respectful, seamless, holistic, sustainable...

  • 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.

    This month we are joined by Scott Pringle!

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    What is an event? Events are powerful, events mean something. An event is something that has happened, it is fact. No if's, but's or maybe's, but fact.

    In this talk Scott is going to take you through some of the advantages (and disadvantages) of utilising events in how you write your code to abstract away side-effects of business processes.

    He'll then delve into some of the more complex applications of using events via event sourcing or distributed messaging.

    Hopefully at the end, you'll all want to go away and integrate events into everything you build!

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    You can learn more about Scott and follow him on Twitter as @Luciam91.

  • Edinburgh October 4th 2018

    LOCATION
    Assembly Roxy
    2 Roxburgh Pl
    Edinburgh, EH8 9SU

  • 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

  • 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. 5:30pm start.

    See you there!

  • For the last 4 years, DigitalOcean (in conjunction with GitHub) have been running an event called Hacktoberfest. It is a month long event where you are encouraged to contribute to Open Source Projects (hosted on GitHub) and in return you get some cool swag (typically a t-shirt and some stickers). All you have to do is submit 5 pull requests to projects on GitHub during the month of October. Registration for the event is completely free. More information on this event can be found here: hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com

    Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group as pleased to announce that they will be supporting this years Hacktoberfest by inviting a small number of people to join them at the Codify offices for an evening of Open Source Hacking. The idea is simple, whether you are a seasoned veteran of contributing to Open Source Projects or you are doing it for the first time, come along to this event, come along to see how things are done.

    There will be a short introduction on some...

  • Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

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

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    Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

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

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

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

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

    We'll have our regular update on the PyData world, lightning talks and our main speaker this time is Mike, talking about using Machine Learning for recognising animal pics.

    Doors open at 1815, make sure you've clicked attend to reserve your place!

    TALK DETAILS
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    Whiskers, ears and Puppy Dog Tails:
    Finding out what animal pictures are made of
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    Presenter: Mike Moran
    Mike Moran (www.houseofmoran.com) is an Engineer at Skyscanner and an amateur Data Scientist.

    Description:
    Mike is working with twitter.com on improving www.adoptanimals.io by applying facial identification techniques to animal pictures. Come along to find out how these work and how we’re using them.
    Warning: may contain gratuitous amounts of cute animal pictures.

    LIGHTNING TALKS
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    Lightning talks are a tradition of PyData so let's...

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

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • Kenneth Coyle will be speaking on Open Source Video systems, and how to record a Conference.

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

    More details forthcoming.

  • Join us at a local bar/eatery to chat about C++ and get to know the local C++ developer community. Food and drinks not provided. More details coming soon.

  • Being a STEM Ambassador is about engaging and enthusing young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. You will help encourage students to consider further study of STEM subjects and progression into related careers, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals.

    It offers the chance to give something back to education and the wider community, whilst giving you the chance to develop your own skills and improve yourself.

  • Come and meet engineers from Skyscanner. Based in Glasgow City Centre and rated by Glassdoor as one of the UK's coolest offices.

    With an average of 70M+ monthly unique users, Skyscanner is growing rapidly. We have the products that people love to use and offer deep technical complexity associated with scaling this volume globally.

    Cloud Operations and Data are key to delivering and scaling a service which delights 70M+ monthly unique users globally.

    Sharing more insight on these aspects of our technical journey; past, present and future and answering your technical questions are ….

    William Fairbrother (Engineering Manager, Cloud Operations)

    William will discuss how our Cloud Operations Team has developed to operate at scale to support a rapidly growing service.

    John Ewing, (Principal Engineer, Data)

    Every decision in Skyscanner is driven by complete, timely and accurate data. John will share our experience of building and scaling our Data platform to ingest 700,000...

  • Title: Elm: Taming the Wild West Web using Functional Programming
    Speaker: Rupert Smith
    9th October 2018, The Outhouse pub, 7pm.

    Abstract

    Rupert will introduce the Elm programming language, comparing it with other well known FP languages. The strengths of FP will be examined by looking at examples of Elm programs used to build single page applications for the web. There will also be a quick tour of some of the libraries available and the people and businesses involved with Elm.

  • Join us for CodeBase Unfiltered, our caffeine(or decaf) fuelled regular meeting of the minds, for techies & non-techies alike.

    It’s a great way to stay up-to-date about your local startup scene, bounce ideas with your peers........and we’re offering free hotdesking for attendees. Pop along anytime from 8.30-10.30am.

  • 1800 - 1815 Welcome/food/refreshments
    1815 - 1845 Guest speakers TBC
    1845 - 1900 Break/food/refreshments
    1900 - 1950 Ben Dodd - Continuously Delivering Continuous Delivery
    1950 - 2000 Outro/feedback

    We are delighted to welcome Ben Dodd, Armakuni's CTO and Co-founder, a leading voice in Cloud Native software development and agile transformation.

    Ben Dodd - Continuously Delivering Continuous Delivery

    The rise and acceptance of Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a key tool in accelerating the journey to continuous delivery of your apps into production with the regularity your business requires. However, all too often the deployment and maintenance of the platforms themselves are dogged with the practices and delays that the CD of apps are all too familiar.

    This session will serve as both an introduction and overview of the power of PaaS platforms, in this case Pivotal Cloud Foundry, with a selection of both application and platform case studies, continuously deployed all the way to produ...

  • 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.

    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...

  • Not planned yet

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

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Started in 2004, the Scottish Programming Languages Seminar is a forum for discussion of all aspects of programming languages. We meet for a day or afternoon once every few months, at some congenial location in Scotland. Talks by Scots and by visitors are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to host a meeting or give a talk.

    Meetings are open, and all are welcome to attend.

  • • 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.

  • Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS, FIET,CEng, BSc (Hons)
    www.linkedin.com

    Topic: The Times They Are A Changin: New Worlds, New Opportunities and Finally Saying Goodbye to an Old World, Prof Bill Buchanan, OBE
    Abstract: Bill will provide a vision of the future, and where many of our existing methods used in information systems will crumble and be replaced by a more trusted world which is both distributed and resilient. Along with the way, Bill will outline some of the fundamental methods which are changing our viewpoint of data and information architectures, including the move toward the full anonymisation of data, and showcase current work in areas such as health care, voting and construction.
    Time: 45 mins

    Liam Bell - Research Fellow - Cybersecurity & Blockchain

    Topic: Building a Blockchain Identity Lab,
    Abstract: The Blockpass Identity Lab – based on the Merchiston Campus - is a three-year collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Blockpass...

  • CodeClan is hosting a monthly event, come along to our coding club to have a go at making your own game, website, stories and much more! We have friendly experienced mentors on hand to help you, making this a fun and social experience! You don’t need any coding experience to come along and anyone aged 7 – 17 is welcome.

    The events are free to attend, but booking a place is essential. If you’d like to use your own laptop, please bring it with you.

    We have a newsletter to be kept up to date with future events, register here.



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

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

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • 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.

  • This 1 day course is most suited to those with a working knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS), and who are looking to use begin using, or enhance their skills using QGIS. Covering the key functions, tools and outputs of QGIS, this course is suitable to those with existing skills in other desktop GIS packages wanting to migrate to using QGIS, or to refresh skills.

  • Open Source Summit Europe (OSSEU) is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Over 2,000 will gather for OSSEU in 2018.

  • 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.

  • Suitable for ALL skill levels.

    This month's talk is of special interest for BLOGGERS, THIRD SECTOR and BUSINESS OWNERS, but there'll be an opportunity to meet, discuss, and problem-solve for everyone before and after the main talk.

    * About the talk:

    Working on the Third Sector, we have utilised WordPress as our platform to build the community.

    We believe it is very important to keep a strong connection with our audience to establish a long-term relationship that can keep us growing and allow us to increase the support of our cause and activities.

    Luna Carmona will share some of the tips and knowledge that she has gained during the journey on how to improve your blogging skills, how to make your platform more interactive and engaging and how to make your audience feel ownership of it.

    At the same time, she believes this is really useful for many people who navigate the online world as a business but with the intention of having a bigger impact, creating content that builds that 'c...

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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




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    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 #iotedi36

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

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • 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://...

  • 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.

  • Let’s explore how to harness the power of on-demand Azure platform services, while retaining all the advantages of continuous integration and deployment. Here’s just a few of the technologies we’re going to investigate:

    > Azure DB

    > Azure websites

    > Functions

    > Containers

    > Bots

    > Machine Learning

    Our ‘end of the day’ goal? To demo a reliable and repeatable test and deployment pipeline for one of the above.


    What is Software Craftsmanship?

    Less frantic than a hackathon, this will be a day spent experimenting with other like-minded .NET developers to collaborate and learn together in real-life scenarios…without the pressure to get ‘something’ delivered.

  • A networking group for people interested in technology, either as a hobby or professionally. Very relaxed chat with food and drink provided. Sponsored by Skyscanner, Cultivate and Informatic Ventures.

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

  • 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. 5:30pm start.

    See you there!

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

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • Open Data Camp – the weekend ‘unconference’ entirely devoted to open data will be returning for a sixth time, in Aberdeen, on November 3 & 4, 2018.

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Details to follow.

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

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    Photo by H Gauster on Unsplash.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • The 8th QGIS UK user group meeting in Scotland is a free, full day event with workshops and presentations on free and open source software for geography (FOSS4G).

  • 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.

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

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • One day of talks. Friendly, open discussion about accessibility. An opportunity to network and learn. #a11yScotland is coming back for the third time on the 9th of November in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

  • Design It; Build It is back for a one-day conference in Edinburgh for UX designers and web developers, featuring eight presentations from those shaping the future of the web.

    EST. 2010
    Design It; Build It is firmly established as one of the UK's leading tech conferences.

    GREAT SPEAKERS
    Design It; Build It delivers inspiring talks from industry thought leaders. Check out our unbeatable conference line-up covering the web from design through to build.

    GREAT LOCATION
    Our Autumn conference takes place in Edinburgh, one of the biggest tech hubs in the UK.

  • Adam Thilthorpe, BCS Director of External Affairs, will be visiting the branch to talk about the BCS, it's mission, and the IT Industry.

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

    More details forthcoming.

  • The Sketch team are coming to Edinburgh for Design It; Build It on the 12th November and we want to hang out with you!

    Some of the team behind Sketch will be attending dibi — a one-day conference for UX designers and web developers in Edinburgh and we’re also hosting our own meetup/after party later that evening!

    We’re meeting in Akva, a gorgeous venue on Fountainbridge, at 7pm to eat, drink and talk shop with the local design community.

    Sketch founder, Pieter Omvlee and Lead Product Designer Chris Downer will be sharing some insights about creating design tools, working remotely and, of course, giving you a sneak peek of some upcoming features.

  • Join us for CodeBase Unfiltered, our caffeine(or decaf) fuelled regular meeting of the minds, for techies & non-techies alike.

    It’s a great way to stay up-to-date about your local startup scene, bounce ideas with your peers........and we’re offering free hotdesking for attendees. Pop along anytime from 8.30-10.30am.

  • 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.

    # Discussions

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

    If you wa...

  • This is one of the greatest Edinburgh Technology Conference. We are inviting you to join us.

    Keynotes
    • Stephen Ingledew: CEO @ FinTech Scotland
    • Hugo Pinto: Managing Director @ Accenture Digital
    • Yariv Adan: Product Lead on Google Assistant @ Google
    • Louise Smith: Head of Design and Transformation @ RBS
    • John McKinlay: Partner @ DLA Piper

    Background
    Shifting from an age where humans had to adapt to machine interfaces, to a new era in which machines adapt to human interface. How will the paradigm shift to natural AI affect the way we work and how we interact with technology? The changes in digital space are affecting us as customers but what about us as employees and our career paths? There are many unanswered questions in todays fast changing technology landscape but with changes and uncertainties often comes opportunities and innovation.

    Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. “Thrive in the Digital Age” brings together speakers with a breadth of experi...

  • CodeClan is hosting a monthly event, come along to our coding club to have a go at making your own game, website, stories and much more! We have friendly experienced mentors on hand to help you, making this a fun and social experience! You don’t need any coding experience to come along and anyone aged 7 – 17 is welcome.

    The events are free to attend, but booking a place is essential. If you’d like to use your own laptop, please bring it with you.

    We have a newsletter to be kept up to date with future events, register here.



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

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

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • 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.

  • The S.E.L.F grouping provides a forum for software engineering leaders, CIO’s and CTO’s across the Scottish tech sector to share ideas and explore common challenges. The meetups also provide opportunities for informal mentoring and potential opportunities for joint working.

    The topic for this meetup is Developments in DevOps and will also include a briefing by SICSA. The agenda will be:



    17.45 - 18.00 Arrival and refreshments

    18.00 - 18.30 SICSA briefing - Topic TBC

    18.30 – 18.45 Informal Presentation / Lead in to “Developments in DevOps”

    18.45 – 19.45 Discussion

    19.45 Networking

    This event is for ScotlandIS members only or by invite. If you are interested in being a part of the grouping then please email kelly@scotlandis.com

  • 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.