Scotland

  • For the first edPUG in 2017, we have a new more central venue in CivTech’s office in CodeBase, so we hope to see some new faces! We’ll also be showing a CivTech introduction video.

    For those who have not been to the Edinburgh PHP User Group before, we are a welcoming bunch of people and love when new people turn up. When we don’t have a talk we are just as happy watching a conference video together, so for February we’ve lined up a great PHP video that should help you tell your friends and colleagues how flexible and pragmatic PHP really is!

    Video from IPC16 | PHP 7: What Kind of Language is it?

    PHP 7 is an imperative programming language that supports procedural as well as object-oriented programming. It has limited support for functional programming and language extensions for aspect-oriented programming exist. PHP 7 is dynamically, implicitly, and weakly typed but supports explicit typing and strict type checking when desired. But what does this all mean? Watch the video r...

  • OpenSpace

    Openspace is a simple methodology for self-organizing conference tracks. It relies on participation by people who have a passion for the topics to be discussed. There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in the main meeting room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots.

    How OpenSpace Work

    OpenSpace is a small set of rules that allow groups of people to interact in a simple, productive, organized way to create valuable dialogs that address the participants' most important issues.

    The Fundamental "Rules" of the sessions that happen during OpenSpace conferences are:

    • Whoever shows up is the right group

    • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have

    • Whenever it starts is the right time

    • When it's over, it's over

    Pizza and drinks provided by our host Brocade.

  • Build Your Own Reality!

    Have you been dreaming about VR since you were wee, or are you wondering what all the fuss is about? Either way there’s no ignoring virtual reality right now. The good news is you don’t need to spend loads of money on special hardware to give it a go. With a simple cardboard viewer you can turn your smartphone into a VR headset and step into another world. So how would you like to make your very own world and get right inside it?

    In this workshop I’ll introduce some open source technologies for building VR experiences that run in the browser on a smartphone or any of the VR platforms available today. Then you’ll get started on hacking your own reality! Along the way you’ll learn some fundamental principles that apply to developing VR experiences on any platform.

    All you need to bring is a laptop and a smartphone. If you already have a viewer or headset then you can bring it along, but don’t worry if you don’t as we will provide some viewers for you to use. Yo...

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • Hi Folks,

    We're looking to experiment with an additional meet up this month. This time we're planning on running it in the morning (7:45 till 8:45) using our favourite facilitation technique Lean Coffee... this time with actual coffee and not beer as is often the case. This will hopefully give those of us who find the evening meetup tricky to attend the opportunity to get together with others and discuss our issues and ideas.

    As it's an awkward time, some will have morning schedules that mean they'll arrive later or have to leave earlier for meetings we'd like to adopt the "come when you can, leave when you must, ethos.

    Many thanks to Caroline McDowall for suggesting and for organising.

    Hope to see you there
    Chris

  • Prewired is a programming club for young people under the age of 19 and is based in Codebase. Participants attend weekly evening sessions where they improve their skills in digital technologies and making within a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment. They pursue a wide variety of projects, including web development, mobile applications, games and constructing robots and other hardware devices.

    Prewired sets no lower bound on age or experience of participants, as these do not help us to understand an individual's abilities or potential. The only requirement for attendance is enthusiasm about programming and a desire to learn.

  • Please ensure you arrive before 6:30pm, entry afterwards is extremely unlikely.

    Agenda:

    18:00 - Networking / Pizza / Beer
    18:30 - TBD
    19:15 - Super SaltStack by Glynn Forrest
    20:15 - Networking

    Super SaltStack-Event Driven Orchestration & Configuration Management

    Salt, Puppet, Chef, Ansible - which one to choose?

    Learn what makes SaltStack stand out from other configuration management solutions, and how you can use the built-in orchestration engine, event bus, reactor, cloud, beacons, and much more, to take your operations to the next level.

    We'll see how to get started in less than 5 minutes, and look at some good practices to follow as your infrastructure grows. We'll go beyond configuration management and look into reacting to incidents, self healing-infrastructure, auto-scaling, and other use cases.

    We'll also examine some of Salt's weaknesses, and where other tools can be used as inspiration for improvement.

    About the Speaker:

    When not thinking about Salt, Glynn Forre...

  • Thanks to our sponsors Cultivate, SkyScanner and Glasgow University for making the event possible.

    Send any questions to either @KevinBrolly, @aaronbassett or @wattid
    The event starts at 6:30pm on the 5th Floor, 18 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow University, G12 8QQ

  • For our first talk of 2017 we’re very lucky to have Ed Austin talk on Android security.

    Based on his upcoming book Ed will provide a tour of the Android security model, starting from the moment the power is turned on through to how the model is enforced.

    No prior knowledge is assumed, but Ed will cover a lot of details that are not easy to find out about elsewhere.

  • Tech for Integrity is an initiative to crowdsource technology solutions from around the world to help the private and public sector to promote integrity.

    The event will include discussions on the evolving FinTech landscape in Scotland and how these new technologies can be utilised to tackle integrity-compromising issues in the financial ecosystem, with participants including Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Scottish Government, David Ferguson, Nucleus Financial CEO & FinTech Envoy for Scotland, Stephen Bird, Citi’s Global CEO of Consumer Banking, Graeme Jones, CEO of Scottish Financial Enterprise, and David Horne, Partner at HBJ Gateley.

  • 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 Valentin Radu (University of Edinburgh)

    The mobile devices we carry in our pockets hold the power to track our every move. By taking advantage of their multitude of sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer, etc.) smartphones can perform diverse user context detections (e.g., indoor localization, activity recognition) reliably. This talk will focus on the positive aspects of having access to these inferences for home/building automation.

    18:50 - 19:10 Sérgio Sena (SMRU Instrumentation)

    Sérgio will talk about his work in the area of low-power hardware, Biologing, and marine animal borne telemetry. His work focuses on hardware and making sure data collected from remote sensors...

  • With fake news and emissions tests in the headlines the ethics of software development are being called into question. Software is increasingly affecting people's lives and, with the internet of things and driverless cars, it's no longer confined to the virtual world. Our industry is on the brink of challenges which will be very disruptive and very unpleasant and which will test us as we’ve never been challenged.

    Doctors, lawyers, architects and engineers all face a similar challenge regarding the consequences of their actions and have professional certifications and codes of conduct.

    In this session we will be discussing what it means to be a recognised professional and what steps, as industry, we can take to move in this direction. Join us at 6pm in FanDuel's offices in Glasgow to take part in the discussion.

  • Thursday 23rd Feb in Codebase.

    Confirmed Speakers:

    Greig Paul, Research Engineer , University Of Strathclyde
    Blockchain 101

    Greig is a mobile/cyber security and blockchain specialist. He is a regular speaker at Blockchain events and international conferences. His experience covers a broad range from building early secure smart contracts around blockchain, to security issues of fingerprint authentication, to finding security problems in software used by hundreds of millions of people.

    He's also promised there's no hard maths or code in his talks!

    Peter Ferry, Stuart Fraser & Alan Keir from Wallet Services

    The guys are fresh from the London BlockChain Expo and CoinDesk Construct 2017 in San Francisco and are keen to share their experience, talk about the latest thinking and what the interesting startups are doing in the industry.

    Event schedule:

    6:30pm : Arrive, Networking, Beer & Pizza
    7.00pm: Presentations
    8.00pm: Discussion / Q&A
    8.30pm: Networking and Drinks

  • TBA

  • Code the City #8, which will take place in on 26 & 27 February 2017, will be an exploration of the world of chatbots and AI (or Artificial Intelligence), identifying problems to tackle and quickly prototyping solutions.

    We'll form teams of academics, students, service provider and industry leaders to identify opportunities to build chatbots to tackle real-world issues, through a process of ideation, and rapid prototyping.

  • Free Code Camp is a fantastic resource for learning to code. If you are just beginning to get to grips with programming, this study group is a great place to start.

    The emphasis this Saturday will be on making our first steps with Free Code Camp. Before you come, we recommend that you get started on some of their exercises and make as much progress as you can before the meetup.

    This is a peer-led session. Come prepared to ask questions and to help others. A laptop, Chromebook or tablet (with keybaord) will be required to work through the free code camp curriculum.

  • GameDevSoc are hosting a two-day gamejam this semester!

    Gamejams are about making something interactive in a short span of time. It's a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills.
    The event will run from 10am-6pm on both days (NOT overnight), and there will be keynote speakers, workshops, food and prizes.

    There is no entry/membership fee, and do not feel shy about your skills-- we're all here to learn from each other and make things together. Everyone is welcome! Pop along if you're curious :)

  • This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, sit down and start talking UX! If you haven't been before you'll find us on the right as you come in, opposite the bar.

    Check out our new discussions board! Feel free to post anything here that you think will be of interest to the group e.g. thoughts/questions related to UX, details of relevant events, local job postings etc.

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

  • **********
    This event has been organised in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University Career Service.

    We would like to very much thank GCU Career Service for allowing us the use of such fantastic venue and for the internal promotion of the event.
    **********

    This month we are focusing on blogging and issues around content.

    *** 6:00 pm - Doors open, food and meet other WordPressers

    *** 6:30 pm - ‘Fake News’, WordPress, and Freedom of Speech Online

    A look at freedom of speech online in the age of ‘fake news’, from WordPress.com Community Guardian and Internet law specialist ‘Clicky Steve’.

    About the speaker: Stephen McLeod Blythe (aka ‘Clicky Steve’) is a tech law geek from Glasgow. He is a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU, and the Open Rights Group Supporters’ Council. Stephen writes passionately about digital rights and constitutional law, as a fierce advocate of freedom of expression and currently spends most of his time defending WordPress...

  • Hi Gophers,

    Join us for our first set of lightning talks! We'll have talks on different topics around the Go programming language from our members lasting around 5-10 minutes each.

    Here's the line up so far:

    - Quinlan Morake on the Go debugger

    - Raphael Pierzina on Go version 1.8 release

    - Peter Trotman on using Context in Go web services

    - Douglas McCallum on project layout and structuring packages in Go

    If you have a topic you would like to speak about then let me know and we can either fit you in this week or get you on the line up for next time - the more speakers the better!

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

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

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with me through meetup.com, @edinburghgo on twitter or by email at [mas...

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • Prewired is a programming club for young people under the age of 19 and is based in Codebase. Participants attend weekly evening sessions where they improve their skills in digital technologies and making within a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment. They pursue a wide variety of projects, including web development, mobile applications, games and constructing robots and other hardware devices.

    Prewired sets no lower bound on age or experience of participants, as these do not help us to understand an individual's abilities or potential. The only requirement for attendance is enthusiasm about programming and a desire to learn.

  • Thinking about re-training with CodeClan?

    Fancy joining Scotland's exciting and rapidly growing tech industry? Come and hear about our 16 week coding course at CodeClan. You'll get to meet our instructors and find out more about what it's like to work in the Scottish tech industry.

    You'll find out:

    - About us and the perks of being a student at CodeClan.
    - Who are we looking for and what will you will learn.
    - What our students think of the course.
    - Job opportunities in the Scottish tech industry.
    - Informal Q&A with the CodeClan team.

  • David McKay (@rawkode) will be joining us to talk about developer productivity!

    "Being a developer, programmer, analyst, tester, designer, etc … is hard. We work in an industry that champions the 12+ hour work day; continued learning and open source contributions, but not on the company’s dollar. We’re continually berated with the idea of the 10x developer and so we must work harder, read more blogs, write more code and buy more books … but when will it ever end? Will technology ever stand still long enough to let us all catch up? No. You’ll always be busy, busy playing catch up in a race you didn’t sign up for.

    Fortunately, there’s another way. Instead of being busy, I can help you be more productive. I will walk you through some of the tools and techniques that I use on a daily basis to maintain and upgrade my skills in a world of ever changing technology, and, more importantly; to protect my sanity, be more present and remove stress and fear from my life."

    As usual this wil...

  • We will provide drinks and snacks in our lovely townhouse boardroom on the last Thursday of every month.

    Everyone is welcome to come and meet peers from different companies to have a moan and celebrate ideas.

    Come and pitch your new big idea or even ask around about new jobs coming up on the scene.

    Our current mix includes developers, support, sales and even an accountant or two, the link is we all work in tech companies!

    We usually break out to the pub afterwords for some more in depth conversations (nonsense!)

  • Free Code Camp is a fantastic resource for learning to code. If you are just beginning to get to grips with programming, this study group is a great place to start.

    The emphasis this Saturday will be on making our first steps with Free Code Camp. Before you come, we recommend that you get started on some of their exercises and make as much progress as you can before the meetup.

    This is a peer-led session. Come prepared to ask questions and to help others. A laptop, Chromebook or tablet (with keybaord) will be required to work through the free code camp curriculum.

  • Agenda

    • 18:00: Networking, Pizza, Beer

    • 18:30: Test-Driven Development with JavaScript with Adrian Mowat and Christopher Lunt

    • 20:00: One for the Road at the Slug & Lettuce

    Reminder

    JavaScript is our featured language, but it's not mandatory. Please feel free to come and perform the code kata's in the language of your choice. We'll do our best to pair everybody together on the night.

    Thanks to our amazing sponsors, Altia Solutions and SkyScanner; without their support, this event wouldn't be possible

    About Adrian

    I am a Software developer and language polyglot with experience ranging from data warehouses through to retail websites.

    About Christopher

    Christopher Lunt is a software developer currently working for Arnold Clark who primarily works in JavaScript/Node.js, Ruby and C#. His main interests include eventing, microservices and containerisation.

  • 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.

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

    We will have 2-3 talks this month

    Title to be confirmed - Rab Ray & Sean Kornish

    Hacking Stuff for Fun and Profit - Andy Gill

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

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

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

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • In january we have our annual pub chat together. We will be discussing all sorts of things, what sort of talks we would like, what technologies are cool, etc. We meet in Sportsters Bar, 8 - 12 Princes Street Falkirk FK1 1LU from 6:30 pm and the evening is about chatting. All are welcome, it doesn't matter if it is your first time there, and it doesn't matter if you turn up with a notepad full of questions, there should be someone who can answer them.

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

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

    TechMeetup is a monthly excuse for developers and the tech community around Scotland to meet up and learn new stuff from each other. No name badges, no sales pitches, just informative presentations from your peers and a chance to meet some of the tech community around you.

    We're not centred around specific languages, technologies or disciplines; we believe there's stuff to learn from mixing everyone together. There's no cost to attend, and food and drink are provided.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • March means that spring has arrived. The days are no longer interrupted by incredible stretches of darkness; there’s more light in the world. Wee white and yellow buds start to poke their heads above the ground, marking the return of brighter colours to the natural world. Renewal, and new beginnings.

    Heather Burns (webdevlaw.uk) is a digital law specialist. She spends her work time trying to bridge the gap between digital policy makers and those who are are designing and developing web things that are impacted by such policies. The things you do online, from sending messages to friends on WhatsApp to starting a new business, are impacted by the decisions of people at local, regional and global levels. Understanding current law and pending law can help inform the choices you need to make as to where you store your data, and what you need to say to your local representatives.

    Heather has kindly agreed to come and speak to us and share some thoughts on the current state of...

  • Hey there,

    We're having a meet just to work on our own projects. We'll sit together with our laptops around a big table and make the magic happen!

    It'll give us the opportunity to bounce questions and answers, get the group to check things out there and then. If one of us is wondering how to do something or which is the best plugin for a particular functionality, perhaps somebody else has done it already and they can share their experience.

    Come join us, let's make something great !!!

  • Free Code Camp is a fantastic resource for learning to code. If you are just beginning to get to grips with programming, this study group is a great place to start.

    The emphasis this Saturday will be on making our first steps with Free Code Camp. Before you come, we recommend that you get started on some of their exercises and make as much progress as you can before the meetup.

    This is a peer-led session. Come prepared to ask questions and to help others. A laptop, Chromebook or tablet (with keybaord) will be required to work through the free code camp curriculum.

  • Speaker Prof. Vassilis Charissis

  • Our second meet!

    We've decided to go for a bi-monthly meetup schedule to hopefully allow us to find good quality speakers / workshops to bring to the group for us all to enjoy.

    This time round we are joined by Matt Wynne, Author of The Cucumber Book.



    Come along, join us and hopefully learn something new :)

  • Monthly meetup on the second tuesday of each month. This is a chance to meet and chat with like-minded women interested in coding in an informal environment.

    Bring your laptop to work on your own projects, get help, or collaborate with others, or just bring yourself if you just fancy a chat :)

    All levels are welcome, from total beginners to experienced professionals.

    We welcome all women. Men are welcome with a PyLady chaperone!

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • Hi All,

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

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

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

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

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • Our regular Mobile Dev Meetup event!

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

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

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

    The event should be over by around 9.

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

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

  • We meet for a talk of 20-30 minutes followed by discussion. Sometimes we also have a round of lightning talks. If you'd like to talk at our event, then please get in touch.

  • Skyscanner are developing internal lean/agile training courses; Laz and Suzzane would like to share the latest with the Lean Agile Edinburgh community.

    In this course you'll learn some techniques from Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) that you can use to resolve problems. Find out how to use current reality trees (CRTs) to decide what to change and future reality trees (FRTs) to decide what to change to. We'll use real life Skyscanner examples and you'll get some hands on practise.

    As usual beer and pizza will be provided.

  • 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!

  • Free Code Camp is a fantastic resource for learning to code. If you are just beginning to get to grips with programming, this study group is a great place to start.

    The emphasis this Saturday will be on making our first steps with Free Code Camp. Before you come, we recommend that you get started on some of their exercises and make as much progress as you can before the meetup.

    This is a peer-led session. Come prepared to ask questions and to help others. A laptop, Chromebook or tablet (with keybaord) will be required to work through the free code camp curriculum.

  • DataFest17 will be the UK's first week long festival of data, organised by The Data Lab innovation centre. Key events include: Data Summit (23/24 March Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), Data Talent Scotland (22 March Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh), training and a showcase hackathon. An open call for self organising events across Scotland has also been launched (closing date for applications 23 Dec).

  • 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 format.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

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

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

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

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • 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.

  • We are the capital of Scotland’s premier meetup for all things PHP and more. We love talking about all web technologies, including, but not limited to: PHP & JavaScript frameworks / DHTML & AJAX / programming methodologies and design patterns / CMS’s / e-commerce / hosting / scalability / deployment / Relational & Document databases and any other cool web technologies.

    edPUG takes place on the third Tuesday of every month. It is free to come along, but we issue electronic tickets via Eventbrite to control the capacity of the venue. Get your ticket early to avoid disappointment! We’ll also email those with a free ticket with a reminder a few days before the event.

  • Data Talent Scotland 17 brings together 250+ data and tech postgraduates, 16 Scottish universities and 50+ organisations looking to hire data talent. Following the success of the inaugural event in 2016 with over 500 attendees, DTS17 will be held at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburghand include keynotes, workshops and plenty on networking opportunities.

  • Thanks to our sponsors Cultivate, SkyScanner and Glasgow University for making the event possible.

    Send any questions to either @KevinBrolly, @aaronbassett or @wattid
    The event starts at 6:30pm on the 5th Floor, 18 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow University, G12 8QQ

  • Data Summit is a two day international conference presenting compelling stories of how 'Data Changes Everything' with keynotes, debates and lots of inspiration from a world class lineup of speakers.

  • This timely forum is set to take place just over a year on from The Scottish Affairs Committee reported on its Creative Industries in Scotland inquiry identifying key issues and making recommendations for bespoke policy to encourage the Creative Industry in Scotland. The morning will focus on the way forward for creating a unified creative industry definition, fostering greater collaboration between Scottish and English administrations as well as debate Scotland’s access to the Digital Single Market.

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

  • This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, sit down and start talking UX! If you haven't been before you'll find us on the right as you come in, opposite the bar.

    Check out our new discussions board! Feel free to post anything here that you think will be of interest to the group e.g. thoughts/questions related to UX, details of relevant events, local job postings etc.

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

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • Design It; Build It is an international conference for those shaping the future of the web.

    Design It; Build It delivers inspiring talks from industry thought leaders. For 2017, speakers join us from organisations including IBM, Airbnb, Brave, BBC, KPMG and Uber.

    Design It; Build It 2017 takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, allowing us to welcome more delegates than ever before after our sell out event in the city.

    The theme for Design It; Build It 2017 is Risk. s designers and developers we know that the best work often happens when we take creative risks.

    But whether in a start-up, a creative agency or tech giant it can be hard to overcome a fear of failure and find support to pursue bold ideas with energy and commitment.

    Our 2017 conference in Edinburgh will celebrate risk taking, encourage participants to step out of their comfort zones and ask what we can learn when things do go wrong.

  • Speaker 1 - Rob McLeod - Comet Global Consulting -

    Head of Digital and Customer Experience -www.linkedin.com

    “I have an opportunity for you…”

    That’s a phrase I’ve come to reflect on as a firm retort to fellow marketers who drear at the changes experienced in the consumer sphere in recent times. When you look at some of the headlines of data-driven perspectives on consumer finances today you really can’t help but be overcome by “doom and gloom”:

    aging population

    move from buying to renting

    “polarisation” of population

    generation gap

    tech changes and automation

    loss of confidence in financial suppliers

    But when you challenge what consumer data really tells us, I’m not hearing necessarily that the future will be worse – rather that it will most certainly be different.

    Rob will be here to discuss these points in details - See full blog - www.cometgc.com

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • In january we have our annual pub chat together. We will be discussing all sorts of things, what sort of talks we would like, what technologies are cool, etc. We meet in Sportsters Bar, 8 - 12 Princes Street Falkirk FK1 1LU from 6:30 pm and the evening is about chatting. All are welcome, it doesn't matter if it is your first time there, and it doesn't matter if you turn up with a notepad full of questions, there should be someone who can answer them.

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

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

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

  • We will provide drinks and snacks in our lovely townhouse boardroom on the last Thursday of every month.

    Everyone is welcome to come and meet peers from different companies to have a moan and celebrate ideas.

    Come and pitch your new big idea or even ask around about new jobs coming up on the scene.

    Our current mix includes developers, support, sales and even an accountant or two, the link is we all work in tech companies!

    We usually break out to the pub afterwords for some more in depth conversations (nonsense!)

  • Speaker Jason Fairley, Axis Animation

  • Monthly meetup on the second tuesday of each month. This is a chance to meet and chat with like-minded women interested in coding in an informal environment.

    Bring your laptop to work on your own projects, get help, or collaborate with others, or just bring yourself if you just fancy a chat :)

    All levels are welcome, from total beginners to experienced professionals.

    We welcome all women. Men are welcome with a PyLady chaperone!

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

    TechMeetup is a monthly excuse for developers and the tech community around Scotland to meet up and learn new stuff from each other. No name badges, no sales pitches, just informative presentations from your peers and a chance to meet some of the tech community around you.

    We're not centred around specific languages, technologies or disciplines; we believe there's stuff to learn from mixing everyone together. There's no cost to attend, and food and drink are provided.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

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

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

  • Hey there,

    We're having a meet just to work on our own projects. We'll sit together with our laptops around a big table and make the magic happen!

    It'll give us the opportunity to bounce questions and answers, get the group to check things out there and then. If one of us is wondering how to do something or which is the best plugin for a particular functionality, perhaps somebody else has done it already and they can share their experience.

    Come join us, let's make something great !!!

  • Schedule

    6.30pm Doors Open

    7.00pm First Talk starts

    TBC Second Talk starts

    We're having a Theory of Constraints themed night for our next meetup. We're still putting the details together. Check back soon!

  • 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 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.

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

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

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

  • We are the capital of Scotland’s premier meetup for all things PHP and more. We love talking about all web technologies, including, but not limited to: PHP & JavaScript frameworks / DHTML & AJAX / programming methodologies and design patterns / CMS’s / e-commerce / hosting / scalability / deployment / Relational & Document databases and any other cool web technologies.

    edPUG takes place on the third Tuesday of every month. It is free to come along, but we issue electronic tickets via Eventbrite to control the capacity of the venue. Get your ticket early to avoid disappointment! We’ll also email those with a free ticket with a reminder a few days before the event.

  • One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

  • 57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

    For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
    who wishes to come to 57North!
    We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
    social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

    We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

    If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
    want to work on.

    If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at lists.57north.co detailing more information also.

  • Hi All,

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

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

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

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

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • Our regular Mobile Dev Meetup event!

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

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

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

    The event should be over by around 9.

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

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

  • This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, sit down and start talking UX! If you haven't been before you'll find us on the right as you come in, opposite the bar.

    Check out our new discussions board! Feel free to post anything here that you think will be of interest to the group e.g. thoughts/questions related to UX, details of relevant events, local job postings etc.

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