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  • 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. We meet upstairs!

    This month will be facilitated by Adrian or Katie. Look forward to seeing you there.

    The Lean Agile Glasgow Team

  • What should I expect?
    Prewired provides an unstructured but supportive environment for under 19s to explore and learn about computer programming and related topics. It is a programming club for those under 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how to and want to go even further. It's every second Wednesday of the month.

    What will I learn?
    Computer 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! If you have never coded before, or have but don't know what to do, then introduce yourself to one our mentors when you arrive and they help you to get started.

    Who will be there?
    We have mentors from university and the industry with a wide variety of skills who volunteer their time because they love to teach young people about computing. Prewired is also a place for young people to meet peers with...

  • Agenda

    6:15pm – 6:30pm Registration

    6:30pm – 7:15pm - Speaker 1

    7:15pm – 7:45pm Break/Beers/Pizza

    7:45pm – 8:30pm - Speaker 2

    8:30pm - 8:45pm Quiz

    8:45pm – 9pm Finish

  • Collab and Create! Have an idea? Have some design or dev skills? Interested in AR or VR? Come and join us!

    Bring curiosity, ideas, creative skills, development skills, laptops, VR headsets, AR headsets, mobile phones, or other devices.

    Please be aware that photos may be taken at this event and posted on social media. Let us know if you don’t want your picture taken.

    Tickets are required for this event.

  • This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

    Course Outline - Day 1

    Module 1: Introduction to GIS and QGIS
    Fundamental GIS concepts
    Coordinate reference systems
    Open source QGIS software

    Module 2: Navigating QGIS
    Panels and toolbars
    Bookmarks
    Identifying features
    Measurements
    Plugins

    Module 3: Adding Data
    Data Source Manager
    Delimited text layers
    Web services
    Themes
    Multiple map views
    Converting data

    Module 4: Querying Data
    Attribute joins
    Select by expression
    Select by location

    Module 5: Styles and Symbology
    Styling vector layers
    Symbol creation
    Saving and sharing styles
    Labelling
    Course Outline - Day 2

    Module 6: Manipulating Data
    Digitising features
    Snapping
    Attribute edits and field calculation
    Advanced editing
    3D Visualisation

    Module 7: Georeferencing
    Adding raste...

  • What should I expect?
    A chance to relax and unwind at the end of the month in a friendly environment where you can chat tech business or maybe just find out more about the people who work in the building.

    What will I learn?
    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.

    Who will be there?
    Come for a wee tipple or two, mingle with CodeBase team, tenants and the wider techie and digital community.

  • Following on from the CodeBase’s win for Ecosystem Champion at the recent Startup Awards in November 2019, ONE CodeBase's first meetup of 2020 will be on Thursday 27th February on the topic Ecosystems and what makes them successful?

    We are delighted to announce that this year we finally see the inclusion of the Aberdeen in the Tech Nation Report and are delighted to be joined by Hazel Gibbons the Scotland Regional Entrepreneur Engagement Manager for Tech Nation.

    Hazel’s role is to plug Scotland into Tech Nation's national and international network of growing digital tech companies, support local founders on the ground. Hazel will give us an early viewing of the content of the report and share up-to-date insights about Aberdeen's place in the growth of digital tech in Scotland.

    Joining Hazel is Prof. Gordon McConnell, the Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Professor of Practice at Robert Gordon University.

    Gordon has significant global experience in developing i...

  • Welcome back! Are you enjoying 2020 so far? Let's get together, so we can all share what we have been up to recently. Oh, we might have two talks too :-)

    ► Agenda 📅

    🍕 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Pizza, beer/wine/water and networking

    🎤 7:00pm: Becoming an accessibility-focused developer by Suzanne Aitchison

    🎤 7:40pm: Building an SEO-savvy project with GatsbyJS by Marta Dabrowka

    🍻Drinks - Lebowskis Pub - www.lebowskis.co.uk

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    ► Venue security 👮
    All attendees need to provide their full names in advance. Also, you will need to bring some form of photo ID to show on the day - something like a passport, driving licence, or work ID would be grand.

    ► Recording 🎥
    The event will be recorded. Let the organisers know, if you don't want to be included in the pictures or videos. Some of them will be used on our social media channels.
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    ► Sponsors

    Lloyds Bank
    www.lloydsbankinggroup.com
    @LBGCareers

    biggles at large
    https:/...

  • Want to become an Angel Investor or meet like-minded Angel Investors, develop your investing knowledge and get opportunities to support exciting young companies?

    Then please come along to our Angel Investor Meetup with Jamie Andrew, Chair and CEO at TriCapital on Thursday 27th February at 6:00pm in the offices of Cazenove Capital in Edinburgh.

    Attendance is limited and tickets are required. Please get a ticket at least 24 hours in advance.

    NOTE: Get your ticket here thestartuprace.com

    See our Teaser Interview here youtu.be

    POSSIBLE BENEFITS TO BECOMING AN ANGEL INVESTOR:
    - Do something more exciting with your money
    - Partner with Entrepreneurs who can change the world
    - Benefit from Income Tax Relief and CGT Exemption
    - Possibly, maybe get a better return from your assets

    AGENDA
    6:00pm - Arrivals with food and drink
    6:30pm - Fireside chat and Q&A with Jamie An...

  • At the November meetup we mentioned we would be moving the meetups to every second month but would keep placeholders for informal catch-ups at pubs in the other months.

    Join us for chat, laughs and, maybe a wee beer.

    No agenda, no speakers, no pizzas this time: just an opportunity to meet with other members of the community!

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    Digital for Good meet-ups exist to bring digital professionals and non-profits into a space to discuss the challenges and opportunities together and make magic happen.

    We run meetups every second month across Edinburgh: March, May, July, September with the following agenda:
    6pm – Doors open, refreshments & pizza!
    6.20pm – Speakers
    6.50pm - Time for Q&A
    7.15pm – Open discussions
    7.30pm – Networking

  • DLT-EDI#12 (Distributed Ledger Tech Scotland Meetup, Edinburgh) 28th March, 6-9PM RSVP: bit.ly Speakers: Laurence Kirk (Extropy.IO) Proof of Kernel Work, a low energy consensus mechanism that borrows ideas from Algorand. Paul Duddy (Hypervine) blockchain for the construction industry. #meetup #blockchain #dlt

  • Feeling the strain in attracting and retaining software engineers? Tap into a new pool of talent via Graduate Apprenticeships at the University of Glasgow. Hear from small startups to large multinationals about the value they've found in this new workforce. Meet apprentices and hear from the academic team who have developed this new degree programme in partnership with industry.

  • For this month's meetup we've teamed up with ProductTank Edinburgh (www.meetup.com) to bring you an exciting and insightful evening centred around the role of user research and testing in product development. We’ll hear from speakers including The Scottish National Investment Bank, Education Scotland, xDesign, The Heineken Company & Sustainably.

    This event will feature 3 talks from 5 fantastic speakers:

    Bobby King & Mike Jefferson: Bobby is Senior User Researcher at Scottish National Investment Bank, where he is planning a User Research programme for this new public-sector investment bank. Mike is a Freelance User Researcher, currently working with Education Scotland. They will talk about how they transitioned from being generalist UX Designers to specialist User Researchers, taking a look at some of the mistakes they have made along the way.

    Alanna Innes & Duncan Forbes. Alanna is a Product Owner with xDesign, one of Scotland’s leading digital product develop...

  • Monthly talks by local hackers.

    1800 Meet by the bar
    1900 Presentation upstairs
    2000 Drinks next door at the Black Bull

    dc44131.org

  • The RookieOven Meetup is an informal gathering of startup founders and enthusiasts. Meet like-minded people building tech products and catch up with what's going on in the Glasgow startup scene. Free to attend and open to all.

    Come along and grab a beer 🍻

  • Join us for Dynamics Forum Aberdeen, where the theme of the event is ‘Embracing the future: empowering your organisation with technology’.


    Join Dynamics Forum Aberdeen to benefit from:

    Deep learning about the Microsoft stack of applications
    Interactive sessions on upgrading legacy applications, powering your customer marketing and modernising your finance capabilities
    Networking with likeminded professionals

  • A monthly meet up for folk working in digital technologies in the North Uist area. Come along if you're doing that, or are interested in getting into doing that sort of thing. We'll chat about what we've been working on lately, learn new things and work on little projects. So far we're front end web developers, computational biologists, software developers and teachers. Everyone welcome!
    Meets first Tuesday in each month.

  • In today’s lightning-paced business world, software sits at the heart of everything. To a lesser or greater extent, all businesses rely on software to manage critical business operations, design engaging new products and services and to interact with customers. Whether it’s a mobile app, or SaaS (software as a service) platform, understanding your customers and creating a delightful user experience is now crucial to long-term success.

    The key question is – how can your business design software apps that delight customers? In the past several decades, there has been a plethora of new tools, techniques and approaches dedicated to answering this pivotal question. From “Agile” and “Lean” to “Design Thinking” and beyond, this meetup is a must-have if your business is truly focused on delighting customers and elevating software delivery to new heights.

  • Free software developers, network engineers and privacy advocates have been given a gift by the EU, in the form of six strongly-enforced laws based on human rights that have computer science embedded in them. This talk covers:

    • How human rights is directly linked to computer science via the legal text of these EU laws
    • What new software solutions are required by these laws
    • What long-standing bad internet security practices are banned according to the text of the law
    • Examples of code based on long-standing open source libraries that meet the requirements of the new EU laws

    There is no minimum tech knowledge needed to attend, just an interest in learning things.

  • In March, Paul Ritchie of Pentest Ltd will be the speaker. The topic is “Intro(ish) to SQL Injection” following on from the “Intro to SQL Injection”. The material from February is available here if you want to review it:

    github.com
    www.youtube.com

    DC44141 is a free and welcoming meetup where those curious about cyber security or hacking come to share knowledge. This occurs regularly on the first Tuesday of every month at the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Student’s Association building. The doors open at 6:30pm and the speaker starts 7pm.
    Typically folks stay into the wee hours discussing the state of reality.

  • Laurie Ibbs will be talking to us about the Berkley Software Distribution, a direct descendent of the Bell Labs UNIX system and now most popularly known through the FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD projects. It is an Open Source, permissively-licensed operating system which often both competes with and complements Linux, primarily in the server space.

    Laurie will be giving us an introduction to the system, along with highlighting the main differences that exist when comparing it to Linux.

    19:00 - meet, upstairs section of Akva
    19:15 - start talk
    20:00 - closing notes, socialise, play ping pong

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    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own lapto...

  • 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.

  • Join us for Dynamics Forum Glasgow, where the theme of the event is ‘Embracing the future: empowering your organisation with technology’.

    Join Dynamics Forum Glasgow to benefit from:

    Deep learning about the Microsoft stack of applications
    Interactive sessions on upgrading legacy applications, powering your customer marketing and modernising your finance capabilities
    Networking with likeminded professionals

  • Synopsis
    "I don't do as much Test-Driven Development as I should; it's my shame."

    The more time I spend at recent development conferences, the more I see this sentiment echoed. Developers get the impression that they should do TDD, but they don't.

    Sometimes they don't know how to do it effectively, so it ends up a mess. Sometimes they don't know when they should do it, so it ends up being overapplied. Sometimes they don't really know what it is, so they end up treating it in odd ways.

    In this talk, you'll get answers for all of the above and more. You'll understand TDD better, you'll understand how to be more effective, and you'll learn to let go of that little voice that says you should do more.

    About the speaker

    As an agile coach focussing on technical practices and software crafting, Gary Fleming tries to help teams fill the gaps they have when it comes time to do the work. Sometimes that means helping development teams better their testing practices, increasing t...

  • UX Glasgow is an informal, co-operative monthly meetup. We welcome everyone who cares about UX — no matter whether you're a client, a visual designer, an information architect, a copywriter, a developer or a usability specialist. Discuss, debate, share info and learnings, or ask a question.

    Check uxglasgow.co.uk for the latest event info

  • This one day course explores advanced techniques and processes for analysing and interpreting spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who already have a good working understanding of QGIS, or have attended our QGIS Beginner course.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: Visualising Spatial Data

    Terrain styling
    Blending modes
    Advanced draw effects
    Labelling expressions
    Point clusters
    Geometry generators
    Module 2: Raster Analysis

    Interpolation
    Terrain analysis
    Reclassification
    Raster calculator
    Module 3: 3D Visualisation

    Height extraction
    3D views and settings
    Importing 3D models
    Module 4: Processing and Automation

    Processing toolbox
    Graphical processing modeller
    Introduction to Python Console
    Module 5: Reporting

    Hierarchal map reports
    Report components
    Rule-based styling
    Data-driven analysis
    Module 6: Plugins

    TimeManager
    Data Plotly
    Qgis2Web
    CPD Points: 4

  • www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • This session is about non-standard displays, immersive environments, multimodality, and experiences. We have two speakers that night: Professor Aaron Quigly on "Our Conversion to Immersion---The Seven Stages of Immersive Analytics" and a presentation by Pufferfish and visualizing geographic and climate change data on spherical displays: pufferfishdisplays.com.

    > Note that the meeting had to be moved to March 5 due to sudden restoration works in our usual room.

    Professor Aaron Quigley: Our Conversion to Immersion---The Seven Stages of Immersive Analytics

    Immersive Analytics is an emerging field of research and development that seeks a deeper engagement with the analysis and data and can involve technologies such as Augmented and Virtual reality, large display spaces or more direct interaction. However, the field heavily draws on the various meanings of the term "immersive" coupled with the different approaches to analytics, giving rise to slightly different interpretations. T...

  • Welcome to the March PyData Edinburgh!

    We're really looking forward to welcoming Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel from the University of Edinburgh to speak about workflows for reproducibility that touch on everything from data storage, cleaning, analysis, to communication of final results.

    As always, we'll have a few lightning talks - though this month we have something a little different (you'll have to come along to find out what!) - plus pizza and refreshments and plenty of chat!

    MAIN TALK:
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    Bio: Mine is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh and Data Scientist and Professional Educator at RStudio. Mine’s work focuses on innovation in statistics and data science pedagogy, with an emphasis on computing, reproducible research, student-centered learning, and open-source education as well as pedagogical approaches for enhancing retention of women and under-represented minorities in STEM. Mine works on integrating computation into the under...

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

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

  • New Verve presents Atlassian in Scotland is back and it promises to be bigger and better than our previous event!

    Now in its second year, Atlassian in Scotland 2020 is the only full-day event in Scotland that brings together fellow Alassians to collaborate, discover and have fun! The conference will once again celebrate effective teamworking by showcasing Atlassian products and partner tools, sharing customer success stories and providing plenty of opportunities to network and knowledge share. Gain new insights directly from Atlassian experts, partners, sponsors and like-minded peers.

    Next year's focus will be on IT Service Management (ITSM). Hosted by New Verve Consulting, Scotland's only Atlassian Gold Solution Partner, this event is for anyone who is interested in Atlassian products and tools, and how they can help transform your IT and business teams.

  • Effini would like to invite you to join us on the 10 March 2020 for an afternoon of discussion around the best use of data and digital technologies

    Would you like to hear about how other business are making the most of the opportunity that data can bring? Do you want to understand how to access expertise and develop data skills? And have the opportunity to share ideas and ask questions in a round table discussion? Would you like to meet with others from your business community to share challenges?

    Suitable for anyone – whether you’re just starting to think about what data can mean for you, or you’ve already got a strategy you are working on. Come along, share your views, and make some new friends over tea and cake.

    We'd like to thank Scottish Enterprise for all the support they've given to make this event happen - and we hope it's the start of many such events in the area!

  • This is a very casual and welcoming meetup - come along to code in company, chat about learning to code or coding in general and learn from other people over a beverage of your choice.

    All languages and levels of experience welcome, you don't have to be a beginner and you also don't have to know anything yet to come along!

    There's no structure for this event, it's just for socialising and learning - drop in for however long you like.

    We will have a table reserved at the back of Akva so just ask for the coding meetup when you arrive.

    Thanks,

    Josh

  • 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 event is presented as part of the Data Fest Fringe programme, and has been moved to the SECOND Tuesday of March to align it with the festival.

    Tonight it's all about community data. That's data generated or created by people in the community, or data published openly and tools that you can use to make sense of your local area.

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Talk 1 - An overview of Scotland's Open Data provision: what's happening with the Open Government Partnership Scotland Plans; an update from Aberdeen City Council on local open data and more. You'll find out how these lead into the Scottish Open Data Unconference in Aberdeen on 14 - 15 March.

    Talk 2 - Kevin Mulhern of 57 North Data Lab on the Air Aberdeen Project. Started in 2019, the project is to launch a high number of community-built and hosted sensors across the city which generate open data on pollutants, humidity, temperature and air pressure. We expect to announce a major investment in the network at the Data Me...

  • Informal and relaxed meeting in the quiet lounge of Avalon bar on Kent Road. You'll need a laptop to take part (but feel free to just observe if you'd prefer).

    We'll show you how to get up and running with a basic web server (Amazon EC2, Ubuntu Linux, Apache, MySQL) and how to securely connect to it.

    The plan is to run something like this every month to get people up and running with basic web development and system admin.

    Whatever your level - you are very welcome to come along. We'll find some time to answer questions and if you are able to help newcomers with any issues they might have, all the better!

  • 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.

  • What should I expect?
    Join us for CodeBase Unfiltered - coffee and croissants! Our caffeine (or decaf) fuelled regular meeting of the minds, for techies & non-techies alike. Pop along anytime from 8:30-10:30am.

    What will I learn?
    It's a great way to stay up-to-date about your local startup scene, bounce ideas with your peers while also taking advantage of our FREE hotdesking on offer for attendees only.

    Who will be there?
    Members of CodeBase Stirling will be enjoying the breakfast as will the tenants of the building. We've also had visitors from local businesses and the university looking to discuss things, both business and non-business related.

  • What should I expect?
    Prewired provides an unstructured but supportive environment for under 19s to explore and learn about computer programming and related topics. It is a programming club for those under 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how to and want to go even further. It's every second Wednesday of the month.

    What will I learn?
    Computer 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! If you have never coded before, or have but don't know what to do, then introduce yourself to one our mentors when you arrive and they help you to get started.

    Who will be there?
    We have mentors from university and the industry with a wide variety of skills who volunteer their time because they love to teach young people about computing. Prewired is also a place for young people to meet peers with...

  • This month we host Valerie and Martin who will be running a brand new workshop ahead of an upcoming conference.

    Is your team clicking? Or cliquey?
    Valerie McLean and Martin Bate
    Ever brought people together who don’t quite click? Been working in a happy team when divides begin to form? Everyone has deeply ingrained habits, skills and feelings as a result of past experience. Put us all together and we’ll attract (and repel) in different ways. Let’s explore why cliques and subgroups form, with some help from Bourdieu’s ‘Forms of Capital’. We’ll look at ways we can neutralise the negatives, bridge the gaps and pull people back together again.

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

  • Monthly python meetup.

    18:00 Pizza and Beer
    18:30 Speaker(s)
    19:00 Practical projects in small teams

    All welcome!

  • Data science company Effini, and INGAME, the creative research and development centre in Dundee, present Designing With Data - an exploration of the use of data in the rapidly evolving global videogames market.

    With the war for attention becoming ever fiercer, how can game developers ensure their games compete? Does designing with data mean creativity is dead? Do programmers, artists and producers now have to become data scientists?

    In a world driven by data, where does fun fit in?

    If you are involved in designing, developing, deploying, studying, teaching or writing about games (or data), this event is for you.

    Our keynote speaker, Luke Dicken, the Director of Applied AI for Zynga will explore how game developers use data in the age of Artificial Intelligence.

    We then welcome an expert panel from Scotland’s games industry for a lively debate on how data is being used within the local sector.

    Keynote
    Beyond "Data-Driven" - Reimagining Game Development for the AI Age...

  • TBA - watch this Space!

  • 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.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: PostGIS Introduction
    Module 2: Overview of SQL
    Module 3: Introduction to Spatial Databases
    Module 4: Spatial Data Loading Tools
    Module 5: Spatial Data in PostGIS
    Module 6: Spatial Querying
    Module 7: Visualising PostGIS Data

    CPD Points: 4

  • Come along and join our new vibrant and growing community of data enthusiasts in the Highlands!

    We meet quarterly in An Lochran and are for anyone interested in data, data science, AI, technical developments or organisational implications of taking a data driven approach. Come along, find out more and join our community.

    We will kick off at 5pm for food and drinks.

    The Data Lab is delighted to welcome a trio of speakers from LifeScan Scotland on the Data Lifecycle in the Medical Device Industry, and John Straw, who will talk about how automation powered by AI will drastically change business structure and business processes.

    Outline:
    5.00pm: buffet and drinks
    5.30 to 6.15pm:
    The Lifecycle of SMBG Customer Data – David Mccoll, Staff Scientist & Andrew Finlayson, Principal Engineer
    Predicting Product Performance in the hands of the customer – Jeffrey Rodger, Staff Statistician
    The Manufacturing Data Map - David Morris, Staff Scientist Manufacturing Engineering
    6.15 to 7.00pm:
    How aut...

  • Waracle in conjunction with the Data Lab and Brightsolid are delighted to host an evening with Chris Neumann, CEO and Founder at Commonwealth Ventures, to discuss how to raise money and connect with US and Silicon Valley expertise, without having to open an office there! Hear from Chris how the Valley and US VC’s think and key tips for pitching. This event will cover everything you need to know about how to raise Silicon Valley VC money.

    As with all our events the evening will be very informal encouraging everyone to get what they need out of the discussion – a really key opportunity to hear how non-capital cities, such as Dundee, can build a thriving start/up and scale-up tech scene.

  • 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.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: PostGIS Introduction
    Module 2: Getting Started with PostgreSQL and PostGIS
    Module 3: PostgreSQL and PostGIS Installation
    Module 4: Spatial Database Design
    Module 5: Database Administration
    Module 6: Data Management
    Module 7: PostgreSQL Scalability

    CPD Points: 4

  • Effini would like to invite you to join us on the 13 March 2020 for an afternoon of discussion around the best use of data and digital technologies
    Would you like to hear about how other business are making the most of the opportunity that data can bring? And be able to share ideas and ask questions in a round table discussion? And meet with others from your business community to share challenges?

    Suitable for anyone – whether you’re just starting to think about what data can mean for you, or you’ve already got a strategy you are working on. Come along, share your views, and make some new friends over tea and cake.

  • Effini would like to invite you to join us on the 13 March 2020 for an afternoon of discussion around the best use of data and digital technologies
    Would you like to hear about how other business are making the most of the opportunity that data can bring? And be able to share ideas and ask questions in a round table discussion? And meet with others from your business community to share challenges?

    Suitable for anyone – whether you’re just starting to think about what data can mean for you, or you’ve already got a strategy you are working on. Come along, share your views, and make some new friends over tea and cake.

  • The first Scottish Open Data Unconference.

    Being an unconference you set the agenda. Whether you are a publisher of open data, a developer, a data scientist, an artist, an academic or a member of the public who wants to know more about open data you will be very welcome.

    Come share your work, engage with audiences, build the community, test ideas, show work in progress, form alliances - it is up to you!

  • Join other data scientists, data engineers and analysts at DataTech: a one-day conference for sharing emerging research in data science and networking with the wider data community.

    We are welcoming members of industry, the public sector, and academia for technical presentations and workshops on machine learning, conversational AI, anomaly detection, complex modelling, data workflows and more!

    Register to meet our keynotes: ML and AI experts **Erin LeDell** (Chief Machine Learning Scientist, H2O.ai) and **Janelle Shane** (Scientist and writer, aiweirdness.com), alongside a range of talks, lightning talks and workshops.

    [Ticket prices will be increasing on the 28th of February. Remember to download the conference app by searching the app store for 'DataFest', and be the first to receive the conference program when it launches!]


    Contact: datatech@thedatalab.com

  • Join us for an excellent Fringe Event - There are a number of events across Scotland, run by external partners during DataFest.

    Event Organiser : The Data Lab & MBN Solutions

    More Details & Registration Link:

    www.citizenticket.co.uk (register here, please)

    In the changing world of work there is an increasing requirement for both employers and individuals to access upskilling and retraining opportunities in a range of areas, one of the most prevalent being data science and AI.

    For many who are just setting out on this journey, whether it be out of necessity, curiosity or general interest, the data training landscape can be a complicated one to navigate without guidance on the best path to follow.

    There are many challenges in addressing this including cost and time limitations, and a lack of direction and support.

    This event aims to introduce a range of upskilling and retraining oppor...

  • This one day course provides an intensive overview QGIS. The course is designed for experienced users of desktop GIS software who are looking to switch from another GIS package to QGIS, or learn about the features and functionality of the latest long term release of QGIS.

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Selecting and Filtering Data
    Adding data
    Joining tables
    Expression builder
    Select by location

    Module 2: Styling Vector Data
    Layer styling
    Composite symbols
    Data-defined styles
    Labelling

    Module 3: Creating and Managing Spatial Data
    GeoPackages
    Editing features
    Tracing
    Attribute field calculation
    Advanced digitisation

    Module 4: Georeferencing
    Adding raster layers
    Georeferencer plugin
    Georeferencing techniques

    Module 5: Geoprocessing and Vector Analysis
    Geoprocessing
    Join attributes by location
    Spatial analysis
    Proximity analysis

    Module 6: Print Layouts
    Cartographic design
    Layout management
    Atlas generation

    CPD Points: 4

  • Join an informal conversation about organising for fairer working conditions in the Edinburgh Tech Sector. This includes discussion about pay, benefits, equality, work culture, mental and physical health, etc - all ideas welcome. We should have some flyers on the tables so you can find us.

    Don't worry about signing up with Meetup if you're not already - just come along, no need to RSVP.

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

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

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

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

  • Join an informal conversation about organising for fairer working conditions in the Edinburgh Tech Sector. This includes discussion about pay, benefits, equality, work culture, mental and physical health, etc - all ideas welcome. We should have some flyers on the tables so you can find us.

    Don't worry about signing up with Meetup if you're not already - just come along, no need to RSVP.

  • 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.

  • What should I expect?
    Digital Skills 4 Girls is a monthly workshop for girls under 18 who want to learn new digital skills or develop existing skills. From coding and gaming to digital design and video, DS4G is a friendly and supportive environment to learn new skills and meet new friends.

    What will I learn?
    Girls will get the chance to experience a range of digital disciplines, including 3D printing, coding, photography, video, design, web development, animation and much more!

    Who will be there?
    DS4G is aimed at girls between the ages of 10 and 18, with a maximum of 20 attendees each month. You don't need to be a tech expert to come along or even have your own laptop. Just bring you enthusiasm and creativity and we'll supply the rest. Guided by a team of volunteer mentors, attendees will get the opportunity to work on different digital aspects of multiple exciting projects.

    DS4G is kindly sponsored by CodeBase Stirling tenants CitNOW.

  • 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.

  • Agenda to follow...

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    Introduction to Drone Aerial Imaging for Mapping, Surveying and Photogrammetry (Stirling)
    Tuesday, 23 June '20 2 days
    CodeBase, 8-10 Corn Exchange Road, Stirling, FK8 2HU
    6 spaces available
    DETAILS
    Overview
    This 2-day course will teach drone-operating businesses and organisations, and current Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) attendees, the important theory and fundamentals of aerial imaging to enhance their understanding and approaches towards mapping planning with drones. Through classroom and practical-based training delegates work towards the accurate collation of aerial imaging for the creation of mapping/surveying and other technical geospatial products.

    Background
    Aerial mapping with drones has become a viable solution to achieving unique answers to specific problems across several industries with the added benefit of saving time and costs to clients. Knowing how to plan and accurately collect this aerial imaging is the first and crucial st...

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  • Speaker - Connor Reid - ECS Digital
    www.linkedin.com

    Effective hiring is a significant challenge when attempting to achieve DevOps. Being able to build a great team is key to DevOps culture and the costs of poor hiring can be high.

    Having spent the past seven years focusing on how to help organisations facilitate effective DevOps, I’ve gained a few battle scars along the way. In this talk, we will look at the importance of great hiring, my learnings on how to accurately attract the right people and how to create a sense of belonging within an organisation.

    We will discuss how to hire for empathy, efficient ways to manage a DevOps hiring process and how to then ensure you retain your top engineering talent.

    Connor looks after the growth of ECS Digital in Scotland. As their inaugural hire, Connor joined to build a greenfield technology practice to deliver DevOps to a portfolio of varied clients.

    Connor has 7 years’ experience building capability squa...

  • Full details to follow...

    1800 - 1825: Arrival, registration, pizza and drinks
    1825 - 1830: Introduction
    1830 - 1930: Down the “Hack Yourself” Rabbit Hole
    1930 - 2000: Questions and wrap up

  • We are a software crafters meetup. We discuss, demonstrate and debate how to write well-structured, malleable software.

    While we respect and encourage lean agile methodolgies, we are here to discuss the craft of developing software, not managing the process around development.

    Our events are on the 3rd Thursday of every month, but we encourage you to follow us on Twitter to find out about changes to dates, venues, or additional events.

  • 6.30 Doors open - drinks and food
    7.30 Talks start - TBC

  • EdinburghJS is a casual event, presenting short talks and a chance for discussion with other local JavaScripters, whatever your experience or job title is. Our goal is to have an awesome and inclusive community meetup where people meet, hang out together, chat, listen to talks, exchange ideas and make new friends.

    We'll be looking for monthly contributors who want to talk about the technologies they're most comfortable with, looking at the pros, cons and unknowns. Drop us a message if you fancy speaking.

  • This one-day course introduces the processes involved in configuring and operating QField as a mobile GIS solution. The course is most suited to delegates who already have a good working understanding of QGIS, or have attended our QGIS Beginner course.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: Introduction to Mobile GIS

    What is Mobile GIS?
    Mobile GIS uses
    Module 2: Designing a Field Survey

    Aims & Objectives
    Data Types
    Mobile GIS Applications
    Downloading QField
    Module 3: Data and Customs Forms

    Background Mapping
    Custom Attribute Forms
    Automated Data Collection
    Module 4: Styling QField projects

    Styling Survey Layers
    Map Themes
    Module 5: Configuring QField projects

    Project Properties
    QFieldSync Plugin
    Project Configuration
    Module 6: Data Collection & Synchronisation

    Data Collection Practical
    QGIS Synchronisation
    Photo Attachments
    CPD Points: 4

  • Agenda:
    6.30 - 7.00 Registration, food, networking
    7.00 - 7.20 Welcome & chat about WWCode
    7.20 - 8.20 Core Program
    8.20 - 8.30 Wrap up

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

  • Doors open at 6pm. Speaker from 6:30. The speaker has yet to be confirmed. We'll let you know as soon as we can.
    Sandwiches will be available.

    MEANWHILE...
    Before this event, there's WORDCAMP GLASGOW 2020.
    2020.glasgow.wordcamp.org

    Note the date -- Saturday 8 February 2020
    Note the location -- Project Ability, 103 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD
    Note the time -- 10am to 4pm
    Note the price -- £20
    (price includes entrance, speakers, lunch, tea & coffee, t-shirt)

    WordCamp is a one day conference that lets you meet up with other WordPress users, developers, designers etc. There will be some seriously good speakers and many great opportunities to immerse yourself in all things WordPress.
    Please

    If you have never been to a WordCamp, or even heard of a WordCamp then look here for an explanation about what WordCamps are all about.
    iamahmedkhalifa.com

  • We'll be meeting at Six Degrees North, on Howe 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.

  • Informal and relaxed meeting in the quiet lounge of Avalon bar on Kent Road. You'll need a laptop to take part.

    Aimed at absolute beginners. We'll show how to securely connect to a server then we'll work through Bandit, an adventure game set in the command line that progresses step-by-step from the basics to common programs and beyond.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Morning Lean Coffee (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. We meet upstairs!

    This month will be facilitated by Adrian or Katie. Look forward to seeing you there.

    The Lean Agile Glasgow Team

  • What should I expect?
    Prewired provides an unstructured but supportive environment for under 19s to explore and learn about computer programming and related topics. It is a programming club for those under 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how to and want to go even further. It's every second Wednesday of the month.

    What will I learn?
    Computer 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! If you have never coded before, or have but don't know what to do, then introduce yourself to one our mentors when you arrive and they help you to get started.

    Who will be there?
    We have mentors from university and the industry with a wide variety of skills who volunteer their time because they love to teach young people about computing. Prewired is also a place for young people to meet peers with...

  • Many organisations don't really want to change how they do business and believe that they can continue on how they always have while still getting better at delivering software. They are wrong!

    While there are organisations that are successfully scaling out there, they are few and far between. What are the commonalities between these organisations and how have they managed to get past the illusion of scaled agile to the values and principals that are allowing them to leave their competitors in the dust?

    To go big, you have to go small!

    Read more about our amazing speaker here: nkdagility.com

    This exciting event is brought to you in collaboration with our friends at the BCS Agile Methods specialist group, so you can also sign-up here if you're a BCS member:

    www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • What should I expect?
    A chance to relax and unwind at the end of the month in a friendly environment where you can chat tech business or maybe just find out more about the people who work in the building.

    What will I learn?
    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.

    Who will be there?
    Come for a wee tipple or two, mingle with CodeBase team, tenants and the wider techie and digital community.

  • Three speakers at the intersection between biology and visualization

    1) Bringing Science to Life with Animation

    Dr. Mhairi Towler, founder of multi-award winning scientific animation production studio Vivomotion (www.vivomotion.co.uk) will talk about her unique career path from scientist to animator. She will also detail the process she goes through when working with scientists, in order to tell their scientific stories to a variety of audiences from experts to non-experts. Sometimes real data sets are used alone, while other times real data is integrated into a representative environment. The overall aim is to help the audience understand scientific concepts more easily. Some case studies will be discussed.

    Showreel: vimeo.com

    2) Visualising 10,000 dimensions: dimensionality reduction techniques in modern biology.

    Alan O'Callaghan

    I will discuss various methods for visualising high-dimensional data that are popular in the biological sciences, ranging from linea...

  • Interested in Rust and in the Edinburgh Area? This could be the night for you!

    "Growing Tomatoes free from Memory Errors and Race Conditions" (Neil Gall), "An overview of Rust projects in Blockchain." (Vladimir K), “Newtypes in Rust" (Keir Lawson), “Learning Rust with The Ray Tracer Challenge” (Mark Smith)

  • This is a very casual and welcoming meetup - come along to code in company, chat about learning to code or coding in general and learn from other people over a beverage of your choice.

    All languages and levels of experience welcome, you don't have to be a beginner and you also don't have to know anything yet to come along!

    There's no structure for this event, it's just for socialising and learning - drop in for however long you like.

    We will have a table reserved at the back of Akva so just ask for the coding meetup when you arrive.

    Thanks,

    Josh

  • This event will show you how to get started creating basic 3D games. It will be more of a workshop format - there will be a demo on a big screen and you'll be able to work alongside me as we show the ins and outs of the software but you'll be encouraged to group up and try some challenges together (or work on your own and ask for help if needed - whatever suits!)

    This, as usual, is a very information event in the lounge of the Avalon bar. Come have a beer (or a coffee!) with us and see how easy it can be to create your very own first person shooter!

  • 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.

  • UX Glasgow is an informal, co-operative monthly meetup. We welcome everyone who cares about UX — no matter whether you're a client, a visual designer, an information architect, a copywriter, a developer or a usability specialist. Discuss, debate, share info and learnings, or ask a question.

    Check uxglasgow.co.uk for the latest event info

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

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

  • Monthly talks by local hackers.

    1800 Meet by the bar
    1900 Presentation upstairs
    2000 Drinks next door at the Black Bull

    dc44131.org

  • This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, take a seat and start talking UX! You'll find us upstairs at The Outhouse (off the top of Broughton St.) - take the stairs to the right of the bar as you enter the venue.

    Each month we'll have a short talk followed by some discussion around the things that interest you most. Add your ideas to our sketchbook - bit.ly

    Timeline:

    5.30pm. If you've not been before, come along and say "Hi" and find out what we're all about.

    6pm. Arrive, secure drinks, chat.

    6.30pm. Group announcements (job opportunities, upcoming events etc.)

    6.45pm. Featured talk

    7.15pm. Chat around topics suggested by the group

    8pm onwards. Anything goes :-)

  • This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

    Course Outline - Day 1

    Module 1: Introduction to GIS and QGIS
    Fundamental GIS concepts
    Coordinate reference systems
    Open source QGIS software

    Module 2: Navigating QGIS
    Panels and toolbars
    Bookmarks
    Identifying features
    Measurements
    Plugins

    Module 3: Adding Data
    Data Source Manager
    Delimited text layers
    Web services
    Themes
    Multiple map views
    Converting data

    Module 4: Querying Data
    Attribute joins
    Select by expression
    Select by location

    Module 5: Styles and Symbology
    Styling vector layers
    Symbol creation
    Saving and sharing styles
    Labelling
    Course Outline - Day 2

    Module 6: Manipulating Data
    Digitising features
    Snapping
    Attribute edits and field calculation
    Advanced editing
    3D Visualisation

    Module 7: Georeferencing
    Adding raste...

  • A monthly meet up for folk working in digital technologies in the North Uist area. Come along if you're doing that, or are interested in getting into doing that sort of thing. We'll chat about what we've been working on lately, learn new things and work on little projects. So far we're front end web developers, computational biologists, software developers and teachers. Everyone welcome!
    Meets first Tuesday in each month.

  • 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!

  • This will be a joint event with the Project Data Analytics group who are now running their own meet-ups in Aberdeen

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 - tbc

    Speaker 2 - tbc

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

    Photo by Vlad Hilitanu on Unsplash

  • 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.

  • What should I expect?
    Join us for CodeBase Unfiltered - coffee and croissants! Our caffeine (or decaf) fuelled regular meeting of the minds, for techies & non-techies alike. Pop along anytime from 8:30-10:30am.

    What will I learn?
    It's a great way to stay up-to-date about your local startup scene, bounce ideas with your peers while also taking advantage of our FREE hotdesking on offer for attendees only.

    Who will be there?
    Members of CodeBase Stirling will be enjoying the breakfast as will the tenants of the building. We've also had visitors from local businesses and the university looking to discuss things, both business and non-business related.

  • What should I expect?
    Prewired provides an unstructured but supportive environment for under 19s to explore and learn about computer programming and related topics. It is a programming club for those under 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how to and want to go even further. It's every second Wednesday of the month.

    What will I learn?
    Computer 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! If you have never coded before, or have but don't know what to do, then introduce yourself to one our mentors when you arrive and they help you to get started.

    Who will be there?
    We have mentors from university and the industry with a wide variety of skills who volunteer their time because they love to teach young people about computing. Prewired is also a place for young people to meet peers with...

  • Event details TBC

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