Scotland

  • 18:30 - 19:00:
    Sign in, networking, drinks and food!

    19:00 - 20:30:
    We'll split off into one or more groups where individuals can talk through any issues they're currently experiencing and ask for advice on how to overcome them. Issues might be coding, planning, technical architecture decisions, database design, migrations, scaling, hosting, refactoring or anything in between.

    People are welcome to bring their own laptops and share their code if that would be helpful for them, but it's also fine to come armed with only your brain. Any very difficult problems can be opened up to other groups!

    Questions about languages or stacks unrelated to PHP are most welcome, but remember that most edpuggers attend because they have an interest in PHP, so your Rust question may go unanswered!

    If you find yourself in a group with no problems to discuss, don't worry! Each group will be provided with some suggested discussion topics to help facilitate knowledge sharing.

    20:30 onwards:
    Tidy up and o...

  • 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.

  • Online only

    Learn how to write automated checks in a way that is fast, reliable, maintainable and becomes a crucial part of your continuous delivery pipeline.

    The advantages of automated checks are well known, they save testers working through mundane, manual test cases over and over again to check for regressions. Unfortunately, their disadvantages are also well known, being prone to unreliable results and a high cost of maintainability. Peter will show you how to overcome the pains associated with writing and running automated checks and turn them into an integral part of your continuous delivery pipeline.

    Peter shares his experience in writing an automated checking framework using Selenium. He'll describe how a deployment pipeline that utilises this automated checking framework can give important information on releasability. Peter will demonstrate how to structure your code with re-usable and flexible components, making it less prone to flaky results, easier to update and easier...

  • The AberdeenPHP User Group meets for an informal pub lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Check on twitter for any updates.

  • Digital Skills 4 Girls is a new club 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.

    Girls will get the chance to experience a range of digital disciplines, including 3D printing, coding, photography, video, design, web development and animation. Varies each month

    Guided by a team of volunteer mentors, attendees will get the opportunity to work on different digital aspects of multiple projects.

    The current minimum age for attendees in 10 years old, this may change in the future.

  • Hi All,

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

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

    Everyone is welcome, we have members and regular attendees who are widely varied in their WordPress Skills, beginners through to experts. Combine this with a variety of interests and backgrounds and you have a recipe for a great meetup. So please do come along regardless or your WordPress knowledge!

    There is always a social side to the WP Edinburgh meetups, many attendees have found this to be of great benefit & an opportunity to meet others to share & learn on all things WordPress and beyond :)

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • The OpenStreetMap community in Edinburgh have a social meeting every month, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7:30pm, however this month we are holding it on the WEDNESDAY

    Everyone is welcome, 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, s, and just generally discuss all things relating to maps, visualisations, Open Data and GIS etc.

  • Join us for Europe's biggest health hackathon where hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will be spending 75 hours realising the future of health.

    Participants form into teams to rapidly prototype a new digital health concept over the four days of the event. You don't need to bring your own idea, and you don't need to be technical. All you need is the drive and enthusiasm to solve an unsolved problem!

    Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you want to launch a startup, develop a product within an existing organisation, or solve a problem that you have studied at university, this event will leave you equipped will the mindset, teammates and tools for disruption.

    Most of our participants won't have met prior to arriving so don't worry if you're coming by yourself! You'll be supported by some of the best minds in health tech, from data scientists, seasoned entrepreneurs and front line NHS staf...

  • Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

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

    --

    Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

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

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

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

  • Following January’s book club, we’ve decided that for our February event we’re going to give the community an opportunity to discuss the topics that matter most to them. That’s right, it’s time for some Lean Coffee!

    Rather than us dictate a topic, bring along whatever questions you want answered, topics you want to discuss, and issues you feel the need to chat about. We’ll use the Lean Coffee format to cover the things that you, the attendees, want to get into the most.

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to the industry or experienced, whether you want to ask a question about starting in IT or the ethics behind AI trade-offs, there’ll be the opportunity to engage with your peers on anything you like.

    It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a topic, you may be able to provide valuable perspective for others, or learn something new by just listening. It also doesn’t matter if you don’t know the Lean Coffee format, it’s simple and we’ll take the time to explain it before we get sta...

  • #Location

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

    #Registration

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

    #Food & drink

    Food & drink will be provided!

    # How the event works

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

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

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

    # Discussions

    We’ll be di...

  • Building an effective analytics team / Uplift Modelling: Spend Less & Sell More

    Presentation 1 - Building an effective analytics team - Elizabeth Hollinger - Head of Analytics & BI at Aggreko

    www.linkedin.com

    The adoption of analytics has accelerated over the last decade, and most organisations have created or developed an analytics function to drive insight from data. However, organisations often face challenges in being able to deliver true business value through their analytics team, and it can be difficult to obtain the right blend of skills to make sure the team is set up for success. In this talk, I’ll share my experience of working in analytics functions in both consulting and in industry and will share thoughts on what creates an effective analytics team, considering the important skills and capabilities that can drive success and add true value to an organisation.

    Elizabeth is the Head of Analytics and BI for Aggreko, and lea...

  • Want to build your startup following a process identified by Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial heroes in order to save time, money and stress?
    Then take part in the Startup Race's two-day hackathon to establish the most important building blocks to ensure your startup success.

    Only 12 places available!

  • Want to build your startup following a process identified by Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial heroes in order to save time, money and stress?
    Then take part in the Startup Race's two-day hackathon to establish the most important building blocks to ensure your startup success.

    Only 12 places available! Book by February 3rd for a 50% discount.

  • 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.

  • For our third Edinburgh DataVis Meetup we're again at our new venue, the University of Edinburgh's Bayes Centre for Data Science* (www.bayes.ed.ac.uk). We're now at over 300 members.

    This meeting will be less talk and more action. Ben will be running a working session on sketching in which you will get to think through some ideas and come up with suggestions for realising them, etc., etc.

    This session will be a hands-on session on sketching for data visualization. We'll walk you through some problem analysis and idea generation techniques for data visualization. In the end, you will return home with new ideas and inspiration!

    This session is targeted towards those of you having data and wanting to explore ways of creating visualizations for these data.

    Bring your data in a table / excel format.
    Bring your favourite (color) pens.

    We bring paper.

    No computers, unless you need them to show your data.

    Meet us at Inspace, as usual.

    As usual, there will be space announce any news you...

  • Understanding the insider threat, from a lawyer’s perspective – the next event in our series of cyber security updates.



    It shouldn’t be news to you that employee’s, colleagues and users of IT systems pose a particular security threat to your company.

    Do you have effective policies in place that protect confidential information/IP?
    Do your staff know about these policies and are they aware of the significance of them?
    What are the legal consequences of misusing confidential information?
    Can you or should you monitor employee use and removal of sensitive documents?
    Join Neeraj Thomas, Senior Associate and Colin Hulme, Partner of Burness Paull LLP to discover more about how the insider threat is one that organisations often fail to fully protect themselves from and discuss ways in which you can mitigate the impact should it become your reality.



    You’ll learn more about the legal avenues for recourse, prevention steps that should be taken to ensure you are covered...

  • The February meetup will consist of two talks:

    * "Yoast", the SEO WordPress plugin, by Kayleigh Thorpe from 34SP
    How to use Yoast - what the plugin is for, how to use it. Kayleigh will cover some of her favourite things it can do and stuff people might not know about. Also about misconceptions and limitations, all from a personal use point of view.

    * "Adjustable tools for Digital Marketing Strategy", by Valerie Ferrat.
    Identifying the needs of your activity, to reach the strategic goals using digital marketing tools.

    ** About the speakers **

    KAYLEIGH THORPE is a WordPress Specialist at 34SP (www.34sp.com)
    You’ll often find Kayleigh socialising at tech meetups throughout the UK. When she’s not learning about WordPress, Kayleigh loves to travel and is passionate about the WordPress community.

    VALERIE FERRAT is a French fashion designer with 30 years experience and has had 2 fashion labels, starting to sell online in the year 2000.

    She went to India for the 1st time in the...

  • Hello everyone,

    This month we'll be joining another Tech4Good group led by Steve Lloyd to see how we can collaborate together! A rough agenda as follows:
    - Intros, networking.
    - We'll talk a bit about the reason and vision behind this group
    - Speakers from nonprofits, invited by Steve, will talk through what their organisation’s mission is and how we can enable them to meet their goals.

    Join us in the Regus Offices on St Andrews square 26th of February at 6PM!

  • M5Stack Workshop presented by Glasgow Makers and Hardware Hackers

    M5stack (m5stack.com) is a modular programmable prototyping device which has the ESP32 at its core. M5stack can be programmed with the arduino IDE, esp-idf, micropython and more. In this workshop we will be focusing on using block programming to control the light, sound, images on the screen, sensors etc. To take part, the only thing you need to bring along is a laptop.

    This workshop is suited for anyone, even those who are taking their first steps in coding, and maybe are put off by thinking they have to learn lots of typed commands to do even the most basic of things. The Uiflow interface for M5stack (flow.m5stack.com) is designed to lower the creative barrier so that anyone without prior knowledge can get setup making their first IoT application in minutes.

    This workshop is free but there are limited spaces so please sign up for a place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk...

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • Find CoFounders, Advisors, Mentors, Investors and Interns

    Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with an experienced Investor and Entrepreneur in the Wash Bar at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019.

    Hangout with like-minded Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from around the world and meet people to help build your startup or even find a startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern.

    ALSO:
    - Share startup war stories
    - Gain information on funding opportunities
    - Discover ways to increase your chances of success

    GETUP AND PITCH!
    You will also have an opportunity to tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support.

    AGENDA:
    18:30 Check-In

    19:00 Fireside chat and discussion with an experienced entrepreneur or investor

    19:30 'Get up and Pitch' and Ask for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

    20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounders...

  • We'll be meeting at Milnes bar on Hanover St at about 6:30pm. There *should* be Python logo printouts on the table if you need to find us.

    There's *no minimum skill level* for coming along! If you like talking about Python or related technologies, and you're interested in meeting like-minded people and finding out what they're up to, just turn up! If you'd like to be introduced to some people, ask for me - Mark Smith - and I'll be happy to introduce you to some people with similar interests.

  • 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.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

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

  • If there's one challenge with conversational interfaces and bots, that has to be how effortless and smooth the interaction between
    the user and the bot has to be.

    The user shouldn't even feel like they're conversing with a program.

    That's why thinking about how to handle the conversation flow when building bots is an essential task for developers.

    In this talk, we will go through how to manage the conversation flow with Microsoft Bot Framework and dialogs.

    Speaker Bio - Rabeb Othmani
    Rabeb is a developer advocate at Nexmo focusing on cloud communication APIs and has experience building mobile and desktop applications while focusing on producing rich user experience.

    Rabeb has presented at many prestigious software conferences such as VSLive, DevSum, Oredev, African Women In Tech Conference, NDC London and Women Who Code Connect, and is no stranger to user groups having spoken at groups in the UK and US.

    Rabeb is passionate about cutting edge technologies and the impact technology...

  • TechUG Glasgow, the local community event for IT, Infrastructure, Cloud, DevOps & CyberSecurity Professionals.

    EDUCATION
    KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
    NETWORKING
    We hope to see you at the next event which is free to attend.
    Refreshments, Lunch and Networking Drinks all included

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

    JOIN US FROM 5PM - 7PM!

    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.

  • Start your career change this April!
    Fast track your career in digital by learning to code through our Full Stack Web Development course.
    Join us to hear about our brand new course and career opportunities in the Highlands and Islands.
    You'll get to meet our instructors and find out more about our curriculum. You'll also learn how we support our students and graduates into new career as a Full Stack Web Developer.
    This session will cover:
    -Our story and life as a CodeClan student
    -The curriculum and outcomes of our 12-week course
    -Informal Q&A with the CodeClan team

    We'll have a taster session taking place on Friday 1st March at 11am, if you would like to learn some coding and experience how we teach check out the details and book your place here---> www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Topics covered relate to both public/permissionless platforms such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS, Cardano, IOTA, NEO, and private/permissioned platforms such as Hyperledger. They both have a hugely important contribution to make towards building a new and better open, decentralised, distributed world wide web.

  • Join us Thursday 28 February in Aberdeen when we'll hear from ORG’s executive director Jim Killock about the current state of digital censorship in the UK . We'll consider findings in ORG's new report on UK Internet regulation which reviews both formal and informal pracitices of digital censorship in the UK.

    www.openrightsgroup.org

    When it comes to web blocking, the same rules do not apply online as offline. Many powers and practices the government employs to remove online content would be deemed unacceptable if they were applied to offline publications.

    We'll cover the following:
    Formal censorship practices

    * Copyright blocking injunctions
    * BBFC pornography blocking
    * BBFC requests to “Ancillary Service Providers”

    Informal censorship practices

    * Nominet domain suspensions
    * The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU)
    * The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
    * ISP content filtering

    There will...

  • Start your career change this April!

    Fast track your career in digital by learning to code through our Full Stack Web Development course.
    Join us to hear about our brand new course and career opportunities in the Highlands and Islands.
    You'll get to meet our instructors and find out more about our curriculum. You'll also learn how we support our students and graduates into new career as a Full Stack Web Developer.

    This session will cover:
    -Our story and life as a CodeClan student
    -The curriculum and outcomes of our 12-week course
    -Informal Q&A with the CodeClan team

    We'll have a taster session taking place straight after this event at 11am, if you would like to learn some coding and experience how we teach check out the details and book your place here (You must register in order to attend!) --->www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Get a flavour for our coding courses!
    Learn the basics of how we teach programming at CodeClan and try your hand at writing some code of your own at our taster session.

    If you're thinking about a career in tech but aren't convinced that you have the ability to code, this is the perfect taster session for you! We've designed this interactive taster session for people thinking about learning to code through our brand new, 12-week intensive, Full Stack Web Development course starting in Inverness in April 2019.

    What you'll experience:
    -An intro to programming
    -To do programming you need to understand what it is, right? We’ll talk through some of the basics of programming, exploring fundamental concepts developers use to write software and web applications.
    -Our “try before you buy” code along

    Get coding with our instructors! The best way to learn is by doing. Get a feel for the programming languages we teach at CodeClan by taking part in a code-along. We’ll go through some of...

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


    ScotlandIS could give you a few options.


    Come along and hear from the staff at ePlacement Scotland, Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University and North East Scotland College to understand how they can help you and your business access the very best of Scotland’s up and coming talent pipeline.



    Agenda: 11.30 – 12.00 Registration

    12.00 – 12.05 Welcome by ScotlandIS

    12.05 – 12.20 ePlacement Scotland

    12.20 – 12.35 Robert Gordon University

    12.35 – 12.50 North East Scotland College

    12.50 – 13.05...

  • TM Stirling is part of the TechMeetup meetups, along with Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee. It exists to give a wide range of talks across the range of tech innovation. Past TM talks have been on topics like AI and game playing, compiler design for embedded systems and developing mesh networks in Africa.

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

  • 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.

  • "How to build a Photo Booth using Linux based software"

    Ross MacKenzie will be giving a talk and demo of a photobooth built with a laptop, a digital camera, and some good old fashioned DIY !

    The talk will include a demonstration of a fully working photo booth which Ross will bring along to the meeting.

    +++


    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 laptop - without installing it.

    The meeting will be in the back area of the Foxy Fiddler pub, 192-194 Morrison Street, near Haymarket, Edinburgh from 7:30pm.

  • The group meets over pizza and beer or soft drinks, ranging and rambling chat, in addition to interesting and informative talks. Over the years we've had talks about design, continuous integration, docker, optimisation, side projects, learning, katas, devops, testing, joomla, minihacks, lightning talks, PHP7 and many other things. The group is diverse, welcoming, sociable, relaxed, irreverent, informative and fun.

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




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


    Speakers:

    Tampnet AS

  • Cancel
    -led!

    Come for a refreshing drink and friendly chat from all your fellow techies!

    The Commons is Edinburgh's monthly get together of everyone tech. No pitches, no speeches, no sales, just an opportunity to meet up and have a drink with those of similar dispositions.

    This month's event will be held at 4042 40-42 Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AP 5:30pm start.

    See you there!

  • Gary is the co-founder and managing director of APPII, a blockchain start up revolutionising CV verification and employee background screening and checking. APPII was founded in early 2016 and is based in London. He has more than 20 years’ experience across many different industries including financial services, media, staffing and recruiting, and management consulting.

    All of his roles have centred around using his technology experience and knowledge to transform businesses and disrupt business models. Born in Scotland, Gary studied Building Surveying at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, before moving to Australia for 18 years where he studied at the UNSW Business School and was awarded a Master of Business and Technology.

    Agenda:

    18:00 - 18:30 Welcome drinks and pizza
    18:30 - 19:00 Gary McKay of APPII
    19:00 - 19:15 Question and Answer session
    19:15 - 20:00 Networking

  • Aberdeen Linux Users Group

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

  • Sign up for the Datathon challenge (Monday & Tuesday): www2.deloitte.com

    Sign up for the Final Presentations & Networking (Tuesday 6pm-9pm): www2.deloitte.com

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

  • Camilo Anabalón Alamos (BABYB)

    BABYBE uses "soft robotics" for neonatal intensive care units. Their product is a smart mattress for premature babies that replicates a mother's breathing motion, heartbeat, and voice within the incubator machine.

    Falk Bleyl (Boston Networks)

    A full description of this talk will be added soon.

  • Note - we've moved this one to the second Tuesday in March to fall within #Datafest 2019.

    6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
    ******************************
    Talk 1 "W3C Data Exchange Working Group - what we are doing, and how you can help" - Dr Peter Winstanley of Scottish Government, and co-Chair of the W3C Data Exchange Working Group

    Talk 2 The Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow (details to be finalised)

    ========================

    Talk 1: "W3C Data Exchange Working Group - what we are doing, and how you can help"

    The W3C Data Enchange Working Group is re-designing the vocabulary for publishing data catalogues on the web [DCAT] and creating recommendations on profiles and on content negotiation by application profile. This talk describes the work of the group and the challenges and opportunities that exist for the group and those with an interest in the area of data exchange using internet technology.

    Bio: Peter is the co-Chair of the W3C Data Exchange Working Group, a contribu...

  • Find CoFounders, Advisors, Mentors, Interns and Investors

    Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with an experienced Investor and Entrepreneur in the Wash Bar at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 12th of March, 2019.

    Hangout with like-minded Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from around the world and meet people to help build your startup or even find a startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern.

    ALSO:
    - Share startup war stories
    - Gain information on funding opportunities
    - Discover ways to increase your chances of success

    GETUP AND PITCH!
    You will also have an opportunity to tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support.

    AGENDA:
    18:30 Check-In

    19:00 Fireside chat and discussion with an experienced entrepreneur or investor

    19:30 'Get up and Pitch' and Ask for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

    20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofound...

  • 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.

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

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • Agenda to follow...

  • 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.

  • Security Scotland is now CYBER SCOTLAND CONNECT!
    Twitter: @SecScotland

    THURSDAY MARCH 14th at Skyscanner, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

    Speakers:
    Maggie De Jager (Easyjet) @magsdj
    Ian Murphy (LMNTRIX) tbc
    & one more speaker

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

    Beers/soft drinks/networking after at a venue TBC

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

    JOIN OUR SLACK GROUP;
    join.slack.com

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

  • This event is all about #TartanTeamwork!

    Effective teamwork comes about with the right tools, the right people, and the right practices. If you are an Atlassian customer, tools such as Jira and Confluence form an essential part of the teamwork formula.

    Industry events such as Atlassian Summit are a great opportunity to be inspired and gain product insights from Atlassian staff, partners, and product evangelists. Until now, the majority of events in the UK have taken place in London and the South East.

    As Scotland’s only Atlassian Solution Partner, we’re delighted to launch this brand new event in Scotland. Join our team along with other Scottish businesses that rely on Atlassian solutions to inspire effective teamwork!

  • You have most likely heard of Wikipedia but what are Wikidata, Wikimedia or Wiki Commons?

    In this session you'll learn about - and get to try - a range of tools that have been built by Wikimedia volunteers to enable both the easy visualisation of information and data, and to streamline the crowdsourcing of things like pictures of listed buildings.

    This is a practical evening workshop hosted by Code The City, Dr. Sara Thomas, Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK, who will lead an introductory session on Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. No experience is necessary.

    This session is aimed at those with an interest in local history and culture, those who have a museums, galleries, libraries or archives background, or who just want to learn more about the Wikimedia projects and how they can get involved in improving existing data for Aberdeen and the North East. This will be an easy, informal introductory session.

    You can bring a laptop or tablet to try the...

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • 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.

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

  • The OpenStreetMap community in Edinburgh have a social meeting every month, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7:30pm

    Everyone is welcome, 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, s, and just generally discuss all things relating to maps, visualisations, Open Data and GIS etc.

  • The AberdeenPHP User Group meets for an informal pub lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Check on twitter for any updates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

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

    --

    Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

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

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

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

  • We discuss, demonstrate and debate how to write well-structured, malleable software

    We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month

    We are a nomadic meetup: the location (within Glasgow) changes every month. We try to run in office spaces around the city, but occasionally meet in a pub; there is no expectation or pressure to drink alcohol when we do soself. We’ll explain the format (Guided Conversations), and make sure everyone keeps up with the discussion.

  • Details to come, but please get in touch if you'd like to do a lightning talk on a Docker use case.

    Also beware that this event may get replaced with a new one once I figure out how events.docker.com works.

  • 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!

  • ENUSEC's flagship cybersecurity event of the year, Le Tour Du Hack, takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of March at George Watson's College! With a spectacular line-up of speakers for the conference on Saturday and heaps of ethical hacking challenges for the Capture the Flag competition taking place on Sunday, Le Tour Du Hack 2019 is not to be missed!

    Three years ago ENUSEC, Edinburgh Napier University Security Society, set out to create an event which would educate attendees on cybersecurity through engaging, innovative and unique ways — resulting in the conception of Le Tour Du Hack.

    With two tours in the history books, LTDH19 looks to build upon the success of its predecessors. One such way is the introduction of the conference proceedings on day 1. The educational ethos which always has underpinned LTDH will carry over to this conference. There is no better example of this than the devotion of our 2nd track to students speakers, providing the opportunity for fellow s...

  • 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.

  • Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way?

    Of course, you do.

    A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will give you the best to chance of delivering a project that meets the goals of your visitors and your business.

    In this talk, Mark will outline the key parts of an effective website specification and why they’re important.

    This talk is inspired by Mark's most successful blog post: highrise.digital

    ** About the Speaker **

    Mark is a developer and co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on building WordPress solutions for post-small pre-enterprise businesses.

    Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is also an active member of the UK WordPress community, attending meet-ups and WordCamps in the UK, as well as getting involved in o...

  • In this session, test lead Sowmya Ramesh will be giving us her thoughts on what it takes to be a test professional, expert and leader through her 'The 10Cs Towards Becoming a Testing Practitioner' presentation.

    Sowmya has recently presented at the DevTest Summit in Glasgow and is an active blogger for her employer, 2i Testing.

    We will also have a lightning talk from Jo Mahadevan on good practices in implementing automation test suites using Gherkin.

    Plan of Attack:

    18:00 - Doors open - Networking
    18:45 - Welcome message!
    19:00 - Sowmya!
    19:45 - Lightning Talk - Jo Mahadevan
    20:00 - Activity/Lean Coffee
    20:30 - Post Meetup Social (AKA pub)

    Synopsis:

    Not to be mystified with any connections to the 10 commandments, this session is all about professional development.

    The metamorphosis from being a test manager to a testing practitioner has been a personal aspiration which led me to think of the attributes demonstrated by some of highly seasoned professionals I look up to.

    Strangely...

  • We'll be meeting at Milnes bar on Hanover St at about 6:30pm. There *should* be Python logo printouts on the table if you need to find us.

    There's *no minimum skill level* for coming along! If you like talking about Python or related technologies, and you're interested in meeting like-minded people and finding out what they're up to, just turn up! If you'd like to be introduced to some people, ask for me - Mark Smith - and I'll be happy to introduce you to some people with similar interests.

  • 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.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
    ******************************
    Talk 1 "Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI" - Marta Portugal, Senior Data Scientist at Merkle Aquila.

    Talk 2 Tbc

    ========================

    Talk 1: "Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI"

    As AI & ML extend beyond the confines of the tech office, there is a need to better understand its many applications. This talk aims to debunk some of the myths about AI & ML surrounding expense, accessibility and redundancy and demonstrate how to extract value in commercial AI. Through an exploration of ‘Automation of Inspection Activities’, this talk will detail commercial AI in practice and discuss how to leverage AI fast, accurately and actionably.

    Bio: Marta Portugal is a Senior Data Scientist at Merkle Aquila. She has experience working in Telecommunications, Insurance and Banking Industry and Oil and Gas Technology. She has most recently been working on image recognition and anomaly detection in the Oil &a...

  • TM Stirling is part of the TechMeetup meetups, along with Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee. It exists to give a wide range of talks across the range of tech innovation. Past TM talks have been on topics like AI and game playing, compiler design for embedded systems and developing mesh networks in Africa.

  • 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.

  • The group meets over pizza and beer or soft drinks, ranging and rambling chat, in addition to interesting and informative talks. Over the years we've had talks about design, continuous integration, docker, optimisation, side projects, learning, katas, devops, testing, joomla, minihacks, lightning talks, PHP7 and many other things. The group is diverse, welcoming, sociable, relaxed, irreverent, informative and fun.

  • Speakers TBC

    Doors open 6.15pm
    First speaker 7.00pm
    Short Break 7.50pm
    Second speaker 8.00pm
    Post event Drinks - Apothocary 9.00pm

  • Come for a refreshing drink and friendly chat from all your fellow techies!

    The Commons is Edinburgh's monthly get together of everyone tech. No pitches, no speeches, no sales, just an opportunity to meet up and have a drink with those of similar dispositions.

    This month's event will be held at 4042 40-42 Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AP 5:30pm start.

    See you there!

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

  • Find CoFounders, Advisors, Mentors, Interns and Investors

    Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with an experienced Investor and Entrepreneur in the Wash Bar at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 9th of April, 2019.

    Hangout with like-minded Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from around the world and meet people to help build your startup or even find a startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern.

    ALSO:
    - Share startup war stories
    - Gain information on funding opportunities
    - Discover ways to increase your chances of success

    GETUP AND PITCH!
    You will also have an opportunity to tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support.

    AGENDA:
    18:30 Check-In

    19:00 Fireside chat and discussion with an experienced entrepreneur or investor

    19:30 'Get up and Pitch' and Ask for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

    20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounde...

  • 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.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris