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  • Come and join us for geeky chat. Look for the Python logo on one of the tables.

    All levels of experience are very welcome!

  • Whatever your New Year’s Resolutions are, reading and sharing is always a good thing!

    For our January event we are having a Book Club meetup which focuses on the theme of “Interesting” or “Changed our way of Thinking”. The text could be any length or format – a book, news article, or a blogpost (or even a podcast!). We recommend that the chosen texts are non-fiction as it keeps the conversations more grounded.

    Our aim is to encourage everyone to share ideas that have inspired them, and hopefully help with narrowing down worthy reads to put on your 2019 reading list.

    The format will be talking about your chosen text in small groups, and changing those groups after a while so you get to hear what everyone has to say.

    Happy reading!

  • * WordPress Helpdesk *

    If you have a WordPress site and you've got a bug or there is something you are not quite sure how to do, come and meet the WordPress professionals who may be able to help you or point you in the right direction.

    Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will be a special focus on working on Gutenberg-related queries.

    If you are a WordPress professional and can spare a couple of hours every 3 months, come along to give some guidance to people who are learning or are stuck and need advice.

    Please note that the organising team expects all advice to be given for free and in good faith but, if something is too big to fix there and then the WordPress professional will have the right to say so.

    * Networking *

    A meeting point for WordPress developers and web designers looking for their next project or collaboration and for people who have a project and would like to meet a WordPress professional.

  • 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

  • #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...

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

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


    The topic for this meetup is TBC and will also include two briefings by SICSA on Cyber Security and Cyber - Physical Systems.


    The agenda will be:



    17.45 - 18.00 Arrival and refreshments

    18.00 - 18.25 SICSA briefing: Cyber Security - Professor Christopher Johnson

    18.25 - 18.50 SICSA briefing: Cyber-Physical Systems - Dr Subramanian Ramamoorthy & Dr Katrin Solveig Lohan

    18.50 – 19.00 Informal Presentation / Lead in to SELF discussion

    19.00 – 19.45 Discussion

    19.45 Networking


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

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • We have had to reorganise the calendar and the meetup dedicated to the mental health topic will be held later on in the calendar.

    The new schedule for the February meetup will consist of two talks:

    * One on Yoast, the SEO WordPress plugin, by Kayleigh Thorpe from 34SP
    * The other on Digital Marketing, by our co-member Valerie Ferrat.

    More details coming soon!

  • 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

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • 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.

  • * WordPress Helpdesk *

    If you have a WordPress site and you've got a bug or there is something you are not quite sure how to do, come and meet the WordPress professionals who may be able to help you or point you in the right direction.

    Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will be a special focus on working on Gutenberg-related queries.

    If you are a WordPress professional and can spare a couple of hours every 3 months, come along to give some guidance to people who are learning or are stuck and need advice.

    Please note that the organising team expects all advice to be given for free and in good faith but, if something is too big to fix there and then the WordPress professional will have the right to say so.

    * Networking *

    A meeting point for WordPress developers and web designers looking for their next project or collaboration and for people who have a project and would like to meet a WordPress professional.

  • 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

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • The ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2019 showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses large and small – and the people who drive them.


    Running for nine years, these are the must-have awards in the Scottish digital industry. We shine a spotlight on the world-leading work and remarkable innovation happening in Scotland right now.


    Past winners include Arnold Clark, RBS, Skyscanner, Urban Tide, Mind of My Own, HotDocs, Digitonic and many more.

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • We have plenty of ideas about all the fab stuff we could do at the Glasgow Wordpress meetup... But we would also love to hear what you would like it to be about.

    Everyone's welcome regardless of experience. We'll always do our best to hold our events at accessible venues and maintain entry free of charge.

    Come along and become part of the growing community!

    We'll be posting more information about each particular event as time goes by...

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • We have plenty of ideas about all the fab stuff we could do at the Glasgow Wordpress meetup... But we would also love to hear what you would like it to be about.

    Everyone's welcome regardless of experience. We'll always do our best to hold our events at accessible venues and maintain entry free of charge.

    Come along and become part of the growing community!

    We'll be posting more information about each particular event as time goes by...

  • 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

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

    We'll be at the stage door area. The pub is round the corner from Sauchiehall St & Charing Cross

    7.30pm Stage Door Bar, the pub is usually rammed if there's a show on at the kings over the road so FYI!

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • We will be talking about what Elastic stack is. Explain the components and major use cases. Mike is going to provide deployment options and talk about some common issues that you may come across. Finally, there will be an example on how to plug it all in with your own project.

    Don't forget there is our community run conference on 6th of October. Check out scotlandphp.co.uk for more info.

    This month's raffle includes a ScotlandPHP ticket and a JetBrains licence.