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  • Microsoft is going to live stream .NET Conf at 5 pm (UK time) and announce the .NET Core 3.0 release. Exciting time! www.dotnetconf.net

    Let's eat some pizza and watch the first few hours of the live stream together. Feel free to join us at any time.

    • 17:00 - Watch .NET Conf Live with Pizza
    • 21:00 - Closing

  • In this fortnightly coding club for 7-17 year olds, we will be working on different creative coding projects influenced by your interests and what you want to do. Meeting at the Stockbridge Library with some experienced mentors, we will help you to build different digital projects like websites, games, apps or even robots!

    Where possible, please bring along a device such as a laptop or chromebook but we will have some extra devices in case you need something.

    The dates for the club are as follows,

    23/09

    07/10

    21/10

    04/11

    18/11

    02/12

    If you have any questions, please get in touch at tanya@coderdojoscotland.com

  • Details
    .NET Conf is a FREE, 3 day virtual developer event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. This year .NET Core 3.0 will launch at .NET Conf 2019!

    www.dotnetconf.net

    We will be live-streaming the .NET Conf 2019 from 18:00 as part of a ".NET Conf local event".

    If you can't make it for 18:00 please feel free to turn up when you can, we'll be watching the keynote and hopefully a few of sessions which will spark some discussions!

    Agenda
    - 📢🍻🍕 18:00 Keynote, pizzas, drinks

  • Regular Open Night and Social, open to everyone, feel free to drop in, have a look around, and meet people.

  • Hear a digital marketing expert blow the whistle on deceitful tactics used by digital advertisers and show us how we can "opt out" of the corporate surveillance economy.

    We'll also receive an update about Open Rights Group's AdTech complaint against Google and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

    This event is a great way to learn easy and practical ways to protect yourself online from companies that aggressively target and track you across the Internet.

    Bring your laptops and mobile phones so you can use what you learn immediately.

  • An informal monthly meetup for anyone working in, or has an interest in, the e-commerce sector. There are discussions, friendly networking and occassionally guest speakers providing an insight into the e-commerce market. Takes place on the last Tuesday of each month at CodeBase Stirling. Fee free to bring your own coffee!

    Run by Ann-Maree Morrison of Labels4Kids in conjunction with, and hosted by, Codebase Stirling.

  • Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to work in digital right now, you don’t have to identify as a woman, you don’t have to know how to code or how to explain bitcoin. You do have come in, be open and ready to participate in bringing about positive change.

    Babies and children are welcome to attend with a (vaguely) responsible adult.

  • 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

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    How Open Source is Funded - The Enterprise Differentiation Tightrope

    The java world has a wealth of great open source projects managed by innovative companies - the Pivotal Spring ecosystem, Confluent and Kafka, Elasticsearch, the Hadoop stack, RedHat and many more. But where does the money come from? How do these companies fund open source without compromising on openness?

    Privacy Engineering for the World of Kafka

    The privacy and security risks associated with using sensitive data can mean that long approval processes counter the ease of engineering and time-saving benefits that Kafka provides. In this talk Alex Cook will cover privacy attacks that Kafka data streams are particularly vulnerable to, and general techniques that ca...

  • Doors open at 6pm for our talk to start at 6:30pm.
    This talk is suitable for relative beginners on WordPress.
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    Page Builders allow non-developers to create unique and attractive layouts for most WordPress websites.
    Claudia Kirkwood of SuperSimpleWebsites has been using Page Builders for several years, particularly BeaverBuilder and will illustrate the pros and cons of using them. She will also compare their functionality with the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg) and how they will fare in the future.
    If you are using (or thinking of using) Page Builders for your website, then this is the talk for you.
    We look forward to seeing you here.

  • At 6.30pm (NOTE START TIME) there'll be 2 presentations on current threats to our rights and privacy: one by Jamie on 'Facial Recognition' and one by Charles on 'Spies in the Passenger Seat' - as cars become smarter, their capacity to collect, store and exploit drivers' data increases. After discussion around the presentations, there'll be a brief discussion of forthcoming meetings/activity in the autumn and early winter, eg a possible pop-up on a Healthy Digital Lifestyle in a public venue and a presentation by an ORG national officer on Targeted Political Ads.

  • The League of Entrepreneurs in Glasgow is hosting a free event tonight in Glasgow: "Find Co-Founders, Advisers and Investors with Teresa Jackson"

    Details
    Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with Entrepreneur and Founder of Collabor8te, Teresa Jackson on Tuesday 24th September 2019.

    Hangout with like-minded, ambitious 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 or Adviser.

    NOTE: Please join our local meetup group of awesome Entrepreneurs and Investors here www.meetup.com

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

    GET UP AND PITCH!

    - Practice your pitch in a safe environment and get positive feedback before you have your one big chance to impress.
    - Tell the gr...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    This month will be facilitated by Paula. Look forward to seeing you there.

    The Lean Agile Glasgow Team

  • 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!

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  • A meetup to help underrepresented people to learn to code in a safe and inclusive environment. At our workshops students can either work alone on tutorials or be paired up with more experienced developers to provide coaching and support.

    Our normal format is 30 minutes of socialising with food and drink, followed by coding.

    We welcome students from any underrepresented group to come along, whether you want to learn the basics, if you have a goal to become a full time developer, or if you just want to have fun trying out a new skill.

    We also welcome developers (from any background) who want to support the growth of a diverse tech community by volunteering as coaches. Coaches encourage students, help them understand programming concepts and share their experience and knowledge.

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  • Third time lucky. Newcomers welcome.

    This meetup will begin with another animated presentation on the basics of how bitcoin works. This one will focus on bitcoin transactions.

    It will answer questions like:

    * What is a bitcoin transaction?
    * How do bitcoin transactions actually work?
    * Where do bitcoins come from?
    * What are transaction fees and why are they important?
    * How do bitcoin wallets work?

    In short, this talk will cover everything you need to know about how bitcoin transactions work.

    This talk will contain some technical details about bitcoin transactions, but it's designed to be very beginner-friendly, so don't be afraid to come if you don't have a technical understanding of bitcoin. However, even if you're already pretty experienced with bitcoin I'm hoping there will still be a few things you'll find interesting.

    So whether your a complete beginner or crypto expert, please feel free to come along. We will be heading to the pub after the talk.

    See you there!
    Greg.

    Ab...

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    Kubernetes-Native Java with Quarkus

    Kubernetes is becoming the de-facto platform to deploy our application nowadays. But this movement also implies some changes in the way we code our applications. Before this change, we just developed a monolith application where everything was up and running up front, now we are breaking down this monolith into (micro)services architecture and everything is interconnected with the network. Although it might seem easy, done properly is not an easy as there are some challenges to address that was not in a monolith architecture.

    In this session, we’re going to start discussing what are these challenges (ie fault tolerance, service discovery, open tracing, or health checks) and demonstrate how they can be solved using Eclipse MicroProfile specification.

    Com...

  • A Cambridge Cybersecurity group meeting.

    The format is a 30 minute talk at 7:30 pm with drinks & snacks from 7pm and after until about 9pm.

    Although emails are often used to exchange confidential information both inside and outside an organisation, email security is often limited to just phishing and spam filters... This talk will survey available solutions to accomplish email signing and encryption for increased privacy and security for all!

    Join us for an overview of how to protect YOUR email!

    Ramona is a Security Analyst at LMAX Exchange with an interest in solving and at the same time learning more about any security emerging issues.

  • If you are interested in learning to knit, crochet, or sew, or if you already know how to do it and you would like to meet other people and craft socially come on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month to Swansea Hackspace!

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity!

    Pick up your soft crafts and join us for a cuppa!

  • It's been a while and it went down well last time, so we're doing another lunch meetup.

    Maybe the kids have gone back to school and you can't hang around after work? Or you work in Sheffield but have to beat the traffic on Parkway? If you haven't been able to get to an evening meetup yet, we'd love to see you. Or if you're a regular and just haven't been to Kommune yet, this is a great opportunity to try it out. There's something for everyone.

    🍔🍺👉 kommune.co.uk

    No format for this one. Just turn up when you can. Grab yourself some food. Have a chat to other testers in the area. Brag about any cool stuff you're working on. Bring your challenges and hopefully get some answers.

    As always, if you'd like to sponsor or speak at a future event then please do get in touch! And don't forget to keep an eye on the Meetup page or on www.twitter.com for details of upcoming events.

    ---

    www.ministryoftesting.com

  • Free food and free beer… sounds good right?

    Come for a wee tipple or two, mingle with CodeBase team, tenants, and the wider techie & digital community.

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

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  • The Sheffield Digital Showcase returns for its fourth edition on Thursday the 26th September, once again in conjunction with The Platform, to present and celebrate some of the excellent digital work produced in our fine city.

    Our showcase events lift the lid on the people, projects and firms in our digital industries across the full range of activity - the “full stack”, from hardware to content, mobile apps to ‘triple-A’ video games, virtual theatre performance to immersive data visualisations.

    Much of the work created here is recognised around the world but is not well known in it’s own backyard - we want to change this and make sure the whole city knows about it!

    The Digital Showcases are for industry pros and the general public alike - the format is similar to a talk show, with guests invited on stage to explain their project by showing the work and process with images or short videos, and questions asked by our own Chris Dymond, who delves into the details of how the proje...

  • Hi all,

    This month's meeting will feature:

    CREATIVE PEOPLE NEED DATA!
    Nicola Osborne (#CreativeInformatics, University of Edinburgh) with a reprise of her Edinburgh Fringe Festival Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas show.
    Nicola reckons data-driven technologies are inspiring new and unexpected opportunities for creative people and organisations to think about what they do, how they do it and how they make a living from doing what they love.
    Data will shape media, performance, crafts, whole new cultural experiences and forms of value. Do you agree? Do you know what data-driven technologies are? Is this all promising too much? Bring wild ideas, questions or your (data-driven) heckles!
    www.designinformatics.org
    codi.beltanenetwork.org

    DATA COMICS AND STORY TELLING

    Data comics are a way of effectively communicating with data through data visualizations. They are inspired by the visual language of comics. This...

  • Thank you to Bluetree Group for sponsoring this meet-up.

    Bluetree Group employs over 400 colleagues in Wath Upon Dearne, Yorkshire. Originally founded in 1989, they’ve grown from humble beginnings to the UK’s largest online printing business, and operate through two Brands; instantprint.co.uk and Route1Print.co.uk. An award winning business, they have appeared on the Virgin Sunday Time Fast Track 100 ranking not once but twice, and have also been awarded the Sheffield Business Award For Company of the Year.

    To find out more about Bluetree group please visit their website or talk to them at the meetup www.bluetreegroup.co.uk

    18:00 Join us for pizza, drinks and cloud chat.

    18:20 Welcome and Introduction to our sponsor: Bluetree Group

    18:30: James and Paul Ridgway - Running Ruby and Rails, purely serverless on AWS
    A talk covering running basic ruby functions to a full-blown Rails site using AWS, Lambda and various serverless technologies to enable scalability and reduce cost...

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

    Thursday 26th September at Wood MacKenzie, 2 Exchange Place, 5 Semple St, Edinburgh

    Speakers (7pm):
    The Beer Farmers
    Laura Irvine (DCS Legal)
    Craig McIntyre & Anoop Joshi (Skyscanner)

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

    Networking opportunities post event at Brewdog Lothian Road.

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

    Can't make the event? The awesome team at Product Forge will be streaming live. Follow @SecScotland on Twitter for links on the day.
    productforge.io

    JOIN OUR SLACK GROUP;
    join.slack.com

    Also, a reminder of CSC's Code Of Conduct:

    CSC has recently updated its Code Of Conduct.
    We are adopting the Berlin Code Of Conduct. Read more here;
    berlincodeofconduct.org

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    Want to nominate Cyber Scotland...

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

    Thursday 26th September at Wood MacKenzie, 2 Exchange Place, 5 Semple St, Edinburgh

    Speakers (7pm):
    The Beer Farmers
    Laura Irvine (DCS Legal)
    Craig McIntyre & Anoop Joshi (Skyscanner)

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

    Networking opportunities post event at Brewdog Lothian Road.

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

    Can't make the event? The awesome team at Product Forge will be streaming live. Follow @SecScotland on Twitter for links on the day.
    productforge.io

    JOIN OUR SLACK GROUP;
    join.slack.com

    Also, a reminder of CSC's Code Of Conduct:

    CSC has recently updated its Code Of Conduct.
    We are adopting the Berlin Code Of Conduct. Read more here;
    berlincodeofconduct.org

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    Want to nominate Cyber Scotland...

  • Sheffield meetup for web designers & developers: UX/UI, content, accessibility, and code.

  • Scotland Fintech Festival - FinTech Scotland - www.fintechscotland.com

    Scotland Fintech Festival will take place in September 2019 between the 9th and the 27th across Scotland.

    The festival will contain conferences, meet-ups, morning breakfast sessions, evening networking events and much more.

    Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup are delighted to have Doug Gowans - Technical Partner Manager - UiPath Alex Croucher - Director - VKY Intelligent Automation presenting.

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    Presentation 1 - Bringing an automation first mindset to finance. How Robotic Process Automation can bring Artificial Intelligence into the context of established business processes and customer interactions.

    Despite the failures, the promise of digital transformation remains.

    Intelligent automation finally enables banks to deliver on that promise.

    Speaker - Doug Gowans - Techn...

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • 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

  • Regular Open Night and Social, open to everyone, feel free to drop in, have a look around, and meet people.

  • Research Software Engineering (RSE) @ Sheffield (rse.shef.ac.uk), Sheffield Bioinformatics Hub (sbc.shef.ac.uk) & Sheffield R User Group welcome you to Hacktoberfest 2019! Starts 1nd Oct. & every tue evening in October.

    Hacktoberfest is back! a one-month celebration of open source software, all about encouraging meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem, for beginners and veterans alike.

    We’re offering a range of sessions, open to anyone (not just R users!) in a friendly, informal environment, as a great opportunity to learn more about:

    - open source and the huge diversity of projects available for contribution.
    - how to find projects, tasks and ways to contribute.
    - version control through git and GitHub.
    - programming and software development.
    - effective collaboration online.

    Make five contributions to projects on GitHub during October and get a Hacktoberfest t-shirt!

    Sessions
    Introductory session
    1st Oct. 5.30- 7.30 pm, The Red Deer

    We’ll kick of...

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

  • October's data meet-up (details coming soon)

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm

    Talk 1 Greg Fousas - "Make any company an AI company!"

    AI and Machine Learning have become must-haves for almost all industries and companies. H2O.ai's goal is to help companies all over the world to use Machine Learning. H2O.ai's toolset starts from full opensource packages in R, Python and Spark and extends to a fully automated platform for building predictive models, the Driverless AI!

    Greg is a data scientist with work experience that spans more than 20 projects, 15 brands, 5 industries and 5 countries and still counting! He studied Production Engineering and Management, he has a MSc in Operational Research from the University of Edinburgh and studied a bit of Cognitive Science. Recently he completed a self driving car nanodegree. Greg also runs an amateur online Python course entitled “your 10 minutes of Python per day” and is happy to be able to call Scotland home.

    Talk 2 (19:45) - details coming...

  • 👉 C# 8 new features by Jon Skeet

    Jon Skeet is a Java developer working for Google in London. He is a C# author and community leader, spending far too much time on the Stack Overflow developer Q&A site.

    📅 Agenda:
    18:00 - 🍕 Pizza/Drinks/Chat
    18:30 - 👋 Welcome
    18:35 - 👨‍🏫 Jon Skeet
    20:55 - 👏 Closing
    21:00 - 🍻 Social (Sheffield Tap)

    ❗ We'll be providing pizzas before the main event, feel free to turn up anytime between 18:00-18:30 to have a bite to eat and a chat. If you have any dietary requirements please message us before the event so we can cater to your needs.

    ❗❗ We'll be hosting at Hallam University in the Adsetts building which is located next to the ODEON cinema. A Hallam University campus map can be found here - www.shu.ac.uk

  • We meet from 6:30 onwards with the meeting and talk starting about 7. Afterwards we go to the City Walls for food and more chat. All are welcome, there is no level of technical knowledge needed or expected for you to attend, come along and learn something.

  • 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.

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise). Maybe a member will give a short (15 - 30 minute) briefing on a topical subject at the beginning of the meeting (e.g. on UK / international legislation, topical privacy or security things such as, say, leaks of medical records).

    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org

    We also discuss related issues and plan meeting through our mailing list, please subscribe here:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
    Cambridge@openrightsgroup.org

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

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

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

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

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

  • This month's talk is brought to you by JB

    Unlock the power of the terminal on Android via Termux!

    Learn how your phone/tablet can be used as a full programming environment (editor, compilers, git...), back-up your phone to your computer over Wifi using standard UNIX tools, and create customized scripts that interact with Android's native menus and file-sharing capabilities.

    The talk targets both beginners, for whom Termux is an easy way into the Linux command-line world; and advanced users, who can use Termux to configure (break) their systems in more creative ways.

    About the speaker:

    JB is a developer spending way too much time in the terminal
    already, and found out one day that his phone has one too.

    Meeting at 7pm, for a tentative talk start at 7:15pm

    +++

    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 o...

  • Simple plan, meet have lunch and discuss agile and future of the group.

    We need to meet face to face more often. Everyone is welcome.

    Lets talk! ❤️

  • Some say that he can answer any question before it’s even been asked it, and that he has already written the next 5 version of C# in Depth, the books are apparently locked in a Redmond vault and will be used to create the official specifications. All I know, is that he’ll be in Aberdeen on 2nd October and you’ll not want to miss this Meetup!

    That’s right we have Jon Skeet coming to Aberdeen on Wednesday 2nd October to talk, in depth, about C#8! And with .NET Core 3.0 launching just days before at .NET Conf, the 3 day virtual event co-organised by the .NET community and Microsoft, there will be plenty to talk about at this meetup so you'll hopefully be able to join us.

    Also thanks to our sponsor, Brightree, you can grab a drink and few slices of pizza so make sure you turn up on time, and of course if you have any special dietary requirements please send me a message and let me know.

    Speaker Bio - Jon Skeet
    Jon Skeet is a senior software engineer at Google. He studied mathematics and...

  • Blockchain technology has been around for a while now, and to the surprise of many, has not completely died. In this talk you will be given a foundation to identify if blockchains are relevant to what you're doing: It will give an overview of what this new(ish) technology can and cannot do, and detail what importance it has to the world, and likely doesn't have to your business.

    About the speaker

    Thomas is a PhD student in cryptography at the University of Edinburgh, and part of its the Blockchain Technology lab, as well as a researcher for IOHK. He holds a BSC in computer science, also from the University of Edinburgh.

    Thomas' research is primarily into the privacy of distributed protocols, in particular of smart contract systems.

  • We are pleased to bring you the next event of the Docklands.LJC, a group within the main London Java Community that focuses on the developer community in and around Canary Wharf. October's Speaker is Johnson Noel.

    Real-time discovery with Stream Processing

    How do you understand what your fintech customers are doing while they are doing it? With the volumes of data growing exponentially, how do you obtain real-time insights with huge amounts of data arriving continuously? What about creating analytics and visualisations to help you understand your business even more?

    Traditional systems store all of the data and then process it, having to traverse the data every time a change is made. Today’s leading organisations need real-time analytics to give them competitive advantage.

    2nd Talk TBC

    Speaker Bio

    Johnson Noel is a Solutions Architect for Hazelcast®, the industry's most comprehensive in-memory computing platform. Johnson has 30 years of software industry experience, ranging from...

  • Details to come

  • The group meets over pizza and beer or soft drinks, ranging and rambling chat, in addition to interesting and informative talks.

    In June we have a talk about App development workflows, for web developers, using Flutter and Dart. Flutter is an open-source mobile application development framework created by Google. It is used to develop applications for Android and iOS. Dart is a client-optimized programming language for fast apps on multiple platforms. It is developed by Google and is used to build mobile, desktop, backend and web applications. Dart is an object-oriented, class defined, garbage-collected language using a C-style syntax.

    The group is diverse, welcoming, sociable, relaxed, irreverent, informative and fun.

  • The most productive and innovative organisations are those that can navigate uncertainty most effectively. The fundamental uncertainty that we encounter is uncertainty around human behaviour. How can we be certain that a person, or a team, or an organisation will behave in a particular way? How can we shift mindsets to be more certain of our intended outcomes? How can we become more certain of our own behaviours, so we can show up authentically, instead of always feeling like impostors?

    The conventional approach to working with behavioural uncertainty is trying to minimise it by using apparently objective approaches such as psychometric tools or behavioural inventories. Although these seemingly objective approaches may provide the comfortable illusion of behavioural predictability, the reality is that they are poor predictors of behavioural outcomes.

    Rather than working with these invalidated and unreliable tools, it is far more effective to validate our perspectives and rely on our...

  • After last weeks lighting talks, we're back with a more technical meetup. As testing is getting more technical and the industry is shifting more towards Devops, we thought we'd have another evening on Testing Platforms.

    Our first talk is from Tim Allen, Devops Engineer at 3Squared who will be delivering a talk on; 'Automated Tested within CI/CD'.

    "This will be a look at running automated tests within a CI/CD pipeline, handling errors and promoting successful builds. Not a tutorial as such but more of the shift in culture needed to make something like this work."

    Our second talk will be from our co-organiser, and quickly becoming a regular speaker, Samuel Turner who will be delivering his talk; 'On-Demand Test Platforms at U Account'.

    "At U Account we can provision entire test platforms as and when we need them, via a Slackbot we call Jarvis. As the platforms live in AWS (each in an EC2 instance), there's no limit to the number of platforms we can have provisioned at any one time....

  • Welcome to GoSheffield! This is where the Go community in Sheffield meets once a month to talk about cool hacks and interesting technology.

    As usual, we'll have three twenty-minute talks, with a break including food. The meetup will start at 18:10, featuring:

    * Strings, strings, strings - Jack Adams
    * Let's Go tiny with tinyGo - Dimas Prawira
    * TBA - John Gillott

    Please get in touch with the organisers if you'd like to give one yourself. All topics and levels of experience are welcome!

    Food and drinks will be provided for all attendees, courtesy of our sponsors.

    We are always looking for more sponsors and venues - if you know someone that can help us keep our gophers fed and happy, please get in touch!

    Please note that all attendees and sponsors are required to follow the Go code of conduct (golang.org).

    Venue: www.shefftechparks.com
    Sponsors:
    * Monzo - monzo.com
    * Utility Warehouse - www.utilitywarehouse.co.uk

  • Queer Code Scotland is a new meetup bringing together LGBTQ+ people who work in the technology industry, or who are studying to get there.

    Data Engineering (and indeed the role of Data Engineer) can mean a lot of different things to many different people. In this meetup, we will share a few varying perspectives on our experiences in data engineering across several different industries. The speakers:
    - Ali King, Data Engineer
    - Andy Herd, Data Engineer at FanDuel
    - Kate Ho, Former Head of Product (Data Platform) at Sainsburys Bank

    Code of conduct: queer-code.org

    Food and drink will be provided, and there will be a chance to chat and network before and after the talk. Thanks to FanDuel for hosting us and providing the refreshments!

  • Informal get-together to chat and enjoy coffee and breakfast

  • It's our second birthday and you're invited!

    Come and help us celebrate two years of awesomeness at CodeBase Stirling!

    Connect with our awesome tenant community and mingle with likeminded people, the wider business, techie, and student community.

    Join us for some drinks, snacks, banter, and surprises.

    Tickets are free but strictly limited!

    Dont delay, sign up today!

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

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • In this fortnightly coding club for 7-17 year olds, we will be working on different creative coding projects influenced by your interests and what you want to do. Meeting at the Stockbridge Library with some experienced mentors, we will help you to build different digital projects like websites, games, apps or even robots!

    Where possible, please bring along a device such as a laptop or chromebook but we will have some extra devices in case you need something.

    The dates for the club are as follows,

    23/09

    07/10

    21/10

    04/11

    18/11

    02/12

    If you have any questions, please get in touch at tanya@coderdojoscotland.com

  • 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 :-)

  • 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 🍻

  • Agenda:
    • 18:30 - Networking with pizza and drinks (courtesy of Redgate Software)
    • 18:55 - Introduction to .NET Cambridge (Andrea Angella)
    • 19:00 - Building a parser in C#, from first principles (Nicholas Blumhardt)
    • 20:00 - Logging and monitoring .NET applications (Alastair Smith)
    • 21:00 - Closing

  • Regular Open Night and Social, open to everyone, feel free to drop in, have a look around, and meet people.

  • 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...

  • 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

  • The Lean Agile Scotland Community Evening is a free event, bringing together engaging minds, to share ideas and help generate new ones. It is an opportunity to be a part of the Lean Agile Scotland community, even if you can't make the full conference on the following days.

    You'll be able to meet and mingle with fellow lean agilists, as well as hear from the speakers we've lined up:

  • *** This is a placeholder for the event being run on Eventbrite. Please sign up with your full name here: www.eventbrite.co.uk ***

    Why we choose React for a Large Scale Financial Trading Platform

    In this talk, Keith Bloom will illustrate why React is increasingly being leveraged to build zero-failure trading platforms, for the biggest investment banks and financial institutions in the world. We'll start from altitude, looking across multiple teams spanning hundreds of developers - we'll talk about how React's simple APIs and no-hassle frameworks specifically accelerates development for the biggest trading platforms. We'll then zoom in gradually all the way through to the experience of an individual developer, all while illustrating the points throughout with hard-core technical examples.

    About the Speaker

    Keith Bloom is a lead developer at Adaptive Financial Consulting with over 20 years’...

  • As big codebases age they often struggle to keep up with changes to programming languages and package development.
    New language features can't be easily adopted, and packages are often stuck on an old version due to a backwards-incompatible change. Fixing this requires large scale refactoring which can often take hundreds of hours. Why not automate it?

    In this talk we'll look at Rector, a PHP refactoring tool that automates hundreds of different refactorings. We'll look at different use cases, writing our own refactorings, and even converting an entire project from one framework to another!

  • As big codebases age they often struggle to keep up with changes to programming languages and package development.
    New language features can't be easily adopted, and packages are often stuck on an old version due to a backwards-incompatible change. Fixing this requires large scale refactoring which can often take hundreds of hours. Why not automate it?

    In this talk we'll look at Rector, a PHP refactoring tool that automates hundreds of different refactorings. We'll look at different use cases, writing our own refactorings, and even converting an entire project from one framework to another!

  • 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 on the Mound at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 8th of October, 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, people you can help)

    21:30 End of Meetu...

  • 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 every month for Stirling's premier business networking event featuring FREE breakfast, FREE coffee and a FREE hotdesking pass. Unfiltered is our caffeine (or decaf) fuelled monthly meeting of the minds, for techies, non techies, academics and the wider business community.

  • 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!

  • Monthly python meetup.

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

    All welcome!

  • CodeUp Sheffield is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month we get together to learn from each other, sharpen our skills and enjoy being in a space where everyone is immersed in code!

    There are many resources out there that help you to teach yourself to code, but sometimes there is no substitute for the insight and guidance that another person can give. Our group consists of coders with a wide range of experience, and our aim is to facilitate mentoring between more experienced and less experienced coders.

    All you have to bring is a laptop and some coding to get on with, such as a project, a book, or some online tutorials. If you are starting completely from scratch, we will try to guide you towards some learning resources. Please try to install any relevant software in advance, but if you need assistance with this, we are happy to help.

    Please RSVP as soon as possible, using your full name (to make it easier for reception to check yo...

  • Event details TBC

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

  • If you are interested in learning to knit, crochet, or sew, or if you already know how to do it and you would like to meet other people and craft socially come on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month to Swansea Hackspace!

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity!

    Pick up your soft crafts and join us for a cuppa!

  • The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users. Participation in HPC User Forum meetings is open to anyone with an interest in high performance computing or high performance data analysis, including users, vendors, funders, and others.

  • IMPORTANT: Event details are taken from public event listings for Cambridge University's Trust & Technology Initiative, for updates and changes to this event check their events page www.trusttech.cam.ac.uk

    The University of Cambridge's Trust & Technology Initiative is continuing their series of informal lunchtime talks featuring speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds talking about their work in the context of trust and technology.

    Dr Ella McPherson (Department of Sociology; Trust & Technology Initiative)

    "Technologies for Human Rights Witnessing: Humans, Machines and Ethics"

    All events in the lunchtime talk series are open to the public.

    *Registration is not required.*

  • Can you please RSVP here & www.eventbrite.co.uk

    After a delightful summer break, Space Technology Scotland working in partnership with Scottish Blockchain Meetup (powered by MBN Solutions – based in Glasgow) is delighted to announce BlockthisSpace – A Space Sector and Blockchain mash-up event.

    This cross-industry event will be a mash-up between the Scottish Space Sector and Scotland’s blockchain Industry. Our aim is to explore the huge potential for collaboration, skills and knowledge exchange, and the possible new business opportunities between space and blockchain developers.

    The evening will be split into two parts.

    For the first hour we will have speakers from both the space and blockchain sectors, followed by a panel discussion focused on the 'exploration of collaboration'
    The second hour will provide a networking opportunity over beer and pizza, kindly provided by MBN

    As with al...

  • Speakers TBC

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

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Regular Open Night and Social, open to everyone, feel free to drop in, have a look around, and meet people.

  • Join us at C++ Edinburgh for some great talks and to hang out with local C++ developers over some pizza and drinks. More details coming soon.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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

  • 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...

  • The bi-monthly Podcast Rebellion meetup, in collaboration with the Sheffield Podcasters Network, returns for October.

    Beer, food, and podcast chat - sounds like heaven, right?

    With speakers being announced for most of the events, you're sure to have fun in a friendly, informal setting where everyone is there for the love of podcasting! :)

  • THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE RSVP USING THIS LINK

    events.docker.com

    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 18h00 to 20h00, with further discussion afterwards in the pub! This month, Exception will sponsor the food (normally pizza) and a range of drinks.

    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 & Cloud Native community!

    Agenda

    6:00 PM: Doors Open: Check-In

    6:30 PM: Food & Drink

    Food and drinks provided by our sponsors

    7:00 PM: Talk: Deploying Blockchains in Docker

    Gabriele Cacciola will describe how Ocyan dockerised an...