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    Quantum Key Distribution: a gentle introduction
    Speaker: Prof Alan Woodward, University of Surrey
    Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.
    Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.
    Synopsis
    The potential arrival of quantum computers poses a threat to the most common public key encryption system in use today. However, quantum principles can be employed to create systems that allow theoretically secure key exchange schemes. In this talk we give a gentle introduction to how and why quantum key distribution works, plus we explore some of the implementation difficulties and how they affect the security of the schemes. Practical schemes are described and some of the exciting, near developments in the field are described. The talk hopes to equip the audience to consider the question of whether quantum based encryption schemes are the answer to the threat posed by quantum computers.
    About the speaker

    Alan began a...

  • Beware - the account manager is talking about UX again!

  • Net Talent are absolutely delighted to be supporting The Edinburgh Umbraco Users’ Group (Edinbuug). The group will give anyone with an interest in Umbraco the chance to network and discuss Umbraco in a friendly and relaxed environment.
    The events held in central Edinburgh will give anyone with an interest in Umbraco the opportunity to meet up for a mix of formal Umbraco based presentations from industry experts and less formal but equally as informative round table discussions.

  • Looking for more creative ways to integrate audio with the design of your apps or web content? Familiar with iOS, HTML5 or video editing?

    Dolby is hosting a free happy hour and tech talk session in London on March 29th! bit.ly

    Experience Dolby Audio in action and hear presentations from Adobe about its uses in Premiere Pro and Audition. They will show you all the tricks and tips and everything you need to know to create awesome audio using Dolby Audio.

    Come and grab this chance to win either of these prizes : a 12-month subscription to Creative Cloud, an iPad Pro, Apple TV and Apple gift cards!

    Interested? Register now, space is limited! bit.ly

  • Kicking things off for 2017, I'll be presenting a very basic 'How to get from nothing to something with Selenium Webdriver'. Automation is always a popular topic, and I know everyone always enjoys watching me flap my way through a live demo.

    There'll be a short beer break and then 3squared's Alex Bennell will be talking about Test Estimation, another contentious topic (but aren't they all). This will hopefully devolve into the usual lively debate and open floor discussion.

    And the important details - As it's the first one of the year, there will be a bar tab!

    Doors at 6:30pm. We'll be kicking the talks off at 7pm.

    Hope to see you all there.

    -- Why not follow the @steelbugs twitter account for all the latest ShefTest updates.

  • See web page for details of talks.

    If you plan to come please grab a free ticket from eventbrite. You don't need a ticket to attend, but we use them to work out how much pizza to buy.

  • Fresh from their own trip to Mobile World Congress, come a join the Scottish digital tech companies who attended this years conference, who will share the buzz, insight and biggest announcements from this year's event.

    Scottish companies Adimo, Bright Signals & Burness Paull will each share their insights from Europe’s leading tech conference and provide their own thoughts on the direction of the international tech sector.

    Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry and has evolved to become the leading digital technology conference.

    Whether it’s blockchain, chatbots, virtual assistants, industrial internet or digital finance, mobile is now the force behind almost every emerging technology.

    So, what do the latest developments and trends mean for the sector in Scotland – and what opportunities are emerging for your company? 

    The event will consist of presentations by three Scottish tech companies who attended this year’s conference...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • This seminar will bring together policymakers, officials and senior representatives from across the creative industries to discuss the priorities for ensuring the UK creative workforce remains globally competitive during and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

  • EVENT DETAILS

    18:00 REGISTRATION

    18:15 - 18:20 WELCOME

    18:20 - 18:30 Simon Montford (WEB3//IOT)

    Open Forum; members are invited to make announcements, share news, seek project collaborators, promote their IoT events, and request topics for future Meetups.

    18.30 - 18.50 Martin Hawksey (Assoc for Learning Tech, UK)

    Google Analytics continues to evolve and this presentation will offer hacks, insights, and inspiration. The talk will explore how Google Analytics can be used as part of the IoT using devices such as Raspberry Pis for recording and analysing everything from sensor data to physical switches. We'll also look at bridging offline and asynchronous tracking sending measurement data in batches when connectivity is reestablished as well as pushing data from third party APIs into Google Analytics using free tools.

    18:50 - 19:10 Richard Taylor(Critical Blue)

    Properly used, API keys and tokens for mobile apps and IoT devices play an important role in web...

  • Speaker 1 - Rob McLeod - Comet Global Consulting.

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

    “I have an opportunity for you…”

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

    Aging population

    Move from buying to renting

    “Polarisation” of population

    Generation gap

    Tech changes and automation

    Loss of confidence in financial suppliers

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

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

  • This month we're having a practical session, so please bring a laptop if you can. We'll split up into groups and work on one or more programming challenges selected by the organisers from exercism.io.

    This is a non-competitive, collaborative (and hopefully fun) event where you can both help and learn from your peers - even if it's just "how did you just do that in vim?!".

  • Two speakers, plenty of Q&A, then some food, drink and chat.

    This event is free but ticketed as space is limited.

    We're sponsored by FanDuel, who are kindly donating the meeting space in their Edinburgh offices, as well as food and drinks.

    SPEAKERS
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    Hilary Roberts, Skyscanner
    Science and Sensibility: Thoughts on Experimentation and Growth

    Hilary cut her teeth in product working with dozens of startups from the University of Edinburgh to test their value propositions and find their first customers. In 2013 she moved to Skyscanner, one of the world's largest travel search sites. She is now product manager for the Flights Group, the company's largest business vertical, with more than 50 million users per month globally.

    Chris Armstrong
    FRAGILE Development - Creating an app on a shoestring budget

    Chris is the designer & founder of Niice, a creative collaboration platform that's used by teams like Nike, Sony and TIME. Hailing from Belfast, in the past he'...

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • April's edition of the SmartSheffield meetup will take place in conjunction with the pop-up Barclays Eagle Lab, which will be taking place for a month from the 27th March at Sheffield Hallam University's Cantor Building on Arundel Street.
    Full details of the programme and speakers will follow, but one of the things we will be looking at for certain is the Things Network and the opportunity to build out a LoRaWAN network across Sheffield, in a similar way to what is currently happening in Manchester and Leeds. We will also get to engage with the activities of the Eagle Lab and explore how some of those things relate to urban innovation and technology.

  • Being a founder of a startup isn’t easy. As a founder you’ll likely experience highs and lows; a real rollercoaster of emotions. That is why support and regular contact with fellow founders is invaluable.

    The meetup is a platform for the Scottish startup community to interact on a regular basis. The RookieOven meetup in a monthly opportunity to meet fellow founders in a relaxed environment. Share experience, soak up advice, connect and collaborate.

    At the meetup there are no talks, presentations or set agendas just great conversations between Scottish startup founders, employees and enthusiasts.

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

  • The BCS Edinburgh Branch Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture (about Sidney Michaelson)

    In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

    Monday 3rd April 2017, 17:30 - 18:30

    Speaker: Dr Paul Patras, The University of Edinburgh

    Venue: Main Hall, Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH.

    Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF here ...

    Synopsis

    Over 250 million activity tracking wristbands, smart watches and personal health monitors will be in use by 2020. But given the rapid pace at which new wearables are launched and the predominantly wireless communications with their users, privacy concerns arise. Join expert in wireless networks Dr Paul Patras as he discusses the surveillance risks to which wearables are exposed, the challenges of preserving user privacy and some simple steps that could be taken to avoid tracking...

    About the speaker


    Dr Paul Patras is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Chancellor's Fellow in th...

  • CityChain17 brings together Blockchain and Distributed Ledger thought leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe. The aim? To provide the best and latest informed thinking and hype-free exploration of ideas, use cases, challenges, and concerns. The event is targeted at businesses, technologists, students, and academics with a need or desire to know more and to hear of the very best thinking in this important sector.

  • Come join us for an evening where Adam Thomson will take us through how to create your own Splunk App, then Robert Williamson will cover the various Splunk training paths and some of the newest education content options. Finally, Harry McLaren will give an overview of Splunk User Behaviour Analytics (UBA) and how Machine Learning is changing the face of detecting insider threats.

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

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

    Talks will kick off at 7pm, folks tend to start arriving around 6ish. We're looking to have more chairs this month so people can hear the talks.

    Speakers for This Month:

    Lisa Fianders - Limitations of Dynamic Malware Analysis on Windows

    If you fancy doing a talk let me know or you're welcome to come along and just do one :-)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 month.
    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org
    If you are interested in joining the group of local organizers, subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
    [masked]

  • ORG Brighton is hosting an evening of talks all about the proposed changes to the Espionage Act.

    What has the Law Commission proposed?

    The changes to the Espionage, or Official Secrets, Act proposed by the Law Commission dramatically increase penalties for whistleblowers and journalists that expose wrong doing and law breaking within government.

    Not only this but those accused wouldn't be able to argue as their defence that their actions were in the public interest.

    Read more about the proposals on ORG's website and from the Law Commission directly.

    Who's speaking?

    ORG's Policy Director Javier Ruiz Diaz will be joining us to talk over the proposals and their implications. We are working to confirm additional speakers to provide a journalist's/whistleblower's perspective.

    How can I make a difference?

    The Law Commission is currently holding an open public consultation on the proposals. The consultation will run until 3rd May so make sure to lobby your MP or write to the law Commi...

  • 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.

  • Every month, apart from December and January we have talks about technical subjects. They are not necessarily Linux related, but can be about databases, security, config management etc.

    We meet in Sportsters Bar, 8 - 12 Princes Street Falkirk FK1 1LU from 6:30 pm and the evening is about chatting. All are welcome, it doesn't matter if it is your first time there, and it doesn't matter if you turn up with a notepad full of questions, there should be someone who can answer them.

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

  • Join CEO of Early take investment fund at TechCube on the 5th of April from 1-3pm

    1:00PM - 1:30PM: Gathering

    1:30PM - 2:30PM: Q&A

    2:30PM - 3:00PM: Networking

    The Lucey Fund is leading the wave of very early stage Tech Angel investing and have invested in 100+ startups in the past 3 years, 30 of which were in the past 12 months, with plans to make 40+ in 2017. We are seeking new investment opportunities in Edinburgh so come meet the Founder Ian Lucey and tell us more about your startup!

    Please use the below link to attend the event.

    www.eventbrite.com

  • Wednesday 5th April 2017, 6:00 pm.
    Speaker: Matt Little - CTO, ZoneFox
    Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.
    Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.
    This meeting is supported by NCR



    Synopsis

    Insiders – they’re the one thing that we all have in our businesses. Whether we are talking about employees, contractors or partners, you need to know that your confidential data, intellectual property and your customer’s personal data is secure.
    Signatures are old hat and just don’t work. Rules describe your company but you can’t define rules to cover every possible threat scenario.

    Learn about the new approach of User Behaviour Analytics (UBA) and how it can be used to spot unusual and potentially dangerous user behaviour – even those behaviours which you hadn’t considered as risky.


    Attend this BCS meeting and learn about using User Behaviour Analytics to:

    • Harness the power of machine learning to automati...

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

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

    This month we'll be doing a back to basics session running through contributing to using git and contributing to Open Source projects. Since we have a NEW WEBSITE we will be doing some demos using this repo and looking at what we can do to remove the hurdles of modern web development workflows.

    Danny Wilson will be taking over the reigns of the PHPNews (will try not to butcher it too much) and Rob Cooper will be doing a run through of how the new site works/how to contribute to it!

    Also a big thanks to all who have come along to any of the meetings over the last 2 years; head down and we'll have...

  • A proud part of the London Games Festival 2017

    With Guest of Honour, Dr. Jo Twist OBE, CEO, UKIE

    Six months on from the launch of the third round of the UK Games Fund, and in the context of Brexit, this event will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss and debate future priorities for the UK video games and interactive entertainment industry, including skills requirements; emerging opportunities for growth; navigating Brexit and the knock-on impact on access to overseas talent, Digital Single Market reform and the future IP and copyright landscape.

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

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

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

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

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

  • As usual - ensure you arrive before 1830, or entry cannot be guaranteed.

    Agenda

    1800 - Pizza, Beer, Chat

    1830 - Portainer.io by Anthony Lapenna (@Tony_Lapenna)

    1930 - One for the road

    Portainer.io

    Portainer.io is a software company based in Auckland, New Zealand. It offers a user interface for Docker called Portainer. This UI was born after the feeling that there was a need for IT infrastructure technicians, having no or a poor knowledge with Docker, to have a tool helping them use Docker. This is Portainer motto: keep it simple. As simple to use as it is to deploy, it allows you to manage Docker standalone hosts, Docker Swarm standalone clusters as well as Docker clusters using Swarmkit (Swarm mode). It is available on Linux, Windows & Mac. The talk will present Portainer.io and the software, it will also include a quick comparison with the existing solutions (Rancher, Shipyard...) and a feature analysis. It will end with a live demo of the software.

  • (a special 'B-Sides Edinburgh' warm up!)

    CARL GOTTLIEB (Cognition)

    "The Antivirus Industry - The Good, The Bad and The Fugly"

    LUKASZ SULKOWSKI (Carbon Black)

    (please note Carl's talk is not the same as the one he is delivering the day after at B-Sides)

    Talks start at 6:45pm (please arrive between 6 and 6:30pm for the pizza/beer - we won't be manning the doors past 6:40pm)

    Pizza, beer, talks and we'll have drinks afterwards in No8 Lister Square from 8:30pm approx.

    As always, if you find you can't make these events closer to the time, please update your RSVP so any on the waiting list can accept.

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • Do you love to code?
    Do you enjoy pair programming and test-driven development?
    Do you want to have fun and up your coding skills at the same time?

    It’s a one-day pair programming code retreat focusing on test-driven development specifically aimed at under-represented groups in technology. We’ll follow the code retreat format described here: coderetreat.org

  • Speaker Jason Fairley, Axis Animation

  • 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.

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    link: python-glasgow-mob-april-2017.eventbrite.co.uk

  • A FREE monthly WordPress meetup for developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress enthusiasts organised by Kimb Jones & supported by Make Do and the Sheffield Hallam University.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

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

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

  • Did you know that journalists and whistleblowers could soon be sent to prison for 14 years for exposing corruption and government wrongdoing?

    Imagine living in a society where abuses of power, corruption and wrongdoing could go unreported and unchallenged - it could be closer than you think...

    Join us on Wednesday 12th April to find out from Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, about what the new law means for journalists and whistleblowers and what you can do to stop the Law Commission's proposals.

    About the Espionage Act

    The Law Commission is advising the Government how to update the law about classified state secrets - they want a new Espionage Act to increase the penalties, and allow journalists handling secret documents to be treated like spies.

    Their proposals would stop investigative journalism and public-interest whistleblowing concerning the secret state.

    Would you risk 14 years in jail just for examining secret documents?

    Whistleblowers and journal...

  • Calling all Edinburgh developers, designers, accessibility, usability, and any other user-centered professionals.

    If you have an interest in accessibility and inclusive design, we want you in this group.

    Would you like to network with like-minded professionals that are passionate about inclusive design?

    Would you like to learn how to make your work more accessible?

    Do you work in accessibility and want to share your knowledge?

    We want you in this group.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • Bringing together people who make things, whatever they may be!

    Creative Dundee and Dundee MakerSpace are kicking off a new regular informal event series on Wed 12th August.

    And by people, we mean anyone who makes, this could include, but not limited to! Artists – developers – scientists – designers – technologists – architects – performers – musicians – public/community activists – individuals, organisations, companies – the list goes on.

    Make / Share is the chance to hear a few short talks by people about the things they’ve made and the process they’ve gone through to make them.

    We also have space to show and demo your creations/products/processes, so please just bring them along on the night – we’ll have tables and a plug socket or two on offer if needed.

    If you’d like to talk about a project you’ve been working on, just get in touch with us or Creative Dundee.

  • 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! we hope that with enough interest we can organize yarn-bombing activities around the city!

    You can buy fairly cheap material from Swansea Market to start with, and we have a small selection of material in stock on the day if you if you don't have any yourself. If you are looking to learn try to choose bright coloured thick yarn (acrylic is perfect to learn on) and large knitting needles or crochet hooks! If you are already a knitter or a crocheter bring your project with you for everyone to admire and get inspired!

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

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

  • Schedule

    6.30pm Doors Open & Networking

    Doors will close at 7pm so please arrive before hand

    7.00pm A Brief Introduction to Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints - Laz Allen

    Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC) has long been one of Skyscanner's not so secret sauces. First used at the company around 2014 as part of the move to squads and tribes and used time and again across the company to drive meaningful, effective improvement since then.

    In this talk, Laz, will introduce the subject, cover a little of the background, the areas it can be used, the high-level principles and some of the practical tools for dealing with bottlenecks, critical root causes and dilemmas.

    This is an introductory talk so expect to leave with more questions that you started; but that's ok as we’ll finish up with some of the best places Laz has found to find more. Be warned though, once seen you’ll never see an escalator the same way again.

    Laz Allen is an Agile Coach at Skyscanner. He started out runnin...

  • Hey there,

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

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

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

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

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

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

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

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

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

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

  • The openstreetmap community in Edinburgh have a social meeting every month, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm at the Guildford Arms. Everyone is welcome, including those from outside the Edinburgh area, to come and meet with us. We will try and have either a hi-vis vest and/or OSM related flyers/posters on the table. This is an opportunity to meet with others and hear about what's going on, learn new mapping techniques, and just generally discuss all things relating to maps, open data, GIS, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A pub meetup is planned for April, chat PHP and related web dev things over your choice of beverage!

  • Chaired by Mark Sayers, Deputy-Director, Business, Crime & Skills Team, Cyber and Government Security Directorate, Cabinet Office

    Following the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 and the announcement of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy inquiry, this event will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the emerging cyber security threats.

    Attendees will consider options to address the systemic vulnerabilities of skill gaps, the implications of the Internet of Things as well as ways to improve Britain’s resilience in the context of the implementation of the UK’s Cyber Security Strategy.

  • Hi All,

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

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

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

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

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • Our regular Mobile Dev Meetup event!

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

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

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

    The event should be over by around 9.

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

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

  • CodeUp Sheffield is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month we intend to provide a workspace for people with no programming skills to come and learn the basics, with mentors available to answer your questions and help you on your way. Our sessions will also be suitable for people with basic skills who need support to develop them, and even for people with intermediate or advanced skills who just want to come along to a space where everyone is immersed in code!

    There will be no structured workshop this month, but come along and talk to our mentors - they can help if you need some pointers to get started with programming, some advice on a project you're working on, or if you have any other questions about coding or getting your first job in the tech industry.

    Please ensure you bring along your own laptop.

    Also please note the change of venue - we are now hosted by Quidco. There is lift access.

  • Following on from the Science and Technology Committee’s recently launched inquiry into Managing Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer and just after the Autumn Statement announcement that there will be £2 Billion of new funding for technology, science research and development the morning will consider what steps the government, businesses and universities should be taking to aid the commercialisation process for new technology. Delegates will be given the opportunity to evaluate progress since the government named the eight great technologies in its 2012 industrial strategy to deliver economic growth and societal benefits.

    Discussions will include an analysis of the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill; the top priorities for the technologies within the UK’s future trade strategies following Brexit and recommendations and next steps following the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry The Lessons Learnt from Graphene.

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

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

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

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

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

  • Monthly meetup for the Edinburgh branch of Women Who Code

  • Please note that this event is ticketed as previous similar events have proved to be reasonably popular. Tickets are free but donations to our hosts, Union St., will be welcome on the day. Tickets are available from here: www.eventbrite.com

    For this meetup, we are encouraging attendees to bring any projects they want to show off, combining this with a micro:bit hacking evening. There will be some micro:bits available to play with over the evening though you can bring your own. Alternatively you might choose to bring a Raspberry Pi or anything else you want.

    The evening is going to be split into two parts.

    In the first part, anyone who wants to show off things that they have already made, from lighting leds to small robots can, well.. show off!

    Please remember to be sensible about the dimensions of projects that you bring along, those that draw a significant amount of power and, obviously, n...

  • 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.

  • Getting online has never been more important.

    Being able to access the internet can open up a whole world of opportunities. Many of us take it for granted that we can click on the web and shop cheaply, check out the latest job sites, discover key information for our studies or work, book a cut-price holiday or fill in an online government form.

    However, for many Social Housing Tenants this isn’t an option.
    Digital inclusion is a huge challenge - and one which our host organisations are determined to face head-on as part of our vision to make homes and lives better.

    Our fourth “connecting the Unconnected” event will be held on the 26th April 2017 at the Mercure hotel, Inverness.

    We have a full agenda of speakers presenting on issues which relate directly to Social Housing Tenants throughout Scotland.

    A Full agenda and further details, including information on our speakers will be released soon.

  • 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! we hope that with enough interest we can organize yarn-bombing activities around the city!

    You can buy fairly cheap material from Swansea Market to start with, and we have a small selection of material in stock on the day if you if you don't have any yourself. If you are looking to learn try to choose bright coloured thick yarn (acrylic is perfect to learn on) and large knitting needles or crochet hooks! If you are already a knitter or a crocheter bring your project with you for everyone to admire and get inspired!

  • Set to take place six months on from the first successful public test of a driverless car on UK streets, and following the release of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into future uses of autonomous vehicles expected to report early in the new year, this forum will discuss the way forward for developing and commercialising connected and autonomous vehicle technology and assess the outcomes of the consultation into advanced driver assistance systems and automated vehicle technologies, the ways in which driverless cars are expected to disrupt the insurance market and necessitate changes to road traffic law and what intelligent infrastructure is needed to enable widespread adoption of driverless technology.

  • Data protection and the regulatory framework: preparing for EU GDPR and the consequences of Brexit
    Thursday, 27th April 2017
    Central London
    THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

    Guests of Honour
    Christopher Docksey, Coordinating Director, European Data Protection Supervisor
    Jonathan Bamford, Head of Parliamentary and Government Affairs, Information Commissioner’s Office

    This seminar will offer a timely opportunity to discuss the developing data protection and privacy landscape in the UK and Europe.

    It takes place as the UK’s future relationship with the EU remains unclear and with preparations beginning in earnest for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) coming into force in the UK and across Europe. Delegates will examine implementation issues affecting public and private sector organisations of varying scales and the way forward for effective international collaboration at a governmental, regulatory and industry level.

    Areas for discussion include the impact of...

  • The future for Human Resources - technology and the changing role for HR professionals
    Thursday, 27th April 2017
    Central London

    THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

    Guest of Honour

    A senior speaker confirmed from Glassdoor


    Delegates at this conference will discuss latest thinking on the use of HR and workforce management technology by employers in the UK.

    It will offer delegates the opportunity to hear case studies and best practice examples from industry, as well as insights from academics and thought leaders.

    Sessions will consider how technology can be used within talent recruitment and management strategies, as well as examining the role it can play in improving employee engagement and fostering organisational culture.

    Further sessions will consider the use of Big Data and HR analytics, as well as the future role for HR professionals in light of advancements in technology.

    The conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including employers,...

  • This month, Chris Kemp (@chriskemp3000) from NottsJS will be teaching us some React!

    "React may be something that you’re interested in learning, but looking at your first react app, even a simple one, can be confusing as there’s a lot of magic involved. There’s Linting, EcmaScript, JSX, Babel, Webpack, Redux, Yeoman, NPM and finally React. Rather than having to start from he outside and dig inwards through this, this session will focus on the core concepts and then move outwards to explain some of the things that support it. You’re then invited to contribute to an Open Source project to help build a website and be able to say that you’ve written a real-world site."

  • Speaker 1 - Yuri Aleksandrov, Aridhia -

    www.linkedin.com

    Yuri is a data scientist at Aridhia, where he assists healthcare researchers with managing collaborative research, stratified medicine, and biomedical research through the use of biomedical informatics and analytics platform. He holds a degree in Criminology from the University of Abertay Dundee and MSc in Data Engineering from the Dundee University. Yuri is passionate about using data to solve problems in various areas ranging from retail to healthcare. He describes himself as “multipotentialite” and his interest range spans multiple areas, such as entrepreneurship, science and technology, in particular, machine learning and blockchain. He is always open to discuss projects and ideas, so feel free to get in touch at www.linkedin.com or aleksandrov.yuri@gmail.com

    Presentation 1-
    "What can Data Scientists learn from DevOps"

    This talk will cover how data scientists can integrat...

  • The Digital Technology Awards showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses, large and small. The Digital Technology Awards is a great arena for informal networking and attracting key players from across the industry. It reveals the latest advances in digital technologies and rewards excellence.

    Now going into their seventh year, these are the industry’s must-have awards and an unmissable event!

    The Digital Tech Awards always attract fierce competition from all corners of our industry and provide an amazing opportunity to showcase your company. Be in with a chance to win one of our coveted awards...

    #DigitalTech2017 Categories

    - Best B2B Technology Product/Service
    - Best B2C Technology Product/Service
    - International Technology Star
    - Best Financial Services Product/Service
    - Best Public Sector Product/Service
    - Outstanding Marketing Performance in a Tech Company
    - Investment Deal of the Year
    - Star Performan...

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

  • Being a founder of a startup isn’t easy. As a founder you’ll likely experience highs and lows; a real rollercoaster of emotions. That is why support and regular contact with fellow founders is invaluable.

    The meetup is a platform for the Scottish startup community to interact on a regular basis. The RookieOven meetup in a monthly opportunity to meet fellow founders in a relaxed environment. Share experience, soak up advice, connect and collaborate.

    At the meetup there are no talks, presentations or set agendas just great conversations between Scottish startup founders, employees and enthusiasts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 month.
    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org
    If you are interested in joining the group of local organizers, subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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  • Every month, apart from December and January we have talks about technical subjects. They are not necessarily Linux related, but can be about databases, security, config management etc.

    We meet in Sportsters Bar, 8 - 12 Princes Street Falkirk FK1 1LU from 6:30 pm and the evening is about chatting. All are welcome, it doesn't matter if it is your first time there, and it doesn't matter if you turn up with a notepad full of questions, there should be someone who can answer them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A room full of entrepreneurially minded professionals from technical, design, business and transport sector backgrounds spending 3 days and 3 nights side by side developing new products to improve transport services within the South East of Scotland - sound good?

    Product Forge is running a competitive transport hackathon at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th May.

    Regardless of whether you already have an idea that you would like to prototype, or don’t and would just like to make new connections, we invite you to come along and meet talented people with a shared interest in the future of Scottish transport.

    Participants form small cross-functional teams to work on a product prototype with support from industry experts in the transport sector and the wider technology community.

    Use this opportunity to gain new skills, network with professionals or even kick-start your own company!

    All our participants receive mentoring, 10 free meals and 24 hour acces...

  • A regular and very informal meet-up for Sheffield digital types, over breakfast on Friday mornings at the lovely Tamper Coffee Sellers Wheel on Arundel Street.

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

  • Implementing the Prevent duty and teaching British values - key issues for schools, colleges and communities
    Tuesday, 9th May 2017
    Central London
    THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

    Guests of Honour
    Sophie Taylor, Deputy Director, Due Diligence and Counter Extremism, Department for Education
    Geraint Evans HMI, Specialist Advisor, Extremism, Ofsted

    Assessing the progress of the Government’s attempts to counter extremism amongst young people, following the introduction of a statutory duty for schools and FE colleges under the Prevent Strategy in September 2015, this seminar will bring together key stakeholders from across the education and local government sectors.

    Policymakers and stakeholders will examine the progress to date of the Prevent Strategy in schools and colleges, in light of concerns from the teaching profession regarding the guidance given to schools and the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ Counter-Extremism report, published in July 2016, which called for an independ...