United Kingdom Flag

  • Nearly three quarters of our planet is covered by oceans. Bodies of water, from oceans and seas to rivers, lakes, marshes, and bays collectively host over 2 million species of plants and diverse wildlife that represents over 50% of life on earth!

    The Blue Economy is a growing movement that aims to harness these coastal and maritime resources for economic growth, whilst protecting its ecosystems. Our oceans are a hugely under-utilised resource with enormous potential for our future. EIT Food invites you to an immersive breakfast discussion on the progress being made in this sector, where you will have the chance to see, smell and taste the latest innovations in the Blue Economy.

    Come along to learn the key sustainability lessons from thought leaders Thor Sigfusson, Hordur G. Kristinsson and Isabel Hoffmann as they chart the sector’s incredible journey from traditional to high-tech sustainability success story - and the whole event will be recorded for EIT Food’s innovation podcast...

  • Agenda
    6pm-6:45pm - Arrival & Networking
    6:45pm - Welcome/kick-off
    Gary Fleming - Beyond Frameworks: Thinking and Tools
    Valerie Dryden - Radical Candor
    9pm'ish - Wrap-Up

    Refreshments kindly provided by our hosts Fanduel.

    Livestream: www.youtube.com

    Talk synopses:

    Valerie Dryden @outragedracoon - Radical Candor

    People are complicated and working together is hard. By acknowledging this and taking care of the needs of others and sharing context, we can avoid unnecessary conflict. Radical Candor is an approach to this that gives us techniques we can use to better communicate with others and in turn work more effectively together.

    Gary Fleming @garyfleming - Beyond Frameworks: Thinking and Tools

    Frameworks. Methodologies. Ceremonies. Manifestos. Some would say they represent the collective wisdom of our community. Others would say we often buy things wholesale to avoid having to engage our brains. The truth is messier.

    From the idea of cadence to the...

  • Get ready for the summer with another fun Lean Coffee!
    Spoiler alert: there is no actual coffee involved :(

    We will also plug DrupalCamp Scotland 24 - 25 May 2019, Edinburgh
    camp.drupal.scot

    Its always a great event, only 40 quid, buy your ticket soon as this ensures they get the numbers right for rooms, freebies and catering! Be good to see a good edPUG contingent there to support another local PHP meetup and conference.

    This month’s meetup will go something like this:

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

    19:00 - 20:30 - Lean Coffee discussion - leancoffee.org

    We’re hosting another Lean Coffee discussion! It’s an edPUG favourite, and a perfect introduction to the meetup if you've never been before.

    We will split ourselves into one or more groups, and using post-it notes everyone can suggest topics to discuss. We then vote on the topics, and discuss each one for 5 minutes.

    The topics are likely to be development/technology focused, but ther...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Join us for a special EU Election week event focused on technology’s worrying impacts on UK democracy.

    Nearly a year after the General Data Protection Regulation was implemented, questionable data practices on social media advertising are threatening UK elections. We’ll hear from Who Targets Me about their innovative browser extension that improves transparency in online advertising by showing users who is targeting political ads at them and why.

    We’ll also hear from our new Data & Democracy Project Officer Pascal Crowe about why we should be concerned about electronic voting trials in the UK. We’ll also hear about ORG’s upcoming event ORGCon.

    No technical expertise are necessary, all are welcome to this free event.

  • 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

  • Discover the Swedish innovations and trends that are shaking up the food and retail landscape and making strides to solve the food industry’s most pressing issues. We’ll be exploring the forward thinking developments in Swedish food and retail, and how these innovations can be brought to new markets.

    We at YFood love Swedish companies because they are strong, sustainable and disruptive - exactly what YFood is all about! We can’t wait to bring this event to London Food Tech Week and give you the chance to learn from the leading pioneers of Sweden’s food retail scene and find out more about collaboration and partnership opportunities.

    There are a limited number of free tickets so get yours today here:

    yfood.com

    This event is part of London Food Tech Week 2019 - the week-long festival celebrating and connecting all the incredible people, companies and innovations in Food Tech is the must attend event of 2019.

  • THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED! NEW DATE TO BE ARRANGED

    AI WTF is an event created to demonstrate how to get started with AI and the power of it. Every few years there is a paradigm shift that technology goes through; desktop to mobile, on-premise to cloud, and now procedural coding to intelligent models.

    What intelligent experiences will AI empower us to create as makers? So we asked ourselves AI WTF can you do!

    We will be running events across the UK in 2019 to share/collaborate/learn from different AI use cases, that you can apply yourself.

    Join us, we look forward to meeting you.

  • FusionONE, taking place at Tobacco Dock, London, UK, is a new developer conference for Financial Services.

    At this hands-on developer day, you will get a world-first play with Finastra’s Open APIs. We will provide hands-on training for developers, to understand how to tap into the APIs of existing cores and start to collaborate to innovate using Microsoft Azure. #CollaborateToInnovate

    On the day you’ll also learn how FusionFabric.cloud, the open development platform for banks and Fintechs enables increased developer productivity:
    - Build applications faster
    - Deploy from the Microsoft Azure cloud using automated application distribution tools
    - Monetise your app through FusionStore marketplace
    - Reach new audiences, promote to thousands of Finastra's bank clients worldwide

  • Not Just Gender

    This month we’re looking at another of the themes requested at our launch event last year - people are not just their gender. As is the tradition now, there’ll also be plenty of time to chat.

    What will the evening involve?

    17.30 Doors open for drinks and chat. We’ll be there to welcome you if haven’t attended before or you would like to be introduced to other people.

    18.00 Talks start See below for details.

    Over to you Please bring along any Sheffield women in tech news you have to pass on, events to advertise or questions to ask.

    There'll be time for more drinks and chat until we close at 20.00.

    Chad Gowler - user researcher

    They have also written about gender, software, mental health and digital games. They are a firm believer in inclusive software and digital inclusion. In their spare time, they can be found in various usergroups talking about gender, mental health and gaming for social good. At ShfWIT, Chad will talk about what non-binary and...

  • Sheffield Data for Good brings together the data and social expertise in Sheffield to help solve the city’s social problems. And it's for anyone that's interested, not just 'data experts'.

    The focus of this session will be 'Social Isolation'. The last time we met up about this topic, we had some ideas for what we could do next. We then voted on these ideas. And the winning idea was...

    - Map risk factors and community assets/services by geography in Sheffield -

    (see the full vote results at doodle.com).

    So, this Meetup will be to explore this idea more and to get cracking on something! We will be holding another Meetup the week after this to carry on with the work if needed.

    You don't need to have come along before.

  • 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!

  • FoodBytes! by Rabobank is a food & agri pitch competition-meets-networking platform, that brings together startups, corporates and investors pioneering a more sustainable future of food and agriculture. YFood was thrilled that Rabobank was bringing this platform, and the incredible opportunity it provides for our community of startups, to London and partnered with them last year on their first ever London event which saw YFood Community members Mimica and Winnow winning the London and New York People’s Choice awards.

    FoodBytes! by Rabobank will be hosting an exclusive event for the YFood and London Food Tech Week community to celebrate the event coming to London again on 7 November 2019, and are looking for startups to apply to pitch!

    Come and find out more about what FoodBytes! can offer and hear the success stories of previous participants . This event is an unmissable opportunity for startups to meet the FoodBytes! by Rabobank Team, the leading global bank in food and agricult...

  • Deliveroo are more than just a delivery platform. They are changing the way people eat and helping restaurants to grow and expand. Deliveroo have built a community of restaurant partners that they support in engaging with tech and reaching new markets.

    Spend a morning getting to know the Deliveroo team and hearing from some of their up and coming restaurant partners about how they have achieved growth by working with Deliveroo.

    There are a limited amount of free tickets so get yours today here:

    yfood.com

    This event is part of London Food Tech Week 2019! This week-long festival celebrating and connecting all the incredible people, companies and innovations in Food Tech is the must attend event of 2019.

  • Not everyone can make it to an evening event so let's do lunch!

    We're not having a 'proper' meetup this month due to a bit of a scheduling reshuffle (check out our June meetup listing for full details: www.meetup.com). So we're trying something a little bit different...

    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.

    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. If it's popular then we'll look at making it a more regular thing with a better venue and some talks. Or we can just continue to get together now and again and have lunch.

    As always, if you'd like to sponsor or speak at a future event then pleas...

  • This is going to be another amazing event!
    _______________________

    Agenda

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Pizza, beer and networking

    • 7:00pm - 7:40pm: React Native at Skyscanner: The Good Parts by Karan Thakkar

    • 7:40pm - 8:20pm: Practical Performance for React (Native) by Anna Doubková

    • 8:20pm - 9:00pm: From the back to the front - running React on the edge, a worker and the client by Stefan Judis

    • Drinks - Yes!
    _______________________

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

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

    Sponsors

    Lloyds Bank
    www.lloydsbankinggroup.com
    @LBGCareers

    Pulsecty
    pulsecty.com
    @Pulsecty

    biggles at large
    ht...

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

    THURSDAY MAY 23rd - WOOD MACKENZIE
    2, Exchange Place, 5 Semple St, Edinburgh

    Speakers:
    Tash Norris (Photobox Group) @tashjnorris
    Fede Charosky (Quorum Cyber) @FedeCharosky
    Jamie O'Hare (EnuSec) @TheHairyJ

    Pizza,beer/wine,soft drinks from 6pm. Talks start at 7pm and are streamed online via Product Forge.

    Networking after at Brewdog, Lothian Road

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

    JOIN OUR SLACK GROUP;
    join.slack.com

  • #copywritersunite nights are informal drinks in a pub with copywriters and copy lovers.

    No tickets. No agenda. No speakers.

  • We're a bunch of people with an interest in coding, some just starting out, others working. Every week we meet and work away on tutorials and projects, having some fun while we're at it!.

    There's no set task to do, just whatever you fancy working on. You just need a laptop, or just come along for random chat

  • Details

    Want to become an Angel Investor or meet like-minded Angel Investors from around the world, develop your investing knowledge and get opportunities to support exciting young companies? Then please come along to our Angel Investor Meetup with a special guest speaker Gillian MacAulay on Thursday 23rd May at 6:30pm in the offices of MBM Commercial.

    Get your ticket here bit.ly

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

    AGENDA
    6:30pm - Arrivals and Networking
    7:00pm - Fireside chat with Gillian Macaulay
    8:00pm - Networking
    8:30pm - Close

    ----------------

    ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
    Gill Macaulay is passionate about helping startups build their dreams. She was involved in the creation of Scotland's first startup incubator in 1990 and has advised over 1...

  • DC44114 started in 2018 to help fill the gap between Steelcon every year.

    The group provides a regular meetup for anybody interested in learning more about infosec and getting to know like-minded individuals.

    Location & Speakers TBC

  • Augmented Humanity: tech and humans working together are the key to customer loyalty in the future! Hosted by Vita Mojo

    Powered by Humans: At the centre of the model is us, humans.

    We know humans are pretty amazing already, and we believe that digital is a way of enhancing our human qualities and enabling us to really focus on the things that technology can’t do – like human connections. Digital takes a human and makes them super humans!

    Software and restaurant company Vita Mojo and employee engagement & service excellence consultants NKD bring you an experimental and thought provoking interactive session. Taking insights from across a spectrum of service sectors.

    There are a limited amount of free tickets so get yours today here:

    yfood.com

    This event is part of London Food Tech Week 2019 - the week-long festival celebrating and connecting all the incredible people, companies and innovations in Food Tech is the must attend eve...

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

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

    Course Outline

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

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

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

    Module 4: Georeferencing
    Adding raster layers
    Georeferencer plugin
    Georeferencing techniques

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

    Module 6: Print Layouts
    Cartographic design
    Layout management
    Atlas generation
    CPD Points: 4

  • 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.

  • Our next Edinburgh DataVis Meetup features:

    Data physicalization

    Talks to include work by:
    - Uta Hinrichs,
    - Fearn Bishop,
    - Evan Morgan and
    - Bettina Nissen

    Data physicalization as a way to encode data in physical shapes, artifacts and experiences. We will introduce the opportunities and benefits of data physicalization for engaging audiences and making data accessible to non specialist and non technical audiences.
    This session will consist of a couple of lightning talks to introduce
    the topic and then a hands-on activity where we will make different
    physicalizations.
    Through this dynamic activity you will find out more
    about how to translate data into material forms and how materials may
    engage people with data in a different sensorial and experiential ways.

    P.S. Martina Pugliese of Mallzee will now be giving her talk at a later date.

    As usual, there will be space if you want to share anything. We're also always on the lookout for speakers, so let us know who you have in mind.
    S...

  • Hey folks - let's try out a different format (as well as a different venue!) for this month.

    For this, I need your help...

    1. Pick something in the world of UX that's of interest to you and post it up here on the board. Could be anything you like - an idea you're looking to get feedback on, a challenge you're facing, learnings from a recent project, something you want to know more about, something you want to share with others. You get the idea. GO!

    2. Vote on suggested topics by 'liking' the post. The two most popular topics will be discussed at the the meetup (see below). Please only like the post if you intent to come along to the meetup!

    Rough timeline:
    [masked]pm - If you've not been before, come along and say "Hi" and find out what we're all about (please do come along, otherwise it'll be a lonely half hour for me!)

    6pm - 6.30pm - Arrive, find table, introductory chat. There'll be 3 tables - 2 to discuss the most popular topics as voted for by the group, and 1 for general ch...

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

  • “SHOW AND TELL” where anybody can share what cool stuff they’ve built with the new Block Editor!

    So far this is what we have in the program:

    * Neil Scott will show us a Gutenberg block he has built

    * The meetup organising team will tell us what WordPress has in the pipeline for the Block Editor.

    Get in touch if you have done something cool with the new editor, have had a go at writing a block from scratch or have found a smart feature you’d like to share!

    In the meantime, here’s a couple of WordPress community posts you may find of interest:

    * WordPress Editor guide from the WordPress Support team: wordpress.org

    * A proposal for the future from the WordPress Meta team: make.wordpress.org

    * What’s new in Gutenberg, from the WordPress Core team: make.wordpress.org

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • A new section in the hackspace dedicated to guitar tuning, luthiery and general maintenance with likeminded people.

    Please note the Axespace aims to expand the Hackspace's repertoire of skill and knowledge, not become the Hackspace School of Rock!

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

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

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


    ScotlandIS could give you a few options.


    Come along and hear from the staff at ePlacement Scotland, University of Dundee, CodeClan, The Open University and Abertay University to understand how they can help you and your business access the very best of Scotland’s up and coming talent pipeline.



    Agenda: 11.30 – 11.45 Registration & Refreshments

    11.45 - 11.50 Welcome by ScotlandIS

    11.50 - 12.05 e-Placement Scotland

    12.05 - 12.20 University of Dundee

    12.20 - 12.35 The Open University

    12.35 - 12.50 CodeClan

    12....

  • Missing Maps in Edinburgh returns at the Old Infirmary Building on Drummond Street on Wednesday 29th May, from 6pm to 9pm.

    The Missing Maps project helps Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and and other NGOs by creating maps of the most vulnerable communities, providing a vital resource for their on-the-ground staff as well as local people.

  • Part 2 of A Journey into the Modern Testing principles

    Don't worry if you missed part 1, you will still get takeaways!

    We have a bumper agenda as we have a visiting speaker in the area in Dave Christiansen. Dave is going to give us a short 20 talk titled "Why Devs Suck at Testing and How You Can Help Them"

    Were then going to break, do some technical checks and cast with Newcastle, Glasgow and Seattle for part 2 of our conversation on the Modern Testing Principles.

    We will end the night with the popular lean coffee, when we get feedback on these events its always about the community and discussion with the attendees. Lean Coffee is a great way of doing just this!

    Plan of attack
    18:00 - Doors Open
    18:30 - Dave Christiansen: Why Devs Suck at Testing and How You Can Help Them
    19:00 - Alan Page - Modern Testing Principles & Q&A
    20:00 - Lean Coffee
    20:30 - Close

    Bios
    Dave Christiansen is a former tester and test manager who became a web app developer ten years ago. As a tester,...

  • Hi Gophers,

    Join us for another set of lightning talks!

    The idea is to get speakers from the community to give a short talk between 5 and 10 minutes long on anything related to the Go programming language. So if you've got 5 minutes to talk about anything Go related then I'd love to hear from you!

    Talks are welcome at any level from beginner to expert. If you find a topic interesting enough to do a talk on, then we'll find it interesting too.

    Pizza and refreshments will be served courtesy of our sponsors at Obashi - so come along, have a bite to eat and enjoy some great talks.

    The meetup is open to people of all skill levels so whether you're a beginner or an expert you will be sure to get something out of this event.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with me through meetup.com.

    Hope to see you all there!

  • Revolution, Evolution and Adoption of Artificial Intelligence (Panel Discussion)

    Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Voice Search and Ethical Usage – all emerging trends that may or may not dominate the AI landscape in the next few years. Join us for an evening of debate and discussion around these and other topics.

    Our Panel Discussions are designed to be lively, interactive sessions featuring a high degree of audience participation. Please come armed with questions for our expert panel.

    Our Panel consists of leading figures from the Scottish AI/ML practitioner space:

    Marta Portugal -www.linkedin.com
    Senior Data Scientist / Merkle Aquila

    Marta is a Senior Data Scientist at Merkle|Aquila.
    Marta graduated with a MSc in Statistics and Operations Research and has since gained expertise in using statistical and ML techniques including image analysis (real time), predictive modelling, segmentation, neural networks and random forests in order to improve customer acq...

  • coderdojoscotland.com

  • Bing! Often considered a poor second-place when it comes to search engine choices, this talk will highlight the many ways in which Bing Ads is market-leading. Arianne Donoghue of Epiphany Search will discuss why we as an industry should be rooting for more of a proper two-horse race. We have the power to change things – so will we?

  • A new Kotlin User Group located in Edinburgh.

    Free to join and for software engineers, computer science students and interested others with the primary aim is to promote the adoption and understanding of Kotlin and related technologies.

    First meeting is yet to be confirmed.

  • Ralph Hazell is the author of "The Decentralised Renaissance". He will be speaking at DLT-EDI#14 (Distributed Ledger Tech Meetup Scotland, Edinburgh), 30th May: RSVP: bit.ly @Skyscanner #DLT #Blockchain #Crypto #FinTech #Bitcoin #dltedi14 #dltsct @Microexchanges

  • Sheffield Data for Good brings together the data and social expertise in Sheffield to help solve the city’s social problems. And it's for anyone that's interested, not just 'data experts'.

    The focus of this session will be 'Social Isolation'. When we met up about this topic earlier in the year, we had some ideas for what we could do next. We then voted on these ideas. And the winning idea was...

    - Map risk factors and community assets/services by geography in Sheffield -

    (see the full vote results at doodle.com).

    This Meetup will continue the development of the idea. We will have already made a start during a Meetup on the 22nd May, but you don't need to have come along before.

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

  • We're a bunch of people with an interest in coding, some just starting out, others working. Every week we meet and work away on tutorials and projects, having some fun while we're at it!.

    There's no set task to do, just whatever you fancy working on. You just need a laptop, or just come along for random chat

  • 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.

  • The first vue.js Edinburgh meet-up! A chance to meet other users. All welcome - whether you're new to vue.js or a experienced fan.

    We’re excited to start this community in Edinburgh and are looking forward to meeting everyone and discussing our love of Vue.js. The event should last roughly 2 hours, where we will provide the following two talks.

    ———————

    1) State of VueJS 2019 and ShareInPay - A short introduction about VueJS for the newbies and how we used VueJS at ShareIn to build our new product by Antonio Robles. Antonio is the Head of Frontend with ShareIn, a Fintech company which is at the forefront of technology and compliance solutions for online investment.

    2. TBC - We’re looking for another speaker! If you know someone who would be good to speak or share an experience at this event, please get in touch.

    AGENDA

    18:00-18:30 Arrivals, refreshments and networking.

    18:30-19:15 Introductions and first talk

    19:15-19:30 Short break

    19:30-20:00 Second talk, Details TBC

    20:00 o...

  • 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 🍻

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

  • Webscraping in R: a short walk through rvest, selenium and purrr
    Rich Louden, Data Scientist, Wilko

    Having data to work on is key for any analysis, and with a large amount of data being held on the web a key skill is being able to obtain this data. As such, this talk will focus on a quick walkthrough of some of the webscraping packages and techniques in r, along side the use of some key tidyverse functions to help speed up and smooth the process.

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    Presentations in R using the Xaringan package
    Anna Krystalli, Research Software Engineering, University of Sheffield

    Walkthrough of making presentations using Rmarkdown and the Xaringan package.

  • A friendly and informal meetup for anyone who:

    --is interested in starting a business
    --has an idea for a business
    --has already got a startup business
    --had a startup that developed into a full blown business
    --had a startup that didn't quite work out but want to share the experience and lessons learned!

  • Cancel
    -led!

    Cooper Sessions is year-long programme of events and activities aimed at small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

    Cooper Sessions include post-work “Fireside Chats” on the first Tuesday of every month, and hour-long “Lunch and Learns” on the third Thursday of every month.

  • 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 4th of June, 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 Meetup...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Data Viz special

    7pm Talk One: "Interactive Visualizations for Data Exploration and Explanation" - Benjamin Bach

    This talk presents a set of interactive visualizations for data exploration and recent work in how to communicate insights through data-driven stories. Among examples for exploring dynamic networks (vistorian.net), I discuss data comics as a novel approach to communicate not only changes in temporal data but to weave narration, textual explanations, and data visualizations (datacomics.net). The questions raised by the talk are about effective ways to engage a larger audience in understanding, learning, and use of visualizations for exploration and communication. As visualizations are becoming more and more commonplace and familiar to people, we can see more and more aspects of our daily lives being potentially enriched with information presented visually. Eventually, I want to raise the question of which role novel technology such a...

  • Following our continued success of the lightning talks, we are hosting another round! We will be having 6 speakers doing a 10-15 minute lightning talks, if you would like to get involved please message me on meetup or twitter.

    A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz.

    (en.wikipedia.org)

    Agenda:

    Slot 1 - Advanced Entity Framework Techniques with Andrew Gunn (@andrewgunn)

    Slot 2 - Nullable reference types in C# 8 with Michael Steele (@steelemck)

    Slot 3 - Forming clouds with Terraform with Kevin Smith (@kev_bite)

    Slot 4 - Pimp(l) your .NET code with Zeb Mason

    Slot 5 - WebAssembly with John Stovin (@johnstovin)

    Slot 6 - Debugging with Git Bisect with Luke Stringer (@lukestringer90)

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

  • A new section in the hackspace dedicated to guitar tuning, tweaks and general maintenance with likeminded people. Starting February 19th.

    Please note the Axespace aims to expand the Hackspace's repertoire of skill and knowledge, not become the Hackspace School of Rock!

  • 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
    [masked]

  • 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.

  • EdLUG recently moved its assets off of the self-hosted Drupal solution towards a leaner, cleaner static website. And more secure, to boot!

    Tai will be talking about how it is set up and how to add to it; and how to go about creating your very own static website, hosted on GitLab's servers, as an informational point for your group, or just as your own showcase!

  • 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 Anna Frankowska (Pigzbe)

    Talk summary will be added shortly.

    18:50 - 19.30 TBC

    Talk summary will be added shortly.

    19:30 -19:50 DISCUSSION & PANEL Q&A

    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Website: www.iotSct.com (www.iotsct.com)

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi44

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

  • After a short hiatus of 6 weeks or so, we're back! We've made a lot of changes behind the scenes for future meetups so we're itching to get going again.

    Firstly we now have a permanent home! We're going to be hosted by the Sheffield Technology Parks from now on. They're doing a lot for tech meetups in Sheffield at the moment, so be sure to check them out and see if any of the other meetups they host peak your interest.

    Secondly we now have a permanent-ish date! We're going to be holding events on the first Wednesday of every month.

    Thirdly we have our first permanent sponsor (other than the Minstry of Testing of course). U Account has been a long time supporter of ShefTest and we're very happy to have them on board permently. They'll be providing us with a budget for food & drinks. They're currently recruiting for just about every role you can think of, so if you're interested check them out or collar one of the many ShefTest regulars who work there! www.uaccount.uk...

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

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

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

    See you there!

  • 7 Leading Industry Agile Experts join a ‘Question Time’ panel
    On the back of the successful Question Time events in 2018, join us for an informative, engaging and interactive evening with some of the key figures in the world of Agile. Based on the format of the popular BBC topical debate programme, this event features 7 thought leaders and industry experts who will answer questions put to them by you – the audience, in the areas of:
    ** Agile vs Traditional methodologies **
    ** Scaled Agile **
    ** Agility with Business Operations **
    Great opportunity to learn about some of the Agile ‘war stories’ and lessons learned from practitioners experiencing the real-world challenges and successes it brings.
    This session is equally applicable to all those interested in the adoption of Agile. Whether you are new to the concept or a seasoned professional, there will be relevant ‘take-aways’ for all.

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

    This time around, we'll have one 15-minute talk followed by a workshop:

    * Game of Bandersphinx - Ian Selkirk
    * TBC - Utility Warehouse engineer
    * What's coming in Go 1.13 - Daniel Martí
    * (open slot)

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

    Food 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
    * U Account - www.uaccount.uk
    * Utility Warehouse - www.utilitywarehouse.co.uk

  • We're a bunch of people with an interest in coding, some just starting out, others working. Every week we meet and work away on tutorials and projects, having some fun while we're at it!.

    There's no set task to do, just whatever you fancy working on. You just need a laptop, or just come along for random chat

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

  • Join us at the RookieOven Drop In Day to get help from experts in the Scottish startup community. Our drop in days run on the first Friday of the month, and anyone is welcome to come along to find out more. Grab a desk at Add Jam's office on Miller Street and get access to our community of experts who are on hand to help.

    We're opening our doors for the day so that you can get first-hand advice from members of the community, including:

    Andrew Farquhar and Anoop Joshi from Skyscanner's legal team
    Andrew Sloane from Accelerated Digital Ventures
    Stuart Mackay from Grant Thornton
    Anders Jensen from Lawrie IP
    Michael and Chris from Add Jam
    Ray Calder from Scottish Enterprise

    Whether you're confused by data protection and legal agreements, looking to get your first bit of press coverage or you want to know more about investment and finances, we've got someone on hand to offer advice. It's the perfect opportunity to learn more about the RookieOven community and the Scottish tech...

  • 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.

  • We're building more monitors, gathering more open data, doing a little scraping, building new tools, doing some data science, creating alerts and predictive models and making Aberdeen's air quality better together.

  • 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • We'll let you know the format and venue nearer the time.

    The Lean Agile Glasgow Team

  • CodeUp is back to regular programming!

    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.

    Unfortunately, we can't guarantee that there will always be a perfect match between the number of mentors and learners, but most of the learners we speak to say that they are happy with the amount of assistance they receive at our meetups.

    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 s...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • TBC

  • Speakers TBC

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

  • We're a bunch of people with an interest in coding, some just starting out, others working. Every week we meet and work away on tutorials and projects, having some fun while we're at it!.

    There's no set task to do, just whatever you fancy working on. You just need a laptop, or just come along for random chat

  • Killing "Low Code" with Jakarta EE and MicroProfile

    Why esoteric languages? "Low Code" ideas are also perfect working with boring technologies like Jakarta EE and MicroProfile.

    At this meetup, Adam Bien would like to implement a Java EE / Jakarta EE + MicroProfile, Cloud Native application from scratch and focus on "built to last" design and (hexagonal) architecture. Fast turn-around cycles, high productivity, observability and low noise included.

    Questions are highly welcome and are going to be immediately answered.

    About the speaker

    Adam Bien has been working as a freelancer with Java since JDK 1.0, with Servlets/EJB since 1.0 and before the advent of J2EE in several large-scale applications. He is an architect and developer (with usually 20/80 distribution) in Java (SE / EE / FX) projects.

    He has written several books about JavaFX, J2EE, and Java EE, and is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns—Rethinking Best Practices and Real World Java EE Night Hacks—Dissecting the Bus...

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

  • 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.

  • Join us at Sheffield Cathedral to share, learn about, and be inspired by the digital initiatives transforming parish life across the Church of England.

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

  • The National DevOps Conference is targeted towards C-level executives interested in learning about the professional movement and its cultural variations that assist, promote and guide a collaborative working relationship between Development and Operations.

    The National DevOps Conference is an annual, UK-based conference that provides the IT community at home and abroad with invaluable content from revered industry speakers; practical presentations; executive workshops, facilitated and led by key figures; as well as a market leading exhibition, which will enable delegates to view the latest products and services available to them.

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

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

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