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  • 16th ODSC Conference, ODSC Europe 2018, will be in London!

    About the Conference

    The 3rd annual ODSC Europe in London brings together the most influential data scientists, practitioners, innovators, and thought leaders in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.
    ODSC Europe showcases the best and the brightest when it comes to Data Science, including many open source data science pioneers.

    This 4-day event will feature 90 in-depth talks, 23 hands-on workshops and 12 intense half and full-day training sessions.

    Day One - Accelerate AI Sessions
    The Accelerate AI Business Summit holds talks and panels about the Business of AI and data science plus network with industry leaders.

    Day One and Two - Training Sessions
    Enhance your data science skills through 20 training sessions taught by world-class data science instructors, in small class sizes. Here you'll strengthen your technical skills and boost your professional profile through hands-on trainings led by core...

  • 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.

  • Police Scotland holds 1,000,000+ photographs.

    Many of these records are of innocent people. Something needs to change.

    Police Scotland also hold 300,000 DNA profiles and 400,000 fingerprint records.

    The Scottish Government has proposed a Biometric Data Bill that would enhance oversight of biometric data in Scotland.

    Join Open Rights Group for a discussion on enhanced oversight of biometrics in Scotland.

    Do the proposals go far enough?

    Will the public have more power over the use of their biometric data?

    What should the public look out for in the proposals and how can they support enhanced oversight?

    We will be joined by John Scott QC, author of the Independent Advisory Group report on the use of biometrics in Scotland. John will discuss what he has learned as a result of the report, his attitude towards biometrics in the criminal justice space, and what the future may hold.

    All are welcome, you don't need to be an expert in computer science (or forensic science!). You just nee...

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

  • A networking group for people interested in technology, either as a hobby or professionally. Very relaxed chat with food and drink provided. Sponsored by Skyscanner, Cultivate and Informatic Ventures.

  • BCS Glasgow Branch will hold our AGM, Committee elections, and Guest Speaker talk.

    Free and Open to All. Refreshments at 1800, AGM 1830, Talk at 1930.

    More details forthcoming shortly.

  • This is the first of a new quarterly get-together for the WordPress Glasgow meetup.

    This new format has evolved from the popular Community Workshop we used to run before the summer break with some additions that we think will make it more sustainable for the organising team and of interest to a wider audience.

    Here's what's on the schedule:

    * WordPress Website Health Check *

    If you have a WordPress website, come and find out whether your website's software is up-to-date and what to do if it isn't.

    * WordPress Helpdesk *

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

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

    Please note that the organising team expects all advice to be given for free an...

  • Cloud Ready JVM with Kubernetes

    Congratulations, you are done coding, you made a runnable Jar file. So what? How does it go into the cloud?

    In this talk we will explore how JVM applications can be packaged inside a Docker image and discuss tips and common pitfalls. We will continue with a brief introduction to Kubernetes, how it can help deploy our Docker containers & how it can integrate with frameworks like Spring. Finally, will look at a development workflow which allows fast local development of large microservices applications leveraging Telepresence.
    Novice & competent Kubernetes users welcome!

    Deploying and scaling Spring Boot microservices to Kubernetes

    When you design and build applications at scale, you deal with two significant challenges: scalability & robustness. You should design your service so that even if it is subject to intermittent heavy loads, it continues to operate reliably. But how do you build such applications? And how do you deploy an applicat...

  • Location now confirmed as Deloitte, Castle Terrace:

    Susan Ramonat, CEO, Spiritus Partners - 'Reflections on the Revolution: The Impact on Financial Services'.
    www.linkedin.com

    Always driven to provide over the horizon leadership, Susan Ramonat brings over 25 years of executive experience on Wall Street and in banking. Susan established the Blockchain program strategy for a leading technology service provider to global wealth and investment managers. She speaks frequently about Blockchain, cybersecurity and operational resilience for audiences ranging from healthcare, financial services, and other critical infrastructure industries to academic researchers and government agencies in the US and UK. She also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for Engineering Science at Loyola University Chicago. Susan is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University.

    Event schedule:
    6.30pm : Arrive, Networking, Beer & Pizza
    7.00pm: Presentation / Q&A
    8...

  • 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.

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  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) to discuss our Lean and Agile ideas and challenges. Stickies and sharpies will be provided.

    Arrive at 7:45, grab a coffee and we'll get started at 8.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

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

  • Sheffield G Suite User Group is a new monthly user group for on sharing user stories and best practice as well as information on relevant apps and integrations.
    We welcome everyone with an interest in G Suite from Admins and Users to anyone interested in finding out more before making the leap.
    Sponsored by Organise Chaos Ltd @OrganiseChaos

  • We're excited to announce Mode 2 Meetup episode 12, sponsored by Cucumber!

    Mode 2 is a regular meetup about IT innovation within large companies across central Scotland.

    Each meetup will feature two short talks and a chance to connect with IT innovators in a relaxed environment with free beer/wine and pizza. The talks for this meetup are:

    1: Dr. Sal Freudenberg, Director, Cucumber Ltd

    Dr. Sal Freudenberg is Chief Being Sal Officer at Cucumber Ltd. When she’s not hacking, Sal focuses on nurturing more nimble, customer-centric and human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development and since being diagnosed as autistic has developed an interest in neurodiversity. Through re-assessing her own traits and neurology, and considering the extra-ordinary people with whom she has worked over her 25+ years in tech, Sal is raising awareness of the benefits of having diversity in our organisations, and is helping the industry to begin to understand...

  • Come join ORG in Glasgow to discuss the Government's proposals for enhanced oversight of biometrics in Scotland.


    We'll be joined by experts in biometrics currently, and what they might mean in the future to present their experience and research.

    Jim Fraser, professor of Forensic Science at University of Strathclyde to talk about his decades of experience with biometrics in the criminal justice sector.

    Laura Martin, Phd Researcher at University of Strathclyde to discuss her work looking at the future possibilities of biometrics, in particular workplace surveillance.

  • Hi Gophers,

    Join us for another set of lightning talks! We'll have talks on different topics around the Go programming language from our members lasting between 10-15 minutes with time for questions after each.

    Topics and speakers so far:

    - Douglas McCallum on maps
    - Ovidiu Miron on How to write SOLID code in Golang
    - TBC from Obashi

    If you'd like to do a talk please get in touch with me. You can talk about anything Go related, even if it's something you're not an expert on. If you found the topic interesting enough to do a talk on, chances are 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, @edinburghgo on twitter or by email at [masked].

    Hope to...

  • 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!

  • Security Scotland Chapter 14!
    Twitter: @SecScotland

    WEDNESDAY September 26th at Skyscanner, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
    The ENUSEC Special!

    Speakers:
    DAN NASH (twitter.com)
    PETER AABY (twitter.com)
    GARY HUNTER (Skyscanner) (twitter.com)

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

    Beers/soft drinks after at a venue TBC

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

  • A course designed for Java Developers looking to take their first steps in understanding In-Memory Data Grids (IMDG). By the end of the course the attendee will be able to construct Hazelcast Clusters and deliver basic caching services. The candidates should be familiar with Core Java concepts and APIs (collections, concurrency). Students will be introduced to the fundamental features of Hazelcast and how they may be applied to solve various use cases. This course is suitable for Developers and Architects with no prior or very basic knowledge of Hazelcast.

  • 2-Day International Conference

  • The annual festival of ideas and innovation, brought to you by ScotlandIS.

    ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland. It’s an annual festival of ideas and innovation that showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector and brings you sought after speakers from far flung locations.

    Running for more than 20 years the event includes a full day Developer Conference, a half day Forum and a chance to meet the next generation of talent at the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards Dinner in the evening.

    Over 1300 delegates enjoy a packed day with speakers drawn from all corners of the world, this year including Eric McAfee, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist based in Silicon Valley and Dave McCann, VP of AWS Marketplace.

    So why not join your peers across the community to explore, share and be inspired by great speakers and contributors. Use the event to conceptualise, share knowledge and collaborate in new ways.

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

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

  • 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 TBC




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    18:50 - 19.10 TBC




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    19:10 - 19:30 TBC




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




    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS





    SOCIAL MEDIA



    Website: www.iotSct.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi35

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

    Details of speakers and location to be confirmed nearer the time.

  • This month we're turning the floor over to you.

    We're going to do a mix of lightning talks and a problem clinic.

    If you have something that you really want to share and can talk about it in around 5 minutes, then we'd love to hear from you.

    Similarly, if you've got a particular agile-stylee problem that you've been struggling to resolve and would like some help with, then you can share it with the group and between us we'll do our best to help.

    So, if either of these are of interest then please send me an email - [masked]

    Looking forward to seeing you there.

  • ScotLUG returns from summer break.

    Meeting proper begins 1930, people gather beforehand as they arrive. Those who can stay late move to pub afterwards.

    More details shortly

  • We meet weekly in the Saltire Centre at GCU to code socially on a drop-in basis 6.30pm+

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • This meetup is part of Fintech Scotland Fortnight - www.fintechscotland.com

    This Meetup will be in Glasgow - Location TBC

    Presentation 1 - David Tracy - Chief Analytics Officer - Castlight Financial

    www.linkedin.com

    David is responsible for ensuring Castlight’s products leverage the latest state-of-the-art data science techniques, and for creating innovative new products to help lending institutions and consumers take advantage of the new opportunities afforded by open banking, by giving them the tools they need to make better financial decisions.

    David has built and led data science teams in the UK and internationally, most recently founding and developing the data science team at web-based fantasy sports company FanDuel, where he mechanised advanced methods of data modelling to predict the behaviour of its 6 million registered users. David has also worked widely across the UK and Europe’s insurance sector at Kwik-Fit Ins...

  • We will be meeting at 57North Hacklab to bring together like minded people, discuss digital freedoms and explore the use of cryptographic tools.

    Discuss digital rights issues that are in the news. Learn how you can help to protect your rights in a digital world. Bring a smartphone or laptop and browse the web anonymously, learn about these technologies and chat about the reasons we need them.

    • "Do average people really need this kind of security? Yes. They may be planning a political campaign, discussing taxes, or having an illicit affair. They may be designing a new product, discussing a marketing strategy, or planning a hostile business takeover. Or they may be living in a country that does not respect the rights of privacy of its citizens. They may be doing something that they feel shouldn't be illegal, but is. For whatever reason, the data and communications are personal, private, and no one else's business." -- Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography - Second Edition (https://...

  • legup.social is a collaborative effort from the digital community to help small businesses, charities and social enterprises with digital. There is no cost to attend.

  • Some of our most important laws--public safety codes such as building, fire, or electrical codes--are considered the private property of standards development organizations and may only be read at great cost and under conditions set by them. In this talk, Carl Malamud will discuss his 10-year fight to change that situation in the U.S., Europe, and India, including court fights that are ongoing on all 3 continents.

    Carl will then discuss the efforts Public Resource, the nongovernmental organization he heads, has undertaken to make other forms of knowledge more broadly available, including works of government and the ongoing fight to free up scientific knowledge for use by students.

    Carl Malamud has spent 30 years making government information more broadly available on the Internet. He helped put U.S. court cases, the patent database, non-profit tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service, and the Securities and Exchange Commission on the net. In 1993, Carl created the first ra...

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

  • The inaugural Blockpass Identity Lab Conference on Digital Identity, Blockchain and Advanced Cryptography will be hosted in Glassroom at the Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus on Friday the 28 September 2018.

  • The inaugural BILHack will be held in Edinburgh at the Universitiy's Merchiston Campus across the 29 and 30 of September 2018.

    The Blockpass Identity Lab is a multi-year research collaboration between the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and Blockpass IDN, a self-sovereign digital identity and KYC compliance solution provider.

    The lab invites participants from all backgrounds to come together and build things related to 'digital identity' and/or blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies, identifying use-cases and prototyping applications for these emerging and revolutionary advances.

  • 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.

    Note that whilst the meetup itself starts at 6pm, talks generally kick off around 7pm in the upstairs room.

  • 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.

  • This event is part of the Up Next initiative.

    Speaking at conferences, meetups and the like can be a major boost to your career. Getting started though can be tough. Not only do you need to summon the courage to stand up in front of your peers you often find that to get accepted to a conference you need a video of you speaking. Talk about a catch-22.

    The LJC, RecWorks and IBM team want to help new speakers overcome these challenges.

    Track 1: Dedicated Women's Track

    Our dedicated women's track will give new female speakers the chance to get feedback and advice from developers and conference speakers including Holly Cummins, Margriet Groenendijk, Stefania Chaplin and Katherine Stanley.

    Track 2

    New speakers will get the chance to get feedback and advice from seasoned developers who speak at conferences and meetups including Richard Warburton, Simon Maple and Martijn Verburg.

    If you want to take advantage of this opportunity to practise speaking and get that video, sign up today! Th...

  • Octobers session will be split into 2 talks, "Elasticsearch? do I need it? and how do I get it working with my .NET code?" by David Betteridge and "Outside-In TDD" with Ian Russell.

    Outside-In TDD (AKA London School) is a TDD style developed and adopted by some of the first XP practitioners in London which begins with writing an Acceptance Test for a feature and test driving the code out to implement that feature by concentrating on collaborating objects and behaviour. This session will demonstrate some of the techniques required by this approach, help you appreciate some of the potential pitfalls such as over-engineering and an over use of Mocking and how it enables you to more easily write better Object-Oriented code.

    Ian is an experienced agile software developer with a keen interest in software craftsmanship and functional programming in F#. He is the organiser of Warwickshire.Net, a principles-focussed user group for the Warwickshire/West Midlands .Net community.

    Elasticsearch?...

  • 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.

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Details to follow.

    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland, and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

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    Photo by Filios Sazeides on Unsplash.

  • 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

    If you are interested in joining the group of local organisers, please subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

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

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

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

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

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

  • Service Design
    Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 6:00 pm.

    Speaker: Anne Dhir, Project Director, Snook

    Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.

    Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.


    Synopsis
    We all work hard to deliver our projects on time, within budget, and to our clients’ satisfaction. However, how do we ensure that this hard work actually meet the real needs of users? Will we really help them achieve what they need to achieve? Will the solutions be sustainable for the organisation? And ultimately will they fit in their environment, or simply add to the stresses of day-to-day working life?

    This is where Service Design comes in.

    Service Design allows us to gain a deep understanding of users and make sure that services and products work seamlessly together, to deliver the organisation’s strategy. Using service design tools and methodologies we can create solutions that are respectful, seamless, holistic, sustainable...

  • 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.

    This month we are joined by Scott Pringle!

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    What is an event? Events are powerful, events mean something. An event is something that has happened, it is fact. No if's, but's or maybe's, but fact.

    In this talk Scott is going to take you through some of the advantages (and disadvantages) of utilising events in how you write your code to abstract away side-effects of business processes.

    He'll then delve into some of the more complex applications of using events via event sourcing or distributed messaging.

    Hopefully at the end, you'll all want to go away and integrate events into everything you build!

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    You can learn more about Scott and follow him on Twitter as @Luciam91.

  • Edinburgh October 4th 2018

    LOCATION
    Assembly Roxy
    2 Roxburgh Pl
    Edinburgh, EH8 9SU

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


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


    Agenda and venue TBC

  • 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 Paradise Palms 41 Lothian St, Edinburgh EH1 1HB. 5:30pm start.

    See you there!

  • For the last 4 years, DigitalOcean (in conjunction with GitHub) have been running an event called Hacktoberfest. It is a month long event where you are encouraged to contribute to Open Source Projects (hosted on GitHub) and in return you get some cool swag (typically a t-shirt and some stickers). All you have to do is submit 5 pull requests to projects on GitHub during the month of October. Registration for the event is completely free. More information on this event can be found here: hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com

    Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group as pleased to announce that they will be supporting this years Hacktoberfest by inviting a small number of people to join them at the Codify offices for an evening of Open Source Hacking. The idea is simple, whether you are a seasoned veteran of contributing to Open Source Projects or you are doing it for the first time, come along to this event, come along to see how things are done.

    There will be a short introduction on some...

  • Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

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

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    Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

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

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

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

  • Welcome to the first GoSheffield meetup! This is the beginning of the Go community in Sheffield - the first of many monthly gatherings to talk about cool hacks and interesting technology.

    The evening will consist of a few 15-minute talks:

    * Tom Hudson - Porting a Shell Script to Go
    * Daniel Alderman - Kubernetes Whack-A-Mole
    * Daniel Martí - Contributing to the Go project
    * (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!

    Courtesy of Sky Betting & Gaming, we will have a meeting room at Electric Works to ourselves, including food for all attendees.

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

  • Welcome to the October meetup for the PyData Edinburgh group!

    We'll have our regular update on the PyData world, lightning talks and our main speaker this time is Mike, talking about using Machine Learning for recognising animal pics.

    Doors open at 1815, make sure you've clicked attend to reserve your place!

    TALK DETAILS
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    Whiskers, ears and Puppy Dog Tails:
    Finding out what animal pictures are made of
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    Presenter: Mike Moran
    Mike Moran (www.houseofmoran.com) is an Engineer at Skyscanner and an amateur Data Scientist.

    Description:
    Mike is working with twitter.com on improving www.adoptanimals.io by applying facial identification techniques to animal pictures. Come along to find out how these work and how we’re using them.
    Warning: may contain gratuitous amounts of cute animal pictures.

    LIGHTNING TALKS
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    Lightning talks are a tradition of PyData so let's...

  • We meet weekly in the Saltire Centre at GCU to code socially on a drop-in basis 6.30pm+

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

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

  • Troubleshooting & Debugging Microservices in Kubernetes

    Debugging applications in production is like being the detective in a crime movie. Especially with microservices. Especially with containers. Especially in the cloud. Trying to see what’s going on in a production deployment at scale is impossible without proper tools! Google has spent over a decade deploying containerized Java applications at unprecedented scale and the infrastructure and tools developed by Google have made it uniquely possible to manage, troubleshoot, and debug, at scale.

    Join this session to see how you can diagnose and troubleshoot production issues w/ out of the box Kubernetes tools, as well as getting insight from the ecosystem with Weave Scope, JFrog Artifactory & Stackdriver tools.

    About The Speaker

    Ray Tsang is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform and a Java Champion. Ray has extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences durin...

  • Kenneth Coyle will be speaking on Open Source Video systems, and how to record a Conference.

    Free and Open to All. Refreshments at 1830, Talk at 1900.

    More details forthcoming.

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

  • Join us at a local bar/eatery to chat about C++ and get to know the local C++ developer community. Food and drinks not provided. More details coming soon.

  • Being a STEM Ambassador is about engaging and enthusing young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. You will help encourage students to consider further study of STEM subjects and progression into related careers, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals.

    It offers the chance to give something back to education and the wider community, whilst giving you the chance to develop your own skills and improve yourself.

  • Come and meet engineers from Skyscanner. Based in Glasgow City Centre and rated by Glassdoor as one of the UK's coolest offices.

    With an average of 70M+ monthly unique users, Skyscanner is growing rapidly. We have the products that people love to use and offer deep technical complexity associated with scaling this volume globally.

    Cloud Operations and Data are key to delivering and scaling a service which delights 70M+ monthly unique users globally.

    Sharing more insight on these aspects of our technical journey; past, present and future and answering your technical questions are ….

    William Fairbrother (Engineering Manager, Cloud Operations)

    William will discuss how our Cloud Operations Team has developed to operate at scale to support a rapidly growing service.

    John Ewing, (Principal Engineer, Data)

    Every decision in Skyscanner is driven by complete, timely and accurate data. John will share our experience of building and scaling our Data platform to ingest 700,000...

  • Bruno Borges (@brunoborges) from Microsoft and Jakub Pilimon (@jakobpilimon) from Pivotal are coming together for a round of cloud education followed by a round of drinks! Plus great food and swag.

    Going Reactive with Spring Boot

    Reactive programming offers Java developers a way to build message-driven, elastic, resilient, and responsive services...yet many Java developers don't know where to begin. The Reactive Streams initiative provides a baseline and Project Reactor provides a great way to become immediately productive, leveraging reactive capabilities from end to end. Whether you're coming from a Spring MVC environment or a functional perspective, Reactor empowers you to spin up fully reactive Spring Boot 2 applications quickly and efficiently.

    Taking Spring Apps for a Spin on Microsoft Azure Cloud

    Found your app built and ready for deployment? It’s time to take them for a spin! Whether you pack and deploy as a Docker container, standalone or on Kubernetes, you will learn and...

  • In partnership with WeWork and sponsored by Pizza Pilgrims

    Leading entrepreneurs Tim Jackson (who sold QXL.com for $2bn) and Devika Wood (raised £2.7m for her healthcare startup, vida.co.uk) discuss their experiences raising investment with 2210fashion.com and Seven Magazine founder Marc Cameron (named in the Evening Standard's Silicon 60 -Tech City's most influential people for his work on the event), in a reprise of the successful investment series named as one of the inaugural London Technology Week's top events in 2014.

    From seed to Series C investment, these pioneering entrepreneurs will discuss the best routes to funding and how they raised investment for their own businesses.

    Now an investor through his VC Walking.vc, Tim understands both sides of the investment experience, and startup owners will have the chance to pitch their businesses to the panel in a 30-second elevator pitch segment at the end.

    A third panelist will be announced, shortly.

    Event schedule

    1...

  • Title: Elm: Taming the Wild West Web using Functional Programming
    Speaker: Rupert Smith
    9th October 2018, The Outhouse pub, 7pm.

    Abstract

    Rupert will introduce the Elm programming language, comparing it with other well known FP languages. The strengths of FP will be examined by looking at examples of Elm programs used to build single page applications for the web. There will also be a quick tour of some of the libraries available and the people and businesses involved with Elm.

  • Join us for CodeBase Unfiltered, our caffeine(or decaf) fuelled regular meeting of the minds, for techies & non-techies alike.

    It’s a great way to stay up-to-date about your local startup scene, bounce ideas with your peers........and we’re offering free hotdesking for attendees. Pop along anytime from 8.30-10.30am.

  • 1800 - 1815 Welcome/food/refreshments
    1815 - 1845 Guest speakers TBC
    1845 - 1900 Break/food/refreshments
    1900 - 1950 Ben Dodd - Continuously Delivering Continuous Delivery
    1950 - 2000 Outro/feedback

    We are delighted to welcome Ben Dodd, Armakuni's CTO and Co-founder, a leading voice in Cloud Native software development and agile transformation.

    Ben Dodd - Continuously Delivering Continuous Delivery

    The rise and acceptance of Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a key tool in accelerating the journey to continuous delivery of your apps into production with the regularity your business requires. However, all too often the deployment and maintenance of the platforms themselves are dogged with the practices and delays that the CD of apps are all too familiar.

    This session will serve as both an introduction and overview of the power of PaaS platforms, in this case Pivotal Cloud Foundry, with a selection of both application and platform case studies, continuously deployed all the way to produ...

  • 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.

  • After the massive success of the last 2 security based ShefTests we thought to ourselves "how are we going to top that?" Well, I think we may just have! For this months ShefTest, Jay Harris (@JayHarris_Sec) of Digital Interruption has kindly agreed to run his Mobile Security Testing Workshop and give you all the opportunity to try some hands on security testing which you can take away to use in your day to day testing!

    Blurb:

    "Security testing can seem like a daunting task that is best left to external contractors. In the very best case scenario, we hope that the expensive penetration test does not turn up any security issues as this is likely to delay the release.

    This workshop is aimed at mobile application software testers to help understand exactly what it is a penetration tester will do and why for most vulnerabilities, a security expert is not needed. In this workshop, we will look at how security testing can be carried out on Android applications oftentimes MORE successfully...

  • #Location

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

    #Registration

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

    #Food & drink

    Food & drink will be provided!

    # How the event works

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

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

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

    # Discussions

    We’ll be di...

  • 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!

  • Not planned yet

  • We are Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious entrepreneurs.

    This spring we're taking Tech Nation on Tour to mark the launch of our Tech Nation 2018 Report.

    Tech Nation on Tour is an exclusive event for founders, entrepreneurs, investors and tech ecosystem partners. We want you to be part of the conversation as we tour 11 cities across the UK.

    Join us to take a closer look at the most comprehensive mapping of the digital tech ecosystem to date and learn more about Tech Nation and our exciting plans for the future.

    When: Thursday 11th October 2018 18:30-21:30
    Where: Tramshed Tech, D, Pendyris St, Cardiff CF11 6BH
    Agenda
    18:30 - Arrival, networking and refreshments
    19:30 - Welcome by Gerard Grech, CEO Tech Nation
    19:35 - Keynote
    19:45 - Tech Nation Report findings by Dr George Windsor, Head of Insight, Tech Nation
    20:00 - Insight Q&A with the Tech Nation Insight Team
    20:10 - Panel
    21:00 - Chair round up and thank you
    21:00 - Networking and refreshments
    21:30 - E...

  • We meet weekly in the Saltire Centre at GCU to code socially on a drop-in basis 6.30pm+

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • 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

  • Join us for a day of collaboration, building new tools to help people exercise their data rights.

    Data Rights Finder is a new tool to help people understand their data rights. Even when people are aware of their rights around how data about them is used, the information they need to exercise them is often buried in long privacy policies.

    Using a new open source dataset of machine-readable privacy policies, Data Rights Finder makes it quicker for people to find out how organisations use data and make GDPR-related requests.

    We are looking for developers to join us for a hackday on October 13. Together, we’ll work with the dataset and API to imagine and develop creative ways that Data Rights Finder could be used to help people with challenges around data use and protection. Whether that’s finding out what information a company has about them, or challenging a decision around a loan application.

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

  • THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

    This timely seminar will examine latest progress and next steps for attracting and retaining women in the technology sector, and supporting their progression.

    Delegates will assess priorities for the development of a diverse talent pipeline - looking at what more might be done to address barriers to entry, encourage more women to study STEM, and improve links between education, policy and industry.

    They will also consider the future role of women in the development of cutting-edge tech and driving the UK’s international competitiveness.

    Following the recent publication of the first year of gender pay gap reporting, further sessions will examine issues around recruitment and career progression, as well as discussing wider challenges regarding workplace culture - including improving transparency, enhancing employer engagement, encouraging mentoring and network initiatives, and establishing conducive working environments for all.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • This month for the first half of the session, we're trying the "Lean Coffee" 5 minute talk system. Bring your subject(s) (my first one is about Hacktoberfest), put it on the board and talk for 5 minutes. At the end of your 5 minute slot, if people want to carry on the conversation we extend in increments of 3 minutes. The second half will be a general round-table about whatever you want to discuss.

    Sociable Tech is a friendly and inclusive group for anyone who works in any aspect of Digital, Computing or Internet related businesses, or is interested in working in these areas. The group meets monthly, and is free to attend. If you want to come, please get your ticket (not required, but to help us keep an idea on numbers) from the link below!

  • Started in 2004, the Scottish Programming Languages Seminar is a forum for discussion of all aspects of programming languages. We meet for a day or afternoon once every few months, at some congenial location in Scotland. Talks by Scots and by visitors are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to host a meeting or give a talk.

    Meetings are open, and all are welcome to attend.

  • Hi All,

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

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

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

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

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS, FIET,CEng, BSc (Hons)
    www.linkedin.com

    Topic: The Times They Are A Changin: New Worlds, New Opportunities and Finally Saying Goodbye to an Old World, Prof Bill Buchanan, OBE
    Abstract: Bill will provide a vision of the future, and where many of our existing methods used in information systems will crumble and be replaced by a more trusted world which is both distributed and resilient. Along with the way, Bill will outline some of the fundamental methods which are changing our viewpoint of data and information architectures, including the move toward the full anonymisation of data, and showcase current work in areas such as health care, voting and construction.
    Time: 45 mins

    Liam Bell - Research Fellow - Cybersecurity & Blockchain

    Topic: Building a Blockchain Identity Lab,
    Abstract: The Blockpass Identity Lab – based on the Merchiston Campus - is a three-year collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Blockpass...

  • • What we'll do

    Product Up is an informal pub meetup in Edinburgh dedicated to bringing together the product community in Edinburgh. Whether you are a Product Manager, UX designer, Engineer or work in Sales/BD and you are passionate about creating fantastic products - ProductUp is for you.

    We started the meetup whilst working as Product Managers when we realised that there is no informal place to share product war stories, discuss challenges and keep track of all the amazing developments happening in Edinburgh.

    We meet monthly and as outlined, it’s a completely informal meet up so the discussions are entirely open. We have no speakers as this is all about you and giving you a chance to meet and talk to everyone in the community.

    The meetup is free to attend, so invite your product friends. Come along for the beer, stay for the great product discussions!

    • Important to know

    We want to create a comfortable and relaxed environment for our attendees so we would appreciate it if you c...

  • CodeClan is hosting a monthly event, come along to our coding club to have a go at making your own game, website, stories and much more! We have friendly experienced mentors on hand to help you, making this a fun and social experience! You don’t need any coding experience to come along and anyone aged 7 – 17 is welcome.

    The events are free to attend, but booking a place is essential. If you’d like to use your own laptop, please bring it with you.

    We have a newsletter to be kept up to date with future events, register here.



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

  • We’re excited to announce our first meet-up - on Thursday 18th October at Graham & Brown’s Design Centre in Blackburn.

    We’ve got an awesome lineup of speakers, including Rob Scott from the BBC who will introduce a high-level taxonomy of Cross-Reality UX patterns, along with a framework to help decide which interactions make sense based on the story you’re trying to tell.

    Andy Lord (CEO) and Stuart Kirby (Next Gen Talent Director) of Code Nation will be talking about how their developer bootcamp is creating the future talent of tomorrow.

    The Graham & Brown App team will also talk about the challenges of developing their first mobile app for iOS with augmented reality using ARKit, Xamarin and Microsoft Azure!

    There’ll be food and drinks provided, free parking and you’ll get a chance to play on our Microsoft HoloLens. This month’s meet-up is kindly sponsored by Code Nation (wearecodenation.com).

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    Schedule

    18:00 - Doors open and networking

    18:25 - Intro...

  • We meet weekly in the Saltire Centre at GCU to code socially on a drop-in basis 6.30pm+

    People play with whatever tutorials & projects take their fancy, help each other and have a laugh.

    We occasionally venture out to other tech meets, so check out our facebook page or slack (links to both on our website) for updates

  • The Docker Edinburgh meetup takes place at Codebase, in their Event Space, which is accessible from the entrance on 38 Castle Terrace. The Meetup will run from around 18h30 to 20h00, with further discussion afterwards in the pub! Cloudsoft will be sponsoring the meetup, and pizza and beer will be provided.

    Please let us know what sort of speakers or topics you would like to see at future Meetups, or if there are alternative formats like lightning talks that would prefer.

    We're always looking for new speakers, so please get in touch if you have something you'd like to present about Docker or the wider DevOps community!

    Speakers

    TBC

    Discussion

    Current Schedule

    18h30 - Pizza and beer (thanks, Cloudsoft)
    19h00 - First Talk
    19h30 - Second Talk
    20h00 - Discussion continues at an appropriate external venue...

    Look forward to seeing everyone!

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

    We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month

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

  • We get that sometimes, working alone in coffee shops or off the kitchen table can be a drain on your productivity

    So, we thought we'd try to do something about it. We're inviting all Freelancers and Sheffield Digital members along to our #FreelancerFridays - the 3rd Friday of each month - so you can work amongst other freelancers and make some new contacts in our recently opened coworking space - the Cooper Lounge.

    There's a small fee to cover our costs for which you get All-You-Can-Stomach coffee, Yorkshire tea and fast wifi, and any surpluses we make from the day will go towards future Sheffield Digital/STP events.

    What's not to like?!

    Limited to 15 people, first come first served. Please note that you must be an Individual Sheffield Digital member to register for a discounted ticket.

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

  • This 1 day course is most suited to those with a working knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS), and who are looking to use begin using, or enhance their skills using QGIS. Covering the key functions, tools and outputs of QGIS, this course is suitable to those with existing skills in other desktop GIS packages wanting to migrate to using QGIS, or to refresh skills.

  • Open Source Summit Europe (OSSEU) is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Over 2,000 will gather for OSSEU in 2018.

  • 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.

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

  • Suitable for ALL skill levels.

    This month's talk is of special interest for BLOGGERS, THIRD SECTOR and BUSINESS OWNERS, but there'll be an opportunity to meet, discuss, and problem-solve for everyone before and after the main talk.

    * About the talk:

    Working on the Third Sector, we have utilised WordPress as our platform to build the community.

    We believe it is very important to keep a strong connection with our audience to establish a long-term relationship that can keep us growing and allow us to increase the support of our cause and activities.

    Luna Carmona will share some of the tips and knowledge that she has gained during the journey on how to improve your blogging skills, how to make your platform more interactive and engaging and how to make your audience feel ownership of it.

    At the same time, she believes this is really useful for many people who navigate the online world as a business but with the intention of having a bigger impact, creating content that builds that 'c...