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  • Technology increasingly permeates every facet of modern business: IT and Digital have been drawn from a background support function and re-positioned as a core driver of strategy, value creation and competitive edge. This tectonic shift has placed senior technologists at the heart of the organisation, making them integral to decision making and leadership.

    The DIGIT Leader Summit will explore this evolution of Information Technology as a discipline, discussing the increasing role of senior technologists and crucial components of leadership like culture; vision, team building, up-skilling and communication.

    Speakers:
    • Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
    • Helen Marshall, Director of Technology Transformation, Yodel
    • Gordon Craig, CTO & Co-Founder, Craneware
    • R. Michael Anderson, Serial Entrepreneur & Author
    • Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech, The Scottish Government
    • Alastair Rennie, IT Director, Wescot
    • Polly Purvis, CEO, ScotlandIS
    • Chris Rivinus,...

  • Join us at our next JBUG Scotland event where Mark Little, VP of Engineering at Red Hat, will host a “State of the Nation” talk to present the latest Red Hat/JBoss news fresh from the Red Hat Summit in Boston.

    Register
    If you would like to attend please email JBUG.Scotland@soprasteria.com. The event is free to attend.

    Agenda
    The event will begin at 17:15 with refreshment and networking time before commencing the evening’s talks from 18:00 until 19:30. Complimentary buffet and drinks are included, but please ensure that you book your place.

    Venue
    Sopra Steria Office, Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2HS
    Tel: 0131 332 3311

    Follow us on Twitter!
    @JBUGScotland

  • The Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group is open to software professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, enthusiasts, makers/hobbyists, and early-adopters. Topics covered include: M2M, Artificial Intelligence, Drones (UAVs), Self-Driving Vehicles, Machine Vision, Wearables (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Fitness Trackers, Smartwatches), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Industrial Asset Control & Monitoring, Smart Home, Smart City, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning, Autonomous Transport, Maker/Hacker products (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison), LPWAN, Sensors, 5G, Tech Startups, Wireless Sensor Networks.

    IoT will transform the way we live and work. Connected sensors embedded within all kinds of objects will make the world around us smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. The IoT revolution is happening now, so join us!

    Please find us online at Twitter: @iotsct | #iotsct | FB: www.facebook.com | Web: www.iotsct.com |

  • Agenda:

    1800: Drinks, Pizza, & Networking

    1830: Hadoop and Streaming Data Technologies by Andy Burgin

    1900: DevOps in a Data Warehouse by Andy Burgin

    Hadoop and Streaming Data Technologies

    The Data tribe at Sky Betting and Gaming runs and maintains their data warehouse solution, this seminar will describe how the team uses the warehouse and the business functions it provides. We will look at the Hadoop technologies we use and how they work, we'll also look at the newer streaming technologies we use at Sky Betting and Gaming.

    DevOps in a Data Warehouse

    Your organisation may be a high flying technology driven company, providing highly available reliable services to your customers. You may be mature in your devops adoption, maybe your local tech press refers to you as a unicorn. But somewhere in that organisation there may be some pockets resistance where the devops adoption didn't reach.

    This is a story of how devops was brought into one such pocket, not by a top down strateg...

  • Local residents (and those from surrounding areas) are invited to attend this FREE event, giving you the opportunity to ask parliamentary candidates in the Leeds area what their proposals for human rights and digital rights under Brexit are. We will ensure that issues around surveillance, privacy, migrant rights and democracy are included in the debate.

    This event is kindly supported by Amnesty International - Leeds and Global Justice Now - Leeds.

    Please arrive at the venue from 7pm for free refreshments, the questions will start at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm.

    Outline

    Each candidate will be given a maximum of 5 minutes to outline their position on human rights and digital rights, followed by a few prepared questions on the following subjects;

    - Privacy and mass surveillance (Investigatory Powers Act)
    - Freedom of expression / the press (Espionage Act proposals)
    - Position on Human Rights Act / European Convention on Human Rights

    We will then invite questions from the audience for t...

  • 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!

  • Make/Share @ Dundee Design Festival!
    Make/Share is a free monthly event on the second Wednesday of each month organised by Creative Dundee. This time, they've organised a special line-up for Dundee Design Festival at West Ward Works!

    This regular event brings people together to gain a behind the scenes insight into the work of people from a mix of creative, science, social and technology backgrounds.

    Four speakers explore how their project or product has evolved, changed and transformed, and how they experiment. They discuss their biggest challenges and how they overcame them and even present work in progress to get your constructive feedback.

    We think the processes behind turning a project or a product into a reality aren’t discussed enough, and that’s why Make/Share is so useful. After the talks there’s time for questions and the opportunity to share any news you want.

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

  • FutureScot is delighted to announce a full-day conference on STEM learning through digital technology and how it can be harnessed by educators to equip themselves and children with the tools to succeed.

    Featuring a stellar cast of speakers, including a rocket scientist from the European Space Agency, EduTech 2017 will put a laser focus on what schools need to thrive in a digital age.

    Aimed at teachers and education professionals, the delegate-focused event features 9 interactive workshops and keynotes from some of the foremost international digital learning experts.

    The intensive sessions will help teachers address key gaps in their knowledge, and provide useful advice on how to get the most out of digital for their own development and of learners.

    The conference will be an opportunity for leaders to reflect on what can be done to help Scotland address its attainment gap and how digital can be used as part of a STEM learning toolkit.

    You will also be able to network with...

  • When the time comes that you *need* to use cryptography, it will be too late to learn. Technologies like Tor are not magic bullets, an individual user alone stands out. The use of Tor also stands out and if a user starts to use Tor, this stands out. Cryptonoise is about two things: to provide an oppertunity to learn about cryptographic technologies, and to provide an oppertunity to hide in the crowd.

  • The University of Edinburgh and BCS Women are delighted to invite you to our Karen Spärck Jones networking event, in which we'll stream the showcase lecture, Creating Robots that Care, and provide opportunity for networking over a glass of wine.
    To honour the pioneering work of Karen Spärck Jones the BCS holds a distinguished lecture in her name each year, celebrating a prominent female computing researcher. This is aimed at a wide general audience: we welcome all ages and levels of computing experience. This lecture will be delivered by Dr Maja Matarić and will be streamed live at the University of Edinburgh.

    This event is for everyone. You do not need to be associated with the University of Edinburgh, nor a member of BCSWomen, and both men and women will be made very welcome.

    Agenda
    5:30 - 5:50 pm - Arrival, Networking drinks
    5:50 - 6:00 pm - Welcome from the University
    6:00 - 7:30pm - Creating Robots that Care Lecture – Dr Maja Matarić
    7:30 - 8:30 pm - Networking Drinks

  • Creating Robots that Care - An Evening of Social Robotics at Glasgow University

    BCS Women, the Athena Swan Committee and SICSA would like to invite you to the annual Karen Spärck Jones showcase lecture.

    To honour the pioneering work of Karen Spärck Jones, the BCS holds a distinguished lecture in her name each year, celebrating a prominent female computing researcher. This is aimed at a wide general audience: we welcome all ages and levels of computing experience. This lecture will be delivered by Dr Maja Matarić and will be streamed live at Glasgow University.

    This event is for everyone. You do not need to be associated with the University of Glasgow, nor a member of BCSWomen, and both men and women will be made very welcome.

  • The Internet of Things Scotland Meetup group is open to software professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, enthusiasts, makers/hobbyists, and early-adopters. Topics covered include: M2M, Artificial Intelligence, Drones (UAVs), Self-Driving Vehicles, Machine Vision, Wearables (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Fitness Trackers, Smartwatches), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Industrial Asset Control & Monitoring, Smart Home, Smart City, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning, Autonomous Transport, Maker/Hacker products (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison), LPWAN, Sensors, 5G, Tech Startups, Wireless Sensor Networks.

    IoT will transform the way we live and work. Connected sensors embedded within all kinds of objects will make the world around us smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. The IoT revolution is happening now, so join us!

    Please find us online at Twitter: @iotsct | #iotsct | FB: www.facebook.com | Web: www.iotsct.com |

  • May Blockchain MeetUp:

    BitBarista - The Bitcoin Powered Coffee Machine: Ella Tallyn, Edinburgh University:

    Ella Tallyn is a UX designer and research associate in the Design Informatics team at Edinburgh University. She is currently exploring data transactions and smart contracts and how these might manifest in developing IoT technologies.

    Build your own Blockchain in app with Wallet.Services - Alan Keir Technical Director, Wallet.Services & Matthew Jeorrett, Developer, Wallet.Services

    Wallet.Services developer platform preview is ready for action.

    If you build software for a living, now is a good time to learn about BlockChains, and understand how you can apply them to business and computing problems.

    To join in, please fill in their survey and come hear from CTO Alan Keir and Developer Matthew Joerrett.

    Event schedule:

    6:30pm : Arrive, Networking, Beer & Pizza
    7.00pm: Presentations
    8.00pm: Discussion / Q&A
    8.30pm: Networking and Drinks

  • Presentation 1 - Smart logistics and Supply Chains in the 21st Century - Andy McMahon, Head of Data Science and Machine Learning at Streamba - www.streamba.net (www.streamba.net)

    www.linkedin.com

    Streamba are a software startup in Glasgow which specialises in smart software solutions for logistics, with a current focus on the onshore and offshore components of the oil and gas energy supply chain. Their technology solutions currently have coverage of 75% of the energy supply chain of the North Sea. As Head of Data Science and Machine Learning, Andy has been working on ways to make these software solutions smart through the use of advanced data analytics and machine learning. Before joining Streamba in March 2017, Andy was a PhD student in Computational Physics at Imperial College London, where he used advanced numerical and computational methods to calculate the properties of materials for application in solar cells. In this talk he will touch...

  • Mental Health in the Tech Industry – Chad Gowler (@kitation)

    "Mental health is something that will affect most of us. The tech industry is high-paced and high pressure, and this means that we may be leaving some developers to struggle. This talk will examine touchpoints such as meetings, code review and timesheets and think about ways that they could cause difficulty. We will think about how we can make them easier to navigate so that developers can get back doing to what they do best."

    ---

    Katie Fenn – Functional JavaScript, in a nutshell

    "JavaScript is a language of two flavours: object-oriented and functional. Some would say functional is JavaScript's dominant flavour, but only recently have we started exploring its uses fully.

    This talk will introduce the basic ingredients of functional programming and explain why embracing them makes JavaScript easier to work with."

  • Once upon a time ...

    In a galaxy far far away ...

    As a ... I want ... so that ...

    We all like a good story, but we're not all great at telling them.

    Communication is key in assuring we work effectively and efficiently to deliver agile products and services.

    In this months meetup we will explore the importance of communication through discussion and a few activities.

    I'll be joined by a few of our regular members to deliver a session that will provide a lot of learning and some activities that you can takeaway and try out with your own teams.

    More details to follow over the coming days, and keep an eye out for further info on twitter.

    If you’ll be coming along by yourself, haven’t attended before or would like to make sure you say hi in person - send a Meetup message or tweet @AgileSheffield. We promise to get back to you and someone will find you on the night to have a chat.

    Rich

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

  • Author, BoingBoing co-editor and digital rights activist Cory Doctorow will be signing copies of his latest novel, Walkaway, at Waterstones Birmingham between 1 and 2pm on Friday 26 May for a signing event for his will be joining us in store to sign copies of his brand new novel, Walkaway.

    In addition to being a great author, Cory has played a crucial role in the development of ORG and remains a good friend of ours to this doay. Let's return the favour by making sure there are plenty of fans at his book signing!

    This is a free signing and does not require a reserved ticket. To avoid disappointment please arrive promptly.

    More information about Walkaway

    Hubert, Seth and Natalie are way too old to be at a Communist party. But in a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, they have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do.
    But there is another way. After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic ne...

  • What's this about?

    Let's study Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) together over a brunch at Bill's. Bring your copy, your laptop, and let's run through the exercise together.

    No prior experience required. Newcomers welcome.

    The book itself is available online. And has even been converted to a nice HTML/EPUB format

    Original lectures by Abelson and Sussman are available online too and well worth a look.

    Recommended Software

    The book uses Scheme for all examples and exercises. You can download Racket Scheme online to go through the exercises yourself. You could also try all the exercises in another Lisp dialect, such as Clojure.

    Preparation required

    None! - All the resources are available for free and the point of the meetup is to go through the exercises

    Experience required

    None required. We'd recommend some basic familiarity with programming, but the book assumes no prior knowledge. We've had beginners write their first piece of code while going through c...

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

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

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

  • The Equal Representation Coalition is organising a hustings for the Edinburgh candidates.

    This is a great opportunity to ask the candidates what their proposals for human rights and digital rights under Brexit are, and also to ensure that issues around surveillance, privacy and censorship are included in the debate.

    Questions to ask the candidates:

    • Will you commit to staying in the European Convention on Human Rights?

    • With the passing of the Investigatory Powers Act last year, what is your opinion on the level of surveillance in the UK?

    • Will you protect digital rights after Brexit?

    • Will you commit to guaranteeing data protection rights that have been secured through the General Data Protection Regulation?

    Questions for the hustings may be submitted in advance to events@inclusionscotland.org

    This event is free and open to the public so bring friends or family along who might be interested. You do need to book in advance. Find out more information about the hustings here:...

  • Hi Gophers,

    Join us for another set of lightning talks! We'll have three or four 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:

    - Lewis Watson Ginkgo BDD Testing Framework

    - Douglas McCallum on web scraping in Go

    There's space for lighting talks so if you think you're up for it 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 MakeitSocial 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...

  • This month we are having a coding dojo-like session where we will be practising Python programming. The general idea of these is to pair up attendees so that those with less experience have access to someone who can help.

    While usually we settle on a single topic for the dojo, this time we are going to be playing a game of Escalating Requirements. This is where we start with a simple initial requirement and team members in turn make the required changes and suggest the next requirement to add.

    The usual schedule for PySheff dojos works out to be something like this:

    17:45 - 18:15: Informally, a number of us are likely to be at StreetFoodChef for burritos. While these are not provided as part of attending, anyone is welcome to join us.

    18:30 - 18:45: Socialising time at UnionSt.

    18:45 - 19:00: Discussion of the topic and decide groups to split into.

    19:00 - 19:45: First programming session.

    19:45 - 19:55: Quick break to discuss progress.

    19:55 - 20:20: Second pro...

  • Monthly meetup for the Edinburgh branch of Women Who Code

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

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

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

  • tbc.

    Would you like to present something? Get in touch via the meetup page. Follow us on Twitter at @steelbugs or email sheftest@iain.xyz.

  • 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.

  • This will be our second meetup. A friendly, informal chat about all things Umbraco. Whether you are a developer, editor, user or just interested in chatting about the CMS. Come along, all welcome.

  • A serial entrepreneur, Lynne has over 20 years investment experience, investing in, mentoring and nurturing a range of early stage technology and retail companies throughout the UK. She has worked with a wide portfolio of technology companies – from pharmaceuticals and polymers to prosthetics and optics – and has also managed two early stage technology venture capital funds, served on over 30 boards and started up her own games company.

    Lynne served as a member of the Scottish Executive Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board (SIDAB) for eight years and was previously Chairman of Connect, the Scottish technology networking organisation. She was also an early investor and first Chairman of Touch Bionics, the world-leading upper limb prosthetics company, recently sold for £27.5 million.

    Currently, Lynne is the CEO of a start-up company developing unique biometric security software which fuses advanced biometrics and AES256 encryption to create the world’s first Person to Per...

  • Full details of talks will be announced on www.edjug.org

    If you plan to come please grab a free ticket from eventbrite so we know how many to expect and don't run out of pizza.

  • Skeptics in the pub is organising a hustings for the Newcastle candidates.

    This is a great opportunity to ask the candidates what their proposals for human rights and digital rights under Brexit are, and also to ensure that issues around surveillance, privacy and censorship are included in the debate.

    Questions to ask the candidates:

    • Will you commit to staying in the European Convention on Human Rights?

    • With the passing of the Investigatory Powers Act last year, what is your opinion on the level of surveillance in the UK?

    • Will you protect digital rights after Brexit?

    • Will you commit to guaranteeing data protection rights that have been secured through the General Data Protection Regulation?

    This event is free and open to the public so bring friends or family along who might be interested. Find out more information about the hustings here: www.meetup.com

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer - kicking off with Dundee and Perth on June 1.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, Digital Cities 2017 will also travel to Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15.



    Dundee & Perth

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase also exp...

  • 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. Starting at 17:30.

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

  • The 10th Startup Weekend Sheffield - that's more than 500 hours of starting up in Sheffield!

    Being an entrepreneur is about taking control of your own destiny. Whether you're working in a boring day job, graduating and have no idea what your next step is, or just need to focus and be creative for a weekend, Startup Weekend Sheffield is for you!

    3 days to learn how to be an entrepreneur!

    Learn how to validate assumptions, design products that have value to your customers, and build scalable companies. All this without having to write a pointless business plan or sit through another 'advice session'.

    No matter what your skill-set, you're guaranteed to find your creative spark at Startup Weekend Sheffield. Come and be a part of this global movement right here in Sheffield.

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

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

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, coming to Aberdeen on June 6.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Aberdeen

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase also...

  • Rider is a new cross platform IDE from JetBrains, integrating the language analysis features of ReSharper inside the IDE functionality of IntelliJ. Wait, what? ReSharper is a plugin to Visual Studio, running in .NET, and IntelliJ is a JVM application! Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria!

    So how does this work? Rider runs ReSharper out of process, as a headless language server. All of the .NET language features - inspections, navigations, refactorings and more - happen in the ReSharper process, with the results being displayed in the IntelliJ based user interface, running on the JVM.

    How would you tackle this? JSON and REST? Protobuf and named pipes? Or something a little more made-to-measure? In this session, we won’t just be looking at Rider’s (impressive, comprehensive, some would say attractive) feature set. Once we've had a quick overview, let’s geek out and see how and why we built our own custom, asynchronous, declarative, reactive, inter-process, cross runtime commun...

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • The conference for the UX, Service Design and Digital communities in Scotland and the North of England.

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, coming to Glasgow on June 7.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Glasgow

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase also e...

  • Monthly meetup for all interested in learning and talking about user experience and related matters.

  • 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: Andrew Kane, Enterprise Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services
    What can the Cloud do for us?

    We will discuss some of the key drivers of why Enterprises move their workloads to the Cloud, many of which are non-technical in nature. Whilst some customers do literally lift-and-shift their workloads into Cloud environments to take advantage of some aspects of these, some of the real benefits really come through the adoption of Cloud-native technologies. We will touch on a few of our key serverless technologies, and show how one global Enterprise customer used this to help accelerate the pace of Cloud adoption internally as well as radically changed their Deployment and Operational models.

    2: Tony Christensen, Hea...

  • Supercomputers - a common enough term these days but what is a supercomputer? And what does it have to do with a Raspberry Pi?

    About this Event

    Raspberry PIs to Supercomputers

    Wednesday 7th June 2017, 6:30 pm.

    Speaker: Alistair Grant, EPCC

    Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

    This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up.

    Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

    This meeting is supported by NCR.

    Synopsis

    Supercomputers - a common enough term these days but what is a supercomputer? And what does it have to do with a Raspberry Pi? Better yet, what do we need them for?

    ARCHER,the current UK National Supercomputing Service, is hosted and run by EPCC and the University of Edinburgh - this talk will use ARCHER as an example to look at what a supercomputer is and why we need and use them. And from that, explain why Raspberry Pis get all caught up in the mix...

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

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

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, coming to Stirling on June 8.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Stirling

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase also...

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

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

  • For details, click here: www.eventbrite.com

  • Two member of Scotland's devops community are presenting at devopsdays Amsterdam in June. This is a chance to preview their talks and for them to practice in front of an audience.

    6.30pm Doors Open and Networking

    7.00 pm Start up Culture at Scale - Matthew Slane

    Once upon a time there was a little travel start-up based in Edinburgh called Skyscanner. It was a lucky start-up as it became successful and grew and grew and grew. But as this start-up got bigger things that worked stopped working and this made the start-up sad. The architecture of its platforms wouldn’t scale for example; but that is another story. One thing the start-up didn’t want was to leave start-up land behind. This is a tale about how this ex-start-up became happy again by maintaining the benefits of a start-up culture within a company of over 500 (and rapidly increasing) engineers. It will beguile you with the saga of Squads, Tribes and Guilds! It will romance you with the legends of enablement! You will be astoun...

  • If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to.

    The idea is that people of all levels of ability can come along, collaborate, and discuss and/or show those aspects of WordPress that are of interest.

    This informal get-together is also ideal for anyone who is new to WordPress and looking to find out more. Hear other people share their knowledge and experience, such as:

    - how to know if my WP site is successful?
    - does security really affect my site?
    - tips on making my content (more) engaging
    - making my site work for mobile
    - recommendations on plugins , SEO, accessability
    - and much more ...

    Please note that whilst this meetup is free to attend, it cannot provide consultancy or tailored training. Despite that, we would hope to at least give you a 'steer' in the right direction or an independent opinion on approac...

  • • Interested in making products that are engaging and usable without excluding those with disabilities or the elderly?

    • Work in a non-digital field and interested in inclusive design in digital?

    • In Edinburgh for UX Scotland and in need of an Accessibility fix?

    • Then we'd love to see you at our second Accessibility and Inclusive Design meet-up here in Edinburgh.

    • Our theme for this event is Inclusive UX (User Experience).

    • It's FREE, friendly and welcoming to all.

    Speaker(s)

    David Sloan

    David Sloan is User Experience Research Lead with The Paciello Group (TPG). He joined TPG in May 2013, after nearly 14 years researching, teaching and providing consultancy on accessibility and inclusive design at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He is an active participant in a number of W3C accessibility-focused groups, and is an Advisory Committee member of the annual W4A Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility.



    Specific accessibility requirem...

  • Monthly meetup of Edinburgh Mac and iOS developers. A casual evening of geeky conversation and code; nothing too formal, no membership fees, no presentations, just socialising, discussing, coding, debugging, and the occasional bout of whining and rumor-mongering.

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

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, reaching Edinburgh on June 9.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Edinburgh

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase als...

  • What's this about?

    Let's study Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) together over a brunch at Bill's. Bring your copy, your laptop, and let's run through the exercise together.

    No prior experience required. Newcomers welcome.

    The book itself is available online. And has even been converted to a nice HTML/EPUB format

    Original lectures by Abelson and Sussman are available online too and well worth a look.

    Recommended Software

    The book uses Scheme for all examples and exercises. You can download Racket Scheme online to go through the exercises yourself. You could also try all the exercises in another Lisp dialect, such as Clojure.

    Preparation required

    None! - All the resources are available for free and the point of the meetup is to go through the exercises

    Experience required

    None required. We'd recommend some basic familiarity with programming, but the book assumes no prior knowledge. We've had beginners write their first piece of code while going through c...

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • Sharing what you make and do at Make/Share!
    Make/Share is a free monthly event on the second Wednesday of each month organised by Creative Dundee and hosted at The Beer Kitchen Dundee, from 7pm – 8.30pm.

    This regular event brings people together to gain a behind the scenes insight into the work of people from a mix of creative, science, social and technology backgrounds.

    Four speakers explore how their project or product has evolved, changed and transformed, and how they experiment. They discuss their biggest challenges and how they overcame them and even present work in progress to get your constructive feedback.

    We think the processes behind turning a project or a product into a reality aren’t discussed enough, and that’s why Make/Share is so useful. After the talks there’s time for questions and the opportunity to share any news you want.

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

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

  • 13th June. National Museum of Scotland.

    An exciting, brand new conference hosted by the family of Alan Turing themselves!

    Come hear about how innovative technology is Challenging the Way We Change Our World - with a focus on development in Africa!

    Hear from:
    Steve Clayton (Chief Storyteller and former CEO of Microsoft (via live Skype from Seattle))
    Stephen Kelly (CEO of Sage)
    Amanda Regan (Engineer of the European Space Agency)
    Roland Bone (VP of the Barclays Financial Crime Unit)
    Sir Tim O'Shea (Principal of Edinburgh University)
    Dr Geoffrey Siwo (Researcher at IBM)

    The whole conference will be chaired by:
    Sir Dermot Turing (nephew of Alan Turing) and,
    Bernie Hollywood OBE (Lloyds Colleague - raised over £39.6 million for charity).

    All proceeds from the conference will be going directly to support the work of the Turing Trust in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya (bridging the digital divide through provision of refurbished computers for education).

    We look forward t...

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

  • ML Club part deux...

    Hopefully everybody who wants to take part in ML Club is now in a team and ready to build some products.

    This meet-up is to let teams share what they've been up to.

    Each team will have 15 minutes to provide an update. Particular points you might want to cover:
    - Introduce the team;
    - Describe the problem you’ve decided to solve;
    - Update on progress. Any issues? Any help required?
    - Allow for discussion with the whole group.

    As well as participants who have joined a team and are developing a product - this meet-up is also open to the wider community who are interested in following progress and contributing to discussions.

    Any latecomers who want to join a team are also more than welcome. Be sure to let us know and we can help get you sorted.

    A reminder that you can find us over on the ML Club Slack (the-mlclub.slack.com) to join in the conversation.

    Look forward...

  • Stories? Scenarios? BDD? Are these just more words in the ever-growing list of jargon that developers have to know? Or are they something more important than new terms to memorise?

    In this session we'll look at how BDD fits into the software development work-flow, how to tell user stories through features, and how to automate them in Behat.

    These techniques will help to ensure you're writing well designed and tested software that focuses on what the users want from a system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

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

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

  • Introduction to Arel (~15mins)

    The talk will be an introduction to Arel, discussing:
    * what is Arel and when to use it?

    * what are the syntactic differences from ActiveRecord?

    * examples of query building with Arel

    Cultivating Code (~40mins)

    "The Pragmatic Programmer" first introduced me to the idea that writing software is like planting a garden. Over the years I'd forgotten the importance of the metaphor, until recently when I started working on my real-world garden. Musing on my day in the office whilst tending my plants, I realised gardening really does have a lot in common with working with legacy code.

    With a 10-year-old, monolithic code base that's still being worked on, staying on top of maintenance at FreeAgent is no easy matter. In this talk I'll share how thinking about development in terms of gardening has helped me to understand the maintenance burden. I'll talk about how we handle routine and exceptional maintenance in the product teams at FreeAgent and I'll share s...

  • 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!

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • FutureScot is pleased to announce Digital Cities 2017 - a series of policy conferences taking place across Scotland this summer, coming to Inverness on June 15.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth: June 1 // Aberdeen: June 6 // Glasgow: June 7 // Stirling: June 8 // Edinburgh: June 9 // Inverness: June 15



    Inverness

    Featuring a range of prominent speakers, the objective of these events is to equip leaders with the tools they need to further unlock the potential of digital in their cities.

    Supporting communities of digital talent in Scotland's major cities has been given added impetus following the recent publication of the Scottish Government's A Digital Strategy for Scotland.

    Importantly, Digital Cities 2017 will provide useful local feedback following a nationwide health check on Scotland's digital cities carried out by Nesta - the innovation foundation.

    The event's Digital Showcase a...

  • Product Forge and the Cancer Innovation Challenge are running an open cancer "data dive" event at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June 2017.

    Entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, clinicians, designers, and software engineers will spend 3 days and 3 nights side by side developing data focused projects to improve cancer care in the NHS in Scotland.

    Participants form small cross-functional teams to work on a product prototype with support from subject matter experts and the wider technology community. In addition to a large collection of NHS open data, participants will also have access to computer generated synthetic data. These are representative of the structure but not the content of the following data sets used by the NHS:

    - Prescribing Information System (PIS) Data
    - Scottish Morbidity Records: Cancer Registry Data
    - Scottish Morbidity Records: General / Acute Inpatient and Day Case Data
    - National Records of Scotland: Dea...

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

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

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

  • Rob Elkin on Real World Deployments

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hi All,

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

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

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

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

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • Agenda:

    6:30pm - 7:00pm - Arrival & Networking

    7:00pm - 9:00pm - Talks

    Line-up:

    John Peebles

  • Our regular Mobile Dev Meetup event!

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

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

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

    The event should be over by around 9.

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

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

  • CirrusHQ and Skyscanner are proud to sponsor the ninth AWS user group Edinburgh.

    Speaker

    Michael Booth is a Senior Engineer who has been working at Skyscanner for the last 7 years based in Edinburgh. During that time he has worked in various areas of Skyscanner Engineering with most recent work being in the Developer Enablement Tribe building out tools and standards for cloud native development within Skyscanner.

    Title

    How to gain insight into your services by integrating with AWS X-ray

    Description

    AWS X-ray enables you to analyze, trace and debug your complex distributed system. At Skyscanner we're providing development teams with the tools they need to simply and easily integrate with X-Ray. In this talk we'll demonstrate this capability and the insight gained by integrating with X-Ray.

  • Stephen O’Sullivan, VP Engineering at Silicon Valley Data Science - www.svds.com - Details on presentation to follow asap.

    We also have Miro Gregorovic – Senior Data Modeller at Sopra Steria - www.linkedin.com

    Miro is currently working on a Fixed Income data integration for an Edinburgh-based Asset Manager. Besides his ‘day’ job Miro has been active in the Edinburgh FinTech community, namely in 2016 he spotted a great appetite to connect IT and Finance professionals together to galvanize innovation – ScotFinTECH was born with bold ambition to replicate Silicon Valley’s entrepreneur spirit which Miro enjoyed during his 2 years working at SanDisk. He holds a BSc degree in Information Systems from Czech Technical University in Prague and MS in System Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Miro’s professional experience has been focused on data modelling and creating new value from business data in various industries ranging from r...

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

  • What's this about?

    Let's study Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) together over a brunch at Bill's. Bring your copy, your laptop, and let's run through the exercise together.

    No prior experience required. Newcomers welcome.

    The book itself is available online. And has even been converted to a nice HTML/EPUB format

    Original lectures by Abelson and Sussman are available online too and well worth a look.

    Recommended Software

    The book uses Scheme for all examples and exercises. You can download Racket Scheme online to go through the exercises yourself. You could also try all the exercises in another Lisp dialect, such as Clojure.

    Preparation required

    None! - All the resources are available for free and the point of the meetup is to go through the exercises

    Experience required

    None required. We'd recommend some basic familiarity with programming, but the book assumes no prior knowledge. We've had beginners write their first piece of code while going through c...

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • 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.

  • Software testing clinic is coming to Glasgow and we can't wait! Our first session will start with the question what is software testing? It may seem like a simple question, but it's an important one to answer as it determines how you fit within a team and how you carry out your work.

    In this sessions discussion we will cover the following:

    What is testing and what do testers do?
    The misconceptions of software testing and how to overcome them.

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

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

  • UK tech post-Brexit: investment, influence and policy priorities
    Tuesday, 27th June 2017
    Central London
    THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

    Guest of Honour
    Julian David, Chief Executive Officer, tech UK

    At a time of considerable uncertainty following the EU referendum, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for ensuring Britain’s technology sectors continue to flourish.

    Delegates will assess the key challenges facing the UK post-Brexit including a lack of confidence as negotiations continue, the application of EU regulation going forward for data, IoT and cyber security as well as examining the tax framework to ensure Britain continues to be competitive and attractive to global corporation and SMEs alike.

    Following the launch of the UK industrial strategy and a commitment to a ‘Global Britain’, delegates will discuss the key opportunities and priorities for the tech sector including attracting - both domestic and foreign - investment, ensuring acce...