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  • Apologies: due to unforeseen circumstances, we've had to move this month's meetup back a week to the 20th February.

    Ruby developers are migrating their scripts to Go, Rust and similar. Performance and novelty are strong forces to contend with.

    It's time we bring scripting joy back to Ruby! Bundler and Homebrew are just a few examples of past glory. However, there are a myriad of tools to be developed and Ruby has the power and elegance to make building command line applications easy.

    How can the mighty god of thunder help us? Curious? Then come along.

    About our speaker

    Piotr Murach is a software engineer by day, open source enthusiast by night, mathematician by design and human languages enthusiast by life.

    About our venue

    Our meetup will take place at our venue, Union St.

    After the meetup, we'll be heading to The Devonshire Cat for drinks, food and chat.

  • Bringing together key policymakers and stakeholders from across the financial services sector, this timely conference will discuss the future for payments policy and regulation in the UK.

    Delegates will assess the future of proposals set out in the European Commission’s recently revised Directive on Payments Services (PSD2) - particularly relating to the UK’s position in light of the EU Referendum - following the publication of the European Banking Authorities finalised Regulatory and Technical Standards on passporting under PSD2 later this year. The seminar will also consider the impact of the Financial Conduct Authority’s current consultation on the guidance provided to firms in complying with the future payment services regime.

    Planned sessions focus on next steps for facilitating innovation and competitiveness across payments markets, whilst also ensuring adequate safeguards for consumers - particularly in terms of payment security and tackling financial fraud. Delegates will...

  • Prove your UX knowledge, get CPUX certified!

    Bunnyfoot in association with the international UXQB and Bunnyfoot present a Professional 3-day UX certification program covering user experience methods and theories – delivered by Bunnyfoot and independently assessed/certified by iSQI.

    What is CPUX?
    CPUX (Certified Professional in User Experience) is an international standard for qualification of individuals who are professionally involved in developing or ensuring the usability or user experience of products.


    Is UX certification relevant to me?
    Absolutely! Foundation level certification is appropriate for anyone who works in UX or who wants to become familiar with the basics of usability, for example product managers, software developers and designers of all interactive systems that have a user interface.


    Why is this course relevant to you?
    to ensure that your knowledge of usability and user experience is completely up to date
    to acquire knowledge and skills that...

  • OpenSpace

    Openspace is a simple methodology for self-organizing conference tracks. It relies on participation by people who have a passion for the topics to be discussed. There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in the main meeting room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots.

    How OpenSpace Work

    OpenSpace is a small set of rules that allow groups of people to interact in a simple, productive, organized way to create valuable dialogs that address the participants' most important issues.

    The Fundamental "Rules" of the sessions that happen during OpenSpace conferences are:

    • Whoever shows up is the right group

    • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have

    • Whenever it starts is the right time

    • When it's over, it's over

    Pizza and drinks provided by our host Brocade.

  • Build Your Own Reality!

    Have you been dreaming about VR since you were wee, or are you wondering what all the fuss is about? Either way there’s no ignoring virtual reality right now. The good news is you don’t need to spend loads of money on special hardware to give it a go. With a simple cardboard viewer you can turn your smartphone into a VR headset and step into another world. So how would you like to make your very own world and get right inside it?

    In this workshop I’ll introduce some open source technologies for building VR experiences that run in the browser on a smartphone or any of the VR platforms available today. Then you’ll get started on hacking your own reality! Along the way you’ll learn some fundamental principles that apply to developing VR experiences on any platform.

    All you need to bring is a laptop and a smartphone. If you already have a viewer or headset then you can bring it along, but don’t worry if you don’t as we will provide some viewers for you to use. Yo...

  • For the first edPUG in 2017, we have a new more central venue in CivTech’s office in CodeBase, so we hope to see some new faces! We’ll also be showing a CivTech introduction video.

    For those who have not been to the Edinburgh PHP User Group before, we are a welcoming bunch of people and love when new people turn up. When we don’t have a talk we are just as happy watching a conference video together, so for February we’ve lined up a great PHP video that should help you tell your friends and colleagues how flexible and pragmatic PHP really is!

    Video from IPC16 | PHP 7: What Kind of Language is it?

    PHP 7 is an imperative programming language that supports procedural as well as object-oriented programming. It has limited support for functional programming and language extensions for aspect-oriented programming exist. PHP 7 is dynamically, implicitly, and weakly typed but supports explicit typing and strict type checking when desired. But what does this all mean? Watch the video r...

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Hi Folks,

    We're looking to experiment with an additional meet up this month. This time we're planning on running it in the morning (7:45 till 8:45) using our favourite facilitation technique Lean Coffee... this time with actual coffee and not beer as is often the case. This will hopefully give those of us who find the evening meetup tricky to attend the opportunity to get together with others and discuss our issues and ideas.

    As it's an awkward time, some will have morning schedules that mean they'll arrive later or have to leave earlier for meetings we'd like to adopt the "come when you can, leave when you must, ethos.

    Many thanks to Caroline McDowall for suggesting and for organising.

    Hope to see you there
    Chris

  • Prewired is a programming club for young people under the age of 19 and is based in Codebase. Participants attend weekly evening sessions where they improve their skills in digital technologies and making within a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment. They pursue a wide variety of projects, including web development, mobile applications, games and constructing robots and other hardware devices.

    Prewired sets no lower bound on age or experience of participants, as these do not help us to understand an individual's abilities or potential. The only requirement for attendance is enthusiasm about programming and a desire to learn.

  • Please ensure you arrive before 6:30pm, entry afterwards is extremely unlikely.

    Agenda:

    18:00 - Networking / Pizza / Beer
    18:30 - TBD
    19:15 - Super SaltStack by Glynn Forrest
    20:15 - Networking

    Super SaltStack-Event Driven Orchestration & Configuration Management

    Salt, Puppet, Chef, Ansible - which one to choose?

    Learn what makes SaltStack stand out from other configuration management solutions, and how you can use the built-in orchestration engine, event bus, reactor, cloud, beacons, and much more, to take your operations to the next level.

    We'll see how to get started in less than 5 minutes, and look at some good practices to follow as your infrastructure grows. We'll go beyond configuration management and look into reacting to incidents, self healing-infrastructure, auto-scaling, and other use cases.

    We'll also examine some of Salt's weaknesses, and where other tools can be used as inspiration for improvement.

    About the Speaker:

    When not thinking about Salt, Glynn Forre...

  • Thanks to our sponsors Cultivate, SkyScanner and Glasgow University for making the event possible.

    Send any questions to either @KevinBrolly, @aaronbassett or @wattid
    The event starts at 6:30pm on the 5th Floor, 18 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow University, G12 8QQ

  • Join us for our first meetup of 2017 to find out how police forces in the West Midlands are covertly using devices- known as IMSI-catchers or Stingrays - to indiscriminately intercept and hack up to 500 phones every minute. We'll be exploring what police use of IMSI-catchers means for our human rights and civil liberties and what we can do to challenge indiscriminate surveillance.

    What's an IMSI-catcher?

    Last autumn, independent media co-operative The Bristol Cable revealed that West Midlands, Staffordshire, West Mercia, and Warwickshire police, along with other police forces throughout the UK, had bought devices - known as IMSI-catcher or stingrays - that allow them to spy on thousands of mobile phones at a time.

    IMSI-catchers act as 'fake' mobile phone towers. When deployed, all phones in range of the device (anywhere up to an 8km radius!) will try to connect to it. This allows the catcher to intercept your communications and access a raft of personal information, including:

    • Yo...

  • For our first talk of 2017 we’re very lucky to have Ed Austin talk on Android security.

    Based on his upcoming book Ed will provide a tour of the Android security model, starting from the moment the power is turned on through to how the model is enforced.

    No prior knowledge is assumed, but Ed will cover a lot of details that are not easy to find out about elsewhere.

  • Tech for Integrity is an initiative to crowdsource technology solutions from around the world to help the private and public sector to promote integrity.

    The event will include discussions on the evolving FinTech landscape in Scotland and how these new technologies can be utilised to tackle integrity-compromising issues in the financial ecosystem, with participants including Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Scottish Government, David Ferguson, Nucleus Financial CEO & FinTech Envoy for Scotland, Stephen Bird, Citi’s Global CEO of Consumer Banking, Graeme Jones, CEO of Scottish Financial Enterprise, and David Horne, Partner at HBJ Gateley.

  • Women in the workplace: careers advice, the gender pay gap and women in executive management
    THURSDAY, 23RD FEBRUARY 2017
    CENTRAL LONDON
    THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


    Guest of Honour: Caroline Dinenage MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years
    Ahead of International Women’s Day 2017, this seminar will consider the further policy priorities for improving gender equality in the workplace.

    Key topics for discussion will include the gender pay gap; tackling sex and maternity discrimination; improving the availability of high-quality childcare provision and the challenges for increasing the proportion of women in leadership and executive management positions within the British economy.

    Further sessions will focus on careers education, particularly how best to increase female participation in apprenticeships and STEM subjects, and how to inspire more young women to pursue careers in under-represented professions, including in public office...

  • With fake news and emissions tests in the headlines the ethics of software development are being called into question. Software is increasingly affecting people's lives and, with the internet of things and driverless cars, it's no longer confined to the virtual world. Our industry is on the brink of challenges which will be very disruptive and very unpleasant and which will test us as we’ve never been challenged.

    Doctors, lawyers, architects and engineers all face a similar challenge regarding the consequences of their actions and have professional certifications and codes of conduct.

    In this session we will be discussing what it means to be a recognised professional and what steps, as industry, we can take to move in this direction. Join us at 6pm in FanDuel's offices in Glasgow to take part in the discussion.

  • 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 Valentin Radu (University of Edinburgh)

    The mobile devices we carry in our pockets hold the power to track our every move. By taking advantage of their multitude of sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer, etc.) smartphones can perform diverse user context detections (e.g., indoor localization, activity recognition) reliably. This talk will focus on the positive aspects of having access to these inferences for home/building automation.

    18:50 - 19:10 Sérgio Sena (SMRU Instrumentation)

    Sérgio will talk about his work in the area of low-power hardware, Biologing, and marine animal borne telemetry. His work focuses on hardware and making sure data collected from remote sensors...

  • Thursday 23rd Feb in Codebase.

    Confirmed Speakers:

    Greig Paul, Research Engineer , University Of Strathclyde
    Blockchain 101

    Greig is a mobile/cyber security and blockchain specialist. He is a regular speaker at Blockchain events and international conferences. His experience covers a broad range from building early secure smart contracts around blockchain, to security issues of fingerprint authentication, to finding security problems in software used by hundreds of millions of people.

    He's also promised there's no hard maths or code in his talks!

    Peter Ferry, Stuart Fraser & Alan Keir from Wallet Services

    The guys are fresh from the London BlockChain Expo and CoinDesk Construct 2017 in San Francisco and are keen to share their experience, talk about the latest thinking and what the interesting startups are doing in the industry.

    Event schedule:

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

  • TBA

  • 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.

  • Code the City #8, which will take place in on 26 & 27 February 2017, will be an exploration of the world of chatbots and AI (or Artificial Intelligence), identifying problems to tackle and quickly prototyping solutions.

    We'll form teams of academics, students, service provider and industry leaders to identify opportunities to build chatbots to tackle real-world issues, through a process of ideation, and rapid prototyping.

  • Free Code Camp is a fantastic resource for learning to code. If you are just beginning to get to grips with programming, this study group is a great place to start.

    The emphasis this Saturday will be on making our first steps with Free Code Camp. Before you come, we recommend that you get started on some of their exercises and make as much progress as you can before the meetup.

    This is a peer-led session. Come prepared to ask questions and to help others. A laptop, Chromebook or tablet (with keybaord) will be required to work through the free code camp curriculum.

  • GameDevSoc are hosting a two-day gamejam this semester!

    Gamejams are about making something interactive in a short span of time. It's a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills.
    The event will run from 10am-6pm on both days (NOT overnight), and there will be keynote speakers, workshops, food and prizes.

    There is no entry/membership fee, and do not feel shy about your skills-- we're all here to learn from each other and make things together. Everyone is welcome! Pop along if you're curious :)

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

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

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

  • Exploiting psychology and neuroscience to deliver exceptional interactive design

    An intensive one day introduction to designing to exploit what is known about the human brain and its capabilities and limitations

    Using principles honed from years of scientific study from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, perceptual psychology and neuroscience, this course will teach you how to tickle the brains of your customers with your designs and communications

    It's fun, it's interactive, you will meet interesting people to exchange ideas and experiences with, you will produce something worthwhile and go back to your desk armed with weapons (and a few dinner party tricks) to impress your colleagues and friends

  • **********
    This event has been organised in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University Career Service.

    We would like to very much thank GCU Career Service for allowing us the use of such fantastic venue and for the internal promotion of the event.
    **********

    This month we are focusing on blogging and issues around content.

    *** 6:00 pm - Doors open, food and meet other WordPressers

    *** 6:30 pm - ‘Fake News’, WordPress, and Freedom of Speech Online

    A look at freedom of speech online in the age of ‘fake news’, from WordPress.com Community Guardian and Internet law specialist ‘Clicky Steve’.

    About the speaker: Stephen McLeod Blythe (aka ‘Clicky Steve’) is a tech law geek from Glasgow. He is a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU, and the Open Rights Group Supporters’ Council. Stephen writes passionately about digital rights and constitutional law, as a fierce advocate of freedom of expression and currently spends most of his time defending WordPress...

  • The Amazon Fling SDK is a cross-platform toolkit that enables mobile developers to build rich multi-screen experiences with Amazon Fire TV. The SDK allows the sending of video, audio and images from mobile apps to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. You can “fling” media content to Amazon Fire TV and leverage two-way communication between Amazon Fire TV and mobile apps to create engaging second screen experiences.

    In this workshop, we’ll show a hands-on example on how to use the Amazon Fling SDK and how to embed it in Android Apps:

    • Overview of Amazon Fling SDK

    • Integrating Amazon Fling in Android

    • Connecting Amazon Fling to Fire TV

    • Send media content from Amazon Fling-enabled Apps to Fire TV

    • Amazon Fling UX Guidelines

  • For the second Sheffield Digital Policy Conflab, we're working with Creative Sheffield to host a public round-table session on the topic of what digital technology areas, or 'clusters', the city is looking to support (the sectoral bit), and where are the best places for that support to be located (the spatial bit).

    This will be a great opportunity to find out about the current digital hub initiatives, and ask questions of those involved in bringing them about.

    The format of the evening will be a round-table discussion group made up of invited guests who who represent the key initiatives, and an open audience who will witness the debate, and have the opportunity to ask questions and participate.

    Food and drinks will be provided.

  • Hi Gophers,

    Join us for our first set of lightning talks! We'll have talks on different topics around the Go programming language from our members lasting around 5-10 minutes each.

    Here's the line up so far:

    - Quinlan Morake on the Go debugger

    - Raphael Pierzina on Go version 1.8 release

    - Peter Trotman on using Context in Go web services

    - Douglas McCallum on project layout and structuring packages in Go

    If you have a topic you would like to speak about then let me know and we can either fit you in this week or get you on the line up for next time - the more speakers the better!

    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 twitter or by email at [mas...

  • This month we are having a coding dojo-like session where we will be practising python programming on a topic to be agreed on the day. For more information on coding dojos, see here: ntoll.org

    The usual schedule for PySheff dojos are meant 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: Suggestions for topics generated and topic chosen.

    19:00 - 19:45: Split into groups and work on the topic.

    19:45 - 19:55: Quick break to discuss progress and perhaps quick demonstrations.

    19:55 - 20:20: Second programming session.

    20:20 - 20:30: Show and tell and discussion.

    20:30 - late: Migrate to a local pub (tonight it seems it will be the Tap and Tankard on Cambridge Street, near John Lewis) for post event drinks. Note...

  • 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.

  • Prewired is a programming club for young people under the age of 19 and is based in Codebase. Participants attend weekly evening sessions where they improve their skills in digital technologies and making within a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment. They pursue a wide variety of projects, including web development, mobile applications, games and constructing robots and other hardware devices.

    Prewired sets no lower bound on age or experience of participants, as these do not help us to understand an individual's abilities or potential. The only requirement for attendance is enthusiasm about programming and a desire to learn.

  • Thinking about re-training with CodeClan?

    Fancy joining Scotland's exciting and rapidly growing tech industry? Come and hear about our 16 week coding course at CodeClan. You'll get to meet our instructors and find out more about what it's like to work in the Scottish tech industry.

    You'll find out:

    - About us and the perks of being a student at CodeClan.
    - Who are we looking for and what will you will learn.
    - What our students think of the course.
    - Job opportunities in the Scottish tech industry.
    - Informal Q&A with the CodeClan team.

  • David McKay (@rawkode) will be joining us to talk about developer productivity!

    "Being a developer, programmer, analyst, tester, designer, etc … is hard. We work in an industry that champions the 12+ hour work day; continued learning and open source contributions, but not on the company’s dollar. We’re continually berated with the idea of the 10x developer and so we must work harder, read more blogs, write more code and buy more books … but when will it ever end? Will technology ever stand still long enough to let us all catch up? No. You’ll always be busy, busy playing catch up in a race you didn’t sign up for.

    Fortunately, there’s another way. Instead of being busy, I can help you be more productive. I will walk you through some of the tools and techniques that I use on a daily basis to maintain and upgrade my skills in a world of ever changing technology, and, more importantly; to protect my sanity, be more present and remove stress and fear from my life."

    As usual this wil...

  • As schools begin videoing pupils do you know how your children's data in school is handled?
    School records for every named pupil aged 2-19, are uploaded to a national pupil database (NPD) at the Department for Education (DfE) every term, from where it is shared with companies and organisations including journalists, for a range of purposes none of which are to do with your child’s schooling. In September 2016, the DfE started to collect nationality data with the intention of sharing it with the Home Office Immigration Enforcement, Removals Casework team.

    Together with the support of over 20 organisations, including Open Rights Group, we stopped this immediate threat in a first campaign success, and the new data will now be stored in a separate database and unlike the rest of the NPD, the data will not be released to commercial businesses and journalists. The government has u-turned on the data collection for 2-5 year olds from nurseries and pre-schools. Information about the monthly u...

  • Hi everyone!

    Just a quick hello from your new local organisers Damian and Obi. We will be hosting monthly group meetings (open to all) to catch up on all things ORG and organise regular events such as cryptoparties, talks, workshops and of course campaigns. Keep an eye out here and on our mailing list. New ideas, suggestions for events and anyone wanting to help organise the group are most welcome so get in touch!

    We wanted to get things going with something topical yet social so please join us at The Old Market Theatre (Map) on Wednesday 1st March for a catch up in the bar, a privacy themed show, Still and followed by a short Q&A with the show's writer and director Paul Hodson:

    H’ is a hacker. She knows where you’ve been. But isn’t sure where she’s going. On the edge of a nervous breakdown H stumbles into a gallery and across the work of Vivian Maier, the “reclusive nanny” who has posthumously emerged as one of the greatest street photographers of all time. H’s hallucinatory en...

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

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

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

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

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

  • The March 2nd meet up is going to be presented by Chris Riley (@giveupalready)

    Abstract:

    Alice and Bob have secrets they want to talk about without Eve being able to listen in. Worse yet, the mischievous Mallory delights in changing messages sent between parties. In such a hostile environment how can Alice talk to Bob without their messages being overheard and how can she be sure that it was Bob that sent the message in the first place?

    This talk will take a brief look at historic codes and ciphers before taking a look at modern day Cryptography. If you want to be able to know the difference between a block cipher and a stream cipher or get a glimpse into the mathematics behind public key Cryptography this talk is for you.

    Before/After the Meetup:

    A few members will likely be in The Font beforehand for a drink and a bite to eat, and afterwards there'll be a group heading to Soar Point (or somewhere else nearby) for a social catch up.

    Parking:

    Deacon Street car park is where peop...

  • 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.

  • QuickBooks is hosting their first ever Small Biz Tech Hackathon in London.

    This overnight hack, taking place 04-05 March, includes APIs from awesome tech partners, giveaways and prizes.

    The Small Biz Hackathon is dedicated to creating app prototypes that will help make running successful small businesses and nonprofits easier. It will take place in the heart of London at CodeNode.

    Use your skills to leverage the latest tech and create solutions for over 1.6 million small businesses around the world! The grand prize team takes home £5000.

  • Free Code Camp is a fantastic resource for learning to code. If you are just beginning to get to grips with programming, this study group is a great place to start.

    The emphasis this Saturday will be on making our first steps with Free Code Camp. Before you come, we recommend that you get started on some of their exercises and make as much progress as you can before the meetup.

    This is a peer-led session. Come prepared to ask questions and to help others. A laptop, Chromebook or tablet (with keybaord) will be required to work through the free code camp curriculum.

  • Agenda

    • 18:00: Networking, Pizza, Beer

    • 18:30: Test-Driven Development with JavaScript with Adrian Mowat and Christopher Lunt

    • 20:00: One for the Road at the Slug & Lettuce

    Reminder

    JavaScript is our featured language, but it's not mandatory. Please feel free to come and perform the code kata's in the language of your choice. We'll do our best to pair everybody together on the night.

    Thanks to our amazing sponsors, Altia Solutions and SkyScanner; without their support, this event wouldn't be possible

    About Adrian

    I am a Software developer and language polyglot with experience ranging from data warehouses through to retail websites.

    About Christopher

    Christopher Lunt is a software developer currently working for Arnold Clark who primarily works in JavaScript/Node.js, Ruby and C#. His main interests include eventing, microservices and containerisation.

  • 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.

  • Planning for (def shef 33) is underway! If there's something you'd like to do, please suggest it by tweet or DM to @def_shef.

    More contact options at defshef.github.io

  • The talk is split into two unrelated topics. VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) will be used in a demo led session to create a build and release pipeline in 1 hour. The talk with go through the latest build and release manager tools in Visual Studio Team Services and end up with a deployment to Azure websites and an On-Prem web service. The remaining time will introduce Azure Service Fabric, the Microsoft microservices framework and explain how to build applications that can be deployed in Azure or on your own infrastructure.

    Service fabric lets you deploy your own existing services or build them using the service fabric framework to take advantage of the built-in microservices features that service fabric provides.

    Steve is an experienced .NET Developer, Microsoft Azure MVP and a Solution Architect at TDX Group (www.tdxgroup.com). Steve has spoken at previous DDD events covering Microsoft Azure, Gadgeteer, Service Bus and Azure Web jobs

    Steve has also recently appeared on c...

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

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

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

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

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

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month and what we are planning to do in the upcoming month.
    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org
    If you are interested in joining the group of local organizers, subscribe to our mailing list:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

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

  • 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.

    We will have 2-3 talks this month

    Title to be confirmed - Rab Ray & Sean Kornish

    Hacking Stuff for Fun and Profit - Andy Gill

  • 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.

  • In january we have our annual pub chat together. We will be discussing all sorts of things, what sort of talks we would like, what technologies are cool, 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.

  • 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.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • Next steps for the UK children's content market: commercial strategies, public service and international competitiveness
    THURSDAY, 9TH MARCH 2017
    CENTRAL LONDON
    THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


    Guests of Honour: David Levine, General Manager, Disney Channels UK & Ireland; Alice Webb, Director, BBC Children’s and BBC North, BBC and Finn Arnesen, Senior Vice President, Global Distribution & Development, Hasbro Studios
    This seminar will examine the key commercial opportunities and challenges for UK children’s content industry - both in domestic and international markets.

    It takes place in the context of Ofcom’s annual PSB report which found a decline in investment for original UK children’s programming, in anticipation of a finalised BBC Royal Charter which includes a contestable fund for “at risk” genres including children’s, as well as with uncertainty over the future application of EU-level legislation on the protection of minors and rules on commercial communications around ch...

  • March means that spring has arrived. The days are no longer interrupted by incredible stretches of darkness; there’s more light in the world. Wee white and yellow buds start to poke their heads above the ground, marking the return of brighter colours to the natural world. Renewal, and new beginnings.

    Heather Burns (webdevlaw.uk) is a digital law specialist. She spends her work time trying to bridge the gap between digital policy makers and those who are are designing and developing web things that are impacted by such policies. The things you do online, from sending messages to friends on WhatsApp to starting a new business, are impacted by the decisions of people at local, regional and global levels. Understanding current law and pending law can help inform the choices you need to make as to where you store your data, and what you need to say to your local representatives.

    Heather has kindly agreed to come and speak to us and share some thoughts on the current state of...

  • Hey there,

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

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

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

  • The next Sheffield Devops Meetup is hosted by Sky Betting and Gaming with a "Tech Talk" theme, showing the power of tooling available to support the use of Infrastructure-as-Code. It will take place on Thursday the 9th March 2017 at Sky Betting and Gaming from 6:30pm onwards for an evening of devops discussion. As Sky Betting and Gaming will be hosting and sponsoring the evening, they will offer refreshments on arrival.
    6:30 - 7:00 Doors open
    7:00 - 7:05 Welcome talk
    7:05 - 7:45 Infrastructure-as-Code in AWS with CloudFormation - Paul Brabban
    7:45 - 8:00 Break
    8:00 - 8:45 Scaling Docker Swarm for Production with Terraform - Bobby Devaux
    8:45 onwards - to a local hostelry

    About the Speakers
    The first talk will be by Paul Brabban from Sky Betting and Gaming:
    An introduction to Infrastructure as Code using CloudFormation, the infrastructure templating system provided by AWS.
    Sky Betting and Gaming International's Data Platform is completely provisioned using CloudFormation, th...

  • 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.

  • Free Code Camp is a fantastic resource for learning to code. If you are just beginning to get to grips with programming, this study group is a great place to start.

    The emphasis this Saturday will be on making our first steps with Free Code Camp. Before you come, we recommend that you get started on some of their exercises and make as much progress as you can before the meetup.

    This is a peer-led session. Come prepared to ask questions and to help others. A laptop, Chromebook or tablet (with keybaord) will be required to work through the free code camp curriculum.

  • Our second meet!

    We've decided to go for a bi-monthly meetup schedule to hopefully allow us to find good quality speakers / workshops to bring to the group for us all to enjoy.

    This time round we are joined by Matt Wynne, Author of The Cucumber Book.



    Come along, join us and hopefully learn something new :)

  • Speaker Prof. Vassilis Charissis

  • TUESDAY, 14TH MARCH 2017
    CENTRAL LONDON
    THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

    Guest of Honour: Sarah Gardner, Executive Director, Gambling Commission
    Taking place during a period of uncertainty as the UK negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union and in light of increasing M&A activity in the UK gambling market, this timely seminar will be an opportunity to review latest developments and consider the future for the sector.

    Delegates will examine emerging developments in gambling technologies and consumer trends - particularly focusing on mobile - as the UK Gambling Commission becomes the first regulator in the world to review the legal framework in response to the rise of virtual currencies, eSports and social gaming. They will also consider the priorities for the UK Government in supporting the international competitiveness of the sector post-Brexit.

    In anticipation of the new funding model for British Horse Racing coming into effect in April 2017 aiming to level the playing...

  • 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.

  • Monthly meetup on the second tuesday of each month. This is a chance to meet and chat with like-minded women interested in coding in an informal environment.

    Bring your laptop to work on your own projects, get help, or collaborate with others, or just bring yourself if you just fancy a chat :)

    All levels are welcome, from total beginners to experienced professionals.

    We welcome all women. Men are welcome with a PyLady chaperone!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Title: Swearing, nudity and other vulnerable positions

    Speaker: John Le Drew

    Format:

    6.30pm -arrival, drinks, networking

    7.15pm - Intros and shout out

    7.20 - 7.25 - Lightening talk 1 (please get in touch)
    [masked] - Lightening talk 2 (please get in touch)

    7.40 - 8.40 - The main event

    8.40 - 9.30 - drinks and networking.

    Session Overview

    Over 3 months I recorded over 30 hours of interviews and spoke to some of the most respected people in the industry to produce an audio documentary that attempts to answer the question “What is safety? And why is it important anyway?”This highly interactive talk will present the findings and guide and challenge you through a journey to understanding safety. Including snippets of interview audio, short interactive sessions and role play exercises we will cover the following topics (without getting arrested):

    • Safety, Trust, Courage and Vulnerability

    • How leaders can help and hinder safety

    • Do we need to trust one another?

    • How to swear a...

  • We meet for a talk of 20-30 minutes followed by discussion. Sometimes we also have a round of lightning talks. If you'd like to talk at our event, then please get in touch.

  • Skyscanner are developing internal lean/agile training courses; Laz and Suzzane would like to share the latest with the Lean Agile Edinburgh community.

    In this course you'll learn some techniques from Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) that you can use to resolve problems. Find out how to use current reality trees (CRTs) to decide what to change and future reality trees (FRTs) to decide what to change to. We'll use real life Skyscanner examples and you'll get some hands on practise.

    As usual beer and pizza will be provided.

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • You seal your letters but send your mails unencrypted? You want to protect your privacy online but don't know how to do it? Come along to learn how to protect your communications and content over the Internet.

    CryptoParty is free, public and fun ! Everyone can learn - the only thing you need is a laptop or smartphone!

    CryptoParty Manchester is organised by Manchester Libraries and Open Rights Group Manchester as part of their 'Get Data Smart and Online Privacy' day.

    We'd like you to register on www.eventbrite.co.uk so we have an idea of numbers. If you would prefer to say you are attending via email rather than on the web, you can use drop manchester -at- openrightsgroup -dot- org

  • Free Code Camp is a fantastic resource for learning to code. If you are just beginning to get to grips with programming, this study group is a great place to start.

    The emphasis this Saturday will be on making our first steps with Free Code Camp. Before you come, we recommend that you get started on some of their exercises and make as much progress as you can before the meetup.

    This is a peer-led session. Come prepared to ask questions and to help others. A laptop, Chromebook or tablet (with keybaord) will be required to work through the free code camp curriculum.

  • DataFest17 will be the UK's first week long festival of data, organised by The Data Lab innovation centre. Key events include: Data Summit (23/24 March Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), Data Talent Scotland (22 March Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh), training and a showcase hackathon. An open call for self organising events across Scotland has also been launched (closing date for applications 23 Dec).

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

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

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

  • 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!

  • For March we're planning to have up to 4 lightning talks, up to 10 minutes each. We'll allow some time for discussions too so we'd expect the session to run from 7:30 to 9pm.

    If you want to start getting experience public speaking in a friendly crowd, or if you have an idea for a lightning talk, please let us know by responding in the comments below!

    Talks can either be about PHP or any related subject. There's no need for the talk to be overly tech, just an interesting topic that will hopefully spark discussion!

    We're meeting 7pm for a 7:30pm start. As usual the night is sponsored by local digital agency Studio 24.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Data Talent Scotland 17 brings together 250+ data and tech postgraduates, 16 Scottish universities and 50+ organisations looking to hire data talent. Following the success of the inaugural event in 2016 with over 500 attendees, DTS17 will be held at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburghand include keynotes, workshops and plenty on networking opportunities.

  • Thanks to our sponsors Cultivate, SkyScanner and Glasgow University for making the event possible.

    Send any questions to either @KevinBrolly, @aaronbassett or @wattid
    The event starts at 6:30pm on the 5th Floor, 18 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow University, G12 8QQ

  • Data Summit is a two day international conference presenting compelling stories of how 'Data Changes Everything' with keynotes, debates and lots of inspiration from a world class lineup of speakers.

  • This timely forum is set to take place just over a year on from The Scottish Affairs Committee reported on its Creative Industries in Scotland inquiry identifying key issues and making recommendations for bespoke policy to encourage the Creative Industry in Scotland. The morning will focus on the way forward for creating a unified creative industry definition, fostering greater collaboration between Scottish and English administrations as well as debate Scotland’s access to the Digital Single Market.

  • 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.

  • Open Knowledge Meet-ups are friendly and informal evenings for people to get together to share and argue all areas of openness. Come and join discussions around open knowledge and open data -- from politics and philosophy to practicalities of theory and practice. Information about some of our past meet-ups can be found at scot.okfn.org.

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

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

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

  • This month's activities are still to be determined but is expected to consist of one or more talks.

    Attendance is free and the event is intended to be suitable for all levels of python experience. Any under 18s who wish to attend must be accompanied by an adult, preferably also with an interest in Python.

  • 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.