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  • 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!

  • August Blockchain Meetup live stream link: productfor.ge

    Building The Future: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Zero Knowledge Proofs

    Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security. Currently he leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security and The Cyber Academy (thecyberacademy.org). Overall he has published over 250 academy papers and 27 textbooks, and has a number of patents. His main research focus is around information sharing, such as using Trust and Governance Policies, threat analysis, cryptography, Blockchain, e-Health, and triage within digital forensics. This has led to several World-wide patents, and in three highly successful spin-out companies: Zonefox (zonefox.com); Symphonic Software (www.symphonicsoft.com); and Cyan Forens...

  • IN THE PROCESS OF HIRING NEW RECRUITS INTO DIGITAL ROLES?

    More than 150 CodeClan graduates have recently joined the tech sector becoming junior developers, community managers, testers, technical assistants, UX analysts and more - could one of our current students be right for your next hire?

    Do you have a role you are looking to fill? Come along and meet with our diverse students.

  • Get a flavour for our coding courses

    Learn the basics of how we teach programming at CodeClan and try your hand at writing some code of your own at our half-day taster session on Saturday 26th August.

    If you're thinking about a career in tech but aren't convinced that you have the ability to code, this is the perfect taster session for you! We've designed this interactive taster session specifically for people thinking about learning to code through our 16-week intensive course.

    What you'll experience

    An intro to programming

    To do programming you need to understand what it is, right? We’ll talk through some of the basics of programming, exploring fundamental concepts developers use to write software and web applications.

  • Generating test ideas and questions is a skill that all testers have to learn, but how do they do it? In this session, we will be looking at how Heuristics and Oracles are important tools in a testers toolkit when it comes to generating ideas.

    In this sessions discussion we will cover the following:

    - What is a Heuristic?
    - What is an Oracle?
    - How can we use Heuristics and Oracles to help testing?

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

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

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

  • Microsoft and Aberlour are hosting a specialist showcase of tech and gaming excellence in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. We have a few places left so please get in touch and register if interested.

    Hear from industry experts and explore how technology and games are being used to tackle Scotland’s most challenging issues.

    Microsoft, The Digital Health Institute and StoriiCare will be delivering keynote sessions, giving an insight into their own personal experiences on how new innovations have changed lives in their communities.

    There will also be dedicated time for networking with the top games and tech companies from across Scotland/the UK, where you can learn about how you can best use your skills and technology to help others. There will also be a demo of the HoloLens from Microsoft.
    Please email matthew.macdonald@aberlour.org.uk now to reserve your free place for this exclusive event.

  • We're back after a wee break over summer! Join us for a session on Raspberry Pi from Alison (details below) and general catch up.

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    Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi is a small single-board computer for students, hobbyists, artists and hackers. The latest version, the Raspberry Pi 3, costs only about £30, and comes with built-in wi-fi and Bluetooth. In this talk, I will show how you can download the latest version of the Raspbian operating system, and get started with the Raspberry Pi. I will then demo a number of projects that the Raspberry Pi can be used for, including a web server, a home media centre, a time-lapse video camera, and a fully functional Amazon Alexa speaker. We’ll then aim to have a hands-on session, where people can get into small groups, and try some simple programming on a Raspberry Pi. If you already have experience with the Raspberry Pi, feel free to get in touch with me in advance of the talk, and let me know what you’ve alrea...

  • 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.

  • See www.edjug.org for details

  • 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.

  • My Teacher's Feedback lets school teachers replace handwritten marking with recorded audio feedback to cut workload, improve students' progress and develop better relationships between home and school. Founder Mark Sutton, a senior teacher at Soar Valley College in Leicester (and former product designer) will share how he has turned his frustration with handwritten marking into a feedback system that teachers and kids love.

  • Why won’t Mum have a password on her iPad? It’s such a simple thing but it could save the iPad from being stolen. Why is that person having a loud phone discussion about redundancies at their company in the queue to board the plane? Surely they know that we are all listening? Why, oh why, do people do such careless things?

    Wendy Goucher is an Information Security Consultant specialising in the human element of cyber security and she will be discussing "Why Won't People Do as They're Told". Her research has been mainly in that area of work but this fundamental question can apply to just about anything. It is a darn good question. She's not promising to have THE answer, but will provide a little ray of light to help you find greater insight. You never know, it might save you a headache or two."

    Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Doors will close at 8pm.

  • Deconstructing WannaCry

    Speaker: James Slaughter

    - Who, What, Where, Why and How.

    - Or, how I actioned the incident and learned more about the malware to help our organization weather one of the largest malware events to occur in recent history.



    Driving remediation in large organisations

    Speaker: Andrew Scott

    Congratulations! Your vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and bug bounty programmes are all running really well. But what about remediation? When it comes to fixing the problems identified by the various assurance programmes it’s easy to become swamped by the sheer volume and not make enough progress on actual fixes. How do you sort the must fixes from the nice to haves and how do you push the fix rate up and the time to fix down? I’ll look at a number of the challenges here and some solutions.

    Please note that registration is required for the event via Eventbrite: owaspscotlandaugust2017.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Get ready for Agile Room 101 - we need your help!

    We've been listening to your feedback over the last few meetups and we're continuing to review and adapt.

    Tell us what you love or hate here!
    www.surveymonkey.co.uk

    In this months Agile Sheffield we're going to play Agile Room 101 - discussing the agile things we love to hate. Whether it's your scrum team only talking about improvements during retrospectives, hearing stakeholders say that agile means no governance or forcing people to become T-shaped (who really don't want to), we'll be using our panel and canvassing audience opinion on whether something's going into Room 101 or it's living to see another sprint.

    To feed the Room 101 Machine we really need your suggestions. Your only constraint is that it must be something related (even in a minor way) to 'agile'. It could be a perception, an artefact, ceremony or related framework. It could be serious or something to raise a giggle. But I'm a lover not a hater.....

  • Bob Clint (CTO, Spiritus Partners) - www.linkedin.com

    "What a long, strange trip it has been - Reflections on a data career'

    Bob is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Spiritus Partners, Inc. Spiritus Partners supports patients' well-being and peace of mind in managing chronic disease while enabling caregivers, clinicians and health systems to improve outcomes in a private, secure and reliable manner through mHealth solutions. A seasoned innovator, Bob has more than thirty years of experience in all aspects of the data management and IT life cycles, including solution development and delivery, project and program management, practice development and management, marketing and sales, and client relationship management. Prior roles have included Global IT Director and Audit Analytics Leader at EY, Senior Partner and National BI Practice Leader at CSC, and VP of Global Analytics at MphasiS.

    Bob specializes in:

    · Distributed ledger, Blockchain, Smart...

  • 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.

  • Wuthering Bytes will kick off on September 1, with Festival Day taking place in Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The opening keynote will be delivered by Dr David Hartley and will explore some of the pivotal developments in the history of computing, including the role of the people behind the machines – from Maurice Wilkes and Max Newman to Alan Turing.

    Other Festival Day speakers will include Dr Suzie Sheehy, Accelerator Physicist; Kevin Murrell, co-founder of The National Museum of Computing; Ian Drysdale, product manager at Co-op Digital; David Allen, series producer at the BBC Computer Literacy Project; and Jennifer Arcuri, CEO & Founder of Hacker House.

    Talks will cover an incredibly vast selection of topics including the future of communications technology, the BBC Computer Literacy project — which gave birth to the BBC Micro — the secrets of particle accelerators, the Internet of vulnerabilities, the world’s oldest functioning computer and spacecraft thermal engineering. Dr Laura...

  • Edinburgh 2600 meetings are similar to those held around the world. Hackers, crackers, geeks, hats of any colour, technology enthusiasts, hacktivists, and other like-minded folks are most welcome. We do not judge anyone and everyone has something to contribute, no matter their level of expertise.

  • Open Source Hardware Camp 2017 will take place place in the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge. For the fifth year running it is being hosted as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival.

    Hebden Bridge is approximately 1 hour by rail from Leeds and Manchester. Budget accommodation is available at the Hebden Bridge Hostel which adjoins the venue, with private rooms available and discounts for group bookings. Details of other local accommodation can be found at www.hebdenbridge.co.uk.

    There will be ten talks in total, including an introduction to RISC-V, a Free and Open RISC-V, artificial intelligence and Machine learning for embedded systems, and some unique insights into the development of the micro:bit!

    On the Sunday there will be six workshops, including a hands-on intro to Digilent OpenScope MZ and Waveforms Live, a Robot Operating System (ROS) workshop, and an introduction to NetBSD on embedded systems.

    For further details see the event page on oshug.org.

  • Come and join Tech for Good Live ON TOUR!

    We'll be doing our second ever Tech for Good Podcast LIVE recording. Come and get involved. It'll be in the beautiful Hebden Bridge (A train journey from manchester, for our regulars and a LOVELY day out if you haven't already been) as a part of the tech festival Wuthering Bytes

  • The Things Network is a crowdsourced public internet of things network that is being built by communities all round the world.

    Utilising a technology called LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) devices can be created inexpensively with massive range and low power consumption. This makes it ideal for the creation of sensors and devices that can be left in remote locations

    This workshop is a practical demonstration that will take people through the process of building simple devices that can be connected to the Things Network. During the day participants will build a battery powered sensor that can connect to the Things Network in Hebden Bridge or anywhere else where the Things Network exists.

    Activity covered:

    * Introduction to sensors

    * Introduction to LoRaWAN components - radio, stack etc.

    * How TTN works

    * Putting together the board

    * Programming the sensor

    * Provisioning and using the TTN console

    * Accessing and using the data

    Participants will ide...

  • Over the past two years a revolution has been quietly happening with the Internet of Things. Low-cost long range (LoRaWAN) technology has created opportunities for the public sector, businesses and communities to build innovative new products and services. Underpinned by a growing network of Things Network communities stretching from Liverpool to Hull and across the globe, communities are coming together to build connected devices and infrastructure.

    Things Happening is a one day symposium that will explore the potential of Long Range Wide Area Networks. From building the underlying infrastructure to deployment of sensors and devices. It is an opportunity to see what is being developed and learn from the people who are doing it.

    The day will be kicked off by Wienke Giezeman, Co-founder of the Things Network and will be followed by sessions covering air quality, flood monitoring, rural and agriculture, education, sustainable energy, building infrastructure, creative technology and...

  • Talking Forms

    Hilary Brownlie & Clare Barnett (Registers of Scotland)

    As with the 'mobile first' philosophy, we want to raise awareness about designing for 'screenless' interfaces as something UX professionals need to consider. Specifically, how we can prototype and test voice interfaces for user research at the earliest opportunity.

    Without talking about code and technical implementation, but by understanding how this technology has evolved in recent years, we can learn about current VUI limitations and imagine their potential. We will learn lessons from early adoptions and understand how they can open our services to new audiences.

    We will demonstrate effective ways to prototype for conversational interfaces and demonstrate traditional usability testing techniques that can still be applied.

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

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

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

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

  • 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, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth // Aberdeen // Glasgow // Stirling // Edinburgh // Inverness



    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 exposes local government a...

  • Come and help us celebrate the official opening of CodeBase Stirling - Scotland's newest and most exciting technology incubator hub.

    We're delighted to announce details of CodeBase Stirling official launch on Tuesday 5th September. Join us for a first look around the space and enjoy an evening of good sounds from DJ Gavin Fort [Main Ingredient], multiple popup exhibitions, tasty Napizza treats and a tipple or two.

    Based in the Old Municipal Buildings in the city's new Digital District, CodeBase Stirling is the heart of the growing technology ecosystem. Our hub will gather and support the tech community providing scaleup education, flexible office and coworking spaces, mentoring and a full programme of events. Further developing the successes of our Edinburgh location, CodeBase Stirling will be positioned as the rest of Scotland hub, clustering exceptional startups and scaleups accelerating growth and showcasing talent.

    More details to follow.....

  • September's event will be split in to two parts, Andrew Gunn will present on Identity Crisis and then John Stovin will present on Thinking Functionally with .NET

    Andrew Gunn - Identity Crisis

    Imagine a scenario where you need to secure a web application. Sounds simple, right? But this web application is one of many bulkheads that sit behind a shared API. This API must have security measures to identify and ensure each authenticated user can only perform certain actions. And these authenticated users must be able to navigate seamlessly between each bulkhead without the need to re-authenticate. Still think it sounds simple?
    With the help of Identity Server, it is simple.
    I want to take you on a journey to discover why Identity Server is awesome and why you should be (at least considering) using it.

    John Stovin - Thinking Functionally with .NET

    Recent versions of C# have seen the introduction of many features that originated in the functional programming arena - but where did they com...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This month we have two great talks lined up:

    An Intro to Ettercap and BEEF by @megamolis

    Introduction to Women in Tech by @The_Liddler

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

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise). Maybe a member will give a short (15 - 30 minute) briefing on a topical subject at the beginning of the meeting (e.g. on UK / international legislation, topical privacy or security things such as, say, leaks of medical records).

    To find out more about our topics and ORG's work in general go to:
    www.openrightsgroup.org

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

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

  • Meet 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 a positive response 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!

  • 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.

  • A workshop spanning two-and-a-half days to introduce a new generation to silicon chip design and the historic EDSAC computer.

    This workshop is suited to complete beginners, as well as people who are experienced chip designers.

    With modern low cost FPGA boards silicon chip design is accessible to the individual engineer, whether professional, hobbyist or student.

    This workshop starts from the basics (a chip design to flash an LED), works through more complex functionality (UART transmitter and receiver) and concludes by bringing up a complete processor.

    The workshop will be built around a reimagining of EDSAC (designed by BCS founding President, Prof. Sir Maurice Wilkes) using modern technology. The workshop will use the MyStorm FPGA board, a modern low-cost board for educational use.

    Through low cost manufacturing and the availability of low cost FPGAs, more and more devices — particularly in Internet of Things (IoT) — are incorporating custom silicon designs. The goal o...

  • 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 // Aberdeen // Glasgow // Stirling // Edinburgh // Inverness



    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 also exposes local government and public sector agen...

  • Weekly social events hosted at Napier university Merchiston campus in room C27 from 1-3PM

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

  • Synopsis

    In the 1950s Fortran released a great innovation into the world of software development: procedures. Suddenly, we could write programs orders of magnitude larger and more accurately than before. Then again, in the 1980s, Smalltalk and C++ introduced us to objects, and development took another great leap forwards. Now, at the start of the 21st century, another great leap forward is taking shape, and almost every language is adopting closures.

    Closures really do introduce a whole new way of thinking about what programming is, and how to organise our code. In this talk, Jules will describe their beginning in Algol and functional languages, show how they work in modern languages, and demonstrate a few patterns and idioms that demonstrate their extraordinary power.

    About the speaker


    Jules is a freelance consultant based in North East Scotland. He specialises in reliability, mathematical software, and compilers and languages. He has been writing, teaching and speaki...

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

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

    This month we're having a "How we work" session where everyone is welcome to spend 5, 10 or 15 mins sharing a little bit about how they work. This could be about your workspace set-up, tools, hot drink choice, dev systems, tips, tricks, desk mess, hosting, routines, chairs or whatever you'd like to share!

    Get in touch on twitter/slack/facebook if you are wanting to give us your two cents and we'll save you a slot.

  • If you would like to get a feel for the worlds most popular PHP Framework, come along on Wednesday 6th September, and join Robert Cooper running through the basics of Laravel (version 5.4).

    Ably assisted by Billy Fagan, you can bring your own laptop (optional) and follow along on your own machine as we start with the typical "Hello World" example and work up to using databases, sending email, and more.

    Pizza, Beer and Juice will be provided - this covered by the £5 ticket cost.

  • Growth in the UK creative industries and priorities for the Industrial Strategy
    Morning, Thursday, 7th September 2017
    Central London
    THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

    Guests of Honour
    Andrea Young, Director of Broadcasting, Media and the Creative Industries, DCMS (subject to Departmental business)
    Sue Bishop, Director, Creative, Consumer and Sports Economy, DIT (subject to Departmental business)

    This seminar will examine the priorities for the UK’s creative industries post-Brexit.

    Sessions assess sector-wide priorities for a post-EU framework, as well as issues for individual sectors within the creative economy, focusing on:

    Talent pipelines, skill gaps, career pathways and professional development;
    Making the case for future public investment;
    Utilising, developing and investing in new technologies;
    Balancing growth in creative clusters across the nations and regions of the UK;
    International trade, export strength and soft power; and
    Identifying priorities for regulato...

  • 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 // Aberdeen // Glasgow // Stirling // Edinburgh // Inverness



    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 also exposes local government and public sector ag...

  • 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.

  • ORConf is an open source digital design and embedded systems conference, covering areas of electronics from the transistor level up to Linux user space and beyond. Expect presentations and discussion on free and open source IP projects, implementations on FPGA and in silicon, verification, EDA tools, licensing and embedded software, to name a few.

    Begun as the annual OpenRISC developers and users conference, it has become a broad open source digital design-oriented event and is supported by FOSSi - the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation.

  • SharePoint Saturday Cambridge returns to the Moller Centre at Churchill College in Cambridge and this time it is war! Joining with our sister event (SQLSaturday Cambridge) for the 3rd year running, event speakers and attendees this time will do battle with one another to show *who* is the boss -so expect lots of fun and games throughout the day to mark our special Civil War Edition. And don't forget, as always attendees will get full access to both event sessions!

  • SQLSaturday Cambridge returns again to the Moller Centre at Churchill College in Cambridge and this time it is war! Joining with our sister event (SharePoint Saturday Cambridge) for the 3rd year running, event speakers and attendees this time will do battle with one another to show *who* is boss -so expect lots of fun and games throughout the day to mark our special Civil War Edition. And don't forget, as always attendees will get full access to both event sessions!

  • What does good code look like? Seems like a simple enough question to answer. A much harder one is how do you get to this good code? This is the question that Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen answer in their new book 99 Bottles of OOP.

    This session we’ll be doing an interactive session based on the opening chapter. You’ll start by spending some time working on the 99 bottles of beer exercise before we look at four existing solutions and discuss the relative merits and disadvantages of each. Although we won’t have the entire answer (for that you need to read the book!) by the end we should have a better understanding of what makes for good code.

    Taking part

    There will be a half hour programming exercise at the beginning of this session. Doing the exercise is not compulsory, but if you would like to take part bring a laptop with a laptop with Ruby (1.9 or above) and the Minitest gem (version 5 or above) installed on it.

    Don’t know Ruby?

    We welcome folks who are new or unfamiliar with Rub...

  • SmartSheffield is an open community of people and organisations who are interested in the ‘smart city’ concept and its applications in Sheffield. The group meets roughly every two months in the cafe space in Arup UK's Sheffield cafe and presentation space on the 9th Floor of 3 St Paul's Place in the city centre.

    The group is open for anyone to come along, find out what’s going on and contribute - the main aims of the group are to bring together a community of people who share a common interest, and to discover, discuss and get involved in local smart city projects.

    This month the theme will be 'Coalitions of the Willing' or how can we build consortia to draw down funding opportunities like the ones highlighted by Andy Curtis last month, how we can build out partnerships around existing projects such as the Urban Observatory and potentially around the city's Public Wifi network, and how these things fit in with broader strategic digital plans from the council and its partners.

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

  • This seminar focuses on the future for broadband delivery in the UK - looking at the future of investment in digital infrastructure, access and regulation.

    It takes place in the context of the Digital Strategy, which proposes the implementation of a Universal Service Obligation (USO), investment of £1 billion to accelerate the development and uptake of next generation digital infrastructure, and support for consumers to get the best from their broadband services. It also follows the recent legal separation of Openreach and BT Group.

    Delegates will discuss the latest developments in 5G and ultra-fast including areas of focus for R&D and remaining practical issues for implementation following firm commitment and funding from government. They will also assess issues for consumers at a time when the ASA is reviewing market practices and considers the parameters of the proposed USO; priorities for the proposed Productivity Council in supporting improved connectivity for business, part...

  • 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 // Aberdeen // Glasgow // Stirling // Edinburgh // Inverness



    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 exposes local government and public sector agenc...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 // Aberdeen // Glasgow // Stirling // Edinburgh // Inverness



    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 exposes local government and public sector agenc...

  • Weekly social events hosted at Napier university Merchiston campus in room C27 from 1-3PM

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

    Come along and talk to our mentors - they can help if you need some pointers to get started with programming, some advice on a project you're working on, or if you have any other questions about coding or getting your first job in the tech industry.

    Please ensure you bring along your own laptop.

    The Workstation is fully accessible with lift access to all floors. We are quite restricted on space, so we cannot let you in if you have not RSVPed. If you have signed up but can't mak...

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

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

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

  • If you are interested in learning to knit, crochet, or sew, or if you already know how to do it and you would like to meet other people and craft socially come on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month to Swansea Hackspace!

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity! 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 Glasgow on June 7.

    Aimed at policy, academic, technology and business leaders, six half-day events will take place in Dundee and Perth // Aberdeen // Glasgow // Stirling // Edinburgh // Inverness



    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 exposes local government and public sector agencie...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • A PHP user group attracting a mix of local and national speakers each month, covering all aspects of PHP development and associated technologies (frontend, server and database) followed by opportunity for discussion afterwards.

  • 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.

  • CodeCraftConf is the software craftsmanship conference that puts confer back into conference.
    No presentations: just guided conversations and workshops on the hottest topics in software development amongst your peers.

    Traditionally conferences feature a set of talks given by speakers, where you consume their thoughts and perhaps get a chance to ask a question at the end.

    This conference will be different.

    In small groups, we will have guided conversations around the latest topics of interest to software developers. We'll provide the guide, and you'll provide your thoughts. We will all learn from each other.

    Join us on Friday 15th September 2017 for a day of conversations and workshops.

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

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

  • Details To Be Confirmed

  • Tonight you can help rescue local businesses that are being removed from the Internet. It could be yours!

    This event is part of the monthly MaccTech meeting which also has a talk on "How Blockchain will change the world". 10 minutes from the station with frequent trains to and from Manchester.

    Please RSVP on the main event site : www.meetup.com or alternatively email manchester -at- open rights group dot org as there is a limit to the number of people that can be accomadated.

  • The next Glasgow ML Club meet-up. More information to follow.

  • 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

    Kevin Cross - Using Container Technologies to Test the Less New

    "Docker and container technologies are often associated with newer technologies that are well suited for use in modern micro-services style deployments but that is still not what many of us are working on. This talk will be about Kevin's experience testing more traditional applications across a...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Talks TBC

  • 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.

  • Blockchain Live is open to anyone with an interest in unlocking the value of blockchain whether taking a first look into what blockchain is and what it means or those more advanced and looking for answers to specific questions. Blockchain Live Adopters and Explorers will be made up of senior business leaders.

  • Weekly social events hosted at Napier university Merchiston campus in room C27 from 1-3PM

  • Hi All,

    Meetup @ 6pm (for 6:30 start)

    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.

  • Kimberly will discuss stored procedure caching and the potential for performance problems due to a problem known as parameter sniffing. There are some common solutions and while they can drastically improve performance, they can also cause other problems. Sometimes a hybrid solution is needs, from this session, you’ll know the best way to write procedures so that stable requests are cached and unstable requests are not (giving you the most optimal performance without wasting resources).

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

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

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

  • The purpose of his workshop is to offer practical cybersecurity advice that ‘real people’, not just digital geeks, can understand and apply in their daily lives.

    The workshop has been organised in response to recent comments made by the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, who justified putting pressure on WhatsApp to weaken their security standards by saying: "real people often prefer ease of use and a multitude of features to perfect, unbreakable security".

    The session will examine the very real threats 'real people' face to their security and privacy online and, most importantly, the practical steps people can take to protect themselves and their friends and family. We want the workshop to be as inclusive as possible and will be addressing the additional threats women, BME and LGBTQ people and other groups face when going online.

    By running the workshop, we aim to show ‘real people’ that they don’t have to trade their online security and safety for usability and features. We also hope our...

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

  • Talk description coming soon!

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

  • Fintech continues to change the face of Financial Services, driving disruption, disintermediation and democratisation within the sector. It has opened the door to new opportunity and new market entrants, and created fertile ground for innovation and growth.

    The Summit will explore technological innovation from right across the FS sector, from developments in established tier-1 firms to the disruptive innovators within the start-up community that are reshaping the FS market.

    The conference is free to attend for personnel from Financial Services & Fintech

    Register now at: www.fintech2017.co.uk

    Speakers
    • Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank
    • Mark Bailie, COO, RBS
    • Lisa Jacobs, Chief Strategy Officer, Funding Circle
    • Stephen Flaherty, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase
    • David Ferguson, CEO, Nucleus & HMT Fintech Envoy
    • Ed Molyneux, CEO, Free Agent
    • Mary Harper, Head of Strategy: Customer, Digital & Data, Standard Life
    • Chris Woolard, D...

  • Weekly social events hosted at Napier university Merchiston campus in room C27 from 1-3PM

  • This is the third EDINBUUG meetup and is supported my Net Talent.

    Come along for 6pm start to discuss all things Umbraco.
    Whether you're a developer, editor, designer or have an interest in Umbraco CMS, come along.

    Guest speakers to be announced.

    Please register via www.edinbuug.com so we know who is attending thanks!

  • 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!

  • 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.