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

    Course Outline

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

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

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

    Module 4: Georeferencing
    Adding raster layers
    Georeferencer plugin
    Georeferencing techniques

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

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

  • Our next Edinburgh DataVis Meetup features:

    Dr Caterina Constantinescu
    * A swift introduction to interactive visualisations via R and Shiny
    In this code-assisted walkthrough, I will begin by manipulating some data and creating some preliminary, static graphs in R. Afterwards, I will show you how you can generalise such static graphs by integrating elements of interactivity via a Shiny app. We will have a look at some options for constructing the app's UI, as well as how the server communicates with these UI elements and functions internally. The data used to illustrate this process has been downloaded from Kaggle, and represents a set of records for customer purchases made on Black Friday.

    Dr Brendan Hill
    * Seeing Brexit through visualisations
    Data visualisation helps us find more intuitive ways to convey complex narratives, and we are at the beginning/ middle/ end (delete as appropriate) of a world-class example.
    From the geography of public opinion to understanding people's underly...

  • 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.

  • Doors open at 18:00, talk starts at 18:30.
    There will be a snack available to keep us going!

    ** About the talk **

    Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way?

    Of course, you do.

    A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will give you the best to chance of delivering a project that meets the goals of your visitors and your business.

    In this talk, Mark will outline the key parts of an effective website specification and why they’re important.

    This talk is inspired by Mark's most successful blog post: highrise.digital

    ** About the Speaker **

    Mark is a developer and co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on building WordPress solutions for post-small pre-enterprise businesses.

    Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is also an activ...

  • In this session, test lead Sowmya Ramesh will be giving us her thoughts on what it takes to be a test professional, expert and leader through her 'The 10Cs Towards Becoming a Testing Practitioner' presentation.

    Sowmya has recently presented at the DevTest Summit in Glasgow and is an active blogger for her employer, 2i Testing.

    We will also have lightning talks from Feng Zhu on applying BDD techniques at the discovery phase, such as refinement and Jo Mahadevan on good practices in implementing automated test suites using Gherkin

    Plan of Attack:

    18:00 - Doors open - Networking
    18:45 - Welcome message!
    19:00 - Lightning Talk - Feng Zhu
    19:10 - Lightning Talk - Jo Mahadevan
    19:20 - Sowmya Ramesh - 10 Cs Towards Becoming a Testing Practitioner
    20:00- Activity
    20:30 - Post Meetup Social (AKA pub)

    Synopsis:

    Not to be mystified with any connections to the 10 commandments, this session is all about professional development.

    The metamorphosis from being a test manager to a testing practit...

  • First we had Agile Room 101.
    Then we had Agile Dragon's Den.
    Now we've got Agile Blankety Blank.

    March's agile Sheffield is lightening talks by another name and with a game show twist*.

    Can you come up with a short talk (between 5 - 10 minutes) with the title 'Agile is ___________________' or '________________ is agile'?

    You can deliver your talk alone, in pairs or as part of a group. You can use slides, images, objects or just yourself. Your talk can be complete or a pitch to present something longer at a future meetup. It's up to you.

    Please let us know if you'll present a talk so we know this event can happen!

    If you've attended agile Sheffield before you'll know it's a group which listens, talks and asks questions. It's a group which wants to learn and bring together the agile community in Sheffield. That community is made up of people who have worked with agile practices and principles for a long time, those who have only briefly read the Agile Manifesto for Software Developm...

  • Learn about defamation and help reform Scots Law with Scottish PEN and Open Rights Group Scotland

    Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg was 12 years old when defamation law was last reformed in Scotland. In the 23 year that have followed, the law has not kept pace with how we speak to others, seek out information and publish our work. But now we are closer than ever to achieving reform and having laws in Scotland that protects everyone who wants to speak up and speak out.

    In January the Scottish Government launched a public consultation to reform the law but it is important that as many people as possible respond, showing to the government that reform is needed and the public back this move. The more people that take part, the harder it will be to ignore!

    A Consult-a-thon is an interactive workshop for the participants to respond to a public consultation in the session. By the end of the event the goal is for every participant to have learnt about reform and the consultation, as well as...

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

  • 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.

  • Community Event.

    We'll be hosting a community open space, we'll crowdsource some topics for multiple parallel lean coffee groups as well as doing some general networking

    some async/post it notes on a wall things like:
    share your favourite agile reference
    share job opportunities and what you might be looking for
    share and answer people's anonymous questions - add your question here bit.ly

    networking beer and pizza as usual from 6:30pm, we'll get underway properly at 7pm

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

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

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

    Missing Maps mapathons are open to everyone. You can come and learn how to create maps and contribute to a global mapping project, OpenStreetMap. All you need is a laptop, some spare time and enthusiasm, and you can take part in humanitarian work from Edinburgh.

  • With 50% of searches expected to be done using voice in 2020, the BBC has been experimenting in the Voice space for a while. If pauses are the new pixels, what does this mean for the UX process? How do you test a conversation?

    Charlotte Davies, Senior Researcher at the BBC, will be sharing what she has learnt from doing research on this platform, including what methods you can use and what challenges you might face.

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

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity!

    Pick up your soft crafts and join us for a cuppa!

  • We're hosting an Eye Tracking innovation forum with Tobii to discover how Eye Tracking could enhance the way you build products and design services for your clients

    Tobii Dynavox are based here at Sheffield Tech Parks, and the wider group are flying in from Sweden to demonstrate Eye Tracking applications in Gaming and Professional Research, User Experience and Interaction and more.

    The event will be held at Kommune – the new food hall and event space at Castle House on Angel Street

    This is set to be a popular event, so we recommend people register early

  • Travamigos is an app that allows solo travellers to connect with groups of like minded adventurers heading for the same destination. The app is the brainchild of 23 year old CEO and co-founder James Wormington, who came up with the idea while backpacking through Brazil in 2015. Come and hear James tell his startup story and network with him the other attendees afterwards.

  • Join us on 28 March 2019.

    We pair small businesses, social enterprises and charities with digital experts who can give advice on how to use and get the most out of digital.

    Head to legup.social to find out more and apply.

  • Sheffield DM returns to the Sheffield Tap on Thursday 28th March, where we will be joined by John Jackson, Strategy Director at Epiphany Search – one of the most well-known digital agencies in the country.

    John will be delivering a fascinating talk entitled “MadMen Vs The Social Network”

    Every year digital marketers are bombarded with predictions about what is going to be "Big" in digital marketing in the next year.

    In reality, it’s very rare for any of these predictions to come true.

    But there is another way…

    Marketing has been going on for hundreds of years. In this talk, John will be looking at the many the lessons put in place by legendary marketers like Bernbach and Ogilvy, highlighting how these tried and tested principles can help us achieve results in the modern digital world.

    Register for the next event today. It’s completely free to attend, and each guest will get a free drink on arrival!

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

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

  • WILL THERE BE A PRESENTATION? YES!

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

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

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

  • Best practices for teaching (and learning) R

    The practice of teaching (and learning) R has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. In this session I will discuss how innovations such RStudio and tidyverse have created a more interactive and engaging experience for both learners and trainers. If you teach R, or are starting to learn R, come along and share your experiences on what approaches and resources you have found useful.

    Speaker bio: Mark joined the University of Sheffield in October to start a Bioinformatics Core service having previously worked for Cancer Research Uk in Cambridge. He has been teaching R and data analysis for 10 years and recently qualified as a Software Carpentry instructor.

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    Using density-structured models to understand weed dynamics at large scales

    A central problem in ecology is the mismatch between the scale at which we can easily collect data, and the scale at wh...

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

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

  • This is going to be an amazing event! We have a very special guest - Lorenzo Sciandra - @Kelset. For those of you who don't know, Lorenzo is a core contributor to React Native project.
    _______________________

    Agenda

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

    • 7:00pm - 7:15pm: CSS modules in a growing project by James Rhead

    • 7:15pm - 7:45pm: WebGL && three.js (&& React) by Alec McEachran

    • 7:45pm - 8:00pm: Short break

    • 8:00pm - 9:00pm: React Native: the past, the present and the future by Lorenzo Sciandra.

    • Drinks - TBC
    _______________________

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

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

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

  • This event will on .NET Core Apps in Production presented by Keith Williams.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👩‍🏫 .NET Core Apps in Production
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👩‍🏫 .NET Core Apps in Production (Demos/Questions)
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    👉 *.NET Core Apps in Production*
    Keith Williams leads the development team at Cascade HR (part of the IRIS Software Group) and is currently modernizing an app that has been making sure that employees get their appraisals and, more importantly, get paid, since 1992.

    Keith has been proudly and successfully running .NET Core apps in production since the heady days of beta4 in 2015, and here he is to share his experience and hard-won knowledge of the field with us.

    If you've been paddling in the changeable cross-platform waters yourself, are confused and surprised by the current expanding landscape, or are just wondering what the point of it all is, then this talk is for you.

    Keith will shed light on the history of .Net Core, c...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Talk 1 "Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI" - Marta Portugal, Senior Data Scientist at Merkle Aquila.

    Talk 2 Tbc

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    Talk 1: "Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI"

    As AI & ML extend beyond the confines of the tech office, there is a need to better understand its many applications. This talk aims to debunk some of the myths about AI & ML surrounding expense, accessibility and redundancy and demonstrate how to extract value in commercial AI. Through an exploration of ‘Automation of Inspection Activities’, this talk will detail commercial AI in practice and discuss how to leverage AI fast, accurately and actionably.

    Bio: Marta Portugal is a Senior Data Scientist at Merkle Aquila. She has experience working in Telecommunications, Insurance and Banking Industry and Oil and Gas Technology. She has most recently been working on image recognition and anomaly detection in the Oil &a...

  • 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.

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

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

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming months (local events to attend or events we organise).

    A requested topic for this month is an introduction to privacy tools such as VPNs and TOR. If you would like talk to the group about this topic for 15 to 30 minutes, or give a briefing on another topical subject related to privacy & internet safety, please contact the organisers with your proposal.

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

    We also discuss related issues and plan meeting through our mailing list, please subscribe here:
    lists.openrightsgroup.org

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

  • April's meeting will be a social, at the Royal Dick Bar.

    Feel free to come along to mingle, to ask questions about Linux and Open Source, and even to troubleshot laptops (yes, that happens!)



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    If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, come ask questions, get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!

    There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own laptop - without installing it.

  • Hello everyone,

    For our next event we'll be doubling down on the success of the February meetup. We'll have snacks, drinks, speakers and a great discussion afterwards!

    NOTE: We're currently looking for a location to host the event - if you have any suggestions, please email me at [masked].

    I'll update this listing with details closer to the event.

  • Synopsis
    We’ve all got the memo now – security testing is good, but organisations need to do more to assess their holistic security approach. Whether it’s red teaming, a CBEST engagement or attack simulations - More is Better in testing the organisations ability to detect and respond to attacks. However, none of these approaches are particularly constructive and tend to enhance barriers between security, monitoring teams and the business rather than removing them. In this session we’ll explore the problems with these approaches and learn about an alternative approach that builds trust and collaboration, and results in better buy-in to fixing problems.

    About the speaker

    Andrew Scott is the Assurance lead for Scotland for Context IS. In this he works across industries to help clients mature their approach to security testing. Previously he ran one of Scotland’s leading Financial Services company’s security testing strategy where he aligned all testing efforts and increased the...

  • EVENT DETAILS

    18:00 REGISTRATION

    18:15 - 18:20 WELCOME

    18:20 - 18:30 Simon Montford (WEB3//IOT)

    Open Forum; members are invited to make announcements, share news, seek project collaborators, promote their IoT events, and request topics for future Meetups.

    18:30 - 18:50 TBC

    A full description of this talk will be added soon.

    18:50 - 19.10 TBC

    A full description of this talk will be added soon.

    19:10 - 19:30 TBC

    A full description of this talk will be added soon.

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

    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS

    SOCIAL MEDIA

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

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi42

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

  • Join F# eXchange 2019, the go-to conference to discover and learn all the latest developments in the F# world. Curious about running F# on .NET Core, compiling it to Javascript, deploying F# actors with Akka.NET on Docker, creating cross-platform Xamarin apps, and much, much more? Then come and join us at the F# eXchange in London: meet the international F# community and bring your skills to the next level with some of the world's top experts.

    We are excited to announce that Evelina Gabasova and Kit Eason will be sharing keynotes at F# eXchange 2019. We're looking forward to learning from these F# champs and we hope you are too!

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

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

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

    See you there!

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

    As usual, we'll have four fifteen-minute talks with a break in the middle. The talks will start at 18:15:

    * Blair Garrett - Tales of a beginner
    * Glen Mailer - Going to Go
    * Karen Flower - Simplifying Data visualisation
    * (empty slot)

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

    Food will be provided for all attendees, courtesy of our sponsors.

    We are always looking for more sponsors and venues - if you know someone that can help us keep our gophers fed and happy, please get in touch!

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

    Venue: www.shefftechparks.com
    Sponsors:
    * Monzo - monzo.com
    * U Account - www.uaccount.uk

  • # Schedule

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

    Please attempt to get to the venue before 7:00pm as there may be no one to let you in after that.

    # Aled Sage : The Case Against Microservices

    There are not enough talks out there about the downsides of microservices. Lots of people talk about how to do microservices right, some about the pitfalls and failures that we can learn from. But are microservices even the answer to your biggest painpoints, or will they inevitably increase the pain for you?

    This presentation covers why many companies should not even try to do microservices: highlighting simpler ways to get the "benefits of microservices", the downsides of microservices, and the risks they introduce. Finally, it covers the scenarios in which microservices are a good fit.

    Aled Sage is VP Engineering at Cloudsoft, and co-founder of Apache Brooklyn. He spends his time helping customers migrate, run...

  • Welcome to the April PyData Edinburgh event!

    We're delighted to be back at SolarWinds again (remember, to avoid ending up in the parking lot, don't use sat nav, follow the instructions on our address 😆).

    We'll have our regular update on the PyData community, lightning talks and we're delighted to have Sabine Weber from the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation at University of Edinburgh as our main speaker.

    We look forward to seeing you there — doors open at 1815, make sure you've clicked attend to reserve your place!

    TALK DETAILS
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    Show not tell: Teaching machines entailment
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    Presenter: Sabine Weber
    Sabine Weber is a second year PhD student at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation at the University of Edinburgh. She works on semantics and specifically on detecting and aligning entailment in English and German. She has a background in both Linguistics and Computer Science.

    Desc...

  • Yes, that's right - Accessibility Scotland, but this time in Glasgow.

    Not the full day conference, but two talks related to inclusive design and accessibility.

    Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.

    Speakers
    -------------
    Léonie Watson - Talking Technology.

    We've been talking with technology for longer than you might think, but despite increasing conversational sophistication, relatively few ways exist to help us make artificial speech sound human. Find out how to use Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) with the Amazon Echo or Google Home, and the Web Speech API in the browser; how the CSS Speech module might be useful (if only it were more widely supported); and how we might be able to solve some problems by making things talk.

    Presenter Bio:
    Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board;
    co-Chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group; and a member of the
    Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee.

    Amongst other things, Léonie is co-orga...

  • For all event details, please visit communities.techstars.com

    🔥 Startup Weekend Sheffield is BACK this April! 🔥

    On the 5th - 7th April 2019 we will be hosting the biggest Startup Weekend Sheffield yet.

    We will have the return of Sheffield's favourite event host and the highest energy human you may ever meet: Sean Paul Shanor, all the way from Norway!

    We will have food from our absolute hit last event, Street Food Chef, amongst other catering services from local Sheffield businesses.

    We'll have a whole host of new judges, sponsors, and mentors from the biggest business leaders in Sheffield, including those from Sheffield Technology Parks and Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.

    And we'll even be hosted in Sheffield Hallam's very own Enterprise co-working space. A massive space dedicated to the growth of entrepreneurs at Sheffield Hallam University, fitted with meeting rooms, kitchen space, and a beautiful view of Sheffield.

    To say we're excited is a...

  • Aberdeen Linux Users Group

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

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

  • This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

    Course Outline - Day 1

    Module 1: Introduction to GIS and QGIS
    Fundamental GIS concepts
    Coordinate reference systems
    Open source QGIS software

    Module 2: Navigating QGIS
    Panels and toolbars
    Bookmarks
    Identifying features
    Measurements
    Plugins

    Module 3: Adding Data
    Data Source Manager
    Delimited text layers
    Web services
    Themes
    Multiple map views
    Converting data

    Module 4: Querying Data
    Attribute joins
    Select by expression
    Select by location

    Module 5: Styles and Symbology
    Styling vector layers
    Symbol creation
    Saving and sharing styles
    Labelling
    Course Outline - Day 2

    Module 6: Manipulating Data
    Digitising features
    Snapping
    Attribute edits and field calculation
    Advanced editing
    3D Visualisation

    Module 7: Georeferencing
    Adding raste...

  • Beginners and experts alike are welcome. You don't need to know anything about functional programming!

    (def shef) is working through last year's Advent of Code (adventofcode.com) taking a few exercises each month. In March, we're looking at days 7 and 8. If you didn't start on day 1, you can just jump in at day 7!

    We won't be able to complete these exercises in the two hour session. The idea is that you have a go on your own in the month leading up to the session and we can use the time to share approaches and learn from one another. You can use any language you like. It doesn't need to be a "functional language", although functional approaches and their practical considerations will be a focus.

    You can see some of our work at github.com. We look forward to seeing you!

    Follow (def shef) on Twitter @def_shef

    We adhere to the Sheffield Digital code of conduct. We're grateful to Sheffield Technology Parks for hosting us and ask that you l...

  • A first for Women Who Code Edinburgh - a study group!
    These monthly sessions will discuss Ruby and Ruby on Rails and bring like-minded developers together to collaborate and potentially build something with these great languages.
    All levels of experience welcome.

  • Find CoFounders, Advisors, Mentors, Interns and Investors

    Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with an experienced Investor and Entrepreneur in the Wash Bar at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 9th of April, 2019.

    Hangout with like-minded Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from around the world and meet people to help build your startup or even find a startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern.

    ALSO:
    - Share startup war stories
    - Gain information on funding opportunities
    - Discover ways to increase your chances of success

    GETUP AND PITCH!
    You will also have an opportunity to tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support.

    AGENDA:
    18:30 Check-In

    19:00 Fireside chat and discussion with an experienced entrepreneur or investor

    19:30 'Get up and Pitch' and Ask for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

    20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounde...

  • 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.

  • ONLINE ONLY

    We have a new Ask Me Anything live webinar on Tuesday 9th April at 8 pm UK time. This time we're talking about Whole Team Testing.

    mabl are sponsoring this AMA. mabl is the most reliable codeless UI testing service available, enabling continuous testing with an auto-healing automation framework and maintenance-free test infrastructure. Using proprietary machine learning models to automatically identify application issues, including javascript errors, visual regressions, broken links, increased latency, and more, mabl brings traditional UI testing to the modern age.

    Find out more about mabl.
    Our host Vernon Richards will be joined by Lisa Crispin to answer all your questions.

    One of the cornerstones of agile development is the whole-team focus on building quality into the software. On high-performing teams, everyone takes responsibility for testing, regardless of their official role or self-identified specialities. The DevOps movement has built on this, putting even more...

  • Scottish Blockchain Meetup in partnership with the Edinburgh FinTech and Blockchain Society host their next event “Decentralised Identity - the solution for the sovereign individual?”.

    To secure your place please register on Eventbrite

    www.eventbrite.co.uk

    Hosted by Daniel Schnurr

    Liam Bell the Research Lead of the Blockpass ID Lab will talk about why it is important to decentralize the concept of digital identity and how blockpass is working on achieving it by deploying blockchain technology. He will also talk about the pitfalls of designing identity systems which are challenges to overcome during his work.

    What is Blockpass?

    Blockpass offers shared regulatory compliance services for humans, companies, objects and devices. As an identity system that supports verification of humans (KYC), objects (KYO) and connected devices (KYD), Blockpass will enable the development of new application...

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

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

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

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

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity!

    Pick up your soft crafts and join us for a cuppa!

  • TBC

  • Testing Java Microservices: From Development to Production

    Testing microservices is challenging. Dividing a system into components (à la microservices) naturally creates inter-component dependencies, and each service has its own performance and fault-tolerance characteristics that need to be validated during development, the QA process, and continually in production. Attend this meetup to learn about the theory, techniques, and practices needed to overcome this challenge. You will:

    • Get an introduction to the challenges of testing distributed microservice systems
    • Learn how to isolate tests within a complex microservice ecosystem
    • Hear about several tools for automating vulnerability and security scanning for code, dependencies, and deployment artifacts

    About the speakers

    Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant, and currently specialises in enabling continuous delivery within organisations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipeline...

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

  • The Games Education Summit 2019 is the first of an annual series of conferences to support the next generation of UK game developers, through enabling more collaboration, dialogue and best practice sharing between Further Education, Higher Education and Industry.

    40 leaders from the UK’s leading games universities, colleges and development studios will discuss best practice course design, debate the latest trends in technology and games production, review graduate employability, unpack the opportunities and costs of apprenticeships, address diversity and accessibility and review how educators work with industry.

    GamesEd19 is for games course leaders, games studio heads, games tools providers, games recruitment companies, 3rd sector games organisations and policymakers to discuss strategic issues of importance to the sector.

    Over 1.5 days, the conference will tackle the big issues in games education including employability, diversity, skills required by studios, apprenticeships...

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

  • We have a really nice surprise coming up for you!

    This is going to be an awesome event! We have a very special guest - Matteo Collina from NearForm.

    For those of you who don't know Matteo, he is, among other things, the core contributor to a package called "readable-stream". Last time I checked it was downloaded... 30,237,327 times per week :-)

    Matteo is also a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee.
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    Agenda

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

    • 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Talk 1

    • 7:30pm - 8:00pm: Short break

    • 8:00pm - 9:00pm: A new way to profile Node.js by Matteo Collina

    • Drinks at nearby pub - TBC
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    Recording
    The event will be recorded. Let the organisers know, if you don't want to be included in the pictures or videos.
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    Sponsors

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    The Talks

    ---> Talk 1: TBC

    ---> Talk 2: A new way to profile Node.js by Matteo Collina

    Abstract
    It’s been weeks and the organizat...

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 one day course explores advanced techniques and processes for analysing and interpreting spatial data in QGIS. The course is most suited to delegates who already have a good working understanding of QGIS, or have attended our QGIS Beginner course.

    Module 1: Visualising Spatial Data
    Terrain styling
    Blending modes
    Advanced draw effects
    Labelling expressions
    Point clusters
    Geometry generators

    Module 2: Raster Analysis
    Interpolation
    Terrain analysis
    Reclassification
    Raster calculator

    Module 3: 3D Visualisation
    Height extraction
    3D views and settings
    Importing 3D models

    Module 4: Processing and Automation
    Processing toolbox
    Graphical processing modeller
    Introduction to Python Console

    Module 5: Reporting
    Hierarchal map reports
    Report components
    Rule-based styling
    Data-driven analysis

    Module 6: Plugins
    TimeManager
    Data Plotly
    Qgis2Web

    CPD Points: 4

  • The AberdeenPHP User Group meets for an informal pub lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Check on twitter for any updates.

  • Hi All,

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

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

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

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

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • Lunch and Learns
    Third Thursday of every month from 12 noon

    Delivered by entrepreneurs and experts in their field, the monthly Lunch and Learns in the Cooper Session series are the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat with fellow entrepreneurs and learn something useful over your lunch break. We will cover a range of topics such as leadership, organisational culture and investment readiness, but we’re open to hearing your suggestions for what topics you’d like to learn about in future months. We promise that you’ll leave each session with something that you can implement immediately in your business - whether that’s a quick fix for an ongoing niggle, or a more in-depth solution that will unlock the next stage of business growth.

  • EdinburghJS is a casual event, presenting short talks and a chance for discussion with other local JavaScripters, whatever your experience or job title is. Our goal is to have an awesome and inclusive community meetup where people meet, hang out together, chat, listen to talks, exchange ideas and make new friends.

    We'll be looking for monthly contributors who want to talk about the technologies they're most comfortable with, looking at the pros, cons and unknowns. Drop us a message if you fancy speaking.

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

    We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month

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

  • 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.

  • * WordPress Helpdesk *

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

    Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will be a special focus on working on Gutenberg-related queries.

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

    Please note that the organising team expects all advice to be given for free and in good faith but, if something is too big to fix there and then the WordPress professional will have the right to say so.

    * Networking *

    A meeting point for WordPress developers and web designers looking for their next project or collaboration and for people who have a project and would like to meet a WordPress professional.

  • 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.

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

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

  • EIE is the premier technology investor showcase featuring up to 60 of the most promising innovative, data-driven high growth companies drawn from across Scotland and beyond, seeking funding from seed to Series A.
    EIE2019 will take place on Wednesday 24th April 2019 in the magnificent McEwan Hall in Edinburgh.

  • The Modern Testing Principles - Part 1

    Within the Software Testing industry, we are lucky that we have people who are looking ahead to where our industry is going, how we can add value now and will continue to in the years to come. Alan Page and Brent Jensen’s A&B Testing podcast is one of the best discussions that looks at this very question.

    Anyone who has listened to the AB testing podcast will know of the “Modern Testing Principles” in April we are going to explore on what these are, what that means to us as a collective and individually.

    To explore the principles we are going to host a round table discussion on the principles Alan and Brent have created.

    Plan of Attack
    18:00 - Doors Open
    18:30 - Round Table Discussions (we will focus on principles 1-6)
    20:30 - Pub

    May
    This is in preparation for May as we will be joined via a live Crowdcast by Alan (Sorry we could not afford a return flight from Seattle!) who will talk to us about the Modern Principles finalising in a Q&am...

  • Reliable/Cheap: Pick Any Two? - Running Production K8s on AWS Spot Instances

    In this talk, Guy Templeton will discuss Skyscanner's experiences of running Kubernetes production workloads on spot instances at scale. This has brought them savings of over 70% on compute cost whilst running more than 10,000 pods and serving more than 3 million requests per minute across multiple clusters. He will reveal the benefits this brings to the company, the challenges for cluster operators, and areas for improvement in how the Kubernetes ecosystem handles these challenges.

    Combating Fraud and Providing Customer Insights In Real Time - Matt Houghton, CDL

    Learn how CDL, a software provider for the retail insurance sector, processes vast amounts of consumer data in milliseconds using machine learning, AI and big data in order to help the UK's biggest insurance providers combat fraud, learn consumer habits, and more.

    The talk will cover how we tried and failed to build a solution, called Hummingbird,...

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

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity!

    Pick up your soft crafts and join us for a cuppa!

  • Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

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

    --

    Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

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

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

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

  • Thank you to N2WS for sponsoring this meet-up. Find out more about N2WS Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions at N2WS.com.

    18:00: Join us for pizza, drinks and cloud chat.

    18:30: James Ridgway - Save money and reduce risk by deploying your applications as Immutable Servers to EC2 Spot Instances

    19:15: Break

    19:30: Stuart Lupton - Backup and Data Protection Strategy

    Thank you again to Sheffield Hallam University who are hosting us in Cantor Building.

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

  • All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing!

    Mark Russinovich ready for Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

    On April 27, 2019, all communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about Azure and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAzure!

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

  • 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.

  • BeyondTech is a forum for layered discussions on diversity and accessibility, tech ethics, and tech for good.

    Across two days, speakers will look at what enterprises and individuals can do to encourage, manage and communicate diversity. The conference is an open conversation to dissect the paths taken in tech, the decisions we make and where they are leading society as a whole.

    Discussions will dive into our accountability for what we create, and for who, why, and how we ship new software and concepts. Through these discussions, we hope we can learn how all of us can benefit from diverse perspectives to create products that have a lasting and positive impact on the future.

  • Agenda to follow...

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