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  • 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.

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

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

  • It's the time again when we look into the future of our fast-changing industry with our popular annual tech trends sessions in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Once again Richard Marshall has agreed to be our guide, sharing his expert views into the key technology and software development trends and how they will impact businesses, society and country.


    An entrepreneur and published author, Richard is Principal at digital advisors Concept Gap, and with his unique style will again take the audience on an informative and amusing journey into the new future.


    An event not to be missed as you plan your business strategy for 2019 and beyond, however please note that these events are always oversubscribed so book early to secure your place.


    17.30 - 18.00 Registration

    18.00 - 19.00 Richard Marshall presentation

    19.00 - 19.20 Q & A

    19.20 onwards Networking


    ScotlandIS Members: Free


    Non Members: £35 + vat


    2 peop...

  • • What we'll do

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

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

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

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

    • Important to know

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

  • Come and join us for geeky chat. Look for the Python logo on one of the tables.

    All levels of experience are very welcome!

  • 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.

  • Please note: This meetup is taking place on Wednesday, instead of our usual Monday timeslot.

    This month, we’re pleased to welcome two speakers from Berlin whom we had the pleasure to work with during Isle of Ruby.

    The two talks they will do are:

    * BOSH: a distributed system management solution

    This talk is a short portrait of BOSH: we'll see in particular what it is good for, its architecture, and its self-healing capabilities.

    Lucas Krebs-Pinto is a platform engineer at anynines and he does internal and external consulting around BOSH (package, deploy and manage cloud software) and Cloud Foundry.

    * Dev vs. Product...

    ... Or how devs can work on cool technologies and learn things while bringing value to the company.

    Fanny Krebs-Pinto is a product & project manager with a talent for organizing and planning things. She works for Holiday Pirates and co-organises ProductTank Berlin.

  • Globally, the Open Data movement is ten years old. It has contributed hugely not only to governmental transparency but also to social and economic impacts.

    Multiple pieces of research have shown what the benefits are. There are international measures of performance, and while the UK was once a leader (but is now slipping down the league table), Scotland has always struggled to get its act together and produce Open Data at scale, with consistency and commitment.

    Ian Watt, of ODI Aberdeen, is a vocal advocate for better quality provision of Open Data. Join Ian for a journey through open data, looking at how it can help YOU whether you are a developer, analyst, scientist, campaigner, journalist or citizen. Hear how you can help in not only demanding better data provision, but actually contribute to available data, improving its quality and impact, and support a broad and growing grassroots movement for better Open Data in Scotland.

  • Get started with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)...This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS (open source desktop GIS). The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

  • It's the time again when we look into the future of our fast-changing industry with our popular annual tech trends sessions in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Once again Richard Marshall has agreed to be our guide, sharing his expert views into the key technology and software development trends and how they will impact businesses, society and country.


    An entrepreneur and published author, Richard is Principal at digital advisors Concept Gap, and with his unique style will again take the audience on an informative and amusing journey into the new future.


    An event not to be missed as you plan your business strategy for 2019 and beyond, however please note that these events are always oversubscribed so book early to secure your place.


    17.30 - 18.00 Registration

    18.00 - 19.00 Richard Marshall presentation

    19.00 - 19.20 Q & A

    19.20 onwards Networking


    2 people per company maximum.

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

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

  • The event is free, open to all and will be held in the new co-working space at Sheffield Technology Parks.

    Our first meet-up of the new year sees Mike Lehan join us to deliver his talk; Real time web applications with Websockets.

  • This event will be in Edinburgh - Dentsu Aegis Network, Capital House, Edinburgh Office Fourth Floor, 2 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SU

    Demonstration of the Monax Platform

    Casey, Monax's CEO, will discuss how they blend an emergent blockchain-network which sits at the intersection of public and permissioned blockchain technology with a software-as-a service platform. The Monax Platform includes some of the most advanced Solidity smart contracts in existence and yet is fully understandable to individuals with only a modest understanding of blockchains and smart contracts technology.

    In this Meetup, Casey will provide an overview of how the Monax Platform works and how their customers are utilizing the platform to gain insights into their legal contracts which they've been unable to achieve with prior generations of technology.

    Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax a blockchain-based contract management system for small businesses. Prior to co-founding Monax, Casey was the head of leg...

  • Whatever your New Year’s Resolutions are, reading and sharing is always a good thing!

    For our January event we are having a Book Club meetup which focuses on the theme of “Interesting” or “Changed our way of Thinking”. The text could be any length or format – a book, news article, or a blogpost (or even a podcast!). We recommend that the chosen texts are non-fiction as it keeps the conversations more grounded.

    Our aim is to encourage everyone to share ideas that have inspired them, and hopefully help with narrowing down worthy reads to put on your 2019 reading list.

    The format will be talking about your chosen text in small groups, and changing those groups after a while so you get to hear what everyone has to say.

    Happy reading!

  • Join agile Sheffield and the South Yorkshire branch of the British Computing Society (BCS) for an evening of learning and discovery as Tobias Mayer guides you through conversations and activities to increase your understanding of what it means to be agile.

    It won’t be an evening of listening and watching. You’ll be encouraged to think out loud, move around and take part in pair dialog and group conversation. Whether you're new to the Agile Manifesto or have years of experience - the evening promises to provide opportunity for you to rediscover how it’s values and principles could guide your work and life.

    • Open at 18.15 with refreshments (Due to the size of the waiting list we have extended the number of people who can attend. Please note that this means there will probably be more people than refreshments).

    • Activities start at 18.30

    • Finish at 20.15

    About Tobias Mayer
    Tobias has thirty years experience in the fields of group facilitation, social service, theatre, design, soft...

  • The first Cryptonoise event this year will be Thursday *17th* January.

    Come along to 57North Hacklab at 19:00 to talk security, digital rights and life in the age of cyber. Our topic this month will be "threat modelling".

    Threat modeling is a process by which potential threats can be identified, enumerated, and prioritized – all from a hypothetical attacker’s point of view. The purpose of threat modeling is to provide defenders with a systematic analysis of the probable attacker’s profile, the most likely attack vectors, and the assets most desired by an attacker.

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

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

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

    What's not to like?!

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

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

  • Inspired by a member new to a formal leadership role, we'll be chatting about the Do's and Dont's of leadership positions, especially right at the beginning when it's all shiny and new. Have you learned lessons you can share? Or are you in this position yourself? Or tell us how you'd like your own hypothetical shiny new boss to Not Screw It Up.

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

  • Do you want to work in tech but don’t know where to start?Are you working in tech but want to side-step or move up?Are you a student/recent graduate and want to find out more about what jobs in tech might be for you? This is NOT an event just for people with tech skills – though you’re very welcome if you have those – it’s for anyone who wants to find out more about what working in tech is really like and how to get there. We will be busting some myths and opening your eyes to the opportunities waiting just on your doorstep, so what’s stopping you? Come along and find out more!

  • * 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.

  • 'Modules or Microservices?'

    Microservices promise a scalable architecture, increased flexibility, and better performance. But then you find out what’s actually involved in designing and running a microservices-based architecture. Turns out it’s not that straightforward after all.

    Often the discussion around microservices is framed by a false dichotomy between the messy monolith and the lean and mean microservices architecture. Fortunately, there’s a third way: the modularized application. Functional decomposition doesn’t imply that every component has to become its own independent process.

    Modularization is about strong encapsulation, well-defined interfaces, and explicit dependencies. Many languages offer in-process modularization features (for example, Java with its all-new module system). In this session we explore the right (and wrong) reasons for going with a microservices architecture, as well as what a modularized application entails. There’s a place for both independently de...

  • 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.

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

  • 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 January meetup will have a developer slant on it with some V8 demos and chats but as always, anything goes so please, come along and join in the chat.

    If you would like to demo anything, give a quick 5 min chat about a topic you are passionate about or have an idea for the meetup, please get in touch.

    After the meetup, we will head to a local pub for a pint or soft drink, come and join us.

    EDINBUUG is a chance to chat about all things Umbraco - whether you are someone who uses Umbraco for their website, you're a developer who builds Umbraco websites or maybe you are a project manager who works with clients who have Umbraco websites - come along. Everyone is welcome.

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

  • Lean Agile Edinburgh only exists because of you, the community, and your enthusiasm to turn up, ask questions, and share your knowledge.

    Every now and again we like to check to make sure that what we're doing is meeting the needs of this community, and this month we're going to put this into a real focus.

    To start off, we'll have a talk from Barney Dellar on Imposter Syndrome, hopefully this will encourage you all to be more comfortable in sharing your needs in the group discussion(s) that will follow. This will be focused on how you have found recent meetups, and what you'd like to see this year but don't worry if you've never been to an event before, we're looking for perspectives from everyone.

    The Venue will open at 18:30 and sessions will begin around 19:00. Look forward to seeing you there!

  • Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with an experienced Investor and Entrepreneur (tbc) in the Wash Bar at 6:30pm on Wednesday 23rd January 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 guest speaker

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

    20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounders, people you can help)

    21:30 End of Meetup

    ---------------------------------...

  • 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!

  • Sheffield DM is a new bi-monthly digital marketing event in Sheffield. Our goal is to bring digital marketers of all experience levels, all skill sets and all interests together to share their knowledge and learn from others.

    Following the tremendous success of our first meet up, we're super excited to announce that the second Sheffield DM event will feature Andy Naylor, Consumer Service Manager at Raleigh UK.

    With a wealth of experience in all things customer related, Andy will be sharing his insight and methods, along with how he has driven long-term improvements in Raleigh's customer experience and customer loyalty in the ever-evolving digital world.

    Our event is free to all but we ask that you register online so we have an idea of numbers for the venue.

  • Happy new year!

    After the success of last year's Lean coffee, we thought we'd kick off ShefTest 2019 with another Lean Coffee style event!

    Lean Coffee is a really simple format to promote group discussion. The group suggests topics they want to cover, votes on which one to talk about first, and decides when to move on to the next one.

    We'll be using some of the outcomes from this evening to plan future meetups and to make sure we're talking about the things you want to hear.

    Check out leancoffee.org for more info. If anyone is interested to know what topics we discussed last year, check out the photos below.

    And as always, there'll be an opportunity for some networking afterwards.

    If you'd like to sponsor, host or speak at a future event then please do get in touch! And don't forget to keep an eye on the @steelbugs twitter account for details of upcoming events and updates.

    Hope to see you there.

    Iain.

  • #Location

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

    #Registration

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

    #Food & drink

    Food & drink will be provided!

    # How the event works

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

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

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

    # Discussions

    We’ll be di...

  • The AWS user groups for Glasgow and Edinburgh are running consecutive events on the 23rd (Glasgow) and 24th (Edinburgh) of January with a guest speaker from AWS.

    Philip Fitzsimons (Fitz) has worked for AWS for over 7 years and currently leads the AWS Well-Architected Team at Amazon Web Services.

    The Well-Architected Framework (aws.amazon.com) has been developed by Fitz and his team to help cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications.

    Based on five pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization — the Framework provides a consistent approach for customers to evaluate architectures, and implement designs that will scale over time.

    Fitz will walk through the five pillars of the Framework with practical examples of the improvements that can be made by using it, including a demonstration of the new Well Architected Tool announce...

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

  • 48hour game jam.

  • Sheffield Data for Good brings together the data and social expertise in Sheffield to help solve the city’s social problems. And it's for anyone that's interested, not just 'data experts'.

    Last November, we started to look at homelessness in Sheffield and have since been trying to establish what questions people have about homelessness and what data is available to answer these questions.

    Since our last meetup in September, a small group from Sheffield Data for Good have been working closely with Roundabout to understand what data they are collecting and what this can tell us.

    We are pleased to announce that as a result of this work, Roundabout now have 6 datasets they can open up to us for a data hack.

    We will be running this hack as a full day event on a Saturday early next year but more details about the event and datasets will follow.

    This will be our first Sheffield Data for Good hack which is really exciting but if you have any thoughts or tips for the hack, please...

  • A happy new year to everyone! For our second Edinburgh DataVis Meetup we're at our new venue, the University of Edinburgh's Bayes Centre for Data Science* (www.bayes.ed.ac.uk). The group now has over 250 members.

    From our consultation exercise at the first meeting, it's crystal clear many of us want to learn more about tools. Hence, this session will be about some simple visualisation applications - and will certainly not be the last of this kind.

    We will discuss the following three visualization tools, and we’d love to hear about your favourites too.

    1) We'll start with Graphy (graphyapp.com) an impressive new, user-friendly SaaS tool built here in Edinburgh to make collaborative visualisation more accessible to busy teams of professionals. We'll be talking with cofounder Andrey Vinitsky about the journey to this point; he'll demo its capabilities and you'll have an opportunity to try them out, working together.

    2) Next, Ben will demo two of his favourites, RAWGraphs (rawgraphs.io...

  • 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.

  • This event will be split into two parts, Gary Ewan Park presenting Adding a layer of Chocolate(y) and the second half will be Toby Henderson presenting HTTP API patterns.

    **Adding a layer of Chocolate(y)**

    Following Build 2018 where Microsoft announced that they will be collaborating with Boxstarter and Chocolatey to ensure the best Windows setup experience, there has never been a better time to look at these two technologies.

    In this session, we will learn from experienced package author, Chocolatey.org moderator and Chocolatey Employee, Gary, on how to automate the installation and configuration of all the software you need to get your job done. This will include the use of open source software tools Chocolatey and Boxstarter.

    Find out how to wrap each of your tools and applications in a well-specified Chocolatey package. Learn about common pitfalls and get an inside perspective on the package moderation process so that you can publish to the public repository on Chocolatey.org w...

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

  • Please join us for the first of a series of Digital Transformation meet-ups in Edinburgh discussing the changing face of IT development and the latest digital transformation subjects. We aim to cover Software Engineering, Data Science, Design and Agile topics over the course of 2019.

    In this first event we have presenters covering Quality Engineering and modern Mainframe development. There will also be plenty of time to network with other attendees at this informal meet-up, and food and drink will be provided.
    Doors open at 5.45pm for a 6pm start, at the Scottish Widows office at Port Hamilton, Morrison Street, Edinburgh. Entry is by ticket only, so please ensure you bring a printed or electronic copy. Registration is via Eventbrite

    This is an informal event for local technology practitioners and those wanting to learn more about Software Engineering, Agile and other digital transformation topics.
    This event is brought to you by Lloyds Banking Group Engineering #horsepower

  • We are pleased to bring you the next event of the Docklands.LJC, a group within the main London Java Community that focuses on the developer community in and around Canary Wharf each month. January's speaker is Dave Farley.

    Reactive Systems

    21st Century problems cannot be solved with 20th Century software architectures. So why is the starting point for so many projects built on the assumption of a simplistic monolithic, three-layer architecture sat on top of a RDBMS? Hardware has progressed. It has changed many of the assumptions that such architectures were built upon. Modern systems are distributed, deal with massive throughput of data and transactions. Users expect 24/7 service.

    The Reactive Manifesto describes what it takes to build systems that meet these demands. Such systems are Responsive, Resilient, Elastic and Message Driven. What does this mean in terms of software architecture and design?

    This presentation will introduce these ideas and describe how systems built on the...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hi MOT Edinburgh,

    To kick off our 2019 season we have Doug Sillars giving us his thoughts on Mobile Performance Testing. Doug is a friend of the MOT meetups, having spoken at meetups in Ireland and France.

    Plan of Attack
    18:00 - Doors open - Networking
    18:45 - Doug!
    19:30 - Activity/Lean Coffee
    20:30 - Post Meetup Social (AKA pub)

    Synopsis below
    Mobile apps and websites are now the predominant ways that users interact with brands. Research has shown that slow sites and apps lose customer engagement. Despite this, most mobile sites and apps have performance issues that can be easily resolved once diagnosed.

    In this talk, we will walk through steps to diagnose network performance bottlenecks in mobile services. We'll discuss real world examples and how they were resolved. Attendees will leave this talk armed with the tools to test, diagnose and resolve the top network performance issues that affect mobile today.

    Thanks and Sponsorship
    Thanks to the Google Digital Garage for hosting...

  • We are back with the first legup.social of 2019.

    Join us on 31 January.

    We pair small biz, socent 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.

  • Who is this for?

    This event is free to attend for startups, entrepreneurs and anyone else interested in why building a Minumum Viable Product can be such a successful route when building a digital product. The idea behind an MVP is to prove your concept with an initial version of your product which has enough features to satisfy early adopters.

    What is the format?

    We will begin the event with an informal networking session, followed by a short introduction from Bad Dinosaur. This will be followed by a series of short talks from entrepreneurs and startups who have gone through the MVP process and a chance for some Q&A. Afterwards will be a second chance for networking.

    Bad Dinosaur is a software development company based in Edinburgh. Our mission is to provide a complete service for anyone who wants to build a digital product, taking you from an idea in your head to your first paying customers and beyond.

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

  • Presentation 1 - Strengths and weaknesses of different programming languages

    With the ever-growing amounts of data we need to deal with, we are experiencing a growing demand for intelligent insights and data-driven strategies. We are also seeing more companies wanting to establish or further advance their data and data science functions.

    But what is the right skillset for your data science team? If you need to get into hands-on coding, what languages should you learn? Or, if you are already and experienced programmer, do you need to add any more tools to your portfolio of skills? And even if you already have quite a few tricks (languages) up your sleeve, how do you decide what the best language is for the job at hand?

    In this talk we will provide an overview of the top programming languages for Data Science, with their advantages and limitations.

    Dr Jasmina Lazić leads, facilitates and enables the commercial adoption of state-of-the-art data science and technology developed at the...

  • Want to ask one of the world's leading Podcast Entrepreneurs a question?

    During this LIVE online Ask Me Anything event you will have the opportunity to ask Colin Gray, Founder at The Podcast Host your startup/podcasting questions, or you can simply observe the community’s questions and answers.

    Colin Gray is a podcaster, speaker and founder, and is a PhD in digital education. He and his team at The Podcast Host run a network of podcasts on everything from mountain biking to space exploration, and they teach how it’s done to over 9,000 Podcasters via their content at ThePodcastHost.com and the Academy within.

    For those that want to make Podcasting easy and grow their show fast, they have the tool for the job in Alitu.com, their Podcast Maker app.

    ----------------------
    How AMA's work
    - All AMA’s are done by Text based conversations on Slack (very similar to Reddit)

    - Guests will receive questions before and during the live AMA

    - The guest can choose to answer which q...

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

  • Our quarterly event where we take a Saturday afternoon out to have a general tidy up, sort through the accumulated junk at the space, make improvements and reorganise stuff. We take this opportunity to examine current stock and equipment levels, make purchasing plans, and discuss ideas for projects and improvements. This is a great way to get involved and influence what the space has to offer.

    Some lunch will be provided.

  • Drawing on his own experiences, personal data advocate Emmanuel Lazardis (@StatLaw on Twitter) will show you how you can use your rights under the GDPR regulations to take control of your own data and put pressure on companies to treat your personal information and privacy with more respect.

    There'll be time to ask questions and discuss the issues Emmanuel will raise.

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

  • We have a real treat for you this time. Roy Derks is coming all the way from Holland to give a talk about GraphQL. I met Roy at React Native conference in Poland this year, where he was one of the speakers. He is really cool and clever guy. You can check his talk here:

    youtu.be

    The meetup will be hosted in CodeBase this time. We will start at 6PM.
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    The Agenda

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

    • 7:00pm - 7:45pm: Video Killed My Data Plan by Doug Sillars

    • 7:45pm - 8:15pm: Short break

    • 8:15pm - 9:00pm: Wrapping and Securing REST APIs with GraphQL by Roy Derks

    • Drinks at nearby pub - TBC
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    The Talks

    ---> Talk 1: Video Killed My Data Plan by Doug Sillars (@dougsillars)

    Video is one of the fastest growing mediums on the web and in mobile applications. Video files have been shown to increase engagement, and can be a great way to deliver your message quickly. (And who doesn’t love animated GIFs?) How...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    7.00: Uplift Modelling: Spend Less & Sell More.
    NickRadcliffe, Stochastic Solutions Limited
    //break
    7.45 The Anatomy of a Data Science Project
    Adam Sroka, Incremental Group

    Uplift Modelling: Spend Less & Sell More.
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Uplift modelling is a different approach to customer targeting that directly predicts the *change* in customer behaviour — how much more likely a customer is to stay, or to buy, if treated, compared with if they are not. This talk will explain what uplift modelling is, how it works, and show some real-world results, as well as discussing the applicability of the method and offering some tips on how to get the most out of it.

    Targeting with uplift models typically generates more sales or more saved customers, while treating fewer of them thus reducing costs. It also helps to identify customers who should definitely not be treated becaus...

  • This month we have a talk entitled Adventures in Ansible by Douglas McCallum. Learn what happened when a non sysadmin thought config management wasn't too difficult.

    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.

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

  • 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]

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

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

  • We have a real treat for you this time.

    Roy Derks is coming all the way from Holland to give a talk about Context API and Hooks. I met Roy at React Native conference in Poland this year, where he was one of the speakers. He is really cool and clever guy. You can check his talk here:

    youtu.be

    The meetup will be hosted in CodeBase this time. We will start at 6PM.
    _______________________

    The Agenda

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

    • 7:00pm - 7:45pm: Fast and Beautiful: Modern Image Delivery Techniques by Doug Sillars

    • 7:45pm - 8:15pm: Short break

    • 8:15pm - 9:00pm: Using the React Context API With Hooks for Identity Management by Roy Derks

    • Drinks at nearby pub - TBC
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    The Talks

    ---> Talk 1: Fast and Beautiful: Modern Image Delivery Techniques by Doug Sillars

    The average mobile website page weight is ~50% images. Toss in the complication of thousands of differently sized screens, and it might appear that efficient de...

  • 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.

  • An introductory course for those wanting to learn how to load and manage spatial data within PostGIS (PostgreSQL spatial extension). Topics cover geometries, projections, loading data, spatial querying and data visualisation.

  • 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!

  • Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

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

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    Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

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

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

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

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

    This month we're having great speakers coming from far, including London and Newcastle! The talks will start at 18:15:

    * Paul Jolly - TBA
    * Roger Peppe - TBA
    * Jack Adams - TBA

    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:
    * Vistas Recruitment - www.vistasrecruitment.com
    * Monzo - monzo.com
    * U Account - www.uaccount.uk

  • Aberdeen Linux Users Group

  • This 1 day hands-on training course will teach you how to manage PostgreSQL/PostGIS databases, focusing on administrator topics such as database install, configuration, optimisation, assigning roles and user management.

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

  • Dark Peak is a user-run co-operative providing hosted open-source software for the benefit of our members. The 'co-op day' is when we get together to share knowledge, improve our services, and make decisions.

    Non-members interested in learning more about the project are welcome to attend. If you're unable to make the event in person you can join us in #darkpeak on Freenode, where we'll post updates and be available to answer questions.

    Doors open at 11:30am, official start time is 12:00pm. The event usually runs until people get hungry and we head out to find some dinner. Attendees are not expected to stay for the whole day, just drop in for however long you like.

    If you'd like to ask questions before the event, the best place is on the mailing list (lists.richardskingdom.net) - or in #darkpeak on Freenode IRC.

  • Get started with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)...This two day course covers basic GIS concepts and the application of simple techniques and processes to analyse and interpret spatial data in QGIS (open source desktop GIS). The course is most suited to delegates who are new to GIS or QGIS.

  • Monthly branch meeting, open to everyone.

    More details forthcoming.

  • Join us at C++ Edinburgh for some great talks and to hang out with local C++ developers over some pizza and drinks. More details coming soon.

  • 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.

  • Join us for CodeBase Unfiltered, our caffeine(or decaf) fuelled regular meeting of the minds, for techies & non-techies alike.
    It’s a great way to stay up-to-date about your local startup scene, bounce ideas with your peers........and we’re offering free hotdesking for attendees. Pop along anytime from 12:30pm - 13:30pm

  • The S.E.L.F grouping provides a forum for software engineering leaders, CIO’s and CTO’s across the Scottish tech sector to share ideas and explore common challenges. The meetups also provide opportunities for informal mentoring and potential opportunities for joint working.


    The topic for this meetup is TBC and will also include two briefings by SICSA on Cyber Security and Cyber - Physical Systems.


    The agenda will be:



    17.45 - 18.00 Arrival and refreshments

    18.00 - 18.25 SICSA briefing: Cyber Security - Professor Christopher Johnson

    18.25 - 18.50 SICSA briefing: Cyber-Physical Systems - Dr Subramanian Ramamoorthy & Dr Katrin Solveig Lohan

    18.50 – 19.00 Informal Presentation / Lead in to SELF discussion

    19.00 – 19.45 Discussion

    19.45 Networking


    This event is for ScotlandIS members only or by invite. If you are interested in being a part of the grouping then please email kelly...

  • 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.

  • A chance to have a friendly chat and a drink with like minded PHP folk! Always good fun and very relaxed. Join us on Wednesday 13th of February at the Cambridge Brewhouse.

  • 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!

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

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

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

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    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.

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

  • Weekend long hack to improve Aberdeen's Air Quality.

    * Build IoT sensor kits
    * Improve the software
    * Work with the data
    * Build data viz, predictive models, alerts etc

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Cancel
    -led!

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

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