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  • Join us for Europe's biggest health hackathon where hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will be spending 75 hours realising the future of health.

    Participants form into teams to rapidly prototype a new digital health concept over the four days of the event. You don't need to bring your own idea, and you don't need to be technical. All you need is the drive and enthusiasm to solve an unsolved problem!

    Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you want to launch a startup, develop a product within an existing organisation, or solve a problem that you have studied at university, this event will leave you equipped will the mindset, teammates and tools for disruption.

    Most of our participants won't have met prior to arriving so don't worry if you're coming by yourself! You'll be supported by some of the best minds in health tech, from data scientists, seasoned entrepreneurs and front line NHS staf...

  • Want to build your startup following a process identified by Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial heroes in order to save time, money and stress?
    Then take part in the Startup Race's two-day hackathon to establish the most important building blocks to ensure your startup success.

    Only 12 places available!

  • Want to build your startup following a process identified by Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial heroes in order to save time, money and stress?
    Then take part in the Startup Race's two-day hackathon to establish the most important building blocks to ensure your startup success.

    Only 12 places available! Book by February 3rd for a 50% discount.

  • A one off event, providing an introduction to using Inkscape and FreeCAD.

    Inkscape is a 2D vector graphics program which can be used to prepare designs and artwork for use many of the machines in the hackspace, including the laser cutter and vinyl cutter.

    FreeCAD is a 3D design tool, allowing parts to be created, modified and manipulated in 3D. These parts can then be exported for 3D printing, CNC milling or turned into technical drawings to be used in more traditional manufacturing methods.

  • 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

  • For our third Edinburgh DataVis Meetup we're again at our new venue, the University of Edinburgh's Bayes Centre for Data Science* (www.bayes.ed.ac.uk). We're now at over 300 members.

    This meeting will be less talk and more action. Ben will be running a working session on sketching in which you will get to think through some ideas and come up with suggestions for realising them, etc., etc.

    This session will be a hands-on session on sketching for data visualization. We'll walk you through some problem analysis and idea generation techniques for data visualization. In the end, you will return home with new ideas and inspiration!

    This session is targeted towards those of you having data and wanting to explore ways of creating visualizations for these data.

    Bring your data in a table / excel format.
    Bring your favourite (color) pens.

    We bring paper.

    No computers, unless you need them to show your data.

    Meet us at Inspace, as usual.

    As usual, there will be space announce any news you...

  • 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.

  • Understanding the insider threat, from a lawyer’s perspective – the next event in our series of cyber security updates.



    It shouldn’t be news to you that employee’s, colleagues and users of IT systems pose a particular security threat to your company.

    Do you have effective policies in place that protect confidential information/IP?
    Do your staff know about these policies and are they aware of the significance of them?
    What are the legal consequences of misusing confidential information?
    Can you or should you monitor employee use and removal of sensitive documents?
    Join Neeraj Thomas, Senior Associate and Colin Hulme, Partner of Burness Paull LLP to discover more about how the insider threat is one that organisations often fail to fully protect themselves from and discuss ways in which you can mitigate the impact should it become your reality.



    You’ll learn more about the legal avenues for recourse, prevention steps that should be taken to ensure you are covered...

  • Every Developer Starts Somewhere...

    Get started with programming in a relaxed and supportive environment at our evening programming courses in Sheffield, with workshops led by the same people who deliver group sessions. £85 per ticket.

    Our Introduction to Web Development courses runs from 6pm - 9pm over two weekday evening sessions.

    Learn to make websites

    HTML
    CSS
    bootstrap
    Using common development environments

    How to utilise the latest software technologies for rapid web development
    Design Layouts

    Common layouts and techniques that go into successful design of websites
    How to structure your code in a logical way
    Making your code easy to search
    Forms and Input

    How using HTML and server-side technology to capture information
    Input validation
    Usability/Ease of use
    Web ScriptingTechnology

    Learn the basics of JavaScript and jQuery coding languages
    Client side vs server side
    key syntax, variables, loops and output to the web
    Web hosting

    How websites a...

  • The February meetup will consist of two talks:

    * "Yoast", the SEO WordPress plugin, by Kayleigh Thorpe from 34SP
    How to use Yoast - what the plugin is for, how to use it. Kayleigh will cover some of her favourite things it can do and stuff people might not know about. Also about misconceptions and limitations, all from a personal use point of view.

    * "Adjustable tools for Digital Marketing Strategy", by Valerie Ferrat.
    Identifying the needs of your activity, to reach the strategic goals using digital marketing tools.

    ** About the speakers **

    KAYLEIGH THORPE is a WordPress Specialist at 34SP (www.34sp.com)
    You’ll often find Kayleigh socialising at tech meetups throughout the UK. When she’s not learning about WordPress, Kayleigh loves to travel and is passionate about the WordPress community.

    VALERIE FERRAT is a French fashion designer with 30 years experience and has had 2 fashion labels, starting to sell online in the year 2000.

    She went to India for the 1st time in the...

  • This is a group for blockchain enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and developers interested in contributing to and learning about Elastos (ELA). Let's talk about smart contracts, DApps, and the growing push towards decentralisation. We encourage members to communicate with one another, connect, brainstorm ideas, and collaborate on and off-list.

    Elastos is the world's first Internet operating system for the blockchain, built specifically to handle the stress of running large, decentralized applications that require a lot of storage and computational power. With over 12 million lines of source code, the backing of industry leaders ($31 million USD in 2014) like Foxconn, Tsinghua Science Park, and the TD-SCDMA Industrial Alliance, and support from the founders of NEO and other open access / decentralisation leaders, this project has the strength to disrupt the entire blockchain ecosystem.

    Additional Information:

    www.elastos.org

    www.cyberrepublic.org

    github.com...

  • Hello everyone,

    This month we'll be joining another Tech4Good group led by Steve Lloyd to see how we can collaborate together! A rough agenda as follows:
    - Intros, networking.
    - We'll talk a bit about the reason and vision behind this group
    - Speakers from nonprofits, invited by Steve, will talk through what their organisation’s mission is and how we can enable them to meet their goals.

    Join us in the Regus Offices on St Andrews square 26th of February at 6PM!

  • This month, Tim Leslie will be giving a talk on Effective Estimation in an Agile Environment.

    Talk description

    There are few questions more scary than "how long will it take?". Some teams seem to miss every deadline by miles. Others have given up and work without estimates, incorrectly rejecting them as a relic of waterfall mentality. Most destructive of all, the question has the power to rip teams apart - driving a wedge between the project manager and engineers. The engineers seeing it as a cynical "motivational" tool - the crack of the whip - while the Project Manager loses faith in the competence or even trustworthiness of the engineering team as they continuously miss commitments.

    It doesn't have to be this way. I've now worked for two companies where we have been able to reliably predict project duration and clearly articulate how we are doing compared with our estimates. The secrets to this success are much deeper than story points and planning poker. A solid foundation inclu...

  • 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.

  • M5Stack Workshop presented by Glasgow Makers and Hardware Hackers

    M5stack (m5stack.com) is a modular programmable prototyping device which has the ESP32 at its core. M5stack can be programmed with the arduino IDE, esp-idf, micropython and more. In this workshop we will be focusing on using block programming to control the light, sound, images on the screen, sensors etc. To take part, the only thing you need to bring along is a laptop.

    This workshop is suited for anyone, even those who are taking their first steps in coding, and maybe are put off by thinking they have to learn lots of typed commands to do even the most basic of things. The Uiflow interface for M5stack (flow.m5stack.com) is designed to lower the creative barrier so that anyone without prior knowledge can get setup making their first IoT application in minutes.

    This workshop is free but there are limited spaces so please sign up for a place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • If you’re less than 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how and want to go even further, you’re in the right place! Computers let you create anything you can think of. Prewired is here to help enthusiastic young coders of any ability to do just that. If you have your own laptop feel free to bring it with you, if not we can provide one!

  • We start at 6.10pm, quick introduction and then onto our speakers:

    6.15pm:
    Click-free application deployment using the magic of PS and Chocolatey by Paul Broadwith.

    Ever wished you could take all of those applications you run, install them and not have to click anything? Easily keep them up to date and not click anything? What if I told you that you could use your best scripting language EVER too?

    PowerShell and Chocolatey for pain free software installation.

    We break around 7.15pm for food.

    7.45pm:
    PowerShell Scripting and Toolmaking Tips by Jeff Hicks.

    Yes that is thee Jeff Hicks. Talking to us remotely around PowerShell, scripting and how to take it further to making tools.

  • If there's one challenge with conversational interfaces and bots, that has to be how effortless and smooth the interaction between
    the user and the bot has to be.

    The user shouldn't even feel like they're conversing with a program.

    That's why thinking about how to handle the conversation flow when building bots is an essential task for developers.

    In this talk, we will go through how to manage the conversation flow with Microsoft Bot Framework and dialogs.

    Speaker Bio - Rabeb Othmani
    Rabeb is a developer advocate at Nexmo focusing on cloud communication APIs and has experience building mobile and desktop applications while focusing on producing rich user experience.

    Rabeb has presented at many prestigious software conferences such as VSLive, DevSum, Oredev, African Women In Tech Conference, NDC London and Women Who Code Connect, and is no stranger to user groups having spoken at groups in the UK and US.

    Rabeb is passionate about cutting edge technologies and the impact technology...

  • 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!

  • TechUG Glasgow Event photo - the tech community event for IT Ops, IT Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, DevOps and CyberSecurity Professionals TechUG Glasgow, Lanarkshire’s community event for IT Ops, Infrastructure, Cloud, DevOps & CyberSecurity Professionals. TechUG is completely independent and guided by a group of local committee members who help create a great community experience.
    Experience an open forum for IT Ops, IT Infrastructure, Cloud, DevOps & CyberSecurity Professionals from the Glasgow IT community to come together & share ideas
    Come along to network, consolidating your skills and knowledge base within the group
    Develop an understanding of use cases and the architecture behind new solutions.
    Hear content which has been selected for its educational value by fellow end users and customers.
    Benefit from our independence which enables our events to provide impartial guidance based on the groups wisdom
    De-risk your new technology investments and upgrades by utilising th...

  • Why not come for a wee tipple or two and mingle with the CodeBase team, tenants, and the wider techie & digital community.

    JOIN US FROM 5PM - 7PM!

    The Social is our monthly get together: no pitches, no speeches, no sales, just an opportunity to meet up and have a drink with those of similar dispositions.

  • Topics covered relate to both public/permissionless platforms such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS, Cardano, IOTA, NEO, and private/permissioned platforms such as Hyperledger. They both have a hugely important contribution to make towards building a new and better open, decentralised, distributed world wide web.

  • Start your career change this April!
    Fast track your career in digital by learning to code through our Full Stack Web Development course.
    Join us to hear about our brand new course and career opportunities in the Highlands and Islands.
    You'll get to meet our instructors and find out more about our curriculum. You'll also learn how we support our students and graduates into new career as a Full Stack Web Developer.
    This session will cover:
    -Our story and life as a CodeClan student
    -The curriculum and outcomes of our 12-week course
    -Informal Q&A with the CodeClan team

    We'll have a taster session taking place on Friday 1st March at 11am, if you would like to learn some coding and experience how we teach check out the details and book your place here---> www.eventbrite.co.uk

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

  • DC44114 started in 2018 to help fill the gap between Steelcon every year.

    The group provides a regular meetup for anybody interested in learning more about infosec and getting to know like-minded individuals.

  • Find CoFounders, Advisors, Mentors, Investors and Interns

    Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive Fireside Chat with Ian Ritchie, a software entrepreneur from Scotland, in the Wash Bar at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 28th, 2019. See Ian's TED talk here www.ted.com and read his bio on his Coppertop website here www.coppertop.co.uk



    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 Fir...

  • Join us Thursday 28 February in Aberdeen when we'll hear from ORG’s executive director Jim Killock about the current state of digital censorship in the UK . We'll consider findings in ORG's new report on UK Internet regulation which reviews both formal and informal pracitices of digital censorship in the UK.

    www.openrightsgroup.org

    When it comes to web blocking, the same rules do not apply online as offline. Many powers and practices the government employs to remove online content would be deemed unacceptable if they were applied to offline publications.

    We'll cover the following:
    Formal censorship practices

    * Copyright blocking injunctions
    * BBFC pornography blocking
    * BBFC requests to “Ancillary Service Providers”

    Informal censorship practices

    * Nominet domain suspensions
    * The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU)
    * The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
    * ISP content filtering

    There will...

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

  • Start your career change this April!

    Fast track your career in digital by learning to code through our Full Stack Web Development course.
    Join us to hear about our brand new course and career opportunities in the Highlands and Islands.
    You'll get to meet our instructors and find out more about our curriculum. You'll also learn how we support our students and graduates into new career as a Full Stack Web Developer.

    This session will cover:
    -Our story and life as a CodeClan student
    -The curriculum and outcomes of our 12-week course
    -Informal Q&A with the CodeClan team

    We'll have a taster session taking place straight after this event at 11am, if you would like to learn some coding and experience how we teach check out the details and book your place here (You must register in order to attend!) --->www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Get a flavour for our coding courses!
    Learn the basics of how we teach programming at CodeClan and try your hand at writing some code of your own at our taster session.

    If you're thinking about a career in tech but aren't convinced that you have the ability to code, this is the perfect taster session for you! We've designed this interactive taster session for people thinking about learning to code through our brand new, 12-week intensive, Full Stack Web Development course starting in Inverness in April 2019.

    What you'll experience:
    -An intro to programming
    -To do programming you need to understand what it is, right? We’ll talk through some of the basics of programming, exploring fundamental concepts developers use to write software and web applications.
    -Our “try before you buy” code along

    Get coding with our instructors! The best way to learn is by doing. Get a feel for the programming languages we teach at CodeClan by taking part in a code-along. We’ll go through some of...

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

  • Where do you look when sourcing the next generation of talent?


    ScotlandIS could give you a few options.


    Come along and hear from the staff at ePlacement Scotland, Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University and North East Scotland College to understand how they can help you and your business access the very best of Scotland’s up and coming talent pipeline.



    Agenda: 11.30 – 12.00 Registration

    12.00 – 12.05 Welcome by ScotlandIS

    12.05 – 12.20 ePlacement Scotland

    12.20 – 12.35 Robert Gordon University

    12.35 – 12.50 North East Scotland College

    12.50 – 13.05...

  • For updates and changes to this event check the university's events page www.trusttech.cam.ac.uk

    The University of Cambridge's Trust & Technology Initiative is continuing their series of informal lunchtime talks featuring speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds talking about their work in the context of trust and technology.

    Dr Amanda Prorok (Computer Laboratory):

    When Robots Hit the Road: New Challenges in Multi-Vehicle Coordination

    The practical realization of multi-robot systems includes two important domains that are signaling strong growth: transport (e.g., multi-vehicle ride-sharing, automated truck platoons) and logistic operations (e.g., warehouse robots, automated pickup and delivery). The commonality of these two application domains is that they require solutions to core problems such as task assignment, path planning, and formation control. In this talk, I shed some light on new challenges in these areas, and present insights that pertain...

  • Shaping the Future of Java, Faster

    The Java SE Platform and the JDK have moved to a rapid, six-month release cadence, with the Java 11 release in September 2018 and the next release later in March 2019. We’ll review the motivations for this change and discuss how this impacts users.

    About the speaker

    Donald Smith, MBA, MSc, is Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle. He brings global enterprise software experience, ranging from startups through Fortune 500 companies. Donald has decades of experience speaking about Java, open source, community development, business models, business integration and software development politics at conferences and events worldwide. Donald's background includes helping develop the first commercially successful Object-Relational Mapping products for Smalltalk and Java, transitioning to Java EE Application Servers and driving the Eclipse Foundation through years of rapid growth where he still sits on the IP Advisory Committee. For the past six ye...

  • 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.

  • 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 be broken down into 2 talks, Reasonable Software and TBA being presented by Ian Johnson and TBA.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👩‍🏫 Session 1 - Reasonable Software
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👩‍🏫 Session 2 - TBA
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    *Reasonable Software*

    In a reasonable a system (i.e. a system that helps me to understand it, to reason about it) I should be able to understand how to make a change without holding the entire system in my head. I should be able to reason where the change needs to be made and reason about the impact it will have.

    I want to explore what reasonable means to me, from the processes of the team all the way down to an individual block of code. Along the way, we will encounter existing frameworks, tools, and patterns that our community has developed over the years to help us to reason about our code and processes; I feel that they have often been misused and end up creating the opposite effect, adding unnecessary complexity...

  • 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!

  • 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
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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.

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

  • "How to build a Photo Booth using Linux based software"

    Ross MacKenzie will be giving a talk and demo of a photobooth built with a laptop, a digital camera, and some good old fashioned DIY !

    The talk will include a demonstration of a fully working photo booth which Ross will bring along to the meeting.

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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.

    The meeting will be in the back area of the Foxy Fiddler pub, 192-194 Morrison Street, near Haymarket, Edinburgh from 7:30pm.

  • Going global: the return of the address wars
    Wednesday 6th March 2019, 6:30 pm.

    Speaker: Dr Ant Beck

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

    This event is free of charge and open to all, though please register via Eventbrite: bcsedinburgh060319.eventbrite.co.uk

    Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

    Synopsis
    An address is much more than a representation of a property: when included as part of a nation's infrastructure, an address helps to provide social and legal identity. By providing a fundamental knowledge base to inform decision making and action, addresses help to develop, implement and support other critical national policies such as:

    Governance
    Urban development and management
    Migration and social integration
    Security
    Economy and commerce
    Environmental sustainability, risk and disaster management
    Addressing the world: an address for everyone co-ordinated by the Universal Postal Union docume...

  • 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.

  • This monthly session will feature a cycling set of induction courses on the various tools and equipment available in the space. Each course will familiarise you with the correct procedures for using a given piece of equipment, and qualifies you to use it without supervision.

    This month will be inductions for the 3D Printers

  • Scotland has a mature, experienced and innovative data centre and hosting community delivering key managed services to global clients in Retail, Health, FS, Food & Drink, Government, Energy. These providers deliver colocation, hosting, cloud and hybrid services that support the digital data driven economies all our business work and grow in, to the highest compliance standards.




    This half day gathering brings together specialists from in-country expertise – right here on your doorstep – combined with global experts as well as demand side experts from Fintech and Education, offering people from across the data management community the opportunity to hear about the latest developments, existing capabilities and future plans and to network with peers.


    Speakers:

    Tampnet AS

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    -led!

    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:

    * Viktor Poluksht - Introduction to NATS
    * Daniel Alderman - Google Cloud Functions with Go
    * Peter Waller - Live-coding a "Go" compiler with LLVM
    * Ross Prendergast - An infosec overview of Go

    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

  • Gary is the co-founder and managing director of APPII, a blockchain start up revolutionising CV verification and employee background screening and checking. APPII was founded in early 2016 and is based in London. He has more than 20 years’ experience across many different industries including financial services, media, staffing and recruiting, and management consulting.

    All of his roles have centred around using his technology experience and knowledge to transform businesses and disrupt business models. Born in Scotland, Gary studied Building Surveying at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, before moving to Australia for 18 years where he studied at the UNSW Business School and was awarded a Master of Business and Technology.

    Agenda:

    18:00 - 18:30 Welcome drinks and pizza
    18:30 - 19:00 Gary McKay of APPII
    19:00 - 19:15 Question and Answer session
    19:15 - 20:00 Networking

  • Aberdeen Linux Users Group

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

  • 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'.

    In November 2017, 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.

    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.

    As a result of this work, Roundabout now have 6 datasets they can open up to us for a data hack.

    This will be a continuation of our first Sheffield Data for Good hack on 26th January but you do not need to have come before.

  • In this workshop each participant learns the basics of soldering as they create their own microphone. They then spend time sampling and recording the acoustics of objects throughout the space and finally edit and modify these recordings using the free Audacity audio software.

    Attendees can take their microphone and sound recordings away to continue to work on and edit them.

    Suitable for Ages 11 and above (under 16 accompanied)

    The course is provided on behalf of FabLab Devon #Exeter by 2.times do

  • 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.

    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 calcula...

  • Sign up for the Datathon challenge (Monday & Tuesday): www2.deloitte.com

    Sign up for the Final Presentations & Networking (Tuesday 6pm-9pm): www2.deloitte.com

  • In one timeline a quick path to clarity. In the other a painful journey trying to uncover the obscure intent of a line of code. The only difference between these two realities? The revision history…

    This is a story about revision histories and their impact on software maintainability. Think Sliding Doors, but with more Git!

    About our speaker

    Tekin Süleyman is a senior freelance consultant who’s been shipping Ruby code for over a decade. He’s worked with teams, large and small: from Government agencies (GDS) to listed startups (FreeAgent), and the world’s oldest and largest Co-operative (Co-op Digital). He also runs the North West Ruby User Group in Manchester, and we had the pleasure to collaborate with them on a number of occasions.

    Tekin has given this talk at Brighton Ruby, RailsConf and Railsconf Australia, and each time it gets better and better as he is great as incorporating feedback!

  • 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.

  • Smart IoT delivers the case studies that the market demands: what’s working and how? what’s not and why? barriers to adoption and how to overcome them, creating opportunities and revenue streams. It’s cutting edge and it delivers you customers. It’s THE platform for the industry.

    Smart IoT will return to ExCeL London on 12-13 March 2019 with the biggest and best programme to date.

    Over 100 dedicated sessions, in 5 conference theatres, hosted by practitioners, experts and visionaries.

  • Including two conference theatres, over 60 sessions from leading industry speakers & the newest innovative technologies in this space.

    This is the opportunity to be part of the most important event in the world of big data & AI.

    Big Data World welcomed record-breaking numbers of decision makers from across the entire IT ecosystem in 2018.
    Join us this year on March 12-13, 2019 at ExCeL London!

  • Blockchain Technology World - A 'real world' blockchain event

    Blockchain Technology World is a new major event dedicated to fast-forwarding the adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) across businesses of all sizes and in all industries – the core focus of Blockchain Technology World is the ‘real-world’ application and integration of the technology.

    The event will play host to many of the brightest and best blockchain vendors, decision makers from some of the world's biggest and most innovative companies which are looking to invest in blockchain technology, and leading blockchain experts in the conference programme.

  • Camilo Anabalón Alamos (BABYB)

    BABYBE uses "soft robotics" for neonatal intensive care units. Their product is a smart mattress for premature babies that replicates a mother's breathing motion, heartbeat, and voice within the incubator machine.

    Falk Bleyl (Boston Networks)

    A full description of this talk will be added soon.

  • 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 4, 5 and 6.

    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 even need to be a "functional language", although functional approaches and their practical considerations will be a focus.

    We look forward to seeing you in March!

    Follow (def shef) on Twitter @def_shef

    We adhere to the Sheffield Digital code of conduct at sheffield.digital. We're grateful to Sheffield Technology Parks for hosting us and ask that you leave them a review on Google to say thanks!

  • 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 12th of March, 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 cofound...

  • Note - we've moved this one to the second Tuesday in March to fall within #Datafest 2019.

    6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Talk 1 "W3C Data Exchange Working Group - what we are doing, and how you can help" - Dr Peter Winstanley of Scottish Government, and co-Chair of the W3C Data Exchange Working Group

    Talk 2 The Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow (details to be finalised)

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    Talk 1: "W3C Data Exchange Working Group - what we are doing, and how you can help"

    The W3C Data Enchange Working Group is re-designing the vocabulary for publishing data catalogues on the web [DCAT] and creating recommendations on profiles and on content negotiation by application profile. This talk describes the work of the group and the challenges and opportunities that exist for the group and those with an interest in the area of data exchange using internet technology.

    Bio: Peter is the co-Chair of the W3C Data Exchange Working Group, a contribu...

  • Embrace the Anarchy : Apache Kafka's Role in Modern Data Architectures

    Building a flexible, scalable, real-time data architecture for the enterprise is no simple matter. Rarely does one single technology suit for all requirements, and frequently many different teams are involved which drives solutions with varying levels of [dis-]integration.

    Apache Kafka is a streaming platform that acts as the 'data backbone' for the enterprise. By streaming events into Kafka as they occur, they can be used in any dependent system, in real time or batch. Search replicas, NoSQL stores, caches, graph databases - these all have their place in solving specific requirements, and all need to be fed with data! Kafka is the enabling platform that supports the real-time, high performance, scalable integration of data throughout the enterprise, whilst also providing the messaging capabilities to drive applications directly.

    This talk will discuss the role and benefits of Kafka in an architecture, the Kafka...

  • 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.

  • If you’re less than 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how and want to go even further, you’re in the right place! Computers let you create anything you can think of. Prewired is here to help enthusiastic young coders of any ability to do just that. If you have your own laptop feel free to bring it with you, if not we can provide one!

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • CodeUp Sheffield is back! Our new venue: Sheffield Technology Parks

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

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

    Please ensure you bring along your own laptop with all the software you need already installed.

    Many Thanks to Sheffield Technology Parks for providing the venue (...

  • Agenda to follow...

  • 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.

  • Join us Wednesday 13 March in Edinburgh when we'll hear from ORG’s executive director Jim Killock about the current state of digital censorship in the UK . We'll consider findings in ORG's new report on UK Internet regulation which reviews both formal and informal pracitices of digital censorship in the UK.

    When it comes to web blocking, the same rules do not apply online as offline. Many powers and practices the government employs to remove online content would be deemed unacceptable if they were applied to offline publications.

    We'll cover the following:
    Formal censorship practices

    * Copyright blocking injunctions
    * BBFC pornography blocking

    Informal censorship practices

    * Nominet domain suspensions
    * The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU)
    * The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
    * ISP content filtering

    There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to find out how to take action to fight digital censorship.

  • The idea of the Headless CMS is becoming more and more popular in the industry and is widely seen as the next step for content management. Using the CMS as pure content management and whatever tool you want to build the front-end can give lots of flexibility and also comes with a host of advantages (and its own problems).

    But why does everyone talk about JavaScript and Single Page Apps whenever Headless CMS is mentioned? What is the JAM stack? How does Progressive Web Apps fit into all this and why is JavaScript not always the answer when you're serving content to your users?

    In this talk I'll cover what a Headless CMS is and why it's useful for both clients and developers, our experience at Studio 24 of using WordPress and Drupal as a Headless CMS and how we tackled building a progressive front-end to a Headless CMS in PHP and Symfony.

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    We're meeting at 6:45pm for a 7:15pm start. Pizzas and drinks provided by local digital design and technology agency Studio 24.

    Please note, a...

  • 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!

  • Security Scotland is now CYBER SCOTLAND CONNECT!
    Twitter: @SecScotland

    THURSDAY MARCH 14th at Skyscanner, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

    Speakers:
    Maggie De Jager (Easyjet) @magsdj
    Ian Murphy (LMNTRIX) tbc
    & one more speaker

    Pizza,beer/wine,soft drinks from 6pm.

    Beers/soft drinks/networking after at a venue TBC

    Thank you as always to our awesome hosts, speakers and helpers!

    JOIN OUR SLACK GROUP;
    join.slack.com

  • TBC

  • Talk from Dr Jennifer Cobbe. It is best to book a place at the talk via the Cambridge Science Festival website (bookings open 11am, Mon 11 Feb) unclaimed seats will be filled on the night on a first come first served basis) - www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk

    Copied event description:
    "In recent years the internet has become a key battleground for electoral politics. Dr Jennifer Cobbe examines how surveillance capitalism and the increasingly algorithmic nature of online public space allows the public sphere and the democratic process to be manipulated by microtargeted political advertising, disinformation, and political bots.

    Dr Jennifer Cobbe is a researcher in the Compliant and Accountable Systems Group in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge. Jennifer is also the Coordinator of Cambridge’s Trust and Technology Initiative, which explores the dynamics of trust and distrust around internet technologies...

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

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

  • This month we're going to look at some organisational antipatterns. We'll have a chat about our tactics for surviving them - and destroying them!

    We'll be on a whistle stop tour of silos, reactivity, blame culture, and death by committee - or you can bring your own organisational dysfunctions to talk about.

    Thanks to Louise McMahon for offering to facilitate.

    We have the space from 6pm to meet, mingle and make tea, and we'll be experimenting with starting at 6:30pm.

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

  • This event is all about #TartanTeamwork!

    Effective teamwork comes about with the right tools, the right people, and the right practices. If you are an Atlassian customer, tools such as Jira and Confluence form an essential part of the teamwork formula.

    Industry events such as Atlassian Summit are a great opportunity to be inspired and gain product insights from Atlassian staff, partners, and product evangelists. Until now, the majority of events in the UK have taken place in London and the South East.

    As Scotland’s only Atlassian Solution Partner, we’re delighted to launch this brand new event in Scotland. Join our team along with other Scottish businesses that rely on Atlassian solutions to inspire effective teamwork!

  • Details coming soon.

  • 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.

  • You have most likely heard of Wikipedia but what are Wikidata, Wikimedia or Wiki Commons?

    In this session you'll learn about - and get to try - a range of tools that have been built by Wikimedia volunteers to enable both the easy visualisation of information and data, and to streamline the crowdsourcing of things like pictures of listed buildings.

    This is a practical evening workshop hosted by Code The City, Dr. Sara Thomas, Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK, who will lead an introductory session on Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. No experience is necessary.

    This session is aimed at those with an interest in local history and culture, those who have a museums, galleries, libraries or archives background, or who just want to learn more about the Wikimedia projects and how they can get involved in improving existing data for Aberdeen and the North East. This will be an easy, informal introductory session.

    You can bring a laptop or tablet to try 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.

  • 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!