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

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • 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.

  • Monday sessions for quiet project work - less manic and more work focussed than the social Tuesdays.
    If you've got a tough nut to crack, something to solder or code to forge, come and play!

    All are welcome, and supervised guests of course.
    This shall run every second Monday, maybe every Monday if there's demand or a crunch on to get something done!

    Someone shall be in the space from 20:00 on Monday to get some mad hax done.
    Ping a message to the list and come join us so no one kills themselves with a soldering iron or whatever.

  • * WordPress Helpdesk *

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

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

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

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

    * Networking *

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

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

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

  • All work and no play make Jack and Jill dull hackers. So come to the Hackspace, and lets use that deck of Cards Against Humanity and those board games we have in the library!

    Bring your own, too, as long as they're simple to explain and play, won't take up all the evening, and won't cause an everlasting blood feud between players (so, no Monopoly)

  • 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.

    The Lean Agile Glasgow Team

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

  • Blockchain for Java developers

    What is blockchain and why do we care? You might have heard about hash chains, blockchains, Merkle tree, UTXO, Crypto accumulator, but what do they actually mean? Why are those concepts so powerful that they could fuel such a revolution? Now all of these concepts are great but where and how would you apply them to a project?

    In this session, we will take you through the basic concepts behind blockchain, explore the type of use cases where blockchain can make a difference and introduce you to a real-life example of a Java application leveraging Hyperledger Fabric.

    This talk is aimed at developers and architects who are keen to learn more about Blockchain.

    About the speaker

    As an IBM Certified IT Architect with over 20 years of experience, Luc Desrosiers has the chance to work in different roles: developer, consultant, pre-sales architect. He recently moved with his family from Canada to the UK to join one great lab: IBM Hursley. This is where he had t...

  • The Modern Testing Principles - Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

  • [Please note the usual location of this event has changed to CodeBase]

    Hi Gophers,

    Join us and write some Go code together - bring your laptops if possible! This is an opportunity to join other Gophers and work on projects, play with the newest library or just chat about all things Go.

    This meetup is for people of any level of experience and will be a great environment to ask/answer questions and share some knowledge with each other.

    This event is kindly being sponsored iZettle. Pizza and refreshments will be on offer, not to mention the expertise of some of their developers.

    So, whether you're struggling to set up your GOPATH or digging through Go's compiler, come along and write some Go.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with me through meetup.com, @edinburghgo on twitter or by email at [masked].

    Hope to see you all there!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    19:15: Break

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

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

  • In a special one-off meet up, The Data Lab, MBN Solutions, ScotlandIS, and Scottish Business Resilience Centre are teaming up to bring together leaders in cyber security for an evening of networking and talks. This meet up will coincide with the National Cyber Security Centre's CYBERUK conferece happening in Glasgow. We are hoping to keep the conversations going that were started at this event.
    The topic of the evening will revolve around "If They Can't See It, They Won't Be It". How can Scotland lead the charge on getting more females into Cyber? The talks will discuss this, among other more general cyber themes.

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

  • This month we've got a change of venue, a change of format and a change of... well... just about everything!

    We're holding a crossover event with SHINDIG (www.shindigdev.com). They're a local group of independent games developers who mainly work as individuals or small teams.

    We're starting off with a couple of talks about the highs and lows of games development and games testing, followed by a bit of a hands on session. We've invited some developers to bring their projects along and let a room full of testers loose on them! Our game devs get some valuable feedback and our testers get to apply their skills to something a bit different and hopefully a bit more fun!

    We're in the Old Queens Head this month, so you can stay and play until closing time if you like.

    As always, 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 Meetup page or on www.twitter.com for details of upcoming events.

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  • Thanks to Janis Wong for agreeing to travel to present at this session.
    As usual, we'll be starting around 19:00 BST.

    The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) reinforces
    existing data subject rights in an attempt to rebalance power between
    citizens and the increasingly sizeable and international companies that
    are collecting and exploiting data from them. The GDPR introduces one
    new data subject right, and the focus of this talk, Article 20 the right
    to data portability (RtDP). The RtDP aims to allow data subjects to
    obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across
    different services.

    As no empirical research has been done to assess the RtDP, we exercise
    the right by making 230 real-world data portability requests across a
    wide range of data controllers. The RtDP is interesting to study as it
    operates under a framework that aims to be technologically neutral while
    requiring specific technologies for implementation. Our research
    ass...

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

  • CREPES & COFFEE BREAFAST @ 108 THE MOOR- Join us for the first volunteer meetup on Friday 26th April between 10:00-13:00 to plan for the AR' City Festival. RSVP here (please let us know any dietary needs)


    We are looking for a small team to help us prototype some of the concepts in the ideas bank (see website). These installations will be showcased in 3 of the largest festivals in the city; Festival of Debate, Pint of Science, and Mobile University at the Millennium Gallery.


    What is AR' City?

    Playable City Video- youtu.be
    Overview of Ar' City and the Ideas Bank- aalfy.org
    Proof of concept - issuu.com

    Taking the concept of the Playable City, Ar’ City uses ‘creative tech’ interventions made by young people to prompt citizens to re-think everyday moments and form memorable shared experiences. The aim is to develop a tech festival showcasing the ideas developed by young people and supporting organisations in She...

  • Strange yet familiar sounds presented in the dark by award-winning composers offers a new way to experience music

    A weekend of incredible music. Sound Junction is a festival of acousmatic music - a type of music that draws on any and all recordable sound in order to create powerful and immersive musical environments which engage with and contort the way in which we perceive sound.

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Strange yet familiar sounds presented in the dark by award-winning composers offers a new way to experience music.

    A weekend of incredible music like no other. Sound Junction is a festival of acousmatic music - a type of music that draws on any and all recordable sound in order to create powerful and immersive musical environments which engage with and contort the way in which we perceive sound.

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

    Mark Russinovich ready for Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

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

  • Strange yet familiar sounds presented in the dark by award-winning composers offers a new way to experience music.

    A weekend of incredible music like no other. Sound Junction is a festival of acousmatic music - a type of music that draws on any and all recordable sound in order to create powerful and immersive musical environments which engage with and contort the way in which we perceive sound.

  • Strange yet familiar sounds presented in the dark by award-winning composers offers a new way to experience music

    A weekend of incredible music. Sound Junction is a festival of acousmatic music - a type of music that draws on any and all recordable sound in order to create powerful and immersive musical environments which engage with and contort the way in which we perceive sound.

  • Description
    29 April 2019 - 1pm - The Intelligence of Things
    Dr Mercedes Bunz, Kings College London
    RC204 - Information School

    Artificial intelligence – data analysis and machine learning - drives many internet of thing devices from the speaking Siri on our phones to self-driving cars or smart cities. Devices are tracking and tracing their users and communicating with them, processing data and learning about their environment. In her talk, Mercedes will analyse how the agency of technology introduced by intelligent things is currently negotiated. Using critical discourse analysis, the first step will be to contrast technologies that are making things ‘intelligent’ with the way tech companies but also the media address this intelligence. In her second step, she will then focus on the potential of things which that sense their environment, which they offer through their data.

    Mercedes Bunz is Senior Lecturer in Digital Society at the Department of Digital Humanities, King's Coll...

  • Our next Edinburgh DataVis Meetup features:

    *Graham McGowan, ISD (Information Services Division) Scotland (part of NHS National Services Scotland)

    I’ll discuss the Scottish Atlas of Variation, which presents a range of indicator-based maps at Health Board of Residence and Local Authority of Residence level, by financial year. The Atlas aims to highlight any geographical variation that exists in the provision of health services and associated health outcomes.
    It is designed to facilitate discussion and raise questions about why differences exist and help to promote quality improvement through this conversation. As the Scottish Atlas of Variation develops, it will become an important tool to support Realistic Medicine by helping to identify and eliminate unwarranted variation, and the reduction of harm and waste within healthcare.
    Visualisations in the Atlas are built in Tableau and are inspired by similar projects in other countries, including England, New Zealand and Australia. After...

  • Revolution, Evolution and Adoption of Blockchain Tech (Panel Discussion)

    This event will be a panel discussion involving attendees. It will be an open forum for questions.

    I am VERY conscious we don't have any female panelists (for now) - I've reached out to my network already. Please let me know if you know anyone who would be interested in participating - [masked]

    Host - Paul Forrest - Chairman, MBN Solutions - www.linkedin.com

    Paul has some twenty-five years experience of helping businesses to solve complex business problems, deliver their transformation goals and to achieve tangible strategic outcomes.

    Panelist 1 - Peter Ferry - Founder & Commercial Director at Wallet.Services - www.linkedin.com

    Peter earned his spurs as a software developer spanning the adoption of the PC and the Internet. As a hotshot techie he co-founded Microsoft Scotland and spent much of the dot com boom in the large financial services institutions of Scotland...

  • Distilling Agile for Effective Execution

    The objective of agility in software is to fulfil evolving customer requirements while delivering high quality software on time and within budget. A number of agile methodologies have been developed promising to achieve this objective. But their adoption has proven to be challenging leading to cargo culting and bikeshedding practices that challenge project success. A review of Agile Manifesto and principles of agile methodologies distills them into 3 fundamental components. This talk suggests that a disciplined pursuit of these fundamentals while adopting agile practices increases an organisation’s chances of success.

    Reduction is key to agility. It is of fundamental consequence to not just iteration planning and execution but in all aspects of project execution. Smaller stories simplify estimation, implementation and pivoting in addition to reducing intra-team dependencies. Smaller merge sizes reduce risk of merge conflicts and enable focused...

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

  • Our next ProductTank Edinburgh event will be held on the 30th April at CodeBase with a focus on Cyber Security. We have the following exciting speakers lined up who will be sharing their experiences and challenges of building cyber security products, as well as the importance of building security into existing products.

    Matt Little
    Matt is currently a VP of Engineering for Security Analytics within Fortinet. Prior to this he was the CTO and one of the founding members of ZoneFox which was recently acquired by Fortinet. While CTO he helped build and launch the ZoneFox portfolio and was a key driver in the growth and scaling of ZoneFox. Matt is also on a number of boards and was recently on the judging panel for Scottish Edge. Matt will cover the challenges of building successful cyber security products while being a new-entrant to the market and a largely unknown start-up located in Scotland.

    Stu Hirst
    Stu is currently Head of Cloud Security at PhotoBox Group and has also worked...

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Agenda to follow...

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

  • Transparent, Meritocratic & Peer-owned: Open Source Technology and the 21st Century Cooperative

    This event will bring together experts and innovators in the field of open source technology and the co-operative movement. We'll be examining the similarities in the two movements, in terms of the philosophies and decentralised organising methods. We'll be delving into how and why these movements are breaking away from mainstream for-profit companies and technologies.

    Terry Tyldesley
    Terry is a producer and musician, and Chair of Resonate, a new, ethical music streaming co-operative harnessing blockchain technology. Resonate is out to create a fairer music ecosystem using a #stream2own model, and by building a variety of artist-empowering services. It is going open source and believes sharing technology is vital for the co-operative movement.

    Nic Wistreich
    Nic is an active contributor to the open-source community, with a particular interest in the world of film and cinema. He has wri...

  • Members only

    All members are invited and encouraged to attend, if you are unable to attend please nominate a proxy to vote in your place, full details of how can be found on the detail page linked above.

    All further details on the website

  • 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.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: PostGIS Introduction
    Module 2: Overview of SQL
    Module 3: Introduction to Spatial Databases
    Module 4: Spatial Data Loading Tools
    Module 5: Spatial Data in PostGIS
    Module 6: Spatial Querying
    Module 7: Visualising PostGIS Data

    CPD Points: 4

  • 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!

  • *** This a placeholder for the event which is being run on Eventbrite. Please register with your full name here - www.eventbrite.co.uk ***

    Hands on: Exploring Quarkus with Kotlin

    Let’s meet in the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs to write some code in good company. We plan to experiment how to develop microservices with Kotlin running on Quarkus, and are open to debate about the potential of this new very promising platform. We’ll start with a short introduction to Quarkus by Sanne Grinovero, followed by a hands on workshop together with Uberto Barbini, in which we’ll run Kotlin code on Quarkus and have fun with the revolutionary developer friendliness of both these technologies combined.

    No experience with Quarkus is necessary, no Kotlin experience is required either; proficiency of Java is highly recommended.

    Remember to bring your laptop with Java, maven and Kotlin configured on your IDE. GraalVM tools and Docker a...

  • Neuroscientist and composer Cliff Kerr teams up with Associate Artists Ligeti Quartet. Explore what happens when performers become composers in the most direct, yet subconscious way possible; by translating brain activity into musical scores, in real time.

    Leveraging recent advances in non-invasive EEG hardware and time series analysis methods this world premiere is surrounded by pieces which make use of some of the same elements. The shared consciousness represented in Lutos?awski’s masterminding of the aleatoric process; Ruth Crawford Seeger’s trailblazing use of textures in her highly original 1931 string quartet where the whole is greater than the sum of individual parts and Feshareki's slowly cumulative exploration of open strings and harmonics.

    This is a Pay What You Think concert. You need to pre-book your ticket(s) then are asked to ‘pay what you think’ once the concert is finished. Payments can be made by cash or text message. Front of House staff will be around to help...

  • 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.

    Course Outline
    Module 1: PostGIS Introduction
    Module 2: Getting Started with PostgreSQL and PostGIS
    Module 3: PostgreSQL and PostGIS Installation
    Module 4: Spatial Database Design
    Module 5: Database Administration
    Module 6: Data Management
    Module 7: PostgreSQL Scalability

    CPD Points: 4

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

  • Join us at the RookieOven Drop In Day to get help from experts in the Scottish startup community. Our drop in days run on the first Friday of the month, and anyone is welcome to come along to find out more. This month we're taking the Drop In Day on tour to the Skyscanner offices on St Vincent Street.

    We're opening our doors for the day so that you can get first-hand advice from members of the community, including:
    Andrew Farquhar and Anoop Joshi from Skyscanner's legal team
    Andrew Sloane from Accelerated Digital Ventures
    Claire Foss from Waterfall PR
    Stuart Mackay from Grant Thornton
    Anders Jensen from Lawrie IP
    Michael and Chris from Add Jam
    Ray Calder from Scottish Enterprise

    Whether you're confused by data protection and legal agreements, looking to get your first bit of press coverage or you want to know more about investment and finances, we've got someone on hand to offer advice. It's the perfect opportunity to learn more about the RookieOven community and the Scott...

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • Are you an experienced coder, tester or designer that wants to contribute your skills to a socially and ecologically transformative project? Are you new to software and want to join a project that will help you develop your skills? Do you hate a series of vague questions attempting to lure you into something before you know enough to be excited?

    Then read on!

    The Open Food Network are thrilled to announce our first ever UK Hackathon. Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of May we’ll be nestling into Newspeak House to spend two days working on real issues for the global open source project. Together we hope to expand our exciting community, bring in new people that believe in what we do and share our experience in building a successful remote open source community. And of course we will share great food, laughs and fun!

  • 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.

  • WILL THERE BE A PRESENTATION? YES!

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

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

  • The RookieOven Meetup is an informal gathering of startup founders and enthusiasts. Meet like-minded people building tech products and catch up with what's going on in the Glasgow startup scene. Free to attend and open to all.

    Come along and grab a beer 🍻

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

  • Monday sessions for quiet project work - less manic and more work focussed than the social Tuesdays.
    If you've got a tough nut to crack, something to solder or code to forge, come and play!

    All are welcome, and supervised guests of course.
    This shall run every second Monday, maybe every Monday if there's demand or a crunch on to get something done!

    Someone shall be in the space from 20:00 on Monday to get some mad hax done.
    Ping a message to the list and come join us so no one kills themselves with a soldering iron or whatever.

  • EVENT DETAILS

    18:00 REGISTRATION

    18:15 - 18:20 WELCOME

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

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

    18:30 - 18:50 Douglas Shand (PWC)

    18:50 - 19.30 Speaker 2

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

    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS

    SOCIAL MEDIA

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

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi43

  • EVENT DETAILS

    18:00 REGISTRATION

    18:15 - 18:20 WELCOME

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

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

    18:30 - 18:50 Douglas Shand (PWC)

    18:50 - 19.30 Speaker 2

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

    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS

    SOCIAL MEDIA

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

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi43

  • 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.

  • 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 on the Mound at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 7th of May, 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 cofounders, people you can help)

    21:30 End of Meetup...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    7pm - 9pm Demos of DS techniques

    This will be a practical night with a demonstration of data science techniques. Numbers will be limited as we will change the room configuration.

    Bring a laptop and join in.

    Before booking a ticket, please tell us what you'd like to see:
    bit.do

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    Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

  • 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 split into two parts, Tom West presenting Introduction to Splunk for Developers and the second half will be Jamie Taylor presenting Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?!.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👩‍🏫 Splunk for Developers
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👩‍🏫 Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?!.
    - 🍻 Social @ www.sheffieldtap.com

    👉 *Introduction to Splunk for Developers*

    How to use log analytics to write more efficient applications and speed up delivery.

    Spend less time fixing and more time making! Ever wanted to see how your programs are performing? Easily identify errors? Despite its association as a security tool, Splunk has the potential to be a developer's best friend. And best of all, it can do so for free!

    Tom will run a live demo showing how easy it is to get data into Splunk from any application and highlight some of the benefits on offer in doing so. This will include some of his own real-world experiences including:
    • Reducing the amount of e...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Join us in our monthly meetup to discuss: the current state of digital rights, what we've done in the past month, and what we are planning to do in the upcoming 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

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

    And if you have any question feel free write us to
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  • Guest speaker Rhys Rustad-Elliott will be talking to us about emulators, after his mini-demo during the last meetup!

    "Writing an emulator that can run 30+ year old software on a modern computer is incredibly fun, and easier than you'd think. This talk will give an overview of how emulators work, and include demos of emulators for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Altair 8800, going over how they work at the source code level. No knowledge of computer hardware will be assumed."

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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, or even order food; 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.

  • Aberdeen Linux Users Group

  • We'll let you know the format and venue nearer the time.

    The Lean Agile Glasgow Team

  • 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.

  • Concerned about Government proposals to regulate social media platforms (and social media users)? Curious about the current state of digital censorship in the UK?

    Then join us in Oxford for an evening with Open Rights Group executive director Jim Killock as he reviews new Government plans to address “online harms” from bullying to terrorism, and how it could impact your right to free expression online.

    We’ll also discuss how you can make your voice heard by responding to the Government’s public consultation.

    This is a free event and no experience is necessary. All are welcome!

    Open Rights Group (ORG) exists to protect your rights in the digital world. We challenge the Government’s mass surveillance programme and stand up to Big Tech’s moves to control your personal data. With over 3,000 supporters across the UK, ORG has local activist groups in cities and towns across the UK.

  • 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!

  • The ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2019 showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses large and small – and the people who drive them.


    Running for nine years, these are the must-have awards in the Scottish digital industry. We shine a spotlight on the world-leading work and remarkable innovation happening in Scotland right now.


    Past winners include Arnold Clark, RBS, Skyscanner, Urban Tide, Mind of My Own, HotDocs, Digitonic and many more.

  • TBC

  • Reactive Relational Database Connectivity

    An increasing number of projects starts incorporating reactive programming. On their journey they start to discover that the only way to get the full benefit of that change is to ensure that they have a fully reactive stack.
    There are a number of messaging systems and data stores that enable a fully reactive stack, but there has been a big piece missing when it comes to accessing relational database systems in a fully reactive way.

    This talk presents the Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC) initiative. This project aims for what a reactive API would look like when paired with relational database access. This talk explains how the API works, the benefits of using it, and how it contrasts with the ADBA project proposed as a successor to JDBC.

    About the speaker

    Mark Paluch is a Software Craftsman working as Spring Data Engineer at Pivotal. He has a strong focus on reactive infrastructure and works on R2DBC, MongoDB, Redis, and Apa...

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

    GopherCon Singapore conflicts with our usual first Thursday of the month, so we're moving this meetup back by seven days.

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

    * Daniel Martí - Reimagining gofmt for Go 2.0
    * Unnamed Utility Warehouse Engineer - TBA
    * (empty slot)
    * (empty slot)

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

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

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

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

    Venue: www.shefftechparks.com
    Sponsors:
    *...

  • Speakers TBC

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

  • 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

  • Open evenings every Fri 6pm-9pm

    Sheffield Hackspace is a non-profit, member-run hackspace for central Sheffield. Together we’re building a workshop and community to help people get involved in “the creative use of technology and tools for projects in fields such as computing, robotics, machining, technology, digital art or electronic art“.

    We’re interested in whatever our members are interested in! Such as electronics (including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ESP8266), 3D printing and CAD, laser cutting, textiles (including clothing and kites), crafts, woodwork and metalwork, LoRaWAN and IoT, robotics and machine learning, photography...

    We’re always keen for new people to join who can swap ideas, learn from each other, and build new things. All skill levels welcome!

    Additionally we’re open every other Saturday from 11am - 6pm, and check out our website www.sheffieldhackspace.org.uk for info on the various interest groups that meet throughout the week.

  • We’re inviting individuals, companies and organisations to run your own events to create a week of fringe happenings leading up to the conference. It could be a meetup, some lightning talks, an exhibition, an open house, a film screening, a game-a-thon, a mini-hack, a debate - anything goes. If you need help finding a venue, or people to collaborate with, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help. We’ll also be promoting all the fringe events through our Festival publicity efforts.

  • 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.

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

  • 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).

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

  • Hi All,

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

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

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

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

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

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

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

  • The first Podcast Rebellion meet-up, in collaboration with the Sheffield Podcasters Network bringing together podcasters and anyone looking to begin their journey into podcasting for a few hours of chilled out podcast talk, a tour of the Sheffield podcast studio at Rebel Base Media and a live recording of Sheffield Hopcast, with participatory beer and pizza!

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

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

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

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

    We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month

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

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

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

    Module 2: Raster Analysis
    Interpolation
    Terrain analysis
    Reclassification
    Raster calculator

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

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

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

    Module 6: Plugins
    TimeManager
    Data Plotly
    Qgis2Web

    CPD Points: 4