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  • OWASP Scotland is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Two interesting talks this month on Cyber Terror and Responsible Disclosure. See below URLs for further details.

  • Building Cross-Platform Server-Side Data APIs

    Front ends are cool but mostly useless without data. Sure, some of your data sources provide REST APIs so you can just write queries directly against them but that is so old school. Instead, you can build back end APIs that address the specific data needs of your web application and relieve front end devs from tangling with database schema, query syntax and other distractions. In this session you’ll learn the basics of creating a back end API as well as some smart architectural guidance to make moving data between your front end and your data store. We'll start with an ASP.NET Core Web API, EF Core and a relational database, then look at a data API built with Azure Functions to support a Cosmos DB document database.

    About Julie

    Julie Lerman is a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP (since 2003), software coach and consultant. You can find Julie presenting at conferences around the world on Entity Framework, Domain Driven Design and...

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

  • Thinking of learning to code?

    Whether you're looking to change career or get to grips with the fundamentals of web and software development, we have a course to suit you.

    Come and hear about our established 16-week software development course.

    You'll get to meet our instructors and find out more about what it's like to work in the Scottish tech industry.

  • This talk is at INTERMEDIATE level and of special interest for WEBSITE OWNERS, BLOGGERS and MARKETING specialists.

    In this talk Kayleigh will be showing the various features of the Jetpack plugin, from its built in analytics, to form and portfolio building, and how you can use the Jetpack plugin to improve your site’s visibility.

    She will use real examples from her own site to show how much you can do with this one plugin.

    * About the Speaker:

    Kayleigh is a WordPress Support Specialist at 34SP.com .

    She works supporting customers with their WordPress related issues and enjoys using WordPress in her personal as well as professional life, and also enjoys contributing to the community.

  • The event is free to attend for all ScotlandIS members.

    Join ScotlandIS for a discussion with Scotland’s Brexit Minister Michael Russell MSP, exploring what the exit from the European Union could mean for Scotland’s digital technologies sector.

    This will be an opportunity for ScotlandIS members to get an update on the state of the Brexit negotiations from Mr Russell, ask him questions and put your views to him.

    How has the referendum result affected your business so far (if at all)? What opportunities do you see in relation to Brexit for you and the digital tech sector in general? What concerns do you have? What would you like Scottish Government to focus on? Come along and let the Minister know.

    Light refreshments and a buffet will be available.

  • 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.

  • The drone and quadcopter enthusiasts of the hackspace invite you to bring your flying machines and projects along for repairs, upgrades, as well as help and guidance for those interested in getting into the hobby. There will also be demonstrations and flying of micro-drones.

  • 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.

  • We meet in the Filmhouse cafe and code / chat for around atmosphere. Its a very friendly atmosphere and welcoming to beginners / coders of all abilities.

    Check out our website for more information and to read blog posts by our members

  • 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 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

  • We are Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious entrepreneurs.

    This spring we're taking Tech Nation on Tour to mark the launch of our Tech Nation 2018 Report.

    Tech Nation on Tour is an invitation-only event for founders, entrepreneurs, investors and tech ecosystem partners. We want you to be part of the conversation as we tour 11 cities across the UK.

    Join us to take a closer look at the most comprehensive mapping of the digital tech ecosystem to date and learn more about Tech Nation and our exciting plans for the future.

    When: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 08:30-11:30
    Where: The Bradfield Centre, Central Working Cambridge, Unit 184 Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge CB4 0GA

    Agenda
    08:30 - Arrival, networking and refreshments
    09:30 - Welcome by Gerard Grech, CEO Tech Nation
    09:35 - Keynote
    09:45 - Tech Nation Report findings by Dr George Windsor, Head of Insight, Tech Nation
    10:00 - Insight Q&A with the Tech Nation Insight Team
    10:10 - Panel
    11:00 - Chair round up and...

  • Hi MOT Edinburgh!

    This month’s talk comes from Kyle McEvoy, Director of QA at FanDuel. Kyle is going to explore what a Full Stack Tester means to him.

    Synopsis below
    You may have heard of the term full-stack developer but have you come across the term full-stack tester?

    As a tester, in an organization that provides software as a service, you probably find yourself testing your product features solely via desktop, web or mobile clients. In a lot of circumstances, this is a sound approach but could your team benefit from you being able to test the underlying systems that serve the data to your clients too?

    As test leader or community in your organization, what benefits would cultivating such a shift in skillset of your testers bring to your teams and how might this be done and what challenges might you face?

    In this talk, Kyle will provide an interpretation of what a full-stack tester is, how this aspect of the software testing role at FanDuel came to be and the benefits...

  • Come along for an exciting, dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurial event with an exclusive guest speaker: Edinburgh's Entreprenurial Investor - Iain Taylor.

    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 with Iain Taylor

    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

    Bring a friend or two!

    See you soon

    The League of Entrepreneurs Edinburgh Meetup Team

    WANT TO RAISE...

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

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity! we hope that with enough interest we can organize yarn-bombing activities around the city!

    You can buy fairly cheap material from Swansea Market to start with, and we have a small selection of material in stock on the day if you if you don't have any yourself. If you are looking to learn try to choose bright coloured thick yarn (acrylic is perfect to learn on) and large knitting needles or crochet hooks! If you are already a knitter or a crocheter bring your project with you for everyone to admire and get inspired!

  • If you don’t work in digital, it can be very hard to know where to start.
    legup.social is a free to attend event for small businesses, charities and social enterprises. At the event you'll be paired with a mentor from the digital community to help you get what you need from digital.

  • Sharon Moore, Industry Technical Leader for Travel & Transportation, IBM
    Blockchain is not just about ticketing in T&T

    Sharon is tasked with innovating with, and leading the design of technical solutions for IBM’s clients in the travel and transportation industry. She also provides leadership to the technical community and works to increase IBM’s relevance to and eminence in this marketplace. Sharon’s qualifications for this role are built on several years of experience of consulting with IBM’s clients in digital engagement solutions and systems underpinned with intelligence, and also working as lead architect on several integration programmes within IBM’s services divisions.
    Sharon is a board member of CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems. She was recently presented with the 'Inspirational Women in Leadership"'award at the inaugural Scotland Women in Technology Awards. Sharon has been included in a PWC article in The Scotsman as a top 10 Digital Disrup...

  • Join the LJC on Thursday 24th May where we are pleased to welcome Stephen Colebourne who will be discussing Upcoming Java Language Changes.

    ***This is a placeholder for the event which is being run on Eventbrite. See the full details and register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk ***

    Talk Details:

    What Java language changes are on their way? How will they make your coding life easier? In this talk, we'll take a look at a range of new features being developed by Project Amber and Project Valhalla to get a good overview of Java's future. Come along and be prepared to give your opinions on the new features!

    Bio:

    Stephen Colebourne is Engineering Lead, Platform at OpenGamma, the creators of Strata. He is best known for his work on open source Java with the "Joda projects". As a Java Champion and JavaOne Rock Star speaker, he continues to push Java forward.

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  • Want to ask one of Canada's most innovative Entrepreneurs a startup/scaling question?

    During this LIVE online Ask Me Anything event you will have the opportunity to ask Shaun Jamieson your questions, or simply watch the community’s discussion unfold.

    Shaun successful scaled two SaaS Startups and was a Bar Raiser at Amazon.

    Here's an excerpt from a interview Shaun did with Techvibes:

    "Can you give me a sense of your role and what you do as CEO of your company? What are your goals?

    It’s my job to set and communicate our vision and to have the right team, focused on the right objectives, with enough cash in the bank to crush our goals. My main goals right now are taking the product from good to great, accelerating customer acquisition, and building bench strength that I can rely on as we grow. Day to day I jump between product, customer acquisition, and retention. I’m the person who needs to step back and objectively look at what everyone is doing and decide where to double...

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

  • We're an inclusive group of game developers in Edinburgh, meeting up for co-working, playtesting and chat.

    We meet every Saturday from 1pm in the Levels cafe, everyone welcome, just bring yourself and something to work on, experience optional.

  • 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.

  • A networking group for people interested in technology, either as a hobby or professionally. Very relaxed chat with food and drink provided. Sponsored by Skyscanner, Cultivate and Informatic Ventures.

  • This is information is to publicise another organisation's event, see the event details here www.cl.cam.ac.uk and book a place via FIPR's Eventbrite page www.eventbrite.co.uk

    For background on FIPR's birthday and this event see Prof. Ross Anderson's blog at the University of Cambridge Computer Lab - www.lightbluetouchpaper.org
    "On May 29th there will be a lively debate in Cambridge between people from NGOs and GCHQ, academia and Deepmind, the press and the Cabinet Office. Should governments be able to break the encryption on our phones? Are we entitled to any privacy for our health and social care records? And what can be done about fake news? If the Internet’s going to be censored, who do we trust to do it?"

    To actually reserve a place at this event book via FIPR's Eventbrite page www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • We meet in the Filmhouse cafe and code / chat for around atmosphere. Its a very friendly atmosphere and welcoming to beginners / coders of all abilities.

    Check out our website for more information and to read blog posts by our members

  • 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.

  • Security Scotland Chapter 12!
    Twitter: @SecScotland

    WEDNESDAY May 30th at Skyscanner, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

    Speakers:

    TURING'S TESTERS (St Kentigern’s Academy);
    Amina Tahir
    Rachel Cooper
    Erykah Boland
    @turingstesters

    HARRY McLAREN (ECS)
    @cyberharibu

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

    Beers/soft drinks after at a venue TBC

  • Hi Gophers,

    Join us and write some Go code together! 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 meetup is kindly being hosted by 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!

  • 7.00pm - Introduction and News

    7.15pm - TBC

    8.15pm - Break

    8.20pm - TBC

    9.30pm - Thank You's

  • Come for a wee tipple or two, mingle with CodeBase team, tenants and the wider techie & digital community.
    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.

  • EVENT DETAILS




    18:00 REGISTRATION




    18:15 - 18:20 WELCOME




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




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





    18:30 - 18:50 TBC




    A full description of this talk will be added soon.




    18:50 - 19.10 TBC




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    19:10 - 19:30 TBC




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




    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS





    SOCIAL MEDIA



    Website: www.iotSct.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi31

  • Join us on the 31st May for the third Front End Sheffield User Group, based at the Cantor Building at Sheffield Hallam University. Front End Sheffield is a bi-monthly event which alternates with Sheffield JS.

    This month we'll be welcoming three speakers:

    Our first talk to kick off the night will be by Kevin, He'll be giving us an introduction to writing a Sketch Plugin.

    Kevin is an SVG and PDF wrangler at Bohemian Coding. Check out his Twitter: twitter.com

    Our second talk of the night is by Richard Miller from Inviqa and Amy Benson from AutoDesk. They will be talking about the Asylum Journey, a tech4good project that started in a hackday and is now used by organisations in Sheffield (and soon beyond) to help refugees and asylum seekers.

    Check them out on Twitter:
    Richard - twitter.com
    Amy - twitter.com

    6:15pm - Doors
    6:30pm - Welcome
    6:40pm - Talk 1 + Q&A
    7:10pm - Talk 2 + Q&A
    7:40pm – Pub!

    Our event i...

  • We have a new venue - The University of Edinburgh- F.21 (7 George Square)

    Presentation 1: ‘Communication is King!’

    Merkle's David Thomas and Andreas Liljeberg discuss how companies can get better at talking to their customers by actually getting to know them first, and then communicating with them in a way that recognises their preferences and previous behaviour.

    In this presentation, David and Andreas discuss the limitations of the one-size-fits-all attitude to communication and what approaches are open to businesses as they seek to improve customer engagement. Whilst perfection is unobtainable, continuous improvement can reap significant benefits through successfully reaching and engaging with more customers to create the best possible interactions and grow lasting relationships.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    About Merkle:
    Merkle (www.merkleinc.com) is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency, helping our clie...

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • The LJC are pleased to welcome this evening's speaker, Jack Shirazi, who will discussing: 'Become A Guru: How To Solve Java Memory Leaks In Under 10 Minutes.'

    ***This is a placeholder for the event which is being run on Eventbrite. See the full details and register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk ***

    Talk Details:

    In this talk, Jack provides a consistent methodology for identifying whether you have a heap memory leak, analysing the memory to identify the leak, and determining the cause. He will focus on heap leaks, which are the most common Java memory leaks. Yes, this talk will make you a guru!

    Bio:

    Jack Shirazi works in the Performance and Reliability team at Hotels.com. He is the founder of JavaPerformanceTuning.com and author of Java Performance Tuning (O'Reilly), and has been an official Java Champion since 2005 and an LJC member since 2009.

    Jack has worked at all levels and all stages...

  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of APIness : The Secret to Happy Code

    We spend our lives working with systems created by other people. From the UI on our phones to the cloud infrastructure that runs so much of the modern internet, these interactions are fundamental to our experience of technology - as engineers, as developers, as users - and user experiences are viral. Great user experiences lead to happy, productive people; bad experiences lead to frustration, inefficiency and misery.

    Whether we realise it or not, when we create software, we are creating user experiences. People are going to interact with our code. Maybe those people are end users; maybe they're the other developers on your team. Maybe they're the mobile app team who are working with your API, or the engineers who are on call the night something goes wrong. These may be radically different use cases, but there's one powerful principle that works across all these scenarios and more - and it's called discoverability. In...

  • Come along to hear two great speakers giving updates on their work.

    6.30pm - Beer and Pizza

    7pm - Graeme Gordon, CEO of IFB and Vice Chair of Opportunity North East (ONE)’s Digital and Entrepreneurship programme, will explain what ONE-DE's plans and ambitions are, and how those will dovetail with, and support, the Aberdeen data community.

    7.45pm Dr. Eyad Elyan of RGU will present on "Learning from Data: A case study on analysing engineering drawings." Expect to hear a fascinating application of Machine Learning and AI, using Computer Vision to solve an industry problem.

    Many thanks to MBN Solutions and Data Lab for their support and sponsoring this meet-up.

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

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

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

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

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

  • We meet in the Filmhouse cafe and code / chat for around atmosphere. Its a very friendly atmosphere and welcoming to beginners / coders of all abilities.

    Check out our website for more information and to read blog posts by our members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Every month we have a technical talk. they can cover a wide range of topics, encompassing development, sysadmining how text is used.

    We meet in Sportsters Bar, 8 - 12 Princes Street Falkirk FK1 1LU from 6:30 pm and the evening is about chatting. All are welcome, it doesn't matter if it is your first time there, and it doesn't matter if you turn up with a notepad full of questions, there should be someone who can answer them.

    Look for a double table on the raised bit on the left with a fluffy Linux penguin on it.

  • Join us at our next JBUG Scotland event on Wednesday, 6th June where Eric Schabell, Global Technology Evangelist Director at Red Hat, will be hosting an AppDev in the Cloud workshop:

    "Ready to get hands-on with AppDev in the Cloud with container based services? This workshop will let you experience the wonders of Red Hat's open technologies for cloud-based container application development, letting you integrate multiple services into a polyglot cloud solution.

    In this workshop you're a developer working for Destinaisa, a travel agency that needs to set up its online bookings application backend services. You'll be given the OpenShift Container Platform, then you’ll install JBoss BRMS to work in the Destinasia discount rules. Once they are completed, you leverage Ansible playbooks to see infrastructure automation in action.

    Each playbook will deploy a new container-based service to support flight, hotel, car and discount rule queries from your application. In total you will b...

  • Cancel
    -led!

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

    There is likely to be a cover charge for these courses to cover the tool usage fees and materials consumed during the course, a full list of dates and fees will be published shortly. Each course is hands on, you will be instructed in the correct procedures and then be expected to demonstrate them for the examiner.

  • 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 Paradise Palms 41 Lothian St, Edinburgh EH1 1HB. 5:30pm start.

    See you there!

  • We've got a couple of great speakers lined up and an exciting new venue for this month too. With a proper projector and screen to boot!

    Join us at the Electric Works for an evening of security, skills and psychology. Thanks to Sky Bet Sheffield for providing the room and the beers.

    There's a slightly earlier than usual start of 6pm with talks kicking off at 6:30. We're anticipating a lot of Q&A on this subject too, so we'll almost certainly disband to a local public house afterwards to continue the chat.

    First up, Scott Storey with 'How to include security in your testing'.

    Security is hard, or at least everyone in security would like you to believe that. It’s surrounded in mystery and a seemingly impenetrable area for anybody other than “security professionals” to do.

    I made the move from test to security and in reality, lots of it is the same.

    This talk will take you through how I made the switch and what tools and techniques testers can bring in to begin including security...

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

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

  • Join us at a local bar/eatery to chat about C++ and get to know the local C++ developer community. Food and drinks not provided. More details coming soon.

  • A monthly meet up for makers and hardware hackers in Glasgow. For anyone with an interest in making or hardware hacking regardless of level, beginner to expert. Meet ups will be a mix of demos, talks and teaching.

  • Monthly WordPress meetup in Sheffield

  • The LJC are pleased to welcome Barry Evans who will be presenting 'Java Challenges - An Interactive Quiz Testing You!'

    Join us and learn the concepts behind 10 Java challenges and eliminate stressful bugs.

    ***This is a placeholder for the event which is being run on Eventbrite. See the full details and register here:www.eventbrite.co.uk ***

    Bugs are a daily stress in our work as Java developers. Those pesky bugs hide behind important Java concepts; there is no way out of this. But can we have fun hunting them? You bet!

    How about solving a series of Java puzzles and challenges as a way to learn concepts and save a lot of time finding those tricky bugs?

    Together with Barry, attendees can solve fun Java challenges and gain a clear understanding of what causes the most stressful Java bugs—and have fun eliminating them from your projects.

    Speaker Details:

    Barry Evans is a seasoned web application engineer w...

  • 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.

  • We meet in the Filmhouse cafe and code / chat for around atmosphere. Its a very friendly atmosphere and welcoming to beginners / coders of all abilities.

    Check out our website for more information and to read blog posts by our members

  • Join us for CodeBase Unfiltered, our caffeine(or decaf) fuelled regular meeting of the minds, for techies & non-techies alike.

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris

  • 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.

  • Welcoming anyone involved or working in technology.

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

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

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

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity! we hope that with enough interest we can organize yarn-bombing activities around the city!

    You can buy fairly cheap material from Swansea Market to start with, and we have a small selection of material in stock on the day if you if you don't have any yourself. If you are looking to learn try to choose bright coloured thick yarn (acrylic is perfect to learn on) and large knitting needles or crochet hooks! If you are already a knitter or a crocheter bring your project with you for everyone to admire and get inspired!

  • Not planned yet

  • If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to. The idea is that people of all levels of ability can come along, collaborate, and discuss and/or show those aspects of WordPress that are of interest.

    This informal get-together is also ideal for anyone who is new to WordPress and looking to find out more. Hear other people share their knowledge and experience, such as:

    - how to know if my WP site is successful?
    - does security really affect my site?
    - tips on making my content (more) engaging
    - making my site work for mobile
    - recommendations on plugins , SEO, accessability
    - and much more ...

    Please note that whilst this meetup is free to attend, it cannot provide consultancy or tailored training. Despite saying that, we would hope to at least give you a 'steer' in the right direction or an independent opinion on approaches for...

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

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

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

  • The Docker Edinburgh meetup takes place at Codebase, in their Event Space, which is accessible from the entrance on 38 Castle Terrace. The Meetup will run from around 18h30 to 20h00, with further discussion afterwards in the pub! Cloudsoft will be sponsoring the meetup, and pizza and beer will be provided.

    Please let us know what sort of speakers or topics you would like to see at future Meetups, or if there are alternative formats like lightning talks that would prefer.

    We're always looking for new speakers, so please get in touch if you have something you'd like to present about Docker or the wider DevOps community!

    Speakers

    TBC

    Discussion

    Current Schedule

    18h30 - Pizza and beer (thanks, Cloudsoft)
    19h00 - First Talk
    19h30 - Second Talk
    20h00 - Discussion continues at an appropriate external venue...

    Look forward to seeing everyone!

  • This month we'll stick to one presentation, followed by a more informal discussion and/or drinks afterwards :)

    Speaker to be confirmed!

  • 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.

  • Sorry for the late notice, but I must push this out a month. This will be a virtual meeting, and my internet is just too poor this week even attempt it. :(

    It's Time To Stop Stalling: Mobile App and Video Performance
    Over 90% of mobile apps utilize network connections to download content. However, many apps have not fully optimized the transfer, causing delays and frustrating customers. In this talk, we'll look at how to profile the network transfers made in your mobile app or website, and walk through a number of best practices to identify and resolve. After this talk, you will know how to test for network inefficiencies, identify some common issues, and be able to resolve them in your code.

    Presented by Doug Sillars

  • The openstreetmap community in Edinburgh have a social meeting every month, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm at the Guildford Arms. Everyone is welcome, including those from outside the Edinburgh area, to come and meet with us. We will try and have either a hi-vis vest and/or OSM related flyers/posters on the table. This is an opportunity to meet with others and hear about what's going on, learn new mapping techniques, and just generally discuss all things relating to maps, open data, GIS, etc.

  • • What we'll do

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

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

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

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

    • Important to know

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

  • Hi All,

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

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

    As always everyone is welcome, we have beginners and we have developers in our group, so please do come along regardless or your WordPress knowledge!

    The social gathering we have after the talk has been very beneficial for people to meet others interested in WordPress and even get tips and recommendations not associated with the topic of the night.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best,
    From all the organizers.

  • A regular monthly evening focusing on microcontrollers and basic electronics and how to use them. Each session will feature a short tutorial or example that demonstrates how you can use Arduino and related technologies to add interactivity to your projects. These sessions will also be the ideal forum to bring your own projects and questions along if you would like any advice or help.

  • Don’t miss Host in Scotland, brought to you by ScotlandIS and Scottish Futures Trust.


    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 including Gartner, Cisco and Schneider 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.


    Time: 2pm – 5pm with refreshments and networking thereafter (Registration from 1.30pm)...

  • We are Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious entrepreneurs.

    This spring we're taking Tech Nation on Tour to mark the launch of our Tech Nation 2018 Report.

    Tech Nation on Tour is an exclusive event for founders, entrepreneurs, investors and tech ecosystem partners. We want you to be part of the conversation as we tour 11 cities across the UK.

    Join us to take a closer look at the most comprehensive mapping of the digital tech ecosystem to date and learn more about Tech Nation and our exciting plans for the future.

    When: Thursday 21st June 2018 18:30-21:30
    Where: CodeBase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 9DZ

    Agenda
    18:30 - Arrival, networking and refreshments
    19:30 - Welcome by Gerard Grech, CEO Tech Nation
    19:35 - Keynote
    19:45 - Tech Nation Report findings by Dr George Windsor, Head of Insight, Tech Nation
    20:00 - Insight Q&A with the Tech Nation Insight Team
    20:10 - Panel
    21:00 - Chair round up and thank you
    21:00 - Networking and refreshments
    21:30 - Eve...

  • Presentation 1 -‎ Peak - Do Great Things With Data‎ - www.peak.ai

    Tom Liptrot - Head of Data Science at Peak - www.linkedin.com

    Using the ‘Perfect Prediction’ approach to problem formulation in Data Science

    What would you do differently if you could perfectly predict the future? What's the key bit of information that would help you, if only you could foresee it? This talk will reveal how answering these questions can help design a data science strategy in business.

    Systematic problem formulation is an often-overlooked element of Data Science. Many data-driven analyses provide interesting insights without giving an obvious way to exploit them. At Peak, we are often approached by businesses who are overwhelmed with data, but don't know what to do with it. Here, Tom will explain how considering what you would do if you had flawless foresight can provide a framework for solving real-world business problems using data science.

    Presentation 2 - TBC

  • A monthly Software Crafters meet-up, switching between katas, exercise, lean coffee, and guided conversations.

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

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

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

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

  • A networking group for people interested in technology, either as a hobby or professionally. Very relaxed chat with food and drink provided. Sponsored by Skyscanner, Cultivate and Informatic Ventures.

  • This event is suitable for ALL SKILL LEVELS.

    WordPress is nothing without the numerous amounts of contributions that have made it into the CMS that it is today. When someone tells you that anyone can contribute to WordPress you may not believe them.

    In this talk Jenny will discuss how every contribution counts, and explain the different ways non-developers can start contributing back to the open source project we all love so much.

    * About the speaker

    Once a Web Developer, Jenny now works as a Community Engineer at Human Made. When she started, she didn't do anything else for two weeks but organize a local conference. She is often found being an open source community evangelist and has extensive experience as a conference speaker and organiser.

    Her days vary from solving issues on event sites, supporting event organisers, loudly cheering people on to contribute back to open source, and coming up with crazy ideas to help improve participation experiences in open source projects.

    If...

  • 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.

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

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

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Chris & Caroline

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

    The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity! we hope that with enough interest we can organize yarn-bombing activities around the city!

    You can buy fairly cheap material from Swansea Market to start with, and we have a small selection of material in stock on the day if you if you don't have any yourself. If you are looking to learn try to choose bright coloured thick yarn (acrylic is perfect to learn on) and large knitting needles or crochet hooks! If you are already a knitter or a crocheter bring your project with you for everyone to admire and get inspired!

  • 7.00pm - Introduction and News

    7.15pm - TBC

    8.15pm - Break

    8.20pm - TBC

    9.30pm - Thank You's

  • EVENT DETAILS




    18:00 REGISTRATION




    18:15 - 18:20 WELCOME




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




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





    18:30 - 18:50 TBC




    A full description of this talk will be added soon.




    18:50 - 19.10 TBC




    A full description of this talk will be added soon.




    19:10 - 19:30 TBC




    A full description of this talk will be added soon.




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




    19:50 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS





    SOCIAL MEDIA



    Website: www.iotSct.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com

    Twitter: www.twitter.com

    Hashtags: #iotsct #iotedi32

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