Scott Logic Tech Talks: Tech Talks #2

Doors will be open at 6pm with a chance to grab a drink and some pizza before the talks begin at 6:30pm. Before and after the talks there will be an opportunity to network, meet some of the Scott Logic team and discuss all things tech.

// Jordan Bergin
// Java & Kotlin: An Anecdotal Comparison

Having used both Java and Kotlin on the backend professionally, Jordan Bergin has enjoyed the benefits, and suffered the pitfalls of both Java and Kotlin. There’s plenty of talks and blogs out there already outlining the key differences between the two, so instead of “yet another Java vs Kotlin” talk, Jordan will take you through his own experience of what made life easier – or harder – when switching between them. The differences covered range from the language features, ecosystems, and how each language impacts those around you.

Jordan joined Scott Logic last year as a Senior Developer with experience in clinical, social care and logistics systems. Today, this experience has been put to use on trading and banking projects.

// Stuart Grey
// From Idea To App Store

A journey through some of the questions we've asked, decisions we've made and challenges we've faced traversing mobile development for over 10 years. Covering design, technology and delivery - we'll take a look at how the landscape has evolved and the challenges designing and developing for iOS and Android brings.

Stuart is our Head of Consulting for Edinburgh and has been involved in mobile development since the early days of the iPhone. With a number of apps already under his belt, he helped Scott Logic to build ShinobiControls, a highly performant mobile charting product which was used worldwide by a wide range of businesses in multiple industries. ShinobiControls gave Stuart the opportunity to interact with a hugely diverse and wide-ranging set of app development teams. He has more recently worked to deliver enterprise-level apps in a number of sectors, ranging from challenger banks to energy and commodities markets.

Code of Conduct:
Scott Logic Evening of Tech Talks are intended for education, networking, and community. To ensure it is a welcoming, friendly environment all attendees, speakers and volunteers at any event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. We will enforce this code throughout our events.


Scott Logic Evening of Tech Talks are dedicated to providing an inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religious beliefs. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants or Tech Talks volunteers in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at our events, including the content of the talks. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave at the discretion of our event organising team.


Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, or religious beliefs. We do not tolerate sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other Tech Talk events, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event and any future Tech Talk events. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the Tech Event organising team immediately.

The organising team will be happy to help participants contact security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of our events. We value your attendance.

Thanks for making our events an inclusive and friendly environment.

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Attend, listen, engage, network, eat, drink and be techie. Scott Logic Evening of Tech Talks is a bi-monthly (sometimes monthly!) meetup which provides a forum for all disciplines and levels within Software Development.

We welcome people working within, or interested in, Software Development to listen to our experiences and insights on subjects such as Software Design, Development, Test, User Experience and Delivery.

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