TechMeetup Glasgow Tonight 6.30pm Talks on School Pupils & Tech + OpenGL/WebGL

TechMeetup Glasgow is back TONIGHT on the 5th Floor of the School of Computing.

Besides drinks, pizza, and a natter we’ve two great talks on offer:

Aileen Hamilton
Encouraging school pupils to follow a career in the world of Technology.
Daniel Livingstone and Andrew Richards
Khronos: Leading OpenGL, WebGL and many others. 

As ever, the event is free and no sign-up is necessary.

TechMeetup is made possible by the amazing financial support from the University of GlasgowNeoSkyScanner and small donations from community members. Thank you all.

See you TONIGHT at 6.30pm.
5th Floor
School of Computing
18 Lilybank Gardens
G12 8QQ
by Hillhead Underground
Glasgow Westend

Here’s a Google Map to the venue.

For queries email Ijonas Kisselbach (

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Aileen Hamilton before at my induction to the STEM Ambassador program ( The program is important to help give pupils role models within STEM industries as well as knowledge of the industries. Often teachers do not have practical experience of what they are teaching in a real world environment; by giving teachers the resources to do this, we can help inspire the next generation of programmers, engineers, scientists, statisticians that will be joining our industries. It should be an interesting talk, and hopefully inspire more people to get involved.
As usual I will be hanging around afterwards to continue the discussions in Brel over a few beers.

Huge Collection of Free Microsoft eBooks

Spotted that Microsoft Sales Excellence Program Manager – Eric Ligman is giving away a load of free eBooks, that developers might be interested in. I don’t currently work with any of the technologies but have seen a few in action and they seemed impressive (at least when using the entire Microsoft stack).

Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server



Techmeetup Glasgow – Wednesday 24th April

I will be attending next week’s Techmeetup in Glasgow. This month rather than 2 speakers the event will play host to an evening of lightning talks. I had thought about doing a talk on STEM ambassadors but I’ve been busy moving jobs and missed last month’s induction session(a talk for another day it seems) . Pizza and beer will be provided as always from the sponsors. After talk discussions and drinks in Brel till late are likely to follow if you can’t make the main event.

More details can be found in open tech calendar –

Monthly Developer Hangout – Hackdays and Codecamps

Next Thursday (25th) I will be attending the monthly Developer Hangout on Google+. This month’s discussion topic is on hackdays and codecamps; who benefits from them and what do they involve?

Should be an interesting discussion. Admittedly I’ve yet to manage to attend a hackday for various reasons, although I am keen to get along to one. I will be bringing up the potential benefits as experimenting with new technologies and methods that I don’t have opportunities to try in my daily development role that could benefit my code.

Developer Hangout

BCS presentation on SAP

This evening I will be attending the monthly BCS Glasgow Branch meeting.

“The main focus is going to be on two SAP products that look to accelerate the Business Warehouse – SAP HANA and BWA. This is of particular importance in todays world of Business Analytics.
The presentation will also look at how to guage what size of implementation is required.”
Refreshments will be available from 6:00pm, and the meeting will start at 6:30pm.
Details can be found on the Glasgow BCS Branch site.
Update Jan 14th @ 17:43 : due to work, I am now unable to attend the event.