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TechMeetup Glasgow is back on the 5th Floor of the School of Computing on 24 October from 6.30pm - thats' next Wednesday. 

Celebrating our anniversary we've got a special startup-themed evening planned for you. This months talks are two-fold:

What's RookieOven all about? 
You may have heard of RookieOven either through the blog or meetup but what is it actually trying to do any why? What's the motivation behind it, where is going and who is involved?" - Michael Hayes @mdhayes(https://twitter.com/_mdhayes)

"Seeu.at: The idea, technology and future" - Jamie McHale @jamiemchale(https://twitter.com/jamiemchale)

There'll be beer and pizza as usual and plenty of time before, between, and after the talks to catch up on the latest tech news & gossip. 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 Glasgow (http://www.gla.ac.uk/), NewContext (http://newcontext.com/) , ScottLogic (http://www.scottlogic.co.uk/), SkyScanner (http://www.skyscanner.net) and small donations from community members. Thank you all.

See you on the 24th of October, 2012 at 6.30pm.
5th Floor
School of Computing
18 Lilybank Gardens
G12 8QQ
by Hillhead Underground
Glasgow Westend


For queries email Ijonas Kisselbach (ijonas.kisselbach@gmail.com)
Techmeetup Glasgow : A Startup Night
Wed, October 24, 2012, 1:30 PM
5th Floor, School of Computing. Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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The video in this +RookieOven post is what I'm going to be talking about tonight:

http://www.rookieoven.com/2012/09/05/5-benefits-of-basing-your-startup-in-scotland/

Great video, would encourage folk to have a watch of it before the meetup this evening.
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TechMeetup Glasgow is back on the 5th Floor of the School of Computing on 22th of August from 6.30pm.

This months talks are two-fold:

Maria Farrell from the Open Rights Group will be talking about the Communications Data Bill and 
having a Q&A on Internet Policy

Technologies for Health and Wellbeing – Lessons Learned through Co-designing with Older Users
Dr Marilyn McGee-Lennon will give a brief overview of some of the projects she has been working on recently and highlight the co-design methods that have worked (and haven’t) and reveal some tips about how these methods can be used to develop better interactive technologies and experiences.

There'll be beer and pizza as usual and plenty of time before, between, and after the talks to catch up on the latest tech news & gossip. 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 Glasgow (http://www.gla.ac.uk/), EdgeCase (http://edgecase.com/), ScottLogic (http://www.scottlogic.co.uk/), SkyScanner (http://www.skyscanner.net/) and small donations from community members. Thank you all.

See you next 22th of August, 2012 at 6.30pm.
5th Floor
School of Computing
18 Lilybank Gardens
by Hillhead Underground
Glasgow Westend

Here's a Google Map (http://g.co/maps/n8zmn) to the venue.
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TechMeetup Glasgow is back on the 5th floor of the School of Computing on Wed 23th November from 6.30pm.

With a record turnout of 78 last month, with had to up the ante... This month we have three amazing talks lined up this month, 2 'lightning' and a main talk.

2 Lightning talks:
*Touching the Micron: Tactile Interactions with an Optical Tweezer, Stuart Lamont*
I will discuss the development of an iPad interface for manipulating microscopic particles which is augmented with vibrotactile and audio feedback.

*Interning at Google, Lauren Norrie*
As a student returning from an internship at Google, I have been given a new outlook on life in the office, particularly on how to stay motivated, productive and inspired. In this talk I will share some of my experiences from Munich and suggest how these may transfer to research life in Glasgow.

Main talk:
*Mass participation mobile software trials in the 'app store' age, Alistair Morrison*
The emergence of ‘app stores’ on a number of mobile platforms provides HCI researchers with a relatively easy means of recruiting very large numbers of trial participants from all over the world. As the practice of releasing research applications in this way is still relatively new, the HCI community has not yet developed a set of guiding principles or an understanding of what constitutes good practice. In this talk, I’ll share experiences from several large scale trials we’ve run in the University of Glasgow’s SUMgroup, covering issues such as recruitment, capturing log data, identifying users, performing qualitative evaluation and the new ethical challenges raised by this approach. I'll talk about the benefits we’ve gained and the challenges faced in running these trials.

There'll be beer and pizza as usual and plenty of time before, between, and after the talks to catch up on the latest tech news & gossip. As ever, the event is free and no sign-up is necessary.

We had an amazing turnout last month and call on you and the community to keep the excitement. Please broadcast this announcement far and wide.
Thanks for helping, it means a lot to us and is mightily appreciated.

We’d also like to thank Professor Roderick Murray-Smith for his support in making TechMeetup Glasgow possible, as well as EdgeCase, SkyScanner, and Informatics Ventures.

See you next November 23th, 2011 at 6.30pm.
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School of Computing
18 Lilybank Gardens
by Hillhead Underground
Glasgow Westend
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Introduction
We founded the TechMeetup because there is an abundance of events for entrepreneurs to meet investors and lawyers, and next to nothing for techies and tech. Considering the wealth of tech talent around (yes you), why haven’t we made the effort before to get to know everyone – see what else everyone is working on – get help on our projects from others – and talk about some of the cool stuff we’re doing – web apps, software, mobile apps, hardware, games…

Networking sounds like something that you do if you’re in PR or sales, so we don’t call it that and we don’t make it feel like that. There’s no name badges, no canapés. There’s just pizza and beer, a projector and a load of techies arguing about stuff. Come along to a TechMeetup and meet who else is involved in your tech scene.

Some other things of relevance

TechMeetup is free.

TechMeetup is about advancing our knowledge and meeting new people – it is not for presenting a sales pitch.

TechMeetup is proudly supported by its benevolent sponsor – currently Informatics Ventures, SkyScanner, Glasgow University, EdgeCase and Aberdeen University.

You can see past presentations on our Vimeo channel.

Our vanity URL on Google+ is http://plus.ly/techmeetup.