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  • Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 from 18:00 until 20:30 at the Citizen M, G2 3BW We’ll be on the ground floor lounge. If there’s no room there, we’ll move to the first floor lounge. Both spaces are fully accessible. Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will […] The post WordPress HelpDesk and Networking appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by WPGlasgow
  • Tuesday 18th December 2019, 18:30 at the Sir John Moore, 292 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8DD. This December, we’re planning to get together for a wee Xmas social. Just a  drink and nibble with friends and fellow WordPressers. The post Xmas social appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by WPGlasgow
  • Tuesday 27th November from 18:00 until 20:30 at the Old Sheriff Court (Scottish Youth Theatre venue), 105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF An evening of lightning talks on a variety of topics. The talks will be around 10 minutes long and a great introduction to new topics. There will also be time for Q&A and […] The post Lightning Talks appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Thu 25th Oct by WPGlasgow
  • Tuesday 23rd October at 18:00 at the Old Sheriff Court, SYT, 105 Brunswick St, G1 1TF (view on map) This month’s talk is of special interest for anyone who uses, or is thinking of using, their WordPress blog and social media to grow a following. There’ll be an opportunity to meet, discuss, and problem-solve for everyone […] The post “Build a Community with WordPress and Social Media”, by Luna Carmona appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Tue 2nd Oct by WPGlasgow
  • Tuesday 25th September 6:00pm at Citizen M’s, Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW (see map) This is the first of a new quarterly get-together for the WordPress Glasgow meetup. This new format has evolved from the popular Community Workshop we used to run before the summer break with some additions that we think will make it […] The post Website Health Check, HelpDesk and Networking appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 12th Sep by WPGlasgow

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  • Coding events for all ages to help build confidence and digital skills this September. National Coding Week returns to CodeClan from 17th September, a chance for anyone’s who’s been thinking of trying to code (and maybe a few who have never considered it) to come along to events in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Prosecco & Programming Our […] The post Write your first line of code this National Coding Week appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 7th Sep by CodeClan
  • Less than a month to go for the first WordPress Contributor Day in Scotland!  We have six confirmed teams, all with experienced leads from Scotland: Accessibility, Core – Gutenberg, Core – Data Privacy, Support, Theme Review, and Polyglots.  Join us on Saturday 8th September at the South Block to learn how WordPress is made and […] The post Contributor Day Registration’s Open! appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 15th Aug by WPGlasgow
  • Thursday 28th August, 18:00 at the Garment Factory, 10 Montrose Street, G1 1ET This workshop goes ‘back to basics’ to give you skills to amend your webpages. WordPress has great ‘page builder’ tools like the new Gutenberg editor or plugins like Divi or Elementor. They help you put together blocks into a page layout. However, […] The post Easy Introduction to HTML and CSS, by Derek York appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 15th Aug by WPGlasgow
  • The first WordPress Contributor Day in Scotland is coming to Glasgow on Saturday 8th September 2018! Glasgow’s George Square – photo credit George Hodan We have now an official website for the event from which all official announcements will be made. https://contributorday.wpglasgow.org You can refer to it to find out the event’s schedule and sign […] The post It’s official! appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 11th Jul by WPGlasgow
  • The first WordPress Contributor Day in Scotland is coming to Glasgow on Saturday 8th September 2018! Glasgow’s George Square – photo credit George Hodan We have now an official website for the event from which all official announcements will be made. https://contributorday.wpglasgow.org You can refer to it to find out the event’s schedule and sign […] The post It’s official! appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 11th Jul by WPGlasgow
  • Thursday 12 July, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. 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 […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, July appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Mon 2nd Jul by WPGlasgow
  • Thursday 12 July, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. 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 […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, July appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Mon 2nd Jul by WPGlasgow
  • A business can’t really be successful if it doesn’t have any customers. Your customers should be at the heart of what you do, but how do you find them to begin with? It may seem like the most daunting part of starting your own business, but it doesn’t have to be so bad.
    Posted Thu 7th Jun by RookieOven
  • With codebar Glasgow launching on Thursday 31 May, codebar Edinburgh student Claire Connachan explains why the free workshops are ideal for those new to coding. Learning to program has never been easy, but with the languages, frameworks and tools available these days, negotiating the coding landscape as a total newbie can feel like hacking your... Read More The post New to programming? Codebar should be part of your learning plan appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 24th May by CodeClan
  • Wednesday 27th June, 6:00pm at iCafe Merchant City. 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 […] The post How non-developers can contribute to WordPress, by Jenny Wong appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 23rd May by WPGlasgow
  • Wednesday 27th June, 6:00pm at iCafe Merchant City. 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 […] The post How non-developers can contribute to WordPress, by Jenny Wong appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 23rd May by WPGlasgow
  • Thursday 14 June, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. 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 […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, June appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 23rd May by WPGlasgow
  • Thursday 14 June, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. 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 […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, June appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 23rd May by WPGlasgow
  • With a background in Geography, CodeClan Glasgow Peter began his career working for Scottish Water. There, exposure to databases and Python piqued his interest in becoming a software developer. Before CodeClan I worked in the Scottish Water Control Centre Development Team for three years as a Developer/Business Analyst where I was involved in creating tools... Read More The post Meet our graduates: Peter, from Tester to Junior Software Developer appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 27th Apr by CodeClan
  • After another great talk at @wp_glasgow from @kayleighthorpe of @34SP , the @refvoicesscot site had another tweak. Thinking of doing your own website? The Glasgow WordPress Meetup https://t.co/0GokEGmFmp is the place to get support. — Ken Gordon (@glencharnoch) May 23, 2018 Tuesday 22nd May, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St. In this talk Kayleigh will be showing […] The post Making WordPress Fly with JetPack (updated), by Kayleigh Thorpe appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Fri 27th Apr by WPGlasgow
  • After another great talk at @wp_glasgow from @kayleighthorpe of @34SP , the @refvoicesscot site had another tweak. Thinking of doing your own website? The Glasgow WordPress Meetup https://t.co/0GokEGmFmp is the place to get support. — Ken Gordon (@glencharnoch) May 23, 2018 Tuesday 22nd May, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St. In this talk Kayleigh will be showing […] The post Making WordPress Fly with JetPack (updated), by Kayleigh Thorpe appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Fri 27th Apr by WPGlasgow
  • Thursday 10 May, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. 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 […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, May appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Fri 27th Apr by WPGlasgow
  • Thursday 10 May, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. 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 […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, May appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Fri 27th Apr by WPGlasgow
  • When starting a business, you might be drawn in by the appeal of working in your pyjamas on the couch. If you’re going it alone, you’ll probably be looking to cut your costs down as much as possible in the early stages of your business, so renting an office space might not be an accessible option for you. Working at a coworking space like RookieOven gives you the best of both worlds - flexible, affordable office space with the freedom to be creative and build your business on your own terms.
    Posted Thu 26th Apr by RookieOven
  • Welcome to the Scottish Testing Group Newsletter, our first in 2018. We are in the process of finalising the programme for our May 31st event in Glasgow – running with theme of ‘Testing in Agile and DevOps’ – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! – we are delighted to announce that Dan Ashby will be … Continue reading "Scottish Testing Glasgow Event – 31st May"
    Posted Tue 24th Apr by Scottish Testing
  • Hayley left a career in a lab to travel Australia and somewhere along the road she discovered programming. After training at CodeClan Glasgow, she started work as a Junior Software Developer at Glasgow FinTech start-up Castlight. Before CodeClan I was a bartender travelling around Australia. I have a degree in Zoology and had worked in... Read More The post Meet our Graduates: Hayley, from Microbiologist to Junior Software Developer appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 20th Apr by CodeClan
  • The UK is on the verge of a distinct moment of local government innovation. UrbanTech – new digital technologies, provided by small, dynamic companies – has the potential to not only deliver faster, more user-centred local services for citizens, but can provide an important tool in easing the budgetary pressure councils are seeing grow year on year.
    Posted Tue 17th Apr by RookieOven
  • All great businesses start with a great business plan. It might sound unnecessary, but taking the time to sit and map out your objectives and intentions for your business can help provide some much needed direction for your company, and showcase which areas you should be focusing on to get yourself off the ground.
    Posted Fri 13th Apr by RookieOven
  • The RookieOven Startup Spotlight highlights a member of the Scottish tech startup community. The aim is to, as the name suggests, put the spotlight on Scotland’s best startups from across the country. It’s an opportunity to share information about an exciting tech startup from Scotland you may not have heard of. Giving a brief overview of the company, what they do, where they are and who they are. This post the spotlight falls on RookieOven tenant Blog and Beyond.
    Posted Fri 6th Apr by RookieOven
  • All great businesses start with a great business plan. It might sound unnecessary, but taking the time to sit and map out your objectives and intentions for your business can help provide some much needed direction for your company, and showcase which areas you should be focusing on to get yourself off the ground.
    Posted Tue 3rd Apr by RookieOven
  • Hello! The Scottish Developers team have an exciting announcement, we have a special guest joining us for 2 events across east and west coasts: Julie Lerman. We have partnered with Experis and are pleased to have them support Julie Lerman’s mini-tour of Scotland.  In her presentations in Glasgow and Edinburgh, she will be sharing her
    Posted Mon 2nd Apr by Scottish Developers
  • Another fruitful evening and very impressed with how quick everyone was learning to use Gutenberg! Thursday 12th April, 6:30pm at CitizenM’s Glasgow Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor, to be released sometime in April.  It will mean a big change to the way we write posts and pages and, in a future release, it is […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, Gutenberg Special appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Thu 29th Mar by WPGlasgow
  • Another fruitful evening and very impressed with how quick everyone was learning to use Gutenberg! Thursday 12th April, 6:30pm at CitizenM’s Glasgow Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor, to be released sometime in April.  It will mean a big change to the way we write posts and pages and, in a future release, it is […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, Gutenberg Special appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Thu 29th Mar by WPGlasgow
  • The @wp_glasgow talks are always insightful, and this evening's was particularly brilliant – thanks @IamAhmedKhalifa for the clever content ideation hacks + general SEO wisdom. — Jack Perry (@jackperry01) April 24, 2018 Tuesday 24 April, 6:00 pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St. When it comes to creating content, the hard part is 1) coming up with […] The post Find Content Ideas Relevant to Your Audience, by Ahmed Khalifa appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Thu 29th Mar by WPGlasgow
  • We’re moving to a new campus in Glasgow as we double our cohorts. After just over a year in Glasgow, we’re moving home to the flexible office and co-working space, Clockwise, in order to accommodate both an increased number of students and a growing team. While our 16-week Professional Software Development course has been running at the... Read More The post CodeClan Glasgow moves to Clockwise appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 26th Mar by CodeClan
  • At the WordPress Glasgow meetup organising team, we are really chuffed about the feedback we get from people attending our events and at how the meetup has been growing since we started just under two years ago. So what have we been doing all this time? For a start, since that first meet back in […] The post Winter term, a meetup review appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Wed 14th Mar by WPGlasgow
  • After studying on our Glasgow 16-week professional software development course, Louise has now moved into the Instructor team. I’d worked at Schuh as a sales assistant from the age of 18, including part time through university where I was studying Business and Management. The Store Systems Manager said if I could get stores to use... Read More The post Meet our instructors: Louise appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 8th Mar by CodeClan
  • The RookieOven Startup Spotlight highlights a member of the Scottish tech startup community. The aim is to, as the name suggests, put the spotlight on Scotland’s best startups from across the country. It’s an opportunity to share information about an exciting tech startup from Scotland you may not have heard of. Giving a brief overview of the company, what they do, where they are and who they are. This post the spotlight falls on RookieOven tenant With Jack.
    Posted Tue 6th Mar by RookieOven
  • Tuesday 27th March 2018, 18:00 at iCafe Sauchiehall Street This will be a eclectic yet technical analysis of the security of a WordPress site using anecdotal case studies to illustrate the importance of a couple of aspects which are often subject to complacency. It will be an interactive talk, facilitating discussion throughout the evening. This […] The post My take on WordPress Security, by Nigel Pentland appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Fri 2nd Mar by WPGlasgow
  • Thursday 8th March, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. 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 […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, March appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Fri 2nd Mar by WPGlasgow
  • This year we’re seeing more course places, more graduates and more Employer Partners in Glasgow. Here are six Glasgow-based CodeClan partners you should know about. At CodeClan Glasgow we opened doors to our first group of students in January 2017. Since then three Glasgow cohorts have completed – with our fourth underway – and by... Read More The post Meet six of our Glasgow partners appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 16th Feb by CodeClan
  • "We give so much of our autonomy away to large corporations, but using WordPress lets you take control" –@MrNeilScott at @wp_glasgow pic.twitter.com/OeloGmE8WE — WordPress Edinburgh (@wcedin) February 27, 2018 @34SP with thanks as always for sponsoring our @wp_glasgow venue which is *stuffed full* pic.twitter.com/BCNltg3hO9 — Heather Burns 🐝 (@incendiebruyere) February 27, 2018 Tuesday 27th February […] The post Improving the User Experience of Your Sites, by Neil Scott appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Wed 24th Jan by WPGlasgow
  • Great conversations again, from the pros and cons of WordPress.com versus WordPress.com, to changing the background colour of the navigation bar, how to test and improve a website’s speed, troubleshooting a plugin, or installing XAMPP for a localhost. Everything fits into our popular WordPress workshop! Thursday 8th February, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. If you […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, February appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Wed 24th Jan by WPGlasgow
  • This month saw the forces of two cohorts combine as they graduated at our Edinburgh campus. The event was a chance to for students to mark the completion of their 16 week journey on our immersive Professional Software Development course and was introduced by our CEO and Chairperson, Melinda Matthews Clarkson and Polly Purvis respectively.... Read More The post Celebrating in style: Two cohorts finish their 16-week journey appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 19th Jan by CodeClan
  • Another insightful @wp_glasgow session this evening. I've learnt a lot about #GDPR over the last few months, but @WebDevLaw offered a lot of new & useful information to take away. — Jack Perry (@jackperry01) January 23, 2018 Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 18:00 at iCafe Sauchiehall St. You’ve probably heard about GDPR, the upcoming overhaul of […] The post Getting your sites ready for GDPR, by Heather Burns appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Fri 12th Jan by WPGlasgow
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 18:00 at the Skyscanner Glasgow office. This event is organised in collaboration with 9 other tech meetups from Glasgow and surrounding area. Because of this, the number of spaces available is limited to only 6. To register, please refer to its Eventbrite page. About the Presentation: The presentation will last about […] The post Introduction to Public Speaking for Techies, by Martin Sproul appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Fri 12th Jan by WPGlasgow
  • If your New Year’s resolution is to change career into something more rewarding, we can help. At our Edinburgh and Glasgow campuses we teach programming languages including Ruby, Java and JavaScript, immersing students in 16 weeks of classes and projects that train them to the level of junior software developer. Within just five months of... Read More The post Start your coding journey with us in January appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 14th Dec by CodeClan
  • The unexpected change of space due to maintenance work downstairs took us slightly by surprise but we still managed to have a really good go at Gutenberg. Thursday 11th November, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. This January, the WordPress Community Workshop will include the option to learn Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor estimated to be […] The post WordPress Community Workshop & Learn Gutenberg, January 2018 appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Tue 12th Dec by WPGlasgow
  • After trying some online courses, Suzanne decided an immersive coding experience was for her. I studied MA Classics at University of Glasgow. Before I came to CodeClan I was the International Services Manager for Edinburgh College, but I became unsatisfied in my line of work. I spent a good year or so thinking about what type of... Read More The post Meet our graduates: Suzanne, from International Services Manager to QA Engineer appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 14th Nov by CodeClan
  • Come along to the WordPress Glasgow Xmas Do! Cook and Indi's World Buffet in Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Glasgow The post WPGlasgow Xmas Do appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Fri 10th Nov by WPGlasgow