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  • Demand for developers is growing in both Edinburgh and Glasgow according to a new report from Tech Nation, while logistics company TNT ranks Edinburgh in the fourth spot, as one of the UK’s Top Tech Cities. Research in A Bright Tech Nation reveals that the role of ‘software developer’ remains the most highly demanded across […] The post Demand For Developers Growing Across Scotland appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 13th Jun by CodeClan
  • The Data Standards team are based in Atlantic Quay in Glasgow and are working to improve the interoperability of public sector data by helping computers understand what our data means. So much data and information is available to us everyday but it’s not always in a format that we, the public, or computers (that act... The post Making our data machine readable appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 7th Jun by Scottish Government
  • After completing the Professional Software Development course this February, Alex now works as a Junior Software Developer for Trade in Space in Glasgow. We caught up with her since her time on the course to talk about her career change. What did you do before CodeClan? My most recent “pre-tech” role was working for a property […] The post Meet our graduates: Alex, Junior Software Developer appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 22nd May by CodeClan
  • Tuesday 28th May, 18:00 – 20:30 at the Old Sheriff Court (SYT) G1 1TF “SHOW AND TELL” where anybody can share what cool stuff they’ve built with the new Block Editor! So far this is what we have in the program: * Neil Scott will show us a Gutenberg block he has built * The […] The post Block Editor/Gutenberg special appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Sat 11th May by WPGlasgow
  • Since graduating from CodeClan’s Professional Software Development course in Glasgow last year, Richard has started work at neu, a Digital Product Agency. We caught up with him in his Merchant City studio about how a creative background led him into tech, his current job at neu and how his time at CodeClan helped him get […] The post Finding creativity through code: Meet Richard, Product Manager at neu appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 29th Apr by CodeClan

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  • Tuesday 26th March 2019, 18:00 at G1 1TF (Scottish Youth Theatre venue)  Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way? Of course, you do. A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will […] The post “Writing effective website specification documents” by Mark Wilkinson appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Mon 11th Mar by WPGlasgow
  • Here’s a look into what’s going on at CodeClan in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness this month. There are plenty of opportunities to get inspired, take the first steps in a new career or learn something new, so stop on by and say hello! Join us at DataFest19 Fringe! 13th March- Data for Detectives Technology is […] The post What’s on at CodeClan this March appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 6th Mar by CodeClan
  • With a background in Java development and software training, Ally has been an instructor at CodeClan Glasgow since our first cohort in the city two years ago. We spoke to him about his life before CodeClan, his motivations for joining us and what’s changed since then. What did you do before you started working as an […] The post Meet Ally, Software Development Instructor at CodeClan appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 27th Feb by CodeClan
  • Since graduating from CodeClan, Daniel started working as a Junior Developer for Dog, an award-winning communications agency in Glasgow. We caught up with him about what it’s like working for an agency, getting involved in tech culture, and how CodeClan still helps him today. You’ve been working at Dog for a few months now – […] The post Meet our Graduates: Daniel at Dog appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 25th Feb by CodeClan
  • Tuesday, 23rd April 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
  • 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