TechMeetup is a set of monthly technology gatherings in Edinburgh and Glasgow. It feels somehow illicit: the Edinburgh meetup takes place at the top of the Appleton Tower, a famous eyesore in the middle of the Edinburgh University campus. Piles of pizza and free beer are placed on tables, and after 7pm the doors are locked to the outside world.
It’s great fun, and interesting, and one of the brilliant ways Scotland has been energizing its technology industries lately. It comes highly recommended.
I’ll be heading up north to speak at the August 12th event about digital identities and the decentralized social web, and will be hanging around for drinks afterwards. If you’re in the area and would like to talk about these ideas, or just to say hello, please come along.
Photo credit: Appleton Tower in all its glory was captured by Patrick2978 and released under a CC Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 license.