I'm hosting a workshop called "Open source 3D game development with Godot for beginners" if anybody wants to join us. Just a brief intro.

Starts at 6:30pm.


“Learn to code!” has its foundations in market value, it's suggested as a way up, a way out. “Learn to code” goes on your resume.

But let’s substitute a different phrase: “learn to cook.” People don’t only learn to cook so they can become chefs. Some do! But far more people learn to cook so they can eat better, or more affordably, or in a specific way. Or even sometimes because—get this—they love spending time with the person who’s teaching them.


Having geeky after work drinks in Bon Accord this evening. From 6pm, if anybody wants to join us.

I'm running a " command line basics for beginners" tutorial tonight in from 6:30pm.
Come join if you're interested (it runs last Tuesday every month)

Heading to The tonight for "AI, Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Industry 4.0 … and thanks for all the fish" - I'll be in The Admiral from 7pm if anybody wants to join.

I'm hosting "Learn command line for complete beginners" this Tuesday (20th September) from 6:30pm in on Kent Road.

We'll be playing a game called Bandit from overthewire.org - Level 0 is how to connect to a server using PuTTY/ssh, then for level 1 the password is in a readme file, level 2 the password is in a hidden file and so on. Teaching new concepts along the way. It's a lot of fun - if you're into that sort of thing.


Giving a talk (or more of a 'guided conversation' 🤓 ) tomorrow night (Tue) in from 6:30pm: "Open source social media: ActivityPub and Mastodon - a gentle introduction"

Two events combined into one this evening - Setting up an Ubuntu web server from scratch & Web programming from scratch in from 6:30pm
It's going to be geektastic! 😂

I'm running a " command line basics for beginners" meetup, the first event of Glasgow in at 6:30pm on Tue 18th August - hope to see some of the people there!

meetup this Tuesday (13th Aug) in


This is the Level 0 (complete beginner) version, where we'll get your Ubuntu server and IDE set up - all welcome!

I've created a new meetup.com group: Open Source Glasgow

The plan is to increase awareness for open source, teach some Linux basics and encourage self hosting of web services etc.

Our first event is "Linux command line basics for beginners", on Tuesday August 20th in on Kent Road.


@Legomancer I was thinking of, going forward, adding a "Level x" type of indicator to each event. Based on this: coding.openguide.co.uk/wiki/do What d'ya think - would that work?

Coding from Scratch meetup tonight in from 6:30pm! 26 signed up so far (without actually 'announcing' the meetup' - so it should be mostly people who have been before). See ya all there!

Learn to code from scratch meetup tonight in from 6:30pm. 40 signed up so far, that's a record for our third meetup! See you there!
Some notes on what we'll try to cover:

Found a new temporary location for the coding meetup this Tuesday 9th. at 23 Sandyford Place - we have the downstairs area reserved, so at least we wont' have to cancel. Only a block or two away from Avalon.

Doh, just found out the space on Tuesday in Avalon is double booked (I only found out because I got an invite to the event hosted there). I've got 30 people signed up, and they've got 7, damn. Need to find a new venue, asked in The Griffin but it's booked already. Not sure whether we'll need to cancel. I'll try one or two more options first.

in tonight, 7:30pm. Talk is about XML parsing attacks. I'll be there, but not until late.

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