Tech Meetup July

Tech Meetup July

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Strathclyde Students' Union

51 Richmond Street

Glasgow

G1 1XU

United Kingdom

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Join us on the first Thursday of each month for two short talks on tech with drinks and pizza.

About this event

Agenda

  • Drinks and Pizza
  • Opening Circle
  • Talk 1
  • Break
  • Talk 2

After drinks and pizza with a chance to chat to other attendees, we have an opening circle where attendees briefly introduce themselves and can make announcements (on other events, recruitment, looking for work etc.).

Then we move to the lecture theatre for our two talks.

Talk 1 - Functional Programming

Keith Harrison - Head of Development at Nude

Functional programming has been around for the last 60 years and saw a major resurgence in the last decade through new functional languages such as Clojure, Scala and Haskel. Although these languages have dropped in popularity over the last few years, functional programming is still as relevant as ever.

So why do developer still get so excited about functional programming?

This talk will show you the benefits of functional programming and how you can start using it today in the language your already using.

Talk 2 - GraphQL - Playground and testing

Kat Kmiotek - QA Automation Engineer at Pawprint

Who should attend?

TechMeetup is a generalist event for everyone in the Glasgow tech community. We welcome people with all levels of experience in the different disciplines in tech. Even if you are starting your journey into tech as a student or bootcamper, you are more than welcome.

Why should I come?

As well as learning from your peers at our talks, you get to meet other developers and expand your network, and we also share what is going on in the wider Glasgow developer community. If you are still not sold, we have free drinks and pizza!

Do I have to pay?

No, it's completely free. Sponsors supply money for food and drink.

Who are the organisers?

TechMeetup is run by Keith Harrison and Joe Wright, who have both worked in tech and run community events in Glasgow over the last few decades.

Why are you restarting Tech Meetup?

Before covid, Glasgow had a small but vibrant tech scene with multiple events on various topics running each week. Since covid, these events are no longer running. We want to restart Tech Meetup to reboot the Glasgow tech scene and to get a new generation of people attending and running events.

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