Bristol-based bespoke software development agency Scott Logic is opening its doors on Monday 23 May for an evening of Tech Talks (and free refreshments!) around the subjects of Bitcoin, Blockchain and continuous software delivery.

“The tech talks are a chance for people to see experienced developers talk on subjects they are passionate about”

 

Nicholas-Hemley-bristechWe caught up with the host for the evening, Nic Hemley (pictured left), Scott Logic’s head of development in Bristol (and one of the people behind the impressive Bristech meetup group and yearly conference) to find out more:

TechSPARK: Why are you having this open day?

Nic Hemley: The tech talks are a chance for people to see experienced developers talk on subjects they are passionate about.

chris-price-scott-logicChris Price (pictured right), who is giving a talk on the origins of Bitcoin and how the technology works at Scott Logic and beyond, is no stranger to the Bristol meetup scene, having given a talk recently at the BristolJS meetup group.

Chris-smith-scott-logicAs for Chris Smith (pictured left), it is a chance to talk in-depth about a delivery approach being used by the Bristech meetup itself.

Since the event is to be held in our city-centre office, it will also be a chance for people to find out a little bit more about Scott Logic and what we do.

“The talks will be of interest to developers of all persuasions, especially those with an interest in software in a financial context.”

 

TS: Who should come?

NH: The talks will be of interest to developers of all persuasions, especially those with an interest in software in a financial context. However, it should also be of interest to DevOps practitioners and those curious about the future of technology.

The first talk will delve into the specific tech that underpins the Blockchain and the possibilities of a distributed ledger, while the second talk is focused on insights and “pain points” from recent experiences building an automated delivery pipeline.

“Bristol and Bath region has forged a solid reputation in recent years as one of the most vibrant tech clusters outside London”

 

TS: Are you impressed by the tech community in the Bristol and Bath region?

NH: The Bristol and Bath region has forged a solid reputation in recent years as one of the most vibrant tech clusters outside London; that’s why Scott Logic opened an office in the area.

We’ve already seen a number of people sign up to the event, which just shows how passionate people in the region are about technology and learning; meeting like-minded people is also clearly very important as evidenced by the sheer number of meetup groups in the locality.

TS: How else does Scott Logic get involved with the local tech community?

_MG_5741 (Copy)As well as sponsoring the ever-popular Bristech meetup group and annual conference, we encourage all staff to get involved in all sorts of activities, from speaking at tech events to teaching kids at Code Clubs.

This year we’ve worked with both Bristol and Bath Universities to hold undergraduate Hackathons (see right), which will no doubt become a regular event, and we are this year’s sponsor of the Computer Science Society at the University of Bristol.

You can see more and register for the event at the Scott Logic Eventbrite page  and keep up to date with Scott Logic on Twitter here: @Scott_Logic 

Image credit: Scott Logic

Jamie Middleton