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Events

Product meetup

xDesign is excited to present its first Product meetup, taking place in our office event space in central Edinburgh on Thursday 8th December.

If you’re looking to discuss all things product with like minded individuals, and have some fun whilst doing so, then look no further.

There’ll be a chance to network, share your ideas with the rest of the community, and enjoy some food and drinks.

Find out more and register

Leeds Digital Festival

We sponsored and attended Leeds Digital Festival this September!

As part of the festival, we hosted a range of events at Platform in Leeds on a range of topics from cyber security, digital accessibility and more.

If you didn’t manage to attend our events, click the links below to watch the recordings!

Digital accessibility

Providing accessibility for all has become not only a conscious but mandatory consideration when it comes to shaping our physical world – particularly over the last 30 years.

In this discussion on Tuesday 20th September, Paul Alexander, xDesign’s Head of QA, assessed whether we need to be taking the same approach to digital accessibility.

Watch the event

Cyber security

Security can often feel like an unapproachable and mysterious part of an organisation. The department of work prevention, the department of “nope”, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this talk on Wednesday 21st September, we looked at the unintended users of a product, the “threat agents”.

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Low or no-code technology

In recent years there’s been an explosion in the number of so-called low-code / no-code products becoming available to developers.

In this debate on Friday 23rd September, we gave members of the Leeds tech community an opportunity to share their views as to the future and place of this hotly contested technology.

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Community

The tech sector is growing at a staggering pace and isn’t showing many signs of slowing. The question is, how can we sustain growth within the tech sector? The answer: By building better communities that can share knowledge and best practice whilst giving new recruits the opportunities they need to flourish.

We hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday 27th September with key stakeholders from the Leeds tech community discussing key challenges the industry faces and how they plan to provide more support to the local digital economy.

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Past events

The Coder Career – Thursday 14th July

The Coder Career is a community founded by Cameron Blackwood and Colin Riddell.

We recently partnered to host the first meet-up for early stage developers to discover how to accelerate their career.

Watch a talk from Colin Riddell on 20 software engineering mini-lessons.

Watch the talk here.

Scotland Mobile Meetup – Wednesday 22nd June

The Scotland Mobile Meetup is a community powered by xDesign that gives passionate developers a chance to meet new people, share ideas, and learn new things.

The first meetup was held in our central Edinburgh events space on Wednesday 22nd June, and included a variety of talks about Android, iOS and cybersecurity.

Watch our speakers

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Daniel Llewellyn – A deep dive into a security vulnerability

Head of engineering at xDesign, Daniel Llewellyn, talked about a vulnerability he found in an Android app, how he did it, and how it can prevented.

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Adam Rush – SF Symbols 4.0 and beyond

Founder of SwiftlyRush,com and SwiftLeeds, Adam Rush, told us all about the history of SF Symbols, and what’s new in 4.0.

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Graeme Grier – Migrating an existing project to Jetpack Compose

Senior Android engineer, Graeme Grier, discussed the declarative UI framework, Jetpack Compose, how it can be used, and how to migrate an existing feature to it.

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GAAD – Thursday 19th May

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (or GAAD) is an annual event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. And now it’s your time to get involved in the conversation. 

Watch our live stream where you’ll hear from a variety of speakers sharing past experiences, industry insights and best practices on how to make digital accessible for everyone.

Watch our GAAD live stream here

Download our accessibility guides

Discover accessibility features for iOS and how to use them.

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Discover accessibility features for Android and how to use them.

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