Up to 1,000 attendees from around the globe are expected to attend
UK - A line-up of tech industry leaders and frontline operators in technology sectors will share their expertise at Edinburgh’s Turing Fest this month, set to take place at the EICC in Edinburgh 27-28 July.
Up to 1,000 attendees from around the globe are attending the conference, which brings together some of the leading practitioners in the tech industry with founders and leaders of start-ups and scaleups. As well as a line-up of talks and sessions, delegates will be able to join a Lunch & Learn session and happy hour hosted by leading customer engagement platform Twilio, speed networking, welcome and closing parties and more.
Maria Gutierrez, VP engineering strategy and operations at Twitter said: “You can pack so much into the two days at Turing Fest. The blend of disciplines; the quality of both speakers and delegates; the parties, dinners, and general networking: all add up to a fun and deeply informative and motivating few days. And then, of course, there is Edinburgh itself: the perfect backdrop for such an insightful and inclusive international event.”
Subjects to be discussed across the two-day event range from Building Security Into The Beginning Of The Development Cycle to Engineering A Growth System, How to Stay Motivated When You’re In It For The Long Haul and The Trade-offs of Bootstrapping v Raising Funding.
Turing Fest founder and CEO Brian Corcoran says: “Edinburgh is one of Europe’s best cities to build a start-up in, not least because people in tech here are open-minded and always eager to learn. Whilst continuous learning is important in any field, because the tech industry moves so quickly and is constantly changing, keeping up to date with best practices is essential.
“In the tech world, the best way to learn is often from peers – people at the coalface, learning the lessons in exceptionally fast-paced environments. Schools and universities can teach core skills in areas like computing science and provide an excellent framework for people in tech but, in many areas of the industry, the only real way to learn is by doing – and by listening to the people who are doing at the bleeding edge. I run Turing Fest: to foster community and exchange of ideas between people across the global industry, from Google and Twitter to a local start-up just getting off the ground.”
Turing Fest, is supported by the Scottish Government’s £1m Tech Ecosystem Fund which is open for applications this summer.

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