Whisky Web Edinburgh wants Scotland to bottle its geeky goodness.
Sponsored by some of the worlds leading technology startup success stories (Github, 10gen), the inaugural Whisky Web (@whiskyweb) in Edinburgh 13/14th April (@thehubedinburgh) is bringing together two of my favourite things: technology and alcohol! Despite the name, the emphasis is on the tech with two conference tracks and some high profile speakers. Day one is topping and tailing the day with keynotes from Josh Holmes(@joshholmes) – Microsoft and David Zülke(@dzuelke) – Bitextender with a diverse range of engineering and development theory talk in between. Since this is Scotland, Bruichladdich whisky expert Craig Johnstone (@whiskycraig) will also be on hand throughout the day to educate our ‘merkin cousins on the finest malt in the land or just in case things get too serious. Scots might also learn a thing or two!
Day 2 is a collaborative hack day held at the ever impressive dynamic earth facility in Holyrood Park. An opportunity to “get your geek on”, mix with like minded technical web experts and network your face off – this is an opportunity to share ideas, iterate code and be part of the abundance mentality technology movement we so desperately need in Scotland’s scene. Who knows, you might find a business idea, coding partner or even a new favourite whisky!
As an event it looks like a cracking idea, there’s some real industry heavyweights behind it and of course being Scottish there’s a dram or two involved.
If you can’t make it, don’t worry, we’ll be reporting throughout the day as well as post event to bring you the highlights from Scotland’s whisky, web and technology scene.