University to host the first AWS User Group in Scotland


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With the importance of Cloud technology to Scotland, both in the public and private sector, James Lucas (Cirrushq) and Edinburgh Napier University are  setting up the first Scottish AWS (Amazon Web Services) User Group, with the initial gathering on Tuesday 27 May 2014 in the Glass Room at the Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh.

As the adoption of Cloud technology gathers pace, with both public and private clouds, it is now  seen as a major driving force within the development of IT infastructures, providing a base for a range of industries. A key part of this development is the sharing of ideas and experience, especially how Cloud-based systems are designed, created and tested, within a wide range of application area.

The event will include two main speakers:

 - Ian Massingham, an AWS Evangelist (

- Bill Buchanan, Professor of Computing (

Overall the event aims to be a meeting place for people from a range of backgrounds to come and share ideas on how their organisations can improve their systems, and will thus aim to encorage innovation, provide a forum for knowledge exchange, development improvements within areas such as health and social, and generally enable the sharing of ideas.

If you have any questions, please contact: James Lucus (, Bill Buchanan (, Jamie Brogran ( or Adrian Smales (

Refreshments and food will be provided free-of-charge, and the event is all inclusive. Register here.

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Associated people

Jamie Brogan
Affiliate Consultant
+44 131 455 3211/07714 332082
Adrian Smales
Research Fellow
+44 131 455
William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
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