Month: February 2018

Hacking Meetup: How to make your Meetup group fascinating to new members?

No one ever said building stuff was easy (except maybe this guy). It takes passion, dedication, and commitment, but here’s the good news: you’ve already got all that (you’re here, aren’t you?). The only thing you need to do now surrounds yourself with more people like you. For every interest that exists, whether it’s fun, adventurous, quiet, inspiring, nerdy, beautiful, sad, serious or just plain ... »

Students don’t care about the community 

Students don’t care about the community 

Students in the UK contribute almost 32 million hours of voluntary work a year, yet many charities and voluntary organisations don’t actively recruit them. With over 2 million students in the UK and only a third of them currently volunteering why don’t more organisations want to reach out to such a large group of potential recruits?   This week is Edinburgh University offer a year round volun... »

Beltane Festival 2018 at the Calton Hill

On the evening of April 30th, mysterious creatures can be seen emerging from the darkness and dancing about Calton Hill. Painted bodies cavort to a chorus of beating drums, and breath-taking fire displays memorise astonished spectators. Where has it come from? An ancient Iron Age Celtic ritual and one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals, Beltane celebrates the end of winter and the birth of summer. ... »