Turing Fest launches ‘visionary’ workshops in Edinburgh

Turing Fest, the “cross-functional” technology conference hosted in Edinburgh, will this year introduce exclusive workshops run by “industry visionaries”.

Monday, 22nd July 2019, 4:15 pm
The tech conference is expanding its offering with the introduction of small-group workshops. Picture: contributed
The tech conference is expanding its offering with the introduction of small-group workshops. Picture: contributed

The event, described as the biggest of its kind in Europe, is to feature a series of small-group training sessions as part of its programme for the first time, in addition to its line-up of main speakers.

Hosts will include Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag; Lean UX author Jeff Gothelf; and Meri Williams, technology boss at Monzo.

The series is a mix of half and full-day sessions on 27 August at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and covers topics such as becoming an emotionally fit entrepreneur and confidence training for women.

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The main conference, held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 28 and 29 August, will host 65 speakers and almost 3,000 attendees.

High-profile speakers include Hana Abaza, director of marketing at e-commerce platform Shopify; Erin Platts, incoming head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Silicon ­Valley Bank; and Danae Shell, chief marketing officer at Edinburgh-based healthtech CareSourcer.

This year’s event will also feature Turing Founders, an invitation-only summit to connect start-ups with early-stage investors.

Turing Fest is supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland Business Events.