23rd October 2015

CANCELLED

See the update below for more details.

Code The City 5 culture continues

Update: 5 October, 2015

It is with much regret that we are cancelling the Northern Lights conference for 23 October, 2015. A number of different factors have led to this decision. There was no one thing that made this happen, but rather a number of delays in being able to make decisions to move the conference forward. Together, each of these delays meant that if we kept proceeding forward, that we might end up with a low quality conference, which would have been a poor outcome for everyone concerned. Therefore we decided to cancel now, while there is time for everyone concerned to amend their calendars accordingly. Ticket refunds will be issued of course too.

We know you're disappointed by this news, as the conference provides a good chance to meet people and gather some enthusiasm to boost your energy levels. We miss the buzz of seeing all of you there too.

So, this means we see you all at CodeTheCity 5 - the culture hack event on 24/25 October 2015

The 5th Northern Lights Conference, which was to take place place on Friday, 23rd October in the auditorium of historic King's College, Aberdeen is now cancelled.

We don't film the talks at Northern Lights, but to get a feel for previous events we've gathered photos under #northlightconf on Flickr, and you can catch the discussion on twitter.

You can also see previous years here: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

Northern Lights is always a little different, this year was to be no exception. We are putting together an exciting programme of speakers, the return of our open space sessions, and a couple of surprises.

And remember, the CodeTheCity civic hacking weekend kicks off the following day, or if you fancy something more competitive check out Devbar.

Schedule

We are pulling together an exciting roster of speakers for 2015 and will announce them shortly. Northern Lights is a one day event, starting at 9, ending around 5.

08:00

REGISTRATION

09:00

WELCOME

09:00

TBC

09:45

TBC

10:30

COFFEE

11:00

TBC

11:45

Open Space Intro

A quick outline of the joys of open space, and how to get the most out of the afternoon.

12:00

LUNCH

12:45

OPEN SPACE VOTING

13:00

OPEN SPACE 1

13:45

OPEN SPACE 2

14:30

OPEN SPACE 3

15:20

TBC

16:00

TBC

17:00

CLOSE

Sponsorship

Without the help of our sponsors we just couldn't run the conference. If you would like to sponsor the 2015 event please check the sponsorship opportunities and get in touch.

Who does this? If you have any questions about Northern Lights please get in touch with:

Bruce Scharlau

Bruce is Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen.

He is very active in the community, organising events throughout the year, including Codethecity.

Steve Milne

Steve is Solution Architect with Fifth Ring, as well as Northern Lights he organises Codethecity and Refresh Aberdeen, dabbles with training games, and occassionally blogs.