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OpenUK Meet-Ups

OpenUK’s Meet-Up groups at a location near you across the UK

OpenUK Meet-Ups kicked off in London in March 2023 and have taken place monthly since (we don’t meet in August and December), Glasgow and Edinburgh have also launched and we will see Bristol and Cardiff launch in autumn 2024.

Details will be kept up to date on this page and on social media using #openukmeetup

Join a local group to meet your peers from open-source software, open hardware and open data.


  • Talks from Open Technology leaders
  • Try your hand at giving a talk with our ‘First Time Five’ – a chance for a first-time speaker to receive coaching on their first 5-minute talk, with talk recorded and optional sharing on Youtube.
  • Swag Swap – Bring along any new swag you don’t have a use for and swap it for something you want in our Swag Swap – sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • Free to attend.

‘First Time Five’ speaker slots will give you the opportunity to put your name and voice out there. OpenUK will offer you one-to-one support and mentoring as a first-time speaker, in advance of your talk from a recognised industry speaker in the OpenUK team.  We will record your talk, which can be shared should you wish, on YouTube to support you with a video that you can use in later applications for conference talks. Step up and give speaking a try. We all have a talk in us and every good speaker began their speaking career thinking they had nothing to say…

If there isn’t a local OpenUK meet-up Chapter near you and you would like to launch one, email us.

Meet-Ups London

Jennifer Riggins leads our Meet-Up’s in London. Jamie Tanna and Lorna Mitchell lead our Digital Meet-Ups. Interested in speaking contact



Join London Meet-Up Group

Meet-Ups Cardiff

Michał Poręba leads our Meet-Up’s in Cardiff. Click below to join this group.

Join Cardiff Meet-Up Group

Meet-Ups Yorkshire

Hannah Foxwell leads our Meet Up’s in Yorkshire. Check back later for more information on Meet-Ups in Yorkshire.

Meet-Ups Scotland

Kenny Coyle, Craig Wylie and Kat Cosgrove lead our Meet-Up’s in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Join Scotland Meet-Up Group

Meet-Ups Bristol

James Laverack and Ash Jones leads our Meet-Up group in Bristol.

Check back here for more information coming soon!

Our Meet-Up Leaders

Ash Jones
Senior Customer Reliability Engineer, Replicated
Read more about the profile: Ash Jones
Chris Lloyd-Jones
Head of Architecture & Strategy, Avanade
Read more about the profile: Chris Lloyd-Jones
Chris Plank
Enterprise Architect, NatWest Bank
Read more about the profile: Chris Plank
Hannah Foxwell
Product Director, Snyk
Read more about the profile: Hannah Foxwell
Jamie Tanna
Senior Software Engineer, Elastic
Read more about the profile: Jamie Tanna
Jennifer Riggins
Chief Meet Up Officer
Read more about the profile: Jennifer Riggins
Kat Cosgrove
Lead Developer Advocate, Dell
Read more about the profile: Kat Cosgrove
Lorna Mitchell
VP of Developer Experience, Redocly
Read more about the profile: Lorna Mitchell
Michał Poręba
Chief Data Architect at the Department for Business and Trade
Read more about the profile: Michał Poręba
Tandy Nicole
Software Product Owner, DDS and Advisory Board Member, Scottish Government
Read more about the profile: Tandy Nicole

Meet-Up London Oct 25, 2022 – Thank you to Eddie Jaoude for the photos

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