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Launching OpenUK’s Meet Up groups at a location near you (we hope)

OpenUK Meet Ups kicked off in London in March and will be monthly, Glasgow and the West Country by December.  Details will be kept up to date on this page and on social media using #OUKmeetup

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 OUKmeetup Chapter near you and you would like to launch one, contact

Meet Ups London

Dominique Top leads our Meet Up’s in London. Interested in speaking contact



Join London Meet-Up Group

Meet Ups Cardiff

Lewis Denham-Parry 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, Paul Adams, and Ashley Nicolson lead our Meet Up’s in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.

Join Scotland Meet-Up Group

Meet Ups Bristol

Alexander Trelore leads our Meet Up group in Bristol.

Check back here for more information coming soon!

Our Meet-Up Leaders

Alexander Trelore
Senior Software Engineer at Replicated
Read more about the profile: Alexander Trelore
Ashley Nicolson
Head of Community, SalesAgility
Read more about the profile: Ashley Nicolson
Cheuk Ting Ho
Community Manager, OpenSSF
Read more about the profile: Cheuk Ting Ho
Chris Lloyd-Jones
Chief Blueprint Officer
Read more about the profile: Chris Lloyd-Jones
Dominique Top
Solutions Architect at GitLab
Read more about the profile: Dominique Top
Hannah Foxwell
Product Director, Snyk
Read more about the profile: Hannah Foxwell
Jennifer Riggins
Chief Meet Up Officer
Read more about the profile: Jennifer Riggins
Lewis Denham-Parry
Head of Training, Control Plane
Read more about the profile: Lewis Denham-Parry
Mark Baker
Chief Meetup Officer
Read more about the profile: Mark Baker
Nadia Jiang
COO, SegmentFault
Read more about the profile: Nadia Jiang

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

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