Come say hello to Tech City in Glasgow

October 29, 2015

Founder of Glasgow tech community and co-working space, RookieOven, Michael Hayes invites you to showcase the best of Scotland’s tech community at this year’s Tech Nation event hosted by Tech City UK in Glasgow…

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Remember, remember…. the 4th November? Whilst it’s not the traditional date in November that you’re meant to note in your diary, it’s your chance to meet the team from Tech City.  Just in case you haven’t heard of it, Tech City UK is a London-based publicly funded, non-profit team with a focus on creating the optimum conditions for digital technology businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive across the UK.

Glasgow has long been a centre for innovation, including digital technology. The University of Strathclyde provides a reliable pool of computer science graduates and labour costs are typically lower than London, making it an attractive location for start-ups. Tech City UK is responsible for the annual Tech Nation report that provides an overview of the UK tech industry. We’re giving you the opportunity to showcase the best of the Glasgow tech community to the Tech City team ahead of the annual Tech Nation report 2016 at our event at RookieOven, the new co-working space just along the river from Pacific Quay on Glasgow’s Clydeside, on Wednesday 4th November.

RookieOven is a grassroots initiative run by local start-up founders. It started as a regular meet-up event, with the aim of bringing the disparate Glasgow technology talent together to create a community. Since inception in 2011, it has now grown to a physical co-working space in Glasgow with flexible and affordable desk space for tech and creative start-ups and freelancers, a dedicated space for meet-ups and the ability to host hackathons. The space is currently home to exciting local companies such as Rawtech.ioInsurance By JackAddJam and FarmGeek.

Based in the historic Fairfield Shipyard offices on Govan Road, it has been known around the world as a site of engineering excellence and innovation, so it makes the perfect home to grow our local technology community.

Aside from desk space, RookieOven has two mezzanines which are dedicated social/break out areas. One serves as a quiet zone with a big comfy sofa and classic wingback chair, perfect for chilling out and collecting your thoughts. The other is the gaming space, kitted out with a large TV, Xbox, pool table, mini fridge and quite possibly the fastest internet connection (400mb upload/download) in the city, thanks to our connectivity partner Telcom. We also have free on-site parking, making it easy for residents and visitors alike. It’s worth coming along even if it’s just to see the space and network with like-minded individuals from the industry.

With Tech City coming to Glasgow, we’re hopeful that we can strengthen ties between the Glasgow tech and start-up community and the exciting communities in Shoreditch and across the UK.

To get involved, sign up now or contact Michael to attend the free event on Wednesday 4th November from 10am until 4pm.

Michael Hayes is the founder of software start-up, AddJam and Glasgow tech community and co-working space, RookieOven. For more information, follow on Twitter @rookieoven, like RookieOven on Facebook or email