a community technology conference in the North East of Scotland on the 6th December 2019

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About NorthernRST

NorthernRST is a community technology conference in the North East of Scotland with the main session running on the 6th of December 2019 and a hackathon running over the weekend.

We are interested in building the things from our dreams and pursuing ideas to completion. We hope you will join us in our friendly open space to explore the future with us.

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NorthernRST will be hosted by Aberdeen Science Center on George St., Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland.


NorthernRST is proudly sponsored by:

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Call for Participation

The CFP has now closed.

NorthernRST is a single day technology conference we are looking for 45 minute talks related to building your own tools or running your own infrastructure.

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Talks should be aimed at a general audience (think experts in other fields, enthusiast with limited backgrounds or complete newcomers), but they should also contain valuable content for your peers.

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NorthernRST is a community event run entirely by Volunteers. The cost of tickets goes to the venue and making it an enjoyable space. Accepted speakers will have their ticket covered by the event, we are not able to offer any assistance with travel or accommodation costs.


After you submit your proposal it will be considered by our program committee.

Get in Touch

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You can find us idling on irc @ #northernrst on


You can email us at


We're also on Twitter, at @NorthernRST.

Code of Conduct

We are committed to making NorthernRST an inclusive and welcoming event for everyone.

Everyone who visits NorthernRST is required to abide by this code of conduct, both at the event and on any online channels. We will not tolerate harassment of participants or discriminatory behaviour of any form. Specifically:

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If you break these rules, we may expel you from the event without a refund, and we may ban you from future events.

If you are being harassed or witness a breach of this code of conduct, you can get in touch with us in the following ways:

Find a member of event staff (they'll be clearly identifiable) and let them know. All our volunteer staff will be briefed on how to handle a harassment situation. Drop us an email at

If you have any comments or queries, you can get in touch with our Conduct & Accessibility team at

This Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.


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Email addresses collected as part of the CFP will not be used for anything other than contacting you about your proposed talk.


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Minke Informatics Limited is an SME providing training and support for Bioinformatics projects, including construction and maintenance of HPC (High Performance Computing) and SDS (Software Defined Storage) clusters running Bio-Linux (based on Ubuntu Linux and the Debian-Med project).

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SureVoIP is an award winning Internet Telephony service provider, which runs a vast amount of open source software on its own infrastructure -



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NorthernRST is brought to you by Affa Fine Ltd (SC635021) and Friends. NorthernRST is loosely associated to 57 North Hacklab and the Scottish Consulate. The website is sort of by Andy, with some Bootstrap stuff. ✌ ♡ ☺