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MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, who worldwide rely on our products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. Our software is used to design, simulate, and test many of the products we use every day. The car you drive, the plane you’ll fly on for your next trip, the smartphone you can’t live without, even your washing machine! Our tools are used to develop breakthroughs transforming the way we live, learn, and work - the rockets that may someday take you into space, autonomous robots, and wave farms that harness the power of waves to generate clean energy.

MATLAB and Simulink essentially help engineers and scientists do their best work.

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Allies are a leading provider of address and location technology. We supply more than 9,000 companies in the UK and beyond with a range of innovative services which optimise quality and user experience when capturing data from customers.

Our flagship service is Postcoder, an API for address lookup and form validation used in the checkout pages of thousands of businesses and retailers.

Allies also offer an AWS consultancy service delivered by our world-class team of AWS certified solution architects.  We are proud to be a 100% employee-owned company, based near Norwich, UK.

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Public services must work for everyone. We’re looking for people from a diverse range of backgrounds to join us and help create change.

Create/Change is a GovTech consultancy working with policy & product teams on population level problems in domains like education, employment, social care and health. We also help the cultural and non-profit sectors innovate for social good.

We are a blend of permanent staff and a network of over 50 super-experienced practitioners. We’re expanding both our permanent team and our network: in particular we want to include more people who aren’t white, cisgender or able-bodied. 

We want to talk to:

  • Practitioners from diverse backgrounds who are interested in joining our network
  • People of all ages who are passionate about technology and user-centred design but need experience
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We are Quality Without A Name, a partnership of pragmatic practitioners. We develop software, teams, and individuals. We do so by coaching, mentoring, and training tailored to the needs of our clients. We don’t shy away from taking responsibility, and are only happy when you are successful in the short term as well as the long term. We specialise in agile and lean software development. And we develop software ourselves - above all, we are software developers.

Community Groups

Aspiring Women Speakers

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The Aspiring Women Speakers is a small, free to join, community of women in the tech industry on a similar path to improving their public speaking skills. 

Our members are typically developers, tech leads, engineering managers and CTOs looking to build their presentation skills with a view to doing more internal or conference talks.

Service Design Scotland

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Service Design Scotland is a network to support the growing service design community in Scotland — but we welcome people across the world to join us. People can be involved through a Slack group, face-to-face meet ups and most recently through our Distanced Gatherings. We also organise regular Randomised Coffee Trials. As defined through its meet-ups, SDS aims to provide: friendship and peer support, learning opportunities, information on employment and recruitment.

UX Oxford

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Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford. Consistently bringing you great speakers since 2011. Every month we invite a speaker to come and talk about how they apply User Experience principles in their projects and organisations. It is a relaxing and informal atmosphere. Come and join us for drinks, meet up with peers and listen to inspiring talks.

Ladies that UX Bristol

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Ladies that UX Bristol is an open space for those interested in User Experience (UX). We’re part of the international Ladies that UX movement and host monthly get-togethers in Bristol. Since launching in 2014 we have over 600 members in our little community. Our meet-ups are a chance to network, learn, share stories, hear from great speakers and have fun. You don't need to be working in UX to join – just bring a keen interest! Whatever your skillset or experience, whether you identify as female, non-binary or transgender, our community is your community.

UX Glasgow

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UX Glasgow is an informal, co-operative monthly meetup to discuss, share, and learn. We welcome everyone who cares about UX

Opportunity Ticket Sponsors 2021

Thank you to the following opportunity ticket sponsors


We can create bespoke sponsorship packages for interested organisations. Alternatively, if you'd like to provide virtual swag, giveaways or other resources as a supporter, we'd love to hear from you.

Community Groups

A discount is available to meetup and user groups that help promote UCD Gathering to their members. If you organise, or are a member of, a user group and would like more information please contact us.

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