Upcoming meetings

We have monthly meetings in Glasgow, UK; fortnightly meetings in Edinburgh UK; and fortnightly online meetings. You can import our public calendar with all our dates (and delete any dates not relevant to you).

For detailed information about the meetings and our group, see our About page.

If you’d like monthly updates with the group dates for that month, and/or reminders about the group meeting on the day, we can do that! Just let us know. The channels we use are Signal or SMS (+44 7399708027), Twitter DMs, Facebook messages, Instagram DMs, and email — let us know what works best for you.

Meetings in Glasgow

Friday 4 October 2019
Friday 18 October 2019
Friday 1 November 2019
Friday 6 December 2019

Meetings are at Category Is Books, 34 Allison Street, Glasgow, G42 8NN, UK

Meeting times are 6:15–7:45pm, when we have exclusive use of the space.

You can arrive and leave at any time throughout the meeting. There is no need to RSVP; just come when you’re ready.

The bookshop and meeting space is level access (no steps) with double doors. There is no bathroom. There is at least 100cm between furniture items, so wheelchair users can move around easily. There are several types of seats: hard and soft, with and without arm rests. The environment is low-stimulation: the lighting is adjustable, we don’t play any music, and there are plenty of heavy blankets on hand. The shop has big blackout curtains so we have total privacy.

We offer cups of tea and sit on sofas and chairs in the main meeting space; and we have exclusive use of the venue. For more about Category Is Books and the space, see their FAQs.

We have a travel fund! If you need your travel costs covered for any reason (including taxis for anyone unable to safely use public transit), please get in touch and we will cover as much as we can.

Meetings in Edinburgh

Thursday 10 October 2019
Thursday 24 October 2019
Thursday 14 November 2019
Thursday 28 November 2019
Thursday 12 December 2019


Meetings are at The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5HA, UK.

Meeting times are 6:00–7:30pm.

You can arrive and leave at any time throughout the meeting. There is no need to RSVP; just come when you’re ready.

We have exclusive use of the space. The venue is on the ground floor with step-free access. There is a toilet with wheelchair/impaired mobility accessibility.

We have a travel fund! If you need your travel costs covered for any reason (including taxis for anyone unable to safely use public transit), please get in touch and we will cover as much as we can.

Meetings online

Tuesday 8 October 2019
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Tuesday 5 November 2019
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Tuesday 3 December 2019
Tuesday 17 December 2019
… and roughly every Tuesday fortnightly thereafter

All our meetings are from 7:00–8:30pm BST/GMT (London, UK time)

Chats are via hack.chat. You can arrive and leave at any time throughout the meeting.

hack.chat is a text-only messaging platform. It has some customizable coloring, but all options are light text on dark background. The font size is not adjustable.

Our focus has been on information security, which as a field is extremely inaccessible: to anyone with access needs, anyone with extra safety needs, and anyone who isn’t a cis white tech bro. Good information security does not excuse poor accessibility. We’re looking for alternatives with better accessibility, but haven’t yet found another platform which meets the safety needs of members.

Contact us for the secret link, which changes every meeting. Once you contact us for one link, we’ll automatically send you links to upcoming chats unless you ask us not to.