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ScotSoft 2018 – what an event – complete with a heckling Robot!

02/10/18 - 17:10

Cathcart Associates have been sponsors of, and exhibited at, ScotlandIS’ annual ScotSoft event for a number of years now. It’s one of our favourite events in the Scotland Tech calendar, and for good reason!

Last Thursday ScotSoft took place at the EICC in Edinburgh. The day included some fantastic speakers including Dave McCann, VP of Amazon’s AWS Marketplace, and entrepreneur Eric McAfee, to name only a couple, complete with an actual Robot handing round sweets in the exhibition area! He didn’t manage to put Stuart off his hole in one stride though!

We then enjoyed a great meal and got to hear about some of the incredibly impressive ideas the young Software Engineer award nominees have had, followed by an inspiring talk from Lizzy Yarnold OBE.


The theme of ScotSoft this year was ‘from Good to Great’ – Scotland is home to a huge number of start up companies, but what is really impressive is just how many Scottish companies have grown to become so successful. We have such a successful and thriving tech community in Scotland. There has never been a better time to be involved in this community and ScotlandIS and ScotSoft celebrates that.

For anyone who didn’t get a chance to compete in our putting competition to win the whisky – there’s always next year!