18th + 19/20th October, 2013 @ Edinburgh.

NSScotland: The Sponsors.

This years conference is bigger, badder and better. For the first time, we're accepting sponsorship to help us give our delegates a little something extra.

Selling tickets pays for the venue and lunch. Sponsorship helps with all the cooler, more interesting stuff like T-shirts, a conference dinner, and that all-important conference staple - MORE COFFEE.

If your company would be interested in supporting NSScotland (and the caffeine or wardrobe needs of Cocoa developers from across the UK, Europe and North America) please get in touch.


Politepix OpenEars makes it simple for you to add speech recognition and synthesized speech/TTS to your iPhone app quickly and easily. It doesn't use the network and there are no hidden costs or accounts to set up. If you have more specific app requirements, the OpenEars Plugin Platform lets you drag and drop advanced functionality into your app when you're ready.

PayPal Developer

In November 2009, PayPal opened its global payments platform to third-party developers, ushering in a new generation of innovative payments. PayPal is the world’s first truly open global online payment platform – giving developers access to its global payment engine built over the last decade with more than 110 million active PayPal accounts available in 190 markets and 25 currencies. The PayPal Developer Network puts developers in the driver’s seat, providing the resources and the tools needed to change the future of payments – from mobile apps to web apps and social networks. Developers can now monetize their ideas and tap into the $30 trillion global payments opportunity – the next wave of payments innovation is now in their hands.


Bromium vSentry transforms information and infrastructure protection with a revolutionary new architecture that isolates and defeats advanced threats targeting the corporate endpoint through web, email and documents. vSentry protects desktops without requiring patches or updates, defeating and automatically discarding malware, and eliminating costly remediation.

If you are smart, motivated and love technical challenges, we would like to invite you to explore being part of our team and participate in our wild ride to success!

Proudly sponsored by:

Alan C. Francis

In 20 years, Alan’s done a lot of different things in Software. He’s built control systems for dams in FORTRAN, the original DVD authoring tools on Windows in C++, Financial Systems on Solaris in Java, System Monitoring software on Linux in Ruby, and these days merchant tools for iOS in Objective C. In between he’s been an Agile process consultant for ObjectMentor and ThoughtWorks, and co-organises the Scottish Ruby Conference.


Paul Wilson

Paul is a coach and coder with over ten years of experience of Agile/XP. He is an active member of the Ruby and Agile communities, and co-organiser of the Scottish Ruby Conference. He has spoken at many conferences and events; these include RubyConf, The Naked Agilist, and guest lectures at Glasgow Caledonian and Edinburgh Napier Universities.