NSScotland: The Sponsors.

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

Zonal has been established for 35 years and has gone from strength to strength within the UK EPoS hospitality market.

Over the course of the last 4 years, we have trebled the size of our workforce, increasing from 100 staff to over 320.

We believe that Zonal’s success depends entirely on the quality of our team. Our goal is to recruit the most talented individuals, invest in their training and development, progress their business skills and help them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Since 1979 our success has continued and this is thanks to team effort and innovation. The numerous awards we have won are a testament to our winning culture, one which is open and supportive.

In May 2014, we won the prestigious title of “Family Business of the Year” at the Scottish Business Awards and were shortlisted for “Product Innovation of the Year”. Our CEO, Stuart McLean is currently in the running for the prestigious title of “2014 Entrepreneur of The Year”.

We have launched a number of innovative iOS applications that are changing the way the hospitality industry works. If you would like to be part of this journey please visit careers.zonal.co.uk

Karelia Software is recognized for groundbreaking innovation and design. From its very first product, Watson (MacWorld “Eddy” and Apple Design Award for “Most Innovative Application”), Karelia Software products continue to bring home awards and distinctions.

Founded by Dan Wood and Terrence Talbot, Karelia Software operates as a distributed team of developers with a passionate focus on a single goal: to create simple, elegant, and intuitive software that empowers and delights OS X and iOS users worldwide.

Karelia’s flagship product, Sandvox® (Apple Design Award runner-up for "Best Mac OS X User Experience"), is an application for creating websites, developed after hearing—all too often—that building a great website from scratch was just too difficult for most people. The Hit List helps people manage the chaos of modern life with less stress and more fun. These and other Karelia apps and Open Source Projects all reflect the focused approach distinctive in all Karelia software.

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.

If you can't make it for logistical reasons, but finances allow please consider gifting a ticket.

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.