Demystifying Tech (Dumfries)


14 February 2024 13:30 - 15:30


  • SRUC Barony Campus
  • Parkgate
  • Dumfries
  • DG1 3NE



Session 2 of our Intro to Tech Series - brought to you by South of Scotland Enterprise, SRUC, Borders College & techscaler.

In this session we will pull back the curtain and show you how easy it is to use software and explore tools that you can us to build digital products.

At Session 2 you can look forward to hearing from experts including:

Oli Littlejohn - Oli worked at CodeBase across community, partnership and programme roles before joining Stacker, a software platform on a mission to give everybody the ability to create software, whether they can write code or not. Stacker is backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup program in the world. Oli returned to CodeBase and is now VP of R&D at CodeBase and runs the Edinburgh Nocode meetup.


Sarah-Jane Burns - Before joining CodeBase, Sarah-Jane worked in education and business roles, including business support programme and international event delivery for the Scottish space sector, and set up a tech startup. Sarah-Jane has implemented and experimented with lowcode tools in various roles and now is delivering the Techscaler programme in the South of Scotland.


Michael Gardiner - Working in digital strategy and global roles for 15 years, Michael is now at South of Scotland Enterprise bringing digital expertise and knowledge to support and develop businesses across the South of Scotland.



Techscaler is a Scottish Government funded programme, delivered by CodeBase, and offers tailored support for everyone in Scotland who wants to build a startup, whether they are considering a career in startups or are developing, building and scaling an idea.

We offer Community and Member access to world-class education, a peer-led online and offline community, and flexible workspaces.

Techscaler membership is for any prospective or current startup founder, startup employees, or more broadly anyone who is involved in the Scottish tech ecosystem. Membership offers tailored support depending on your goals. When someone applies to become a Techscaler member, our team can direct applicants to the most suitable Techscaler support.


CodeBase helps people build and grow better tech startups through community, education, and workspace. CodeBase promotes and facilitates collaboration in tech innovation by working with startups, scaleups, corporates, governments, academia, investors and the third sector.

Refreshments will be provided for attendees.

About the organiser

South of Scotland Enterprise is the one-stop shop for businesses and enterprising communities throughout Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders​.