Demystifying Tech (Galashiels)


20 February 2024 13:30 - 15:30


  • Borders College
  • Unit 1 Nether Road
  • Galashiels
  • TD1 3HE



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.


Shona Marsh

Before joining CodeBase, Shona spent 8 years building start-ups and growing the business of one of the Silicon Valley unicorns, Airbnb (inc. building & selling a company to Airbnb). Prior to this, Shona built tourist destination brands and tourism businesses.


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. 


Jules Horne

A Scottish playwright, radio dramatist and fiction writer. Jules has worked in Germany and Switzerland as a translator, editor and BBC radio journalist.  The founder of Texthouse, a writing and communications company includes writing for SEO (Search engine optimisation).  Based in Kelso, Jules works across the creative and tech sectors and has built an MVP for language learning; has just completed work with the Alchemy Film & Arts team on The Big Border Bogle Hunt, a year-long residency culminating in a stage play and augmented reality exhibition and is part of the Creative Coathanger team creating opportunities for people to discover technology through exploration and play. 


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​.