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Tech Trends 2019- Edinburgh

Jan 16 2019 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
External Events

It's the time again when we look into the future of our fast-changing industry with our popular annual tech trends sessions in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Once again Richard Marshall has agreed to be our guide, sharing his expert views into the key technology and software development trends and how they will impact businesses, society and country.

An entrepreneur and published author, Richard is Principal at digital advisors Concept Gap, and with his unique style will again take the audience on an informative and amusing journey into the new future.

Hands-On Introduction to High Performance Computing

Jan 17 2019 to Jan 18 2019
External Events

This course provides a general introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) using the UK national HPC service, ARCHER, and/or Cirrus as the platforms for the exercises.

Familiarity with desktop computers is presumed but no programming. Linux or HPC experience is required. Programmers can however gain extra benefit from the course as source code for all the practicals will be provided.

The course will run for 2 days. The first day covers the basic concepts underlying the drivers for HPC development, HPC hardware, software, programming models and applications. The second day will provide an opportunity for more practical experience, information on performance and the future of HPC.

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Jan 17 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop us a message about it at edinburgh.cc.uk@coderdojo.com

Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

Bring own laptop or use one of ours, make sure to select the right kind of ticket so we can work out allowance!

Laptop must be have a text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac), access to wifi and a web browser such as Chrome.

If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

Tech Trends 2019- Aberdeen

Jan 17 2019 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
External Events

It's the time again when we look into the future of our fast-changing industry with our popular annual tech trends sessions in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Once again Richard Marshall has agreed to be our guide, sharing his expert views into the key technology and software development trends and how they will impact businesses, society and country.

An entrepreneur and published author, Richard is Principal at digital advisors Concept Gap, and with his unique style will take the audience on an informative and amusing journey into the new future.

Machine Learning Adoption: Enhancing and Automating Decision Making

Jan 22 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Data Lab Events

Machine Learning (ML) is transforming many industries while enabling new types of products and services nobody even dreamed of until recently. The global workforce cannot afford to stay behind the curve on this key technology, and there is a clear need of producing a much larger group of ML-literate professionals, such as managers, analysts, decision makers, developers, and subject matter experts.

In this one-day event, Dr. José Antonio Ortega (Jao) and Dr. Merce Martin, CTO and VP of Applications respectively at BigML, will explore the state of the art in Machine Learning from both technology and business perspectives, with a special stress in its application to solving real-world problems in a variety of domains, including health care, finance, the legal sector, marketing or sales. To that end, they will showcase a series of actual use cases solved by real customers using ML platforms such as BigML’s.

Women who Code Edinburgh

Jan 22 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
External Events

Agenda

6:30-7:00 Registration, food, networking

7:00-7:20 Welcome & chat about WWCode

7:20-8:20 Core Program

8:20-8:30 Wrap Up

Data Space 2019

Jan 24 2019 to Jan 25 2019
External Events

Starting with a drinks reception on 23rd January, DATA.SPACE 2019 will bring together ambitious companies setting out on their space-enabled, data-driven venture with established, global thought-leaders across decision and policy, investment, academia, and industry.

The 2019 agenda will showcase the areas in which satellite data is being used and has the potential to be used across the globe from the oceans to farms, from communication in space to emergency disaster management on the ground, you will hear about how satellite data is transforming sectors across the globe.

Beyond the lab

Jan 24 2019
External Events

This one-day event at the Higgs Centre for Innovation will drive collaboration between academia and industry and promote the talent pool at the University of Edinburgh.

This meeting will bring together leading researchers, experts in cutting-edge technology, successful entrepreneurs, alumni and students. The day will include general talks, panel discussions and networking in extended breaks. There will also be a chance to take a tour of the Higgs Centre for Innovation.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Sheila Rowan, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government
  • Prof Tony Hey, STFC Chief Data Scientist.

See Ourselves As Others See Us

Jan 24 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
External Events

How do those living and working in Scotland who come from outside our country view our working culture and appetite for diversity. How do we compare to other countries and cities today? How do we embrace ideas and people?

Join us for a discussion with Pheona Matovu, Director of Radiant & Brighter, Promilla Caughey, Strategic Polic Advisor First Ministers Policy and Delivery Unit and Petr Wetzel, Owner of WEST & Founder of WEST Women.

Academia-Industry Networking Event: Using Big Data & AI to Detect Cancer

Jan 25 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
External Events

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data is set to revolutionise medicine, including cancer detection. Momentum in the field is building with key players such as Google(1) and Microsoft(2) applying AI to big data in an attempt to improve cancer detection, and the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy pledge of £210 million for using big data and analytics to progress early diagnosis and precision medicine research.The healthcare market for AI is predicted to exceed £7.5 billion by 2024(3), and diagnostics is a major component. However, the potential for AI and big data to detect cancer earlier and benefit patients is far from the current reality, with little research translated into clinical practice to date.

Cancer Research UK is seeking to improve the translation of early detection research; we recognise that increased collaboration between academia and industry will help facilitate this. In partnership with the Innovate UK’s network partner, The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), we are hosting an academia-industry networking event on ‘Early Detection of Cancer using Big Data and AI’. The aim of the meeting is to bring together academic (including clinicians) and commercial researchers to forge new collaborations in the area of big data and AI for cancer detection. We welcome researchers with expertise in this area, as well as researchers with large datasets looking for collaborations to mine them.

The event will be held in the lead up to Cancer Research UK’s new Early Detection Primer Award, which offers up to £100,000 seed funding for novel ideas and can include new collaborations, with little to no preliminary data required. The meeting will include presentations of other available funding opportunities (including <£2.5 million for early detection research), plenary talks and sessions involving pairing of academic and industry researchers based on complementarity, as well as plenty of opportunity for networking.

Let's Talk Data #6 (and books)

Jan 26 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
External Events

The purpose of this group is to create an open, comfortable, and fun space for beginners, and those early in their data careers, to:

-talk about various data-related topics & ideas;

-discuss data (scientific & business) books & articles;

-share tool and learning tips;

-help each other on our projects.

Data Visualization Meetup 2

Jan 28 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
External Events

This session will be about some simple visualization applications - and will certainly not be the last of this kind. We will discuss the following three visualization tools, and we'd love to hear about your favourites too: Graphy by Andrey Vinitsky, and RAWGraphs and Datawrapper by Ben.

As always, there will be the chance to announce any news or interesting information you may want to share with the group. If you have something relevant to tell everyone that will take more than a few minutes, please let us know in advance so we can try to fit you.

Aberdeen Data Meetup Feb 2019

Feb 05 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Data Lab Events

Agenda:

6:30 for pizza and beers.

Talks start at 7pm:

- 7.00 Uplift Modelling: Spend Less & Sell More.

NickRadcliffe, Stochastic Solutions Limited

*Break*

- 7.45 The Anatomy of a Data Science Project.

Adam Sroka, Incremental Group.

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Feb 07 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop us a message about it at edinburgh.cc.uk@coderdojo.com

Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

Bring own laptop or use one of ours, make sure to select the right kind of ticket so we can work out allowance!

Laptop must be have a text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac), access to wifi and a web browser such as Chrome.

If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

CodeClan Edinburgh CoderDojo

Feb 14 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

CodeClan is hosting a monthly event, come along to our coding club to have a go at making your own game, website, stories and much more! We have friendly experienced mentors on hand to help you, making this a fun and social experience! You don’t need any coding experience to come along and anyone aged 7 – 17 is welcome.

The events are free to attend, but booking a place is essential. If you’d like to use your own laptop, please bring it with you.

If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

Digital Health Product Forge

Feb 21 2019 to Feb 24 2019
Supported Events

Join us for Europe's biggest health hackathon where hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will be spending 75 hours realising the future of health.

Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you want to launch a startup, develop a product within an existing organisation, or solve a problem that you have studied at university, this event will leave you equipped will the mindset, teammates and tools for disruption.

You will be supported by some of the best minds in health tech, from data scientists, seasoned entrepreneurs and front line NHS staff. This year we're pleased to welcome the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Catherine Calderwood and the realistic medicine team to the event.

Practice makes perfect! Putting a spotlight data-driven work placements

Feb 22 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
External Events

This half-day conference has two aims. First, to share best practice from student placements involving data analysis. Second, to discuss what future placements designed for developing the skills and talents of tomorrow’s data scientists might look like. The event will bring together academics, professionals and practitioners who take an interest in developing, implementing and assessing bespoke work placements.

Edinburgh Q-Step Conference 2019

Feb 22 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
External Events

This half-day conference has two aims. First, to share best practice from student placements involving data analysis. Second, to discuss what future work-based learning programmes designed for developing the skills and talents of tomorrow's data scientists might look like. The event will bring together academics and non-academics who take an interest in developing, implementing and assessing bespoke work placements. A provisional list of speakers includes Q-Step (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester), Edinburgh Futures Institute, The Data Lab, Scotcen, MBN and the Nuffield Foundation.

Full programme to be announced.

Let's Talk Data #7

Feb 23 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
External Events

The purpose of this group is to create an open, comfortable, and fun space for beginners, and those early in their data careers, to:

-talk about various data-related topics & ideas;

-discuss data (scientific & business) books & articles;

-share tools and learning tips;

-help each other on our projects.

Let's Talk Data #7 - R Markdown hands-on session

Feb 23 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
External Events

Digital Transformation 2019

Feb 26 2019
External Events

Digital Transformation 2019 will explore the process of organisational change and illustrate how organisations are embracing digital transformation to improve their operations. The conference is geared towards senior technologists and digital leaders, providing an insightful peer-led environment and a crucial forum for knowledge exchange, discussion and high-level networking.

Understanding the insider threat, from a lawyer's perspective

Feb 26 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Join Neeraj Thomas, Senior Associate and Colin Hulme, Partner of Burness Paull LLP to discover more about how the insider threat is one that organisations often fail to fully protect themselves from and discuss ways in which you can mitigate the impact should it become your reality.

You'll learn more about the legal avenues for recourse, prevention steps that should be taken to ensure you are covered in the event of a breach and hear stories war stories of cases past where mistakes of others will be under the microscope.

Women who Code Edinburgh

Feb 26 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
External Events

*Location tbc*

Agenda

6:30-7:00 Registration, food, networking.

7:00-7:20 Welcome & chat about WWCode

7:20-8:20 Core Program

8:20-8:30 Wrap up

Exploiting the data-driven revolution : EPCC event

Feb 27 2019 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
External Events

The event will explain why data driven innovation is important for industry. We will also showcase how companies are already using data technologies to enhance commercial performance.

The £661m Data Driven Innovation Programme is working to turn Central Scotland into the data capital of Europe, and EPCC will provide the World Class Data Infrastructure (WCDI) that will underpin it.

This event is for industry representatives and key stakeholders who wish to engage with the Data Driven Innovation Programme.

Sourcing the Next Generation of Talent - Aberdeen

Mar 05 2019 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
External Events

Come along and hear from the staff at ePlacement Scotland, Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University and North East Scotland College to understand how they can help you and your business access the very best of Scotland's up and coming talent pipeline.

Aberdeen Data Meetup March 2019

Mar 12 2019 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Data Lab Events

Note- We've moved this one to the second Tuesday in March to fall within #Datafest 2019. Expect something special.

Agenda:

6.30 for pizza and beers.

Talks start at 7pm:

-Talk 1 tbc

-Talk 2 tbc

Let's Talk Data #8 (and books)

Mar 30 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
External Events

The purpose of this group is to create an open, comfortable, and fun space for beginners, and those early in their data careers, to:

-talk about various data-related topics & ideas;

-discuss data (scientific & business) books & articles;

-share tool and learning tips;

-help each other on our projects.

Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) 2019

Apr 24 2019
External Events

Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) is Scotland's premier technology investor showcase featuring data-driven tech companies seeking funding from seed to series A.

As a standalone event, it features the most innovative data driven tech companies emerging from Scotland, the UK and beyond.

At EIE you will...

-network with fellow investors and entrepreneur

-meet up to 50 pitching companies seeking investment

-hear from industry thought leader through our carefully selected keynotes

-experience the vibrant tech scene and ecosystem that is putting Scotland on the map for technology innovation

#DigitalTech2019

May 09 2019 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
External Events

Details to be confirmed.

#ScotSoft2019

Oct 03 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
External Events

Details to be confirmed.

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