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Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup - Aberdeen

May 01 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Following the success of last month's launch event, let's keep the momentum going!

May's event will be dedicated to highlighting the great work going on in data in Aberdeen. We will have three slots, 2 are still open. So, come along to speak about your work, and get support from the local data community.

Whether you are a data scientist, a researcher, or working with kids in the local community to understand and use data, come along, share your passion and listen to others.

We kick off at 18:30 with pizza and beer (etc).

Waracle Blockchain Meetup

May 03 2018 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us at Waracle for an evening with Wallet.Services, Chief Product Officer Stewart Pavitt who will answer “Is blockchain the natural successor to databases?” Stewart has been working in software development since 2002 and has spent the last three years working on identity, authorisation and authentication before joining Wallet Services. During this session, Stewart will cover all of the fundamentals of blockchain and introduce ideas for blockchain in business before introducing Paul Miller and Ronan Sandford from Dundee Blockchain Meetup.

Paul Miller, Senior developer and resident crypto-maniac at City Web Consultants will discuss What is Money and you’ll go away with various perspectives on money and the evolution of Cryptocurrency. To finish the meetup, Ronan Sandford, Co founder and full stack game developer at @etherplay will be exploring and describing the uses and implementation of state and payment channels on Ethereum network in his session on State Channels.

Open Knowledge Edinburgh meet-up #26

May 07 2018 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Edinburgh Napier University is hosting our May meet-up! Once again, there is a great line-up of speakers to get Open Knowledge into the May mood.

Lightning talks confirmed so far:

  • Sally Kerr (Edinburgh Council)
  • Patricia McClay (Barclays Eagle Lab)
  • Allan Lloyds (Product Forge)
  • Oluwaseun Bamgboye (Edinburgh Napier University - ‘Dealing with quality issues in real world sensor data’)- Paul Bradley (SCVO)
  • Ingi Helgason (Edinburgh Napier University - ‘Try out our working MAZI Zone demo built using low cost hardware (Raspberry Pi) and open source software. MAZI means “together” in Greek, and the EU MAZI project is developing a toolkit for building local, community WiFi networks, complete with applications.’)
  • Christopher Stone (Edinburgh Napier University)
  • Paul Bradley (SCVO)

Impact Summit

May 09 2018
External Events

Join us in reimagining the global economy

Every individual has a unique capacity to take action in the face of social and economic inequality. Impact Summit is an opportunity to harness that potential for a purpose no less than the transformation of society.

Get ready to explore: How we live. How we learn. How we work. How we play.

Hear from inspiring speakers. Meet fellow enterprising citizens. Take part in delegate roundtable discussions hosted by a cross-section of business, education and community leaders invested in turning your ideas into actionable strategies for change.

R and Data Science with Steph Locke from Locke data

May 24 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We are privileged to have Steph Locke speaking in Glasgow for our joint meet up with the Glasgow Azure User Group and Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup. Steph will be doing two sessions on data science and R. The first session will be an Introduction to R, then diving deeper with Modern R for data science.

If you have heard of R, or wondered why SQL server now supports it, or you just want to find out a bit more about how it can help you tame your data, then come along.

SLiDInG6 - Scottish Linked Data Interest Group Workshop

May 29 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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SLiDInG6 aims to bring together organisations from industry, government and academia from around Scotland to share different perspectives around Linked Data, and to inform participants of current research on Linked Data and its uptake in industry and government.

We plan to have flash talks to highlight current areas of activity and deployment of Semantic Web technologies. We then plan to have discussion groups focusing on:

  1. What are the killer apps of the Semantic Web?
  2. What are the challenges from industry and government?
  3. Where are the synergies in Semantic Web research in Scotland?
  4. Can we identify projects to push forward for funding?
We hope that the outcome will be the identification of future collaborations and projects that will be developed after the event.

SMAS National Manufacturing Conference

May 30 2018
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The SMAS 'Making Smarter in Scotland' National Manufacturing Conference returns to the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday 30 May, where 400 manufacturing leaders will gather to be inspired, learn, network and debate.

Sponsored by the Bank of Scotland, the 2018 conference features a stellar line-up of keynote speakers including Professor Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK and author of the UK Government’s recently published industrial strategy Made Smarter Review.

The jam-packed programme also includes practical case study led workshops; an exhibition showcasing solution providers and support organisations; a speakers’ corner; improvement rooms and a fabulous networking dinner on the evening of 29 May. Key topics for 2018 include Industry 4.0, Leadership, Investment, Skills, Business Excellence and the Circular Economy.

Register Now at the Early Bird Rate

Register now at the Early Bird Rate of £150 plus VAT per delegate. But hurry, this rate is only available until Friday 20 April 2018.Full ticket price is £200 plus VAT with reduced rates for additional delegates from the same company.

For further information, contact Georgia Goodall at Speakeasy on 0131 557 1288 or

City Analytics

May 30 2018
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In today’s digital, multi-sensored world, cities have become ‘living laboratories’, providing a range of data streams around urban life. What new opportunities arise from these rich data sources; what novel mathematical models and computational tools are required; and what are the relevant data-privacy issues?

A range of speakers from academia and beyond will address these challenges. In addition to computer science and the mathematical sciences, the event will involve and reach out to researchers and practitioners in energy, health, transport, security, commerce and local government. The conference aims to explore opportunities and challenges around the use of rich and varied data streams, to improve quality of human life in urban areas across the world.

Supported by The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Digital Economy Theme

Edinburgh Storm CoderDojo - Build a Robot Car!

May 31 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Build an interactive robot car!

At the heart of the robot is a micro:bit – a programmable computer that will tell the car how fast and where to drive.

We’ll supply the kit and you’ll work in pairs to assemble it and programme the car.

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

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.

Edinburgh MedTech Hackathon

Jun 01 2018 6:30 pm - Jun 03 2018 3:00 pm
External Events

Be part of an educational and engaging weekend of activity in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

MICI Educational Magazine have put together this not for profit initiative. All income generated from ticket sales will go towards organizational costs, such as venue hire and catering. Any remaining revenue will be donated to Kitrinos Healthcare Charity for Refugees.

Find out more:

AIMday Energy

Jun 27 2018
External Events

AIMday is a free one-day event comprised of multiple one-hour workshops based on challenges put forward by companies. Questions posed are made available on this website for academics and researchers to apply their individual expertise to.

We look forward to welcoming organisations working within the energy sector or who have an interest in working in the sector along with academics from a variety of disciplines to address industry challenges relating to the energy theme.

Companies and organisations are invited to submit up to three (3) questions up until 11 May 2018 by visiting the Registration for Organisations page. The question(s) you submit is your entry ticket to AIMday Energy.

SICSA PhD Conference

Jun 28 2018 9:00 am - Jun 29 2018 3:30 pm
Supported Events

The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) PhD Conference has been an annual event for almost a decade. It marks a time where PhD students attending universities all around Scotland get together for a couple of days. During the event students get to attend interesting workshops, talks and social events. Whilst having a chance to showcase their work through the annual student poster and demo sessions.

The event is open to all PhD students in Computer Science and Informatics in Scotland, not just students funded by SICSA. There are no registration fees and two nights accommodation is provided free as the event is fully funded by SICSA. Due to the popularity of the conference, please register early to avoid disappointment. Please note that some of the workshops have limited places so please register early.

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