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Edinburgh Storm CoderDojo

Aug 23 2018 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

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 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 13 without their parents or legal guardians permission.

SDST - Glasgow: Applying Predictive Analytics in HR

Aug 23 2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Supported Events

Eyecademy will talk about their Predictive analytics tool ‘seeHR’ which applies Data science techniques to HR data. In particular they will discuss the problem that they were trying to solve, the technology behind it , why they chose to use this tech stack, how they integrated the data science calculations into the product and what data science they used to produce the results.

Practical Data Science For Beginners

Aug 25 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
External Events

The purpose of this group is to gain hands-on experience working with data.

We want a no-pressure, open, non-judgmental space for beginners and those early in their data careers to meet and work on our various data projects. We want to learn from and help each other.

We use different tools for our projects, including R, Python, Neo4j, D3, etc.

Implementing the Digital Health and Care Strategy across the third sector

Sep 04 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
External Events

Attend this free and practical event organised by the ALLIANCE, SCVO, CCPS and VHS to find out about next steps for implementing Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy and to discuss what actions your organisation (and the third sector could collectively) take to ensure successful delivery.

Data in Health and Social Care

Sep 05 2018
External Events

Health Care in the UK is facing many issues such as the lack of adoption of data gather for predictive analytics in health and social care. This is exacerbated by the increased demands of an ageing population. In the future, systems need to be created in a way that are more patient-centric, and which allow for citizens to be cared for in a holistic way.

This conference presents some of the research and best practice within next generation health care infrastructures for large-scale data integration across domains and stakeholders, and how they could bring benefits to all involved. A key focus is on the capture and analysis of data across health and social care.

ODSC Europe Online Warm-Up (Free)

Sep 05 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
External Events

We are very excited to our ODSC Europe next month! As we get closer to the conference, we want to invite you to participate in ODSC Europe's Online Warm-Up.

We will features 4 speaker from our upcoming ODSC Europe conference in London each of which will present a 30 minute session, including:

Jeffrey Yau, PhD - Multivariate time series forecasting using statistical and machine learning models
Muzahid Hussain - Debugging and visualizing Tensorflow programs with images
Dr. Jan Freyberg - Interactive data visualisation in python
Dr. Colin Gillespie - Getting to grips with the Tidyverse ®

Edinburgh Women in Technology: Breaking in to tech

Sep 05 2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
External Events

I'm delighted to announce the next Women in Technology Meetup in Edinburgh! After a short sabbatical, we are excited to 'break back into technology' with our next session, hearing from successful women telling us their stories covering different routes into tech.

It promises to be an exciting evening with opportunities to connect with likeminded individuals and be inspired!

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Sep 13 2018 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


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.


Sep 14 2018 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
External Events

SQLGLA is a free Data Platform community event returning to Scotland on Friday 14th September 2018. Founded in 2017, their aim is to grow the Data Platform community in Scotland & the UK as a whole by bringing attendees together with free, high quality training from experienced speakers supported by generous sponsors.

CodeTheCity 14 - Archaeology Meets Data Science

Sep 15 2018
External Events

Join us as we dig deep into the history of Aberdeen!

In 2006-2007 an excavation took place of St Nicholas Kirk. It uncovered over a thousand sets of human remains, a rich collection of artefacts, and structural parts of the building going back over a thousand years.

Much of the post-excavation analysis and research is still ongoing.

Using photographs, paper records, some physical artefacts, and a 3D point-cloud data of a scan of the interior of the church, the aim of this weekend is to

  • create digital artefacts, and create prototypes to interact with, and visualise, the finds,
  • experiment with technologies such as 3D modelling and visualisation of remains, recovered articles and the building itself,
  • assist public understanding, deliver educational benefits and increase awareness of the archaeology and the Mither Kirk project.

Whatever your skills or background you can contribute to this exciting project.

Scottish International Week

Sep 17 2018 to Sep 21 2018
External Events

50 Events : 12 Locations : 60 International Speakers

The goal of SIW18 is to support Scottish based companies scale across the UK and Internationally, through the delivery of peer lead events.

If you are a business leader, director, entrepreneur, or investor involved with a scaling or established business, then SIW18 is for you.

At SIW18 you will hear from those who have built global businesses and those in the process of taking their business international. You will learn what works and what to avoid.

You will also have the opportunity to discuss with international experts, in private 1-on-1 sessions, how to address your particular challenges.

Advanced Technologies for Industry 4.0

Sep 19 2018
External Events

High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analytics technologies give a competitive advantage to companies across the world. How can Scottish engineering and manufacturing industries benefit?

EPCC is perfectly positioned to provide these novel technologies to Scottish industry. We believe that the expertise and support already available in Scotland can create considerable advantage for the country’s engineering and manufacturing sectors.

In partnership with CeeD, we will host a half-day event to explain how companies can exploit the potential of new technologies and take advantage of the assistance available in Scotland from relevant partners and organisations.

DataFest19 Launch event with Cathy O'Neil

Sep 20 2018 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Data Lab Events

Join for a Morning of Insightful Talks Around Data and Ethics

Last March, a snow storm in New York meant that one of our Data Summit keynote speakers, Cathy O'Neil, couldn't make it across the Atlantic as all flights were cancelled. We said at the event that we would get her to come to Scotland later in the year, and the day has come. Cathy will be in Edinburgh on 20 September to help us launch DataFest19, and you are invited to join the event. We will soon announce a couple more speakers who will be joining the discussion.

We look forward to seeing you at the DataFest19 launch, and share some exciting news with you there!

**If you attended DataSummit18, and haven't received your code to access a free ticket for this event, please contact us at

CodeClan Edinburgh CoderDojo

Sep 20 2018 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.

We have a newsletter to be kept up to date with future events, register here.

ScotSoft: Scotland's leading tech conference

Sep 27 2018
External Events

A unique thought leadership event, the Forum offers a packed programme for visionaries, business leaders and managers; highly rated by delegates, this is the must-attend technology event of the year.

300+ attendees, predominantly a mixture of CEO’s/Managing Directors of Scottish companies and IT Directors/Senior Managers from blue-chip organisations in financial services, energy and the public sector.

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Oct 04 2018 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


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.

Open Data Camp

Nov 03 2018 12:00 am - Nov 04 2018 12:00 am
External Events

We are delighted to announce that Open Data Camp is returning once again. Open Data Camp 6 will be the weekend of 3/4th November, hosted by the University of Aberdeen. We will share details about the venue in due course.

We are really grateful to the University of Aberdeen for offering to host Open Data Camp, and to the team at ODI Aberdeen / Code the City for volunteering to bring ODC 6 to their city.

SICSA DemoFest 2018

Nov 06 2018
External Events

SICSA DemoFest is the largest event of its kind in Scotland. Now in its eleventh year, it showcases the very best of Informatics and Computing Science research from all of Scotland’s Universities.

DemoFest provides a perfect opportunity for your organisation to experience, first-hand, the cutting-edge research taking place in Scottish universities. Our exhibitors will talk about their research, tell you why it’s important to your organisation, and demonstrate their technology working in real-time.

The event also provides a space for you to discuss future collaborations, business opportunities, internships, employment opportunities and much more.

CENSIS 5th Technology Summit

Nov 08 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
External Events

CENSIS is Scotland’s centre of excellence for Sensor Systems and the Internet of Things. Now in its fifth year, the Technology Summit attracts hundreds of delegates for a day of presentations, exhibitions, discussion and networking. Register to explore this year’s theme of ‘disruption and disruptive technologies in sensor systems and IoT’.

  • Hear from challenge providers.
  • Listen to use cases and business case for new IoT and sensor-based models for economic growth.
  • Meet exhibitors from industry and academia showcasing new technologies.
  • Network and connect with key business people and researchers.

This year’s keynote speaker is Hugo Fiennes, CEO of Electric Imp. Hugo's stellar career includes time at Apple where he was the hardware lead for the first four generations of the iconic iPhone. He also helped build the Nest thermostat. It was during his time at Nest that Hugo realised connected devices were going to change the world for the better, but only if they were secure, maintainable, and flexible, and so Electric Imp was born.

Free to attend. Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities available.


Digital Health & Social Care Conference

Nov 28 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
External Events

The Digital Health and Social Care Conference on 28 November at the University of Strathclyde, Technology and Innovation Centre anchors Scotland's Digital Health & Social Care Week 26-30 November 2018. The Chair for this year's conference will be Dr. Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government.

The conference programme is a collaboration between the Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, eHealth Scottish Government teams, NHS 24 (SCTT), Local Government Digital Office, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Alliance.

Engage 2018

Nov 29 2018 to Nov 30 2018
External Events

At the Engage Conference this year we’ll be exploring new futures for university public engagement; celebrating the NCCPE’s 10 year anniversary; and taking stock of the lessons learned. Weaving in stories from people who have been working to embed public engagement in their practice and institutions – and with provocation from outside the sector - Engage 2018 will help set the foundations for the road ahead.

Our call for contributions is now open. If you're interested apply by 18th June.

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