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October 2019

Data Science and Cyber: Cryptography (Symmetric Key, Hashing and Key Ex)

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT
Edinburgh, EH10 5DT GB
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This workshop will provide an outline of the methods used in symmetric key encryption, key exchange and hashing. The Data Labs have helped fund the Data Science of Cyber Security course. Overall the content will provide one of the most extensive coverage of Data Science within Cyber Security. It splits into four main units – ... Read more

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Data science ethics book club #6 – AI & bad credit: the impact of automation on financial inclusion

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
If attending in London: Deloitte @ 1 New St Square, EC4A 3HQ; If Edinburgh: CodeClan @ 37 Castle Terrace, EH1 2EL GB + Google Map

We'll be meeting in London, Edinburgh and online - and we'd love you to join the discussion.  Topic: Financial inclusion and AI Our next data science ethics bookclub is on AI and bad credit: the impact of automation on financial inclusion. You are welcome to pick from this reading list, depending on your interest and the time ... Read more

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HackSTIR Interactive Data Science Workshop for Science, Technology and Innovation Research

October 21 - October 25
Nesta, 58 Victoria Embankment
London, EC4Y 0DS
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HackSTIR is a 5-day immersive hack week to be held at Nesta. Workshop participants will learn about new open source technologies used to analyse, link, and communicate datasets relating to science, technology and innovation research. The week will consist of interactive tutorials, facilitated data exploration, hands-on software development, and guest seminars from domain experts.

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Big Data & Health Economy Focus Group – Social & Economic Value

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SCDI, 1 Cadogan Square Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7HF
Glasgow, G2 7HF GB
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Big Data & Health Economy Research Project SCDI has launched a new research project, which will explore how Scotland can better utilise health & social care data to improve the nation’s health and wealth, with a call to action for SCDI members to get involved. The Big Data & Health Economy research project has begun ... Read more

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DASA Highlands Roadshow- Oban

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Regent Hotel, Corran Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5PZ
Oban, PA34 5PZ GB
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Join the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) as they journey across Scotland and discover how DASA finds and funds innovation. DASA will be hosting briefings in Oban, Fort William, Inverness and Thurso between 22-29 October 2019 aimed at interested parties from academia and industry.A DASA Regional Innovation Partner (IP) will brief about DASA in Oban, ... Read more

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Holyrood Connect Public Sector Data Protection

October 23
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, UK

Holyrood Connect Public Sector Data Protection is a conference which provides an invaluable opportunity to come together with colleagues across the sector and build a clear strategic understanding of how to remain compliant, and how to leverage data protection and security to benefit the organization. The attendees can also hear from expert speakers and thought ... Read more

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Graduate Event @ Leidos

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Skypark 1 8 Elliot Place (3rd floor), Glasgow G3 8EP

Leidos is a global technology, science and engineering company, committed to making the world safer, healthier and more efficient. Join us on Wednesday 23rd October for some pizza and a chat with our friendly team about Leidos' exciting work in Scotland and how our graduate programme could be your next step to success… Please pre-register.

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Open Data Mixer

October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
Business School, The University of Edinburgh, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS
Edinburgh, EH8 9JS GB
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From product development to career opportunities, this event will explore the multitude of ways public open data can help to transform our lives. A new and creative approach will introduce a game-like element, making for a fun, collaborative and engaging learning experience. You’ll be able to improve your data literacy and discover the potential uses ... Read more

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Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo) – October 24th

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Leith Assembly Room, 43 Constitution St,, Edinburgh, EH6 7BG
Edinburgh, EH6 7BG GB
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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 ... Read more

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Offshore Wind Hackathon

October 28 - October 29
Glasgow Science Centre 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

The Catapult is partnering with ScottishPower Renewables, National Grid and the Energy Technology Partnership to host our first-ever hackathon, taking place 28-29 October at the Glasgow Science Centre. With a £10,000 prize pot available, the two-day hackathon centres around an industrial data-led challenge set by ScottishPower Renewables, with the aim of developing a prototype solution ... Read more

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