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Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

We created our first MOOC and people liked it

Our Executive Education Advisor Craig Paterson talks about our new free online learning course, Driving Value from Data. This is the perfect opportunity to try this course while we’re all staying at home!  Sign up now for the current course run. (For some helpful advice from Craig about designing your own online learning course, check

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Working from home, a silver lining and some links for you

Blog by Gina Finch, The Data Lab At The Data Lab, it’s been quite an adjustment to have everybody working from home full time, for the foreseeable. We’ve been really well supported in the transition, making good use of tools such as Slack and Team for staying in touch. Having daily chats where we all

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Inverness event Chris Neumann and Steve Blythe sitting

The DataFest20 week in Inverness

Blog by Karen O’Hanlon, our Business Development Executive, Inverness Hub This time last year as I was in the audience for the Executive Launch of DataFest19 in Inverness and hearing about the TDL’s 4th and newest Hub in Inverness. Twelve months later and I’m back! But this time, I’ve joined Kate Forbes MSP, Gillian Docherty and

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What schools can do to close ‘bleak’ Stem gender gap

Guest blog by Toni Scullion, Secondary Teacher and founder of DressCode   Girls are the ‘greatest untapped population of Stem professionals’ – but teacher Toni Scullion has ideas for changing mindsets The number of young girls studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) subjects – particularly computing science – is falling in schools in Scotland. So

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Smiling The Data Lab team sat around the Board table with lots of baking goods on the table

A week is a long time….

By Gillian Docherty OBE, CEO of The Data Lab This time last week on Wednesday we had three calls through the day which culminated in the decision to cancel the remainder of DataFest20.  We realised early on Wednesday morning that the momentum was shifting fast with COVID-19 and we felt it was only right that

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