News & blog

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

DataFest21 Launch event 25th March 2021

Join us as we launch DataFest21

DataFest is back for 2021 and we’ll be starting the year off with a fantastic free virtual event on the 25th of March We will have a speaker addressing climate change and a discussion panel that will set the scene for our three themed DataFest weeks – #OurFuture, #OurPeople and #OurPlanet. The event will also

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What The Data Lab MSc project means for Waracle’s clients

Guest blog post by Waracle In December, when most of the Waracle team were thinking about Christmas, our Optimisation team were jumping up and down with excitement when they heard about the opportunity to host a project for a local Data Lab MSc student. You probably hear about ‘Big Data’ in the news every day

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Girl Geek Scotland, Empowering Women in Creativity, Computing and Enterprise

Girl Geek Scotland (GGS), formed in 2008, is a community that enables women working in the creative, computing and enterprise industries to develop a career-long mutual support network through dinners, fundraisers, business breakfasts, research projects and skills workshops. GGS aims to develop a network of women, who are able to support each other at entry-level,

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Urban Tide’s time with a Big Data MSc student

Guest blog post by Urban Tide We had the pleasure of spending the last few months with Big Data MSc student Christopher Lunny at Urban Tide HQ. During his time with us, Christopher did some really interesting things with Transport for London data and developed some incredible data vizualisations (more on that later.) Before he

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Exhibitor opportunities at the Startup Summit 2016

Hailed as one of the most UK’s top events for entrepreneurs, the Startup Summit returns to Edinburgh on 14th November 2016. The Startup Summit brings together startups, world leading entrepreneurs and some of the biggest companies on the planet, all under one roof. Past Startup Summits have seen companies like Ebay, Google, Skyscanner and Fanduel

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An Introduction to Augmented Reality App Development

Guest blog post from Waracle What is Augmented Reality (AR)? The world of mobile technology moves at lightning pace. If you’re a software development manager, trying to stay on top of the latest trends it is almost a full-time job in itself. Staying in tune with the latest trends is tricky “ that’s why we’re

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e-Placement Scotland about to reach 1500 placements

e-Placement Scotland, the employability programme introduced to tackle the IT skills gap, is on the cusp of securing its 1500th paid student placement. With just 19 placements to go, they are offering free job advertisements until they reach that magic number. Could you offer a talented student an opportunity within your ogranisation? The Data Lab

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Meet the IoT Boost winners

Guest blog post from CENSIS Our two-day IoTUK Boost workshop (February 17th and 18th) in Glasgow saw 18 of Scotland’s most innovative SMEs go head-to-head in front of a panel of judges to win one month of incubation support and mentoring aimed at helping the companies bring their commercial ideas to market. The event was

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