News & blog

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

There’s No Such Thing as a Stupid Question

Questions are the bedrock of human civilization. Ever since Homo Erectus first emerged we’ve been questioning the world around us; can I eat this? What’s that thing with all the teeth hurtling towards me? What is the meaning of life? – and so on. While only one of those has been definitively answered (42 being

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World class data science ‘Boot Camp’ launched in UK

We are delighted to launch the first Data Lab professional development boot camp in collaboration with The Data Incubator, a leading US data science training organisation led by Michael Li, a former NASA analyst whose US-based courses are ‘harder to get into than Harvard’. Scotland’s first ever Data ‘Boot Camp’ will be delivered this September

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Reflections on a Successful Learning Journey to New York

During the first week of December The Data Lab and Scottish Development International (SDI) hosted a very successful and enjoyable trip to New York with 5 Scottish Data related businesses who attended the Chief Data Officer Summit and visited companies like IBM Watson, Dataminr, Cognito, The New York Tech Alliance and UNICEF. We had the

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The CivTech® pilot breaks cover

Guest blog by CivTech® The Scottish Government’s CivTech® pilot brings together private sector innovation, public organisations and citizens to develop more efficient and effective products and services, which will translate to new, better, faster and easier experiences for users. By asking the talented tech community to solve open challenges rather than closed tenders, we open

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A much better way to visualise data: NULLMIGHTY

Guest post by Astrid Michelsen, Client Relations Specialist at nullmighty We live in a world of visualisation. There is so much information we share “ we need to adapt our time schedule, our devices, and our relationships to adequately absorb all this amount of information. Data visualisation is a relatively new solution for this collection

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New DataFest cooking after Data Talent Scotland success

On Wednesday 16th March, The Data Lab, MBN Solutions and WeAreTheFuture hosted the first edition of Data Talent Scotland, an event for anyone and everyone studying, working or just plain interested in Data Science in Scotland. We had over 500 guests, and a packed line-up of great Scottish-based speakers and practical workshops to help people

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Data Science Boot Camp Upskills Scottish Data Scientists

The Data Lab delivered a three-week Data Science Boot Camp in Edinburgh from 12th September for 42 attendees. The Boot Camp was developed in partnership with New York’s globally renowned The Data Incubator, whose courses are reputedly harder to get into than Harvard, as part of a drive to plug the nation’s data skills gap.

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Learning Journey: Strata + Hadoop San Jose, March 2017

After the success of last year’s visit to San Jose, The Data Lab in collaboration with Scottish Development International (SDI) are delighted to support a limited number of places to attend the Strata + Hadoop World: Make Data Work Conference in San Jose, California taking place from 13 to 16 March 2017. Passes for the

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