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DataFest STEM event with picture of Tim Peake as astronaut

The DataFest20 STEM programme

As part of DataFest we run a series of events across Scotland that promotes STEM within primary and secondary schools with a focus on technology. These events range from talks, hackathons and conference style events.

Building the future of data science and artificial intelligence starts at school level. We currently do extensive work with universities and upskilling those already in employment, however where we tend to lack involvement is around primary and secondary education. DataFest offered us the opportunity to host a number of events around Scotland curated specifically for pupils at both primary and secondary schools.

These events are aimed at inspiring students about the opportunities data science and AI present, whilst also enabling them the chance to see some of the countries leading speakers in the area.

Women In Data Science

Part of the world-wide Women in Data Science initiative by Stanford University, this event brings together women data scientists and school girls to showcase what a data career looks like, and inspire the female data leaders of the future.
To partake in the Women In Data Science event please contact Toni at and register your interest for the Cyber Treasure Hunt Competition.


DataFest STEM Aberdeen

Catered for secondary school students in the Aberdeen area, we will have interactive talks from local and national speakers, including Tim Peake, discussing various topics that are prevalent in the data science world today.

DataFest STEM Edinburgh

An event focused on primary school students in the Lothians, there will be a number of talks from inspiring individuals from the area and further afield, including none other than astronaut Tim Peake.

For DataFest STEM Aberdeen and Edinburgh we are running a competition to gain admittance and full details can be found here.


Find out more about these events and how to register for them on


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