Scotland is quickly becoming one of the most vibrant tech hubs on the planet, fuelled by the success of Skyscanner, FanDuel and Freeagent – among other players. This success isn’t just consigned to one region either, with pioneering activities taking place not only in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but also in Aberdeen, Dundee and central Scotland. However, much like the rest of the UK, Scotland is also battling a digital skills deficit. If this upward curve in tech innovation is to continue – and in light of Brexit – the Scottish tech sector must ensure that it is equipped with the
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Posted Tue 16th May by Future Scot
Philippa Christie and Dan Chapman – a couple from Aberdeen who both work at Glasgow-based ideas agency Equator – recently travelled to the Developer Week Conference and Festival in San Francisco and while there, managed to come out on top in a prestigious hackathon. Here’s Philippa’s report from the conference: DeveloperWeek was on a scale unlike anything I’d witnessed before. When I saw 800 hackers packed into one room, all typing away at the speed of light, I knew I wasn’t in Scotland anymore… A memorable birthday surprise I work as a production manager at Equator, the Glasgow-based ideas agency,
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Posted Fri 24th Mar by Future Scot
Welcome to our second sponsor Aspose. Aspose provide programmers everywhere with a powerful set of file management libraries and APIs. Aspose supports some of the most popular file formats in business, including Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Outlook emails and archives, Visio diagrams, Project files, OneNote documents, and Adobe Acrobat PDF documents. They … Continue reading "Welcome to new sponsor Aspose (File Format APIs)!"
Posted Tue 7th Mar by Open Tech Calendar
Back in July we launched a companion site, Tech In Scotland. As well as events from Open Tech Calendar, this now lists news, Twitter lists, and online communities. As well as the website, we also provide email lists and twitter feeds for each city – so it’s easy for everyone to get the latest info. … Continue reading "Tech In Scotland now lists news, tweets, online communities and companies!"
Posted Mon 13th Feb by Open Tech Calendar
A new initiative promoting greater use of female role models and mentors in schools has been launched as part of Scotland’s strategy to tackle the gender imbalance in digital technology.
Posted Fri 10th Feb by Scotland IS
Open Rights Group are advertising for a new Scotland Director to start in April.
Posted Mon 30th Jan by Open Rights Group
Aberdeen primary school shows how technology can transform learning
Posted Thu 15th Dec by Future Scot