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  • Full fibre networks will offer connection speeds of 1Gbps The post Aberdeenshire chosen as one of six areas to pilot UK’s fastest broadband appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 3rd Sep by Future Scot
  • Visitors to Offshore Europe in September will be able to transport themselves to a virtual reality drilling rig, thanks to the latest technology being offered at Robert Gordon University (RGU). The university, which is exhibiting as part of the Aberdeen City and Shire Exhibition Stand (2C20), will have its newest addition to its suite of simulation facilities available for guests to try out. The technology forms part of RGU’s Dynamic Advanced Responsive Training (DART) centre, a joint-venture between KCA Deutag Ltd (KCAD) and the university, which provides realistic real-time training within a virtual drilling environment. RGU, in collaboration with partners KCAD and The post Robert Gordon University brings VR to energy conference appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 30th Aug by Future Scot
  • EventScotland is piloting local learning networks as part of the EventIt regional roadshows, which kick off on Thursday, August 24 in the Borders. The national agency says it wants to “make it easier” to engage with events professionals around the country and will trial the approach at three of the upcoming Eventit regional events, taking place at: Abbotsford House, Melrose – Scottish Borders – Thursday, August 24 Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness – Highlands and Islands – Thursday, September 7 Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre – Aberdeenshire – Wednesday, October 18 Led by Torquil MacLeod, Development Manager – Events Industry, the sessions, from 3 till 5pm, are designed The post Drones on the menu as EventScotland partners with EventIt for local learning networks appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 14th Aug by Future Scot
  • Two of Royal Deeside’s most famous inhabitants will take up new roles this week as tour guides in two villages with the launch of a new, free app. The Discover Deeside app, which has been funded by Aberdeenshire Council, takes users on interactive historical journeys around the villages of Ballater and Lumphanan with Queen Victoria and Macbeth, King of Scotland as guides. The free app uses augmented reality technology to give users the chance to discover more about the area’s royal links and was launched this week to coincide with Ballater’s Victoria Week. Royal links to Deeside Deeside’s links with The post Royals become tour guides in new Discover Deeside app appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 10th Aug by Future Scot
  • A new UK Tech Innovation Index published today by the Open Data Institute and the Digital Catapult shows the most active innovation communities in the UK by industry sector, captured in an online interactive map. The rankings show Edinburgh as having the most active tech innovation community outside of London, closely followed by Glasgow in fourth place.  Of the 36 UK cities included in the Index, the top four cities ranked are London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow.  Aberdeen features in 20th place, with Dundee following in 22nd place. Looking at specific tech sectors, Edinburgh has some of the most active innovation communities outside of London: 2nd for Internet of The post Edinburgh and Glasgow excel in UK Tech Innovation Index appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 1st Aug by Future Scot

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  • Engage Gaming, a new esports venue opening in Aberdeen, is billed as “first dedicated gamers entertainment venue in Aberdeen and Scotland.” Promising to be a venue both for gamers and run by gamers, it provides a place for Aberdeen’s gamers to meet, socialise and compete. In addition to PC, Xbox one, PS4, WII U, mobile and VR games, the venue also has a cafe and a licensed bar. Engage Gaming is situated in the former Stage Door building on North Silver Street, which has now been transformed into a gaming facility with 180sq ft of space. Stewart Gibson, a spokesman for Engage The post New esports bar opens in Aberdeen appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 31st Jul by Future Scot
  • Team finished fourth in the world, third out of UK The post Aberdeen University motor racing students’ Silverstone success appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 26th Jul by Future Scot
  • Aiming to meet the fast growing need for AI-literate workers in range of industries The post Aberdeen University offers funded places on new Artificial Intelligence MSc appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 17th Jul by Future Scot
  • Team will compete in the student motorsport event at Silverstone in July The post Aberdeen University students use 3D printing to make racing car appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 30th Jun by Future Scot
  • With RookieOven I've always tried my best to shine a spotlight on tech companies and happenings across Scotland. The blog has covered startups from Ayr to Aberdeen over the years but last week, for the first time, I added a startup based in California to the RookieOven job board. If we're all about helping Scottish startups why would we do that? Well I think you don't necessarily need to be based in Scotland full time to play a part in our tech community. Here's a few examples.
    Posted Wed 14th Jun by RookieOven
  • Aberdeen University seeks volunteers to test new device The post Can wearable fitness trackers really help you lose weight? appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 23rd May by Future Scot
  • 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 The post Harnessing experimental learning to secure Scotland’s digital future appeared first on FutureScot.
    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, The post When the Scots took on Silicon Valley and won… appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 24th Mar by Future Scot
  • With RookieOven I've always tried my best to shine a spotlight on tech companies and happenings across Scotland. The blog has covered startups from Ayr to Aberdeen over the years but last week, for the first time, I added a startup based in California to the RookieOven job board. If we're all about helping Scottish startups why would we do that? Well I think you don't necessarily need to be based in Scotland full time to play a part in our tech community. Here's a few examples.
    Posted Fri 17th Mar by RookieOven
  • 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