The bidder day on 19 June at the Civtech offices in Edinburgh was a great success. 32 people from 22 companies joined us to hear about our future plans, service standards and ways of working. There was a lively questions and feedback session which was incredibly useful for the programme team. We will be issuing...
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Posted Fri 12th Jul by Scottish Government
Our next meeting will take place on the 17th of July, from 5.30pm, in Appleton Tower room 2.14 (see the map below for further details). As usual, the meeting will be open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are very welcome!
Our first speaker is Ian White, from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh. He will be discussing:
The stan MCMC package for R
Stan is open-source software for statistical modelling and high-performance statistical computation. It provides, among other things, full Bayesian statistical inference with MCMC sampling, approximate Bayesian variational inference, and penalized maximum likelihood estimation with optimization. For an overview, see Carpenter et al’s 2017 paper on Stan: A probabilistic programming language. I will give some simple examples using the R interface to Stan (package RStan).
Our second speaker will be Russell Hyde, Research Associate at the Institute of Cancer Sciences withi...
Posted Thu 4th Jul by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
codebar, which enables women, underrepresented groups and LGBTQ people to learn computer languages and code in a safe, friendly environment is marking its second anniversary in Edinburgh with a record cohort of students and coaches. Originally launched in London in 2013, codebar now has 23 active chapters worldwide, including Edinburgh, where there are currently 287 students […]
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Posted Wed 26th Jun by CodeClan
After watching the institutional lino floor in the main lab crumble under our feet exposing the bare concrete it was time to do something. After furniture Jenga and 3 coats of floor paint we have a “new” floor ready to support our hacking.. Thanks to everyone that helped out!
Posted Sun 23rd Jun by Edinburgh Hacklab
Friday 14th of June marked the graduation of CodeClan’s 29th cohort of Edinburgh students (or E29 as they’re affectionately known). Every CodeClan cohort is different and every graduation is special. We never know quite what to expect. In the past we’ve had tears, cheers, music, stand-up comedy, even an epic rap battle. E29 decided to […]
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Posted Tue 18th Jun by CodeClan