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  • CodeClan Industry Partner Inoapps specialises in delivering ERP solutions to large public and private sector customers using Oracle Cloud applications and technologies. Since 2016 they’ve been working with us to grow their product development team in their Linlithgow based “Centre of Excellence” – so far, they have hired more than 15 of our graduates. We spoke […] The post Meet our Partner of the Month! Inoapps appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 17th Jul by CodeClan
  • Incident features in new National Cyber Security Centre report The post Airport email scam prevented by UK’s cyber defence agency appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th Jul by Future Scot
  • CodeClan welcomed G14, the latest cohort of students to our Glasgow campus this week. CodeClan always attracts students from an interesting number of backgrounds. Our 14th cohort of students in Glasgow, or G14 as we call them in-house, are no exception. The students in G14 include linguists, a physicist, a marketer, a telecoms engineer, a […] The post Welcome G14! appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 16th Jul by CodeClan
  • UK Government partners with South Korea on project with 5G RailNext The post Glasgow subway to feature in 5G ‘infotainment’ demonstrator appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th Jul by Future Scot
  • ADLANTIC's data-focused service will help companies export products and services in international markets The post Glasgow data marketing agency launches ‘buck Brexit’ service for SMEs appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th Jul by Future Scot
  • Registers of Scotland and Ordnance Survey have launched the Geovation Scotland accelerator scheme The post Accelerator launched for mapping and location tech start-ups appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th Jul by Future Scot
  • 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... The post Payments Project – Alpha Partner wanted! appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 12th Jul by Scottish Government
  • The data and AI innovation centre has 'ambitious plans' for the North East The post The Data Lab expands reach into Aberdeen with key appointment and new office space appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 11th Jul by Future Scot
  • The work-based learning schemes are enabling S5 and S6 school students to get a taste of digital The post Foundation Apprenticeships help equip students with vital digital skills and provide a pathway into tech careers appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 11th Jul by Future Scot
  • Ashley Sole knows a thing or two about moving to the cloud — in this piece he shares his hard-won knowledge from Skyscanner’s recent project: the migration of 300 services from an estate comprising five data centres and 7,000 VMs — to AWS Empty racks and happy faces — Skyscanner team members celebrating the completion of a mammoth AWS migration projectHere at Skyscanner, at the end of 2018 we completed our migration to the cloud (AWS). This concludes a 3 year journey of moving Skyscanner from on-premise data centers to being fully hosted in the cloud. For the people working on the migrations, it has at times felt like a never-ending journey. We are immensely proud of our achievement - cloud migrations are not simple and we’ve learned a lot along the way. Many other companies have been on a journey to cloud for far longer than us and made less progress. At the end of 2018, the hardware hosting Skyscanner in the data centers was approaching 7 years old, so at the start of last year we h...
    Posted Thu 11th Jul by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • QuantIC, the University of Glasgow-led centre for quantum-enhanced imaging systems, will be funded over next five years The post Quantum research hub which developed cameras that can ‘look around corners’ secures £28m in further funding appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 11th Jul by Future Scot
  • NHS 24 is working with NHS England to see how new service can meet 'Scottish requirements' The post The electronic doctor will see you now. NHS begins collaboration with Amazon Alexa appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th Jul by Future Scot
  • Jordan recently wrote ‘How I Discovered Code’ about his motivation for applying to CodeClan as a student, and how his experience gained from long-distance running inspired him make it through the intense Professional Software Development course. We liked it so much, we asked if we could share it here. At the tail end of last […] The post How I Discovered Code appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 10th Jul by CodeClan
  • Donation to University of Glasgow is 'largest-ever' and will help construction of new research hub The post Billionaire philanthropists donate $7.5m to Glasgow University’s bid to become world-leading precision medicine hub appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 10th Jul by Future Scot
  • Companies issued with 'intention to fine' notices totalling £282m The post British Airways and Marriott International hotel chain face huge fines under new GDPR data breach rules appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 9th Jul by Future Scot
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is to use algorithms which can 'learn' how clinicians work The post Scotland’s largest health board introducing sophisticated AI tool which ‘mimics’ pathologists appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 9th Jul by Future Scot
  • ISP firm Beaming found attacks jumped by 179% in Q2 of this year The post Cyber attacks on British businesses rise sharply with one in seven traced to China appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 9th Jul by Future Scot
  • The goal of adding an additional £20Bn to Scotland’s economy drew a little closer this week, with the first cohort of students in CodeClan’s ground-breaking Data Analysis course, the first of its kind in the country, starting work. The students are at the start of a 14-week journey to become trained data analysts, with the […] The post CodeClan Contributing to Scotland’s £20Bn Data Boom appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 4th Jul by CodeClan
  • Hi everyone, 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 (slides here) 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
  • The recent conclusion of our Alpha phase is the culmination of several months’ work to understand and test some specific ideas related to digital identity in more detail. We are grateful to all stakeholders who have assisted us in this important phase of the digital identity programme. So what have we learned and what are... The post Digital Identity Scotland – OIX White Paper appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Wed 3rd Jul by Scottish Government
  • This blog is by Dr Dhruv Sharma, User Reaserch Lead at the Scottish Government. Amongst all the exciting stuff I do within Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Designer, one crucial part of my job is replying to the question, “so, what does Scottish Approach to Service Design actually mean?”   Thankfully we now have... The post Scottish Approach to Service Design: Creating Conditions for Change appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Wed 3rd Jul by Scottish Government
  • I’m lucky enough to regularly attend a range of different conferences, expos and events, and the perspective from outside the organisation is a great way to remember that we have something pretty special happening at CodeClan. I recently spoke to 140 inward investment specialists working with Scottish Development International, who are located all around the […] The post Melinda’s Memo, July 2019 appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 2nd Jul by CodeClan
  • Our next event is our Workshop and Helpdesk on Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 from 18:00 until 20:30 PLEASE NOTE: NO VENUE YET CONFIRMED FOR THIS EVENT.WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER UPDATES… WE’LL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS WE DO. WordPress Helpdesk Just started with WordPress and still finding your way around? Confused by all […] The post WordPress Workshop & HelpDesk appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Tue 2nd Jul by WPGlasgow
  • Hate to wait: how Skyscanner used module caching to cut iOS app build speed in half CI/CD specialist Aron Pammer helps Skyscanner app developers satisfy their serious need for speed. In this post he describes how module caching saved our developers a lot of the most valuable commodity we have: time. Modular architecture of a different kind — the exterior of the Plaza Carso building in Mexico City, Mexico (photo: Federica Rho)Our users are Skyscanner’s own app developers, and we want them to have an awesome experience while developing. When we held sessions to figure out what the main pain point was for our developers the most mentioned one was…build speed. Our build speed was extremely slow. It was not unusual to wait hours for an iOS validation to complete. Fortunately, the local development flow is a bit faster because: xcodebuild’s incremental build time (you already built the app once locally, changed something, and pressed rebuild) helps a lot, because you don’t need to rebuild...
    Posted Fri 28th Jun by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • 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 […] The post codebar Celebrates 2nd Anniversary in Edinburgh appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 26th Jun by CodeClan
  • After perfecting your CV, overcoming your interview fears can be the key difference between securing that dream job and being told, ‘sorry there were better candidates.’ Part of our work with students is to ensure they are fully prepared for interviews. To make sure of this, we have developed a whole week of Careers activity […] The post Overcoming Your Interview Fears appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 25th 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
  • Blog by Sophie Finlayson, Scottish Government – Data, Statistics and Digital Identity Division. We wanted to share a few of the highlights from the European Commission’s Sharing and Reuse Conference which Roger Halliday and the Data Standards team attended in Bucharest last week. What’s it all about? The European Commission run a programme called ISA2... The post Sharing and Reuse Conference: Bucharest 2019 appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 21st Jun by Scottish Government
  • For more background read this post and this one.  Last weekend we hosted the second Aberdeen Air Quality hack weekend in recent months. Coming out it there are a number of tasks which we need to work on next. While some of these fall to the community to deliver, there are also significant opportunities for us to work … Continue reading AQ – what’s next?
    Posted Fri 21st Jun by Code The City
  • Kevin Cunnington will depart his GDS role and will join the newly-created International Government Service The post Head of Government Digital Service to take on role ‘promoting government services around the world’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 21st Jun by Future Scot
  • Audit Scotland makes recommendations to improve delivery of government's digital strategy The post Public spending watchdog warns national digital aims hindered by skills and leadership challenges appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 21st Jun by Future Scot
  • Partnership will see firm support schoolchildren from areas of Glasgow with socioeconomic barriers to participation The post BJSS partners with Glasgow Science Centre to provide new computer coding opportunities to schoolchildren aged 12-14 appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 20th Jun by Future Scot
  • Our students come from a variety of different experiences and skill sets. See eight of many roles of our graduates came from, and why they decided to break away to work towards a new career in tech. 1. Charlotte- Midwife “I think a lot of people thought (and still think) I was nuts to leave […] The post No tech background, no problem! 8 career changers from different backgrounds appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 20th Jun by CodeClan
  • Series A funding will help Intelligent Growth Solutions build robotics, AI and IoT capabilities The post Scottish ‘vertical farmers’ secure £5.4m investment from US agri-tech venture capital fund appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • Tech entrepreneurs prepare for return to market with smart home security solution The post Edinburgh tech duo pledge to ‘disrupt’ home security market appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • Accenture helping disadvantaged young people on two-week digital placement The post Global consulting firm offering unemployed young people the chance to ‘get into tech’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 18th Jun by Future Scot
  •   It’s hard to believe it’s June, but here we are. We’re officially at the halfway point of 2019 and in this month’s blog, our Agile coach Dean Rhodes takes the centre stage. In this blog Dean highlights his experience attending the Scottish Digital Champions programme, the lessons learned and the interesting ways they are... The post Champions in action: my reflections by Dean Rhodes appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Tue 18th Jun by Scottish Government
  • 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 […] The post Congratulations! Cohort E29 Graduates appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 18th Jun by CodeClan
  • A tech skills charity has warned that not enough is being done to direct young girls towards a career in digital. Digital Xtra Fund – supported by business and government – says more needs to be done to tackle a ‘gender imbalance’ which starts early and accounts for just 23% of the tech workforce being women. Digital Xtra Fund, a charity set-up to encourage more young people to take part in extracurricular digital activities and inspire them to consider a career in tech, is warning businesses that this gender imbalance starts from a very young age and the best way The post Tech skills charity warns not enough being done to direct young girls towards digital careers appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 17th Jun by Future Scot
  • 'Transformation' on the agenda as new Chief Executive of NHS Scotland takes the reins The post Health service veteran appointed as new Chief Executive of NHS Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 17th Jun by Future Scot
  • We caught up with one of our grads Alex on his newest project Red Sand, an action arcade style fighting game. We discussed his inspirations behind the game, and how CodeClan helped push him in the right direction to put his vision onto a screen. What did you do before CodeClan? I first moved to Edinburgh […] The post Meet our Grads: Alex, self-published game developer appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 17th Jun by CodeClan
  • Conference reflects efforts to build 'ready-made network' of IT security experts at global level The post ‘Largest-ever’ gathering of infosec specialists for five-day conference in Edinburgh appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 17th Jun by Future Scot
  • Edinburgh-based hospitality tech innovator allows customers to round-up card payments for charity The post Zonal turns pennies into £400,000 with digital charity box partnership appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 13th Jun by Future Scot
  • Kevin Cunnington of the Government Digital Service believes legacy systems are costly and a barrier to change The post We’ve digitised public services – now it’s time to transform them. And legacy systems are on the hit list appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 13th Jun by Future Scot
  • Demand for developers is growing in both Edinburgh and Glasgow according to a new report from Tech Nation, while logistics company TNT ranks Edinburgh in the fourth spot, as one of the UK’s Top Tech Cities. Research in A Bright Tech Nation reveals that the role of ‘software developer’ remains the most highly demanded across […] The post Demand For Developers Growing Across Scotland appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 13th Jun by CodeClan