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  • Announcement made as part of Scottish Government's 2018-19 draft budget The post UK’s ‘first universal superfast broadband programme’ launched appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 14th Dec by Future Scot
  • Guest post from Shona Nicol, Head of the Geographical Information Science & Analysis Team The Geographical Information Science & Analysis Team sits within the Digital Directorate of Scottish Government. One of our key areas of work is leading on the Earth Observation (EO) policy for the Scottish Public Sector. This post will outline some of the key areas... The post Earth Observation in the Scottish Public Sector appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Thu 14th Dec by Scottish Government
  • If your New Year’s resolution is to change career into something more rewarding, we can help. At our Edinburgh and Glasgow campuses we teach programming languages including Ruby, Java and JavaScript, immersing students in 16 weeks of classes and projects that train them to the level of junior software developer. Within just five months of... Read More The post Start your coding journey with us in January appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 14th Dec by CodeClan
  • This week I caught up with Monica from Dialexy, where we talked all things translation, machines taking over from humans and that old startup chestnut: how to get people to actually understand what you do.  
    Posted Thu 14th Dec by CodeBase
  • Machine learning could help extend the life of oil and gas fields The post Technology centre launches £2m fund for digital and decommissioning ideas appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 14th Dec by Future Scot

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  • Ethical hacking student Jack Wilson on how he became inspired by cyber security The post To catch a criminal, you’ve got to think like a criminal appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 13th Dec by Future Scot
  • Harnessing big data and digital technology in research and education The post Scotland’s AgriTech boosted by £2m investment in digital centre of excellence appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 12th Dec by Future Scot
  • But broadband speed and road infrastructure put it behind competitor cities The post Edinburgh among the best places in UK to launch a business; Barclays business index appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 12th Dec by Future Scot
  • David explains how he future proofed his career with our software development course. Before CodeClan I was a Wholesale Account Executive for an e-cigarette manufacturer. I’d studied Sound Production at college and went on to study Audio Technology with Multimedia at university. I’ve always been techie. I’m creative and I wanted the opportunity to build something... Read More The post Meet our graduates: David, Account Executive to Junior Developer appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 12th Dec by CodeClan
  • Thursday 11th November, 6:30pm at Citizen M’s Glasgow. If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to. The idea is that people of […] The post WordPress Community Workshop, January 2018 appeared first on WordPress Glasgow meetup.
    Posted Tue 12th Dec by WPGlasgow
  • School's 'Thinking Space' is inspired by Silicon Valley The post Kelvinside Academy named as first digital secondary in UK and Ireland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 11th Dec by Future Scot
  • We’re pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer. Melinda Matthews Clarkson, a former senior figure at IBM who has more than 25 years experience in the technology sector, says she plans to grow the organisation, extend our operations beyond the Central Belt, and expand our successful partnerships with business in the... Read More The post Meet our new CEO, Melinda Matthews Clarkson appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 11th Dec by CodeClan
  • Former IBM chief executive plans to expand outside central belt The post CodeClan appoints Melinda Matthews Clarkson as new chief executive appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 11th Dec by Future Scot
  • Methods could also be used augmented and virtual reality The post Apple demos its latest self-driving tech, reports MIT Technology Review appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 11th Dec by Future Scot
  • 'Time to inspire the next generation of cyber security specialists' The post Christmas cyber lectures kick off tour of schools across Scotland today appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 8th Dec by Future Scot
  • What happens when you gather entrepreneurial data scientists, analysts, designers and software engineers The post ‘Towns and cities will need to be smarter in the way they manage growth in tourism’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Dec by Future Scot
  • BP Ventures announced as strategic partner The post Aberdeen’s TechX to invest millions in start-ups and SMEs appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Dec by Future Scot
  • “With no lamps or filters to change, the product is extremely low maintenance" The post University of Manchester creates multipurpose learning spaces with Casio UST projectors appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Dec by Future Scot
  • “These two businesses provide innovative, much needed solutions." The post Andy Murray invests in GoodBox and ZoomDoc appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Dec by Future Scot
  • A beta version of the platform will be released around October 2018 The post Plan published to develop common public sector approach to online identity appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 6th Dec by Future Scot
  • Rare Birds Book Club’s aim is to champion women’s fiction The post Leith-based online book club to champion female authors appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 6th Dec by Future Scot
  • FutureScot travelled to CodeBase to chat to Julie Grieve about her startup journey. The post 3 minutes with… Julie Grieve, CEO & Founder of Criton Apps appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 6th Dec by Future Scot
  • The Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy contains the commitment to work with stakeholders, privacy interests and members of the public to develop a robust, secure and trustworthy mechanism by which an individual member of the public can demonstrate their identity online, to access public sector digital services. This important work is now up and running and... The post Online Identity Assurance appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Wed 6th Dec by Scottish Government
  • We caught up with Jacob Gordon, Director  of SoccerPDP, one of our first tenants at CodeBase Stirling. 
    Posted Tue 5th Dec by CodeBase
  • Connectivity minister 'sets the record straight' The post ‘Laughable’, says Ewing of notion that Scotland is behind rest of UK on broadband appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 5th Dec by Future Scot
  • Developer platform Stack Overflow has today launched its Q4 Developer Ecosystem report, which takes a look at 2017’s technology trends and what’s in store for next year. Edinburgh was the UK’s fastest growing tech hub in 2017, according to Stack Overflow’s machine learning platform. Edinburgh’s developer population grew 8% in the second half of 2017, bringing the total developer population to nearly 20,000, or seven developers per 100 people in the labour force. But data scientists were the real story this year, says the company. The number working in Edinburgh grew 19% over the same period, a sign that Scottish The post Edinburgh was the UK’s fastest growing tech hub in 2017 appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 5th Dec by Future Scot
  • Numbers stack up as skills academy hits graduate landmark The post Scotland’s Deputy First Minister hails CodeClan’s continued success appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 5th Dec by Future Scot
  • Numbers stack up as skills academy hits graduate landmark. John Swinney, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, has hailed the impact of digital skills academy CodeClan in supplying new talent to support the country’s burgeoning tech sector. Mr Swinney paid the compliment as the organisation marked its second anniversary, highlighting its success to date and outlining plans... Read More The post Scotland’s Deputy First Minister hails CodeClan’s continued success at second anniversary appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 4th Dec by CodeClan
  • Perhaps the biggest concern faced by career changers is how they’ll find a job in a new sector. While we can’t guarantee our students a job in digital, of those actively looking for work, 70% secure jobs within three months and 90% within four months. How has the partnership between CodeClan and Scottish employers led... Read More The post How we work with students to secure a job in digital appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 4th Dec by CodeClan
  • Forms part of MoU signed between Scottish Enterprise and The Nippon Foundation The post Funding call for digital technologies that challenge subsea industry methods appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 4th Dec by Future Scot
  • HM Inspectors award five excellent ratings The post BT Scotland apprenticeship scheme makes history appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 3rd Dec by Future Scot
  • It has been well documented that there is a problem with Aberdeen City Council and their approach to Smart City and Open Data in particular. See these posts, these requests and this github page from a project at CTC11, where we tried to help fix things. Today, a Finnish researcher on Smart Cities posted this on Reddit! … Continue reading An open letter to Aberdeen City Council
    Posted Sat 2nd Dec by Code The City
  • Probably more serious for the legal profession than almost any other The post GDPR enforcement extends beyond the fine – think serious brand damage appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 1st Dec by Future Scot
  • Skyscanner's Gareth Williams, ICS Learn's Angus MacDonald, and Callum Murray of Amiqus The post Entrepreneur of the Year awards winners announced appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 1st Dec by Future Scot
  • Creating 26 jobs supported by Regional Selective Assistance from Scottish Enterprise The post eCommerce analytics company invests in Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 1st Dec by Future Scot
  • Device designed to capture information that can help doctors manage atrial fibrillation The post America’s FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 1st Dec by Future Scot
  • The tech transforming ‘comm prop’ The post Property on the cusp of a tech revolution appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • ‘Mega-trends’ shaping our built environment The post Engineering the future appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • WeWork’s European MD Eugen Miropolski on the company's UK plans The post When your office becomes the platform appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • By Cristina González-Longo Scotland’s identity is closely linked to its historic buildings, ranking in the Nation Brands Index 12 out of 50 nations for its reputation of being rich in cultural heritage. The historic environment is also very important for Scottish economy and society: according to the 2016 Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit it contributes in excess of £2.3 billion to Scotland’s economy and it is good for our health and well-being. The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 sets the targets to reduce greenhouse emissions by 42% by 2020 and by 80% by 2050. The sensitive conservation and continuous use of The post Design well on the old: architectural conservation as a solution for 21st Century challenges appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • Work is well underway at Magenta, Glasgow’s new satellite business district. Comprising 1.2 million square feet, Magenta will become one of the UK’s largest business parks. It is positioned on 27 acres, next to the River Clyde and M74 motorway network and just two miles from Glasgow’s city centre and 15 minutes from Glasgow Airport. The first building at Magenta – Red Tree Magenta – has recently ‘topped out’ and is due for completion in summer 2018. The four-storey, 40,000 square feet building will provide Grade-A business suites ranging in size from 100 to 7,125 square feet. It is aimed The post Glasgow’s new satellite business district takes shape appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • Midway through a 20-year plan, area’s rebirth has reached a tipping point The post Clyde Gateway, the home of business appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • There is a polarisation in office space provision The post Flexibility, dynamism and wellbeing appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • Chancellor Philip Hammond has moved on business rates south of the border The post Business rates call amid fall in sales appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • Positioning your brand Having poured many hundreds of hours into preparing submissions, martialling referees and meeting directory researchers, there may be an understandable tendency within law firms to sit back, relax and await publication. But precisely because directory rankings can mean so much to firms’ fortunes, maximising the impact of new positions is key. When the job doesn’t work out It can be one of the most difficult challenges facing a firm’s management; letting go an employee who is not up to the role. But mishandling an issue of capability and performance can prove costly.       The post LEGALSCOT appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • When your office becomes the platform It was a symbolic moment for both the commercial property and retail sectors, and a bold statement from a company reinventing the way people work. Last month, the Lord & Taylor Building, a New York landmark on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, a “676,000-square-foot temple of urban commerce”, as The New York Times described it, was sold to WeWork Property Advisers, a joint venture between WeWork and the Rhone Group, for $850m. Engineering the future Over the next ten years, we will see a number of key trends influence the design and quality of the The post Commercial Property appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • MBN will deliver a tailored suite of employability training The post Scotland consolidates position as world leader in work ready MSc. data scientists appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Only UK university to reach finals of Amazon’s global Alexa Prize The post Heriot-Watt recognised as one of the world’s best for artificial intelligence appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • The deal allows CRITON to integrate key guest engagement technologies onto one mobile app. The post Criton Apps announces new tech partnership with Benbria’s Loop platform appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Amiqus was brought to the fund's attention following Informatics Ventures-run EIE17 at the EICC in May The post Amiqus wins new clients and attracts investment from San Francisco fund appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 29th Nov by Future Scot