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  • There are lots of assumptions, misconceptions and myths about content design that just won’t die. Here are just a few and why they’re not true. 1. Content design is about words This is a popular one. Words are one way to present complicated content, but they’re not the only way. Examples of other types of... The post 8 common content design myths that content designers want you to stop believing appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Tue 12th Nov by Scottish Government
  • FUTUREquipped is Scotland's largest collaboration project between colleges The post Equipping Scotland’s workforce for digital future in housing and healthcare appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 11th Nov by Future Scot
  • NHS Grampian was able to purhase the Philips system from its endowment fund The post Hospital deploys new £700,000 computer system to improve patient safety in intensive care unit appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 11th Nov by Future Scot
  • During the course of  Code The City 17: Make Aberdeen Better this weekend we made a startling discovery. It is easier to recycle your old fridge-freezer than to get data and content for re-use from Scottish public sector websites. As a consequence, innovating new solutions to common problems and helping make things easier for citizens is … Continue reading It is easier to recycle a fridge than reuse Scottish public sector website content and data!
    Posted Sun 10th Nov by Code The City
  • As part of Black Friday, we are offering you the chance to win 20% off a full-time CodeClan course in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow campuses. All you have to do is sign up to one of the below courses by midnight on Sunday 1st of December.  Two lucky winners will win 20% off one […] The post Win 20% off a full time CodeClan course with our Black Friday lottery competition appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 8th Nov by CodeClan

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  • More than 200 school pupils from schools around Fife and Dundee have taken part in Glenrothes firm Raytheon’s fifth annual Quadcopter Challenge, under the theme of ‘Technology around the World’. Following a close fought contest at today’s regional finals, hosted by last year’s regional winners from Fife Auchmuty High School, Glenrothes High School was announced as the winner.  The winning team of Kian Laing, Aaron McCrae, Oliver Ross and Dylan Napier will now compete in the grand final at RAF Cosford Museum later this month. Now in its fifth year, ten schools across Fife participated in the UK-wide contest, which saw them tasked with building The post Quadcopter Challenge sees Fife schools compete to rule the skies appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Nov by Future Scot
  • Digital Minister Kate Forbes announces new initiative to support Internet of Things in Scotland The post CENSIS unveils new programme of IoT activity in Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Nov by Future Scot
  • This week at CodeClan we’re celebrating our fourth anniversary. Our CEO, Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, reflects on what we’ve achieved since launching in 2015. This week saw the 4th anniversary of CodeClan and like a birthday we were very excited to be raising a glass or two with friends, including Minister Kate Forbes, to mark the occasion. […] The post Shaping the digital landscape appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 7th Nov by CodeClan
  • In a world of Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Pay, the educators need to keep up The post Why are we still asking students to join lengthy queues or visit helpdesks when they get to university? appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 6th Nov by Future Scot
  • Investment supported by tyre giant, Scottish Enterprise and Dundee City Council The post Michelin’s new innovation site in Dundee takes £60m step forward appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 5th Nov by Future Scot
  • Stirling Council is first Scottish local authority to host online shop offering free access to school uniforms The post Council expands preloved school clothing website to offer ‘click-and-collect’ service appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 5th Nov by Future Scot
  • Mapix designs, develops and manufactures mapping solutions for drones The post Edinburgh mapping technologists secure ‘six figure funding deal’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 5th Nov by Future Scot
  • Scotland's national digital skills academy trains up over 800 tech grads since 2015 launch The post CodeClan celebrates fourth birthday appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 5th Nov by Future Scot
  • This week we’re celebrating our fourth anniversary and through the years we’ve seen over 800 people graduate from our software development and data analytics programmes, and the majority of those graduates are now working in technical roles with over 250 employer partners – from large corporates, major financial institutions, government departments, through to the country’s […] The post CodeClan celebrates turning four after graduation milestone appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 5th Nov by CodeClan
  • Deal struck with Turing Trust charity will see computers sent to projects in sub-Saharan Africa The post Schools in Africa to benefit from used Scottish Government hardware appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 4th Nov by Future Scot
  • Anderson Strathern will work with online identity and anti-money laundering tech firm Amiqus The post Scottish legal firm partners with online compliance platform appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 4th Nov by Future Scot
  • Police Scotland set to deploy pilotless vehicles with machine learning real-time image analysis The post Drone-mounted AI technology will enhance the search for missing people appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 4th Nov by Future Scot
  • Tenants in around 19,000 council homes in the capital are due to receive full fibre The post Social housing tenants in Edinburgh to benefit from gigabit-speed fibre network appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 4th Nov by Future Scot
  • Less than a fifth of company boards understand cyber threat, research shows The post UK Government launches call for evidence to improve cyber security across the economy appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 4th Nov by Future Scot
  • With the news that in the future Sheffield Digital will be running the calendar, this is a special blog post for those with user accounts at the moment. (We will be emailing everyone with a user account today). Changes to the sites terms and conditions We have added something to make it clear that data … Continue reading "Notes for existing users of Open Tech Calendar"
    Posted Mon 4th Nov by Open Tech Calendar
  • A year ago, we announced that we were looking for the next people to run the calendar. And we are now pleased to announce who this will be: Sheffield Digital We are even more pleased to announce that they are committed to keeping the calendar going as an Open Data and Open Source project, and … Continue reading "Big news; Sheffield Digital will run the calendar from now on"
    Posted Mon 4th Nov by Open Tech Calendar
  • Leading technologies in the future of space exploration and data analysis to be part of event next week The post Scotland’s Space sector to be showcased at Bayes Centre appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 1st Nov by Future Scot
  • The £20m DESC project is likely to spearhead efforts to coordinate data sharing across the Scottish judicial system The post Digital evidence sharing capability project to be ‘backbone’ of move towards greater criminal justice partner collaboration appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 1st Nov by Future Scot
  • What’s helping the next wave of Scottish tech success stories? The post Finding the next unicorns appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 31st Oct by Future Scot
  • WJM has expanded its footprint across Scotland with a string of acquisitions, expansions and new hires The post Taking a big step forward appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 31st Oct by Future Scot
  • Kate Forbes drops in on Glasgow digital inclusion hub to support homeless and individuals with complex needs The post Digital café is Minister’s ‘cup of tea’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 30th Oct by Future Scot
  • For their first nine weeks at CodeClan, students are in a bubble of learning languages, frameworks, programming principles and gauging when the best time to get a coffee without having to refill the machine is. In week 10 we burst this bubble, take them away from the command line and start to look at the […] The post Speed Networking debunked: What you need to know appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 30th Oct by CodeClan
  • Fintech company WhisperClaims is set to help companies that invest in research and development The post New Scottish tech platform launched to simplify process of claiming R&D tax relief appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 29th Oct by Future Scot
  • Stylish new premises represent "significant" investment by CGI into Scotland, underpinning the company's growth ambitions The post Global IT services company CGI invests £6m in new Edinburgh office move appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 28th Oct by Future Scot
  • Office space giant signs up 1,000 members for the six floor George Street facility The post Despite its corporate difficulties, WeWork Edinburgh leases out almost all office space appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 25th Oct by Future Scot
  • Tech incubator is working with fibre broadband specialist City Fibre to deliver the tech workshops The post CodeBase to help Stirling high school students develop their digital skills appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 25th Oct by Future Scot
  • The former International Space Station crew member will be the star attraction at the UK's 'biggest' data festival The post Astronaut Tim Peake set to headline DataFest in Edinburgh appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 25th Oct by Future Scot
  • Unisys is partnering with MicroPact in Scotland to support justice service innovation The post Digitally-enabled policing – founded on transformation, data sharing and innovation appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 24th Oct by Future Scot
  • Egress is working with police services to provide highly specialised platforms which can 'ingest' digital evidence The post Secure digital transfer for more efficient justice appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 24th Oct by Future Scot
  • The new agency has been advised on technical security for its public facing cloud system The post Cyber agency working with new Social Security Scotland body, according to annual review appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 24th Oct by Future Scot
  • Infinity Works has taken up office space at the new WeWork facility on George Street The post Leading software consultancy takes up Edinburgh office space after winning major financial services client appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 24th Oct by Future Scot
  • Hannah Malone of the Digital Technology Skills Group says we need to 'work harder' to dispel tech myths The post We need to create an army of ‘mini ambassadors’ to get kids interested in tech sector careers appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 24th Oct by Future Scot
  • Folarity, AboveBoard and Walks and Waterfalls will join the Geovation Scotland Accelerator Programme The post Scottish start-ups join government-backed land and property data accelerator programme appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 23rd Oct by Future Scot
  • When then-junior software engineer Dominic Fraser spotted a late-night Slack message about a serious problem with Skyscanner’s Flight Search Results page, he was drawn into an investigation which stress-tested — and ultimately showcased — company culture A night worker on a very different infrastructure project takes in the skyline — in Shanghai, ChinaSkyscanner maintains 24/7 support for many of its services, and, while some of this is covered by having international offices, it is common for engineers to be on call during the night. This post walks through the first out-of-hours production incident I was involved in as a junior software engineer. The responsibility was not new, but taking on complex problem-solving during the night was! It will cover some specifics of the incident and, by describing the event sequentially, show how Skyscanner’s culture of autonomy and ownership, regardless of level, are critical for ensuring our travellers receive the experience they deserve from Sk...
    Posted Wed 23rd Oct by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • Unisys is partnering with MicroPact in Scotland to support justice service innovation The post Digitally-enabled policing – founded on transformation, data sharing and innovation appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 23rd Oct by Future Scot
  • Topolytics, which has already secured the support of Google Cloud and SAP, set to work with DEFRA The post Data analytics firm awarded £500,000 contract to create UK-wide digital waste tracking platform appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 22nd Oct by Future Scot
  • Shona McAlpine more than doubled the number of girls taking computing science at Stirling High School The post High school teacher nominated for women in technology award appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 22nd Oct by Future Scot
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is taking off - but it needs more than an app store to get it off the ground The post Forget dimming the lights, the Brexit opportunity is right outside your door appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 21st Oct by Future Scot
  • FinTech Scotland, The Data Lab and Scottish Investment Bank will all meet the Canadian trade delegation The post Destination Edinburgh for 12 Canadian fintech firms on UK trade visit appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 21st Oct by Future Scot
  • e.fundamentals will use the funding round to boost its international presence The post Edinburgh e-commerce specialist secures £5.3m investment appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 21st Oct by Future Scot
  • Leidos’s John Mears on why facial recognition should not be viewed as a threat to freedoms The post People thought early 20th century Kodak cameras would invade privacy. Technology evolves, and so must we appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 18th Oct by Future Scot
  • Scotland's innovation centre for data and AI will help deliver a strategy that unlocks a potential £13bn in additional economic output The post The Data Lab officially appointed to lead the development of a national AI strategy for Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 17th Oct by Future Scot
  • US investment house and finance giant becomes a 'gigabyte' partner of Digital Xtra Fund The post J.P. Morgan joins list of donors to Scottish digital skills charity appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 17th Oct by Future Scot
  • techUK's digitally enabled public safety report calls for greater public and private sector collaboration The post UK tech trade body calls on government to “further engage” with tech sector on reducing violent crime appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 16th Oct by Future Scot
  • University of Aberdeen spin-out raises £255,000 for product that monitors passenger's vital signs The post Med-tech firm secures investment for device that transmits in-flight medical emergency data to ground clinicians appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 16th Oct by Future Scot