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  • Though we’ve spoken to a lot with our community over the last few months and shared information about our plans, we’re delighted, and sad, to be at a pivotal point in the future of Girl Geek Scotland: having been honoured to have been nominated for the award of Diversity Champion
    Posted Wed 12th Dec by Girl Geek Scotland
  • Firm delivers high speed broadband, wireless ethernet and telephony services The post Moray tech firm expands in Forres and London appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 12th Dec by Future Scot
  • Building B.R.I.D.G.E. — One Day at Skyscanner Sofia A bridge too far? No. A pun too far? Maybe. November 1 was my first day at Skyscanner. As the last days of October crawled by I could scarcely contain my excitement — and my eagerness to get to work. I had been promised the chance to work with cutting-edge technologies — and my first day did not disappoint. You see, November 1 was also the date of Skyscanner Sofia’s One Day for charity. You can read more about our One Day initiative here — in a nutshell, it’s a day on which all of the staff in a given office “come together, take the day off work and commit to making a difference at the same time.” When I arrived onsite, my co-workers briefly explained what our first project would be: contributing to an open-source project called “Bi-directional Road Inter-connecting Device for Graph Exploration”, or B.R.I.D.G.E. for short. It turned out there was already an implementation of B.R.I.D.G.E. in place, but it needed to be changed, because...
    Posted Wed 12th Dec by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • Woman currently only make up 11% of the global cyber workforce The post Government challenges Scotland’s ‘cyber savvy’ women of the future appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 10th Dec by Future Scot
  • IT systems will soon have to meet a clear set of open standards The post NHS ‘banned’ from buying fax machines appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 9th Dec by Future Scot

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  • Aimed at safeguarding privacy, improving transparency, and development of applications 'for the public good' The post Scottish Government supports development of ‘ethical AI’ policy appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 6th Dec by Future Scot
  • But when Twitter launched video-sharing platform, Facebook revoked access to its API The post Facebook gave favoured companies access to data, seized documents reveal appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 5th Dec by Future Scot
  • Find out more at the True Cost of Construction Waste event The post Software can help track waste on construction projects appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 5th Dec by Future Scot
  • A personal perspective from Donald McLaughlin, Chair of SDS’ Digital Technology Skills Group The post Making technology an attractive career choice for young people appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 4th Dec by Future Scot
  • It goes without saying that CCTV footage, dashcam and mobile phone recordings, and videos of witness statements can be integral pieces of evidence in criminal investigations and prosecution proceedings. However, without the right technologies in place to support and secure the ingestion and sharing of these files, they can cause significant issues for the police and wider justice community. Concerns include the risk associated with managing digital files sent from an unverified source straight into the corporate network (as can be the case during evidence submission via websites). In addition, police need to make sure witness statements can be captured The post Protect and serve: Helping police ingest and share multi-media evidence appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 4th Dec by Future Scot
  • We need to inspire young people and show them a career in cyber security can be exciting and rewarding Success of Cyber Discovery scheme will see programme extended to Scotland and Northern Ireland The post Search to find cyber security experts of the future continues for second year appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 3rd Dec by Future Scot
  • DataFest 19, Scotland's two-week festival of data innovation, has confirmed more keynote speakers for its DataSummit and DataTech events. The post DataFest 19 begins countdown with more keynote speaker announcements appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 3rd Dec by Future Scot
  • Seen as a must-have in a company's communications strategy The post How to nail the creative side of corporate video production appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 1st Dec by Future Scot
  • We’ve listened to our partners across all sectors and designed a new way to work with businesses. Find out how our reinvigorated partner programme enables us to work with organisations of every kind and keep CodeClan at the cutting edge. Download the press release. At CodeClan, we work with 228 industry partners. This vibrant community […] The post Our reinvigorated Partner Programme is coming your way appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 30th Nov by CodeClan
  • Payment card data was encrypted but hackers may have keys The post Up to 500,000 Marriott hotel customers’ personal and financial information hacked appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • Data architects saw an average increase of 16.7% and SAP architects, 15.4% The post Tech roles secured top salary rises for Scotland in the last twelve months appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • Awards also went to FreeAgent's Ed Molyneux, diversity advocate Maria Gutierrez, and industry advisor Alisdair Gunn The post Healthtech and fintech firms celebrate wins at inaugural startup awards appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 30th Nov by Future Scot
  • We’re delighted that our very own CEO, Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, has been shortlisted for “Diversity in Tech Champion” at the inaugural Scottish Tech Start-Up Awards 2018. The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated a remarkable passion for increasing diversity and inclusion in the tech community and for working to increase diversity in their own or […] The post We’ve been shortlisted for a Tech Start-Up Award appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by CodeClan
  • Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 from 18:00 until 20:30 at the Citizen M, G2 3BW We’ll be on the ground floor lounge. If there’s no room there, we’ll move to the first floor lounge. Both spaces are fully accessible. Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will […] The post WordPress HelpDesk and Networking appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by WPGlasgow
  • Tuesday 18th December 2019, 18:30 at the Sir John Moore, 292 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8DD. This December, we’re planning to get together for a wee Xmas social. Just a  drink and nibble with friends and fellow WordPressers. The post Xmas social appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by WPGlasgow
  • To celebrate World Digital Preservation Day (29 November) we’ve published guidance on web archiving. Working with National Records of Scotland and National Library of Scotland – the organisations who carry out legal duties to archive web content – we’ve created new archiving guidance for content owners across the public sector. Our aim is to make... The post Web archiving – what you need to know appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by Scottish Government
  • Device developed with support from CENSIS, the innovation centre for sensor and imaging systems The post Trail-blazing suspension tool using IoT gives mountain bikers a better ride appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Includes roll-out of more than 50,000 iPads to city's schoolchildren The post Glasgow’s strategy to ‘bring social and economic benefits from digital revolution’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Report from the Academy of Medical Sciences outlines principles that must be adopted by the NHS and industry The post Cultural shift needed to maintain trust in use of patient data by health technology appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 29th Nov by Future Scot
  • Boundary planning to raise £2m-plus in 2019 The post Home security specialist partners with product design and development firms appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 28th Nov by Future Scot
  • At Skyscanner, the trust of our travellers is our bread and butter. And for our highly experienced Security team, protecting traveller data is their top priority. As part of our investment in security, we kicked off our Bug Bounty project with Bugcrowd in 2016. Operating on an invite-only basis, Bugcrowd invited select researchers from around the world to scour our website and app for security vulnerabilities. The programme has largely been a success — the spread of vulnerabilities discovered has helped us identify the areas in which we need to support our Engineering Squads with training and Threat Modelling, and where we should focus on developing security tools to help developers build secure services. Today we are pleased to announce we are launching a public Bug Bounty programme. We believe this is the best way to take this programme forward and ensure we get access to a wide pool of talent to assist us in ensuring the security of our applications, while also strengthening our re...
    Posted Wed 28th Nov by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • As we have documented in some of earlier posts, the process of developing a common approach to how people can prove their identity for accessing government services online in Scotland is a complex one. Wherever you look, there are questions to be answered: What information do different agencies need to serve the needs of their... The post Online Identity Assurance – Collaborating through OIX appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Wed 28th Nov by Scottish Government
  • At CodeClan, we’ve been busy bridging the digital skills gap along the Forth and the Clyde. Our CEO Melinda Matthews-Clarkson explains why the Ness is next! When CodeClan was founded back in 2015, our mission was simple: help to close Scotland’s digital skills gap. We started training our first cohort of students in Edinburgh and […] The post Highlands here we come! appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 27th Nov by CodeClan
  • Fifteen students will get opportunity to learn to code in intensive 12-week course next spring The post Digital skills academy CodeClan expands into the Highlands appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 27th Nov by Future Scot
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    Posted Wed 28th Nov by Edinburgh Java User Group
  • Abertay University will lead the creation of a £11.7m cybersecurity research and development centre as part of the Tay Cities Deal announced today. Run in partnership with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the ‘cyberQuarter’ will be the focus of academic and industry expertise. Businesses will also be able to benefit from support and advice from Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise. Abertay was the first university to offer degrees in ethical hacking, where students are trained in ‘offensive cyber security’. The Tay Cities Deal involves the Scottish Government committing £6m to the cyberQuarter project, with the UK Government investing £5.7m. The The post Abertay to lead £11.7m cyber security project as part of Tay Cities Deal appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 22nd Nov by Future Scot
  • Firm aims to employ 500 people and increase revenue from £13m to £60m by 2022 The post Digital transformation specialists to create 110 jobs supported by £1.2m grant appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 22nd Nov by Future Scot
  • Guest post by Agile coach, Dean Rhodes from the Scottish Digital Academy, Scottish Government. Our aim at the Scottish Digital Academy is “building capability to deliver digital transformation” but what does that actually mean? Well, on our courses, we focus on two main things, why we are building that service and how we build the... The post Scottish Digital Academy – Building capability to deliver transformation. appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Thu 22nd Nov by Scottish Government
  • 'We believe that our cards make a great alternative to major online retailers such as Amazon and Apple' The post Perth firm takes its high street gift card to 18 UK cities with launch of website appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 22nd Nov by Future Scot
  • First exhibition to 'consider the complexity of one of the most important design fields of our time' The post Video games and robots take centre stage in V&A Dundee’s 2019 programme appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 21st Nov by Future Scot
  • 'Open geospatial data is necessary to enable innovation and growth in key sectors' The post UK should persuade Apple, Google and Uber to share their mapping data, says ODI appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • 'They don’t make any more fun of us than we deserve,' says Microsoft co-founder The post Bill Gates: ‘If you want to understand Silicon Valley, watch Silicon Valley’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • 'There is anxiety amongst the public around how decisions using AI are being made' The post ICO appoints researcher to develop method for auditing algorithms appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • Microscopic discs function as a beacon and can send information The post St Andrews researchers develop cell-based lasers which could revolutionise disease treatment appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • New gulf emerging based on 'digital skills, security concerns, and motivation' The post Former Edinburgh students present ‘digital divide’ research to the World Economic Forum appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • What are the commitments to investment in infrastructure and capabilities required? The post Taking inspiration from Estonia, can Glasgow deliver a technological revolution? appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Nov by Future Scot
  • Martyn Wallace joins Pope as a non-Estonian citizen to have been granted the status The post Scottish councils’ chief digital officer awarded e-residency of Estonia appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 16th Nov by Future Scot
  • Bank of Scotland Business and Charity Index finds 41% failing to protect assets The post Scottish businesses lack basic digital skills and are vulnerable to cyber scams appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 15th Nov by Future Scot
  • This year 45 events were hosted in seven cities, with 980 businesses participating and 2,000 attendees The post Data Lab expands 2019 festival fringe and calls for events around Scotland to be a part appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 14th Nov by Future Scot
  • Investing in local winners Some of us were screaming at the TV last Saturday. Occasionally it was to do with a certain national rugby team who beat Fiji 54-17… Well done Scotland! But there was something new going on at Murrayfield that we were chuffed to bits to be a part of. Did you notice […] The post Supporting Team Scotland’s skills, on and off the pitch appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 13th Nov by CodeClan
  • The company, part of BT Group, is positioning the network in the busiest parts of the cites The post Edinburgh and Glasgow to get 5G as part of EE’s rollout to 16 UK cities next year appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 13th Nov by Future Scot
  • Try and makes sense of the new MacBook line up with another Edinburgh macMacDev! macMacDevs[228] will be held at Akva, 129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG on Monday 12 November 2018 from 19:30 until whenever. Turn up, talk code, predict which Mac will be first without Intel inside. If you’re planning on coming along, please let
    Posted Mon 12th Nov by MacMacDev
  • Scottish Health Research and Innovation Ecosystem will support collaboration The post Digital directory launched to help life science companies engage with NHS appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 12th Nov by Future Scot
  • Hi everyone, Our final meeting for 2018 will be held on Wednesday 21st of November, from 5.30pm. The venue is David Hume Tower, room LG.09 (see map below). As usual, the meeting will be open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are very welcome! Our first guest speaker this month will be Dr Michael Spencer, data scientist and hydrologist at Scotland’s Rural College. He will be talking about GIS and R, and proposing some answers to the following question: Data Science and GIS (handout here, slides to follow) There’s a lot of buzz around spatial data science. The sf package has made some great progress in undertaking traditional GIS tasks within R. But where are the limits of R in spatial work and what role does traditional desktop GIS software have to play in our workflow? Our second speaker will be Dr Christophe Ladroue, senior statistical software programmer at Quantics, UK. He will be discussing: Debugging with RStudio (see code example here) Using print s...
    Posted Sat 10th Nov by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • Glasgow-based M Squared worked in collaboration with Imperial College London The post Scottish company demonstrates system that could replace GPS navigation appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 9th Nov by Future Scot