Blogs/News

+ add blog
  • Instructor Sian Robinson Davies explains why we encourage active learning at CodeClan. Learning from Erik Mazur Eric Mazur is a Physics Professor at Harvard University and for a long time prided himself on his students’ high grades and teacher satisfaction scoring. He’s passionate about teaching and considered himself good at it. That was until he... Read More The post Understanding understanding appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 19th Oct by CodeClan
  • The company is planning for London expansion in the first quarter of 2018. The post Organised Health moves offices and plans London expansion appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 19th Oct by Future Scot
  • Robotics Week runs from 30 October to 2 November in Aberdeen The post Technology Centre aims to start a robotics revolution in oil and gas appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 19th Oct by Future Scot
  • Joining firms that include Prudential, Wallet Services, Money Dashboard, Float and FreeAgent The post CodeClan graduates boost Scotland’s growing FinTech sector appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 19th Oct by Future Scot
  • The Law Society of Scotland has raised concerns that the scheme is not truly universal. The post Broadband USO unlikely to meet needs of rural communities says Law Society appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 19th Oct by Future Scot

Sign up for monthly emails with upcoming events and news in your area

More Blogs/News ...

  • Combines online content with traditional agency guidance The post VisitScotland opens world’s first ‘Instagram travel agency’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 19th Oct by Future Scot
  • The Aberdeen-headquartered firm had been working with German payroll partner Annette Weinel since 2002 The post activpayroll accelerates growth with new Frankfurt office opening appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 19th Oct by Future Scot
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow second and third in top 10 list. The post Scotland performs strongly in Smart Cities research appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 17th Oct by Future Scot
  • Researchers have published information about Krack, a newfound and serious weakness in WPA2 The post What you should know about the ‘KRACK’ WiFi security weakness appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 17th Oct by Future Scot
  • Skills charity the Digital Xtra Fund has partnered with BT to help make computing science activities available to young people in Scotland and is calling on other businesses to follow suit. The fund supports activities which inspire young people to understand and create with digital technologies, not just how to use them. It aims to foster the next generation of digital makers, teach young people the skills they will need to succeed in the workplace of the future, and help drive forward Scotland’s economy. Activities supported by the Digital Xtra Fund are primarily aimed at young people not previously engaged The post BT signs up to support digital skills charity making computing science accessible to young people appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 17th Oct by Future Scot
  • This is a guest post from Douglas White, Head of Advocacy at Carnegie UK Trust. Carnegie UK Trust seek to improve the lives and wellbeing of people throughout the UK particularly those who are disadvantaged. The latest data shows that around a quarter of people in Scotland don’t have access to the internet at home, while... The post Digital Participation Ministerial Action Group – Reflections on digital inclusion. appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Tue 17th Oct by Scottish Government
  • Anita George scooped the top accolade at the Data Scientist 2.0: Talent Driven Innovation conference. The post Stirling Student scoops top industry award for patient data work appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 16th Oct by Future Scot
  • "In the era of fake news it is vital that people have the skills to back up reason and facts in arguments." The post BBC and Dundee University collaboration to explore how machines can help us argue appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 16th Oct by Future Scot
  • The project will provide school pupils with a mental image of what a plantation could have looked like. The post Glasgow University historians uses Minecraft to help school children engage with history of slavery. appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 16th Oct by Future Scot
  • The Falkirk Wheel, the Jaguar F-TYPE, and V&A Dundee are some of the designs chosen. The post Iconic Scottish designs made into digital ‘Rubik’s Cubes’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 16th Oct by Future Scot
  • What is stopping someone from accessing your phone and scraping all the private data from it? The post Guide to Cyber Security part 4 appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 16th Oct by Future Scot
  • "It’s an opportunity to get access to one of the most difficult industries in the world" The post TechX signs up mentors and partners to support technology start-ups appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 16th Oct by Future Scot
  • The only thing that employers were really interested in was “can you do the thing you’re claiming to do?”.  John describes the twists and turns he took to carve out a career in tech. If you ask a member of the public how to pursue a career as a software developer, they’d probably say something like “go... Read More The post Carving a career as a developer. My coding journey. appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 13th Oct by CodeClan
  • If you are going to fail, fail with style. Stomach churning advice from our wise owl, Darren Breen. I want you to think of a moment when you made a mistake or experienced failure. It could be as trivial as that time you had a momentary lapse of your senses and mess up in that... Read More The post Learning from failure. Why feel like the fool? appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 13th Oct by CodeClan
  • Counting down to the iPhone X? Celebrate fifteen days to go with a MacMacDev in Edinburgh! macMacDevs[224] will be held at Cumberland Bar, 1-3 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6RT on Thursday 12 October 2017 from 19:30 until whenever. Turn up, talk code, get ready to pre-order. If you’re planning on coming along, please let me
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by MacMacDev
  • Information provision will continue in all locations 'through partnership arrangements' The post VisitScotland cuts information centres from 65 to 26 in shift to online appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Future Scot
  • The show in Florida is an important stepping stone to global markets. The post Miigen takes its Scottish-based Digital Time Capsule to a global audience appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Future Scot
  • Almost half of non-IT/data professionals admit to not understanding Blockchain The post More than half of UK senior executives planning Blockchain but few have skills appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Future Scot
  • News about our next event on Tuesday 7 November 2017: Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community: Critical Skills for Leadership Did you know that mentors routinely give men and women very different advice? While men are told to fill specific gaps in experience, and build much needed skill-sets, women are told to
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Girl Geek Scotland
  • In 2016, as many as 38% of organisations across the globe were already using artificial intelligence (AI) in some aspect of their business operations. By 2018, this number is forecasted to reach 62%; and Scotland is one of the nation’s leading this global trend. When you hear “AI applications”, you shouldn’t think of self-aware machines that are smarter than human beings. Instead, the phrase refers to purpose-built software capable of repeatedly and efficiently performing day-to-day, often mundane, tasks. Typically, this involves scanning and organising large amounts of data (“big data”) to identify patterns so business leaders can make better informed The post The artificial intelligence trend that is changing business worldwide appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Future Scot
  • Franchising is big business – and growing. It’s contribution to the UK economy is estimated to be more than £15bn; an increase of 46% over 10 years, according to the latest research carried out on behalf of the British Franchising Association (BFA). Around 621,000 people are employed in the sector, of which more than half are in full-time employment; a 70% increase over the same period. Franchisee-owned businesses, of which there are more than 44,000, are also becoming larger as turnover and staff numbers increase. A record 97% of franchisee-owned units reported profitability, according to the research carried out in The post Franchising is big business but sound advice is essential appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Future Scot
  • By Caryn Penley It’s no exaggeration to say this has been a seismic year for CMS. We have seen our offering further enhanced through one of the UK’s biggest ever law firm mergers. On 1 May, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang completed a merger, creating the 6th largest law firm in the UK by revenue and the 6th largest globally by headcount. Across the globe the firm now has a team of 1,000 partners and 4,500 lawyers in 72 offices across 40 countries. That includes nearly 400 colleagues based in our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen offices. In Scotland we have continued The post Sector expertise enhanced through three way merger appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Future Scot
  • By Shuna Stirling Despite the political and economic uncertainties of the past year, the Scottish business community has continued to push forward, showing resilience in the face of challenge. On the positive side, unemployment is at a 25-year low, reflecting increased business confidence and investment for the future, while sectors such as food and drink and tourism have benefited from the low value of Sterling. However, the economic picture remains mixed. The most recent data published by the Scottish Government show that the economy remains fragile. GDP rose by just 0.1% in the second quarter of 2017 in comparison to The post Businesses in Scotland are embracing opportunities appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Future Scot
  • In compiling this guide, we have canvassed the views of editors at Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. Over the course of a research period, their researchers will review hundreds of submissions containing large quantities of data, so ensuring that a firm’s submission is focused and on message, with specific supporting evidence is the most effective way of making your arguments stand out. Rieta Ghosh, Chambers’ managing editor, said: “Keep submissions short and to the point. Researchers read hundreds of submissions over the course of their research and having a clear and concise submission is very helpful.”  Alexander Boyes, The post Legal directories guide, part two: preparing a standout submission appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 12th Oct by Future Scot
  • Edge Academy is a two year learning program that Edge Testing Solutions set up in 2013. The post Edge Academy turns former Strathclyde Police officer into a software tester appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 11th Oct by Future Scot
  • 'By giving businesses the foundation to thrive we all benefit' The post Building Scotland’s digital future – a powerful story we can tell together appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 11th Oct by Future Scot
  • The programme has supported 78 business executives since it started in 2008. The post Cross Creative training programme open for applications appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 11th Oct by Future Scot
  • This month we have a super long session with t-shirts
    Posted Wed 25th Oct by Edinburgh Java User Group
  • The internet is changing the way health organisations deliver services and information The post Make your health services more accessible – Top Five Tips from Texthelp appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 11th Oct by Future Scot
  • Recent client wins include fashion shopping app, Mallzee and training software specialist Administrate. The post Purpose HR in series of client wins on Scottish tech scene appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 11th Oct by Future Scot
  • The project will concentrate on addressing the poor genetic variation of the cheetah The post HWU PhD student combines tech and ancient tracking to help save the cheetah appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 11th Oct by Future Scot
  • Brexit is more opportunity than threat, says CEO The post Edinburgh-based Lingo24 opens Netherlands office appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 11th Oct by Future Scot
  • The company has also signed Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter. The post Three’s Discovery programme to help tackle digital exclusion in Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 10th Oct by Future Scot
  • A step change in the delivery of information and services to 680,000 Young Scot NEC holders. The post The future of digital services for young people appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 10th Oct by Future Scot
  • SSE Enterprise Telecoms selected to help deliver hyperfast, 1Gbps connectivity to £800 million Aberdeen development to make it ‘the most connected community in Scotland’ SSE Enterprise Telecoms today announced that it has won a competitive tender from advanced fibre broadband specialists Grain to deliver network connectivity to Countesswells, a new £800 million development in Aberdeen. Countesswells will become home to a new community of residents, schools and businesses five miles outside of Aberdeen. The development represents a significant investment in new housing, job prospects and infrastructure to support the local economy. When completed, the new community will comprise 3,000 homes, The post SSE Enterprise Telecoms to deliver hyperfast connectivity to Aberdeen development appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 10th Oct by Future Scot
  • The company spun out from University of Dundee in 2002 The post Dundee Aerospace engineering company transitions to employee ownership appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 10th Oct by Future Scot
  • 'She just wanted to explore her curiosity and do the work that she enjoyed' The post Computing pioneer Ada Lovelace inspires next generation of Scottish tech superstars appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 10th Oct by Future Scot
  • Hi all, This month we’ve got two great talks lined up, so we hope you’ll join us in hearing about Shiny apps, and gamms models. The meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th of October, at 5.30pm, in G.06, 50 George Square (on the ground floor - see map below). As usual, the meeting will be followed by drinks and chat in the Potting Shed. Meetings are open for all to attend and newcomers / beginners are very welcome. Our first speaker is Dr. Riinu Ots, who works as Data Manager at the Surgical Informatics Research Group. She will be telling us about: Shiny reporting apps for crowdsourced data projects (get slides here) My presentation includes a very brief but practical introduction to Shiny and how to make your first Shiny app. I will then introduce some of the Shiny apps we at the Surgical Informatics Research Group have written to help manage, evaluate, and report on our globally crowdsourced surgical outcomes data projects (GlobalSurg). The Shiny apps presented at this talk ar...
    Posted Tue 10th Oct by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • The programme kick-starts on the 25th of October. The post Training programme launched for ambitious Scottish start-ups appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 9th Oct by Future Scot
  • The latest measure to develop Scotland's STEM capacity The post Bursaries created to get more teachers into STEM subjects appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 9th Oct by Future Scot
  • The University of St Andrews has been granted £1.5 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to create and manage a new Micro Safe Settings Network (MSSN) to support, strengthen and widen remote access to sensitive data held by data centres across the UK. Typically, research access to sensitive data can only take place in tightly controlled safe settings where the privacy of the data subjects can be assured. These type of research settings can be expensive to build and maintain and so only exist in a few places across the UK. The establishment of the MSSN will The post Funding available for remote access to sensitive data appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 9th Oct by Future Scot
  • Fifteen inter-disciplinary teams have combined to improve Edinburgh’s expanding tourism sector at the Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge. They worked over the weekend analysing datasets, conducting market research, coding, and running through pitches prior to outlining their ideas. Participants have been supported by mentors from various organisations such as The Data Lab, Scottish Enterprise, Intechnology Wifi, Edinburgh Council, ETAG (Edinburgh Tourism Action Group), and Skyscanner. The 72 hour hackathon saw presentations from a range of field experts who addressed how data can be utilised to improve Edinburghs tourism sector. One was Ian Cumming, who stopped by to share his insight into The post Teams work over the weekend on Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 9th Oct by Future Scot
  • Also include gender-neutral characters, clothing options and food types The post Apple reveals new emoji, including “I love you” and … the Scottish flag appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 6th Oct by Future Scot
  • Hackathon runs through to Sunday The post Edinburgh tourism innovation challenge launches appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 6th Oct by Future Scot
  • Recognising best undergraduate software projects The post Women sweep the board at Scottish software engineering awards appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 6th Oct by Future Scot