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  • Programme is full of great activities for adults, children, geeks and non-geeks alike The post Top 5 free events at Edinburgh International Science Festival appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 29th Mar by Future Scot
  • Tech industry called on to donate, sponsor and offer of in kind The post Xtra Fund becomes Scotland’s first digital skills charity for young people appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 29th Mar by Future Scot
  • New season, new courses. Spring is a time of new beginnings, which is why we’re launching a new series of short evening courses that will get you coding at an accelerated rate. Condensing our previous 10-week evening courses into five weeks means you can learn twice as fast and get a chance to feel the intensive,... Read More The post Spring into coding this April with our new evening classes appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 29th Mar by CodeClan
  • Investment is being supported by a £3.1m RSA grant The post Business transformation firm to create 300 jobs in Glasgow appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 29th Mar by Future Scot
  • Thursday 13th April, 18:30, at CitizenM’s Glasgow. We’ll be sitting round the big table on the ground floor, right-hand side of the building as you come in. Bring your laptop or tablet or simply yourself. There’s no need to be an expert… although you’ll also be welcomed if you are 🙂 You can also bring […]
    Posted Tue 28th Mar by WPGlasgow

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  • Seed Haus is creating an angel-backed fund The post Philanthropic accelerator for startups launches in Edinburgh appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 28th Mar by Future Scot
  • After enrolling on our Intro to Programming evening class, Claire discovered a love for coding that had eluded her for over a decade. Coding and I have had a long relationship of almost being friends. Back when I dialed up the internet and was a gangly teenager I started dabbling with Javascript, but upon discovering... Read More The post How I learned more about coding in 7 weeks than in the last 10 years appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 28th Mar by CodeClan
  • Demand for experienced staff outstripping graduates The post Scottish tech sector is poised for continued growth, survey reveals appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 28th Mar by Future Scot
  • 'An encouraging day ... now the real work starts' The post ‘Just the beginning’: a view from the Government’s diversity unconference appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 27th Mar by Future Scot
  • Philippa Christie and Dan Chapman – a couple from Aberdeen who both work at Glasgow-based ideas agency Equator – recently travelled to the Developer Week Conference and Festival in San Francisco and while there, managed to come out on top in a prestigious hackathon. Here’s Philippa’s report from the conference: DeveloperWeek was on a scale unlike anything I’d witnessed before. When I saw 800 hackers packed into one room, all typing away at the speed of light, I knew I wasn’t in Scotland anymore… A memorable birthday surprise I work as a production manager at Equator, the Glasgow-based ideas agency, The post When the Scots took on Silicon Valley and won… appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 24th Mar by Future Scot
  • Why do we need lists of things? We are committed to the principle that digital technology can enable our public sector to transform their services. Our aim is to have high-quality, efficient services that are built around the needs of their users and are responsive to change. An essential ingredient is the ability to access... The post An authoritative list of Scotland’s Local Authorities appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 24th Mar by Scottish Government
  • Aim is to refine diagnosis, select treatments and improve the experience for patients The post Data scientists urged to take up cancer innovation challenge appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 24th Mar by Future Scot
  • Thanks to everyone who attended the unconference yesterday (22nd March 2017) and to all of you who engaged with the Twitter conversations at #scotdigidiversity. There were some fascinating discussions on the 5 topics that attendees voted for (see photo below) but there were also a great range of topics that narrowly missed out. We will be sorting through... The post We’ve just started: diversity unconference follow up appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Scottish Government
  • Signing-up for our intensive coding course is a big decision. We know you probably have some questions about our 16-week course, and that you can’t always make it along to our regular info sessions. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve pulled together the top 10 questions we receive into one handy list. From earning... Read More The post We answer your 10 most-asked questions appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by CodeClan
  • Categories include International Technology Star and Transformational Innovation Through Data The post ScotlandIS publishes shortlist for DigitalTech2017 awards appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Future Scot
  • System for ‘taming’ data is a 'huge first step' The post Pupil attainment tracking software rolled out in Angus schools appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Future Scot
  • Programme extended to security governance, risk and compliance departments The post Atos extends Moray apprenticeship scheme appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Future Scot
  • Ordnance Survey is building a ‘digital twin’ of the real world The post Helping to deliver the next generation of mobile appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Future Scot
  • Scotland's robotics expertise highlighted as ERF meets in Edinburgh The post Are we human or robots; one day we may not know the difference appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Future Scot
  • Inside Turo, Dropbox and the PlugAndPlay Tech Centre The post Part 2 of Cross Creative’s Silicon Valley trip appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Future Scot
  • 'We must develop the way we deal with the digital machines that have merged with our lives' The post We need to talk about Wall-E appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Future Scot
  • Job in STEM are driving Scots economy - let’s not repeat the mistakes of the past The post History is missing ‘herstory’; why the future is #lassiesinSTEM appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 23rd Mar by Future Scot
  • 'Vision is for Scotland to become even more digitally competitive and attractive' The post Scottish Government launches digital strategy appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 22nd Mar by Future Scot
  • 'We’ve just seen a fraction of what is possible' The post Making a difference with a career in government data science appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 22nd Mar by Future Scot
  • Mozafar Haider Ibrahim is an Edinburgh-based software developer and a CodeYourFuture mentor. He describes how the organisation celebrates, and benefits from, the diversity of all the people involved in it. I recently began working with CodeYourFuture – a volunteer-run, 6 month course that teaches refugees and asylum seekers programming. I started as a mentor teaching... The post CodeYourFuture: how we embrace diversity in our coding school for refugees and asylum seekers appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Tue 21st Mar by Scottish Government
  • This month we have short talks on the container ecosystem and composable asynchronous programming
    Posted Wed 29th Mar by Edinburgh Java User Group
  • In this episode of the podcast we speak to a member of the Micro Services Shell squad. We chat about the tools they build which allow Skyscanner to build new features quickly and safely at scale. What were the challenges? What have been the benefits? Listen to find out! As ever, please let us know …
    Posted Tue 21st Mar by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • Support for up to 6,000 people's training in each of next three years The post Nicola Sturgeon announces £36m digital skills fund appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 18th Mar by Future Scot
  • A look at how we've designed our #scotdigidiversity diversity in digital unconference to be inclusive. The post Designing our Diversity Unconference to be inclusive appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 17th Mar by Scottish Government
  • Following Cohort 9’s group presentations, Rory looks back on the process of creating a Pokémon project with his team. Day one of our project started with probably the easiest decision we had all week: deciding on what app to create. The first idea suggested was a simplistic Pokémon-meets-Top Trumps game utilising the Pokémon api. As soon... Read More The post How we battled to create a Pokémon group project appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 17th Mar by CodeClan
  • As well as gearing up for RookieOven Academy Three, we've been reflecting on the last two Academies and taking the time to figure out what's working well, what needs improved and what (if anything), needs 'moved to trash'.
    Posted Fri 17th Mar by RookieOven
  • Scottish companies get to see inside Facebook, Ideo and Smule The post ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’; a week in San Francisco and the Valley appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 16th Mar by Future Scot
  • Girls' hackathon an opportunity to network with STEM professionals The post ‘STEMettes’ are aiming to hack fake news appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 16th Mar by Future Scot
  • In the fourth and final part of his series, Mike Ritchie suggests that person-to-person interviews are still critical to hiring success, and explains how employers can nail this phase of recruitment. How to hire a developer: Part 1: Hiring for the future How to hire a developer: Part 2 – Why screen candidates? How to hire a... Read More The post How to hire a developer: Part 4 – Why in-person technical interviews still matter appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 15th Mar by CodeClan
  • A student on our first Glasgow cohort, Michaela explains why she’s taking her career in a new direction by learning to code. One of the first things I wanted to say is that learning to code is hard. It’s not just a little hard – it’s just flat out, smack-your-head-against-the-wall hard. I think I love it.... Read More The post How I changed my career path at a Glasgow coding bootcamp appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 15th Mar by CodeClan
  • Event includes public workshops on game development and art The post Developers gearing up to create a game from scratch this weekend appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 15th Mar by Future Scot
  • Event attended by more than 30 of Scotland’s leading digital technology companies The post The power of connecting: reflections on MWC 2017 appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 15th Mar by Future Scot
  • Exploring the potential for business and what open banking will mean for financial services The post Scotland’s first datathon attracts top industry names appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 14th Mar by Future Scot
  • Professional services giant PwC has struck an alliance with CodeBase to help accelerate the technology incubator’s growth.
    Posted Tue 14th Mar by The Scotsman
  • 'The concept has global significance, so we are very excited for the future' The post Homes’ embedded sensors will detect falls before they happen appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 14th Mar by Future Scot
  • An urgent need for circular thinking at all stages of the housing build The post We need housing, yes, but built in the right way appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 14th Mar by Future Scot
  • CodeBase is happy to announce the beginning of our new partnership with PricewaterhouseCooper. It's great to see to a global player engaging meaningfully with startups. This is a great testimony of the growth and success of Edinburgh tech product companies and a sign of the maturity of the ecosystem.
    Posted Mon 13th Mar by CodeBase
  • Alex Humphry-Baker is a Senior UX Designer at Bemo. She explains how diversity can help make sure that technology isn’t prejudiced, and doesn’t prop up damaging stereotypes. “Once you skip ahead to think technology will either harm everything or solve everything, you’ve effectively removed the need to apply critical thinking.” This quote, by futurist and all-round incredible woman, Amy... The post Technology doesn’t have values. People do. appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Mon 13th Mar by Scottish Government
  • A blog from Colin Cook Later this month, I will be co-hosting an event which will bring people together to consider how to embed digital thinking and business models across the Scottish public sector. The Digital First 2017 event on 22 March offers an opportunity for us all to find out about the great work... The post Working together on common digital challenges appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 10th Mar by Scottish Government
  • Whatever your current employment situation, you could be launching a brand-new career by Autumn 2017. Thanks to our successful 16-week intensive programming courses in Edinburgh and Glasgow, you have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a challenging training environment, get introduced to some of the most exciting and innovative companies in Scotland’s tech industry and kick-start a career you... Read More The post 5 steps to starting a new career in tech by the Autumn appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 29th Mar by CodeClan
  • Deloitte are launching an exciting initiative for cocnnecting start-ups in Scotland with investors with a Pitching Event. The Pitching Event Start-ups are invited to promote themselves at this innovative pitching event on Tuesday 25 April. The purpose is to connect people to the latest in the technology industry, and to
    Posted Thu 9th Mar by Girl Geek Scotland
  • Apologies to our All Around The Blockchain learners, it was a difficult last minute decision but we had to cancel and re-schedule the most recent Blockchain course day due to sudden illness of our Blockchain lead Ali King. We are currently nailing a replacement date and ask that you bear
    Posted Thu 9th Mar by Girl Geek Scotland
  • News from our chums at Active Coding Academies: A Scottish coding startup aimed at students aged 12-17 is celebrating their launch by giving teens the chance to win free admission to their summer programme. Edinburgh-based Active Coding Academies, which is operated by i2diversify, are looking to offer three lucky applicants
    Posted Thu 9th Mar by Girl Geek Scotland
  • Leah Lockhart, Digital Democratic Engagement Officer at the Democratic Society, gives us her take on why diversity in Scotland’s digital sector is so important. As in most industries,  there’s a lack of diversity in digital, and the majority of visible representatives in the field are middle-aged, white men. From where I’m standing, it feels like, across globe, homogenous dudes organise groups of... The post Diversity in digital: why I think it matters appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Thu 9th Mar by Scottish Government
  • Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th of March, at 5.00pm, in LG.11, David Hume Tower (on the lower ground floor - 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 speaker is Benjamin Erichson from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews, who will talk about: Randomized Matrix Decompositions using ‘rsvd’ Matrix decompositions play an important role for machine learning, statistical computing and elsewhere. However, massive datasets pose a computational challenge for traditional (deterministic) algorithms. Over the past two decades, the powerful idea of randomness as a computational strategy to find low-rank approximations has emerged. The basic idea is to employ a degree of randomness to derive from a high-dimensional matrix a smaller matrix, which captures the essential information. Subsequently, the smaller m...
    Posted Thu 9th Mar by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup