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  • Hundreds of CodeClan alumni have already launched new careers in tech. How did they get started? What helped their process, and what mistakes can be avoided? Read their tips about applying for jobs, interviewing, and what to expect when starting a new tech role. 1. Job hunting Make yourself a schedule “Practise coding in the morning, […] The post Landing a job in tech: 11 tips from our grads appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 18th Mar by CodeClan
  • Sector could be worth £4bn by 2030, says Innovation Minister The post Government says ‘lift off’ for Scotland’s space ambitions appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 14th Mar by Future Scot
  • New resource will be integral in aiding discoveries in medicine, climate science, aerospace. The post Edinburgh University to host UK’s new supercomputer appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 13th Mar by Future Scot
  • We’re delighted to announce the launch of an immersive Data Analysis course, and are inviting prospective students and employers to join us on this new venture that will accelerate data innovation across Scotland. Why Data Analysis? Data analysis is in high demand and employers are crying out for talent. We need to skill-up faster in order […] The post We’ve launched a 14-week Data Analysis course! appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 13th Mar by CodeClan
  • Independent panel says competition rules must be updated for the digital age The post Tech giants ‘do not face enough competition – reducing consumer choice and innovation’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 13th Mar by Future Scot

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  • Scotland’s flagship enterprise programme is pivotal in showcasing innovation The post All 18 Scottish universities pledge financial support to Converge appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 13th Mar by Future Scot
  • Response to growing demand The post CodeClan launches new course to accelerate data analysis skills in Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 13th Mar by Future Scot
  • Cyber Security Challenge UK partners with Scottish Government and YoungScot The post Addressing the growing need for diverse thinkers in cyber security appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 13th Mar by Future Scot
  • 'It seems we don’t finish reeling from one privacy disaster before moving onto the next' The post World Wide Web must emerge from ‘adolescence’, says creator on 30th anniversary appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 12th Mar by Future Scot
  • 'The continued success of the industry is reflected in the awards' The post Shortlist announced for the ScotlandIS digital technology awards appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 12th Mar by Future Scot
  • Hi everyone, Our next meeting will take place on the 20th of March, from 5.30pm, in Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 1 (see the map below for further details). As usual, the meeting will be open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are very welcome! Our first speaker is Alan O’Callaghan, PhD student in biomedical data science in the The Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM). He will be discussing: Building interactive modules using htmlwidgets This talk focuses on the htmlwidgets framework in R. We will look at the mechanics of creating your own, and why you might choose to use it instead of (or alongside) other frameworks like crosstalk or Shiny. We will start with toy examples to illustrate the basics and then progress to some real use cases, from networks of Twitter interaction to exploration of principal components, in order to demonstrate why this framework is worth learning and applying to your data. Our second speaker is Martin Johnsson, Postdoc a...
    Posted Tue 12th Mar by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • Tuesday 26th March 2019, 18:00 at G1 1TF (Scottish Youth Theatre venue)  Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way? Of course, you do. A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will […] The post “Writing effective website specification documents” by Mark Wilkinson appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Mon 11th Mar by WPGlasgow
  • DataFest19 showcases Scotland’s leading role in data science and AI The post UK’s first two-week festival of data innovation begins today appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 11th Mar by Future Scot
  • EIE announces Microsoft’s venture fund head as keynote speaker The post Edinburgh ‘set to push open global investment door’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 8th Mar by Future Scot
  • Book created to celebrate women in the industry and tackle gender inequality The post Women working in Scotland’s tech sector share their stories appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 8th Mar by Future Scot
  • From the book, Women Transforming Tech The post Paule Akramaite-Dean, software engineer appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 8th Mar by Future Scot
  • 24-hour Datathon attracts data scientists and businesses from across Scotland The post Open and financial data challenge back for 2019 appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Mar by Future Scot
  • The current housing situation is unsustainable, but how do we solve the problem? The post ‘We are simply not building enough’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Mar by Future Scot
  • The sector plays a critical role - more so now than ever before The post Affordable housing, shaping Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Mar by Future Scot
  • Why it’s time for the housing sector to review how it engages with communities The post Brave new world of engagement appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Mar by Future Scot
  • Bitesize Briefings enable housing staff to hear direct from a number of speakers The post SHARE ensures sector is up to speed appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Mar by Future Scot
  • R&D into modern construction methods is a 20-year journey for the CCG Group The post Reducing heat loss in housing appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 7th Mar by Future Scot
  • Zuckerberg: 'I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services' The post Facebook founder unveils a ‘privacy-focused vision for social networking’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 6th Mar by Future Scot
  • Kate Forbes visits company as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week The post Minister praises SwarmOnline for developing future talent appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 6th Mar by Future Scot
  • Here’s a look into what’s going on at CodeClan in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness this month. There are plenty of opportunities to get inspired, take the first steps in a new career or learn something new, so stop on by and say hello! Join us at DataFest19 Fringe! 13th March- Data for Detectives Technology is […] The post What’s on at CodeClan this March appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 6th Mar by CodeClan
  • Five scholars will each receive £25,000 bursary and professional sponsor The post Private sector women in STEM scholarship expanded appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 6th Mar by Future Scot
  • Featuring Bionow, Bruntwood SciTech, Connected Health Cities, Femeda Ltd, Slater Heelis, Health Innovation Manchester, and Elanco Speke Operations. Download the PDF The post FutureNorth in The Times appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 6th Mar by Future Scot
  • Finding work after university A recent study into the talent pool of IT recruitment over the last five years, conducted by recruitment company Be-IT, found that Scottish IT and digital graduates are failing to secure jobs after attending university. “According to the survey: “Over two-thirds (68%) of graduates have gone on to work in a […] The post Scottish tech grads demonstrate the need for practical learning in order to secure jobs appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 4th Mar by CodeClan
  • Everyone has a comfort zone and women especially tend to know where the boundaries lie. We often don’t make a move until we have analysed a situation and come to a conclusion, but sometimes, we are what gets in our own way. At the March Digital Women’s Group (DWG), Melinda and guest, Linda Scott, CEO of […] The post Expanding your comfort zone via Digital Women’s Group appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 1st Mar by CodeClan
  • Joint conference in Scotland planned for the autumn The post FinTech Scotland joins forces with FinTech North appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 1st Mar by Future Scot
  • Securi-Tay will feature talks and workshops The post UK’s largest student-led cybersecurity conference opens appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 1st Mar by Future Scot
  • Governments and data collecting corporations 'should work together' The post Law Society calls for international standards on data collection by private firms appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 28th Feb by Future Scot
  • A report launched today champions the opportunities Scotland’s people and businesses have to harness the potential provided by artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and data. Following their influential report, Automatic…For the people? published early in 2018, SCDI, BT, ScotlandIS, and RSE, have again joined forces in Building a World-Leading AI and Data Strategy for an Inclusive Scotland which aims to help define a public policy action plan for Scotland in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The authors say that public trust has been dented by recent data scandals and that there is concern about both business models which exploit behavioural data and technological unemployment. However, the The post Can Scotland lead an ‘innovative and ethical’ fourth industrial revolution? appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 28th Feb by Future Scot
  • Wallet.Services building client base in public and commercial sectors The post Blockchain technology specialist eyes international markets appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 28th Feb by Future Scot
  • Grants totalling £100,000 have been awarded by Digital Xtra Fund to extra-curricular programmes across Scotland, in a bid to create the next generation of digital experts. Digital Xtra Fund brings together businesses, organisations, and individuals with a common purpose, to help young people succeed in a digital world, through an annual grant awards programme. In total, […] The post Good news for the next gen of digital as grants awarded by Digital Xtra Fund appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 27th Feb by CodeClan
  • Skyscanner has iterated on its Engineering Principles, last published in April 2018. Read on to find out what we’ve added — and why Back in April 2018 I shared Skyscanner’s Engineering Principles on this blog. And I explained why we felt we needed these principles: To have values and considerations shared by every engineer that help inform our craft and serve as a tool for decision-making Our principles, I wrote, give us freedom (autonomy) — but within a framework that delivers accountability and guarantees safety: If we use the analogy of driving on our roads, autonomy is the freedom to choose how you get to your destination. Principles are the checks and balances, such as speed limits, that help get you there safely. You need both to reach your goal and avoid chaos. Perhaps most importantly, I described our principles as “organic beliefs”: We iterate. We learn. We grow. And our principles adapt with us. Which brings us neatly to today. Since we published our Engineering Principles n...
    Posted Wed 27th Feb by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • With a background in Java development and software training, Ally has been an instructor at CodeClan Glasgow since our first cohort in the city two years ago. We spoke to him about his life before CodeClan, his motivations for joining us and what’s changed since then. What did you do before you started working as an […] The post Meet Ally, Software Development Instructor at CodeClan appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 27th Feb by CodeClan
  • Cassie Kozyrkov, chief decision scientist at Google, has been announced as the latest speaker at Data Summit, the two-day international conference that forms part of the data innovation festival DataFest19, being held in Scotland in March. Kozyrkov advises Google’s teams on decision processes, AI strategy, and building data-driven organisations. She previously held the role of chief data scientist in Google’s Office of the CTO. She will be joined on the Data Summit programme by Oxford University Economist, Dr Daniel Susskind, as well as Forbes Technology Council member Sally Eaves. Susskind is a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, The post Google’s ‘chief decision scientist’ to speak at Data Summit in Edinburgh appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 27th Feb by Future Scot
  • Cybersecurity experts are urging Scottish gamers to “dodge sinister cyber-attacks” by taking heed of tactical hints and tips. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is raising awareness of cyber-attacks by providing players with a new gaming cyber security guide so that gamers of all ages can secure their online gaming accounts from potential cyber criminals. According to new research from Kaspersky lab, the global games audience is estimated to be between 2.2 and 2.6 billion and is a clear target for cybercriminals looking to gain access to personal data. Despite how active gamers are online, 56% admit they don’t take any The post One in five gamers fall victim to fraud while playing appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 27th Feb by Future Scot
  • 'More than 88% of their computer science graduates go into meaningful employment' The post IT graduates survey ‘confusing’, says ScotlandIS appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 26th Feb by Future Scot
  • Creating digital maps of land holdings using latest web technology The post Stirling mapping data firm working with Atholl Estates appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 26th Feb by Future Scot
  • Catherine Stihler pushes former Deputy PM for greater transparency from world's biggest social media platform The post Former Scottish MEP urges Sir Nick Clegg to tackle spread of ‘fake news’ on Facebook appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 26th Feb by Future Scot
  • Analytics firm e.fundamentals has appointed former Skyscanner director Greg Urquhart to its board of directors.  He joins the company as chief technology officer and will be based in Edinburgh with the company’s expanding development operations team. Urquhart was previously at Skyscanner’s director of product delivery. “My aim is to make e.fundamentals the Skyscanner of the ecommerce analytics world,” he said.  “e.fundamentals has the same inspiring DNA as Skyscanner and there are great similarities between the top people of both companies.”  The company’s platform helps brand owners “compete and win online … the technology serves clients by rigorously improving the sales The post Ecommerce firm hires former Skyscanner director appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 25th Feb by Future Scot
  • Almost a third are dropping out of the sector The post Digital graduates ‘failing to make the grade’ in jobs market appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 25th Feb by Future Scot
  • Since graduating from CodeClan, Daniel started working as a Junior Developer for Dog, an award-winning communications agency in Glasgow. We caught up with him about what it’s like working for an agency, getting involved in tech culture, and how CodeClan still helps him today. You’ve been working at Dog for a few months now – […] The post Meet our Graduates: Daniel at Dog appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 25th Feb by CodeClan
  • Companies raised £85m during the past year The post Scotland’s life sciences sector secures record equity investment appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 25th Feb by Future Scot
  • Senior managers challenged during a pioneering event focusing on digital technologies The post Scottish local authorities explore ‘art of the possible’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 22nd Feb by Future Scot
  • Organised by Interface, awards recognise, reward and celebrate impacts achieved The post Ergonomic data capture, robotics, and smart irrigation among knowledge exchange winners appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 22nd Feb by Future Scot
  • Glasgow-built 'CubeSats' require less fuel and are as manoeuvrable as drones The post Scotland could “revolutionise” the world’s response to natural disasters with new breed of satellites, says top academic appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 21st Feb by Future Scot
  • Programmes designed to support some of Scotland’s hardest-to-reach young people The post £100k funding to inspire Scotland’s next generation of digital experts appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 21st Feb by Future Scot