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  • The 'Bridge' will prepare candidates for 'entrepreneurial journeys' The post Creative industries accelerator launched appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 16th May by Future Scot
  • Glasgow Clyde College is raising awareness of its first HND Cyber Security course. The post Building Scotland’s cyber skills of the future appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 16th May by Future Scot
  • Registers of Scotland and Ordnance Survey set up hub to accelerate Scottish property and geospatial start-ups The post Geovation Scotland to open in Edinburgh appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 15th May by Future Scot
  • 'But we must take everyone along on the journey' The post ‘Scotland’s businesses can lead the fourth industrial revolution’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 15th May by Future Scot
  • Introducing LambdaGuard — a security scanner for AWS Lambda We’ve built a tool which allows you to visualise and audit the security of your serverless assets — and now we’re open-sourcing it, too Love security? Padlocks locking down relationships on the Pont Des Arts in Paris, FranceSkyscanner is well known for building great products for travellers — but today I want to talk about something we’ve built for the cloud and security communities: LambdaGuard. Some context: we are a mobile first organisation and provide our app on all major platforms. We operate our production services in Amazon’s Cloud, and in part rely on serverless architecture to deliver our products. Prior to developing LambdaGuard, and getting to where we are today, we had some challenges to overcome: we needed a way to get visibility of our serverless assets, and we had to be able to perform a security audit on those we had deployed in production. To come up with some ideas for getting over these hurdles, we recentl...
    Posted Tue 14th May by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering

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  • April was National Stress Awareness month (NSAM) and we blogged about how we help students all year-round. Now, it’s Mental Health Awareness Week and we’ve got some great insight from alumni to share. We carried out some low-level research with our alumni to ask how they have adopted techniques, positive outlooks and coping mechanisms for […] The post Finding your feet when you train and work in digital- Alumni Advice appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 14th May by CodeClan
  • Aberdeen oil and gas business latest to benefit The post £1m milestone reached by Scottish digital development loan appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 13th May by Future Scot
  • Since 2017, Aberdeen City Council has progressively rolled out Read&Write literacy support software to schools across the local authority. Crucially, Read&Write’s implementation has been supported with a comprehensive engagement strategy for teachers, students and parents. This included initial training for two pupils and two teachers in each of the 59 Aberdeen schools to become ‘mentors’ to introduce their peers to the software. This has been complemented by an extensive programme of training for families and carers at parent groups and evening workshops. The introduction of Texthelp’s easy-to-use literacy tools on Chromebooks, PCs and laptops has been championed by Education Officer The post Aberdeen schools make curriculum accessible to all learners with Read&Write appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 12th May by Future Scot
  • Making a tangible improvement to the availability and efficiency of learning The post Ajenta; instrumental in solving problems faced in rural areas appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 12th May by Future Scot
  • Tuesday 28th May, 18:00 – 20:30 at the Old Sheriff Court (SYT) G1 1TF “SHOW AND TELL” where anybody can share what cool stuff they’ve built with the new Block Editor! So far this is what we have in the program: * Neil Scott will show us a Gutenberg block he has built * The […] The post Block Editor/Gutenberg special appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Sat 11th May by WPGlasgow
  • Last night, the Scottish technology sector was celebrated as the Digital Technology Awards 2019, run by ScotlandIS, awarded high achieving organisations for innovation, expertise and indeed the people who drive them. CodeClan was shortlisted for the ‘Best Training Programme’ category, for the third year in a row, but we’re pleased to see a new organisation, […] The post Congratulations to the Scottish digital tech sector! appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 10th May by CodeClan
  • 'Success stories are a testament to Scotland’s digital technologies sector' The post Craneware, Ecometrica among winners at ScotlandIS awards appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 10th May by Future Scot
  • Robert, a graduate of our Professional Software Development course, writes about his experience changing career from the oil & gas industry into the world of start-ups and tech. Leaving the Oil & Gas Industry Heading into the second half of 2017, I made a conscious decision that, before the year was out, I would leave a […] The post Leaving oil & gas for a career in tech- Robert’s story. appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 9th May by CodeClan
  • The public sector needs to unlock the potential of the 'mountain' of data it holds The post We need to maximise the value of data to help grow the economy says Scottish Government digital minister Kate Forbes appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 8th May by Future Scot
  • Hi everyone, Our next meeting will take place on the 15th of May, from 5.30pm, in Old College, Lecture Theatre 1.264 (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 Greg Sutcliffe. Greg is a Community Data Scientist at Red Hat, focusing mainly on supporting the Ansible and Foreman communities. He’s interested in how communities work, how to characterise them, and how to use data to help guide their governance particularly at scale (as well as pretty graphs..!). He will be arguing that: ‘No, you can’t just take the mean…’ A Beginners Guide to Survival Analysis in R (html here) Time-to-event data has some quirks that can make it tricky to characterise. In this talk, we briefly cover the basics of survival analysis, how to construct some basic models and plots in R, and finally look at a real application of this technique in the world of open source communities. Our s...
    Posted Wed 8th May by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • 'Sector will rely on people from all backgrounds and abilities' The post National Cyber Security Centre course for young people launched appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 7th May by Future Scot
  • Highland Council’s outstanding revenue and customer services team has won both the Scottish and UK IRRV awards The post Highland Council declared Benefits & Welfare Reform Team of the Year appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 2nd May by Future Scot
  • Announces overhaul of its core social network The post Facebook overhauls messaging as it ‘pivots to privacy’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 30th Apr by Future Scot
  • But the industry "must start asking the difficult questions now" The post Scotland can lead the data revolution ‘through ethics and inclusivity’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 30th Apr by Future Scot
  • Since graduating from CodeClan’s Professional Software Development course in Glasgow last year, Richard has started work at neu, a Digital Product Agency. We caught up with him in his Merchant City studio about how a creative background led him into tech, his current job at neu and how his time at CodeClan helped him get […] The post Finding creativity through code: Meet Richard, Product Manager at neu appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Mon 29th Apr by CodeClan
  • Will act as a centre of excellence for a range of new technologies, co-locating industry and world-class research The post High tech innovation campus on the Clyde to be ‘shipbuilding industry of the 21st century’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 26th Apr by Future Scot
  • Edinburgh-based software company Amiqus has won pitch of the day at Scotland’s annual tech investor showcase, for the second time. Having won at Engage Invest Exploit (EiE) in 2017 with a team of six, Amiqus chief executive Callum Murray gave a pitch demonstrating how the company has grown its team to 30 through the success of its first product Amiqus ID. He also announced plans to bring a second product to market, Amiqus Wallet Pitching to several hundred investors, tech entrepreneurs and industry experts, Murray aims to win angels interested in building on the success of the company’s ID verification The post Amiqus wins ‘pitch of the day’ at Scotland’s tech investor showcase appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 25th Apr by Future Scot
  • Organisations outline new understanding The post NCSC and ICO set to improve cyber incident victim support appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 25th Apr by Future Scot
  • A dozen not-for-profit and community organisations have already benefited from our new Client Xperience programme, in which more than 100 CodeClan graduates volunteered their time to build digital solutions using their newly acquired skills. For the last six months, we’ve been piloting a programme that enables Professional Software Development students to volunteer two of their […] The post Get involved with CodeClan’s Client Xperience programme appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 24th Apr by CodeClan
  • Personal messages and passwords can be read by hackers The post Scottish cybersecurity experts warn of dangers of coffeeshop wifi and VPNs appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 24th Apr by Future Scot
  • The prize is great – a safer, more successful UK, says Jeremy Fleming The post “Our most powerful weapon will be ingenuity; our ability to imagine what has yet to be imagined” – GCHQ Director appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 24th Apr by Future Scot
  • From raising a million and speaking in Beverly Hills alongside Will.i.am to liquidation and the Number 14 Leith bus; a cautionary take from Scotland's start-up scene The post The Next Big Thing (part two?) appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 24th Apr by Future Scot
  • Members of the so-called 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance to discuss cyber resilience The post International intelligence agencies share stage at cyber summit in Glasgow appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 24th Apr by Future Scot
  • “Tim’s been aware of us for quite a while and we’re obviously aware of him,” says David Irvine, with a smile. As Chief Executive of Maidsafe, a decentralised internet company from Troon, Irvine has spent the past 10 years with very little fanfare or attention building a ‘new internet’, from the unlikeliest of locations. The ‘Tim’ he references in this case is no less a figure than ‘Sir Tim Berners-Lee’, the father of the World Wide Web, who Irvine met in slightly bizarre circumstances a few months ago at the Internet Archive’s Decentralised Web Summit in San Francisco; Irvine was The post The small company from Troon which has got the attention of Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Hollywood. And Scotland? Not so much. appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 23rd Apr by Future Scot
  • Misunderstanding the behaviour of one templating line — and the pain it caused our k8s clusters How an assumption about the behaviour of a single line led to problems for all of the services receiving traffic through the ingress layer of our Kubernetes clusters Kubernetes (often shortened to k8s) is Greek for ‘helmsman’ - the k8s logo is a ship’s wheel. Pictured: the sun setting behind an actual ship’s wheel in Marseille, Francetl;dr Misunderstanding the behaviour of a single line of templating led to unexpected behaviour and a significant degradation in experiences for users of our k8s clusters. Progress with ingress Kubernetes uses an object known as ‘ingress’ to expose HTTP and HTTPS routes from outside a cluster to services running within a cluster. To control this resource, it’s necessary to deploy one of a number of ingress controllers - in our case we use the open source HAProxy ingress controller partially supported by the maintainers of HAProxy. This project consists of a gol...
    Posted Tue 23rd Apr by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • More than 27,000 pupils and teachers have benefited from SDS programme The post Skills Development Scotland hits cyber learning targets ‘two years early’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 23rd Apr by Future Scot
  • 'Client Xperience' allows graduates to volunteer newly acquired coding skills to community organisations The post CodeClan launches graduate volunteer programme to support not-for-profits appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 23rd Apr by Future Scot
  • Exploring the power of new technologies to transform the way Scotland's local authorities deliver services The post Scotland Excel: Delivering on digital appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 23rd Apr by Future Scot
  • Scotland must address eight key issues to boost internationalisation The post Economic blueprint welcomed appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 23rd Apr by Future Scot
  • Anderson Strathern polled more than 250 senior people across industries The post Brexit: Taking the temperature of Scottish business appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 23rd Apr by Future Scot
  • Heralding an era in which diagnosis is pre-emptive, driven by risk profiling, and where treatments are personalised; maximising efficacy and minimising side effects The post Data; the new hope for cancer control? appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 22nd Apr by Future Scot
  • Never has technology offered so much potential to improve how we plan, invest, deliver and manage our infrastructure The post A step change in infrastructure and tech appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 22nd Apr by Future Scot
  • Pioneering 400 years ago, Registers of Scotland continues to be so today The post From the ground up appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 22nd Apr by Future Scot
  • Breach analysis finds 23.2 million victim accounts worldwide used 123456 as password The post Most hacked passwords revealed as UK survey exposes gaps in online security appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 21st Apr by Future Scot
  • Initiative is ensuring that Scottish solicitors can be ahead of the technological curve The post Innovation and collaboration driving legal tech success appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 21st Apr by Future Scot
  • New institute heralds a radical re-engineering of the way a university works The post When contagion is good appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sat 20th Apr by Future Scot
  • From Soviet-era rotary phones to public services run on artificial intelligence, Estonia has pioneered digital government. But an architect of its transformation says success depends on “analogue factors, not digital” As the Berlin Wall fell, Linnar Viik was a student travelling in Europe. In Dresden, he witnessed crowds gather in the central square; one crowd in one corner, in favour of a united Germany, the other opposite, in favour of remaining part of the Soviet Bloc. After 90 minutes, they would disperse, and then reconvene at the same time the following day. In Prague, he found, it was very different; The post Not high-tech, just tech savvy appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 19th Apr by Future Scot
  • Supporting greater collaboration between industry and education The post Education innovation hub launched at University of the West of Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 18th Apr by Future Scot
  • Let me tell you a story about a logistics company that implemented a new computer system to streamline their logistics… as part of the update, the programmers had to configure the system to work with the company’s processes but at one point, a programmer noticed something strange… ‘We’re configuring a system so the lorries do the longer journeys at the beginning of the week and the shorter journeys at the end of the week’. Significantly she asked why… …eventually someone said, “Oh, it’s because that’s when the horses used to get tired”. This encapsulate some of the challenges involved in The post Stop, Listen and Collaborate appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 18th Apr by Future Scot
  • 15th May 2019 – University of Strathclyde, Glasgow FutureScot’s annual EduTech conference returns to Glasgow to showcase the very latest innovations in digital teaching and learning. From designing technology with children, to ‘learning without lessons’, our full-day event is the must-attend best practice forum for teachers and education leaders across Scotland. Join leading experts as they describe how revolutionary new approaches – including building Scotland’s first Digital Centre for Excellence – are challenging the traditional notion of a school and helping to equip young people with the digital skills they need to succeed in the future economy. A full report of the conference will The post EduTech 2019 appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 16th Apr by Future Scot
  • Transforming care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease The post FutureScot’s Health & Care Conference: a case study appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 15th Apr by Future Scot
  • The benefits of AI powered virtual assistants and why augmented intelligence will define new health The post Transforming healthcare with AI and virtual assistants  appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 15th Apr by Future Scot
  • Next week will see fifty ‘high-growth potential’ technology companies pitch for funding at the annual Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) event hosted by Informatics Ventures – ten of them founded by women. EIE organisers point out that according to the industry tracker, PitchBook, for every £1 of venture capital investment in the UK, all-female founder teams received less than 1p, with all-male founder teams securing 89p and mixed gender teams receiving the remaining 10p. Since 2007, deals in all-female teams have risen only two percentage points. In a Q&A provided by the event’s organisers, Leah Hutcheon, founder and chief executive of The post Fixing the female funding gap; a founder shares her experience appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 15th Apr by Future Scot
  • Welcome to this latest update from the Digital Identity Scotland team, fresh from a field trip to bonnie Inverness. As you may have read in some of our previous posts, we have a very active strand of user research ongoing, to ensure our programme receives broad input from groups who would be likely to use... The post Digital Identity Scotland – User research on the road, part 2 appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 12th Apr by Scottish Government
  • Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is carrying out a skills survey specifically for the tech and digital sector. If you want to ensure your voice is heard, and to have your say in shaping the future of SDS and its ability to help Scotland’s tech industry, then fill in this survey. The post Skills Development Scotland Needs You! appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 11th Apr by Future Scot