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  • This is a post by Talat Yaqoob, Director of Equate Scotland. The scale of the challenge According to research carried out  by the Social Market Foundation, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector, and the digital skills sector in particular, is growing at double the rate of any other employment sector. This means, over... The post Why the future of digital tech needs women appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Thu 23rd Feb by Scottish Government
  • Code The City Weekends would not happen were it not for the generosity of our sponsors. As we approach CodeTheCity #8 we must recognise two organisations who have backed this event. The first is The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) who is sponsoring the event through its ALISS Programme. The ALISS Programme is … Continue reading CTC8 – Thanks to our sponsors
    Posted Wed 22nd Feb by Code The City
  • This is a blog post by Philip Kirk, one of our user researchers.   A survey can be an effective way to get information on who is using your service. They can investigate the characteristics, behaviours and opinions of a group of people and, if designed well, can help you understand your users and what... The post Designing a good survey appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 17th Feb by Scottish Government
  • In the first of a three-part series, Mike Ritchie offers some tips for anyone about to hire a developer. I do talks and workshops on software development careers and technical interview preparation for students at universities, colleges and code academies. It occurred to me recently that I’m very tardy in having those same conversations with employers.... Read More The post How to hire a developer: Part 1 – Hiring for the future appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 16th Feb by CodeClan
  • A new specialist fintech hub, backed by the UK and Scottish governments will open its doors to entrepreneurs in May 2017. The new hub will be the first of its kind in Scotland and will be based in Entrepreneurial Spark at Royal Bank of Scotland’s base in Edinburgh.
    Posted Mon 13th Feb by Entrepreneurial-Spark

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  • Back in July we launched a companion site, Tech In Scotland. As well as events from Open Tech Calendar, this now lists news, Twitter lists, and online communities. As well as the website, we also provide email lists and twitter feeds for each city – so it’s easy for everyone to get the latest info. … Continue reading "Tech In Scotland now lists news, tweets, online communities and companies!"
    Posted Mon 13th Feb by Open Tech Calendar
  • This is a post by Laurna Robertson, one of our content designers. As Sarah Davidson explained in her blog last week – there is a diversity problem in Scotland’s digital sector. Rather than moaning about this, we’re organising an unconference in March. This will give public, private and third sector digital professionals a chance to... The post What is an unconference? appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Mon 13th Feb by Scottish Government
  • A new initiative promoting greater use of female role models and mentors in schools has been launched as part of Scotland’s strategy to tackle the gender imbalance in digital technology.
    Posted Fri 10th Feb by Scotland IS
  • Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th of February, 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 Juan Fumero from the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, who will talk about: Automatic Acceleration of R programs with GPUs Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) are interesting hardware to parallelize and speed-up applications. However, the programmability of these devices is quite complex for most of the users and the existing standards for GPU programming are mostly available for low-level languages such as C. Academia and industry have proposed and implemented higher-level abstractions on top of the most common dynamic programming languages to program GPUs much more easily. For example in R, GPU programming is possible through external libraries (for a...
    Posted Fri 10th Feb by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • We’ve had a busy start to 2017, with our new Glasgow campus welcoming its first cohort of students to our intensive coding course. We’ve now introduced 200 passionate, committed individuals to Scotland’s digital industry. With hundreds more due to enter the sector through CodeClan in 2017, we’re continuing to expand our employer community to ensure their hiring... Read More The post Employer update: Scottish Sea Farms, SEEMIS and Information Apps join our community appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 9th Feb by CodeClan
  • Tim Cook is in Scotland today, perhaps he’ll make it to Edinburgh? macMacDevs[219] will be held at the Queen’s Arms, Frederick Street, Edinburgh on Thursday 9 February 2015 from 19:30 until whenever. Turn up, talk code, avoid talking politics. If you’re planning on coming along, please let me know – david@macmacdev.com or @pyrusmalus
    Posted Wed 8th Feb by MacMacDev
  • Applications are NOW OPEN for:   All Around The Blockchain   Apply Now!  We are running a short course for women, to learn the basics of working with Blockchain technologies in a friendly and supportive setting. You do not need previous experience of working with Blockchain to apply for these workshops.
    Posted Tue 7th Feb by Girl Geek Scotland
  • Join us for our FREE Cybersecurity speaker event, on the 16th of February at Codebase in Edinburgh. Learn more about the sector, network with some great people, and learn about ways that you can become a “Cyber Angel”. We welcome newbies considering entering into this career, people currently working in Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurs and anyone
    Posted Tue 7th Feb by Girl Geek Scotland
  • This is a blog post by Sarah Davidson, Director General for Communities Since I became the Scottish Government’s Diversity Champion, I’ve become more acutely aware of the places where you see and hear diverse teams and contributions, (and the converse, of course). Our Digital Directorate is one of the more diverse parts of the organisation,... The post Creating a more diverse digitally skilled workforce in Scotland appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Mon 6th Feb by Scottish Government
  • For our first GCU WordPress Glasgow event, we have two fantastic talks focusing on blogging and issues around content. As always everyone is welcome. There are website designers, developers, business owners, community bloggers and learners in the group so please do come along regardless of your WordPress knowledge! Event Details Tuesday 28th February, 6:00 pm […]
    Posted Fri 3rd Feb by WPGlasgow
  • A recent graduate from our 16-week course, Cohort 7’s Pavlos looks back on his journey with CodeClan. Graduated from CodeClan, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh – 26th January 2017. Now I can assess this mad trip into the world of code. What do 800 hours of computer programming do to the mind, spirit, and body? Do you learn to... Read More The post 800 hours of coding: A life changing decision appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 2nd Feb by CodeClan
  • Engineers, journalists, magicians, pub landlords – they may already have just what it takes to transfer into a career in digital. For those who feel a sense of Groundhog Day-style dread each time they head to work, now could be the time to consider shifting all those valuable skills into the digital world. Just as... Read More The post Why your current skills make you perfect for coding appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 31st Jan by CodeClan
  •   Move Summit Showcases Strength of Scottish Animation Edinburgh is getting ready to play host to some of the UK’s biggest animation studios, as part of Scotland’s largest commercial animation event. Move Summit 2017 takes place on February 23rd, and features appearances from 59 Productions, Red Knuckles, and a host
    Posted Tue 31st Jan by Girl Geek Scotland
  • A talk from, Ed Austin on Android security
    Posted Wed 22nd Feb by Edinburgh Java User Group
  • Open Rights Group are advertising for a new Scotland Director to start in April.
    Posted Mon 30th Jan by Open Rights Group
  • Public sector leaders need to "light the way"
    Posted Mon 30th Jan by Future Scot
  • Network is made up of 110 street papers around the world
    Posted Fri 27th Jan by Future Scot
  • How will the sector in Scotland change to meet the challenges which lie ahead?
    Posted Fri 27th Jan by Future Scot
  • Digital marketing and events co-ordinator among six new roles
    Posted Fri 27th Jan by Future Scot
  • This is a blog post by Sam Tilston, one of our user researchers. Pop-ups are a quick and direct user research method. They allow us to take our questions to a wider range of potential users, taking us to where they are, rather than bringing them to the lab. It’s less formal than traditional usability... The post Pop-up Study – Taking research to where our users are appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Thu 26th Jan by Scottish Government
  • Drawing inspiration from FanDuel and Skyscanner aim is to change fashion industry
    Posted Thu 26th Jan by Future Scot
  • Initiative represents 'a true partnership' with the tech sector in Scotland
    Posted Thu 26th Jan by Future Scot
  • Technology can play a role in housing and care for people with complex needs
    Posted Thu 26th Jan by Future Scot
  •   Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community: Sticky Floors Is your mind honed for opportunity? Do you project confidence? … or… Is your subconscious holding you back? Nice girls don’t get the corner office!  At least that is what we hear – but it is all too easy to lay blame
    Posted Thu 26th Jan by Girl Geek Scotland
  • Revealed: evidence of the family's ownership of Burns Cottage
    Posted Thu 26th Jan by Future Scot
  • Sharon Moore previews a new BCS Women in Scotland event examining the fine line between banter and bad behaviour. Equal is the norm, no? Well, the fact that so many people felt the need to march on Saturday as a result of Trump’s inauguration would suggest that perhaps we’re not quite as equal as we’d hoped or... Read More The post When does workplace banter become bullying? appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Wed 25th Jan by CodeClan
  • Thursday 9th February, 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 Wed 25th Jan by WPGlasgow
  • Classroom fits in a transportable box that charges equipment overnight
    Posted Wed 25th Jan by Future Scot
  • We want to encourage business growth and innovation in Scotland
    Posted Wed 25th Jan by Future Scot
  • Yes, the Code Voyagers podcast is back for Season 2! In Episode 1 we chat about the projects that some of us undertake outside our working hours, and how these do (or do not) make us better people in the office. Robbie’s building a computer game using Unity3D, while Milan contributes to a variety of projects …
    Posted Tue 24th Jan by Code Voyagers - Skyscanner Engineering
  • Followed by trip to meet Silicon Valley's tech and digital communities
    Posted Tue 24th Jan by Future Scot
  • Its creation would see Tay Cities region 'pioneer a world-first facility'
    Posted Tue 24th Jan by Future Scot
  • Backing will build on university’s reputation for commercialisation
    Posted Tue 24th Jan by Future Scot
  • Global client base includes financial services companies and consultancies
    Posted Tue 24th Jan by Future Scot
  • We’d like to explain some of the work we’ve been doing to try and improve mygov.scot for business users. The aim of mygov.scot is to provide joined-up business sector user journeys across public services, based on user need. Over the last 18 months, key business websites have been integrated into mygov.scot. The business portal and... The post Improving mygov.scot for businesses appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Mon 23rd Jan by Scottish Government
  • Former Bitly chief data scientist and MIT PhD confirmed as speakers
    Posted Mon 23rd Jan by Future Scot
  • 'The idea that handwriting must be immaculate is no longer relevant'
    Posted Mon 23rd Jan by Future Scot
  • News about fully funded digital marketing course from our friends at BSmart: BUSINESSES in Scotland are being given the chance to skill up their workforce with an innovative online digital marketing course – for free. And companies who sign up to the fully funded nationally accredited course, Digital Promotion for
    Posted Fri 20th Jan by Girl Geek Scotland
  • World class research and teaching facility will deliver a range of social and economic benefits to the region
    Posted Fri 20th Jan by Future Scot
  • More than 70 private and public collections will be catalogued
    Posted Fri 20th Jan by Future Scot
  • Software will be linked with businesses’ agreement to their bank accounts
    Posted Fri 20th Jan by Future Scot
  • Re-posting from Forbes magazine: http://www.forbes.com/sites/geekgirlrising/2017/01/06/make-2017-your-year-to-launch-smart-tips-from-silicon-valley-ceos/#7f6e8a311d3c By Samantha Walravens & Heather Cabot Think 2017 is your year to finally share that amazing business idea in your head and introduce it to the world? Buckle up. In the words of Sallie Krawcheck, founder and CEO of Ellevest, “Being an entrepreneur is harder than
    Posted Thu 19th Jan by Girl Geek Scotland
  • Instructor Matthew Healy explains how to make GitHub work better for you. GitHub is a fantastic tool for hosting your source code, and one that every software engineer should know how to use. But when you’re first starting out it can be a bit daunting working out how to make the most of it. With that... Read More The post 5 ways to get the most out of GitHub appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 19th Jan by CodeClan
  • Scotland’s digital scene isn’t just about producing the best new products and services, it’s also about the people behind them. From groups of coding enthusiasts tucked away in a pub basement to hundreds of tech experts filling a conference centre to hear from industry leaders, a glance at the Open Tech Calendar shows dozens of events... Read More The post Scotland’s digital and coding culture appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 19th Jan by CodeClan
  • Historic Environment Scotland is realising the potential of its Scottish Ten data
    Posted Thu 19th Jan by Future Scot