The Fringe at DataFest A pivotal component of DataFest every year is the Fringe. This comprises of events that are organised by the tech, data science and AI community in Scotland. The idea is based on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival whereby you can organise your own event, and we as the overall festival organiser will […]
World famous British astronaut Tim Peake to headline at DataFest20
We’re so excited to announce that world famous British astronaut and former International Space Station crew member, Tim Peake, will headline the Data Summit in Edinburgh as part of the UK’s biggest data and artificial intelligence festival, DataFest. This year’s key theme ‘#BeyondData’ will focus on the impact data and AI has on the world […]
Join us in taking DataFest20 #BeyondData
It’s always an exciting time for us, planning and looking forward to bringing you another amazing DataFest event. DataFest has grown each year, and now runs over two weeks, with more events and participants every year, showing how much interest, enthusiasm and collaboration there is around data science in Scotland. DataFest19 was our most ambitious […]
Why can’t every day be a DataFest day?
Photo above shows panel with Zoe Webster, Dr Sue Black, Sally Eaves and moderator Tabitha Goldstaub discussing How Data and AI is enabling humankind One of our MSc students, Daniel Sloan (Strathclyde MSc in Fin Tech), writes about his DataSummit experience after winning a free ticket to the event Still buzzing from Data Talent on […]
Our third DataFest was a phenomenal success!
Our two week festival of Data Innovation in Scotland ran from 11th to 22nd March, showcasing Scotland’s role in data science and artificial intelligence, and this year focused on collaboration and doing #DataTogether as a community. DataFest has grown again from last year, now extending over a two week period with even more Fringe Events in even […]
DataTech19: New keynote announcement and deadline extension for proposals
We are delighted to announce our complete list of keynote speakers for the upcomingDataTech19 conference (organised by The Data Lab as part of DataFest), which now includes Debbie Bard, expert in machine learning at scale and data-intensive computing for experimental science, from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center(NERSC). With this update, we would like to take the opportunity […]
The Data Lab #DataSocks competition – free DataSummit ticket to be won!
We’ve got some wonderful Data Lab socks that you can get your hands on (or feet into)! And what’s more, we’re running a competition to see who can tweet the best photo of themselves wearing our lovely socks whilst off doing important data science work. The winner of our photo competition will get a FREE ticket […]
Introducing Jared Lander, Keynote Speaker at DataTech19
Join us for DataTech19, Scotland’s first technical data science conference as part of DataFest The Data Lab is delighted to introduce a new event to the DataFest family: DataTech (14 March 2019, Edinburgh). This technical, one-day data science conference will cater to a diverse audience including analysts, developers, engineers and scientists from the public sector, […]
DataFest18: What a week!
After a bit of a long weekend reflecting (and recovering) on what went on last week, we couldn’t be happier with the second edition of DataFest. This year we went bigger, and it paid off. We learned from the inaugural DataFest17, listened to what people had to say, and accomplished another successful delivery of what […]
Announcing the latest set of speakers at DataFest18
We’ve already announced an amazing lineup of inspirational speakers we’re looking forward to seeing at DataFest in 3 weeks. Now, we have some very exciting new additions to share with you – the final few keynote speakers across both Data Summit and Data Talent Scotland. These newest additions to DataFest are arguably some of the […]