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Machine Learning - One Day Course (R Programming)

Dec 14 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Taught by Jumping Rivers analytics company, this one-day immersive course is designed for anyone who uses R and wants to broaden their knowledge and use data more efficiently.

The one day course will cover:

  • Introduction to analytics - a general introduction and techniques in common use
  • Simple regression problems - simple and multiple linear regression and model diagnostics
  • Model selection & assessment - Cross validation and bootstrapping; penalised regression and shrinkage
  • Classification - KNN, clustering, logistic regression, Linear Discriminant analysis and associated diagnostics

Every participant will recieve a certification of completion and class notes.

Aberdeen Data Meetup Jan 2019

Jan 08 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Talk 1 "#ScotWiki and other stories" - Dr Sara Thomas

Dr Sara Thomas, who is Scotland Programme Coordinator at Wikimedia UK. will joins us to talk about the work that Wikimedia UK is doing across Scotland, in libraries, education and heritage.

Talk 2 "Automated Artificial Intelligence" - Dr Andy Starkey

Dr Andy Starkey is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, in which research has been focused on the development of automated methods of analysing data. The talk will give an overview of the normal process of building AI solutions and then the improvements to be made by automating this process.

From Zero to Hero: Machine Learning Workshop Series Part 4

Jan 09 2019 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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The intent is to take the audience from the basics of Machine Learning up to Deep Neural Networks and advanced concepts such as GANs and Autoencoders in about 10 bi-weekly sessions (with breaks to accommodate students and professionals).

The series is self-contained and we do *not* expect any prior knowledge in the field and very limited knowledge in programming languages or frameworks. We will always explain all mathematical and programmatical concepts and used frameworks.

Programming will be done in Python through Jupyter notebooks. We will upload a link to a guide on how to install this on your machine over the weekend.

It is of advantage if you bring your own laptop as there will be small excercises throughout the workshop.

The Effective Communication Toolkit for Analysts and Data Scientists

Jan 10 2019 to Jan 11 2019
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The Effective Communication Toolkit for Analysts and Data Scientists is a two-day interactive workshop to complement existing technical armoury with communication know-how.

Improve how you:

  • Crystallise problem scoping by asking the right questions up front
  • Understand how the analysis fits into the bigger business picture
  • Present your results more clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences

Our training is different as it:

  • Builds on the inherent strengths of analysts
  • Utilises step-by-step behavioural techniques which can be learned
  • Run by technical people passionate about connecting analysts with their businesses

CodeClan Edinburgh CoderDojo

Jan 10 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

CodeClan is hosting a monthly event, come along to our coding club to have a go at making your own game, website, stories and much more! We have friendly experienced mentors on hand to help you, making this a fun and social experience! You don’t need any coding experience to come along and anyone aged 7 – 17 is welcome.

The events are free to attend, but booking a place is essential. If you’d like to use your own laptop, please bring it with you.

If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

Innovation in Cyber Conference: Building the Next Great Cybersecurity Company Tickets

Jan 15 2019 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
External Events

Cybersecurity will provide one of the key growth areas for innovation into the future. A core part of this is to support ideas and research work, and to thus create the next generation of spin-outs and start-ups.

This event aims to showcase two success stories within Scotland: Zonefox and Quorum Cyber, and show the route that Dr Jamie Graves and Federico Charosky have taken to build companies which lead the cybersecurity market.

Along with this the event will launch SICSA NEXUS Cyber Security Innovation Vouchers scheme, and highlight opportunties for academics and researchers to bid for funding, and how industry can work closer with academia on a range of innovative areas in Cybersecurity.

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Jan 17 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop us a message about it at edinburgh.cc.uk@coderdojo.com

Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

Bring own laptop or use one of ours, make sure to select the right kind of ticket so we can work out allowance!

Laptop must be have a text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac), access to wifi and a web browser such as Chrome.

If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

Data Space 2019

Jan 24 2019 to Jan 25 2019
External Events

Starting with a drinks reception on 23rd January, DATA.SPACE 2019 will bring together ambitious companies setting out on their space-enabled, data-driven venture with established, global thought-leaders across decision and policy, investment, academia, and industry.

The 2019 agenda will showcase the areas in which satellite data is being used and has the potential to be used across the globe from the oceans to farms, from communication in space to emergency disaster management on the ground, you will hear about how satellite data is transforming sectors across the globe.

Beyond the lab

Jan 24 2019
External Events

This one-day event at the Higgs Centre for Innovation will drive collaboration between academia and industry and promote the talent pool at the University of Edinburgh.

This meeting will bring together leading researchers, experts in cutting-edge technology, successful entrepreneurs, alumni and students. The day will include general talks, panel discussions and networking in extended breaks. There will also be a chance to take a tour of the Higgs Centre for Innovation.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Sheila Rowan, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government
  • Prof Tony Hey, STFC Chief Data Scientist.

Academia-Industry Networking Event: Using Big Data & AI to Detect Cancer

Jan 25 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
External Events

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data is set to revolutionise medicine, including cancer detection. Momentum in the field is building with key players such as Google(1) and Microsoft(2) applying AI to big data in an attempt to improve cancer detection, and the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy pledge of £210 million for using big data and analytics to progress early diagnosis and precision medicine research.The healthcare market for AI is predicted to exceed £7.5 billion by 2024(3), and diagnostics is a major component. However, the potential for AI and big data to detect cancer earlier and benefit patients is far from the current reality, with little research translated into clinical practice to date.

Cancer Research UK is seeking to improve the translation of early detection research; we recognise that increased collaboration between academia and industry will help facilitate this. In partnership with the Innovate UK’s network partner, The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), we are hosting an academia-industry networking event on ‘Early Detection of Cancer using Big Data and AI’. The aim of the meeting is to bring together academic (including clinicians) and commercial researchers to forge new collaborations in the area of big data and AI for cancer detection. We welcome researchers with expertise in this area, as well as researchers with large datasets looking for collaborations to mine them.

The event will be held in the lead up to Cancer Research UK’s new Early Detection Primer Award, which offers up to £100,000 seed funding for novel ideas and can include new collaborations, with little to no preliminary data required. The meeting will include presentations of other available funding opportunities (including <£2.5 million for early detection research), plenary talks and sessions involving pairing of academic and industry researchers based on complementarity, as well as plenty of opportunity for networking.

Let's Talk Data #6 (and books)

Jan 26 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
External Events

The purpose of this group is to create an open, comfortable, and fun space for beginners, and those early in their data careers, to:

-talk about various data-related topics & ideas;

-discuss data (scientific & business) books & articles;

-share tool and learning tips;

-help each other on our projects.

Aberdeen Data Meetup Feb 2019

Feb 05 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Data Lab Events

Talks to be confirmed.

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Feb 07 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop us a message about it at edinburgh.cc.uk@coderdojo.com

Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

Bring own laptop or use one of ours, make sure to select the right kind of ticket so we can work out allowance!

Laptop must be have a text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac), access to wifi and a web browser such as Chrome.

If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

CodeClan Edinburgh CoderDojo

Feb 14 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

CodeClan is hosting a monthly event, come along to our coding club to have a go at making your own game, website, stories and much more! We have friendly experienced mentors on hand to help you, making this a fun and social experience! You don’t need any coding experience to come along and anyone aged 7 – 17 is welcome.

The events are free to attend, but booking a place is essential. If you’d like to use your own laptop, please bring it with you.

If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parents or legal guardians to complete the registration form. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents or legal guardians permission.

Digital Health Product Forge

Feb 21 2019 to Feb 24 2019
Supported Events

Join us for Europe's biggest health hackathon where hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will be spending 75 hours realising the future of health.

Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you want to launch a startup, develop a product within an existing organisation, or solve a problem that you have studied at university, this event will leave you equipped will the mindset, teammates and tools for disruption.

You will be supported by some of the best minds in health tech, from data scientists, seasoned entrepreneurs and front line NHS staff. This year we're pleased to welcome the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Catherine Calderwood and the realistic medicine team to the event.

Practice makes perfect! Putting a spotlight data-driven work placements

Feb 22 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
External Events

This half-day conference has two aims. First, to share best practice from student placements involving data analysis. Second, to discuss what future placements designed for developing the skills and talents of tomorrow’s data scientists might look like. The event will bring together academics, professionals and practitioners who take an interest in developing, implementing and assessing bespoke work placements.

Edinburgh Q-Step Conference 2019

Feb 22 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
External Events

This half-day conference has two aims. First, to share best practice from student placements involving data analysis. Second, to discuss what future work-based learning programmes designed for developing the skills and talents of tomorrow's data scientists might look like. The event will bring together academics and non-academics who take an interest in developing, implementing and assessing bespoke work placements. A provisional list of speakers includes Q-Step (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester), Edinburgh Futures Institute, The Data Lab, Scotcen, MBN and the Nuffield Foundation.

Full programme to be announced.

Let's Talk Data #7

Feb 23 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
External Events

The purpose of this group is to create an open, comfortable, and fun space for beginners, and those early in their data careers, to:

-talk about various data-related topics & ideas;

-discuss data (scientific & business) books & articles;

-share tools and learning tips;

-help each other on our projects.

Let's Talk Data #8 (and books)

Mar 30 2019 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
External Events

The purpose of this group is to create an open, comfortable, and fun space for beginners, and those early in their data careers, to:

-talk about various data-related topics & ideas;

-discuss data (scientific & business) books & articles;

-share tool and learning tips;

-help each other on our projects.

Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) 2019

Apr 24 2019
External Events

Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) is Scotland's premier technology investor showcase featuring data-driven tech companies seeking funding from seed to series A.

As a standalone event, it features the most innovative data driven tech companies emerging from Scotland, the UK and beyond.

At EIE you will...

-network with fellow investors and entrepreneur

-meet up to 50 pitching companies seeking investment

-hear from industry thought leader through our carefully selected keynotes

-experience the vibrant tech scene and ecosystem that is putting Scotland on the map for technology innovation

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