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Python Edinburgh Code Dojo

Oct 23 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
External Events

More details soon!

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Oct 25 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop 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 the available there, make sure to select the right kind of ticket to 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.

IOT-EDI (Internet of Things) #36

Oct 25 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Open Forum; members are invited to make announcements, share news, seek project collaborators, promote their IoT events, and request topics for future Meetups.

David Simmons (Influx Data) will talk about architecting and building end-to-end IoT solutions for collecting, monitoring and visualizing data from IoT Sensors both at the edge and in a central repository. David will show both hardware and software components used in a complete end-to-end monitoring data collection system.

Angela Mathis, CEO and co-founder of ThinkTank Maths Limited (Edinburgh), providing mathematics, (predictive) data analysis and AI-based software solutions for ‘augmented intelligence’ decision-support to oil and gas, aeronautics, space, defence, health and banking services.

Ross Cruickshank (IBM) works with Independent Solution Vendors (ISVs), business partners, developers and startups to highlight the capabilities of the IBM Bluemix and Softlayer platforms as accelerators for product/offering development and delivery.

From Zero to Hero: Machine Learning Workshop Series Part 1

Oct 25 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
External Events

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 exercises throughout the workshop.

The first workshop will start at the beginnings. You will get:

  • a short revision/introduction to the most important linear algebra concepts needed for ML
  • an idea how to perform an initial analysis and visualisation over a dataset with Python
  • and learn about core concepts in ML by training your first ML algorithm: Linear regression.

Cryptonoise Aberdeen

Oct 25 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We will be meeting at 57North Hacklab to bring together like minded people, discuss digital freedoms and explore the use of cryptographic tools.


Discuss digital rights issues that are in the news. Learn how you can help to protect your rights in a digital world. Bring a smartphone or laptop and browse the web anonymously, learn about these technologies and chat about the reasons we need them.

Let's Talk Data #4 (and books)

Oct 27 2018 12:15 pm - 1:00 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.

Startup Summit

Oct 31 2018 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Supported Events

Recognised over the last seven years as one of the UK’s leading events for entrepreneurship, Startup Summit provides a true immersion into the world of business and beyond.

In the centre of one of the world’s most innovative cities, we invite the next generation of entrepreneurs to engage with experts, build a network and gain valuable tools for long-term success.

Open Data Camp

Nov 03 2018 12:00 am - Nov 04 2018 12:00 am
Supported Events

We are delighted to announce that Open Data Camp is returning once again. Open Data Camp 6 will be the weekend of 3/4th November, hosted by the University of Aberdeen. We will share details about the venue in due course.

We are really grateful to the University of Aberdeen for offering to host Open Data Camp, and to the team at ODI Aberdeen / Code the City for volunteering to bring ODC 6 to their city.

2018 NCRI Cancer Conference

Nov 04 2018 12:00 am - Nov 06 2018 12:00 am
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The NCRI Cancer Conference is the UK’s largest forum showcasing the latest advances in cancer research. The Conference provides a platform for researchers, clinicians, people affected by cancer and industry representatives to come together to discuss, present and showcase high-quality research. Informative and interactive educational sessions attract over 1,500 delegates each year and create the ideal setting to establish new collaborations with key stakeholders in cancer research.

SICSA DemoFest 2018: Bringing Research to Life

Nov 06 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

SICSA DemoFest is the largest event of its kind in Scotland. Now in its 11th year, it showcases the very best of Informatics and Computing Science research from all of Scotland’s Universities.

DemoFest provides a perfect opportunity for your organisation to experience first-hand, the innovative research taking place in Scottish Universities. Our exhibitors will talk about their research, tell you why it’s important to your organisation, and demonstrate their technology working in real-time.

The event also provides a space for you to discuss future collaborations, business opportunities, internships, employment opportunities and much more.

SDST: Aberdeen Meetup

Nov 06 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Data Lab Events

Talk 1 SmartRural - The journey and anatomy of a data point.

You’ve heard about “Farm to Fork”, but what about “Farm to Server and back Again”? How do we gather new actionable data and add value to the rural ecosystem?

SmartRural is establishing a user owned cooperative LPWAN to be deployed across rural Scotland. The aim of this is to bring digital connectivity and innovation to every corner of Scotland, uniquely servicing the Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy objective of “Outside In”. This new infrastructure will facilitate an explosion in LPWAN IoT with a accompanying tsunami of data, but what does this new data actually look like, how will it arrive, how can we access it and what can we do with it?

Talk 2 (tbc - WikiMedia / Wiki Data)

Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland, and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

ScotChain

Nov 08 2018
Supported Events

ScotChain will see the development of a number of themes around Blockchain implementation and will focus on the costs, complexity, scalability, security and privacy and how this impacts Distributed Ledger Technology adoption globally.

With Thought Leaders, Industry-leading practitioners, academics and technologists from the world-wide Blockchain/DLT community assembling to compare best practice, ideas and inspiration, ScotChain is a must-attend event for anyone interested in learning more about the fundamentals of Blockchain and its application in a variety of commercial and societal settings.

Visualizing our World

Nov 08 2018 12:00 am - 5:30 pm
External Events

This event will outline the current status of visualisation within both industries. It will provide businesses with an overview of how both sectors are collecting and utilising the data from turning images into sophisticated 3D models to promoting better decision making and industry productivity.

We will hear from keynote speakers from BP and Morrison Construction, who will set out what developments they are looking for from visualisation technologies.

Featuring a number of speakers and interactive demo stands. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their interests and explore the benefits of adopting visualisation technologies with the companies occupying the stands.

The event is designed for companies of all sizes from the oil & gas and construction sectors who wish to adopt or improve their visualisation technology capacity with a view to improving their business prospectsand leading innovation in their sector. It will also be of interest to technology companies wishing to explore synergies and transfer of knowledge between both industries.

CENSIS 5th Technology Summit

Nov 08 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
External Events

CENSIS is Scotland’s centre of excellence for Sensor Systems and the Internet of Things. Now in its fifth year, the Technology Summit attracts hundreds of delegates for a day of presentations, exhibitions, discussion and networking. Register to explore this year’s theme of ‘disruption and disruptive technologies in sensor systems and IoT’.

  • Hear from challenge providers.
  • Listen to use cases and business case for new IoT and sensor-based models for economic growth.
  • Meet exhibitors from industry and academia showcasing new technologies.
  • Network and connect with key business people and researchers.

This year’s keynote speaker is Hugo Fiennes, CEO of Electric Imp. Hugo's stellar career includes time at Apple where he was the hardware lead for the first four generations of the iconic iPhone. He also helped build the Nest thermostat. It was during his time at Nest that Hugo realised connected devices were going to change the world for the better, but only if they were secure, maintainable, and flexible, and so Electric Imp was born.

Free to attend. Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities available.

#CENSIS18

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Nov 08 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop 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 the available there, make sure to select the right kind of ticket to 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.

CodeClan Edinburgh CoderDojo

Nov 15 2018 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.

Intro to R Programming

Nov 16 2018
External Events

5 x 1 day Courses available: Choose to take the full series across all five days or select from a variety of one-day sessions, beginning with this ‘Intro to R’ course, then follow up with your choice of the remaining four individual courses.

This is a one-day intensive course on R and assumes no prior knowledge. By the end of the course, participants will be able to import, summarise and plot their data. At each step, we avoid using “magic code”, and stress the importance of understanding what R is doing.

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Nov 22 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
External Events

Everyone is welcome and no coding experience is necessary!

Sessions registration open for 7-17 years old.

You are also welcome to bring your own projects or ideas, just drop 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 the available there, make sure to select the right kind of ticket to 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.

Let’s Talk Data #5

Nov 24 2018 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
External Events

AIMday Fintech Edinburgh 2018

Nov 28 2018
External Events

The University of Edinburgh will be hosting AIMday Fintech on Wednesday 28 November 2018. We look forward to welcoming companies and organisations to discuss your challenges related to financial technologies and innovation in financial services with academics from across the University.

Academic Industry Meeting day, or AIMday™, is based on workshops whereby company questions are submitted around a central theme which are then discussed with academics from across the University disciplines.

Each question submitted by a company is tackled by a multi-disciplinary group of academics with the aim of finding a pathway to a solution.

One question, one hour, a group of academic experts.

Digital Health & Social Care Conference

Nov 28 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
External Events

The Digital Health and Social Care Conference on 28 November at the University of Strathclyde, Technology and Innovation Centre anchors Scotland's Digital Health & Social Care Week 26-30 November 2018. The Chair for this year's conference will be Dr. Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, Scottish Government.

The conference programme is a collaboration between the Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, eHealth Scottish Government teams, NHS 24 (SCTT), Local Government Digital Office, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Alliance.

Engage 2018

Nov 29 2018 to Nov 30 2018
External Events

At the Engage Conference this year we’ll be exploring new futures for university public engagement; celebrating the NCCPE’s 10 year anniversary; and taking stock of the lessons learned. Weaving in stories from people who have been working to embed public engagement in their practice and institutions – and with provocation from outside the sector - Engage 2018 will help set the foundations for the road ahead.

Our call for contributions is now open. If you're interested apply by 18th June.

SDST Aberdeen Meetup

Dec 04 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Data Lab Events

Talk 1 Alan Russell - “Visualising the ownership of Scottish football”

Alan Russell will share insights from his work on using data visualisations using Tableau to explore Scottish football clubs’ approach to supporter engagement and transparency, and to improve visibility of clubs’ ownership through the ‘SDS Index’. Alan will also share some earlier work done to improve supporters’ understanding of the history and ownership structure of the club he supports, Raith Rovers FC.

Talk 2 -Dr. Graham McGlashan
“The Value in Data and How to Protect It – Intellectual Property (IP) for Data Related Businesses”

Where is the value in a data related business? Is it in the data itself? Perhaps it is in the way the data is collected, analysed or used? Often these intangible assets are the result of a significant amount of skill, expertise, insight, experience, time and money. For many companies, these intangible assets can contribute a sizable amount to the value of a business.

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