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Analysing Financial Behaviour Using Transactional Data (Fruits of collaboration between academia and industry)

Mar 19 2019 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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In this event, researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, as well as members of the fintech industry join to deliver latest insights on personal financial health and financial behaviour in the UK. In the talks innovative findings, methodology and technological data from personal accounts will be presented.

Agenda

Registration 3pm-3:30pm

Impact of personal spending goals on spending decisions - Marcel Lukas (Heriot-Watt University) 3:30pm-4pm

Financial Health Check project - Andrej Svetlosak (University of Edinburgh) 4pm-4:30pm

Practical implementations of the Financial Health Check project - Manuel Peleteiro (CEO Inbest.ai) 4:30pm-5pm

Q&A 5pm-5:15pm

Networking and drinks 5:15pm-6:15pm

Build and Code a Ubo Satellite - What Data Will You Produce? DataFest 2019

Mar 20 2019 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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UBO is an initiative from the Satellite Applications Catapult with the aim of teaching the public that access to space is not hard. The technology is inspired by real satellite engineering to give everyone the opportunity to learn how space data is integrated into our everyday lives.

Our mission is to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs in the space industry, utilising satellites for incredible applications and opening up space to creative new minds that will be future leaders in the industry.

We recommend this workshop to adults who have some prior programming experience, preferably Arduino, although this is not compulsory. We can accommodate 15 attendees and look forward to seeing what you create.

Webinar: Predicting food and feed risks with the use of data science (online)

Mar 20 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The innovative use of data has truly transformed the way the Strategic Surveillance team at the Food Standards Agency predict and identify emerging food and feed risks. Their effective use of open data and use of data science techniques, combined with an agile way of working has enabled the business and technical teams, to work together as one team, enabling a faster, better and collaborative response to business problems.

Join this webinar to hear from Jesus Alvarez-Pinera, the Head of Strategic Surveillance from the FSA and Nitin Gangwani, Senior Manager and Project Lead from Cognizant on how the application of data science is helping the FSA to build a bigger picture of the food system, predict emerging food risks and vulnerabilities before they become a risk to public health.

The webinar will be packed with data-driven insights and share useful information on.

-The goals of the Strategic Surveillance programme.

-The drivers that lead to a change in their ways of working.

-An iterative approach to food safety using prototypes.

-Some of the success stories and benefits of the programme.

Places are limited, so please ensure you register.

DataFest 19 Fringe: Data Science vs Machine Learning vs AI

Mar 20 2019 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Data Science, machine learning and AI are the current hot topics. They crop up in the news, in academia, in board meetigs, and at times are used interchangeably. But what are they? More to the point, are they the same?

In this workshop, wel'll explore what these terms mean and how they differ. To illustrate the differences, we look at concrete examples and see how the approaches diverge. We'll discuss the common tools used in these domains. In a throughback to a bygone era, we also discuss how statistics fits into this mass of buzzwords.

Testing Data & Data Processes with AI & Python

Mar 20 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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DataFest 2019 brings together local and international talent, industry, academia and enthusiasts who all share at least one interest - data! With a desire across sectors to succeed at Data Driven Innovation, how can we be sure that our data - our raw material - is as good as it should be?

This training brings the ideas and benefits of test driven development to the arena of data analysis. Using the open source Python TDDA library (test-driven data analysis), we'll work with data in CSV files, Pandas DataFrames, and relational databases.

From Zero to Hero: ML Series Part 8 - Support vector machines

Mar 20 2019 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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This week we're going to talk about support vector machines as part of the Zero to Hero Machine Learning series. A Jupyter notebook will be shared ahead of the event.

We introduce a new concept: From Zero to Hero, a Machine Learning Workshop Series.

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 Pythin 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.

Pizza and Softdrinks served.

Food Industry Innovation 2019 - FoodTech Showcase

Mar 21 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The event will focus on high growth potential SMEs in the FoodTech space and will consist on the following areas, for people to easily move between and network:

1. FoodTech showcase;

2. Thought leaders speaking on current industry challenges;

3. Business support zone

Hugo Pinto - The Human Problem of AI

Mar 21 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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"Artificial Intelligence's unfulfilled expectation is its own worse enemy, and between citizens not understanding what it can do for them, and developers not including them in the process, the technologies are lacking transparency and fairness. I share experiments, learnings and the mindset I found works in reframing the biggest problems of our society, and in empowering humans to take charge of our future"

We are delighted to welcome Hugo Pinto to Scotland on the 21st of March. Hugo is currently Partner - Head of Digital & Innovation Europe at Capco. Hugo was previously part of the Accenture Digital leadership team and Accenture, based in London, UK.

He mixes business strategy, technology and user-centric design to drive transformation and enable organisations to leapfrog their competitors while leveraging the capabilities of the digital age.

He has been consistently brought in to organisations to create new products and revenue streams as well as leading Digital and Innovation functions with a global reach.

Hugo is an enthusiast in emerging technologies and the impact they will have in the world, our businesses and all humanity, and is especially keen in bringing to life Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Augmented Reality, as they will digitise the physical world and exponentially accelerate innovation and human experience.

He has led teams to define and build the future of Health, Energy and Education, and now collaborates and advises a number of startups and corporates in pursuit of the digital pivot, as they try to redefine industries and categories for the future generations.

Evaluation of Digital and Data-driven Solutions in Healthcare

Mar 21 2019 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Love healthtech? Love community building? Care about inclusivity? Care about inclusivity? Then you look like you want to join the One HealthTech Scotland Hub! We're excited to build a vibrant OHT community here in Scotland - won't you join us?

Come along to meet lots of interesting health-techie people from across Edinburgh and beyond, as well as deepening your knowledge about the important topic of Evaluation of Digital and Data-driven Solutions in Healthcare.

Digital Transformation: Edinburgh

Mar 21 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Welcome to our second Digital Transformation meet-up in Edinburgh discussing the changing face of IT development and the latest digital transformation subjects. We aim to cover Software Engineering, Data Science, Design and Agile topics over the course of 2019.

Confirmed speakers for this event are: Martin Dowson, who will be discussing Human Centered Design and a vision for designing for customers; and Graham Hill, who will be discussing Mobile Testing, to include a live demonstration. Other speakers to be confirmed nearer the event.

There will also be plenty of time to network with other attendees at this informal meet-up, and food and drink will be provided.

Forensic Data Hackathon #DataFest2019

Mar 22 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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For this hackathon we want you to come up with new, interesting and different, interpretations of two important forensic science data sets that we have created.

High quality forensic science is underpinned by reliable data. We need it, for example, in order to be able to calculate the likelihood of someone's DNA profile matching a crime scene sample rather than the DNA profile of a random person.

The aims of the LRCFS is to positively disrupt the Forensic Science community to improve how forensic evidence is processed, analysed, interpreted and ultimately presented in court. We will do this whilst being as open and transparent as possible, making all our data, methods and research fully open by default. One aspect is to create what we call "Ground Truth" datasets where the data were collected under controlled conditions which can then be used to make reliable inferences about potential event scenarios. The ground truth data can then be compared to casework data and determine whether courtroom explanations are consistent with the data or not.

Edinburgh UX monthly meetup

Mar 25 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This is our monthly informal gathering - just turn up, grab a drink, sit down and start talking UX! If you haven't been before you'll find us on the right as you come in, opposite the bar.

Check out our new discussions board! Feel free to post anything that you think will be of interest to the group e.g. thoughts/questions related to UX, details of relevant events, local job postings etc.

Equate Student Conference & Awards 2019

Mar 27 2019 11:00 am - 5:20 pm
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The Equate Student Network Conference & Awards 2019 will bring together women studying STEM to celebrate your passion for your subject, connect with inspiring women professionals and enhance your career development.

The conference will include interactive workshops to help you develop your skills and an employer panel session to ask those burning questions about how to promote girls into STEM and what it's really liking working in these industries.

This event will give students the opportunity to network with women STEM professionals and employers over lunch to find out about placement and graduate roles.

After the conference we will be showcasing the photography and stories highlighted during our #thisiswhatasteminist looks like campaign.

The winner of our Equate Student Awards will also be announced at this conference. This award celebrates women students and institutions who have gone above and beyond to support, mentor or promote women in STEM. To find out more about these awards and how to nominate, click here.

This event is open to all women studying STEM and the built environment and colleges and universities in Scotland.

Students travelling out with Edinburgh will have their VAT receipted travel expenses £15 per person. Travel expenses claim forms will be issued to students on the night of the event.

Women Who Code Edinburgh - #WIDS19

Mar 27 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
External Events

Agenda

18:30-19:00 Registration, food, networking

19:00-19:20 Welcome & chat about WWCode

19:20-20:20 Core Program

20:20-20:30 Wrap up

DLT-EDI (Distributed Ledger Tech) #12

Mar 28 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
External Events

Agenda

18:00 Registration

18:15-18:20 Welcome

18:20-18:30 Simon Montford (WEB3//IOT)

Open Forum; members are invited to make announcements, share news, seek project collaborators, and request topics for future Meetups.

18:30-19:00 Laurence Kirk (Extropy.IO)

Laurence will be talking about Proof of Kernel Work, a low energy consensus mechanism that borrows ideas from Algorand. He will explain the theory and how his team implemented this mechanism in the go-ethereum client.

19:00-19:30 Paul Duddy (Hypervine)

Paul will be talking about opportunities, challenges and misconceptions of building a blockchain app for use in the construction industry.

19:30-19:50 Discussion & Panel Q&A

19:50-21:00 Networking & Drinks

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.

AIMday Data for Manufacturing

Apr 02 2019
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This is the first in a series of data-themed AIMday events taking place at the University this year.

Academic Industry Meeting day, or AIMday, is based on workshops where questions submitted by companies around a central theme are discussed with academics from relevant University disciplines.

AiMday Data for Manufacturing is aimed at companies and organisations in the manufacturing sector looking to innovate and harness the power of data.

Each question submitted by a company is tackled by a group of multi-disciplinary academics with the aim of finding pathways to solutions. One question, one hour, a group of academic experts: that is the AIMday format!

From Zero to Hero: ML Workshop Series Part 10 - Deep Learning

Apr 17 2019 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Supported Events

This week we're going to talk about Deep Learning as part of the Zero to Hero Machine Learning series. A Jupyter notebook will be shared closer to the event.

We introduce a new concept: From Zero to Hero, a Machine Learning Workshop Series.

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.

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

Women who Code Edinburgh

Apr 23 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
External Events

Location TBC

Agenda

6.30 - 7.00 Registration, food, networking

7.00 - 7.20 Welcome & chat about WWCode

7.20 - 8.20 Core Program

8.20 - 8.30 Wrap up

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

AI & Big Data Expo Global 2019

Apr 25 2019 to Apr 26 2019
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The AI & Big Data Expo Global, the leading Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Conference & Exhibition event is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2019 and beyond.

The AI & Big Data Expo will host 4 co-located events, 21 conference tracks, 12,000+ attendees, 500+ speakers and 300+ exhibitors.

Our high-level conferences will bring together forward thinking brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, the impacts within Enterprise & Consumer sectors as well as Development platforms and Digital Transformation opportunities. Topics covered include Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI Algorithms, Data & Analytics, Virtual Assistants & Chatbots as well as case study based presentations proving an insight into the deployment of AI across different verticals.

The AI & Big Data Expo will bring together over 4,000 visitors over the two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, chief data officers, chief data scientists, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups and innovators, tech providers, c-level executives and venture capitalists.

The 6 dedicated AI & Big Data Conference tracks include: Enterprise AI & Digital Transformation, Data Analytics for AI & IoT, Big Data Strategies, AI and the Consumer, Developing AI Technologies and Big Data for Industry.

Ethical Strategy for AI Driven Marketing and Digital Advertising

Apr 25 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Use of big data and algorithms in digital advertising - opportunities, challenges and the privacy and ethical implications. DPIA for algorithms and algorithmic impact assessment. *Special Guest Speaker* Ivana Bartoletti (founder of Women in AI) will join us for this fascinating discussion, a superb opportunity to think about the issues that really matter to the future of marketing and adtech. Places are limited so don't miss out.

Edinburgh Storm (CoderDojo)

Apr 25 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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

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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 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.

DLT-EDI (Distributed Ledger Tech) #13

Apr 25 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
External Events

Agenda

18.00 Registration

18.15 - 18.20 Welcome

18.20 - 18.30 Simon Montford (WEB3//IOT)

Open Forum; members are invited to make announcements, share news, seek project collaborators, and request topics for future Meetups.

18.30 - 18.50 Dr Hannah Rudman (Wallet.Services)

18.50 -19.10 TBC

19.10 - 19.30 TBC

19.30 - 19.50 Discussion & Panel Q&A

19.50 - 21.00 Networking & Drinks

Let's Talk About Data

Apr 27 2019 11:15 am - 12:45 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.

We all use different tools for our projects, so if you have expertise in an area someone is struggling with, we hope you will come forward and help.

We don't plan on high level presentations, there are plenty of those kinds of meetups already. Instead, we want to have conversations, sharing of information, and hands-on learning.

Oh yes, and we'll read data-related books together, and hold discussions to share our thoughts and ideas.

Bring: an open mind, laptop, data set, and helpful attitude.

Clean and Sustainable Growth Study Group

Apr 29 2019 10:00 am - May 01 2019 4:00 pm
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This three-day Study Group will bring mathematical science researchers from across the UK to work on a number of industry problems over three intensive workshop days to come up with solutions to industry problems from areas as diverse as agriculture, food production and biotechnology, resource efficiency, water and sustainability.

The importance of data science, artificial intelligence, mathematical and statistical modelling at multi scale are key strengths of the UK research base, and can be transformational when applied to industrial problems.

#DigitalTech2019

May 09 2019 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
External Events

Details to be confirmed.

AI & Big Data Expo Europe

Jun 19 2019 to Jun 20 2019
Supported Events

The AI & Big Data Expo Europe is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2019 and beyond.

The expo will host 4 co-located events, 4 AI & Big Data conference tracks, 10,000+ attendees, 300+ speakers and 350+ exhibitors.

Our high-level conferences will bring together forward thinking brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, the impacts within Enterprise & Consumer sector as well as Development platforms and Digital Transformation opportunities. Topics covered include Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI Algorithms, Data & Analytics, Virtual Assistants & Chatbots as well as case study based presentations proving an insight into the deployment of AI across different verticals.

The AI & Big Data Expo will bring together over 2,000 visitors over the two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, chief data officers, chief data scientists, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups and innovators, tech providers, c-level executives and venture capitalists.

The 6 dedicated AI & Big Data Conference tracks include: Enterprise AI & Digital Transformation, Data Analytics for AI & IoT, Big Data Strategies, AI and the Consumer, Developing AI Technologies and Big Data for Industry.

FOSS4G UK 2019

Sep 18 2019 to Sep 21 2019
Supported Events

This year FOSS4G will be at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh from the 18th to 21st September, with the main conference on the 19th and 20th (icebreaker on the 18th, code sprint on the 21st). This is a friendly, relaxed conference where we discuss all things free, open source and geo-related.

Tickets will be no more than £40 per day, with concession rates available too.

#ScotSoft2019

Oct 03 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
External Events

Details to be confirmed.

AI & Big Data Expo North America

Nov 13 2019 to Nov 14 2019
Supported Events

The AI & Big Data Expo North America will showcase the next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, providing an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data to drive your business forward in 2018 and beyond.

Our high-level conferences will bring together forward thinking brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, the impacts within Enterprise & Consumer sectors as well as Development platforms and Digital Transformation opportunities.

Visitors at the show will include IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, Chief Data Officers, Chief Data Scientists, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups, innovators, tech providers, and VCs.

The dedicated AI & Big Data Conference tracks include: Enterprise AI & Digital Transformation, Data Analytics for AI & IoT, Big Data Strategies, AI and the Consumer Developing AI Technologies and Big Data for Industry.

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