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Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

The Data Lab Starts Publishing Technical Content

The Data Lab is excited to announce new channels for technical content as we continue on our mission to engage with and inform the Scottish data science community. The two main vehicles for this output are regular blogposts together with podcast interviews, delivered by our Data Team. The articles we plan to publish will cover

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Exclusive opportunity for Data Lab community members to trial new software tool for free

Guest post by ParaFormance. — ParaFormance optimises data-intensive software systems for reliability, performance and energy efficiency on multicore/manycore hardware. Developed from £multi-million EU and UK-funded research at the University of St Andrews, ParaFormance is a new tool for democratising software development for multicore/manycore systems. ParaFormance tooling will identify patterns of potential parallelism in a C/C++

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Women in Data Science – Calling on Scottish School Girls!

Women in Data Science Conference The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. The WiDS Conference will be held on February 3, 2017 at Stanford University, and will be streamed live. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear

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Data Talent Scotland Start-up Competition

Win one of 5 free exhibition stands at Data Talent Scotland Are you a start-up company looking to recruit data talent? We are offering 5 free exhibition stands at Data Talent Scotland, Scotland’s largest data talent showcase. Now in its third year, Data Talent Scotland brings together aspiring data science and engineering students with employers

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Brian Hills wins ‘Best in Class’ at UK Data 50 Awards

On Thursday 18 May, our Head of Data, Brian Hills, won ‘Best in Class’ in the Data Science, Analytics and Quality category at the Data 50 Awards in London. The Data 50 Awards is a UK initiative by Information Age, for celebrating data leadership and excellence. The list is updated annually to recognise the top

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Space Shuttle Problems: Long-term Planning Amid Changing Technology

By John Akred, CTO, Silicon Valley Data Science Many enterprises are hoping to systematically drive competitive advantage and operational efficiency by gaining insight from data. For that reason, they may be contemplating – or already well into – a “data lake” effort. These are large, complex efforts, typically focussed on integrating vast enterprise data assets

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Napier University-Spiritus Pilot Project Seeks to Demonstrate Assurance Layer for Tracking Medical Devices

The Data Lab announces the kickoff of a pilot project involving Edinburgh Napier University, NHS National Services Scotland and industry collaborator Spiritus Development Limited intended to demonstrate the benefits of a blockchain-enabled assurance layer for tracking medical devices through their lifecycle. With funding support administered by The Data Lab on behalf of the Scottish Funding

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