• Fringe Events

    Unique free events across Scotland: Exploring, debating and enabling data innovation

  • Edinburgh Cityscope

    Open Data Workshop

    EDINBURGH

    Edinburgh Cityscope aims to turn Edinburgh into a Global City of Learning. Join us at this hands-on workshop where we will show you how to use the Cityscope Workbench in order to work with Edinburgh Open Data datasets, and then how to produce visualisations with them, both individually and combined. Experience of Python or R programming languages would be useful.

     

    Event Date: Monday 20th March

     

    Event Host: Edinburgh CityScope, University of Edinburgh

     

    Time: 10am – 12pm

     

    Location: Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    Scotland

    Datathon 2017

    EDINBURGH

    Edinburgh Fintech and Deloitte will hold Scotland’s first ever datathon. Based on a shared set of data, teams will have 24 hours to solve a challenge around the area of financial inclusion. For more info: www.edinburghfintech.com

     

    Event date: Monday 20th &

    Tuesday 21st March

     

    Event host: Edinburgh Fintech & Deloitte

     

    Time: Monday 12pm - Tuesday 5pm

     

    Location: 

    Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    Data – Finding the Business Value​

    EDINBURGH

    Big Data, Small Data, Open Data, Smart Data, Data Lakes, Data Visualisation…the list of data terms goes on and on. But what does it all mean for your business and your customers?

    This 60-minute session will cover and answer questions on this and more.

     

    Event date: Monday 20th March

     

    Event host: Head Resourcing

     

    Time: 12pm – 1.30pm

     

    Location: HBJ Gateley, 19 Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EH

     

    INVITATION ONLY!

    Data Visualisation: D3.js Taster & Survival Guide

    EDINBURGH

    Learn how to grasp the core concepts and techniques of D3.js’s programming patterns and develop your own in-browser debug skills at this short and interactive session with Prof Mike Chantler.

     

    Event date: Monday 20th March

     

    Event host: Totallytextures Ltd.

     

    Time: 2pm - 4.30pm

     

    Location: Newhaven Lecture Theatre, 15 South College Street

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    Changing Lives with Data

    EDINBURGH

    Data can change lives! Huge amounts of data are made freely available by government and other organisations across Scotland. Find out what is available, how it is used, and how you can use it to provide insights which could change lives!

     

    Event date: Monday 20th March

     

    Event host: National Records of Scotland

     

    Time: 1pm – 4pm

     

    Location: The Dome, New Register House,

    3 West Register Street

    Edinburgh

     

    REGISTER HERE!

     

    The Travelling Gallery

    EDINBURGH

    The exhibition presents work by German artist KP Brehmer ‘Soul and Feelings of a worker’ (1978 – 1980) who uses collected data, graphs and charts, to map the daily emotions of workers from very happy to uneasy.

     

    Event date: Monday 20th - Friday 24th March

     

    Event host: Edinburgh City Council & The Travelling Gallery

     

    Time: 9am - 5pm

     

    Locations:

    Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd March – Grassmarket, Edinburgh

    Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th March– Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

     

    Registration: Open to the public

    Intro to CivTech®

    EDINBURGH

    Win Government contracts? Start a business? Access to Public Sector clients? Come find out more about the CivTech® pilot that offers an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the public sector in a meaningful, effective and productive way.

     

    Event date: Tuesday 21st March

     

    Event host: CivTech®

     

    Time: 11am – 12.30pm

     

    Location: CivTech® Studio, CodeBase,

    Edinburgh.

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    Playing with Research Data from the University of Edinburgh’s DataShare Repository​

    EDINBURGH

    Find out how to navigate your way around the research data generated by University of Edinburgh researchers and play with it!

     

    Event Date: 21st March 2017

     

    Event Host: EDINA, University of Edinburgh

     

    Time: 11.30 am to 1.30 pm

     

    Location: Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    Data Changes Everything

    AYRSHIRE

    The Ayrshire College DataFest 2017 event will allow businesses across Ayrshire to hear about the benefits and challenges presented by big data, as well as the importance of the digital agenda to the Ayrshire Growth Deal.

     

    Event date: Tuesday 21st March

     

    Event host: Ayrshire College

     

    Time: 9am – 1pm

     

    Location: Ayrshire College

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    The Power of Qualitative Data

    EDINBURGH

    Data doesn’t just mean numbers and big data. This workshop will celebrate the contribution of small and deep qualitative data, bringing together qualitative and mixed-methods researchers from any field to discuss methods, analysis and findings.

     

    Event date: Tuesday 21st March

     

    Event host: Quirkos

     

    Time: 1.30 – 4pm

     

    Location: The Melting Pot, Edinburgh

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    Big Data and Data Analytics: Reducing costs & unlocking reserves​

    ABERDEEN

    Data Science and Data Analytics has the potential to transform the Oil and Gas Industry. Aberdeen DataFest 2017 will focus on exploring how Big Data and Data Analytics can help the industry reduce costs and unlock reserves.


    Event date: Tuesday 21st March

     

    Event host: The Data Lab

     

    Time: 12.30pm - 5pm (Lunch included)

     

    Location: Oil & Gas Technology Centre, 20 Queens Road, Aberdeen

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    How Data Transforms

    Cities & Communities

    EDINBURGH

    Showcasing USMART - UrbanTide’s next generation data sharing platform for open data, real-time data and smart organisations, the event will include a series of talks and presentations by members of the open data and smart cities community in Scotland.

     

    Event date: Tuesday 21st March

     

    Event host: UrbanTide

     

    Time: 6pm – 9/9.30pm

     

    Location: Codebase, Edinburgh

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    Visualisation of Spatial Data

    using QGIS

    EDINBURGH

    Ever wondered how people create those 3D maps and data visualisations? Want to know how to animate data on maps to show how it changes over time? Come along to the University of Edinburgh where the map and spatial data experts behind services like Digimap www.edina.digimap.ac.uk will show you how to create data visualisations with Free and Open Source Software.

     

    Event Date: Tuesday 21st March

     

    Event Host: EDINA, University of Edinburgh

     

    Time: 9.15am – 11.15am

     

    Location: Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street,

    Edinburgh, EH3 9DR

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    Smarter Tourism:

    Shaping Glasgow’s Data Plan

    GLASGOW

     

    Glasgow Life, Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland are looking to develop a Data Plan for the city’s thriving tourism sector. Glasgow DataFest 2017 will focus on offering attendees from industry and academia the opportunity to learn more about the city’s current priorities and plans in the tourism space.

     

    Event date: Wednesday 22nd March

     

    Event host: The Data Lab

     

    Time: 9am -1pm (lunch included)

     

    Location: City Observatory, Institute for Future Cities,

    University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre

     

    REGISTER HERE!

    The World's Favourite Number - with Alex Bellos

    EDINBURGH 

    At The Data Lab, we believe #DataChangesEverything. But to actually extract value from data, a set of skills are required, and math is definitely one of them.

     

    In this event, we look to inspire school kids to study and enjoy maths, by helping them understand its real life applications, and the exciting careers that can unfold for a maths enthusiast. Alex talk will focus on the emotional connection that people have with numbers.

     

    This event is open to P6, P7 and S1 students from Scottish schools. Spaces are limited, so please register soon to secure attendance for your class.

     

    Event Date: Friday 24th March

     

    Event Host: The Data Lab

     

    Time: 9:30am – 11am

     

    Location: The Data Lab, 15 South College Street Edinburgh Scotland

     

    REGISTER HERE!

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