Fringe Events

DataFest18 is all about collaboration. We believe that interaction between different industry sectors and disciplines, academics, data practitioners, students, public sector, and business specialists is a key element towards data driven innovation.

We would like to invite you to submit an event proposal for the opportunity to be included in our programme for DataFest18.


The DataFest18
Fringe programme.

The DataFest18 Fringe programme aims to support collaboration through a series of events across Scotland exploring, hacking and debating data innovation. Events can include meetups, hackathons, debates, public engagement, Data Science training programmes and any innovative activities focused on data innovation.


How to Apply?

We would like to invite you to submit an event proposal for the opportunity to be included in our programme for DataFest18, showcasing and celebrating the diversity of Scotland’s data-driven innovation.

Proposals are welcome from anyone who has an interest in data within Scotland. This includes but is not restricted to those in leadership or technical roles from industry, public sector, academia or wider data community. If you would like to connect with communities in other sectors or geographical areas, get in touch, and we might be able to help.


Download our Fringe Events guide. It contains all the information you need to know about the application and selection process.


Applicants must submit their online event proposal by 17:00 on Friday 26 January 2018 via our application management system. 

All applicants submitting a proposal must agree to the DataFest18 Fringe Events Terms and Conditions.


The results of the open call will be announced on  1st February 2018.


DataFest17 Fringe Events:

DataFest17 hosted 23 fringe events in 4 cities, including a series of training events, debates, a parliamentary event, and schools and college events.


Here are 2 examples of successful and popular DataFest17 Fringe events:


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