The DataFest19 Fringe programme.
The DataFest19 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, workshops, training programmes and any innovative activities focused on data innovation.
We would like to invite you to submit an event proposal for the opportunity to be included in our Fringe programme for DataFest19.
Keeping you up to date
Here you will find the most up-to-date Fringe Events from around DataFest19.
To find an Fringe Event near you or search via type of event please click below:
Nowadays, because of stiff market competition, organizations’ tendency to customer orientation and customer relationship management has turned into certain complexities. According to previous studies, it has been estimated that the cost of attracting new customers will be five times more than the costs of the maintenance of existing customers.
Online information influences every aspect of our lives: work, leisure and learning. As information systems become more embedded in our day-to-day experiences, it becomes increasingly important to understand how people interact with information and the consequences of those interactions.
With the support of partners from industry, academia and the public-sector there will be a week-long series of events to showcase the opportunities of data science and artificial intelligence. Events will be informative and provide a platform for networking and inspiration to embrace opportunity.
SOCIB focuses on scientific excellence with relevance and impact on society, leading a new era of ocean observation; science with and for society. In line with this mission, SOCIB has released recently its new API, a tool that aims to strengthen the dissemination of its data toward third parties with common ocean data interests.
The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) intends to bring together practicing and potential domain experts, data engineers and data science practitioners from industry, academia and potentiallyd other industries to work together for a 1-2 day Data Driven Oil and Gas event.
The In Situ TAC is the on-site data provider within the Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS, marine.copernicus.eu) for validation & assimilation by CMEMS Modelling and Forecasting Centres (MFCS).
This training would benefit any sector who process personal data in any form and would benefit anyone new to data protection and also experienced processors/business owners.
“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”: negotiating the legal and ethical minefields of Artificial Intelligence.
The aim of the competition is to provide an entry point for young people to become excited about analyzing, interrogating, and presenting data, meanwhile making them aware of how use data securely, ensuring its veracity and the potential careers this could lead to. Linking the project to people working in the sector will engage the industry and inspire those children and young people involved.
We are looking to build on the success of our inaugural Ayrshire Bytes digital conference in 2017, to provide another, more interactive, event that equips businesses and our Computing students and staff with knowledge on emerging technologies that are impacting the wider economy. We want to show how we can work together to best take advantage of this knowledge.
An increasing volume of data is becoming available in biomedicine and healthcare, from genomic data, to electronic patient records and data collected by wearable devices. Recent advances in data science allow us to harness the power of such data, leading to precision medicine, AI diagnostics, data-driven drug discovery and disease understanding, among others.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad area: it covers reasoning, planning, knowledge representation, sensory perception, language understanding, machine learning, optimisation and other related areas, and has been approached in a variety of ways, ranging from biologically inspired ideas (including neural networks), to logic (of various sorts), to emulation of experts.
The event is an opportunity for designers, creatives and practitioners to get to know each other, explore how they might work together, and build a common language. We will be exploring the ins and outs of how data and design are being implemented, used, and scaled across organisations.
The DataVisHub symposium, exhibition and collider will bring together researchers, artists, data scientists, data visualisation specialists, and data holders to explore how cross-sector collaborations around data visualisation can create public and social impact and citizen engagement through data.
A greater need for data-science skills across many sectors is anticipated in coming decades. So how can we get young people excited and enthusiastic about careers in data science?
The aim of the workshop is to introduce some basic concepts of computer vision using OpenCV, Python and deep learning.
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.
This training course aims to bring the ideas and benefits of test-driven development to the arena of data analysis, augmenting and adapting those ideas as appropriate. We will introduce attendees to testing data at all stages of processing and the data processes themselves.
This is data done differently. Rethink what you thought you knew about data by exploring how it’s used in marketing. The data driven marketing industry is evolving at lightning speed and it needs talented people to think differently and push boundaries to produce extraordinary things.
The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA) will host this one-day workshop at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where you will have the chance to build a UBO PocketQube satellite and then code it using Arduino to achieve your mission goals!
Satellite data is an emerging information asset used by businesses in many different industries. Example usages include the use of satellite data for to identify land usage, optimising solar panel energy output, extracting mineral deposits and assistance for planners and engineers.
The event will take place in the Glasshouse, Merchiston Campus. The target audience is everyone. Anyone interested in learning more about MyData, taking more control over their data and thinking about the data ecosystems their data is currently used in. The maximum size of the event would be 60 people.
How to Apply?
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. Target audiences can also be as broad as you’d like, from technical experts, to business professionals, to general public and school kids. If you would like to connect with communities in other sectors or geographical areas, get in touch, and we might be able to help.
DataFest18 Fringe Events:
DataFest18 hosted 45 fringe events in 6 cities, including a series of workshops, talks, debates, hackathons, networking events and school events.