DataFest18 - What A Week!

It's been 2 weeks since Data Summit, and we would like to thank everyone who came to any of the events for being part of Scotland's largest tech event. We would like to take this chance to share some updates and fun stuff with you

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John Callagy
Data Fracking® The First Company in Scotland Authorised To Carry Out fracking! - Brainnwave

OK so that is a bit of a tabloid heading and like most tabloid headings it is somewhat misleading and designed deliberately to grab your attention.  I am not talking about the somewhat controversial practice of fracking for oil and gas but I do like to use it as a metaphor to describe what I see happening in the field of data science and the application of that in business. 

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John Callagy
The Data Journey Continues

We are delighted to be supporting DataFest 2018 again this year. Use and management of data is a topic which touches every one of our clients. With Data Summit just around the corner, now is a great time to consider the ways in which data innovation has affected our lives and businesses over the last year. From wearable tech to drive sports performance improvement, to data driven offshore project innovations, to the data sharing implications of open banking, we’ve had the privilege to be involved in some fascinating work with some truly inspirational clients.

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John Callagy
Opportunity Awaits At Data Talent Scotland

Securing a job immediately after university is a difficult prospect. You are entering the jobs market along with everyone else in your course, and in courses from around the country. This can make it difficult to stand out so it is always wise to try get one step ahead at every opportunity that presents itself.

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John Callagy
Casting A Spotlight On DataFest Fringe Events

DataFest18 is all about collaboration.  Our Fringe Event Programme taking place 16 to 23 March 2018 has a diverse range of activities for different industries, disciplines, public sector, academia through to engaging the general public and encouraging our emerging youth talent into STEM.  

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John Callagy
Data Warriors for Good

Data is everwhere. Data is the new oil. Data Scientist is the hottest job in tech. It’s not how much data you’ve got, it’s what you do with it… In a world where data plays an increasingly important role, meet Scotland’s Data Warriors.

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Cecilia Bouroncle
The Democratization of AI and Big Data

The market chatter around Big Data and AI has increased rapidly in the last few years to the point that it features almost daily in mainstream media. A quick look at some of the numbers banded about and it’s easy to see why (although not always easy to prove their veracity).

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John Callagy
Developing the data science community: generating a sense of support by Hugo D'Ulisse of SAS, DataFest Premium Sponsor

Students live and thrive in a community: the student body and its associations form a relatively tight-knit group that provides—or should provide—support and encouragement on an ongoing basis. For those away from home for the first time, this community can be a life-saver, a sounding board for ideas and a space to help each other learn.

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John Callagy
How to get the most from the DataFest app

As part of DataFest18 we have decided to create an all encompassing app which will be able to answer any and all of your DataFest related queries from the palm of your hand. We'd like to give you a better insight into the app for easy and intuitive use during all DataFest related events and activities.

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John Callagy