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  • In the second meetup of January 2021, we're joined by Mary Llewellyn. Mary is a PhD student in Statistics at the University of Edinburgh and the co-founder and co-lead of the Piscopia Initiative.

    Tackling the participation crisis of women and non-binary students in the mathematical sciences
    The Piscopia Initiative (www.piscopia.co.uk) was founded in 2019 to tackle the participation crisis in mathematics postgraduate research programmes. In this talk, we will share the experiences of women and non-binary students in mathematics, as well as our own, and our plans for the future to change the landscape of mathematics.

    Password for the Zoom session will be sent out on the day of the event.

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    R-Ladies is a worldwide organization whose mission is to promote gender diversity in the R community.

    A question we often get is "Are men welcome to attend this event?"

    As a diversity initiative, the mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring...

  • Over the past 3 years Andy Kirk has been working on a vast, unnecessary data adventure to visualise every episode of the hit 90s TV show, Seinfeld. In September, he finished this project which, unexpectedly, turned in to a 240 page book.
    In this talk Andy will go through his design process to share the detailed story behind this work. From the contextual circumstances, through the analytical stages of collecting and handling the data, as well as formulating his story, and on to the myriad design choices he made about matters like chart selections, colours and layout. You will learn about the rationale behind every decision and every pixel that ended up in the book.
    Andy will also share insights into his mistakes, the inefficiencies, and the problems he struggled to overcome. Two attendees will also have the chance to win a copy of this limited edition printed work, tune in to find out how!

    BIO
    Andy Kirk is a Yorkshire-based data visualisation expert: design consultant, trainer, lectur...

  • We usually run monthly talks in a pub but we don't really feel like going out right now.

  • This month we have a security talk from Panda about Subdomain Takeovers.

    If you have a subdomain pointing to an external hosting provider, like the Pages features on Github or Gitlab - get something in there ASAP - and Panda will tell us why!

    Programme:

    19:00 - Meet online, announcements; links.taikedz.net
    19:10 - start talk
    20:00 - closing notes, Q&A roundtable

    The Q&A session allows online attendees to ask questions about Linux, Open Source, recommendations, etc; and any member can answer or chip in.

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • This month's Lean Agile Edinburgh is taking place during the Agile20Reflect festival - a month of virtual events around the globe, celebrating 20 years since the Agile Manifesto was published.

    We are joined this month by Sofia Antonopoulou, the Product Owner for PICAMS at Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

    While the 300+ national monuments across Scotland are closed again due to current restrictions, Sofia will tell the story of how HES used agile to support the huge effort to reopen all sites last year.

    PICAMS (Properties in Care Asset Management System) is a bespoke application developed in-house to help HES manage its amazing estate of over 300 historic monuments across Scotland. The PICAMS team uses agile and user-centred approaches to solve problems and develop new digital capabilities for the organisation. From April until August all HES properties had to close in response to the COVID pandemic. Reopening them was a monumental effort under tight timescales, which PICAMS was...

  • In our February 2021 meetup we're joined by Isabella Deutsch. Bella is a PhD student in Statistics at the University of Edinburgh.

    The ABC of ABC: Workflows and Challenges of Approximate Bayesian Computation

    After a brief introduction to approximate Bayesian computation (ABC), we take a look at practical examples and discuss how to implement them. Special attention will be given to potential hurdles, illustrated through my current research on self-exciting point processes.

    Password for the Zoom session will be sent out on the day of the event.

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    R-Ladies is a worldwide organization whose mission is to promote gender diversity in the R community.

    A question we often get is "Are men welcome to attend this event?"

    As a diversity initiative, the mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently underrepresented in the R community. R-Ladies’ primary focus, therefore, is on supporting minority gender R...

  • Hey everyone! 👋

    Join us on Thursday 18th February for the first EdLambda event of 2021!!

    We'll be hosting the event virtually - so whilst unfortunately we can't supply much pizza or networking - we're hoping to give you fun evening nonetheless and plenty of opportunities to put your questions to our speakers!

    To kick the year off, we'll be welcoming our special guest Philip Wadler to give a talk on "(Programming Languages) in Agda = Programming (Languages in Agda)"

    This session will be an introduction to Philip's textbook here: Programming Language Foundations in Agda (plfa.inf.ed.ac.uk)
    "To prove properties of programming languages in Agda, all we need do is program a description of those languages Agda. Finding an abstruse mathematical proof becomes as simple and as fun as hacking a program."

    The event will start at 6:00pm with a quick intro from the EdLambda's hosts, before getting stuck into Philip's talk!

    Thanks all! Please feel free to spread the word about thi...

  • This month we are delighted to be part of Cyber Scotland week and have a very interesting speaker! Join us for our first meetup of 2021 on February 25th 6 pm on Zoom.

    Here's what we have in store:
    * Garry Scobie, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer ( CISO ) from University of Edinburgh Information Security Division- The Evolving Threat Landscape 2021 - Garry's presentation discusses the threat landscape for 2021, providing an overview of attack trends and what we may expect to see over the coming year. The importance of being aware threats can originate from a wide range of external and internal sources is highlighted, noting that threats are not always initiated by an anonymous hacker.

    * Project updates! You'll hear how our projects with Drake Music and YoungScot are doing. There will be opportunities to volunteer and take part!

    * Opportunity for charities to request help and seek advice with most pressing digital challenges

    See you then

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • We usually run monthly talks in a pub but we don't really feel like going out right now.

  • This month, Keith will be talking to us about GlusterFS - a scale-out network-attached storage system: with a controller and attachable disks, infinite storage growth - well, nearly....!

    Programme:

    19:00 - Meet online, announcements; links.taikedz.net
    19:10 - start talk
    20:00 - closing notes, Q&A roundtable

    The Q&A session allows online attendees to ask questions about Linux, Open Source, recommendations, etc; and any member can answer or chip in.

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

    The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

    The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

    The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

    The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Meetups normally include a mix of:
    • Talks
    • Workshops/activities
    • Lean-Coffee
    • Networking

    The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    Most meetups include pizza and refreshments.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.