CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - PyData Edinburgh - Lessons from Software Engineers

And we're back! Our speakers and audience made for a fabulous first event so we can hope you can join us for the second.

We'll have our regular update on the PyData community, lightning talks and the main talk - this time we are welcoming Ewan Nicolson, Principal Data Scientist at Skyscanner here in Edinburgh.

This time we're being hosted by the IoT Initiative at Argyle House, Lady Lawson Street.


Great techniques I’m stealing from software engineers

Presenter: Ewan Nicolson

Ewan has been working professionally with numbers and computers for the past 12 years. During the past 5 years at Skyscanner he’s seen the data team grow from 2 analysts based in Edinburgh, to a global team of 25+ data scientists making global impact.


Data science is a young field, and we can learn lots from people who have gone before us. My colleagues in software development have taught me lots: agile methods, testing, continuous deployment, and so on. I’m going to talk about how we can apply these to data science to make our field more mature.


Have you a project you want to highlight? A new library you want to show? Lightning talks have been really popular at other PyData meetups, so let's get the ideas flowing in Edinburgh!
No need to sign up beforehand - just come along and do so on the evening.
Anything goes (within reason!) and no more than 5 minutes long - we'll be bringing the alarm clock!


Please note that we are in a different venue this month - we have very kindly been invited to use the space in Argyle House by the IoT Initiative ( within Edinburgh University. All attendees MUST sign up to the Meetup to be admitted.

Doors open at 1830, talks kick off with an update on news relating to the PyData community at 1900 and we'll aim to wrap up around 2045.

Places are limited so if you find you can no longer attend please change your RSVP and free the place up for someone else

Follow @pydataedinburgh ( for updates and early announcements.

Our sponsors Cathcart Associates ( will kindly be providing us with drinks & pizzas again.


Enthusiasm, ideas, community spirit, suggestions for lightning talks.


We are looking to find sponsors to help support us running these meet ups - if you are interested, or think your company could be, please speak to one of the organisers on the night, or get in touch through Meetup.


The PyData Code of Conduct governs this meetup. ( ) To discuss any issues or concerns relating to the code of conduct or the behavior of anyone at a PyData meetup, please contact NumFOCUS Executive Director Leah Silen (+1 512-222-5449; or the group organizer.

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