Scotland Data Science & Technology MeetUp

This is a group for anyone interested in Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology trends. We started this group to build a community to discuss general insights into the market and share personal experiences of working and operating in this area. We hope to cover skills shortages, technological advancements and organisational implications in Data Science and Technology during our series of meetups. All skill levels are welcome.

  • Presentation 1 - Peter Bloomfield -

    Peter Bloomfield will be talking about the Machine Intelligence Garage programme, run by the Digital Catapult. The MI Garage programme provides AI and machine learning startups with access to computational resources to help them scale faster. Peter will introduce the ecosystem research that lead to the setting up of the programme, the resources available and the ways startups can interact with MI Garage. Attendees will have an opportunity to see some examples of companies that have joined the programme
    and and the sorts of outcomes we are looking to achieve.

    Peter Bloomfield is the AI/Machine learning policy & engagement manager at the Digital Catapult in London. Through the Machine Intelligence Garage, he works with startups to provide them with facilities and support to remove computing constraints from their product development.
    He is also working on AI public policy, government strategy...

  • This month we have two great presentations: one on what is happening with Open Data in Manchester, and the other on a Civtech-winning programme of Citizen Data Science.

    Come along to hear more, network with other local data practitioners and have some fun.

    18:30 pizza and beer.

    7pm - Open Data Manchester - Jamie Whyte

    7.45pm. "Upgrading Democracy – Public Participation in Government" - Matthew Davis of Wittin.

    Details below


    Open Data Manchester is an organisation dedicated to promoting a fairer society through responsible and intelligent data practice in Greater Manchester, and beyond. Jamie will talk us through some of Open Data Manchester’s projects, running the gamut of civic hacking - transport, air quality, elections, internet of things, and more.

    Jamie Whyte is one of the directors of Open Data Manchester. Jamie has extensive experience working with data, having worked in the public sector for over 15 years. Jamie designed, est...