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.

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Talk 1 "#ScotWiki and other stories" - Dr Sara Thomas

    Sarah, who is Scotland Programme Coordinator at Wikimedia UK, has been in post since April 2018. She was the Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Library and Information Council (2017-2018), and at Museums Galleries Scotland (2015 - 2016).

    Sara joins us to talk about the work that Wikimedia UK is doing across Scotland, in libraries, education and heritage.

    Talk 2 "Automated Artificial Intelligence" Dr Andy Starkey

    The explosion of activity and interest in AI and machine learning has reached all industry sectors which has meant that the data scientists required to build these solutions are in high demand. Research at the University of Aberdeen has focussed on the development of automated methods of analysing data, and this talk will give an overview of the normal process of building AI solutions and then the improvements to be made by automating this pro...

  • Presentation 1 - Strengths and weaknesses of different programming languages

    With the ever-growing amounts of data we need to deal with, we are experiencing a growing demand for intelligent insights and data-driven strategies. We are also seeing more companies wanting to establish or further advance their data and data science functions.

    But what is the right skillset for your data science team? If you need to get into hands-on coding, what languages should you learn? Or, if you are already and experienced programmer, do you need to add any more tools to your portfolio of skills? And even if you already have quite a few tricks (languages) up your sleeve, how do you decide what the best language is for the job at hand?

    In this talk we will provide an overview of the top programming languages for Data Science, with their advantages and limitations.

    Dr Jasmina Lazić leads, facilitates and enables the commercial adoption of state-of-the-art data science and technology developed at the...

  • 6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Talk 1 tbc

    Talk 2 tbc

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    Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash

  • Note - we've moved this one to the second Tuesday in March to fall within #Datafest 2019. Expect something special.

    6.30 for pizza and beers.

    Talks start 7pm
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    Talk 1 tbc

    Talk 2 tbc

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    Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash