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.

  • "Why we need Data Architecture and data Governance."

    We are lucky to have some of the most advanced talks and presentations within Data Science and Machine Learning take place at our events. This talk will go into detail about the foundations that need to be put in place before we can sustain the most advanced techniques in Data Science.

    Agenda:
    6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking
    7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Kenneth MacKinnon - Financial Services Architect - www.linkedin.com
    7.30 PM – 8.00 PM: Catriona Collingwood - (Data Architect / Solutions Architect / Enterprise Service Modeller) - www.linkedin.com
    8.00 PM - 8.15 PM: Q&A
    8.15 PM - 9.00 PM: Networking and Drink

  • Our final data meet-up of 2019 is a little bit more of a social event.

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    7.00pm Quiz round one

    7.20 pm Lightning talks
    - Natural Language Processing (NLP) with spaCy. - Charlotte McLean
    - talk 2

    7.50pm Quiz Round two
    8.15pm Lightning talks
    - talk 3
    - Talk 4
    8.45 Quiz results and prizes

    We will have FOUR lightning talks - people sharing tools, tips, techniques, shortcuts, on how to better work with data.

    Let us know if you want to do a quick presentation, by contacting Ian.

    PLUS we will have our first ever Quiz - teams of four battling for supremacy in a data themed quiz with some general knowledge thrown in to get the scores up.

    We might even manage to squeeze a prize or two our of our sponsors!

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    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash

  • What is the shape of your data? - Pawel Dlotko - Lecturer at Swansea University - www.linkedin.com

    The answer to this question may determine the way your analysis is done as well as the choice of methods. It can also allow to determine how hard the problem at hand is.

    In this talk Pawel will present a number of standard methods of topological data analysis. They are stable with respect to additive noise and rooted in theoretically sound mathematics. I hope they can be of the use for practitioners in data science.

    Full agenda will be confirmed ASAP

  • Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 -

    Speaker 2 -

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    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    Photo by Daniel Hjalmarsson on Unsplash

  • Come along and join our new vibrant and growing community of data enthusiasts in the Highlands!

    We meet quarterly in An Lochran and are for anyone interested in data, data science, AI, technical developments or organisational implications of taking a data driven approach. Come along, find out more and join our community.

    Agenda:
    17:00 Refreshments and Networking
    17:45 Steve Blythe, Freelance Consultant, Data Analytics
    18:15 Steph Wright, Director of Health & Wellbeing Engagement and AI Strategy Development Lead, the Data Lab
    19:00 Close

    The Data Lab acts as a catalyst, supporting the community to blaze new trails, solve big problems, and lead on the world stage.

    We do not work in isolation to move data science forward in Scotland, but rather with our network of partners and the wider data science community. We help to make things happen with our community, not just for them, and we encourage collaboration as a driving force for innovation.

    For information on this and all our Inver...

  • Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 -

    Speaker 2 -

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    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

  • Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 -

    Speaker 2 -

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    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    Photo by Glen Noble on Unsplash

  • This will be a joint event with the Project Data Analytics group who are now running their own meet-ups in Aberdeen

    Pizza, beer and networking 6.30pm.

    Speaker 1 -

    Speaker 2 -

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    Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

    Photo by Vlad Hilitanu on Unsplash