Enhancing the professional development of teachers in Computing Science
14th October 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
A partnership between Aberdeen City Council, NEScol, Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen, it aims to disseminate the recommendations from the Scottish Government-commissioned Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review and promote opportunities for professional development in teaching Computing Science (CS).
Introducing Interaction Design Week 2022
12th October 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Inspired by the annual World IxDD event and based on the success of our first event 'World Interaction design day 2021’, the Interaction Design community in Scottish Government (SG) is bringing together an internal event for the second time called ‘Interaction Design Week 2022’ during the first week of November.
Data Science Accelerator launches for 2022
7th October 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
After months of planning, we were delighted to finally be able to bring the Data Science Accelerator cohort of participants and mentors for 2022 together with The Data Lab at our recent launch event in Edinburgh. This year marks the fifth edition of this innovative capability building programme and we are delighted to welcome 16 applicants and volunteer mentors onto the accelerator.
Minister for Business launches new 5G testbed in Aberdeen
23rd September 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Ivan McKee opened the new testbed at the Aberdeen 5G hub, recently deployed by the Scotland 5G Centre as part of their S5GConnect programme – which has so far launched five 5G hubs across Scotland.
Draft principles for unlocking the value of Scotland’s public sector personal data for public benefit
19th August 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Members of the Independent Expert Group on Unlocking the Value of Public Data for Public Benefit, have been working over the summer on a draft set of principles to guide decision-making by data controllers in the Scottish public sector. I want to thank my fellow IEG members for their contributions to these draft principles.
Building digital capability means understanding where we are now, as well as where we need to be in the future
19th August 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
The digital profession in Scottish Government has grown exponentially since it was formed in 2018; we have increased from 400 to over 1,000 permanent and fixed-term staff. Of course, this growth hasn’t been unexpected; especially when you consider the vast increase in pace and demand for digital transformation across all sectors.
Introducing the Digital Citizen Unit
18th August 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
My name is Eilidh Mclaughlin and I’m here to talk to you about the Digital Citizen Unit in Scottish Government. Wait, stop! I can tell you’re bored already. But behind that somewhat unassuming name, we’re building something really important and exciting for Scotland.
Data and Intelligence Network comes of age
1st August 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
May 2020 was where it began as the need to collaborate across organisations was recognised to support decision making and management around the COVID-19 pandemic. Gartner was commissioned to lead a taskforce to create a Scottish cross-agency network which would foster collaboration across the public sector’s data community. Thus the Scottish Government COVID-19 Data & Intelligence Network was born.
How the Data Science Accelerator sparked a solution to meet a Covid data challenge
21st July 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Blog by Joyce Dalgleish, Business Change Manager, Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative. The Data Science Accelerator is a 12 week development programme that gives public sector analysts the opportunity to build their data science skills through project-based mentoring. Delivered by the Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative (SPACe), the accelerator is helping to develop data science capability...
Charter focuses on opportunities, overcoming barriers and delivering digital infrastructure across Scotland
20th July 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Scotland’s Full Fibre Charter provides a framework for Scottish Government and key communications providers to work together to maximise full fibre coverage throughout Scotland.