Digital Skills Partnership’s CPD events
The Digital Skills Partnership (DSP) will be running the following events in November and December 2019:
1. Industry Current Practice on Cloud Architecture and Cloud Services:
- take place at 1-5pm on 6/11 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
- will be repeated with a different speaker at 1-5pm on 13/11 at Inoapps, 2 Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4DT.
- include presentations from Pulsant (in Glasgow) and Inoapps (in Aberdeen) on current practice they are implementing in this area;
- include presentations illustrating how our universities are teaching Cloud;
- provide opportunities to network with industry and lecturers from other colleges and universities and
- provide opportunities to work with others and industry on developing areas of your curriculum provision in this area.
Areas to be covered within cloud architecture:
- the different architectures available and their pros and cons;
- how to build a HA system and what this means;
- what the main differences are between a local vs a distributed system;
- how to test a distributed system;
- how to benchmark a cloud system;
- how to secure a cloud / distributed system and
- how to articulate cloud concerns around safety, locality and accessibility.
Areas to be covered within cloud services:
- writing software for a cloud environment;
- what it means practically to operate the software in production, using cloud services, understanding rapid provisioning, the impact of containers, load balancing and
- the method and model for support of cloud-based solutions and where responsibility lies / deviates / blurs.
2. An Introduction to Data Science:
- take place on 27/11 in Glasgow. (Timings and venue to be confirmed);
- outline what Data Science is, share delivery methods from our universities and introduce resources that could be used by lecturers;
- include input from industry illustrating their practice in this area and outlining the skills they are looking for in data analysts;
- include demonstrations of some of the tools that can be used by lecturers;
- provide opportunities to network with industry, lecturers from other colleges and universities and discuss your approaches in this area of curriculum provision.
3. Ethical Hacking 1 – reconnaissance and scanning:
- A webinar taking place at 2-4pm on 17/12. Further details will be issued shortly.
Places are limited so if you are interested in attending or would like further information please contact Lesley at Lesley.Broadwood@scotlandis.com or on 01506 472200.