Code Sprint: innovating with NHS Scotland
Wallscope’s first Code Sprint of the year kicked off last week as students from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences visited CodeBase to take part in a two-day data visualisation challenge.
They were joined by students from Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Napier Universities, as well as staff from the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish Government and other organisations.
The focus was on turning information from anonymised medical documents and NHS open data into a visual dashboard or interface. This could give a view of a particular illness or drug across Scotland, for example.
We were also very pleased to welcome Jake Ansell, Professor of Risk Management at Edinburgh University, who provided some context on Wallscope’s work with the Business School and the potential of using synthetic data for research and data-driven projects.
The event was a great opportunity for the students to learn more about linked data technologies, develop their skills and apply them to a practical use case. Some exciting and innovative design approaches were explored, which we hope to incorporate into our product development as we move forward.
It was also a chance for students and industry experts to meet and share ideas (and eat pizza!) in a creative and informal environment.
We hope to run further exploratory events like this later in the year, so please drop us a line if you’re interested in finding out more or taking part.