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PDMS to celebrate Scotland's young software engineering talent at ScotlandIS Awards

News Published on 03 October 2021

PDMS is delighted to be one of the sponsors at this year’s Young Software Engineer of the Awards (YSE).  The awards are organised by ScotlandIS, the trade body for the digital technologies industry in Scotland and form part of their annual ScotSoft Conference.

The YSE Awards showcase some of the brightest minds Scottish universities have to offer.  Nominees are drawn from recent graduates of computer science (and related undergraduate degrees) and the winners decided by a panel of judges, who have over 100 years combined industry experience. 

The nominees are truly inspirational and have worked on innovative ideas on projects that cover a wide range of industries.  This year’s nominees have faced the additional challenge of delivering their projects whilst also dealing with the impact of a global pandemic.  Our team in Glasgow are looking forward to meeting these talented young people throughout dinner and finding out more about their dissertation topics which will be showcased during the evening.

The evening promises to be both uplifting and entertaining and one of the first opportunities to bring Scotland’s digital sector together again in person.  The after-dinner speaker is world-renowned Social Engineer and keynote speaker, Jenny Radcliffe. Jenny speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking,” and explains how “social engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. Jenny was recognised as one of the top 25 Women in Cyber in 2020 by IT Security Guru and as a Top 50 Women of Influence in Cyber in 2019.

We are looking forward to the YSE Awards which take place on Thursday 7th October and are delighted to play our part in showcasing, recognising and celebrating Scotland’s up and coming young digital talent.

(photo shows 2019 award winners)