Group Planning and Learning (The Road To Become A Data Scientist)

Join us for an evening of planning and learning. Cliff Sobchuck will present on "Starting on the Road to become a Data Scientist".

Agenda:

Sensing Survey - Existing Data Scientists, Data Analysts, Business Analysts, Engineering Data Analysis, Other Analysts

Brief Description of Data Scientist - what they do and how they differ from other analysts, tool sets

Brief Description of learning path - Technical Workshops, R and Statistical Computing, Machine Learning, Visualization S/W, Coursera courses (group work), etc.

Workshop Pipeline - presentation ideas, and identifying who can present on what and when.

Sensing Survey - Interest in learning tool sets and algorithms - i.e. interested in the learning path -others

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  • Harvey W.

    I learned something tonight about a new area.

    March 3, 2014

  • Geoff Z.

    Thanks to everyone who attended. A special thank-you to:

    - Craig Anslow and students for hosting at U of C
    - Cliff Sobchuk for 'Becoming a Data Scientist'
    - Malcolm MacKenzie for '2014 Spring DataThon Plan'

    Presentations have now been posted in More > Files.

    The video recording will be uploaded soon and I will notify the group of the link.

    February 26, 2014

  • Chowdhury

    Excellent. Really learned a lot of the current trend in Data. Got idea on the skills needed and tools required.

    February 26, 2014

  • Vincent

    Won't be able to make this as I'm not in Calgary but it would be wonderful if the materials presented could be made available and/or a recording of the presentation. There are a number of programs such as Voice Record for the iPad or Audacity for Mac and Windows. The clip could be uploaded onto SoundCloud.

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm super interested in this event, but so sorry I can't make it. I'm in Edmonton now. Hope you all have a great time then!

    February 24, 2014

  • Victor P.

    Unable to attend due to a family commitment

    February 21, 2014

  • Alan Ng Ping C.

    not to steal any thunder for next week,
    but the Coursera course on Data Analysis and Statistical Inference,
    https://www.coursera.org/course/statistics ,
    started this week by Duke University.

    For those missing the "Stats/R" section of being a Data Scientist. It is free and might be good to take.

    I am taking this one as I do not have a Stats background.

    4 · February 20, 2014

  • Elliot

    I'll be there, but I'll be late since it overlaps with my TA schedule.

    February 17, 2014

  • Lucie

    So sorry, cannot make this.

    February 11, 2014

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