Absolute Beginner's Intro to Data Science Workshop

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NOTE: You must register on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/absolute-beginners-intro-to-data-science-workshop-tickets-59394211686

Please join Byte Academy data science teacher Rebecca Sealfon, former Google engineer and ranked one of NYC's top Women In Tech for this workshop which provides an overview of data science followed by a discussion of career opportunities in the space.

In fact, for the third year in a row Data Scientist has been ranked the #1 career by Glassdoor. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects data science needs to create 11.5 million job openings in 2026. This workshop is focused on developing those skills.

AGENDA: After defining data science and talking about buzzwords relevant to the space, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, foundational topics touched upon include:

- Data manipulation

- Data at scale - working with "Big Data"

- Data analysis, data visualization

- Programming languages: Python vs. R

This will be followed by a discussion of careers in the field and skills that employers seek in their data science related roles. In addition to Data Science, this includes Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Architect and more.

PRE-REQUISITES: None, for beginners. Just bring your computer.