What we're about

This meetup will have area university instructors and data science practitioners provide a series of structured classes in data science to area participants interested in the subject.

Start/end dates: April 7th through May 19th.

Days: Consecutive Sundays with no class on the 21st (Easter Break)

Times: 2 PM to 4 PM (45 minutes lecture, 45 minutes hand’s on “project lab”)

6 sessions, 2 hours per session = 12 total class hours.

Session 1 April 7th

Session 2 April 14th

Session 3 April 28th

Session 4 May 5th

Session 5 May 12th

Session 6 May 19th

Session 1

Introduction, Data Science

Foundational topics in data science aiming to focus on breadth and present the topics briefly instead of focusing on a single topic in depth. This will allow the student to understand, sample and apply the basic techniques of data science in diverse scenarios.

Session 2

Data Visualization

The art and science of turning data into readable graphics. This class is designed to provide students with the foundations necessary for understanding and extending the current state of the art in data visualization while illustrating the significance, benefits, Do’s and Don’ts of Data visualization.

Session 3

Data Characterization with Statistics

Why do we need to know Statistics, What is Statistics, Descriptive Versus Inferential Statistics, Types of Variables. Statistics in Business Decisions. How to statistically and visually describe Data.

Session 4

Machine Learning I

What is Machine Learning, Why do we need Machine Learning, When to use Machine Learning, Types of Machine Learning, Machine Learning Workflow, Tools and Frameworks – FOSS – Python?

Session 5

Machine Learning II

Build on the concepts introduced in Machine Learning I. Explore Supervised and Un-Supervised Machine Learning and learn how to use one algorithm from each group, and progress throw the ML work flow.

Session 6

Project Presentations, Industry Advice

The final class will consist of project presentations from students of an application of their Data Science skills. The student shall find a dataset and perform data science tools to uncover insights from the data. Also, the class may optionally invite industry speakers, discuss use cases, and assist student with job seeking for Data Scientists.

All Sessions

Data Sets

Two datasets will be introduced and used throughout the course as a basis of instruction, homework, and end of course projects and group presentations.

The course is free with a $4 donation per class recommended.

If you have any questions, please email Anthony Klinkert at AKlinkert@Collin.edu

Upcoming events (4)

Introduction to Data Science

Collin College Courtyard Center

Introduction to Data Science - Session 3 When: Sunday, April 28th 2 PM to 4 PM Collin College, Courtyard Center, Room[masked] Preston Park Boulevard · Plano Donation requested, see below. Collin County Data Science Education Meetup (CCDSE) invites you to the course "Introduction to Data Science." Session 3 Data Characterization with Statistics Why do we need to know Statistics? What is Statistics, Descriptive Versus Inferential Statistics, Types of Variables? Statistics in Business Decisions. How do you statistically and visually describe data? Data Sets Two datasets will be introduced and used throughout the course as a basis of instruction, homework, and end of course projects and group presentations. CCDSE will conduct a six-session course entitled “Introduction to Data Science.” Six two-hour classes will be held on Sundays at Collin College Courtyard Center starting April 7th. The class outline for the course is as follows. 1. Introduction, Data Science Project Life Cycle, Data Acquisition . .a. (exposure to Excel, Access, and SQL); 2. Data Visualization . .a. (with exposure to Tableau); 3. Data Characterization with statistics. (exposure to Python and R); 4. Machine Learning I; 5. Machine Learning II; 6. Project Presentations, Industry Advice . .a. Use cases, finding a job, guest lecturer, etc.). This course is intended for beginners wishing to learn essential aspects of data science. DONATION. A nominal donation of $4 is recommended at this meetup to support meeting costs and supplies and to help support this program. Donate 1. Before the meeting (look for the “chip-in” button under the “members” tab), 2. At the session here: https://www.meetup.com/Collin-County-Data-Science-Education/contribute/ or 3. at the meeting with cash ($4 recommended). See you there! Tony Klinkert, Founder CCDSE Don't Forget to: • Bring a fully charged laptop and extension cord • Bring something to take notes on • Be ready with Tableau on your laptop • Bring $4 cash for the donation • LinkedIn Smartphone App (https://mobile.linkedin.com/ ) for “find nearby” networking.

Introduction to Data Science

Collin College Courtyard Center

Introduction to Data Science - Session 4 When: Sunday, May 5th 2 PM to 4 PM Collin College, Courtyard Center, Room[masked] Preston Park Boulevard · Plano Donation requested, see below. Collin County Data Science Education Meetup (CCDSE) invites you to the course "Introduction to Data Science." Session 4 Machine Learning I What is Machine Learning, Why do we need Machine Learning, When to use Machine Learning, Types of Machine Learning, Machine Learning Workflow, Tools and Frameworks – FOSS – Python? Data Sets Two datasets will be introduced and used throughout the course as a basis of instruction, homework, and end of course projects and group presentations. CCDSE will conduct a six-session course entitled “Introduction to Data Science.” Six two-hour classes will be held on Sundays at Collin College Courtyard Center starting April 7th. The class outline for the course is as follows. 1. Introduction, Data Science Project Life Cycle, Data Acquisition . .a. (exposure to Excel, Access, and SQL); 2. Data Visualization . .a. (with exposure to Tableau); 3. Data Characterization with statistics. (exposure to Python and R); 4. Machine Learning I; 5. Machine Learning II; 6. Project Presentations, Industry Advice . .a. Use cases, finding a job, guest lecturer, etc.). This course is intended for beginners wishing to learn essential aspects of data science. DONATION. A nominal donation of $4 is recommended at this meetup to support meeting costs and supplies and to help support this program. Donate 1. Before the meeting (look for the “chip-in” button under the “members” tab), 2. At the session here: https://www.meetup.com/Collin-County-Data-Science-Education/contribute/ or 3. at the meeting with cash ($4 recommended). See you there! Tony Klinkert, Founder CCDSE Don't Forget to: • Bring a fully charged laptop and extension cord • Bring something to take notes on • Be ready with Tableau on your laptop • Bring $4 cash for the donation • LinkedIn Smartphone App (https://mobile.linkedin.com/ ) for “find nearby” networking.

Introduction to Data Science

Collin College Courtyard Center

Introduction to Data Science - Session 5 When: Sunday, May 12th 2 PM to 4 PM Collin College, Courtyard Center, Room[masked] Preston Park Boulevard · Plano Donation requested, see below. Collin County Data Science Education Meetup (CCDSE) invites you to the course "Introduction to Data Science." Session 5 Machine Learning II Build on the concepts introduced in Machine Learning I. Explore Supervised and Un-Supervised Machine Learning and learn how to use one algorithm from each group, and progress through the ML workflow. Data Sets Two datasets will be introduced and used throughout the course as a basis of instruction, homework, and end of course projects and group presentations. CCDSE will conduct a six-session course entitled “Introduction to Data Science.” Six two-hour classes will be held on Sundays at Collin College Courtyard Center starting April 7th. The class outline for the course is as follows. 1. Introduction, Data Science Project Life Cycle, Data Acquisition . .a. (exposure to Excel, Access, and SQL); 2. Data Visualization . .a. (with exposure to Tableau); 3. Data Characterization with statistics. (exposure to Python and R); 4. Machine Learning I; 5. Machine Learning II; 6. Project Presentations, Industry Advice . .a. Use cases, finding a job, guest lecturer, etc.). This course is intended for beginners wishing to learn essential aspects of data science. DONATION. A nominal donation of $4 is recommended at this meetup to support meeting costs and supplies and to help support this program. Donate 1. Before the meeting (look for the “chip-in” button under the “members” tab), 2. At the session here: https://www.meetup.com/Collin-County-Data-Science-Education/contribute/ or 3. at the meeting with cash ($4 recommended). See you there! Tony Klinkert, Founder CCDSE Don't Forget to: • Bring a fully charged laptop and extension cord • Bring something to take notes on • Be ready with Tableau on your laptop • Bring $4 cash for the donation • LinkedIn Smartphone App (https://mobile.linkedin.com/ ) for “find nearby” networking.

Introduction to Data Science - Session 6

Collin College Courtyard Center

Introduction to Data Science - Session 6 When: Sunday, May 19th 2 PM to 4 PM Collin College, Courtyard Center, Room[masked] Preston Park Boulevard · Plano Donation requested, see below. Collin County Data Science Education Meetup (CCDSE) invites you to the course "Introduction to Data Science." Session 6 Project Presentations, Industry Advice The final class will consist of project presentations from students of an application of their Data Science skills. The student shall find a dataset and perform data science tools to uncover insights from the data. Also, the class may optionally invite industry speakers, discuss use cases, and assist the student with job seeking for Data Scientists. Data Sets Two datasets will be introduced and used throughout the course as a basis of instruction, homework, and end of course projects and group presentations. CCDSE will conduct a six-session course entitled “Introduction to Data Science.” Six two-hour classes will be held on Sundays at Collin College Courtyard Center starting April 7th. The class outline for the course is as follows. 1. Introduction, Data Science Project Life Cycle, Data Acquisition . .a. (exposure to Excel, Access, and SQL); 2. Data Visualization . .a. (with exposure to Tableau); 3. Data Characterization with statistics. (exposure to Python and R); 4. Machine Learning I; 5. Machine Learning II; 6. Project Presentations, Industry Advice . .a. Use cases, finding a job, guest lecturer, etc.). This course is intended for beginners wishing to learn essential aspects of data science. DONATION. A nominal donation of $4 is recommended at this meetup to support meeting costs and supplies and to help support this program. Donate 1. Before the meeting (look for the “chip-in” button under the “members” tab), 2. At the session here: https://www.meetup.com/Collin-County-Data-Science-Education/contribute/ or 3. at the meeting with cash ($4 recommended). See you there! Tony Klinkert, Founder CCDSE Don't Forget to: • Bring a fully charged laptop and extension cord • Bring something to take notes on • Be ready with Tableau on your laptop • Bring $4 cash for the donation • LinkedIn Smartphone App (https://mobile.linkedin.com/ ) for “find nearby” networking.

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Introduction to Data Science

Collin College Courtyard Center

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