What we're about

The focus of this Meetup group is to provide free monthly community data events, leading towards the Data Science Festival.

What is the Data Science Festival?

The Data Science Festival is a free week long, celebration of all things data science. The festival consists of lectures, workshops, demos, code sprints, panel discussions and social events, spread across Europe.

Who is this meetup and the Data Science Festival for?

• Data engineers, analysts, scientists, and other practitioners

• R, Python and other software engineers who work with data or want to learn

• Data visualisation developers and designers

• Non-technical team leads, executives, and other decision makers from data centric start-ups and large companies looking to utilise open source tools

How can I get involved?

Visit the DSF site to get involved! (



We are actively looking for community minded individuals to help build and grow our group, please feel free to get in touch if you would like to:

• Host an event

• Sponsor an event

• Present a session

• Volunteer to help organise the festival

Upcoming events (1)

DSF Meetup with Auto Trader

Autotrader Manchester

Join Data Science Festival - Manchester in partnership with Auto Trader in February for great talks. Those randomly selected and approved will then be e-mailed tickets for the event. If you do not receive an approval e-mail from us by the 4th of February 2019 you have been unsuccessful in getting a ticket for this event. PLEASE NOTE REGISTERING ON MEETUP DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU ENTRY TO THIS EVENT. Please click here to apply for a ticket: https://www.datasciencefestival.com/event/live/2018/dsf-meetup-with-auto-trader-2/ SCHEDULE 6:00pm Guests arrive 6:30pm -Rob England 7:15pm - Break 7:45pm - TBC 8:30pm - Networking 9:00pm - Close Rob England - Data Scientist at N Brown Group Summary: Storytelling with R : the plot thickens. We have the tools to build a wide variety of charts and graphs from our data, and with a few tweaks we can use them to tell more of the story more clearly. This talk finds inspiration from some heroes of data vis, and uses it to design some non-standard charts, in R, that bring out insights from real business data. Bio: Rob is part of the N.Brown Data Science team. N.Brown is an online fashion retailer trading through brands including JD Williams and Simply Be. Rob’s main focus at work is developing the in-house econometric models which try to work out the long-term payback from marketing investment in TV, Press and digital advertising. He also has an interest in data vis. and has been combining this with his attempts to learn R.

Past events (22)

DSF Meetup with Thought Works


Photos (27)