What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in 'Data Science'. We are not quite sure what the exact definition of a Data Scientist is, but if you deal with something generally related to converting data into useful insight then you will hopefully benefit from joining the group.

Whether you’re in business, academia, or government, and whether you’re an analyst, data miner, programmer, student, electrical engineer, computer scientist, physicist, etc, and you work with data to generate insights, build predictive models, build optimisation models, build reports/dashboards/visualisations, automate analyses, etc, using python, R, SQL, C/C+, Java, Tableau, Excel, Hadoop, etc, and you care about doing it right, efficiently, repetitively, optimally, visually, etc, then join us!

We meet every 6 weeks or so with normally 2 talks, one being of a technical nature. The evening is also for networking over beer and pizza and afterwards we normally continue the discussions down the pub.

*due to demand, we now have morning and lunchtime meetups.

The size of the group means we are reliant on our sponsors to put our events on. Please support them in return:

James Cook University - online Master of Data Science
https://online.jcu.edu.au/online-courses/master-data-science

La Trobe University - Master of Data Science
https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/master-of-data-science

University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science majoring in Data Science
https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/major/data-science/

Master of Data Science
https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/master-of-data-science/

Monash University - Master of Data Science
https://www.monash.edu/study/courses/find-a-course/2019/data-science-c6004

University of New South Wales - online Master of Data Science
https://studyonline.unsw.edu.au/online-programs/master-data-science

Upcoming events (5+)

Analytics in the FMCG space

CUB

Note: There is a strict capacity at this event so it is strictly first in best dressed. Schedule. 5:15pm - 6:00 pm, join us for a drink in the CUB Bar. Note the bar capacity is 200, so it's first in best dressed. 6:00pm, talks in the presentation room This evening will highlight the role analytics can and does play in FMCG companies. We will share some success stories of how analytics and data science have shaped our businesses, and the opportunities that will be unlocked with advanced analytics over the coming years. Steven Bean, Head of Category Revenue and Pricing, Modelez International 'https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-bean-72614552/ Jordan Heginbottom, Head of Commercial Planning and Performance, Kraft Heinz https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-heginbottom-cpa-98860532/ Christine Smythe, Associate Director Commercial Analytics, Carlton and United Breweries https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-christine-smyth-b93748140/

connect 2.0

RMIT University Swanston Academic Building

Note: this event is not being organised by DSM, so you will need to register at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/connect-20-tickets-68749265905 RMIT Discipline of Analytics and Statistics & Operations Research presents Connect 2.0 on Monday, 2nd September. Connect is an amalgamation of thoughts and ideas centred around data science, analytics, industry trends and career paths. It brings together students, alumni, academia and industry professionals on one platform. Listen to these passionate speakers as they talk about dimensionality-reduction, bridging the gap between humans and machines, the data scientist impostor syndrome, cracking your first data scientist job and more. You will get a chance to network and socialise with like-minded individuals, takeaway a tip or two around possible career paths as a data scientist and feel a little less lost. Speakers lined up for this episode of Connect are: Dr. Haydar Demirhan (Lecturer of Analytics at the School of Science, RMIT) will be talking about Principal Component Analysis and how scientists captured the first Image of a Black Hole using this method. Evie Gizem Eker (Analyst at The Social Research Centre) will share her experience about women in STEM. Jonathan Scanlan (Data Science Communicator & Optimization Specialist), will take us through the challenges in getting data analytics adopted.Including stakeholder management, miscommunication and practical realities. Maya Dere (Data Science Consultant at Deloitte Consulting) will share her story and challenges as an international student in cracking the Australian job market. Shane Smith (Data Scientist at The Social Research Centre) will share the tips and tricks in dealing with the data scientist impostor syndrome within us.

@the bar with Nic Ryan

CUB

Join us for a special evening with Nic, one of the most influential data scientists in Australia and named a LinkedIin top voice for data science and analytics for 2018. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicryandataguy/ https://www.datafriends.rocks/about https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-top-voices-2018-data-science-analytics-lorenzetti-soper/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nic-ryan-answers-mohammad-hasnain-rajan/

Melbourne Datathon 2019 - REGISTRATION PAGE

Needs a location

Note this is not an actual event, just a mailing list. To be kept informed about events in the 2019 Melbourne Datathon, please RSVP to this event. The datathon website now has all the details ... http://www.datasciencemelbourne.com/datathon/ If you are interested in sponsoring the datathon (we have room for 1 more major sponsor only!) or are wanting to recruit Melbourne's top talent from any interested participants, then message Phil Brierley through meetup. For those of you who have no idea what we are talking about, there is a video of last years event at video is at https://youtu.be/LIHlpzoJfvc

Past events (130)

Melbourne Datathon Hackday

RMIT University Swanston Academic Building

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