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[Webinar] Introduction to Data Engineering

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Want to know what a career in Data Engineering entails? Want to know the tools and platforms that a modern data engineer needs to master? Come join us for a 2-hour introduction session on modern Data Engineering with Shaohua Zhang.

Data Engineers play an essential role in organizations that collect and manage big data. In a typical data organization, data engineers gather and collect the data, store it, do batch processing or real-time processing on it, and serve it via the database to a data scientist who can easily query it. In essence, data engineers help manage how data flows in an Enterprise data architecture.

The market has seen a surge in demand for data scientists in the past several years and we see almost all universities and colleges offer some kind of data science courses and programs. However, data engineers are usually harder to train and source because the program needs to be very practical/hands-on and there is not much theory to teach. The open-source communities are also pushing out new tools and platforms on a regular basis which makes teaching data engineering challenging because materials need to be updated rapidly to keep up with the latest trends. At WeCloudData, we have heard from many hiring managers and recruiting agencies say that while the demand for data engineers is great, data engineer talents are even harder to find compared to data scientists.

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You can join the session with this Zoom meeting link:
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*Please make sure to leave time before the start of the session for registration

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Schedule (Times listed below are in EDT):

  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Open registration
  • 6:30pm - 6:45pm: Event Kickoff & Introduction
  • 6:45pm - 7:15pm: Why Data Engineering?
  • 7:15pm - 745pm: Data Engineering Platforms & Stacks
  • 7:45pm - 8:15pm: Introduction to WeCloudData's Data Engineering Program
  • 8:15pm - 8:30pm: Q&A

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Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Data Engineering
  • Popular Data Engineering Platforms & Stacks
  • Introduction to WeCloudData's Data Engineering Program
  • Ask Me Anything about Data Engineering Career

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Who is this event for?

  • IT professionals who want to learn more about data engineering
  • Data scientists who want to gain experience in data pipelines and engineering
  • Developers who want to get familiar with new data engineering stacks
  • Job seekers who want to become a data engineer

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Learn More:
Are you interested in Data Engineering? WeCloudData's official Data Engineering Bootcamp starts on August 31. Do not miss out on the chance to kickstart your future career - use the link below to learn more about how WeCloudData can help you advance your career and achieve your goals!

https://weclouddata.com/courses/data-engineering-diploma/

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Speaker: Shaohua Zhang
Shaohua Zhang is a practitioner and thought leader in applied data science and big data technologies. He has over 11 years of experience in applied data science and has built a strong reputation for constructing high-performance data scientist teams in the past. Shaohua is currently the co-founder and CEO of WeCloudData, Canada's leading Data Science Education Accelerator, where he works on bringing more Data Science and AI talents to the Canadian job market.
Prior to co-founding WeCloudData, Shaohua worked as a senior data scientist at Kik Interactive and also helped build a high-performance data science team at BlackBerry that focused on building innovative data science solutions for marketing, CRM, and product teams. He is specialized in user interest graph modelling, targeted advertising, scalable location intelligence, and large-scale recommendation engines for mobile personalization.
He has also collaborated with Ryerson’s Data Science Lab on several big data research projects and helped develop the big data course at Ryerson University in 2015, where he trained over 150 professionals on big data technologies. He is a Data Growth Coach at Communitech and the lead facilitator of the Communitech Academy Data Science Fundamentals Bootcamp.

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Sponsorship: Manning Publications
This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.

[Webinar] Introduction to Machine Learning with Sklearn & Hands-on Workshop

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Join us for an introduction to Machine Learning and how it plays a role in the day-to-day job of a Data Scientist. You'll learn what machine learning is, the different types of machine learning, and the different use cases of machine learning in the industry.

In the interactive portion of the workshop, the instructor will walk you through the process of training your own machine learning model to make real-world predictions.

No experience is required to attend! For the workshop, please ensure that you have a Gmail account for Google Colab OR that you have Anaconda installed.

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You can join the session with this Zoom meeting link:
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*Please make sure to leave time before the start of the session for registration

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Agenda:

  • What is machine learning?
  • What are the types of machine learning?
  • How does machine learning fit into a typical data science project workflow?
  • Hands-on code along tutorial (Using the Python library 'Sklearn' to train a machine learning model and make predictions)
  • Machine learning use cases
  • Q&A

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Learn More:
If you are interested in Data Science, WeCloudData has full-time and part-time program offerings that can help you further your knowledge and skills. Visit the link below to learn more about how WeCloudData can help you advance your career and achieve your goals! The next full-time offering begins Sep 12, 2022.

https://weclouddata.com/courses/data-science-bootcamp/

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Speaker: Vinny Nguyen, Data Science Instructor & Corporate Trainer at WeCloudData
Vinny Nguyen is a Senior Data Scientist currently working at Beamdata, a Toronto-based data consulting company. Coming from a web development background, Vinny transitioned into a Machine Learning Engineer role by working closely with clients on machine learning projects, model deployment, and building data pipelines. Vinny also has a strong passion for teaching. He not only helps WeCloudData deliver ML workshops and corporate training, but is the instructor for the Data Science program where he teaches students to build data portfolios through hands-on projects.

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Sponsorship: Manning Publications
This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.

[Webinar] Success Stories: Landing Data Science Jobs with Real Client Projects

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It’s not the typical work experience you would get, but by working on real client projects, you get the best of both worlds: (1) You have hands-on experience working with clients and creating comprehensive data solutions for them, and (2) You are part of a consulting team in an environment where you can explore topics and work on your own time.

This real-life experience strengthens confidence and improves technical skills as you build a strong portfolio that is updated with your current skillsets and latest projects!

Interested in learning more about how real client projects increase your chances of landing data science jobs?

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You can join the session with this Zoom meeting link:
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Agenda:

  • What are real client projects?
  • Benefits of building a portfolio and working on real client projects
  • Key skills and tools that make you stand out in the job market
  • Success stories from our alumni who are now working in the industry

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Learn More:
If you are interested in Data Science, WeCloudData has full-time and part-time program offerings that can help you further your knowledge and skills. Visit the link below to learn more about how WeCloudData can help you advance your career and achieve your goals! The next full-time offering begins Sep 12, 2022.

https://weclouddata.com/courses/data-science-bootcamp/

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Speakers: Shaohua Zhang & Andy Zhao

Shaohua Zhang, Co-Founder and CEO of WeCloudData
Shaohua Zhang is a practitioner and thought leader in applied data science and big data technologies. He has over 11 years of experience in applied data science and has built a strong reputation for constructing high-performance data scientist teams in the past. Shaohua is currently the co-founder and CEO of WeCloudData, Canada's leading Data Science Education Accelerator, where he works on bringing more Data Science and AI talents to the Canadian job market.
Prior to co-founding WeCloudData, Shaohua worked as a senior data scientist at Kik Interactive and also helped build a high-performance data science team at BlackBerry that focused on building innovative data science solutions for marketing, CRM, and product teams. He is specialized in user interest graph modelling, targeted advertising, scalable location intelligence, and large-scale recommendation engines for mobile personalization.
He has also collaborated with Ryerson’s Data Science Lab on several big data research projects and helped develop the big data course at Ryerson University in 2015, where he trained over 150 professionals on big data technologies. He is a Data Growth Coach at Communitech and the lead facilitator of the Communitech Academy Data Science Fundamentals Bootcamp.

Andy Zhao, Globe and Mail
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Sponsorship: Manning Publications
This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.

[Webinar] Talent-to-Vec: Evaluating Recommender Systems

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In recruiting, machine learning models can predict the best candidates for a vacancy and match vacancies for a candidate. While useful, models must first be validated.

Join this webinar to learn how to validate your recommender models to ensure accurate predictions, even with data sparsity.

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Speaker: Shaan Khosla
Hi, my name is Shaan Khosla, and I focus on challenging text-related ML problems. As a data scientist at Nebula, I research, design, and develop NLP machine learning models. These models predict matches between job descriptions and candidate resumes at a scale of hundreds of millions.

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Sponsorship: Manning Publications
This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.

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[Webinar] Introduction to GCP BigQuery: Data Warehouse & Analytics

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