Let's study Data Science together! We'll go through the Coursera data science specialization month by month.
We are taking the Data Scientist's Toolbox: https://www.coursera.org/course/datascitoolbox
(If you have already got some of the tools installed you might find this course doesn't take you too long. A few of us are also taking R Programming (https://www.coursera.org/course/rprog) simultaneously. We will move on to the next round of courses when they start in July.)
NOTE: The 'signature track'/data science specialization costs $50 per course, and you get a certificate for each course if you complete the work on time -- but this is not a requirement! All the individual courses can be taken for free.
The coursework should require only a couple of hours a week. Please watch the videos before we meet if you can, we will be mostly running self-study in small groups and we'll try to make sure those of you at the same point in the courses sit together.
If you have some data science experience, you may find the first few courses fairly basic but you're welcome to come along to help mentor!
Advance warning: There will not be a meetup July 3rd due to the holidays - and corresponding gaps in the Coursera schedules. The next round of courses starts July 7th.
If anyone has a good venue for this, available on a weekly basis, let me know. Thanks so much to Pivotal for hosting us thus far.