What we're about

The Data Science Speakers Club is a Toastmasters International club enabling the current and next generation of Data Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Mathematical and Logical Thinkers to focus on their communication and leadership development, to increase their self confidence, become better speakers, become better leaders and most importantly, communicate effectively.

We meet fortnightly on Mondays from 18:30 to 20:30.

The Data Science Speakers Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Do you want to perfect the art of communicating technical information to a non-technical audience, improve your technical interpersonal skills in order to become effective general communicators and gain confidence to become future technical leaders? Then join the Data Science Speakers Club and begin the Toastmasters International educational programme.

A Toastmasters meeting is a 'learn-by-doing' workshop in which members perfect their speaking and leadership skills in a non-pressure atmosphere, as well as a safe and constructive environment. There is no instructor in a meeting. Instead members evaluate one another's presentations and this feedback process is a key part of the programme's success.

Upcoming events (4+)

The Future is AI: Industry 4.0 with the Data Science Speakers - HYBRID WORKSHOP

HYBRID WORKSHOP
The Future is AI: Industry 4.0

Join the Data Science Speakers for our latest tech workshop as part of our OPEN HOUSE event!

The Data Science Speakers Club is a Toastmasters International club enabling the current and next generation of Data Scientists to improve their Public Speaking Skills.

As with many other clubs, we are now running HYBRID MEETINGS.

Come join us online via ZOOM or IN PERSON!

Refreshments are always offered to in-person attendance.

Meeting Theme: The Future is AI: Industry 4.0

Tentative Schedule:
18:15 - Networking
18:30 - Start of Meeting
18:47 - Workshop 1 - Are we Ready to Open a door to a Very Human Future in A Digitised World! by Steve Wells (Guest Speaker)
19:35 - Workshop 2 - Fairness and Biases in ML and AI. by Eduardo Contreras Cortes (Founding member of the Data Science Speakers Club)
19:50 - BREAK
20:00 - Workshop restarts
20:02 - Table Topics Questions (Guests are welcome to participate in this section)
20:30 - Workshops End (Awards given to best Table Topics, award include ribbons and a copy of Steve Wells book)

Workshop 1 Abstract:
Are we Ready to Open a door to a Very Human Future in A Digitised World!
Our world is on track to become ever more digitised, ever more automated, and ever less human. But is that really humanity’s fate? Yes our world can be characterised by exponential technology development but with a change mindset, extraordinary leadership, enabled by operating on three time horizons in parallel perhaps we can open the door to a very human future in a digitised world.

In this speech, futurist Steve Wells will; explore the technological backdrop that is underpinning radical change across life, society, and business; share his thoughts on the leadership challenge that results from rapid and radical technology-enabled change, and layout 10 themes that could open the door to a very human future in a digitised world.

Workshop 2 Abstract:
Fairness and Biases in ML and AI
In his workshop, financial modelling manager Eduardo will start by defining what fairness means in the context of ML and AI algorithms. Then, he will cover some of the most common definitions of fairness and the way to quantify these definitions. The last part of the workshop will cover ways to attack the discrimination of ML and AI models with an interactive example.

ZOOM LINK: Zoom Link will be provided by email the day before the meeting.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/datasciencespk/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/data-science-speakers-club

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/datasciencespk

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/datasciencespk/

Registration deadline for attendance: Sunday before meeting @ 11:00 am.

Note all events require attendees to register with the full firstname and lastname for zoom and to get access to Quantum Black offices.

Data Science Speakers Club - HYBRID MEETING

Needs a location

The Data Science Speakers Club is a Toastmasters International club enabling the current and next generation of Data Scientists to improve their Public Speaking Skills.

As with many other clubs, we are now running HYBRID MEETINGS.
Come join us on ZOOM or IN PERSON!

Joining the Data Science Speakers Club means joining a supportive environment to build your confidence in public speaking, and to practise speaking in front of an audience. Whilst gaining the opportunity to receive feedback on your speeches in a friendly environment: what you have done well and guidance on the areas you can improve upon. We also run a mentorship program where an experienced mentor supports you on your public speaking journey.

Meeting Theme:
Tentative Schedule:
18:30 - President's welcome
18:32 - Toastmaster's introduction
18:40 - Prepared speeches and evaluations
19:25 - Guests introduction - A CHANCE TO TAKE PART AS A GUEST!
19:49 - Break
20:00 - Table Topics - A CHANCE TO TAKE PART AS A GUEST!
20:20 - Table topics evaluations
20:35 - Wrap up, awards, announcements
End of Meeting

In the first part of the session, we have up to three speakers on data science and non-data science topics.
Speeches:
Speech 1 -
Speech 2 -
Speech 3 -

In the second part, there is an impromptu speaking session (Table Topics) where anyone can participate.

We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of each month from 6:30 pm online. Each meeting is a mixture of prepared speeches by our members, speaking roles and impromptu speaking challenges by members and guests. Our meetings are free to attend and you only have to speak if you want to. For in-person attendance, snacks will be provided.

Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Mathematical and Logical Thinkers aiming to focus on their communication and leadership development are always welcome to attend our meetings, to increase their self-confidence, become better speakers and become better leaders.

ZOOM LINK: Zoom Link will be provided by email the day before the meeting.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/datasciencespk/
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/data-science-speakers-club
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/datasciencespk
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/datasciencespk/

Registration deadline for attendance: Sunday before meeting @ 11:00 am.

Data Science Speakers Club - HYBRID MEETING

Needs a location

The Data Science Speakers Club is a Toastmasters International club enabling the current and next generation of Data Scientists to improve their Public Speaking Skills.

As with many other clubs, we are now running HYBRID MEETINGS.
Come join us on ZOOM or IN PERSON!

Joining the Data Science Speakers Club means joining a supportive environment to build your confidence in public speaking, and to practise speaking in front of an audience. Whilst gaining the opportunity to receive feedback on your speeches in a friendly environment: what you have done well and guidance on the areas you can improve upon. We also run a mentorship program where an experienced mentor supports you on your public speaking journey.

Meeting Theme:
Tentative Schedule:
18:30 - President's welcome
18:32 - Toastmaster's introduction
18:40 - Prepared speeches and evaluations
19:25 - Guests introduction - A CHANCE TO TAKE PART AS A GUEST!
19:49 - Break
20:00 - Table Topics - A CHANCE TO TAKE PART AS A GUEST!
20:20 - Table topics evaluations
20:35 - Wrap up, awards, announcements
End of Meeting

In the first part of the session, we have up to three speakers on data science and non-data science topics.
Speeches:
Speech 1 -
Speech 2 -
Speech 3 -

In the second part, there is an impromptu speaking session (Table Topics) where anyone can participate.

We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of each month from 6:30 pm online. Each meeting is a mixture of prepared speeches by our members, speaking roles and impromptu speaking challenges by members and guests. Our meetings are free to attend and you only have to speak if you want to. For in-person attendance, snacks will be provided.

Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Mathematical and Logical Thinkers aiming to focus on their communication and leadership development are always welcome to attend our meetings, to increase their self-confidence, become better speakers and become better leaders.

ZOOM LINK: Zoom Link will be provided by email the day before the meeting.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/datasciencespk/
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/data-science-speakers-club
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/datasciencespk
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/datasciencespk/

Registration deadline for attendance: Sunday before meeting @ 11:00 am.

Data Science Speakers Club - HYBRID MEETING

Needs a location

The Data Science Speakers Club is a Toastmasters International club enabling the current and next generation of Data Scientists to improve their Public Speaking Skills.

As with many other clubs, we are now running HYBRID MEETINGS.
Come join us on ZOOM or IN PERSON!

Joining the Data Science Speakers Club means joining a supportive environment to build your confidence in public speaking, and to practise speaking in front of an audience. Whilst gaining the opportunity to receive feedback on your speeches in a friendly environment: what you have done well and guidance on the areas you can improve upon. We also run a mentorship program where an experienced mentor supports you on your public speaking journey.

Meeting Theme:
Tentative Schedule:
18:30 - President's welcome
18:32 - Toastmaster's introduction
18:40 - Prepared speeches and evaluations
19:25 - Guests introduction - A CHANCE TO TAKE PART AS A GUEST!
19:49 - Break
20:00 - Table Topics - A CHANCE TO TAKE PART AS A GUEST!
20:20 - Table topics evaluations
20:35 - Wrap up, awards, announcements
End of Meeting

In the first part of the session, we have up to three speakers on data science and non-data science topics.
Speeches:
Speech 1 -
Speech 2 -
Speech 3 -

In the second part, there is an impromptu speaking session (Table Topics) where anyone can participate.

We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of each month from 6:30 pm online. Each meeting is a mixture of prepared speeches by our members, speaking roles and impromptu speaking challenges by members and guests. Our meetings are free to attend and you only have to speak if you want to. For in-person attendance, snacks will be provided.

Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Mathematical and Logical Thinkers aiming to focus on their communication and leadership development are always welcome to attend our meetings, to increase their self-confidence, become better speakers and become better leaders.

ZOOM LINK: Zoom Link will be provided by email the day before the meeting.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/datasciencespk/
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/data-science-speakers-club
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/datasciencespk
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/datasciencespk/

Registration deadline for attendance: Sunday before meeting @ 11:00 am.

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