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

La Trobe University - Master of Data Science

University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science majoring in Data Science

Master of Data Science

Monash University - Master of Data Science

University of New South Wales - online Master of Data Science

Upcoming events (5)

Quantum Computing Explained

717 Bourke St

Join us for a gentle introduction to Quantum Computing. There will be 4 x 20 minute talks on different aspects of quantum computing and a joint Q&A at the end. The speakers are: Ayesha Ahmed https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayesha-m-ahmed/ Christopher Watkins https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-watkins-63464b86/ Noon Silk https://www.linkedin.com/in/noonsilk/ Sarah MacLeod https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-mac/ Arrive from 5:30 for refreshments, talks will commence at 6pm. PLEASE NOTE: For building safety regulations you will have to sign in on the ground floor so we will be providing a list of names. Please make sure your meetup name is your real name - those that don't have a real name will be removed from the RSVP list.

Putting the Rhythm into Algorithms and Artificial into Intelligence

Ever wondered how machine learning algorithms work? From linear regression to reinforcement learning, we'll have a Smörgåsbord on offer. Phil Brierley https://www.linkedin.com/in/philbrierley/ Phil will demonstrate the family tree of algorithms from linear regression to neural nets and tree based methods, and how they all can be enhanced with tricks such as bagging and boosting. It will be the long promised prequel to.... https://youtu.be/1fIyQL9FiAk Ed Barker https://www.linkedin.com/in/edward-barker-8a5588114/ Ed will give an overview of reinforcement learning

Analytics in the FMCG space


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@the bar with Nic Ryan


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/

Past Events

DSM is 5 years old!


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