What we're about

We are a monthly meetup that welcomes all ages, skill levels and backgrounds of the data community in Newcastle and the Hunter Region. 

All we ask, is for you to bring your curiosity and a top notch attitude!

We also strongly encourage ties between academia and industry as well as student engagement. 

Meetups are a monthly careers expo after all.

Join us!

Do you have an interesting data story to tell?

Follow the link below to our Google form to express your interest and we'll contact you soon!

https://forms.gle/y57b2seehSgvtGgn7

Upcoming events (4+)

data.MAY <- Ranjit Rees-Sidhu - The Lessons Learned

Q Building, The University of Newcastle

Ranjit Rees-Sidhu (Sid) - Twenty Years of Mistakes, Mishaps and the Occasional Success whilst working with Universities and Other Sectors.

In this presentation, Sid will be looking back at the lessons learnt from running a company and consulting on data analytics over two decades.

  • Examples of the detailed student services evaluation protocol pioneered at universities and how getting dirty was the key to success, and how predictive modelling organically came from this.
  • Why he sees flexibility and constant learning loops as being essential to predictive modelling. (Subscription models only!)
  • How gaming algorithms may be the all-conquering USP of soft-body machines.
  • Why he sees explaining our AI decisions as essential to success.
  • His bets on the next few years, considering the scars of the past.

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Ranjit Rees-Sidhu (Sid) has worked in the industry for over twenty years, running successive data analytics companies in the UK and Australia. Clients have included The Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, to Toyota and BMW. Universities are a speciality, having worked with over thirty universities in the UK and Australia.

He currently runs SiD Data Pty and has a new startup called CODA ( Clear Open Data Analytics) that he is very excited about!

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VENUE:

NEW LOCATION!

The university's brand new Q building in Honeysuckle!

https://goo.gl/maps/35LwcLhKV1nvoFAh7

IMPORTANT this is NOT the NewSpace building where we met last year.

We will meet in the Level 2 Seminar Space. You'll need to enter through the main doors on Worth Place and will be directed to the elevators to join the meetup.

PARKING: The closest parking is Wright Lane Carpark.
https://goo.gl/maps/rj6Yg8EkpjYzUmbi7

After 5pm it is free and is a 400m - 5 minute walk.

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TIME: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

FOOD: 🍕 + 🥤

  • Wood fired pizza, sponsored by Newy Tech People
  • Please advise dietary requirements in RSVP
  • Soft drinks

SCHEDULE:

  • 5:30pm: Networking + Food + Drinks
    (Don't stress if you are held up in traffic)
  • 6:15pm: Presentation
  • 7:15pm: Packing up + Bonus questions
  • 7:30pm: Close

data.JUNE <- ?????????????

Q Building, The University of Newcastle

CALL FOR SPEAKERS:

Do you have an interesting data story to tell?

Would you like to give this month's presentation?

Follow the link below to our Google form to express your interest and we'll contact you soon!

https://forms.gle/y57b2seehSgvtGgn7

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VENUE:

NEW LOCATION!

The university's brand new Q building in Honeysuckle!

https://goo.gl/maps/35LwcLhKV1nvoFAh7

IMPORTANT this is NOT the NewSpace building where we met last year.

We will meet in the Level 2 Seminar Space. You'll need to enter through the main doors on Worth Place and will be directed to the elevators to join the meetup.

PARKING: The closest parking is Wright Lane Carpark.
https://goo.gl/maps/rj6Yg8EkpjYzUmbi7

After 5pm it is free and is a 400m - 5 minute walk.

##-------------------------------------------------------------------##

TIME: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

FOOD: 🍕 + 🥤

  • Wood fired pizza, sponsored by Newy Tech People
  • Please advise dietary requirements in RSVP
  • Soft drinks

SCHEDULE:

  • 5:30pm: Networking + Food + Drinks
    (Don't stress if you are held up in traffic)
  • 6:15pm: Presentation
  • 7:15pm: Packing up + Bonus questions
  • 7:30pm: Close

data.JULY <- ???????????

Q Building, The University of Newcastle

CALL FOR SPEAKERS:

Do you have an interesting data story to tell?

Would you like to give this month's presentation?

Follow the link below to our Google form to express your interest and we'll contact you soon!

https://forms.gle/y57b2seehSgvtGgn7

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VENUE:

NEW LOCATION!

The university's brand new Q building in Honeysuckle!

https://goo.gl/maps/35LwcLhKV1nvoFAh7

IMPORTANT this is NOT the NewSpace building where we met last year.

We will meet in the Level 2 Seminar Space. You'll need to enter through the main doors on Worth Place and will be directed to the elevators to join the meetup.

PARKING: The closest parking is Wright Lane Carpark.
https://goo.gl/maps/rj6Yg8EkpjYzUmbi7

After 5pm it is free and is a 400m - 5 minute walk.

##-------------------------------------------------------------------##

TIME: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

FOOD: 🍕 + 🥤

  • Wood fired pizza, sponsored by Newy Tech People
  • Please advise dietary requirements in RSVP
  • Soft drinks

SCHEDULE:

  • 5:30pm: Networking + Food + Drinks
    (Don't stress if you are held up in traffic)
  • 6:15pm: Presentation
  • 7:15pm: Packing up + Bonus questions
  • 7:30pm: Close

data.AUG <- ???????????

Q Building, The University of Newcastle

CALL FOR SPEAKERS:

Do you have an interesting data story to tell?

Would you like to give this month's presentation?

Follow the link below to our Google form to express your interest and we'll contact you soon!

https://forms.gle/y57b2seehSgvtGgn7

##-------------------------------------------------------------------##

VENUE:

NEW LOCATION!

The university's brand new Q building in Honeysuckle!

https://goo.gl/maps/35LwcLhKV1nvoFAh7

IMPORTANT this is NOT the NewSpace building where we met last year.

We will meet in the Level 2 Seminar Space. You'll need to enter through the main doors on Worth Place and will be directed to the elevators to join the meetup.

PARKING: The closest parking is Wright Lane Carpark.
https://goo.gl/maps/rj6Yg8EkpjYzUmbi7

After 5pm it is free and is a 400m - 5 minute walk.

##-------------------------------------------------------------------##

TIME: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

FOOD: 🍕 + 🥤

  • Wood fired pizza, sponsored by Newy Tech People
  • Please advise dietary requirements in RSVP
  • Soft drinks

SCHEDULE:

  • 5:30pm: Networking + Food + Drinks
    (Don't stress if you are held up in traffic)
  • 6:15pm: Presentation
  • 7:15pm: Packing up + Bonus questions
  • 7:30pm: Close

Past Events

data.APR <- Analysing wind data: here be dragons!

Q Building, The University of Newcastle

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