Past Meetup

2019 Data Science Goals and Networking

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447 Kent St

447 Kent St · Sydney

How to find us

We are in the event space on level 10 of the Interpro Building- keep your eye out for the signs!

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What we'll do

This is our regular breakfast meetup for data scientists, analysts, and just people interested in data to discuss their experiences and learn from each other.

In this interactive session, you will learn how the industry has changed over 2018 and 2019, and how data scientists can do projects that stand out. You will also be encouraged to network, to share your data science goals for 2019, and have the opportunity to get feedback on your resume.

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7:45 am - Breakfast and Networking
8:00 - Food for Thought
8:05 - Geoff Pidcock - Data Science Breakfast 2019 kick off
8:10 - Dr Elaina Hyde - Beyond Astrophysics: My path to Data Science, getting noticed, networking and skills.
8:25 - Anthony Tockar - The Cold Start Problem - How to Stand Out as a Budding Data Scientist
8:40 - Resume Feedback Sessions (Optional) or More Feedback
8:55 am - Close

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Talk Abstracts:
Beyond Astrophysics: My path to Data Science, getting noticed, networking and skills:
My journey to Data Science took me through Engineering, Art, Astrophysics and several countries. Along the way, there were a few things that made a big difference to my job applications. This talk will discuss some of the top tips, hints and skills that I used along the way and what I have seen as important going forward in the data science field.

The Cold Start Problem - How to Stand Out as a Budding Data Scientist:
I often get asked about how to get into data science, and what data science employers are looking for in prospective candidates. The answer is always: show them what you can do - build a portfolio of your personal data science projects. But where to start? In this talk, I will showcase two personal projects and talk about why they were excellent.

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Speaker Bio's:
Dr Elaina Hyde in a few words: Astronomer by training, data scientist by trade. Google Cloud Engineering Instructor. Consultant at Servian.

Anthony Tockar is director and co-founder at Verge Labs, a new type of AI company focused on the applied side of machine learning. A jack-of-all-trades, he has worked on problems across insurance, technology, telecommunications, loyalty, sports betting and even neuroscience. He qualified as an actuary, then moved into data science, completing an MS in Analytics at the prestigious Northwestern University.

After hitting the headlines with his posts on data privacy at Neustar, he returned to Sydney to practice as a data scientist and co-founded the Minerva Collective, a not-for-profit focused on using data for social good, as well as multiple meetup groups, including this one! His key missions are to extend the reach and impact of data science to help people, and to assist Australian businesses to become more data driven.

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