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:

University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science majoring in Data Science- https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/major/data-science/
Master of Data Science - https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/master-of-data-science/

La Trobe University - Master of Data Science

Monash Energy Institute

Upcoming events (2)

Data Engineering Summit Melbourne - Accessible, usable & trusted data

Join us on 2 May 2023 for the most impactful data engineering community event in Melbourne - https://hubs.li/Q01ylXzX0


One-day, in-depth look at achieving trusted data, cheaper, and faster. How to organise and maintain the quality, safety, and accessibility of this data. Here we focus on how to extract data into a usable format and harness the maximum value from your data initiatives to navigate the path to data value quicker.

What will you gain?

  • Explore the different roles and skills required whilst highlighting methods to democratise data and AI.
  • Increase the speed-to-value and bridge business and data teams.
  • Learn how to develop your data-driven culture, boost communication and collaboration.
  • Lift data reliability.
  • Accelerate trusted data delivery, continuous monitoring, and improvements.
  • Navigate the path to data value quicker.

For leaders in Data Engineering, ML Engineering, Data Science, AI, Analytics, Analytics Engineering & Architecture wanting to:

  • Optimise delivery of large and complex data to meet business needs, new demands and enrich decision making.
  • Identify opportunities for data pipeline, infrastructure, and process improvements that continuously ingest and analyse, optimise delivery, and minimise maintenance and downtime.
  • Build stronger tooling for the modern data stack, bring Cloud and DevOps into the data science workflow.
  • Manage access to sensitive data, educating data teams on efficiency and ensuring that data is trustworthy, accessible, and secure at each point in its lifecycle.
  • Communicate and collaborate to support data needs, implement change, and drive actionable insights


Secure your seat TODAY with our "Extra Early Bird" discount tickets, just enter the CODE: EXTRAEARLYBIRD149 at the checkout!

Regular Price: AUD $349 + GST
Extra Early Bird Price: AUD $200 + GST

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Advancing AI Melbourne - The leading data, analytics, ML & AI community event!

🚀**ADVANCING AI MELBOURNE** - Melbourne, 3-4 May 2023. Navigating the present & shaping the future: Driving the most important industry conversations!


This two-day event hones in on where you should be applying AI and crucially how to achieve scale in order to deliver return on your investment. We explore best practices from those in the know. This summit will equip you to scale your AI; from project prioritisation, governance and model monitoring to measuring outcomes for the business, the emerging trends, teams, careers and development.

As a community we’ll connect the dots around skills, data, tools, and trust to achieve business impact through AI.

Extra Early Bird Tickets Available - LIMITED TIME ONLY HERE: https://hubs.ly/Q01ymPSP0

Extra Early Bird Price: AUD $299 + GST
Regular Price: AUD $499 + GST
Enter the CODE: EXTRAEARLYBIRD200 at the checkout!

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Past Events

OPSWORLD: Data-Centric Operations for Business Value

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth