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How To Get Started in Data Analytics
Data Analytics explores the methods, processes, algorithms, and systems used to extract knowledge from data. Data Analysts are investigators, storytellers, and problem solvers who use raw data to create actionable insights. As the backbone of any well-informed decision, data has become vital in driving the strategy and future roadmap of many businesses. Statistica predicts that the big data industry will be worth US$42 billion in 2018, and by 2027 is expected to be valued at over US$103 billion. So what skills do you need to become a Data Analytst and what opportunities does the industry have? At How to Get Started in Data Analytics, we’ll explore: Why is Data Science relevant to your career What are the opportunities and future of Data Analytics How you can get started and get your foot in the door with Data Analytics What are the most important skills Data Analysts need? Presenters Felipe Rego Advanced Analytics Consultant Felipe is a leading advanced analytics and data science partner, helping teams build, manage and enhance their data science and visualisation solutions in a strategically-aligned, commercially-oriented and customer-centred way. With an extensive industry experience as well as a deep, technical analytical expertise, Felipe is often required by marketing, sales, finance, technology and strategy teams to provide support and to deliver robust analytical solutions that are easy to use, understand and implement. Felipe’s unique methodology focuses on a holistic organisational approach to using data and science to improve performance and reduce costs. Felipe specialises in Data Discovery, Exploratory Data Analysis, Interactive Data Visualisation Dashboards, Predictive Analytics and Analytics Project Management. Felipe is also an analytics instructor helping disseminate practical, actionable analytics and data visualisation techniques in both classrooms and online settings. When Felipe is not partnering with clients or helping students, he’s an M.Phil. research candidate in Learning Analytics at the University of Sydney making sense of students’ digital traces and the role learning analytics dashboards play in influencing learning outcomes. Felipe is also a blogger in predictive analytics, statistical learning and data visualisation with over 62,000 visitors from more than 180+ countries last year alone. Some of his articles have been ranked #1 in google search and referenced by many sources and leading educational organisations including referrals / mentions from StackOverflow, Udacity, Western Michigan University, UC Santa Barbara, Edinburgh Napier University, among others. For more, visit:

Academy Xi

48 Druitt Street · Sydney

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    What we're about

    Ever had the spark of a great idea but didn't know how to follow through?

    Or noticed a problem so obvious that you can't believe it hasn't been fixed?

    Maybe you wanna start a start-up, but you're short an idea?

    If you love the idea of creating what comes next, we'd love to meet you.

    We're a Sydney-based innovation think-tank looking for curious and creative minds to join us and solve real-world problems (get a taste of the kind of stuff we love on our Facebook page (

    Our Meetups consist of rapid innovation workshops and prototyping sessions. You don't need to be able to code or solder or any of that stuff. If you can think, and you're prepared to share ideas, you're in! We're interested in getting all sorts of people along, the more diverse the group, the more interesting the solutions become (in our experience).

    We're also looking to build a crack squad of innovative thinkers that we can draw from when we're working with businesses and brands on real problems. If that interests you, make sure you get involved.


    We break our innovators up into groups of five to work together for the night.

    First, we'll set a problem at the beginning of the night. Then through individual and group brainstorming/ discussion, each group will create a user journey and come up with some solutions to the problem. You'll then vote on your favourites and work together to make them even better. At the end of the night, each group get a couple of minutes to pitch their best idea to the whole group and we'll pick a winner.


    We'll take the ideas from the innovation workshop and bring them to life using rapid-prototyping techniques. We've got a super-savvy team than will guide you through product design, user interface and user experience.

    For the first of the two prototype nights, we'll use the materials from our treasure chest to make a basic version of the product. At the end of the night, your team will present the prototype, and talk the group through the challenges, the materials you'll need for the next version and how you plan to test it.

    The second prototype night will involve fine-tuning your idea, applying the testing and reconsiderations and building a more robust version. We'll chat to you about further testing, building and crowdfunding.

    We're a super-mellow and friendly crew, as are all our innovators, so you'll always feel welcome. Pop down on your own or bring a friend, either's easy.

    Any questions, hit us up on the forum here.


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