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Let's get together and enjoy the fun from treasure hunting in massive real-world datasets. WeCloudData offers free Data Science, Data Engineering, and Machine Learning workshops delivered by experienced data scientists from Google, Amazon, BlackBerry, Equifax, BMO, RBC, Scotiabank and TD to help you jump start on interesting and meaningful projects. Happy big data mining!

Upcoming events (5)

How Did You Make It (3): How to Stand Out During Interviews & Build a DX Career

You can join the workshop with this Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdeutqj0oHdInGzFBhj5q7d6iIwCKEOim

Schedule: (Please make sure to leave time before the start of the workshop for registration)
6:00 - 6:30pm - Open registration
6:30 - 8:00pm - Workshop

(*) WeCloudData is proud to announce our new webinar series: “How Did You Make It”, featuring Program Director Eric Liu and other speakers. Topics are centred around networking, interview preparation, and landing a job in the field of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics (DA). Join our workshops to learn from industry experts and successful graduates on how to accelerate your career in the rapidly growing market of BI-DA.

(*) DX is short for Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Engineer

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Why does someone with a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree not necessarily have an advantage in a DX competition?

Program Director Eric Liu talks with Jerry Zhu on why work samples and job simulations are a reliable indicator of success, even if you haven't done the job in a real work environment.

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Topics:
- Building your resume and experience
- How to combine business, data and communication into a successful case interview
- What’s the difference between Data Analytics and Data Science

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Speakers: Eric Liu and Jerry Zhu

Eric Liu:
Eric Liu is the Head of the Data Analytics program at WeCloudData. He has over 25 years of experience in retail, commercial, and investment banking, highly specialized in data management, descriptive analytics, and predictive modelling. He has taught public speaking at Victoria College, data analytics at George Brown College, retail and commercial banking at York University Schulich Executive Education Centre. Previously, he has worked at Siemens, ING Bank, ING Direct, CIBC, GE Money, Scotiabank (Senior Director), Affirm Financial (Director). Eric holds an EMBA from China Europe International Business School and M.Eng. Operations Research from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Jerry Zhu: Bio TBA

Cracking the BI/Data Analyst Interview at CBC

Online event

[Please allow 5 minutes before the event to finish the registration.]
Are you looking for a job in BI/data analytics?
Are you going through various BI/data analytics interviews?

Then you don't want to miss this free workshop on how to crack the data analytics/BI interviews. We are excited to work with CBC to bring you this awesome meetup event. From the event what you will learn:

- Exciting use cases and CBC Business Intelligence tech stack
- How CBC uses data to create a better audience experience on their products
- The future direction of the BI team and the new Predictive Analytics and Personalization products
- The BI technical interview test and processes at CBC
- The clickstream data which are commonly used in the media industry
- Common mistakes made on resumes and during the interview processes

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6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Registration open
7:00 PM - 7:05 PM Introduction
7:05 PM - 7:20 PM Introduction to CBC, media industry, and CBC data projects overview
7:20 PM - 7:30 PM Q & A
7:30 PM - 8:20 PM Interview workshop - Acing the technical test
8:20 PM - 8:30 PM Q & A

Speaker
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Jason Kim
Senior Manager of Business Intelligence | CBC

Jason Kim is the Senior Manager of Business Intelligence at the CBC, one of the largest media companies by audience size in Canada. At the CBC, his team is transforming the traditional media company into a data-driven digital media company by integrating data engineering, data science, and data analytics into its business, product development, and publishing and content creation processes. Prior to the CBC, he was the lead Data Analyst at the Globe and Mail, a Marketing Director in the book publishing industry, and a lecturer in American History and Ethnic Studies.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s largest broadcasting organization, reaching Canadians in every corner of our great country, in English, French, and eight aboriginal languages, over television, radio, and digitally. CBC’s Digital Strategy & Products group is responsible for developing all of the online interactions with English and aboriginal speaking people. Our team is comprised of almost 200 individuals passionate about technology and Canada. With millions of unique visitors daily and a large portfolio of products and applications, our infrastructure must be able to handle an incredible variety of platforms, offer high availability to our internal users and visitors and be scalable.

Visit the Digital Strategy & Products Digital Lab blog: https://medium.com/cbc-digital-labs

[Webinar] Introduction to Amazon Web Service

Online event

You can join the workshop with this Zoom meeting link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlcOGoqzgrEtxmDWRDfqkq_mvXlo_xj2J0

Schedule: (Please make sure to leave time before the start of the workshop for registration)

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Open Registration
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Introduction to Cloud Computing
7:00pm - 7:30pm: Introduction to AWS
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Hands-on labs

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Description:

In this hands-on introductory workshop, the facilitator will walk you through some of the popular AWS services. In particular, you will learn how to set up an account in AWS, how to launch an EC2 instance, and how to work with S3 object storage. In the short presentation at the beginning of the workshop, you will learn the basics of cloud computing and pricing models.

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Topics:

- Introduction to Cloud Computing
- Introduction to Amazon Web Services
- Getting Started with AWS
- Working with EC2 and S3

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Speaker: Shaohua Zhang

Shaohua Zhang is a practitioner and thought leader in applied data science and big data technologies. He has over 11 years of experience in applied data science and has built a strong reputation for constructing high-performance data scientist teams in the past. Shaohua is currently the co-founder and CEO of WeCloudData, Canada's leading Data Science Education Accelerator, where he works on bringing more Data Science and AI talents to the Canadian job market.

Prior to co-founding WeCloudData, Shaohua worked as a senior data scientist at Kik Interactive and also helped build a high-performance data science team at BlackBerry that focused on building innovative data science solutions for marketing, CRM, and product teams. He is specialized in user interest graph modelling, targeted advertising, scalable location intelligence, and large-scale recommendation engines for mobile personalization.

He has also collaborated with Ryerson’s Data Science Lab on several big data research projects and helped develop the big data course at Ryerson University in 2015, where he trained over 150 professionals on big data technologies. He is a Data Growth Coach at Communitech and the lead facilitator of the Communitech Academy Data Science Fundamentals Bootcamp.

How Did You Make It (4): Data Analyst Career Networking, Interview, and Tips

You can join the workshop with this Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcOGhqD4uHtD15foHEkEw3feBf1_Lh0Ly

Schedule: (Please make sure to leave time before the start of the workshop for registration)
6:00 - 6:30pm - Open registration
6:30 - 8:00pm - Workshop

(*) WeCloudData is proud to announce our new webinar series: “How Did You Make It”, featuring Program Director Eric Liu and other speakers. Topics are centred around networking, interview preparation, and landing a job in the field of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics (DA). Join our workshops to learn from industry experts and successful graduates on how to accelerate your career in the rapidly growing market of BI-DA.

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Why are referrals the most effective way to get hired?

Join Eric Liu and Karthik Kanur Palaniswamy in an insightful discussion on how to convert program bootcamp experience into bullet points for your resume.

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Topics:
- Effectively networking to get job referrals
- How to productize your skills and experience to sell yourself during interviews
- How to tell compelling stories to convince a mentor to vouch for you

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Speakers: Eric Liu and Karthik Kanur Palaniswamy

Eric Liu:
Eric Liu is the Head of the Data Analytics program at WeCloudData. He has over 25 years of experience in retail, commercial, and investment banking, highly specialized in data management, descriptive analytics, and predictive modelling. He has taught public speaking at Victoria College, data analytics at George Brown College, retail and commercial banking at York University Schulich Executive Education Centre. Previously, he has worked at Siemens, ING Bank, ING Direct, CIBC, GE Money, Scotiabank (Senior Director), Affirm Financial (Director). Eric holds an EMBA from China Europe International Business School and M.Eng. Operations Research from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Karthik Kanur Palaniswamy: Bio TBA

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