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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!

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Power BI Workshop: How to Become a Visualization Expert by Reverse Engineering

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Data visualization has become imperative for competitive companies. Industry and company leaders are aware that those who lack the capability of thinking visually will lag behind the pack. More than ever, companies value leaders who can communicate through visualization because it allows us to reference and filter complex data that our brains can’t process on their own and weave it into a story. This is an incredibly important (and lucrative) skill in the business world.

Join Kyle Reid and Eric Liu in this FREE hands-on Power BI workshop where they will demonstrate the quickest and most effective way to learn: Imitation. Through reverse engineering, you can quickly master data visualization, and we want to show you how.

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You can join the workshop with this Zoom meeting link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOuprDwoHNUuRY8tF3pv7jfwQ_Fq-Q8R

*Please make sure to leave time before the start of the workshop for registration*

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What is WeCareer?
WeCareer, a WeCloudData company, helps people land data jobs.
WeCareer operates a mentorship platform that matches mentors and mentees by roles, industries, skills and services. WeCareer mentors are those who not only know their craft but also how to teach it to help mentees reach their full potential and deliver peak performance. WeCareer operates a mentorship platform based on an income share agreement: the mentor gets paid a share of the mentee’s income after the mentee gets hired.

Learn More: https://wecareer.ai/

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​​Speaker: Eric Liu & Kyle Reid

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, and is highly specialized in data management, descriptive analytics, and predictive modelling. He has taught public speaking at Victoria College, data analytics at George Brown College, and 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 an M.Eng. Operations Research from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Kyle Reid:
Kyle is a Career Advisor at WeCareer. Kyle has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Guelph and prides himself on his passion and expertise in communication. Kyle has extensive knowledge of WeCareer services and will act as your guide throughout your journey with WeCareer. He will provide support throughout each step of the way and make your experience as seamless as possible. He will connect you with a mentor who will leverage their extensive industry experience to make your transition into your new career a success! Kyle's goal: To help you achieve yours!

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Sponsorship: Manning Publications
This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.

[Webinar] Introduction to Data Science with Python (Pandas) & Hands-on Workshop

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Interested in Data Science? This workshop will be a hands-on introduction to data science using Python. You'll learn what data science is and what it's used for, and get a feel for the day-to-day tasks of a data scientist. The instructor will be guiding you through an interactive workshop where you'll get the opportunity to code along with them and learn the basics of using Python to work with data.

No experience is required to attend! For the workshop, please ensure that you have a Gmail account for Google Colab OR that you have Anaconda installed.

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You can join the session with this Zoom meeting link:
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*Please make sure to leave time before the start of the session for registration

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Agenda:

  • What is data science?
  • Typical data science project workflow
  • Hands-on code along tutorial (Using the Python library 'Pandas' to manipulate and visualize data)
  • Q&A

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Learn More:
If you are interested in Data Science, WeCloudData has full-time and part-time program offerings that can help you further your knowledge and skills. Visit the link below to learn more about how WeCloudData can help you advance your career and achieve your goals! The next full-time offering begins Sep 12, 2022.

https://weclouddata.com/courses/data-science-bootcamp/

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Speaker: Vinny Nguyen, Data Science Instructor & Corporate Trainer at WeCloudData
Vinny Nguyen is a Senior Data Scientist currently working at Beamdata, a Toronto-based data consulting company. Coming from a web development background, Vinny transitioned into a Machine Learning Engineer role by working closely with clients on machine learning projects, model deployment, and building data pipelines. Vinny also has a strong passion for teaching. He not only helps WeCloudData deliver ML workshops and corporate training, but is the instructor for the Data Science program where he teaches students to build data portfolios through hands-on projects.

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Sponsorship: Manning Publications
This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.

[Webinar] Introduction to GCP BigQuery: Data Warehouse & Analytics

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BigQuery is a fully managed, highly scalable, cloud data warehouse and analytical engine. It is optimized for running analytic queries over large datasets.
It can perform queries on terabytes of data in seconds and petabytes in minutes.

The session will cover some of the capabilities of BigQuery and walk through different practical use cases.

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You can join the workshop with this Zoom meeting link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdu6hrzstHt0JiaKS7Jcq6vkTNY8Odp2s

*Please make sure to leave time before the start of the workshop for registration*

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Speaker: Amit Sutar, Software Architect, Big Data Practice, Clairvoyant an EXL Company.

Amit Sutar is a Big data lead and Architect at Clairvoyant an EXL company. He is primarily engaged with different product teams to design large-scale data applications.

He is well versed with software lifecycle and involved from ideation to the successful deployment of data engineering products.
He has many years of experience in building enterprise applications at scale.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amitbsutar/

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Sponsorship: Manning Publications

This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.

[Webinar] Introduction to Data Engineering

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Want to know what a career in Data Engineering entails? Want to know the tools and platforms that a modern data engineer needs to master? Come join us for a 2-hour introduction session on modern Data Engineering with Shaohua Zhang.

Data Engineers play an essential role in organizations that collect and manage big data. In a typical data organization, data engineers gather and collect the data, store it, do batch processing or real-time processing on it, and serve it via the database to a data scientist who can easily query it. In essence, data engineers help manage how data flows in an Enterprise data architecture.

The market has seen a surge in demand for data scientists in the past several years and we see almost all universities and colleges offer some kind of data science courses and programs. However, data engineers are usually harder to train and source because the program needs to be very practical/hands-on and there is not much theory to teach. The open-source communities are also pushing out new tools and platforms on a regular basis which makes teaching data engineering challenging because materials need to be updated rapidly to keep up with the latest trends. At WeCloudData, we have heard from many hiring managers and recruiting agencies say that while the demand for data engineers is great, data engineer talents are even harder to find compared to data scientists.

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You can join the session with this Zoom meeting link:
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*Please make sure to leave time before the start of the session for registration

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Schedule (Times listed below are in EDT):

  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Open registration
  • 6:30pm - 6:45pm: Event Kickoff & Introduction
  • 6:45pm - 7:15pm: Why Data Engineering?
  • 7:15pm - 745pm: Data Engineering Platforms & Stacks
  • 7:45pm - 8:15pm: Introduction to WeCloudData's Data Engineering Program
  • 8:15pm - 8:30pm: Q&A

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Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Data Engineering
  • Popular Data Engineering Platforms & Stacks
  • Introduction to WeCloudData's Data Engineering Program
  • Ask Me Anything about Data Engineering Career

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Who is this event for?

  • IT professionals who want to learn more about data engineering
  • Data scientists who want to gain experience in data pipelines and engineering
  • Developers who want to get familiar with new data engineering stacks
  • Job seekers who want to become a data engineer

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Learn More:
Are you interested in Data Engineering? WeCloudData's official Data Engineering Bootcamp starts on August 31. Do not miss out on the chance to kickstart your future career - use the link below to learn more about how WeCloudData can help you advance your career and achieve your goals!

https://weclouddata.com/courses/data-engineering-diploma/

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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.

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Sponsorship: Manning Publications
This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.

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