What we're about

This meetup series are for anybody who is interested in technical aspects of Data Science and Machine Learning.

The main goal of these events and whole Y-DATA initiative is to build stronger academia-industry relationships and to make our ecosystem more competitive.

Y-DATA school is a program in Data Science in Tel Aviv and Ben-Gurion University campus organized by Yandex and operating as a branch of Yandex School of Data Analysis (YSDA). YSDA was founded in Moscow in 2007 and has more than 1100 graduates. For many years YSDA is considered the best M.Sc level program in ML and DS in Russia and its graduates work in leading companies and research institutes all over the world.

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Understanding the Junior Paradox

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{Available also online as a broadcast. See details below}

What is stopping juniors from getting in jobs and gain experience?
Why do employers stuck without candidates?
How does it look from a tech employer's perspective?
What opportunities are within this situation?
Welcome to the Junior Paradox.

Welcome to the first Practicum Career Center event in collaboration with Y-Data and Kula-Like community.

This event will be streamed live in parallel to frontal meetup. If you prefer to join remotely, please fill this form and we will send you a zoom link. https://bit.ly/3yDLZjC

What is Practicum? Practicum is an Ed-tech company that combines industry context and academic standards of universities in one educational platform. Practicum’s career center goal is to make a bridge between emerging talents in hi-tech and employers needs.


18:30 - 19:00 – Mingling, refreshments and welcome speech
19:00 - 19:10 – How to make a career change 101
Idan Shafat, Data Integration Engineer at Riskified
19:10 - 19:20 – Tech job market bird-eye view
Idan Tapiro, HRplus co-founder
19:20 - 19:30 – What is Practicum?
Ilan Shenkar, Head of Practicum Career Center
19:30 - 19:50 – Break + Networking
19:50 - 20:00 – Personal story and Kula Like community
Shimon Moyal, Integration Manager at Minute.ly and head of Kula-like academy
20:00 - 20:40 – Panel - Junior Paradox in eyes of the tech industry:
Irina Dykina - Practicum Career Center Project manager, former recruiter
Tal Joffe - Web applications group leader at Nielsen
Michael Mevorach - VP Engineering at Flywire


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Training Data—The Overlooked Area of Modern AI

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