Open Data Science: Wednesday 25 April 2018 (Leeds)

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Wed Apr 25, 2018 09:30
ODI Leeds, 3rd Floor, Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG

Data science skills are increasingly one of the most demanded skills in organisations worldwide. More and more businesses are recognising the immense value of being able to derive knowledge and insight from data.

But ‘data science’ is an interdisciplinary field, combining the knowledge of between three and eight different disciplines in one role. For anyone looking to gain data science skills, it can be incredibly challenging to know where to start.

This is why at the ODI we created our Open Data Science one-day course. Explore key data science disciplines, learn how to access and use the openly available tools required to succeed and get expert advice from the ODI’s Senior Trainer and Data Scientist, Dr David Tarrant.

Course overview

  1. Introduction to data science: What exactly is it and why it is so “cool”?
    What makes a data scientist and what evidence is there for this?
  2. Big data science: It’s all about big data…right?
    Learn how to visualise 6 million rows of data (updated daily) in 5 minutes. Then look at the statistical and ethical risks in not taking care of your data processing. Can you avoid falling in the traps?
  3. Machine learning: The do’s and dont’s.
    Explore machine learning with our highly acclaimed machine learning game. Can you win against the other teams while learning a number of different techniques?
  4. Visual exploration of data: A data scientists toolkit.
    The final session looks at the different techniques to quickly explore and visualise different types of data.

Course requirements

Participants must be comfortable with manipulating data in spreadsheet applications such as Excel, and participants should bring their own laptop running a modern web browser.

Early bird (until 25 March) – £250 +VAT

Full price (after 25 March) – £500 +VAT

To book your place, please email Kathryn at

Location: ODI Leeds – 3rd Floor – Munro House – Duke Street – LS9 8AG Leeds