Data science can be intimidating. Especially so, when you are first embarking on your data adventure. Which tool to learn – R or Python? What statistical methods to learn? What are typical data problems you need to be familiar with? What techniques to focus on? Which statistical method is applicable to my problem? These are some of the many questions you will begin to answer as you begin your journey.
Data Hangout is open access series of meetup workshops and discussions for people already working with data, or are just simply curious about what all the fuss is about. Data Hangout provides space for meaningful conversations or informal chats for data practitioners or those who are aspiring to be. Our motivation is to put ideas into action through the delivery of hands-on workshops.
Irrespective of whether you’re already a data scientist or data enthusiast, our Data Hangouts are here to inform, motivate and equip you to use data as part of your everyday language. In turn, this will empower you to make data more integral to your daily working practices and be more prolific, regardless of your educational background and profession.
Together we share learning from both successful and challenging experiences to assemble and deepen our collective data science knowledge. We build positive and active learning communities of data specialists with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives.
We discuss the skills and tools needed to get to grips with typical data science projects, illustrated by addressing the tasks required in formulating small case studies. We exchange ideas on how we consider data exploration and statistical modeling and the best ways of communicating the results with the target audience.
In this month’s Data Hangout the 1st 45 minutes from 17:00-17:45 will be reserved for an ‘Data Clinic Discussion‘ to allow Meetup group members, data science enthusiasts, and professionals, to talk about why data science is so exciting to them. We will follow up our meeting with a workshop 17:50 – 19:00 Introduction to web scraping in R by Anna Bulina.
- 16:50 Doors open and refreshments
- 17:00 Data Clinic Discussion
- 17:45 Welcome break to all
- 17:50 Introduction to web scraping in R by Anna Bulina
R together with RStudio is one of the most popular data science tools and web-scraping can often be used to efficiently generate datasets in the R language itself! In this workshop, Anna will take a deep dive into web scraping information from the https://www.planplus.rs in R.
- 19:00 Hang around: a chance to chat
- 20:00 The End
We would love you to come and join us, bring a friend or two and share your thoughts and experiences when working on your every-day DS projects.
All welcome! We are looking forward to seeing you…
ps. please make sure you have read the code of conduct from the website: https://sisteranalyst.org/coc
Thanks to ICT HUB for providing the venue and making this event possible.
- Datum: 2022-07-20