Full house at Data Science Week event

We had a full house for WiTWA's Data Science event last night! Thank you to Bankwest for hosting, and both Bankwest and Water Corporation for their sponsorship of this event.

Our inspirational Patron Professor Lyn Beazley kicked off proceedings with a welcome address. Pieter Vorster set the tone for an evening of data and diversity and Luke Edwards on the inception of Data Science Week hashtag#dsw19 - www.datascienceweek.org.

Dr Liz Dallimore expertly facilitated an informative panel discussion with Elsa Jordaan, Rimma Shafikova and Bruce Wright, all sharing their different journeys into data science and their views on addressing the STEM skills shortage.

One common theme was that to interest more people - and in particular women (and girls at school level) we need to recognise the importance of raising awareness of the multitude of problems Data Science can solve and the impact that can have to help community/society.

For anyone looking to get into Data Science, our panel have recommended the following resources:

👩🏽‍💻Source a Data Scientist Map and tackle each area of learning.
https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2019/01/learning-path-data-scientist-machine-learning-2019/

👩🏽‍💻Online courses such as:

https://www.fast.ai/
https://www.datacamp.com
https://www.udemy.com
https://www.coursera.org/

👩🏽‍💻Kaggle competitions - https://www.kaggle.com/competitions

👩🏽‍💻KDNuggets - https://www.kdnuggets.com/

👩🏽‍💻Data Science Central - https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville

🤝29th June- Women in Machine Learning Workshop - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-in-machine-learning-workshop-by-perth-machine-learning-group-tickets-60696984314

Also, keep an eye out for courses to be released by the WA Data Science Innovation Hub.
https://research.curtin.edu.au/projects-expertise/institutes-centres/wa-data-science-innovation-hub/

Thank you to all that joined us on the evening. We hope you had fun and heard something or saw/met someone that inspired you!