Science to Data Science – August 2015

Skilled data scientists are in great demand on the European job market currently and PhDs with analytical backgrounds make excellent data scientists.

This five week workshop trains analytical PhDs and scientists in the commercial tools and techniques needed to be hired into data science roles. The aim of the workshop is to create a pipeline of high quality, commercial data science talent.

The main coursework will be to complete a real life big data problem supplied by our sponsor companies. The project, which will run in parallel throughout the five weeks, will be solved in teams of 3-4 and should take approximately 4 weeks of full time work.

Through the project you will get specific in-depth knowledge and skills on a particular big data topic. Additionally, to give you a breadth of knowledge, the curriculum is supplemented with approximately 30 hours of lectures and exercises in a range of data and software topics as well as professional development and business skills.

The program lasts for approximately five weeks, with lectures and exercises running in parallel to the project work. The projects will be presented by the team at the end of the five weeks. Week four will also see a one-day networking event, introducing companies interested in hiring in this sector. Expect an intense but exciting experience.

For more information and to apply, please go to http://www.s2ds.org/

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