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ODI HQ Data Science Training

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

Date: -

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 the ODI created the 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 andvisualise 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.

Spaces are limited to 24.

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

Full price (after 25 March) - £450 +VAT

To book your place, please email Kathryn at  

*Please note: If there is not enough interest in this event, it will have to be cancelled*