2nd February 2017 in London at CodeNode

This SkillsCast was filmed at Demystifying Data Science

We all know the description of the Data Scientist being “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”, but do you have a clear understanding of what Data Science actually is? Chiin and Alice Daish are at this month's LBAG to help us find the answer!

In this talk, Data Science practitioners Alice and Chiin will present experience-based insights that enable clarity about this undoubtedly red hot but nebulous trend, by sharing coherent definitions, frameworks, and facts that help clear up some of the key areas of confusion. They will outline their view of Data Science best-practices, common misconceptions, pitfalls, and practical tips for those looking to make a career transition. This talk will ultimately deliver awareness about the reality of the Data Science profession, and help demystify the hype.

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Demystifying Data Science

Chiin-Rui Tan

Chiin is the Head of Data Science at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, leading the establishment of a new data science capability. She has an Economics degree from the University of Cambridge, and interest in applied microeconomics topics. Founder & Co-Founder of R-Ladies London & Global, Chiin is a keen R evangelist and active promoter of computing to underrepresented minorities. Professional specialisms include data-centric leadership, econometrics, digital analytics, visualisation, data democratisation, and strategic insight.

Alice Daish

Alice Daish is the Data Scientist at The British Museum focusing on making the museum data-driven by 2018. Co-Founder of R- Ladies Global and mentor at R-Ladies London. Registered Scientist previously trained in ecology and quantitative biology. Interests include R and data science, datafication, data analysis, predictive modelling, data visualisation, data communication, gender diversity in STEM