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Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists

- Make Data Make Sense

Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data ScientistsAre you interested in Data Science?Sign up at MakeDataSense.ca to become a member (free!)

- Make Data Make Sense

In fact, use the membership fee you would have spent for other clubs to buy yourself a cup of coffee think of it as our treat!

Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists

- Make Data Make Sense

www.meetup.com/BDU-Vancouver

Your Objective

Sustainable Development Goal #8.1: 7% annual GDP growth for the least developed countries (LDCs)

Produce a set of recommendations to the United Nations that describes the main factor(s) holding back GDP growth in LDCs, and what the UN should do in response to increase GDP growth

Guiding questions

How well do different economic indicators correlate with GDP growth? Which indicator(s) correlate the best?

Guiding questions

How well do different economic indicators correlate with GDP growth? Which indicator(s) correlate the best?If nothing is done about your identified indicator(s), what will happen to the GDP growth?If we do nothing, will things get worse?

Guiding questions

How well do different economic indicators correlate with GDP growth? Which indicator(s) correlate the best?If nothing is done about your identified indicator(s), what will happen to the GDP growth?If we do nothing, will things get worse?How many LDCs will your policy be applicable to? (not all countries are affected by the same things)If there are outliers, why might they be outliers?

Submission details

Compete in two categories: Undergraduates only (currently completing degree)Open categoryDue March 13, 2016 @ midnight online well have a system set up soonHTML or PDF format (no word documents!)100 word executive summaryRoughly 500-1000 wordsRoughly 5-10 figures

Final presentation details

Top 3 in each category (6 teams) invited to present on the finals March 17th @ 6pm5 minute power-pitchJudgesAntonio, IBM Software DeveloperMegan, Mobify Data ScientistDr. Harry Joe, UBC Statistics more to come

Prizes

1st Place Undergraduate Team and 1st Place Open Category:copies ofAdvanced Analytics with Sparkfor all team members (provided by BDU),as well as ONE of the following prize packages :Quandl Prize Package - featured blog post onquandl.comand interview for summer internshipIBM Big Data University - featured blog post onbigdatauniversity.com

Prizes

1st Place Undergraduate Team in addition, 1st Place Undergraduate Team will

Be invited to publish their results - IONA Undergraduate Economics Journal(maybe) interview for summer machine learning research internship

More prizes maybe

March 7th Mentored working session

Struggling with something? Want some fresh opinions? Need a good place to work? Cant resist urge to procrastinate? Enjoy free pizza?

Judges will be hovering around helping people!

Walkthrough the available data and brief Data Science BootcampMain data sources:Quandl.comdatacatalog.worldbank.org

The (data) scientific method

More learning resources

Introductory data sciencehttp://bigdatauniversity.com/https://stat545-ubc.github.io/

March 7th Mentored working session

Struggling with something? Want some fresh opinions? Need a good place to work? Cant resist urge to procrastinate? Enjoy free pizza?

Judges will be hovering around helping people!

Reserve your pizza at makedatasense.ca/freepizza

Who won our previous competition?

Who won our previous competition?

makedatasense.ca/econinfoAccess these set of slides