What does your data science or software team do to prioritize learning? How are new team members on-boarded? Is your team incurring hidden costs to productivity because figuring out how things work takes longer than it could? The answers to questions like these define a team's learning culture.
This roundtable discussion will consist of a short introduction followed by guided group discussions on learning cultures in our workplaces. We will reflect on our experiences and come up with tangible things we can do to improve the learning cultures we are a part of.
Advanced preparation is optional, but you might consider: - Reading "It's Like Coding in the Dark: The need for learning cultures within coding teams" by Catherine Hicks, https://www.catharsisinsight.com/_files/ugd/fce7f8_ba59e7aef3604140a4284c1714b3d18a.pdf - Preparing stories from your education and career that show good and bad examples of learning cultures. Think of times when you have felt supported, safe, or celebrated during learning. Think of times when you have felt imposter syndrome (i.e. feeling like you don't belong), reputation threat (i.e. not wanting to appear stupid), or loneliness during learning.
Important!: To attend this event in-person, you must fill out our registration form with your name and email address by noon the day before the event. This is a requirement of our hosts at Northeastern University. Building security will not let in people whose names do not appear on the registration list. RSVPing through this event page is not enough. Your registration information will be shared with event organizers, staff at the venue, and third-party tools used by the venue to manage visitors.
Online participation link will be released on the day of.
6:00PM Virtual doors are open, feel free to mingle
6:30PM Introductory presentation
6:45PM Roundtable discussion
Discussions about this meetup also happen on Discord. Go here to join the #data-science channel.
A meetup for people who want to LEARN Data Science as a group. Taking online courses together. Reading books together. Etc. Also with some hands-on workshops taught by 'experts'. It's also a place where you can ask others questions and for help.