This is an info session to help you explore data jobs in the industry and learn more about the opportunities/resources out there. Speakers will be discussing possible career paths, what a typical workday would look like, and share suggestions on how to get started. No experience is required to attend!
*Please make sure to leave time before the start of the session for registration
Here is the tentative agenda:
What is a Data Scientist? Business Intelligence/Data Analyst? How about a Data Engineer or Machine Learning Engineer? - Learn about the differences and similarities between these careers, what they do, and the required skills
What are the possible career paths in data?
What does a workday look like?
Should I pursue a career in data?
Tips for getting started
Learn More: If you are interested in a career in data, WeCloudData has a variety of courses that can help further your knowledge and skills. Visit the link below to learn more about how WeCloudData can help you advance your career and achieve your goals!
Speakers: Adnan Rahman, Sonia Chhay, Adam Xing, and Eric Zheng
Adnan Rahman, Data Analyst/Program Manager at WeCloudData Adnan combines his diverse professional background and personal drive to bridge the gap between people and data towards a more informed world. He graduated with a dual bachelor's degree in Software Engineering and a post-graduate certificate in Business Analytics, and has worked in multiple analytical and software engineering roles in South East Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Being a firm believer in the potential of people, Adnan strives to affirm the unseen strengths in people and enable opportunities to evolve and grow.
Sonia Chhay, Data Science Program Manager at WeCloudData Sonia is a Data Science program manager at WeCloudData, a Toronto-based data education and career service provider. She graduated with a double major in Statistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto and worked as a teaching assistant previously. At WeCloudData, she works closely with the faculty to deliver a smooth learning experience for students and oversees student development. Sonia is passionate about leveraging data to inform her decision-making and teaching individuals how they can strengthen their careers in data.
Eric Zheng, Data Engineer/Program Manager at WeCloudData Eric is a Data Engineer at Nielsen, the industry leader in global measurement and data analytics based in Chicago. He has a master's degree in Logistics Engineering and has more than 15 years of experience in the IT and data industries. At Nielsen, his work is mostly about building data architecture and pipelines, establishing data models for various business usages and measurements. He works closely with Data Science and Business Intelligence teams to create robust and agile data solutions for global retail giants.
Sponsorship: Manning Publications This event is sponsored by Manning Publications. Visit manning.com and use code "weclouddata39" to receive a 39% discount on your next purchase. This discount code is eligible for all books and items sitewide.
Let's get together and enjoy the fun from treasure hunting in massive real-world datasets. WeCloudData offers free Data Science, Data Engineering, and Machine Learning workshops delivered by experienced data scientists from Google, Amazon, BlackBerry, Equifax, BMO, RBC, Scotiabank and TD to help you jump start on interesting and meaningful projects. Happy big data mining!
Organization Contact Information
Vancouver Data Science and Big Data Meetup BC Canada