Skilled data scientists are in great demand on the European job market currently and PhDs with analytical backgrounds make excellent data scientists.
This five week workshop will train analytical PhDs and scientists in the commercial tools and techniques needed to be hired into data science roles. The aim of the workshop is to create a pipeline of high quality, commercial data science talent.
We believe in learning by doing.
The main coursework will be to complete a real life big data problem supplied by our sponsor companies. The project, which will run in parallel throughout the five weeks, will be solved in teams of 3-4 and should take approximately 3.5 weeks of full time work.
Through the project you will get specific in-depth knowledge and skills on a particular big data topic. Additionally, to give you a breadth of knowledge, the curriculum is supplemented with approximately 30 hours of lectures and exercises in a range of data and software topics as well as professional development and business skills.
The program lasts for approximately five weeks, with lectures and exercises all in the first week and a half, followed by project work. The projects will be presented by the team at the end of the five weeks. Week four will also see a one-day job fair introducing companies interested in hiring in this sector. Expect an intense but exciting experience.
The following minimum criteria will be required for interested applicants:
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Want to know who and what the thinking is behind S2DS? Together with two of our 2014 partners KPMG and Growth Intelligence we have produced a short video which hopefully answers some of your questions.
Sponsorship at different levels is possible, either as a full sponsor for the whole workshop, or as a job fair participant. Sponsorship typically involves supplying a data science project for the students to work on, as well as financial support for the running of the school.
The one day job fair will be held in the last week of the workshop and participating companies will be given the opportunity to present their business and job opportunities to the participants at special stands.
If you are interested in sponsorship please contact us.
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