The State of Data Science Education
About the Event
Data science is a rapidly evolving field. On the supply-side, educators and vocational training organizations are developing programs to meet burgeoning demand, but with very different ideas of what skills data scientists need. On the demand-side, employers are still learning about how to hire, retain and manage data scientists. As a result, a number of questions have emerged about data science education:
What skills should data scientists have? How do companies evaluate talent? Are data scientists creating value? Is data science education meeting the needs of companies? What's the future of data science education?
We've assembled a fantastic set of panelists from universities, vocational programs and companies to discuss these questions and many more. In addition, we are excited to have DJ Patil, the Chief Data Scientist of the United States, provide a special closing keynote.
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
11am - 2pm
George Washington University (map)
Funger Hall Room 108
Panels & Speakers
Panel - Data Science Educators
Academics, vocational programs, incubators and specialized recruiting firms will talk about the state of data science education and where it is going.
Panel - Date Science Employers
Employers from government, large established companies and start-ups will discuss the challenges in identifying and using data science talent.
Gideon Mann - Head of Data Science at Bloomberg
Marck Vaisman - Lead Associate, Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton
DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy
We are proud to the have the support of the following sponsors:
We expect a broad-based audience of data scientists, educators and employers. This event will be of interest to aspiring and professional data scientists who want to learn about the data science landscape from the perspective of both educators and employers.
Data science educators will hear from a variety of educators on the challenges and future of data science education, as well as from industry about the skills they are looking for in recent graduates.
Data science employers will hear from leading organizations about the challenges and best practices in hiring, as well as from educational institutions about how they are rising to meet the needs of industry.
Speaker & Sponsor Opportunities
The State of Data Science Education event will be the first event bringing together educators and employers to talk about the present and future of data science education. Given the ever-increasing need for data scientists, this will be an exciting opportunity to be part of the conversation and get exposure for your insights. Please contact us at DIDC@datacommunitydc.org if you’re interesting in participating as a panelist, speaker or sponsor.