After two successful rounds in 2014, I’m helping put on another round of the Community Data Science Workshops. Last year, our 40+ volunteer mentorss taught more than 150 absolute beginners the basics of programming in Python, data collection from web APIs, and tools for data analysis and visualization and we’re still in the process of improving our curriculum and scaling up.
Once again, the workshops will be totally free of charge and open to anybody. Once again, they will be possible through the generous participation of a small army of volunteer mentors.
We’ll be meeting for four sessions over three weekends:
- Setup and Programming Tutorial (April 10 evening)
- Introduction to Programming (April 11)
- Importing Data from web APIs (April 25)
- Data Analysis and Visualization (May 9)
If you’re interested in attending, or interested in volunteering as mentor, you can go to the information and registration page for the current round of workshops and sign up before April 3rd.