[2023.03] Data Umbrella Newsletter: March
We organize data science events for the community.
Data Umbrella is a non-profit global community for underrepresented persons in data science. We organize online data science events for the community. All levels are welcome. Our Code of Conduct applies to all of our spaces.
PyMC LATAM (ONLINE) Open Source Sprint (March 30, 2023)
Data Umbrella & PyMC are organizing an open source contributing session. This is a beginner-friendly session. This event is focused on the Latin America region.
To take part in the upcoming Open Source Working Sessions, please:
Complete the registration form:
Spanish: needs to be translated
Portuguese: needs to be translated (email us if you can help us translate email@example.com)
RSVP to the PyMC LATAM Meetup event
Call for Translators: PyMC-Data Umbrella Sprint
If you are available on the event day to be a translator for Spanish or Portuguese, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org). To contribute to the website translations, see Language Translations instructions. Help us help the community in eliminating language barriers in Open Source.
Interview with Tiffany Dedeaux, a Career Coach
Meet Tiffany Dedeaux, a data science and tech career coach. Learn more about her journey into coaching and how she may support your professional journey and help you navigate your career path.
Call for Contributors
There are various ways to get involved in open source and community. Here are some projects, at all different levels. Contact us if you would like to contribute to any of these projects.
Call for Speakers
We are looking for speakers on the following topics. If you or someone you know can speak on these topics, please email us: email@example.com
Open Source Literacy (history, challenges, education or other related topics)
How to Debug in Python
Data Umbrella Impact
Would you like to share an impact that Data Umbrella events and resources have had in your data journey? Send it to us (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will feature it on our Impact Page.
Upcoming Events (free & online webinars)
What is a Sales Engineer?
Mar 7, 2023
This webinar covers what a Sales Engineer does including skills and certifications needed. A day in the life of a Sales Engineer and how to become one.
MLOps: from Concept to Product
Mar 21, 2023
Finding ways to use your data to solve a problem is a great step, which needs to activate a process that allows moving from a Proof of Concept (POC) to a feature or product. Products are meant to be used (obviously) by users who have expectations about their performance, reliability and usability. This process is guided by MLOps practices. In this talk, we will explore what that really means and how you could start applying these practices in real-world scenarios.
In case you missed our recent events, the videos have been posted. Subscribe to our Data Umbrella YouTube to receive notifications when the videos premiere.
Google Summer of Code (GSOC) Experience
Google Summer of Code (GSOC) is a program Google Summer of Code is a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development. GSoC Contributors work with an open source organization on a 12+ week programming project under the guidance of mentors. GSOC 2023 application begins in January 2023. In this panel discussion, we speak with several GSOC alumni of the PyMC project to learn of their experiences including the application process, mentorship experience and post-GSOC open source participation.
Bayesian Data Analysis with BRMS
In this webinar Mitzi Morris shows how you can quickly build robust models for data analysis and prediction using BRMS. After a brief overview of the the advantages and limitations of BRMS and a quick review of multi-level regression. We will work through an R-markdown notebook together, to see how to fit, visualize, and test the goodness of the model and resulting estimates.
This event was co-organized with R-Ladies New York City.
How You (yes, you!) Can Contribute to Pandas
If you work with data, you've probably used pandas. You may even have come across some parts of it which you didn't like, which didn't work as expected, or which were poorly documented. In this talk you'll learn about how you can help improve pandas, and boost your portfolio in the process.
Data Umbrella Resources
Visit our blog site: blog.dataumbrella.org, and see articles written by our community members on their experience in recent sprints.
We have a Job Board. You can: post jobs (for free), search jobs, subscribe to a weekly update to see postings.
Our Data Umbrella YouTube is growing! Subscribe to our channel to receive notifications of when our event videos are posted.
Accessibility Update: Closed Captioning
Our webinars have closed captioning available! This feature makes our live events more accessible to those with hearing needs and for folks in general who like to see the transcript live during presentation to fully process information.
Connect with Us
Meetup: Data Umbrella & Data Umbrella Africa (*upcoming events*)
YouTube (*past recorded talks*)