How to build a #datascience & #bigdata community powered by a data4good project like #datakind

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How we build and grew a community for datascientist and big data experts in Belgium using one common objective: doing data for good. …

How we build and grew a community for datascientist and big data experts in Belgium using one common objective: doing data for good.

Data for Good is at the core of our community for 3 main reasons:
- We are passionate by the power of data and the social impact it can have
- We want to learn by mixing our skills around concrete projects
- We have a common goal driving positive energies and creating networking opportunities

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  • 1. Building a community powered by a Data4Good project.
  • 2. @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | @datakind | pvanimpe@gmail.com Why we do it How we do it WIIFY Brussels Data Science Community:
  • 3. Why ?
  • 4. © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |4 (R)Evolutionary step …
  • 5. About data scientists Rising alongside the relatively new technology of big data is the new job title data scientist. While not tied exclusively to big data projects, the data scientist role does complement them because of the increased breadth and depth of data being examined, as compared to traditional roles. Lots of promises to revolutionize … © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 6. Is it just another © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 7. Big data is more than just the data itself. It is a combination of factors that require a new way of collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and sharing data. “Big data in general is defined as high volume, velocity and variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making.” “Big Data Is Right-Time Business Insight and Decision Making At Extreme Scale” Nope, not a 7© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 8. Big Data Analytics Data Science It does require a Complex Skillset © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 9. and even more technical skills … 9© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 10. And on top of that Also business skills ! 10© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 11. No surprise, Experts are hard to find 11© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 12. And if you find one … 12© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 13. 13 Teamwork is the answer © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 14. 14 Go for it, it is worth doing the effort © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 15. because Big Data is here to stay There is no DataScience without Big Data 15© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 16. But know that companies are not ready yet to become Data Driven, you will have to be patient.. 16© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 17. How ?
  • 18. Learn Network Have Fun Our first desire was to get organised to face these challenges … Professionals Academic Government Business 18 All working on a noble cause. © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 19. … in a Data Driven Community 19© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 20. … and start sharing
  • 21. monthly Meetups: Linkedin group: Twitter: @datasciencebe … and sharing 21© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 22. Sign up for our Newsletters: Weekly Paper.li:Monthly Newsletter: … and sharing 22© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 23. Our members wanted more More …
  • 24. …they want to learn to work together | May 27th 2014 | Datascience & Analytics | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | 24 24 … preferably on a noble cause
  • 25. Brussels – Springboard for Europe Supporting presentation for Conference call with DataKind @datasciencebe | Brussels Data Science Community 25 DataKind™ brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations through a comprehensive, collaborative approach that leads to shared insights, greater understanding, and positive action through data in the service of humanity. We believe that improving the quality of, access to, and understanding of data in the social sector will lead to better decision-making and greater social impact.
  • 26. Brussels Data Science Community … data scientists with a conscience Join us if you are: • A business or NGO with data you don’t know how to use • An academic in search of challenging projects • A professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological innovation & positive social change We are: DataScience, BigData, Analytics Networking organisation based in Brussels Permanent education & learning centre for data related topics We learn by doing and do data projects for Good Independent & certainly not commercial, we do it for Fun We are non-profit, academic and business oriented We are open to all data related meetup groups and cooperate with them 26 © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 27. Some DataScience Projects … Orange D4D challenge open data challenge led by global telco, in partnership with MIT & University of Louvain (UCL). IF YOU "LIKE" WILL YOU BUY?, A WCAI Research Opportunity Sponsored by a Multinational FMCG Company 27 © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 28. Invest in Brussels 28 Examples of datakind projects: http://www.datakind.org/projects/ 28© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 29. WIIFY ?
  • 30. Where do you fit in … why should you join ? What will bigdata.be add to our existing Data for Good initiative? Extend our impact: a bigger team, bigger & global projects Access to a bigger network composed of technical rockstars Broaden our technical ability Branding & exposure will speed up our growth, bigger projects with NGO’s 30 Data for Good is at the core of our community for 3 main reasons: • We are passionate by the power of data and the social impact it can have • We want to learn by mixing our skills around concrete projects • We have a common goal driving positive energies and creating networking opportunities 30© DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 31. Agenda & events : June 7& 8 DataDive in London hosted by Datakind http://www.datakind.org/blog/datakind-uk-four-fantastic-causes/ June 19th DataScience Meet-up - Data4Good http://www.meetup.com/Brussels-Data-Science-Community-Meetup/events/174866782/ July 17th DataScience Meet-up - HR http://www.meetup.com/Brussels-Data-Science-Community-Meetup/ Sept. 18th DataScience Meet-up - Customer Intelligence http://www.meetup.com/Brussels-Data-Science-Community-Meetup 31 Initiatives ready to be lauched : Summer Datadive on NGO data in Brussels Fall Permanent education track © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |
  • 32. 32 Thank You © DataSciencebe | May 2014 | @pvanimpe | @datasciencebe | Data for Good initiative, Belgium | #Bigdata |