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Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists
- Make Data Make Sense
I've never heard of it before
Why aren’t you a member of
I am, actually
Only just discovered data sense
Because I don't kn...
Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists
- Make Data Make Sense
Are you a student who’s interested in Data Science?
Sign up at MakeDataSense.ca to become a member (free!)
In fact, use th...
The City of Vancouver Business Licence Dataset
• 1997 to 2015 - all business licences issued in
Greater Vancouver
• 13 MB ...
The City of Vancouver Business Licence Dataset
1. What is the average life span of a particular business/
business type / industry?
– How long do businesses usually stay...
1. What is the average life span of a particular business/
business type / industry?
– How long do businesses usually stay...
Some example questions (feel free to branch out!)
1. What is the average life span of a particular business/
business type...
Submission Format and Deadline
• Work in groups of 1-3 people
• Maximum 5 figures and 500 words
– Report in HTML or PDF fo...
Submission Format and Deadline
• Work in groups of 1-3 people
• Maximum 5 figures and 500 words
– Report in HTML or PDF fo...
Top 8 “power-pitch”
• Top 8 submissions will be selected to give a 5-minute “pitch”
on November 25 at 6:00 pm
– If you are...
Top 8 “power-pitch”
• Top 8 submissions will be selected to give a 5-minute “pitch”
on November 25 at 6:00 pm
– If you are...
Why should you even care?
• Top 3 teams get free entry to SportsHack –
thanks IBM!
• City of Vancouver potentially awardin...
Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists
- Make Data Make Sense
Go here to learn more about and access
the data:
MakeDataSense.ca/VanData
DataSense Competition with City of Vancouver
DataSense Competition with City of Vancouver
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DataSense Competition with City of Vancouver

  1. 1. Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists - Make Data Make Sense
  2. 2. I've never heard of it before Why aren’t you a member of I am, actually Only just discovered data sense Because I don't know what is it I think I am… I am a DataSense Member, but no e-mail
  3. 3. Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists - Make Data Make Sense
  4. 4. Are you a student who’s interested in Data Science? Sign up at MakeDataSense.ca to become a member (free!) In fact, use the typical membership fee you would have spent for typical clubs to buy yourself a cup of coffee – think of it as our treat! Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists - Make Data Make Sense
  5. 5. The City of Vancouver Business Licence Dataset • 1997 to 2015 - all business licences issued in Greater Vancouver • 13 MB per year, 250 MB in total • 24 Columns • 60,000 entries per year (wow!)
  6. 6. The City of Vancouver Business Licence Dataset
  7. 7. 1. What is the average life span of a particular business/ business type / industry? – How long do businesses usually stay open? Does it vary by local areas? • Hint: track by Business Name and Address attributes Some example questions (feel free to branch out!)
  8. 8. 1. What is the average life span of a particular business/ business type / industry? – How long do businesses usually stay open? Does it vary by local areas? • Hint: track by Business Name and Address attributes 2. What are the trends in businesses? – eg. Does Vancouver have more small businesses over time? – Do these trends correlate with the change in characteristics of a particular city area(s)? Some example questions (feel free to branch out!)
  9. 9. Some example questions (feel free to branch out!) 1. What is the average life span of a particular business/ business type / industry? – How long do businesses usually stay open? Does it vary by local areas? • Hint: track by Business Name and Address attributes 2. What are the trends in businesses? – eg. Does Vancouver have more small businesses over time? – Do these trends correlate with the change in characteristics of a particular city area(s)? 3. Is business type X more popular in a particular neighbourhood?
  10. 10. Submission Format and Deadline • Work in groups of 1-3 people • Maximum 5 figures and 500 words – Report in HTML or PDF format
  11. 11. Submission Format and Deadline • Work in groups of 1-3 people • Maximum 5 figures and 500 words – Report in HTML or PDF format • Deadline for submissions is November 23rd at 8:00 pm • E-mail your submission to hello@makedatasense.ca with the following subject: – "DataSense VanData Competition“ and your team name
  12. 12. Top 8 “power-pitch” • Top 8 submissions will be selected to give a 5-minute “pitch” on November 25 at 6:00 pm – If you are selected as the top 8, you must provide the full documentation for how you got your results • That means reproducible code or full write-up of whatever software you used
  13. 13. Top 8 “power-pitch” • Top 8 submissions will be selected to give a 5-minute “pitch” on November 25 at 6:00 pm – If you are selected as the top 8, you must provide the full documentation for how you got your results • That means reproducible code or full write-up of whatever software you used • Judges select top 3 submissions: – Antonio Cangiano, IBM – Polong Lin, IBM – Dr. Hasan Cavusoglu, Sauder School of Business – Val Cheung, City of Vancouver
  14. 14. Why should you even care? • Top 3 teams get free entry to SportsHack – thanks IBM! • City of Vancouver potentially awarding other prizes • INFOX Consulting (data science recruiters) will be on-site to mock interview outstanding students
  15. 15. Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists - Make Data Make Sense
  16. 16. Go here to learn more about and access the data: MakeDataSense.ca/VanData

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