Winter Of Data 2019

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INTRODUCTION

An 8-week global program focused on bringing more women and enbies into data science. Womxn take free online coding courses and work in teams on programming challenges. Gold memberships (paid) provide Mentoring, Certificate and Support, and a whole year of access to #SummerOfCode and #WinterOfData courses. VIP memberships (paid) offer 1-on-1 and group coaching on top of Gold benefits and lifetime access.

Where: Online, Worldwide – published at https://1millionwomentotech.com/winter-of-data-2019
When: Jan 14 – Apr 7, 2019
Who: 9,000+ women and still counting

ORIENTATION WEBINAR

WHAT YOU NEED

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FREE COURSE AND FREE DATATHON

Daily Data: 69 short 2-min videos introducing a basic Probability and Statistics concept.

The first lecture of each of the week-long courses are free, as well as the Topic 6 course.

See the course menu below:

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MEMBERSHIPS

DIY, Gold, VIP are the three levels of Individual Memberships.

1 Woman To Tech Circle, 1 Thousand Women To Tech Circle, and 1 Million Women To Tech Circle are Organizational Memberships (coming soon).

HOW MUCH TIME YOU NEED

You decide how little or how much time you wish to spend. Most women will fall into one of three self-chosen categories:

Which one are You?

HOW IT WORKS

Daily Data is open to everyone and is free. It will be simulcast on the 1 Million Women To Tech Facebook Page and on the 1 Million Women To Tech YouTube channel, Mondays through Fridays from 6:00-6:02 AM Pacific Time.

Datathons are open to everyone, and are free.

The courses are ran every other week Mondays through Fridays 6:15-7:00 AM Pacific Time via Zoom Webinar (you will need the free Zoom client and account) with the first course starting on January 15, 2019.

  • Topics 1 – 3 are for Gold Members and above
  • Topics 4 – 5 are for VIP Members
  • Topic 6 is a Surprise and will be revealed, and will be open to everyone including VIP Members, Gold Members, and DIYers.

The Monday lectures for all Topics will be free and open to everyone and will remain open to give a taste for the course to anyone who joins later.

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Python track

In general Python is used in Data Science, it is also a great teaching language. Following the ‘tradition’ of the #SummerOfCode the coding examples will be done in Jupyter Notebook. You can use the basic Python interpreter you get in Jupyter to do all the exercises. We recommend installing Jupyter Notebook via Anaconda, which includes Python.

JavaScript track

For those who are either from, or more interested in, a web application development career – and I personally think the barrier to entry is the lowest with JavaScript and therefore the shortest way for career changers into the industry – we will be also using iJavascript the JS kernel for Jupyter Notebook. We recommend installing Jupyter Notebook via Anaconda. Besides being the language of the web, both a front and back-end language, data visualization in JS is interactive, unlike with Python. If you are unsure which track to do, choose this one. (Disclaimer: the installation is a bit harder though to be honest.)

Java track – experimental

As many large enterprises are using Java, if you prefer to do any of your homework in Java, we will accept that. This is unsupported but you are welcome to experiment with various Java kernels for Jupyter.

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CONDITIONS

  • Learners and Earners must be women or non-binary, we reserve the right to turn away anyone we cannot confirm or find it difficult to
  • Abide by the Community Rules, Zero Tolerance Non-Harrassment Policy, No-Unapproved Cross Promotion Policy

CALENDAR

Sun, Jan 13Orientation and Kickoff Webinar
Week 1: Jan 14 - 18Course: Topic 1 - Exploratory data analysis
Week 2: Jan 21 - 25Datathon
Week 3: Jan 28 - Feb 1Course: Topic 2- Descriptive statistics
Week 4: Feb 4 - 8Datathon
Week 5: Feb 11 - 15 Course: Topic 3 - Estimation
Week 6: Feb 18 - 22Datahon
Week 7 : Feb 25 - Mar 1Course: Topic 4 - Hypothesis testing
Week 8: Mar 4 - 8
March 8: International Women's Day Webinar
Datathon
Fri March 8: International Women's DaySpecial Giveaways
Week 9: Mar 11 - 15Course: Topic 5 - Design of experiments
Week 10: Mar 18 - 22Datathon
Week 11: Mar 25 - 29Course: Topic 6 - Surprise
Tue Apr 2Final Datathon writeups, visualizations, and code due.
Sun Apr 7Celebration & Prizes Webinar at the end of which Summer Of Code 2019 Pre-Registrations OPEN

Here is a Google Calendar to which you can subscribe and which is kept up-to-date if anything changes.

FAQ

Glad you asked! You will find the Winter Of Data FAQ here. please post your questions there and we will add them!

There is also a Top Secret Handbook (Psst don’t tell anyone. Seriously. It’s a secret.) in the making.

DATATHONS

What is a datathon? It’s the combination of data and a hackathon. 😉

Call for Sponsors: Does your company have an interesting data set that can be made public? Want more eyes, hands, and CPUs/GPUs crunching numbers? Would you like to host a hackathon, data challenge, competition or idea generation? Would you like to hire amazing female engineers and data scientists? Sponsor one of the weeks and 1 Million Women To Tech will host your Datathon.

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DIY COURSES

Free

69 short 2-min videos introducing basic definitions and fun quirks of Probability and Statistics. Learn the "vocabulary" or data with these easy, fun, and sometimes challenging videos. Bonus: riddles and exercises that can lead you to a surprise 😉

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69 short 2-min videos introducing basic definitions and fun quirks of Probability and Statistics. Learn the "vocabulary" or data with these easy, fun, and sometimes challenging videos. Bonus: riddles and exercises that can lead you to a surprise 😉

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GOLD COURSES

Everything in DIY plus these premium courses.

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This is an onboarding course for Gold Members. Warm welcome! We noticed that some Gold Members don't realize the full power their Gold status gives them. This is a playful course that goes through the most common questions and misunderstandings. Once you complete it you will receive the Gold Onboarding badge and can proudly show it on your profile 😉

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Syllabus Measurement and measurement errors Statistical models Measuring a single variable Measuring relationships between variables (how does Y change if we modify X) Lead versus lag measures: using easily measurable variables to forecast others Evaluating forecasting models

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Syllabus Types of data - categorical, ordinal, numerical Describing the properties of data Summarizing the main properties of your dataset Dates and Times Monday Jan 28 - Friday Feb 1, 2019 every weekday from 6:15 to 7:00 AM

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Syllabus: How to find and import interesting data sets; “Data wrangling” - cleaning and transforming data to make them more usable; Exploring a dataset and finding out what is interesting about it; Visualizing data for better understanding and communication

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VIP COURSES

Everything in DIY and Gold plus these exclusive courses.

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Syllabus How to find and import interesting data sets “Data wrangling” - cleaning and transforming data to make them more usable Exploring a dataset and finding out what is interesting about it Visualizing data for better understanding and communication Dates and Times Monday Jan 15 - Friday Jan 19, 2019 every weekday from 6:15 to 7:00 AM

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Syllabus How to find and import interesting data sets “Data wrangling” - cleaning and transforming data to make them more usable Exploring a dataset and finding out what is interesting about it Visualizing data for better understanding and communication Dates and Times Monday Jan 15 - Friday Jan 19, 2019 every weekday from 6:15 to 7:00 AM

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