Melbourne Data Science Week - 24-27th Sept 2018
melbourne data science week
Hackers Helping Melbourne Symposium
9 Tutorials
Datathon Pitches
1.8 billlion MYKI records
24th - 27th Sept 2018
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Educational Talks
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Melbourne Data Science Week 2018

Data Science Melbourne (DSM) is now the 5th largest data science community in the world, behind Silicon Valley, New York, Washington DC and Toronto. This year we are putting on events to continue building this community whilst hopefully helping the citiy’s transport network and creating a meeting point for employers and potential employees. 
  For those who want hands on Data Science training there will be 9 full day tutorials on Mon, Tue & Thu @ KPMG.
 On Wednesday we will have a full day ‘Hackers Helping Melbourne Symposium’ @ nab arena. The theme of the day is two fold:
  • Helping those transitioning into data science with advisory talks, and the opportunity to put themselves in the shop window by presenting their work
  • Pitch day for the 2018 Melbourne Datathon (the World’s Biggest*). Over 190 teams have had 2 months to analyse the MYKI data and will present their findings
The Symposium will be of interest to many including but not limited to;
  • participantssee what others discovered in the data
  • recruiterswe have a student team only section
  • job seekersthe ultimate networking event. Companies including KPMG, iSelect & ANZ will be there looking for talent
  • companies after consultants – over 40 corporate teams entered
  • governmentsee what can be achieved by releasing data to enthusiastic data scientists
If you want the opportunity to take on any of the contestants seeking employment or internships, then please fill out this form
Melbourne Data Science week and the Melbourne Datathon are co-ordinated by the DSM meetup group  for the community. The cost of this event is kept low thanks to the fantastic support we receive and any proceeds will be used to help continue organising events.
We thank everyone for their support and hope you enjoy the week.
 *83.6% of statistics are just made up.





Meet the Speakers

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Eugene Dubossarsky

Scott Wilson

Borislav Savkovic

Felicity Splatt

Megan Vassarotti

Sally Grove

Meet the judges


Kelly Ke

Megan Vassarotti

Sally Grove

Meet the Tutors

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Emily Edgeley

Kaushik Lakshman

Phil Brierley

Eugene Dubossarsky

Paul Hodge

Zhen He

Elena Sanina

George Athanasopoulos

Theo Voronov

Stephanie Kovalchik

Melbourne Data Science Week at a Glance

24th – 27th Sept 2017


Mon / Tue  / Thu:  Tutorials @KPMG

Mon 24th SeptGetting Started with Deep LearningZhen He
Presenting Skills MasterclassEmily Edgeley
Sports Analytics with R* (AM)Stephanie Kovalchick
How Algorithms Work (PM)
Phil Brierley
Tue 25th SeptForecasting with R George Athanasopoulos
Elena Sanina
Introduction to Machine Learning with REugene Dubossarsky
The Art of Effective Data VisualisationPaul Hodge
Wed 26th SeptHackers Helping Melbourne Symposium
Thu 27th SeptIntroduction to Data Analysis in RKaushik Lakshman
Introduction to PythonTheo Voronov
Fri 28th SeptPublic Holiday
* Half day tutorial


Wednesday 26th September: Hackers Helping Melbourne Symposium @nab

Tentative Program – subject to change

Wed 26th Sept nab arena - 700 Bourke St, Melbourne
5:30+Drinks at Platform 28
8:40 - 9:25Keynote - Scott Wilson
Data Science, Dinosaurs and the Boardroom Table
9:30 - 9:55Felicity Splatt
Data Scientist Imposter Syndrome
10:00 - 10:25Eugene Dubossarsky
Interview Questions for Your Prospective Employer (Or Your Next Performance Review)
10:25 - 10:45Morning Tea (provided)
10:45 - 11:10Sally Grove
The career Advice You Didn’t Learn at School
11:15 - 11:40Borislav Savkovic
Connected vehicle, connected infrastructure and predictive analytics in the traffic/automotive space: data science on the IoT front line
11:45 - 12:10Megan Vassarotti
Open Data - releasing the value
12:10 - 12:55Lunch (provided)
Data2App videos will be shown
1:00 -2:30Melbourne Datathon Pitches
Student teams

2:30 - 2:50Afternoon Tea (provided)
2:50- 4:20Melbourne Datathon Pitches
4:20 - 4:30Break
4:30 - 5:00Datathon Presentations




Level 36, Tower Two Collins Square
727 Collins St

KPMG is located near the Collins St. entrance of Southern Cross Station. Get the lift in tower 2 to the reception on level 36


Hackers Helping Melbourne Symposium

Wed 26th Sept 2018- 8:00am onwards
nab Arena
700 Bourke St

The nab is on the walkway between Southern Cross Station and Etihad Stadium. For a map see here, or just scroll through the pictures below.

The Arena is on the ground level just opposite the cafe. The Hall is at the top of the escalator located in the foyer just outside the Arena.


Melbourne Data Science Week, The Melbourne Datathon and all the free events DSM put on would not be possible without the generous support of all our tutors, speakers, hosts, helpers and sponsors


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MeDaScIn – Melbourne Data Science Initiative

Organised by Phil Brierley and Data Science Melbourne