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EDSA Plenary 2017

EDSA Partners met this week in Paris to discuss plans for the final stages of the project. The meeting, organised by Jean-Louis Liévin, President of ideXlab, considered new iterations of our skills Demand Analysis Dashboard, curriculum developments, progress on our Courses Portal, upcoming Machine Learning Bootcamps, and future directions of the project. The EDSA was […]


Machine Learning for Data Scientists – London Bootcamp

Our summer series of Machine Learning for Data Science Bootcamps got off to a flying start this week at the Open Data Institute in London. The Bootcamp, organised by Ali Syed at Persontyle and led by Mike Ashcroft, Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence at Uppsala University, covered key machine learning pre-processing and modelling processes in depth. […]


TU Eindhoven’s new Data Science MOOC

TU Eindhoven’s new Data Science MOOC, Introduction to Process Mining with ProM, starts on 10 July. The EDSA-endorsed MOOC, Introduction to Process Mining with ProM, is now open for registration on FutureLearn. Led by Joos Buijs, assistant professor at the Data Science Center, Eindhoven University of Technology, this free online course will give you an overview […]


Upcoming Data Science Meetups (& Bootcamps)

  New and experienced data scientists are meeting up all over Europe. As well as discovering and taking courses listed in our Course Portal, data scientists find that Meetups are a great, informal way to share, improve, and gain new skills. Here we list some interesting upcoming events including details of our Machine Learning Bootcamps. Date Title Location […]


EDSA Machine Learning Bootcamps

This summer we’re taking a road trip across the EU and are running Machine Learning Bootcamps with our partners at various locations. Our partners at Persontyle have arranged venues and we’ll update this page as they’re announced. Subscribe to our  mailing list and newsletter, follow us on Twitter and bookmark this page to keep up to date with announcements. Date […]


Focus on Data Science Meetups

  Data Science Meetups are springing up all over Europe. As well as discovering and taking courses listed in our Course Portal, Data Scientists find that Meetups are a great, informal way to share, improve, and gain new skills. In the past 12 months, people have been setting up Data Science Meetups at an increasing rate, […]


EDSA at the Open Education Global conference

The Open Education Global conference took place last week in the beautiful city of Cape Town. The European Data Science Academy was represented by Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK). Alexander presented a paper describing the project’s approach in using open courseware in order to bridge the Data Science skills gap across Europe. The European Data […]


Smart Cities: New MOOC launched by the Open University

The Open University has just launched the FutureLearn MOOC Smart Cities. This free online course will help learners navigate their own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. Learners will hear from smart city innovators and entrepreneurs, city leaders, communities and business, connecting with learners from around the world to reflect on issues facing smart cities […]


Data Skills Matter: The Network of Big Data Centers of Excellence in Europe

The iKnow-the Data-Driven Future Conference in Graz witnessed an excellent project come to life: the European Network of National Big Data Centers of Excellence. Each of these ‘Centers’ cover part of the Big Data picture, but together their competences can define the data-driven Future of Europe. There has been discussion for the new Network to […]


ODI Pre-Summit Training Day 2016

The ODI Pre-Summit Training Day 2016

As we emerge into the age of the web of data, data skills aren’t just a ‘nice to have’, but are necessary for any modern organisation. But being data skilled isn’t simply about being a spreadsheet wizard. It’s about understanding how and when data is useful, and using a mixture of strategic and practical skills […]