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Jan 11, 2016 10:17 EST

DO WHAT YOU DO. BUT BETTER: Teaching data science simply. To everyone

iCrowdNewswire - Jan 11, 2016

Do what you do. But better.

Our Mission

Data is transforming every field, from healthcare to sushi restaurants. The 21st century belongs to people who can harness the power of data and better information to empower everything they do.

Education is the great equalizer. Our mission is to democratize data science and bring the tools of data driven decision-making to everyone who wants to improve the quality of their decisions, careers, and lives.

Who Should Support Data Society?

Everyone! If you want to learn data analysis skills or join a community that is passionate about solving problems, become a Data Society member! Data analysis skills are increasingly in demand and will become indispensable as we continue to collect data in new ways.

Sign up and be the first to know when we launch our campaign in January!

 

How Your Contributions Will Help

We’ve spent the past year perfecting our process for creating practical, intuitive courses and have released 3 programs for you to begin your learning journey, but we still need your help. We have a full curriculum planned to help our members learn how to use data science in their current jobs, but it’s going to take a lot more work to get it all done. Your contributions will help us recruit top data science experts to create materials and cover production costs.

Experts + educators. Our team is made up of expert data scientists and top tier educators – we break down complex ideas and make them relevant with interesting case studies, real data sets, and step-by-step instructions. We curate all our content so that every class has the same high standard of instruction and is applicable, intuitive and affordable.

All our courses are modular, so you can learn the skills you need when you need them, anytime, anywhere. Pick up a new visualization technique on your lunch break or run through a whole course in a weekend. Practice your skills with our exercises and build up your portfolio. Download our reference guides and templates so you have the tools you need at your fingertips.

It’s what online education should be. 

 

About Us

Data Society members are data experts and enthusiasts who share knowledge, insights, and solutions with a global community. We envision a society where data science ignites conversations and collaboration across fields to solve problems we experience every day.

What We Teach

We distill data science methods into short, intuitive, and practical lessons to teach our members how to manipulate their data quickly, visualize it easily, and analyze it correctly. The skills we teach and the templates we provide give individuals new ways to use their data:

“Your Interactive Visualizations course is AWESOME! I’m absolutely going to use some of these ideas in my work. I have not seen this kind of course elsewhere, so I’d definitely hype this one as a standout feature for your company.”  – Anne S.

“After successfully completing a project for my client, they requested to double the keywords of the original project. I took the Data Society course to be able to do some of these things on my own and implemented a data-mining project without any partner assistance!” – John C.

 

Our Platform

Watch instructional videos with animation, step-by-step guidance, and friendly instructors.

Download accompanying reference guides that you can print out.

Complete concept reviews and practice your skills with downloadable exercises.

Earn badges, points and certificates to monitor your progress and show the world what you know!

Ask questions and share resources on our forums:

 

Existing Courses

Introduction to R and Visualization: Looking to upskill, but not sure where to start? This course gives you an overview of data science and teaches you how toquickly manipulate large amounts of data and prepare it for analysis and visualization. You will also learn how to create awesome visualizations in minutes.

Interactive Visualizations: Learn how to create dynamic visualizations you can embed into web pages and build web-enabled applications and clickable dashboards so your audience can interact with your data. You’ll also learn how toquickly and easily scrape data from the web.

Clustering and Finding Patterns: How well do you know your stakeholders and clients? Learn how to identify groups among your customer base and find new patterns in your data that will help you target your marketing, measure the effectiveness of your staff and lots of cool other applications.

Kickstarter Courses

Your funding will help us build:

Network Analysis: How much do you know about the behavior of people in your orbit? Learn how to get data from APIs by organizations such as Twitter and The Sunlight Foundation, how to maximize the potential of your network, andidentify the most influential people who can spread your message or connect you with a new audience.

Text Mining: Do you know what people are saying about you? Learn how to pull key information from large amounts of text, analyze perceptions and sentiments across groups, and identify trends based on social media.

Prediction and Classification: Do you know what your stakeholders will want tomorrow? Learn how to classify people based on past actions, predict events and behaviors, and measure similarity between groups.

Forecasting and Regression: How do seasonal variables affect behaviors? Learn how to forecast seasonal data and identify latent short-term trends, find relationships between multiple variables and identify the most important factors that drive your sales, donations or votes.

Data Science in Business: How are companies implementing data science to improve their operations and sales? Learn how data is evolving today and howsuccessful organizations are using data to change the world.

Data Science Methods: Do you want to understand how data science methods work or improve communication with your data scientists? Get a comprehensive overview of the most common data science methods, learn the intuition behind them and how these methods can be implemented in your organization.

Create a Data-Driven Organization: What tools and people do you need to integrate data into your organization? Learn about the tools you need to manage your data, what traits you need to look for when hiring data scientists, and the pitfalls to watch out for as you implement new processes and build teams.

 

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