Summer Update

activity update

We just finished the most amazing quarter since our creation. We moved to DigitYser, found 2 new supporters with Sofina and the Brussels Region, we launched the second coding camp and datascience bootcamp. Unfortunately we also had to say goodbye to a good friend.

Moved to DigitYser & new core team.

DigitYser is the digital flagship of Brussels where communities gather to learn about, co-create and implement digital solutions focused on Blockchain, Data & AI , IOT and VR.

www.digityser.org

2nd Coding Camp and Data Science Bootcamp.

The candidate data scientist will sharpen his coding skills during the summer coding camp.

Companies will have the possibility to meet the candidates in person and offer them a job.

di-academy.com/bootcamp

Job Fair to meet the candidates of the Data Science Bootcamp.

Introducing our Summer Coding Camp participants to organisations interested to sponsor their Data Science Bootcamp is key to DigitYser’s mindset

Recruiting Interns.

We are recruiting interns and want to help them to get a much better insight into the following passions : AI – VR – Data – Blockchain – IoT – Social Media – Video.

Ending with sad news:

We end this overview with sad news as our friend Colin Molter has flown away. Colin was a respected data science professional & entrepreneur and Chief Data Science @ AXA.

You can leave a kind word for his family in the comments of the linkedin post.

Up to you ! Please help us.

  • Please share the info about the data science bootcamp to your colleagues.
  • Share the info of the job fair with your HR department.
  • Come and visit us at DigitYser and attend one of our events.
  • Write a nice message for Colin on our linkedin post.

Contact details & interesting links:

Job – Junior Data Scientist

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Are you pursuing a career in data science?

We have a great opportunity for you: an intensive training program combined with interesting job opportunities!

Interested? Check out http://di-academy.com/bootcamp/ follow the link to our datascience survey and send your cv to training@di-academy.com

Once selected, you’ll be invited for the intake event that will take place in Brussels this summer.

Hope to see you there,

Nele & Philippe

Launching the first Data Science Bootcamp in Europe

We are so happy to launch the first European  data science bootcamp

It is so nice to write this page on the launch of the first European data science bootcamp that will start this summer in Brussels. This initiative will boost the digital transformation effort of each company by allowing them to improve their data skills either by recruiting trainees and young graduates or transforming existing BI teams to become experienced business data scientists.

Intense 5+12 weeks approach to focus on practical directly applicable business cases.

The content of this bootcamp originated from the Data Science Community. Following the advice of our academic,  innovation and training partners we have decided to offer a unique hands-on 5 + 12 weeks approach.

  1. We call the first 5 weeks the Summer Camp (starts Aug 16th).  The participants work onsite or remote on e-learning MOOCs from DataCamp to demonstrate their ability to code in Python, R, SAS, SQL and to master statistical principles. During this period experts put all their energy into coaching the candidates in keeping up the pace and finishing the exercises. All the activities take place in our training centre located in the European Data Innovation Hub.
    -> If you are a young graduate you can expect to be contacted by tier one companies who will offer you a job or traineeship that will start with the participation to the datascience bootcamp.
  2. The European Data Science Bootcamp starts September 19thDuring a 12 week period – every Monday and Tuesday – participants will work on 15 different business cases presented by business experts from different industries and covering diverse business areas. Each Friday, the future data scientists will gather to work on their own business case, with coaching by our data experts to achieve an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) at the conclusion of the bootcamp.

Delivering strong experienced business data science professionals after an intense semester of hands-on business cases.

Companies are invited to reserve seats for their own existing staff or for the young graduates who have expressed interest in following the bootcamp.

 Please reserve your seat(s) now as, this bootcamp is limited to 15 participants.

Please contact Nele Coghe on training@di-academy.com or click on di-Academy to learn more information about this first European Data Science Bootcamp.

  • Here  is the powerpoint presentation explaining the Bootcamp.
  • Here is the presentation done by Nele during the Data Innovation Summit.

Hope to see you soon at the Hub,

Philippe Van Impe
pvanimpe@di-academy.com

Job – Ordina – Data Science Kickstarter

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Here is a nice opportunity for young professionals who want to become datascientists.

Alexander Van den Bulck, Data science job, Alexander Van den Bulck

Hi Philippe,

First of all, thanks for all the work you’ve guys have put into the Brussels Data Science Community. I love the meetups. I find them so much more informative than commercial (and not free) events/meetups.

At the Data Science for Banking meetup you mentioned that we can add Data Science job openings to the group. I’ve already added it to the website but is it also possible to add our job opening to the linkedin group?

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/51911976

We’re hiring master students to put through an intense data science program (8 weeks) before putting them on data science projects for our customers. We’re doing this because of the gap between supply and demand of data scientists in Belgium.

Greetings,
Alexander

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Ordina VisionWorks biedt een aantal mooie opportuniteiten voor toekomstige en beginnende Data Scientists. Je zal deel uitmaken van een innovatief en snel groeiend team dat nauw samenwerkt met één van de marktleiders op vlak van big data. De geselecteerde kandidaten zullen deel uitmaken van het VisionWorks BI consulting team, en worden belangrijke spelers in de verdere ontwikkeling van het VisionWorks Data Science Competence Center.

 

VisionWorks is de voorbije jaren, met 175 BI consultants op de Benelux markt, uitgegroeid tot een belangrijke speler op het vlak van Business Intelligence. Onze club draait goed, met verschillende prachtige referenties. We zijn een open club.

Software craftsmenship en ondernemerschap vinden we belangrijk, we zijn niet bang om te investeren in een community van professionals. Intern zijn we georganiseerd om snel te kunnen schakelen: plat, veel ruimte voor initiatief, doorgedreven distributie van verantwoordelijkheid. Zorgen dat het team goed zit. De mouwen opgestroopt. Dat soort aanpak.

VisionWorks realiseert elk jaar heel wat interessante en uitdagende projecten. Om het toenemend aantal projecten tot een goed einde te brengen, starten wij in augustus met een “Data Science Kickstart@Ordina”. 3 maanden lang word je ondergedompeld in trainingen, behaal je certificaten en doe je hands-on ervaring op. Leren, net zo lang tot je klaar bent voor de volgende stap. “Er helemaal voor gaan”, dat is de Ordina-WAY!

Onze senior consultants zullen je de nodige kennis bijbrengen om uit te kunnen groeien tot expert Data Scientist. Je wordt ondergedompeld in de wereld van de statistiek, programmeren, databases, machine learning, Big Data, … aangevuld met Data Science technologieën en producten: R, Shiny, knitr, SPSS, Hadoop, … Maar ook soft skills zoals presentatie & professionele adviesvaardigheden komen aan bod.

Onze senior consultants worden jouw mentor en zij ondersteunen je bij de verdere uitbouw van je carrière. Door deze aanpak krijg je als junior van bij de start de juiste professionele coaching om jezelf tot een hoger niveau te brengen. Interesse in een jarenlange samenwerking? Aarzel dan niet om ons te contacteren.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Je hebt net je master behaald in een vakgebied waar statistiek, programmeren en/of zakelijk inzicht aan bod kwam
  • Analyseren, capteren en visualiseren van data is voor jou een echte passie
  • Je beschikt over een groot analytisch en “lerend” vermogen in combinatie met goede communicatieve vaardigheden.
  • Je werkt nauwkeurig, bent gedreven, en oog voor detail vind je vanzelfsprekend
  • Je bent flexibel, stressbestendig, creatief en je denkt graag outside-the-box.
  • Je beschikt over een professionele houding en hebt de absolute wil om te slagen
  • Je spreekt vlot Nederlands en Engels. Een aardig mondje Frans praten is mooi meegenomen.

Apply:

Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

Please note that we also manage other vacancies that are not public, if you want us to bring you in contact with them too, just send your CV to datasciencebe@gmail.com .

Here is the link to the original job add.

Please Apply Online

 

 

Bootcamp by Metis – 12 weeks in NYC – January 12, 2015 – April 3, 2015

Here bellow you can find an example of a Datascience Boot camp organised by Metis in New York. The objective is Learn Data Science in 12 weeks with 100% in-person instruction with experts from Datascope Analytics.

Application deadline December 8, 2014

THE DETAILS

This bootcamp runs in-person for 12 weeks, Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 6 pm. It is preceded by online pre-work focused on command line, Python, and installing various packages.

THE PRE-REQUISITES

Applicants must have some previous experience programming (writing code) and studying or using statistics.

THE OUTCOME

Upon graduating, you will be comfortable designing, implementing, and communicating the results of a data science project, including knowing the fundamentals of data visualization and having introductory exposure to modern big data tools and architecture such as the Hadoop stack. You should feel confident pursuing a job as an entry-level data scientist or data analyst. Read our syllabus

TOTAL COST: $14,000 FOR 12 WEEKS.

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