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The Data Lab's Data Science Summer School

Posted on March 16, 2016

UPDATE: The Summer School has been replaced by a Data Science Boot Camp programme to be held in September 2016 in Ediburgh. Find out more.

The Data Lab is glad to announce that we will be running a first of its kind three-week Data Science Summer School in Edinburgh this June. This professional development programme is a great opportunity for those individuals already in employment who would like to develop their skills further in areas including Introduction to Data Science, Python, Machine Learning, Data Visualisation and Verbalisation. The programme will allow companies to train those who already understand their business to leverage the latest data tools and techniques, and help eliminate recruitment and onboarding costs while keeping staff engaged in their data science development.

The programme

The summer school will be delivered by international instructors with deep industry experience who have a track record of corporate training and partnership at leading multinational firms in numerous verticals. The programme has a strong focus and weighting to learning through practical exercises and projects in collaboration with other students. To achieve this, it is designed to deliver dynamic “live” course material that allows for in-place execution of examples (not just course printouts and lecture notes), and provides a team learning environment where trainees are clustered in small groups and encouraged to leverage group knowledge to achieve individual success. The course also provides automated grading with realtime feedback for students and realtime access to grades for administrators.

The summer school will run for three weeks, starting on Monday 30 May 2016, and will take place in Edinburgh. We expect to facilitate training for up to 50 students from industry and the public sector. The programme has a cost of £7,000 per student for the three-week programme, but students can be allowed to enroll in just one or two of the modules. Group discounts for companies enrolling a group of staff are also available. For more information on these options please contact us.

A 10% early bird discount is available until 8 April.

The Modules

The summer scholl will be divided in 3 modules, one per week:


Win a free place at The Data Lab Summer School

We are running a two-week competition for a chance to win a free space at the Summer School. To entre, just send a video telling us how you will benefit from the course. The best video will win a free space, and all entries will benefit from a 10% discount on the programme fees.

Your video should be maximum two minutes and address the following:

  • Your current role and experience
  • Why you want to take part in the course
  • Why you believe improving your skills in data science is important
  • How you hope to use the skills you will learn in the course to improve your work
  • What impact do you expect to achieve for your organisation as a result of your skills

To enter the competition, upload your video to YouTube and send us a link to skills@thedatalab.comby 31st March (No need to make it fancy, a phone camera will do!).

* By entering the competition you agree for your video to be used by The Data Lab for promotional purposes.

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