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Women in Data Science

February 22 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 5:00 pm

Free experiential learning event to increase your understanding and skills in data science.

Advances in digital technologies and the use

Advances in digital technologies and the use of data are happening at pace. Scotland’s digital technology sector is growing at twice the rate of any other sector and there is an unprecedented demand for ICT and digital technology professionals and individuals with big data and data science skills. There is an estimated 10,000 digital technology vacancies every year in the UK and by 2021 70,000 more new jobs will be created in Scotland alone. Data is the future!

Equate Scotland in collaboration with The Data Lab and CodeClan are delighted to offer this 3.5 day online experiential learning event for Women in Data Science. Attendance at this course will help increase your awareness and understanding of data science by developing and enhancing your skills and abilities so you can apply ground breaking data science in the real world. So, if you are a woman studying at under graduate or college level, a career changer or a professional woman in STEM looking to reskill or upskill with an interest in learning key Data Science skills, then this opportunity is for you. No previous knowledge or experience of data science is required in order to complete the course. Join us on this virtual live experiential learning course t demystify data!


Day 1– Driving Value from Data and AI

The Data Lab, 9.30 am to 4 pm

An introduction to the business world of data – Data Science in context. Delivered by Craig Paterson, this session will give you the ability to:

  • Understand how organisations use data and A.I to drive value
  • Identify and classify opportunities within your studies or organisation to apply data science
  • Gain an appreciation of what, beyond the data, is needed for project success
  • Discussion on the skills required to be a data scientist
  • An opportunity to ask lots of questions and to discuss with practitioners and peers

Day 2 & 3 – Python for Data Analysis

CodeClan, 9.00 am until 5 pm

Python is becoming an ever more popular tool for data analysis and data science. This course is a fully interactive, virtual live learning experience led by CodeClan expert instructors – Stephanie Boyle and Aileen McDonald. Over the two days you will learn:

  • Python basics and an introduction to writing code
  • Working with Jupyter notebooks
  • Using Pandas to manipulate and analyse data
  • Making plots using Seaborn

Day 4 – Next Steps and Support for Women In STEM

Equate, 9.30 am until 11:30 am

The wrap up session will discuss next steps and how Equate Scotland can further support you as a women in STEM, including placement opportunities, women returner opportunities, career clinics and CV reviews. This session will also feature presentations from women who have successfully made the transition to a data science career.


Places on this online course are free but spaces are limited.

To apply for a place on the course please complete our online application form here.

Registrations will close at midnight on Sunday, 7th February 2021.

Wondering what to expect?

This is the 2nd Women in Data Science course Equate Scotland are offering in partnership with The DataLab and CodeClan. Read the full analysis and impact from the 1st course and what the women who attended said here.


February 22 @ 9:00 am
February 25 @ 5:00 pm
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