Data Science, Analytics, Business Intelligence and technology in general are clearly male dominated fields, yet in the same time, most organisations are struggling for talent. She Loves Data movement was born out of belief, that women have many talents and virtues and lots of value to bring to the table when it comes to technology and analysis. The missing piece was a platform where they could get their basic bearing and learn foundations of data analytics and Business Intelligence hence our initial Data Girls workshop.

Though the concept was originally created in the Czech Republic by Czechitas and Keboola, in Asia we have at the end of 2017 trained and created an experience for over 1200 ladies in our home Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne with plans to expand further next year to launch workshops in Jakarta, Indonesia and Hong Kong as well as introduce new workshop content to help the ladies continue on their data journey.

Data Girls in Asia

With the opening of its first Asia office in Singapore in 2015, the team behind Keboola under the umbrella of DataDriven.sg community immediately started looking at options to bring this great idea to Asia. In 2016 we hosted the first couple of workshops in Singapore and helped over 150 girls to get the feel for what careers in data analytics could be like and how deeper data knowledge can help in their respective jobs. If you are interested to learn more about our WHY, read this interview by The Drum. 

Course Objective

The main idea is to demystify the world of data and decode the latest buzzwords to ordinary humans. This course will not make you an analyst or BI developer, but it is structured to help you understand the foundation. The goal is to help you understand that this space is not as complicated as it looks and everything is a matter of structured learning. This course aspires to light a spark of curiosity that could end up leading to a career with endless opportunities, where only the sky’s the limit. Literally.

The Fundamental ‘Data Girls’ Course  

This course is designed for absolute newbies, “data beginners” as an introduction into the logical thinking behind the data analytics and business intelligence. It aims to provide a good overview of data analytics infrastructure and best practices through a hands on case study. Participants will get to build their own analytics solution on real data with real business problems. All this with a guidance and support by experienced data analysts and data architects professionals.

There are no formal prerequisites to taking this course, Data Girls is open to all women and girls. No knowledge of analytics or programming skills is required. You will only need to bring your own laptop computer (don’t forget a charger, it’s going to be a long day). We, together with our tech partners, will provide the necessary technology.

Agenda

8.45 Door Opens
9.00 Welcome, team and day plan introduction
9.10 Intro to Data. What does it mean to be a data analyst?
9.30 What is data? Demystifying terms like cloud, types of storages, API and more
10.30 Programming languages, data integration, ETL – putting it all together and how does it really look like in a real world?
11.30 SQL crash course & hands-on session – first steps as a data analyst. All you need to know to get the data from database in the form you like.
12.30 LUNCH BREAK + Mentor sharing
13.30 Intro to Best practices for Data Visualization and Data Interpretation & Business case questions recapitulation – YellowFin
14.30 Data insights and visualizations interpreted + hypothesis – Hands on session – YellowFin
15.45 Showcase of the visualizations and business insights
16.30 Guest speaker & Career section – discussing skills a good data scientist or analytics consultant needs. Q&A, closing remarks.
17.30  Finish

If you have any questions email us at hello@datadriven.sg. If you would like to partner with us and help us run Data Girls do the same!