Archive for April, 2014

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Apr
2014

Do you want to learn the skills required for the sexiest job of the 21st century?

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As the world is becoming more and more aware of the benefits of data science, more and more organizations are looking for ways to harness the value that lingers in the big data they have access to. It has become clear that the latter is not just a buzz word; it is a whole new world of potential, waiting to be explored. Data scientists have always been the explorers of this world, the people who made its merits accessible to many other people. No wonder that over the years data scientist has become a very popular profession and the more skilled professionals are in high demand. What if I tell you that there is an effective way for you to be one such explorer, a skilled data scientist?

Of course there are several books you can read that outline the technical aspects of the field, or even offer you various guidelines for entering it (e.g. my data scientist book). That’s great, but are these enough? If it was that simple, the world would be overflowing with skilled data scientists today, something that is not observed. Just like you cannot become an engineer by just studying a few books, it is infeasible to become a data scientist through books alone, even though the latter may help. Of course you can always practice on your own, or with a couple of friends also interested in the field. However, that approach is bound to take a while before it bears any fruits.

Learning the ways of a data scientist is like learning a musical instrument; for best results, you’ll need some kind of instructor. This is something that The School of Data Science can provide you with, thorough and comprehensive portfolio of courses. The School of Data Science is a project of Persontyle, a people focused social enterprise whose mission is to promote data literacy. In the words of its founder, Ali Syed, “The School of Data Science aims to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly interactive Data Science and Machine Learning education to the world.”

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“What if I have a whole team that needs to be trained in Data Science?” you may wonder. The School of Data Science has got you covered in this case too. With the customized training, you can tailor your team’s learning schedule to your organization’s Data Science needs, which they can help you identify through a 2-hour workshop that is offered to you for free.

Whatever the case, whether you are a newcomer to the field, or more knowledgeable in data science, The School of Data Science has something worthwhile for you. As Ali Syed says, “Our training programs and courses are carefully tailored to meet the needs of both established industry professionals and those who are new to the field of data science.”

The training programs are designed by data scientists from both the industry and academia, some of whom have their own books. These professionals are experts in data science, applied statistics, machine learning, big data analytics, and various industry domains. The courses, which have a combination of theoretical and hands-on sessions, are offered in the form of instructor-led courses and bootcamps. Covering various aspects of the data science process, from asking the relevant questions and formalizing hypotheses to making predictions and visualizations of the results.

Currently all courses are offered in the UK, but this is something about to change in the future. Please contact Persontyle’s friendly staff to learn more about the courses and their other educational offerings. Regardless of your background, The School of Data Science is one of the best ways to make the transition into the data science world, fueled by a scientific approach to the field and lots of enthusiasm, in order to create something meaningful from the data. This is clearly expressed in Ali’s words, “learning data science concepts and practices empowers us to deal with this data, equips us with the understanding to ignore noise to heed signals and most importantly helps us to focus on delivering meaningful value.”

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Every professional in every industry should have the opportunity to learn data science. Because data science is for everyone. Enroll for the courses offered and start learning today! Great opportunity to learn the theory, tools and applied practices you’ll need throughout the entire data science lifecycle, from asking the relevant questions to making predictions and visualizing results.

Happy Learning,

Dr. Zacharias Voulgaris

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Apr
2014

Persontyle launches “The School of Data Science”, offering data science and big data education for professionals

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Persontyle launches “The School of Data Science”, offering Data Science and Big Data education for professionals to help address the looming Data Science skills gap. 

London, United Kingdom, 25 April 2014  — Persontyle, the provider of Data Science education and services are proud to announce the launch of “The School of Data Science”, offering the most comprehensive portfolio of Data Science and Machine Learning courses for professionals.

Declared by Harvard Business Review as the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’, Data Science skills are becoming a key asset in any organization confronted with the daunting challenge of making sense of data that comes in varieties and volumes never encountered before. The rapid growth of data has been such that few sectors can ignore it. The problem for many organizations is finding the Data Science expertise to understand what this data means as the demand for data scientists outstrips supply.

The most commonly cited barrier to Data Science adoption is a lack of professionals with the right skills or training and there are many research and surveys confirming that in the future, demand for data scientists will outpace the supply of talent. To address this, Persontyle is announcing the most comprehensive portfolio of Data Science and Machine Learning courses covering key subject areas, methods and technologies to help cultivate professionals who can extract value, insights and predictions from data.

“The School of Data Science aims to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly interactive Data Science and Machine Learning education to the world”, says Ali Syed, founder and CEO of Persontyle. “Our training programs and courses are carefully tailored to meet the needs of both established industry professionals and those that are new to the field of Data Science. We are providing great opportunity for all business and technology professionals to develop the skills required to think and work like data scientists.”

The School of Data Science training programs are designed by the renowned academics, authors and professionals in the field of Data Science, Machine Learning, big data, applied statistics and industry domains and will be offered in the format of instructor-led short courses and bootcamps. Learning experiences are designed to cover the theory, tools and applied practices required throughout the entire Data Science lifecycle, from asking the relevant questions to making predictions and visualizing results.

Brief overview of the School of Data Science education offerings are provided below.

Data Science and Machine Learning Courses

Full range of short courses are available to help industry professionals to learn the skills they need to become a practicing data scientist. To make learning experience easier, the courses are curated in a sequential order for Beginner level, Foundation level and Advanced level audience. Please visit the Courses page to learn more about the courses available for open enrolment. Spaces are limited. We encourage you to register as soon as you can. http://www.persontyle.com/courses/

Big Data Academy

With Big Data becoming ever so relevant, The School of Data Science is offering Hadoop based training courses with the focus on how organizations can take advantage of Hadoop as an enterprise data management platform to deliver value and profitability by analyzing massive scale data sets. Courses are designed for professionals, technologists and data scientists to learn how to store, process, and analyze growing and evolving datasets.

Corporate Data Science Training Solutions

Data Science has become an increasingly important aspect in corporate functionality, and for organizations to ensure that data creates value calls for a reskilling effort. Corporate Data Science training is for organizations to offer their workforce the opportunity to develop skills and expertise in statistics, model development, data science lifecycle, Machine Learning, data engineering, data visualization and other decision making skills and concepts. Organizations can engage the Persontyle team of data scientists to conduct a free half day workshop to develop a tailored training solution focused on their requirements, challenges and opportunities.

The Data Science Incubator (PhD to Data Scientist)

A 6 week bootcamp fellowship in London that prepares the talented STEM PhDs to work as data scientists. Program is for quantitative oriented research professionals (PhD and postdoc students) who have a strong desire to round off their Data Science skills, in preparation for assuming senior data scientist roles in an industry setting.

Open Data Science Fellows Program (ODSFP)

ODSFP is a collaborative platform for Data Science enthusiasts to get together to learn Data Science, to solve meaningful data problems, ask questions, share ideas in a social setting. ODSFP is a not-for-profit program dedicated to the dissemination of Data Science and applying it on Open Data for social good.

The connected world is a world of data. All actions, interactions and behaviours both of humans and machines are stored and transmitted across networks to keep the engines of the digital age running. We now live in an increasingly data driven world, but it is harder than ever to detect the meaningful signals amid the noise of data. Learning Data Science concepts and practices empowers us to deal with this data, equips us with the understanding to ignore noise to heed signals and most importantly helps us to focus on delivering meaningful value.

The School of Data Science presents unprecedented opportunities to develop the necessary skills and the expertise required to use data to unveil patterns, insights and predictions

About Persontyle

Persontyle is people focused social enterprise obsessed with helping individuals, organizations and communities learn and apply Data Science to deliver real, meaningful and enduring value. Persontyle is born from the idea of creating a platform for the people, by the people to share passion, knowledge, theory and practices of analyzing data scientifically.

Persontyle offers a comprehensive portfolio of Data Science learning opportunities and services for organizations (profit, non-profit, and government) to deliver breakthrough impact and meaningful value using data.

Persontyle Media Relations

Inse Yazdaan

Office: +44 203 239 3141

Mobile: +44 773 785 1449

Email: yazdaan@persontyle.com

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