Already involved in data – be it machine learning, AI, analytics, or visualisation?
Come along to an upcoming event and get to know others who share a desire to strengthen our society. We’re building a community of like-minded folk and host regular interactive sessions alongside traditional speaker-oriented events.
Free for members of Our Community House. Otherwise, registrations are $48 (incl. GST) for entry to a 90-min tutorial session, complemented by a Day Pass that provides you access to Our Community House co-working facilities for the duration of the day.
The most recent sessions were in October 2019 – future dates TBA.
The What & Why of Data Science for NFPs
What's "data science" about? How can it multiply impact?
Tutorial 1 dives into these questions and more. This tutorial explores the rapidly evolving term "data science" (including how a modern data-savvy team operates), outlines different sources and uses of data in typical non-profit settings, and introduces two case studies.
Designed with a practical, next-steps focus, the class material builds toward an exercise to begin evaluating your own organisation's data capability, and embeds opportunities to discuss your data experiences with peers in your sector.
Getting Started with Data Science
Now that you've considered your organisation's data readiness in the first tutorial, you're ready for action!
To get going, Tutorial 2 tackles two fundamental considerations: how to ask good questions and gather high-quality data.
This tutorial contains lively debate about the best approach to interrogating data and include a hands-on exercise to evaluate data quality (laptops provided). It’s designed for social sector workers who are new to data science but who have experience with or responsibility for data.