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Welcome to Week 3 of Term 2!

The term is now in full swing, and so is DataSoc! We have an exciting line-up of events over the next couple weeks to help you pick up some new skills, and even make some new friends :D

If you're interested in learning about or refreshing your memory on data processing, don't miss our SQL workshop No More Queries: A Guide to SQL and our Data Cleaning with Python workshop with FinTechSoc!

Learn more about the role data in the health sector with our industry panel event Into The Dataverse - Healthcare Deepdive!

Just a quick reminder for those who have signed up: DataSoc X EcoSoc’s Advance to GO event will be taking place tomorrow at Hyde Park in the City at 1pm-4pm. See you all there! Here's the link to the Facebook event.

Upcoming Events

No More Queries: A Guide To SQL

Whether you are new to coding or an experienced database enthusiast, come along to develop your programming skills 👩‍💻 and gain valuable knowledge 🧠 about the most 📈widely-implemented📈 database language in the world!

What is SQL❓

If your problem has anything to do with data then SQL is for you! SQL is a programming language widely used across all industries🏢 when it comes to managing data or searching for specific features in a database📊.

Our workshop will walk you through:
✅ Database structures   
✅ Traversing a database
✅ Filtering data               
✅ And more!                   

Date: Thursday 17th June
Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm
Location: UNSW Colombo LG02 and Online
Register here for the event!
Find out more here!

Into the Dataverse: Healthcare Deepdive

🚑 We’ve hit the next stop on our series Into the Dataverse with Healthcare 🚑.

First time here? The Into the Dataverse Series will feature specialised introductions to a wide range of different corporate environments and how data plays a role in their specific industries. So buckle up and let’s jump right in because we’ve got the best medicine 💊 to sort your career doubts!
Learn about:
- The Age of COVID-19 and developments in Data and Bioinformatics
- How GE Health has adapted to new and emerging technologies?
- Where to next for cancer research?
 and MORE!!!

With some brilliant representatives 👩‍🏫, an open panel for you to ask questions ❓ and two rounds of networking 🗣, this is the PERFECT opportunity to deepdive into the unique world of healthcare!

Date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Online
Register here for the event!
Find out more here!

Data Cleaning with Python

✨ Brush up on the basics of data cleaning! ✨

No one likes messy 😭, especially if it's a dataset! Meet data cleaning, it's cleaning at your fingertips. 🤗

Data cleaning is the steps taken to prepare data for analysis. 📊 It involves the process of detecting 🔍 and modifying 👩‍💻 corrupt or inaccurate records in datasets.

In this workshop you'll learn 🐍 python 🐍 data cleaning skills for:
✅ Removing or modifying incomplete data
✅ Finding solutions to missing data
✅ Correcting improperly formatted data
✅ Dealing with inconsistent data
And much more!

​The best part is that you'll learn all this in ONE HOUR! 🤯🤯🤯
Who should participate? Everyone!

Date: Thursday 24th June 2021
Time: 11am - 12pm
Location: In-person (TBC) and Online

Register here for the event!
Find out more here!

Events Board

If you want a better look at past and future events at DataSoc, make sure you check out our website's events page! Here, we keep an updated list of all the events that are in the works.

Jobs Board

Check out our Jobs Board, which you can also access from our website. Constantly updating with new internship and graduate offers, this is a site to bookmark if you're looking to boost your career in data science!

Blog Posts

Autonomous cars: Magic or simply Mathematics?

With the rise of Tesla, autonomous cars have been the talk of the car industry for their electric battery advantage and self-driving abilities. Have we ever wondered how exactly a car drives itself?

Read more here!

Modelling Disease Interactions with Networks

As Covid-19 continues to remain in the zeitgeist (hello to everyone reading this in a post-covid world), the rising number of charts depicting infections and deaths over time continues to flood the media.

Yet, I find that charts and single statistics don’t bring to justice the magnitude and scale of disease transmission. More specifically, how can we better visualise the spread and scale of diseases?

Read more here!
Don't forget to check out our other blog posts on the DataSoc website.

Click me to explore more blogs!

Data Discoveries

The FLORES-101 data set: Helping build better translation systems around the world

Facebook open-sources FLORES-101, a first-of-its-kind, many-to-many evaluation dataset covering 101 languages from all over the world.

This new language translation dataset will enable researchers to rapidly test their multilingual translation models with high quality data, giving them accurate results with which to determine how to most effectively improve their models.

Click me to check out more!



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