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Thursday, October 7
Thu, Oct 7, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Strategies for Successful Organizations

Building a Data Science Community (309859)

*Lauren Stern, Audi of America 

Keywords: Community, Community Building, Data Science, Workforce Enablement

Data Science is a relatively new term circulating around the tech world. Unlike many other of our more established partner fields such as Statistics, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering we do not have the luxury of relying on institutional degrees and countless years of direct experience to determine a candidate's ability to perform their job functions. Data Science is in the unique position of being driven at its core, by a predominantly peer led community.   Building a strong Data Science Community means more than just checking off a box. It means enabling your workforce with critical technical skills, promoting the adoption of advanced analytics, and providing overall faster customer response times. It means creating an inclusive space where your employees feel heard and are able to share best practices, current issues, and new project ideas and technologies.   Dive deeper with us into what it takes to get a community set up, where some common pitfalls occur, the expected benefits for stakeholders, and finally some tips and tricks for growing your community and helping it thrive!