Media Advisory: Data Science For Entrepreneurs Press Event Wednesday March 20

FREE DATA SCIENCE TRAINING GIVES ALBERTANS’ ACCESS TO SKILLS NEEDED IN TODAY’S DIGITAL ECONOMY

Calgary, Alberta
March 18, 2019

WHY:

As the modern digital economy continues to evolve, Albertans that can embrace and harness data science concepts and tools — including machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics — will have a strong competitive advantage. The issue for many businesses is the lack of resources to employ these tools, and for many Albertans (particularly those looking to change careers), the lack of skills. 

Enter Cybera’s Data Science for Entrepreneurs initiative, which provides FREE training and data science expertise to anyone who is interested.

WHAT:

Experts from Cybera, Alberta’s not-for-profit technology agency, will demonstrate to media and workshop participants some foundational skills in data science (in this case, how to utilize data science, machine learning and natural language processing techniques to harvest Twitter for new business leads).

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 20, 2018, from 8:45 – 10:15 am. 

SCHEDULE:

8:45 am – Doors open.

8:50 am – Interview opportunity with data scientist David Chan, and local entrepreneurs.

9:00 am: Workshop begins: How to Use Twitter Data to Generate New Leads.

10:00 am: Coffee break.

10:15 am – 12:30 pm – Workshop continues. Media are welcome to remain until the end.

WHERE:

Startup Calgary, Terrace View Room – Global Business Centre (5th Floor), 120 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, T2G 5P6 (map)

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS:

David Chan, Cybera Data Scientist; and workshop participants.

CONTACT:

If you are unable to attend this media event, and would like to schedule a separate interview, please contact:

Marjorie Henderson, Communications Specialist

Click here for more information on Cybera’s Data Science for Entrepreneurs initiative.


ABOUT CYBERA:

Cybera is a not-for-profit technology-neutral organization responsible for driving Alberta's economic growth through the use of digital technology. Its core role is to oversee the development and operations of Alberta’s cyberinfrastructure — the advanced system of networks and computers that keeps government, educational institutions, not-for-profits, business incubators and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change.

Working with government, education, and private sectors, Cybera is creating a community that champions vital networking and computing services and utilities for everyone, everywhere. We also provide member organizations with unbiased, highly skilled expertise on technology products, processes or services, and access to shared IT tools.