Data Science for Albertans

Learn how to better leverage your data

As the modern digital economy continues to evolve, Alberta businesses that embrace and harness data science concepts and tools — including machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics — will have a strong competitive advantage.

Cybera’s Data Science for Albertans project provides Alberta entrepreneurs, business and social enterprises with training and access to data science expertise.

Free data science services available to Alberta organizations and social innovators:

  • Introductory and advanced workshops
  • Industry fellowship program (next cohort TBD)
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Access to tools such as Jupyter and RStudio

Industry Consultations

Cybera periodically offers free advisory services, and short-term in-depth consultations to small-to-medium businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups across Alberta. This service is provide to organizations who are looking to investigate or adopt in-house data science practices.

Industry consultation example

Keylo is an Edmonton-based tech startup that matches potential property sellers/buyers with a realtor who is most likely to achieve their goal. They wanted to create a better data-driven algorithm to provide accurate realtor recommendations, but did not have the financial resources to hire a consultant or build an in-house data science team.

Data Science Tools


Jupyter is an integrative application that incorporates math, science and engineering tools, along with communication and visualization resources, in one web-based platform. Simply put: It enables a broad suite of computing capabilities on any device that has an internet connection. For free.

Cybera and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) have teamed up to increase access to, and awareness of, Jupyter. Cybera is hosting the platform on its Rapid Access Cloud, and is offering free access (and advice on how to get started) to Canada’s public and innovation sectors.



R is one of the most common coding languages used for data science.

  • Follow these quick steps for deploying your own cloud-hosted RStudio environment.

Want to find out more? Contact our Data Science team!