Data Science for Albertans

Applied Data Science Lab launches summer cohort 

Cybera’s Applied Data Science Lab for Economic Development has commenced its 2023 summer internship program. The group of 16 budding data scientists and four Alberta-based organizations, labeled the “Neutron” cohort, will spend the next four months working on an internal data-related project. Operating in teams of four, the interns will develop a proof-of-concept tool that …

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Data science fellowship helps companies and emerging data scientists flourish

Last August, Cybera’s Data Science For Albertans (DSFA) team wrapped up its 2021 industry fellowship. This was the third year we offered the program, which provides an opportunity for emerging data scientists to get real-world experience, while assisting local organizations along their data science adoption journey. Five industry partners, from a variety of sectors, participated …

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2021 Data Science Industry Fellowships help Albertans gain real-world experience and encourage local companies to adopt data science tools

Cybera’s Data Science Industry Fellowship 2021 cohort has commenced, with 19 budding data scientists paired with five Alberta-based organizations to work on an internal data project. Over the next six weeks, the emerging data scientists (Fellows) will develop a proof-of-concept tool that can be used by their industry partner to improve operations or support the …

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Industry Hackathon helps solve “digital divide” while supporting professional development

On June 4, 2021, participants from across Alberta presented unique solutions and tactics to the issue of rural internet access gaps following the month-long Bridging the Connectivity Challenge Hackathon. This event, which was spearheaded by Cybera and ISAIC, brought together more than 100 registrants to address the following objectives: Use available data to assess the …

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Registration for 2021 Data Science for Albertans Fellowships is now open!

Budding data scientists and industry partners have until June 13 to apply Cybera is happy to announce the return of the Data Science for Albertans Fellowship program. From July 19 – August 27, emerging data scientists (Fellows) will be paired with industry partners, including entrepreneurs, startups, or small to medium-sized companies who are interested in adopting data science …

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Registration for the upcoming rural connectivity hackathon is now open!

Cybera, in partnership with ISAIC, is hosting a hackathon with the goal of discovering how rural connectivity impacts the quality of life, economic diversification, and education for rural and remote communities in Alberta. Through this four-week online sprint, participants will be able to work in groups, or individually, to solve a real world data challenge. …

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Cybera data science consultation opens up opportunities for carbon capture and storage

Earlier this year, Cybera’s data science team ran a month-long partnership with carbon, capture, storage and utilization company, CMC Research Institutes. Our objective was to help investigate their carbon injection data, which they had been collecting for about a year. The overall goal was to improve the efficiency of their facility, and mitigate any well …

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Cybera helps oil and gas workers find a new start in data science

When Cybera launched its Data Science Industry Fellowship program, we were amazed by how oversubscribed it quickly became. We expected many post-secondary students or recent grads to apply for the program, which was certainly the case for most of the applicants from Edmonton. What stood out in Calgary was the number of individuals re-tooling their …

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Free data science mentorship program will help bolster Alberta businesses

Today, Cybera launched the Data Science for Albertans Industry Fellowship program. This program will help small-to-medium sized businesses tackle industry problems by pairing them with emerging data scientists who are looking for in-the-field experience. The four-week industry fellowships, which are being run with support from the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), bring together six companies …

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Building a realtor recommendation tool with the help of data science

In the fiercely competitive property market, “location, location, location” is not the only factor that influences success. Having the right realtor can also make the difference between a big gain or a big loss (or a long sell time versus a short sell time). Like many other industries, real estate covers a broad range of …

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Cybera’s Latest Initiative Teaches Data Science Skills to Alberta Entrepreneurs

The rise of the digital data economy Cybera has unveiled a new service to provide data science training and tools to Albertans. The Data Science for Entrepreneurs initiative provides Alberta entrepreneurs, businesses, and social enterprises with free training workshops and access to data science expertise. Funded by the Government of Alberta’s Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program, this …

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