Data Science became slightly less confusing and a lot more fun at the REN Meetup held at our office space at Raffles City Tower, on 15th Sept 2017. We had lots of fun preparing and planning for this REN Meetup on Data Science: Helping Students Thrive in a Digital Age. We also had the honour of data scientist and author of "Numsense! Data science for the layman", Ms Annalyn Ng, as the guest speaker of this meetup.
Educators from various schools showed up and had an exclusive look at our office space at Technopreneur circle.
During this REN Meetup, our guest speaker Ms Annalyn Ng brought teachers through the fundamentals of Data Science such as Data preparation which included:
Another activity we carried out at this REN meeting was “growing” Decision Trees. Decision Trees refer to using patterns in data to make predictions. The following is an example of a Decision Tree to predict the gender of a person based on their hobbies (just for you to get a rough idea of what a decision Tree is).
Of course, we had great welfare for the teachers : ) Hope you guys enjoyed the spread of chips and dips available! It was also very enjoyable to observe everyone bouncing off each other be it by providing feedback, ideas or opinions.
Big thank you to Annalyn for taking the time to come down to share her knowledge on Data Science. Her book “Numsense! Data Science for the Layman” was also available for purchase at the REN Meetup, which was not only a great hit with the teachers but the Reactor Team as well!
Another huge thanks to all those who came down to join us at this Meetup! We hope you can share your takeaways with your students or colleagues and get them involved in the world of Data Science!
Stay tuned for more updates on our next REN Meetups, where we will be covering various interesting topics that aim to get you and your students to learn beyond the classroom! If you are interested in joining our Reactor Educator Network, a community of educators dedicated to exposing students to entrepreneurial education, feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill up this typeform https://reactorsg.typeform.com/to/I6w0QI
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