IWD - Data mini-Conference

The Vaults, Dogpatch Labs, CHQ, IFSC, D1, Dublin
Sat, 12th Mar 2016 10:00 till 16:00

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We are delighted to announce our Data mini-conference kindly hosted by Dogpatch Labs in celebration of International Women's Day week. There will be talks and workshops, so bring along your laptops for a date of learning and sharing.

Call for Speakers/Mentors

If you are interested in speaking, running a workshop or mentoring, please submit your interest via http://bit.ly/iwd16-cfp-data.


If your company is interested in sponsoring our event to cover food and drink, drop us an email via contact@codinggrace.com.


Time Events Room Flexi Room 2 Flexi Room 3
10:00 - 10:30 REGISTRATION
10:30 - 10:35 Welcome - Plenary
10:35 - 11:05 Talk 1 - Introduction to data science by Ana Peleteiro (Zalando) Tableau Workshop (1 hour)
11:05 - 11:35 Talk 2 - Data Science Challenges for Online Advertising by Matina Thomaidou Tableau Workshop (contd)
11:35 - 12:00 BREAK BREAK BREAK
12:00 - 12:30 Talk 3 - UX for DataMining - How to turn data into insight by Egle Venclovaite (Nitro) Intro to ggplot2 Workshop (1h)
12:30 - 13:00 Talk 4 - 10(ish) Useful R Packages by Mick Cooney Intro to ggplot2 Workshop (contd)
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
14:00 - 14:30 Talk 5 - Data Analytics & Banking by Aoife Nic Aonghusa Data analytics with Rapidminer Workshop (~1.5h)
14:30 - 15:00 Data analytics with Rapidminer Workshop (contd) Intro to R Workshop
15:00 - 15:30 BREAK BREAK BREAK
15:30 - 15:55 Data analytics with Rapidminer Workshop (contd) Intro to R Workshop (contd)
15:55 - 16:00 Closing
16:00 Event Ends Event Ends
The schedule is also available here - http://lanyrd.com/2016/iwd16-coding-grace-data-mini-conference/schedule/

More Details to follow...

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Dogpatch Labs for Hosting

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Dogpatch Labs is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and a culture of innovation, and provides a foundation for start-ups go to grow and scale and is crucial for supporting the continued growth of early stage innovation in Ireland.


Silicon Republic for Media Partner

Since going online in 2001, Siliconrepublic.com has gone from being Ireland’s No 1 resource for technology news, with countless awards to its name, to one of the leading online publications in Europe with over half-a-million pageviews each month and growing. We have become the ‘go to’ destination for those seeking to be informed on all things tech and innovation in Ireland, Europe and further afield.

Inspirefest 2016 is a two day international event that connects professionals interested in the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with new perspectives on innovation, leadership and success. Plus unique networking at our exciting Fringe Festival taking place from 30 June - 2 July, 2016. Details: http://inspirefest.com/


Zalando for Lunch


Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform, with more than 16 million customers in 15 countries. Our department has built most of our platform in-house, using open source and cutting-edge technologies such as Scala, Cassandra, Clojure, and React.js. We work in small, agile, autonomous teams and follow principles that enable us to produce the most delightful shopping experiences possible.


Nitro for Morning and Afternoon Tea/Coffee Breaks


Nitro is changing the way the world works with documents. From small businesses to large, global enterprises, Nitro gives teams of all sizes the power to create, convert, edit, sign and collaborate with ease. Nitro is committed to giving knowledge workers a smarter way to PDF while dramatically accelerating productivity, efficiency, and sustainability across the organization. Over 575,000 businesses trust Nitro every day, including over 50% of the Fortune 500. Discover how to work smarter and do more with your documents at gonitro.com.


Want to sponsor us?

Contact Vicky Twomey-Lee at vicky@codinggrace.com


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Q. A lot of our events are female-friendly events, we have enquiries asking if other genders are welcome as well?

YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at contact@codinggrace.com.

Q. What should I bring for the "Tableau" workshop?

Q. What should I bring for the "Intro to ggplot2" / R workshop?

  • Bring your laptop.
  • A working web browser, e.g. Chrome.
  • We will be working with Jupyter Notebooks - try.jupyter.org
  • Install the latest version of R - https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/
  • Install the latest version of RStudio -https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/
  • ggplot2 - Graphing package implemented on top of the R statistical package - http://ggplot2.org/

Q. What should I bring to the "RapidMiner Workshop"?

Refunds (Only applicable if this is a PAID event)

Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.

If there are not enough people signed up to the event, I will be in touch to refund you.

If you have any other questions

You can contact Vicky Twomey-Lee by emailing vicky@codinggrace.com.


Kevin O'Brien https://twitter.com/dragonflystats

PhD Candidate in Statistics, who has been teaching R in the university of Limerick for 4 years. Also an organizer of the Dublin R user group ,with specific responsibility for workshops.

Vicky Twomey-Lee http://about.me/whykay

Pythonista, but normally found organising various tech events, and now heavily involved in diversity initiatives like Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, and Women in Technology and Science (WITS Ireland).


Vicky Twomey-Lee || +353 86 150 2003 || vicky@codinggrace.com

About Coding Grace

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…
We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.
We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.