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Data Science Festival Trainline Event (Ballot ticket only)

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Event near Chancery Lane Station

Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering here enters you into the ticket ballot for the Data Science Festival Event at Trainline on Tuesday 25th April 2017, the ballot will be drawn on the 18th April 2017. Those randomly selected will then be e-mailed tickets for the event, with the joining detailsThe Data Science Festival is the first of its kind as the only community led, free to attend Data Science Festival in the UK.

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6:00pm - 6:30pm - Doors Open

6:30pm - 7:15pm - Talk - Gianluca Campenella - Introduction to DS toolkit

7:15pm - 7:35pm - Talk - Tom Ewing - The Data Science journey

7:35pm - 8:00pm - Break - Beer & Pizza

8:00pm - 8:45pm - Panel - What makes a good data scientist and what do businesses look for?

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Gianluca Campenella - Founder Estimand Consulting / Research Fellow Imperial

Tom Ewing - Principal Data Scientist - Department for Trade

Fergus Weldon - Data Science Team Lead - Trainline

David Loughlan - Founder - Data Idols


Tom Ewing : The Data Science journey in DfT, including initiatives, projects and our vision for the future.

Bio: Tom Ewing is Principal Data Scientist for DfT. He has 20 years’ experience in government in a variety of data, analytical and digital roles and currently relishing the challenge of kickstarting the DfT’s data science capability and making the UK the worldwide leader in digital transport.

Gianluca Campenella: Introduction to a Data Science toolkit.

Abstract: From PhD to life: using science to get a job in data

Demand for quantitative research skills is at an all-time high, while at the same time academic careers are becoming less and less safe and attractive. If you are a PhD student or post-doc, should you be thinking about making the dreaded jump to industry? What are the opportunities and trade-offs? What kind of preparation do you need to transition? Can you ever go back to academia, or even maintain 'dual citizenship'? And just what do data scientists do for companies?

Bio: Gianluca is Senior Machine Learning Researcher at Longshot Systems, where he develops novel analytical methods for the sports betting industry. He was previously based at Imperial College London, where he currently holds an honorary Research Assistant position. Gianluca is also the founder and director of Estimand, through which he provides consulting and training services in Statistics, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

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Bio: David is the founder of Data Idols and the Data Science Festival. He has spent years as a contract database administrator, delivering projects for some of the UK’s leading companies. During his time as a contractor, much of his work was sourced through recruitment agencies, it was a painful process. He could never shake the feeling that things could be better, that adding IT knowledge to the recruitment process would lead to a hiring Utopia. At Data Idols, he now uses his unique background across hands on tech and hiring, to help organisations apply Data Engineering and Data Science techniques to improve the delivery of data projects, through consulting, recruitment, training and events.


Bio: Fergus is a Senior Data Scientist at Trainline. He uses Big Data to make sense of the UK train network, creating time and money-saving solutions for customers every day. As well as Transport, Fergus has experience in the Energy and Retail sectors, where he has spent many years working with companies such as Dunnhumby, Tesco and Nielsen.

Fergus’s love of technology started as a child – he was obsessed with all things MacGyver and regularly dismantled machines to understand how they worked. It was whilst studying robotics at Dublin City University that he also discovered his love of coding and hacking.

Outside the world of data, Fergus likes being active. He enjoys CrossFit and is an accomplished Ultimate Frisbee player, winning some of the world’s biggest tournaments.

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Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering here enters you into the ticket ballot for the Data Science Festival Event at Trainline on Tuesday 25th April 2017, the ballot will be drawn on the 18th April 2017. Those randomly selected will then be e-mailed tickets for the event, with the joining details


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