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22 October - 13 November
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You say day-tah, I say dah-tah: Learn to code by exploring regional language variation

My local area theme

What’s on offer?

Join us for a 45 minute online workshop – where we’ll provide an introduction to data science, explore regional language variation and guide you through writing your first piece of code at home. 

The recorded workshop consists of:

Introduction video

Data science tutorial video

Code writing activity

Whether you have never looked at code before or you’re interested in building your coding skills further using a different sort of data set, this will be an excellent opportunity to get a hands-on introduction to ethical data research. 

What’s it about?

As an attendee, you will receive a friendly introduction to data science and the processes behind data analysis.

You’ll also see how data can come from anywhere: including how people talk to each other on Twitter!

Who’s leading the event?

The event will be run jointly by

Dustin Foley, Research Data Scientist – Consumer Data Research Centre

Ryan Urquhart, Data Scientist Teaching Fellow - Consumer Data Research Centre

Open to

Our workshop activities are aimed at adults and young people who have little to no understanding of data analysis. This might include teenagers and young people, but would also be appealing to adults, especially career changers. We welcome people of any age.

Of particular interest to

The workshop will be most appealing to anyone who is beginning to develop an interest in data science, and how it might be applied to any other field of their choice.

The focus of the session will largely be on the data processes, code, and ethical considerations involved in being a data scientist. However, because the data we will be using focuses on regional linguistic differences, attendees may also be interested in language, history, human geography, and social networks.

We want to demonstrate that data analysis can have a wide variety of applications!

Event Booking details

Attendees will need to register to get access to the notebook and video content.  Material will be available online for the entirety of the festival.

Scheduling information

Material will be available online for the entirety of the festival.