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Take part in the July DataDive weekend with DataKind UK

This event took place on 16th July 2023

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How our data engineers rose to the challenges of DataKind UK’s DataDive weekend

Aya Stead, Alan Chodyniecki and Sam Collard

We are delighted to invite you to take part in a DataDive weekend from Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 July in London, organised by DataKind UK, and hosted by Softwire. DataKind UK is a charity that solves tough social challenges using data science. It helps social sector organisations benefit from advances in data science so they can make better decisions and have greater social impact.

About the event

This event aims to bring together people that have a belief that they can help change the world for the better, and who are interested in data science. They may already have some experience of:

  • Data visualisation, especially working knowledge of Power BI
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Familiarity with healthcare datasets is a bonus

Over two days, you’ll be volunteering in teams on a data project for the Starlight Foundation. Starlight exists to support children to experience the power of play and to boost their wellbeing and resilience during treatment, care, and recovery from illness. They do this through their ‘Health Play services’ in partnership with hospitals, and through their ‘Events and Experiences’ programmes.

View the full weekend schedule

Who can attend?

Volunteers from all levels of experience are welcome, from Data Enthusiast to Data Scientist. Here’s more information on each level:

  • Data Scientist – you rock statistical analysis and predictive analytics, are comfortable using R, Python, Matlab, or other common data analysis tools
  • Data Viz Whizz – you can whip up a pretty visualisation in no time and bring the wow factor to everything you do
  • Developer – you are comfortable coding in various languages and can build things that machines can use to get things done
  • Data Enthusiast – the idea of data gets you hot and bothered, but you’re still sharpening your skill set

You’ll be asked to select your current level of experience at the time of registering your interest.

Key event information

On Saturday 15 July, the activities will run from 09:15 to 21:00. On Sunday 16 July, the activities will run from 09:15-17:00. You must be available to attend both days to attend this event.

You’ll need to bring your own hardware (laptop and charger) and software.

DataKind UK will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. It will do its best to accommodate any dietary requirements, but you must inform them of these in advance.

You must be over 18 to participate in a DataDive weekend. You may be asked to show ID to prove your age

This will be an indoor event – wearing a face covering is not mandatory but please wear one if you would like to.

You must not attend if you have any Covid OR cold-like symptoms, a positive Covid test, or recent exposure to someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid.

Unfortunately, the space being used in the London venue is not wheelchair accessible.

How to attend

If you’d like to attend, you can register your interest on DataKind UK

Deadline for registering your interest is 10am Monday 26 June 2023. After this, the team will contact you to confirm if you have been successful in getting a spot by Friday 30 June.

If you weren’t successful, you’ll be placed on a waitlist and may be assigned a spot if there are cancellations.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the DataKind UK team on [email protected].