The first EDISON Champions Conference was a great success.
The pioneers of data science teaching and training assembled in the New Forest over the 13th - 14th July, just as the British Summer was making its first real appearance. The Champions enjoyed two days of stimulating and productive discussion triggered by the emergent findings of the project material. Further information available below:
Details of the event are available: Champions Conference, report and slides to follow soon. (Photo: Natalia Talkowska)
EDISON Competence Framework and Reference Implementation
In addition to the community building activites and organised interest groups, EDISON will prepare a number of formal documents around a Competence Framework (CF-DS) to support the concepts that underpin Data Science as a profession together with reference implimentations in the form of a Body of Knowledge (DS-BoK) and Model Curriculum (MC-DS).
EDISON Preparing for the future
In addition to promoting the need for more Data Science professionals and establishing the conditions for re-skilling and certifying Data Scientists, EDISON is developing a sustainable business model and roadmap that will provide a basis for the formal recognition of the Data Scientist as a new profession, including supporting the establishment of formal certification for practicing “self-made” Data Scientists.
A Community Portal is being developed to exploit the project outputs beyond its lifetime
Defining the Data Science profession: a survey
In order to help train, educate and recruit the data scientists of tomorrow we need to know more about all aspects of the profession. So we very much welcome input from all of those involved from the educators and recruitors to the practitioners as well as the would-be data scientists of tomorrow. If you can spare 20 minute then please do take time to complete our survey. Thanks.
Expert Liaison Groups - ELGs
The Expert Liaison Groups serve as a key channel for facilitating structured dialogue between professional sectors, academia and the EDISON project. Three ELGs are established, bringing together three interest groups with relevant members from: Universities, Employers and Data Experts. Please get in touch if you are interested in appying to join the ELGs.