The EDISON Champions of Education and Training are a group of pioneers driven to help create the new generation of Data Science professionals. EDISON seeks to support such pioneers particularly where they are exploiting the outputs of the EDISON initiative in the form of the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF). In addition to making use of the EDSF, Champions as early adopters provide crucial feedback into the evolution of the Framework.
Champions refers to teams at universities, colleges or other teaching or training establishments engaged in developing and /or delivering the courses that Data Science professionals need. Support for such teams varies and is dependent on particular needs that can help move things forward. In particular support will focus on bringing such teams together for various meetings and conferences to share best practice and lessons learnt.
If you are interested in becoming an EDISON Champion or attending meetings then please get in touch. See contact page.
The EDISON New Forest Milestone is a declaration of collective ambition to further the establishment of the Data Science profession that was agreed as a collective action at the first EDISON Champions Conference. The New Forest Milestone captures the key outcomes of the two-day event and paves the way for subsequent Champions Conferences.
The New Forest Milestone
from the 1st EDISON Champion Universities Conference
13th - 14th July 2016
The New Forest Milestone is an outcome of the first educational EDISON Champions conference held in Brockenhurst, UK. The EU-funded EDISON project is working to support growth of the Data Science profession, and help reduce the shortage of data science skilled professionals across the research infrastructure landscape and beyond.
The following were present at the first Champions Conference:
Plus the EDISON project team
The first EDISON Champions Conference was a great success. The pioneers of data science teaching and training assembled in the New Forest 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. The source material can be found in the library section of the website. The presentations delivered at the conference can be found below. Please credit the EDISON project if this material proves useful to your work.
The second EDISON Champions Conference is coming soon. The meeting will be held in the historic and cultural heart of Madrid at the University - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. The purpose of the meeting is to present and develop the activities of the education and training pioneers (EDISON Champions) who are utilising the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF) to develop and run new courses for Data Science.
The two-day event will take place over the 15-16 March 2017 in central Madrid. In addition to presenting success stories of the intial use cases of the implimentaion of the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF), workshop attendees will have the opportunity to be briefed on how they too can be helped to accelerate the process of developing industry-aligned education and training courses at their own institutions and organisations. Furthermore experts from the EDISON team will be present and keen to gather feedback for the next release of the EDSF.