CPD89 – Sydney Workshop: Introduction to data processing using python

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The Statistical Society of Australia and the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, are pleased to announce the following workshop:

Introduction to data processing using python

presented by Matt Shepit on 26 July 2017 in Sydney. 

About the workshop
The objective of this course is to provide you with the essentials for your journey into python/numpy/scipy/pandas for your data-driven day to day. A general familiarity with mathematics/statistics is assumed, but not essential. Some familiarity with a programming / scripting language is assumed, but also not essential. Rather, this event seeks to sit in the happy middle ground between analysis and programming, without being terribly rigorous about either–enabling the art of the possible.

As such, this one-day course will be split into four parts:

* python basics (object types, formatting, etc.)

* connecting to and importing data (local / remote storage)

* analysis using some of the many numerical libraries available

* presenting your data (visualization and reporting options)

This is by no means a comprehensive course on any one topic, but by the end of the day you should be well equipped to dive into a data-driven problem with the confidence that you can beat it!

About the presenter

Matt Shepit studied Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Calgary before moving to New Zealand in 2005, and eventually settled in Sydney in 2011.  His background has been primarily in fundamental research and development, migrating to AI / Machine Learning a few years ago. Currently at a leading professional services firm as a Data Scientist, Matt has been busy developing a number of analytics tools in Python and Fortran. He also has a basset hound, Farnsworth, who is a much bigger celebrity.



Payment before 19 July 2017 (Early Bird)

Early Bird SSA Members $225
Early Bird Non-Members $360*
Early Bird Students $90*
Early Bird No-Member Students $135*


Payment from 19-23 July 2017

SSA Members $250
Non-Members $400*
SSA Student Members $100*
Non Member Students $150*

*student membership is available for full-time student for $20. Full membership is $235. To sign up as a member, please click here.

The course fees include morning and afternoon tea.


Travel Expenses

Occasionally workshops have to be cancelled due to a lack of subscription. Early registration ensures that this will not happen. Please contact the SSA Office before making any travel arrangements to confirm that the workshop will go ahead, because the Society will not be held responsible for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred due to a workshop cancellation.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received prior to Wednesday, 19 July 2017 will be refunded, minus a $20 administration fee.

From 19 July 2017 no part of the registration fee will be refunded. However, registrations are transferable within the same organisation. Please advise any changes to [email protected].


CPD89 - Sydney Workshop: Introduction to data processing using python
When: 26/07/2017
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: from $90 (students)
Location: School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney,
Carslaw Building F07 Room 729/730,

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