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Data lab – Monte Carlo Simulations

  • March 27, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NOTE THE LOCATION FOR THIS LAB IS AT THE AIM GROUP, 130 ALBERT ST   We often hear of people being shown the results of Monte Carlo simulations, or maybe reading about them and wondering if they can be applied in their work environment. This workshop aims to demystify what Monte Carlo Methods are and (more…)

Discovering Data Science

  • April 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovering Data Science Data-driven, evidence-supported decision making has become paramount. In this workshop we will use presentations, discussions and demos to explore the power and functionality of data, from recording keeping, to data science to artificial intelligence. Data is a driving force behind civilization and with the advent of electronic data collection and storage, data (more…)

Data lab – Anomaly Detection

  • February 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Data Lab will be all about Anomaly detection (AD). Anomaly detection is the discovery of unexpected or interesting events, carried out by analyzing outliers or atypical data points in a dataset. Anomaly detection as an activity piggybacks on a wide variety of underlying machine learning techniques – e.g. classification, clustering and distribution models. This means (more…)

Data lab – Data Cleaning Issues and Strategies

  • March 13, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Data Lab we are going to play “Data Cleaning Bingo™” We are going to talk about a number of types of data issues and strategies on how to clean the data. We want you to bring along a laptop (if you are able) with one of your data sets. Also a tool to use (more…)

Data lab – Building a Data Visualization

  • April 10, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this Open Data Lab we are running a “build a data visualization” competition! Participants should bring along a laptop (it is ok to share with somebody else) with the tool of your choice installed (Excel, Power BI, SAS, R, Cognos, pen & paper!) and we will provide a data set and rules. The participants (more…)

Data lab – GOC Power BI

  • April 17, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Power BI lab will run monthly every 3rd Wednesday. We will run through a number of different topics and challenges but we would also like for COG Power BI practitioners to come in and showcase their innovative solutions to different problems. We also encourage you to bring along your problems so that we can (more…)

Data lab – Bayesian Statistics

  • April 24, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this Open Data Lab Patrick will be introducing the concept of Bayesian statistics and where it can be utilized in our organization. Here is a quick overview from Wikipedia >> (more…)

Data lab – GOC Power BI Lab

  • May 8, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This session is our regular GOC Power BI lab where we will group problem solve and explore Power BI. Please bring along your laptop and come armed with any problems you may have an issue solving (more…)

Data lab – Tools comparison R, Python, Power BI and others

  • May 22, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this Lab we are going to look and the commonly used tools and discuss the pros and cons of each in different circumstances. Please bring along a laptop with the tools of your choice loaded and also some scenarios that you are working through. We will also do a quick demo on some tool (more…)

Data lab – Return of the killer Bayesian Statistics

  • May 29, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is part 2 of an “n” numbered series on Bayesian statistics. We will continue from last session looking at continuous (rather than discreet) input systems and will also focus / brainstorm on applications of Bayesian statistics in the GOC work environmnet. We also encourage you to bring along your problems so that we can (more…)