There’s something powerful about bringing people together. More than simply networking, it breaks down silos, creates connections and presents solutions. Real transformative learning experiences happen in communities — communities just like ODSC.
The data science community is passionate to say the least. Whether it’s through open-source data and framework sharing, countless being developed, meetups galore, and unique collaborations, many in our community live and breathe data science.
That’s why we have finally created the much-asked-for ODSC Community Slack channel!
What is the channel?
The OSDC Slack channel is designed to connect data science professionals from around the world to converse about topics they’re passionate about, such as machine learning, deep learning, NLP, AI for good, and more. Plus, you can submit jobs or even find jobs that other people post!
Why did you create the channel?
Slack is a popular channel for organizations around the world, and we figured, why not go where people already are? Our community is truly global, with conferences in multiple continents and meetups from countries everywhere. We can’t expect everyone to come to every event, but we still want to encourage everyone in the ODSC community to stay in touch with one another and to meet new people.
Who is a part of the channel?
All types of people! The channel will include past ODSC conference and meetup attendees (missed connections, anyone?), and just about anyone who’s interested in data science. We’re not limiting the channel to anyone industry, so there will be anyone from machine learning engineers in finance, to AI small business owners, and more.
Why should I join the channel?
Because you need a distraction at work! Kidding (kind of). Really though – and especially if you’re a data science professional – it’s good to connect and network with others to expand on what you know about your field, and to maybe inspire others! Plus, think of it as a Slack channel filled with friends and friends you haven’t met just yet.
What can I contribute?
Anything as long as it’s related to data science! Share your Github repositories, your data visualizations, graduate thesis, citizen work, job listings, and anything else. Feel free to ask questions, give advice, seek partnerships and collaborations, and share news and updates as you see fit.
Do I need to attend an ODSC conference to join the channel?
Nope! If you’re interested in data science, then you’re in. We welcome you to attend our conferences in the future, but you don’t need to attend one to join the Slack channel.
Ready to join the channel? Click here and learn how!