by Saksham Agarwal (@sakshamagarwal) on Friday, 30 December 2016

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Technical level
Beginner

Abstract

Data is everywhere and data-scientists jobs are the hottest in the tech industry. In the current world data analysis is not a privilige but a necessity for organisations to take correct decisions, develop better strategies and produce hot products. Netflix, Google, Amazon, Youtube, Facebook and every other company is constantly hiring data analysts to make sense of their data.
Data is ubiquitous and cheap but it is a potential gold-mine waiting to be exploited.
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the very basics of data analysis. Using some very simple techniques they will be able to find exciting results from raw data.
The audience should have basic programming experience (conditionals, loops etc.) in any programming language.
The following ted talk presents exciting uses of data analysis techniques.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wG_sAdP0U

Outline

The two hour workshop will comprise of the following three sections:

1- Introduction to data-analysis (what and why)
2- Getting started with R and Rstudio, a revision of statistical concepts like mean, median, mode, correlation etc.
3- A hands-on project.

Requirements

Rstudio

Speaker bio

I am a senior undergraduate at NIT Calicut. A passionate programmer who likes to use programming to solve interesting problems. My current work interests include data analysis and deep learning. As part of Computer Science and Engineering Association, NIT Calicut, I have conducted several beginner and advanced workshops on technologies including but not limited to c++, java, python, android.