WA has a number of community groups working with both individuals and organisations to help them advance their understanding, skills and connections within the WA Data Science community.
This group aims to fuse the best concepts from data science, software engineering and data engineering and have experts share practical advice on how you can apply it in your advanced analytics projects. By sharing practical and high quality content, they hope to connect Australia’s top data scientists and engineers with each other, and share ideas on how to implement meaningful changes within their organisations.
This community group is for people looking to share their experience and/or learn new methods for analysing big data. It is also for people who have Big Data that they need help with, so if this sounds like you, get in touch!
GeoRabble are a group of geo-obsessed people who want to celebrate the real work done by other geo-obsessed people. Anything to do with GeoTech, GeoDev, GeoBusiness, GeoTrends, GeoFutures, – you name it, as long as you’re passionate and want to share your challenges, triumphs, frustrations and pride in the work that you do. GeoRabble is here to connect, inspire and really have some fun with what is the coolest tech around.
The Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) is the largest analytics community in Australia with chapters in all capital cities. IAPA is committed to aiding executive understanding of analytics’ role in business transformation and data-driven decision making; as well as developing recognition of analytics professionals in the wider business community.
Kaggle is the world’s largest data science community with powerful tools and resources to help you achieve your data science goals. Kaggle provides access to datasets, competitions to help grow your skills, micro courses, notebooks to help you run machine learning code and access to an online forum of data science expertise.
The Perth Internet of Things Community cover everything from data driven business models using machine learning AI, right down to the technical sensors and actuators deployed in the field. This group is focused on future-proofing Western Australia by learning and creating together, so sign up for their meet-ups to mingle with the most enthusiastic and talented who’s-who of emerging technology in WA.
Perth Machine Learning Group is dominantly a coding group, oriented towards helping people understand, code and implement practical machine learning solutions. Members are diverse coming from across industry, academia, government and the startup community. The group provides around 2hrs of practical talks and learning support every week, covering topics from beginner to bleeding edge AI. They also provide support for sponsoring companies to build organisation capability and increase the level of engagement in training.
This group is the official Microsoft Data and Analytics User Group in Perth (formerly known as SQL User Group). Their focus is on connecting with like-minded individuals, sharing their knowledge and of course learning about SQL, Big Data, Data Science and Microsoft Azure Data Platform. If you love data, then this is the group for you.
Are you interested in how data and analytics is being used across the sporting landscape? This group explores how this is happening, where the benefits are being seen today and what can we expect to see in the future. The sporting industry is using insights from data and analytics in a variety of ways – from increasing human sports performance for athletes to creating a more engaging experience for members and fans – all of which will be explored through this Meetup group.
R-Ladies Perth welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you’re a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling. Our community is designed to develop our members’ R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing.
The purpose of the group is to bring together those with a passion for data, statistics, visualisation and machine learning, and to connect experts in the field with those interested in learning more. Both professionals and hobbyists are welcome! If you’re passionate about using data for insight, then come along to meet some kindred spirits.