In Sheffield we are leading an initiative to make data science more accessible to those that need to handle and understand data. We are developing a philosophy of “Open Data Science” which ensures access to methodologies and tools across the community of users where it is needed: in industry, clinical applications, science and the developing world. b Our philosophy is to make methodologies and tools accessible through education and sharing of source code.

For more details on the ideas see this blog post.

Meet ups

We organise meet ups in Sheffield every month on data science.

Fabin Pedregosa describing the vision for scikit learn at Sheffield data science meeting (Neil Lawrence) pic.twitter.com/EcoCmURc3t

— Fernando Perez (@fperez_org) April 30, 2014

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