Past Meetups

If you're interested in participating by giving a talk, don't worry too much if we've touched on the subject before or you think you're not expert enough. New people join us every day and there are a lot of subjects warranting a revisit. Get in touch!

ONLINE free tutorial: data science versus novel coronavirus

Date: February 9th 2020 @ 12:01 PM


Guy FreemanGuy Freeman

Using data science to understand the Wuhan coronavirus

Free 90 minute tutorial on gathering data programmatically about the novel coronavirus outbreak, analysing it for patterns, and visualizing any insights. Rundown Noon: Dr. Guy Freeman will talk about gathering online data for one's own purposes, e.g. the number of cases over time, or search volumes of certain terms. 12:30pm: Dr. Scott Edmunds will talk about the sequencing data, what is available and how to analyse and understand, e.g., nextstrain. 1pm: Professor Ben Cowling will talk about the data and calculations behind measuring the transmission dynamics of 2019-nCoV that were used to write this NEJM paper:

How to build a successful data team

Date: September 24th 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Location: LinkedIn HK

Alex HungAlex Hung

Alex Hung, Head of Customer Management Transformation, Hang Seng Bank

Today, more and more organisations are opening up their doors to big data and unlocking its power. Data science matters and how it accelerates the corporate business growth? At the panel discussion, various industry veterans will share their views on: The future of data science How to structure the data team to add value to business The challenges of how to attract and find the right talent How to hire for tomorrow’s needs, not just today’s What’s more, LinkedIn Hong Kong will share the market insights and skills in demand within the data industry.

Olivier KuzinerOlivier Kuziner

Olivier Kuziner, Partner of Ekimetrics

Jeffrey NgJeffrey Ng

Jeffrey Ng, Head of Fintech Solutions, Ping An OneConnect Bank

Real estate and blockchain

Date: July 10th 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Location: Ooosh Hong Kong

Guy FreemanGuy Freeman

How to value all residential homes in Hong Kong

You might think that building a valuation model using machine learning for almost 2 million flats in Hong Kong is hard... but not as hard to everything that comes before and after! Guy Freeman explains how a real-world data science project comes to fruition.

Alex SvanevikAlex Svanevik

Why blockchain is a data scientist's dream

Blockchain blockchain blockchain, it's everywhere. But behind the hype, blockchain is "just" a distributed database, which means, DATA. Alex takes us through why and how data scientists should rejoice in blockchain's data cornucopia.