When I was a kid, one of the most important dates circled on my calendar was Amnesty Day at my local library. On these days, I’d drag my embarrassing mountain of overdue books back without late fees. Data Science needs a space where we can share our past mistakes without consequences and ask questions that we might be embarrassed about, without judgement.
Hosted by Heather Krause, the The Data Amnesty sessions are live-streamed and you can submit stories and questions in advance via our anonymous link (below) or by emailing Heather, plus we take questions live on the day. We go through data science concepts step by step, fostering real understanding rather than nervously pretending you know everything about everything! No question is too stupid. Heather examines data mess-ups from her own work and from the anonymous submissions so we can have a good laugh and learn together.
The most useful questions and outrageous stories from each session goes in the Data Amnesty Hall of Fame – a place to celebrate the difficulty and frequent absurdity of the world of Data Science. It’s part of our commitment to Demystify, Democratize and Demonstrate Data for Equity.
– Heather Krause