Trainings by Intela and IBM at Igor Sikorsky KPI


From 12 to 19 August 2017 in the Igor Sikorsky KPI a series of trainings "Data Science Bootcamp" was organized by the American company Integrated Technology Laboratory LLC (Intela) for the improvement of the qualification of teachers and scientists of Ukrainian universities in the field of intellectual data analysis.

Within the framework of the event, two four-day trainings from IBM COGNITIVE CLASS and TABLEAU data visualization brand were conducted. Trainers and listeners hosted the Scientific and Technical Library of Igor Sikorsky KPI and Student space Belka.

IBM trainings were devoted to the basics of data science and designed for beginners. From IBM experts, students learned how to use popular programming languages to analyze data and visualize them, get acquainted with some algorithms of machine learning, methods and technologies for processing large volumes of data, etc. The practical part of the training was developed on the basis of the popular open source tools for studying data from IBM Data Scientist Workbench, including Jupyter (IPython), RStudio IDE, Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop, and others.

The TABLEAU course allows students to master the basics of desktop software for data visualization and presentation through interactive reports and thematic panels.

Within the framework of Data Science Bootcamp, there was also a roundtable on learning in the field of intelligent data analysis, which was attended by American and Ukrainian experts.

ESC “World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development” (WDC-Ukraine), which specializes in conducting research and education in the field of intelligent data analysis, was provided assistance in organizing trainings from Igor Sikorsky KPI. The team of WDC-Ukraine together with specialists from Intela and IBM developed a program for advanced training in data science. This program has become a logical continuation of the advanced training courses that WDC-Ukraine has been conducting for four years under the framework of the joint Canadian-Ukrainian project "Establishing the basis of spatial data infrastructure: providing a basis in the Ukrainian government to support sustainable economic growth". In the future, it is planned to repeat and expand the issues of such training in the field of data science.

In total, about 150 specialists from most regions of Ukraine took part in Data Science Bootcamp. Students who have passed the appropriate exams have received certificates of education and successful completion of courses from Intela and IBM, as well as certificates of advanced training from Igor Sikorsky KPI.

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