Data Science is one of the fastest-growing careers in the country today, and has been repeatedly labeled as the “sexiest job of the 21st century” – all with good reason. Data-driven decision making and storytelling are crucial in today’s workplace, but separating the signal from the noise in our data-flooded world can be overwhelming. Telling a meaningful story with that data is harder still.
It’s no wonder professionals with the skills to organize and interpret this data are in such high demand. But understanding how data can enrich our work and improve strategic decision making is important for everyone.
The Problem of Data
Companies often experience a breakdown between their data professionals and decision makers. Data professionals may lack the skills to share findings in an engaging and accessible way, and executives may lack the knowledge of how to ask for the data they want.
Similarly, you may be curious how data analytics can improve your research, refresh your career, or inform important projects, but have no idea where to start.
The Data Analytics Workshop Series
UMKC is committed to closing these knowledge gaps and demystifying data science through our Data Analytics Workshop Series. The Institute for Data Education, Analytics, and Science (IDEAS) offers eight workshops designed as non-intimidating introductions to data-based strategic thinking, popular programming languages, and top visualization tools in the field today – all with support from live instructors with years of real-world data analytics experience.
Participants can attend individual courses based on interests, or register for a non-degree certificate in data analytics. The next series begins May 8, 2021!
2021 Course List
Introduction to Data Analytics | May 8
Data Analytics Primer | Starting May 15
Python Bootcamp | Starting June 5
R Bootcamp | Starting June 19
SQL Bootcamp | Starting Fall TBD
Data Dashboards with Tableau | Starting Fall TBD
Data Visualization | Starting Fall TBD
Spatial Data Analysis | Starting Fall TBD