Mx Chiin-Rui Tan
Chiin (She/Her) is an award-winning Tech Entrepreneur from London, UK, with 15 years' professional experience practicing, innovating with, and championing Data Science disciplines in industry, government, education, and Open-Source ecosystems.
An Economics graduate from Cambridge, whose schooling had provided neither awareness nor access to Computing for academic study or vocation, Chiin discovered programming later in her twenties, going on to become the first Head of Data Science appointed to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office within UK Government. Using Python and R, she successfully built the department's first AI and developed new Cyber & National Security capabilities.
Today, Chiin's focus is the inclusive EdTech startup she founded, Rho Zeta AI, especially her flagship outreach initiative called Sports Python, an open educational project seed-funded by a EuroPython Society grant that has already proven effective for engaging certain hard-to-reach groups. Chiin was previously jointly awarded a Linux Foundation grant through which she co-founded the R-Ladies Global tech community.
Thursday 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in tutorials - 250D