Humble Data Workshop

Humble Data will be held on Saturday 18th May between 3:15-5:45pm in room 317 (please check the schedule in case of any changes). The Humble Data workshop is not displayed in the schedule on the website, but it does appear in the app. We look forward to seeing you there!

Are you eager to embark on a tech career but unsure where to start? Are you curious about data science? Taking the first steps in this area is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Join our workshop for complete beginners and get started in Python data science - even if you’ve never written a single line of code!

We invite those from underrepresented groups to join us for a fun, supportive workshop that will give you the confidence to get started in this exciting area. You can expect plenty of exercises, as well as inspiring talks from those who were once in your shoes. You’ll cover the basics of programming in Python, as well as useful libraries and tools such as Jupyter notebooks, pandas, and Matplotlib.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll work through a series of beginner-friendly materials at your own pace. You’ll work within small groups, each with an assigned mentor, who will be there to help you with any questions or whenever you get stuck. All you’ll need to bring is a laptop that can connect to the internet and a willingness to learn!

Humble Data aims to increase inclusivity and provide a safe community for Python and Data Science. We organise free workshops for people who are outside of the mainstream in the data science and tech industry. We encourage past participants to become mentors and even organise their own workshop one day. We are building a community where people can help and learn from each other. Remember to stay humble! See more on our website:

Consider becoming a mentor!

We are looking people who are attending PyCon US to volunteers to help mentor the attendees. There is no need to be an expert in programming, data science or Python – we are teaching the basics. But you do need:

👉🏽 Lots of patience, smiles and a friendly attitude.

👉🏽 The ability to answer questions in a beginner-friendly way, even if it means the explanation is not technically precise.

👉🏽 Curiosity.

👉🏽 Respect.

👉🏽 Will to learn and to teach the mentees.

In return, you will meet new interesting people outside your usual bubble, gain eternal gratitude from a group of attendees, and help to break down stereotypes around what a developer “looks like”.

BONUS POINT: All this should be added on to your CV!

Apply to mentor by filling in this form. Applications close on May 3rd.