The 10 Best Data Communities in Singapore
04-Apr-2019Views 2091

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Technology is changing very fast, that's why you should keep yourself updated with the latest trends and tools. We looked for the best data communities in Singapore for you. Here is where you can learn new things and meet fellow data addicted.

1. Data Science SG

Members: 8.372

Frequency: Monthly meetups

Data Science SG is the biggest group for data scientists in Singapore. They held monthly meetups, inviting domain experts to share their experiences. The group is for anyone interested in data science. They usually collaborate with tech companies, like Go-Jek, Twitter, and WeCash to bring in some insights and to let data teams share their know-how.

2. Data Vis Singapore

Members: 1.692

Frequency: Monthly meetups

If you're thinking to learn more about how to better visualize your data, this is the meetup for you. The group is open to anyone in any industry. They specify that they “don't care if you're a user of R, python, D3, WebGL, Vega, Qlik, Tableau, PowerBI, Excel. Everyone is welcome". So, here is your chance to brush up your skills and get to know like-minded people.

3. YiduAI

Members: 1.119

Frequency: Monthly meetups

We've already talked about YiduAI and its awesome community of more than 1.000 people. They invite speakers from different industries to talk about their experiences with data and its applications. The next event will feature the Head of Data Science of Grab, among the others.

4. BigData X

Members: 2.950

Frequency: Monthly meetups

Their mission is very clear. They want “to create a sharing community to build up practical data processing literacy in Singapore and around the region". They are industry agnostic, in fact, they want to cross over to related fields when required to get things working.

5. She Loves Data

Members: 3.200

Frequency: Monthly meetups

For the female readers, here is the group for you. The goal of this meetup is “to inspire more women to pursue careers in data and tech". She Loves Data organizes meetups both in Singapore and in Australia and it's an international association of like-minded people.

6. DataKind SG

Members: 4.071

Frequency: Monthly meetups

Data could help to solve many issues, that's why DataKind calls all the data scientists and the industry leaders to do good. The group tries to solve the World's toughest problems with data science. They host monthly Project Accelerator Nights where in a few hours you have the chance to make the difference and work on a good cause.

7. PyData Singapore

Members: 5.142

Frequency: Every two months

PyData Singapore is a group for users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. They gather to discuss how best to apply Python tools, as well as those using R and Julia, to meet the evolving challenges in data management, processing, analytics, and visualization. PyData Singapore is supported by NumFOCUS.org

8. Singapore Python User Group

Members 4.903

Frequency: Monthly meetups

Python User Group organizes meetups for programmers who use Python. They're also the ones behind the PyCon, the biggest Python conference in Singapore. If you want to learn more about this programming language and how to use it better, this is for sure the meetup for you.

9. BigDataSG - HadoopSG

Members: 2.811

Frequency: Monthly meetups

This is a group related to DataScienceSG. However, they focus more on big data and analytics. The group aims to gather Hadoop and big data lovers to share experiences, problems, and, of course, solutions. This is perfect if you'd like to learn more about Hadoop-based systems and related technologies.

10. Singapore Data Science Consortium

Last, but not least, the Singapore Data Science Consortium. This organization is the result of a collaboration among the National Research Foundation, the National University of Singapore, the Nanyang Technological University, the Singapore Management University and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research. They organize workshops, courses, and meetups for data experts.

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