Beginner's Guide to Data Science | Free Class



Tuesday, 28 May, 2024
3 5 pm EDT

About This Class

It’s predicted that demand for data scientists will grow 35% from 2022 to 2032, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’ve been considering a career in data science, that’s a pretty promising stat.

Join us for a free, 2-hour class to get hands-on practice with the basics of Data Science and see if you’ve got what it takes to become a data scientist yourself.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of data science and how different industries are applying its predictive power to improve their bottom line. Then, get hands-on practice with predictive models using a real-world dataset. Bonus: there will be time at the end for live Q&A with the instructor.

We’ll see you in class.


You’ll leave this class with:

  • An understanding of what data science is and some of its broader industry applications
  • Basic knowledge of the differences between supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms.
  • Practice with quantitative, data-driven analysis.
  • Confidence to continue learning data science


  • This is an entry level class, so no prior knowledge is necessary.
  • We’ll send a Zoom link to your email the day of class.
  • Note: your mic and camera will be off for the duration of the class.
  • A recording will be shared via email after filling out our in-class survey.

About the Instructor

Charis Loveland Photo

Global Program Manager of EPIC Emotional Intelligence, Amazon Web Services

Charis joined AWS in 2019 leading AI/ML strategy for the Cloud Intelligence team. She now works full time as the global program manager for the EPIC emotional intelligence program. Before joining Amazon, Charis worked independently in AI product strategy and taught data science for MIT, Columbia, and Dartmouth, as well as product management, agile, metrics, and communication for General Assembly. Prior to that, Charis founded Rue La La’s data science team. At Microsoft, she launched a global crowdsourcing platform for data scientists and previously led technical projects at EMC and SAP. She began her career as an editor teaching people how to use SAP software, and has been translating technology to business stakeholders ever since. She is an Emotional Intelligence evangelist, IDE ambassador, Class Chat coach, and Hour of Code organizer. Charis lives in the New England woods and has a 14 year old daughter and 2 cats. She loves to travel, read, practice yoga and mindfulness, and share transformational tips to inspire colleagues on their EQ journey.

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