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The YYC Data Society is Calgary's hub for data science, data engineering, and analytics. We were born from the grassroots communities and composed of people just like you.

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Upcoming Events

9/7/2021
5:15 PM

DAMA Calgary Board Meeting

Why we exist

We create collisions between communities and individuals. We nurture our data ecosystem. We develop the roadmap to navigate the Calgary data landscape

Mentorship and Growth

Foster relationships in a community full of professionals, enthusiasts, and lifelong learners

Unlock trapped Potential

Bridge the technical and social gaps which hinder the adoption of the data-drive organization

Advanced ML/AI Skills

Celebrate and advance the underestimated depth of Albertan data and ML/AI expertise

Share Resources

We are stronger together. We are a collective of communities sharing resources and expertise

12+

Communities

5+

Events per month

4000

individuals

100000+

Possible Connections

The Data
Community
Centre

The YYC Data Society isn't just a group of people. We're a group of communities. Our constituency spans over a dozen groups representing a wide range of peoples and industries

We are all networks

Communities. Directed acyclic graphs. Social networks. Minimum spanning trees. Networks are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Join us and be a node forging connections in the community

Founding partners

Calgary Data User Group
Calgary Data User Group
PyData Calgary
PyData Calgary
Calgary AI
Calgary AI
Data for Good
Data for Good
Untapped Energy
Untapped Energy
Women in Data
Women in Data
ADA
ADA
DAMA Calgary
DAMA Calgary
Calgary R
Calgary R

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the Society

The YYC Data Society is first and foremost a collection of communities. The best way to get involved is to sign up for our newsletter and attend community events

I want to start a new data community or add my existing community to the YYC Data Society

We're always happy to add new member communities to our ranks! Send an email to info@yycdatacon.com with some information about your current or planned group.

I want to volunteer with the Society

We're currently seeking full stack developers to build internal tooling and a marketing coordinator. If you're interested, email info@yycdatacon.com!

Featured Event

Upcoming Events

YYC Data March Meet Up

March 5, 2024 5:30 PM
Calgary AI

At this session, we will hear from two speakers, first from Wish as an AI Engineer and second from Kerry from KPMG. * 5:30 - Networking * 5:50 - Introduction to speakers and Calgary AI * 6:00-7:30 - Speakers presentation * 7:30 - Additional Networking * 7:50 - Exit \-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\- Speakers are: First up is Wish. He is an AI Systems Engineer leading innovations within the power and utilities sector. His expertise is designing asset optimization systems leveraging AI for wind turbines, solar farms, and power plants. Beyond the optimization field, Wish also builds commodities trading systems for trading firms in the US. Wish is also a lecturer at Queens University, where he teaches leaders how to maximize value from their analytics teams by leveraging machine learning. Wish shares a collective appreciation for the impact of technology on creating a sustainable future. Off the clock, he practices Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai, acknowledging that his best moves are now a distant memory. **TOPIC**: "From Grid to Great: AI's Role in Grid Transformation" We are amid a generational grid transformation. The power grid is evolving to meet the two-fold challenges of surging electricity demand and the integration of renewable energy sources. This talk delves into the role of AI in navigating these challenges, from assisting grid stabilization against the variability of wind and solar power to optimizing battery storage and managing the complex balance of supply and demand. Wish will discuss how machine learning can help enhance grid resiliency and pave the way for a smarter, more sustainable energy future. AI is not the hero of our story, but it certainly can be the sidekick. Second up is Kerry. Kerry is the Innovation Designer and Ignition Lead from KPMG. Kerry helps clients solve complex business challenges using innovation methods grounded in Design Thinking. Kerry leverages her extensive background in research and facilitating innovation through human-centred design, design thinking, speculative design, and the creative process which is augmented by her skills in emerging technologies and prototyping. Kerry has a Master of Industrial Design and spent many years teaching all facets of design in higher education and as a consultant leading design-led innovation with clients in a variety of industries. **TOPIC**: Kerry will talk about what KPMG is doing in the area of AI for our clients and how we are leveraging Gen AI internally. Snacks / light food will be provided. Please RSVP to the event so we can order the right amount of food. We look forward to seeing you at Platform Calgary.

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The Data Community Center

The YYC Data Society isn't just a group of people. We're a group of communities. Our constituency spans over a dozen groups representing a wide range of peoples and industries

12+

COMMUNITIES

4,000

INDIVIDUALS

5+

eVENTS PER MONTH

100,000+

Possible Connections

We Are All Networks

Communities. Directed acyclic graphs. Social networks. Minimum spaning trees. Networks are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Join us and be a node forging connections in the community

Our Mission

We create collisions between communities and individuals.

We nurture our data ecosystem.

We develop the roadmap to navigate the Calgary data landscape.

Mentorship and Growth

Foster relationships in a community full of professionals, enthusiasts, and lifelong learners

Unlock Trapped Potential

Bridge the technical and social gaps which hinder the adoption of the data-drive organization

Advance ML/AI Skills

Celebrate and advance the underestimated depth of Albertan data and ML/AI expertise

Share Resources

We are stronger together. We are a collective of communities sharing resources and expertise

Founding Partners

The YYC Data Ecosystem

YYC Data Blog

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