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Could you share your data skills or expertise at the next Pick N Mix?

Pick N Mix is our series of free, weekly online workshops run by the ODM community. If you missed the first season, you can find out what topics we covered here or catch up on past sessions over on our Vimeo page.

Pick N Mix started during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK – we weren’t able to meet up in person, but we still wanted people to be able to get together and learn from each other.

So we invited community members to run sessions based around their expertise or skills, which meant we were lucky enough to introduce friends, new and old, to some of the latest data tools, resources and skills.

The original run of Pick N Mix was so popular that we extended the series from eight to 10 sessions, and now, we’re planning to bring it back, with Season 2 in autumn 2020 and Season 3 in spring 2021.

And we’d love you to get involved!

You can see the list of sessions we’ve already run on the blog here. We also had some really enthusiastic folks joining us for Season 1 – who made some suggestions for the next ones they’d like to see:

  • NoSQL databases
  • Visualising data (this might be using a specific programming language, or perhaps a session on data visualisation principles)
  • How to collect data
  • Machine learning
  • Working with JSON data

But we’re open to anything and everything data – if you’re keen to share, we’re keen to learn! Perhaps you have a specific skill or resource that you’re passionate about, or an issue or challenge you’ve experienced that you want to help others navigate.

We only ask that sessions are easy to follow and open for anyone to join.

If you could run a 45 to 60-minute session online with us on a Tuesday evening, including time for Q&A with the audience, then we’d love to hear from you.

Season 2 dates:

  1. 3 November 2020
  2. 10 November 2020
  3. 17 November 2020
  4. 24 November 2020
  5. 1 December 2020
  6. 8 December 2020.

All sessions will be delivered on Zoom on Tuesday evenings between 6.30 to 8pm (GMT). Season 3 will take place March to April 2021, dates TBC.

Interested to lead a session or got an idea for one you’d like to see? Get in touch.