September 18-25 2021


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Enjoyed Vancouver Datajam 2020? Roll on 2021!

Vancouver Datajam 2020 was such a success, we decided to run it again! Right now, we're still working out our exact timelines but we've left the details of last years event here for you to get an idea of the event.

Please check back soon for signup links and more!

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
The Vancouver Datajam Committee

What is a Datajam?

Vancouver Datajam 2020 was a virtual one-day, hackathon-like event where participants developed their coding skills and met other members of the community. Participating groups included RLadies, PyLadies, SFU Scientific Programming, Women in Machine Learning/Data Science, Women Techmakers.

For the 2020 Datajam, we helped drive change towards sustainable oceans through technology. Datajam participants worked to bring awareness to the plastics crisis with projects that aim to understand, visualize, and make predictions about plastic waste data. This free social coding event brought together Vancouver’s young programmers, scientists and citizens with the common goal of hacking for a plastic waste free future.

The event consisted of a day long hack where hackers exercised what they'd learned in teams, and then a networking event that included a panel. Our aim is to foster a beginner-friendly environment and to increase the visibility of femme-identified individuals, WoC and gender minorities in the fields of data science and technology. If you have any questions or concerns about the event please contact

Our events are always open to everyone, especially those coming from marginalized backgrounds and gender minorities.

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What happened in 2020?
unconference 4 September
Virtual Unconference Evening
5:30 PM - 8 PM

Get to know your fellow attendees and talk about the big issues!

Join a moderated discussion room where you can contribute, listen and learn in a relaxed atmosphere.

workshops 11 September
Online Workshops
5:30 PM - 9 PM

Learn or refresh your skills!

Get a refresher on R or Python, or learn how to use them to analyse data!

datajam 12 September
Opening Ceremony
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Open remarks and Keynotes

Join us to eat breakfast and listen to our event organisers and keynote speakers to kick off the day!

datajam 12 September
Datajam @ Your house!
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

The main event!

Work on one of our prepared projects with or as an experienced mentor, lead by a specially selected team lead.

datajam 12 September
Git Training
10 AM - 11 AM

Beginner Git Overview

Don't know Git? That's OK! Our beginner Git overview is designed to give you the skills needed to contribute to your hack!

event 12 September
Career Panel & Q&A
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hear from an experienced femme panel of Data Scientists

Listen & ask questions at our panel of female experts in the fields of data science and sustainability. Check out who's speaking here.

event 12 September
Awards Ceremony & Close
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Celebrate Project Winners and Wrap up the Event

Let's get together to celebrate everyone's participation in the first annual Vancouver Datajam and pick some winners!

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Whether you're a beginner, just getting comfy in your skills or you've been at this a long time, we have a place for you.