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Vancouver Datajam 2020 is a virtual one-day, hackathon-like event where you can develop your coding skills and meet other members of the community. Participating groups include RLadies, PyLadies, SFU Scientific Programming, Women in Machine Learning/Data Science, Women Techmakers.

For the 2020 Datajam, we’re helping drive change towards sustainable oceans through technology. Datajam participants will work 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 brings together Vancouver’s young programmers, scientists and citizens with the common goal of hacking for a plastic waste free future.

The event consists of a day long hack where hackers exercise what they've learned in teams, and then a dinner/networking event that includes 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 event is open to everyone, especially those coming from marginalized backgrounds and gender minorities.

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What's happening?
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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