Data science online co-working group

Join others in the Jean Golding Institute community and work on data science together

Come and join the Jean Golding Institute community and dedicate two hours on Tuesday afternoon to your data science research.

By working together we hope we’ll hold each other accountable to really focus on our projects and get to know each other in the process.  You are very welcome to join us for as long as your schedule allows and on whatever type of task you may be working on. This may be data analysis, software development, writing (papers, documentation, thesis, a grant) or something else.

Basic info

Meet us on zoom (https://zoom.us/j/98693855460) every Tuesday 2-4pm GMT to work on our data science, data-intensive research or software engineering projects using the pomodoro technique.

It’s a drop in session and anyone can join, so:

  • You don’t have to sign up
  • You are welcome to drop by any Tuesday, for as long as your schedule allows.
  • You do not have to be at the University of Bristol

What’s the pomodoro technique?

The pomodoro technique is productivity technique, where you do 25 minutes work (called a pomodoro or “tomato”) without distractions (turn off your notifications), followed by a 5 minute break.

(We use this website to have a shared 25/5 minute timer: https://cuckoo.team/jgi-coworking)

What’s the point?

Here are some reasons this is fun and helpful to do:

  • You dedicate some time to working without distractions on your project work, so you get stuff done.
  • You feel compelled to work on the thing you’ve been avoiding when you’ve told someone else that you’re about to do it now.
  • You get to know other people working on similar stuff: we learn a lot from each other, and it’s just a nice way to get to know people, especially in a pandemic.

What kind of work?

During the timed 25 minute pomodoro sessions, we will work quietly (muted, video usually on, but optional) on our own projects. You are welcome to join us, whatever type of task you may be working on. So far this has included data analysis, statistics, data science (e.g. clustering, natural language processing, deep learning), software engineering, and tasks related to these (for example writing papers, grant proposals, code, and documentation).

What to expect

Our timetable is as follows:
14:00 - 14.15: Say hello, and set goals
14.15 - 14.45: “Tomato 1”: the first 25 quiet work session, followed by a 5 minute break.
14.45 - 15.15: “Tomato 2”: the second 25 minute quiet work session, followed by a 5 minute break
15.15 - 15.45: “Tomato 3”: the third and final 25 minute quiet work session, followed by a 5 minute break
15.45 – 16.00: We share how it went, what we’ve learned, and swap knowledge about our new favourite productivity/research tools, stuff we’re proud of, and/or cool things we saw on the internet.

Queries
Contact ask-jgi@bristol.ac.uk with any questions.

Fancy joining others to work on data science together?

As we are all working from home - let's develop our data science connections through working together

Drop in Tuesdays 2-4pm

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