Kids can change the world with data

location_city Sydney schedule May 15th 01:05 - 01:50 PM place Wesley Theatre people 188 Interested

From researchers perpetrating unspeakable acts with their datasets, to students trying to communicate experimental results with pie charts that don’t sum to 100, we have all seen data horror stories. But in my classes kids have worked with their communities to create real change using data and computation. We can band together to give all kids the opportunity to change the world. This is the story of kids. Of data. Of Computation. And of change. It’s the story of the Australian Data Science Education Institute.


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