The IBM Data Science Community is excited to launch a new IBM Expert TV
series, called Ciencia de datos en español
! The first episode, "Por donde comenzar: Creación de la Infraestructura Inicial en Watson Studio," is set to begin Tuesday, May 18 at 8:00am PT.
The team behind this 20+ episode weekly series, have varying data science and tech backgrounds, and are situated all around South and Central America, and the United States. Marcelo Ripoll, the Chief Technologist for IBM Argentina led the effort, and we took a few minutes to catch up with him about the series:
Who makes up the Spanish Data Scientists Task Force?
It started in January 2018, when a few colleagues in Argentina and myself worked as ambassadors at multiples universities and high schools. We realized that we needed to have data science educational material in Spanish, because it was hard to create a good communication channel and interest when the assistants to our talks only speak Spanish language.
What are your backgrounds and areas of expertise?
We have multiple origins including technical skills, quality service assurance, marketing, Commercial accounts support teams, statistical skills, etc.
Why did you decide to create Ciencia de Datos en Español?
After having decided to create our own material for our talks as ambassador and IBM internal educational courses at Argentina, we though that our material could be used by another Spanish language countries. At the same time, they could work together with us from 2 points: a) using our educational material in their countries to share data Science concepts, tools and methodologies in Spanish , b) contribute to create new videos themselves if our viewers are Data Science or product experts. This would be a win-win!
So, we started the first contacts with Peru and later with Mexico during 2020 and now we are working to add Colombia and Spain for the 2nd season of Ciencia de Datos en Español.
What can people expect to get here in each episode?
Each episode has a duration of about 30 minutes. Each episode covers a specific product and use case. We also provide presentations and datasets to replicate what the presenter does on each episode.
What is the best way to ask questions to the task force and submit new ideas?
Join our discussion thread to ask questions and engage with our experts. We also have a slack channel where we share new events, ideas, new articles, questions, etc. It is open and cross-channel so anybody can be added or add himself.
We look forward to hearing your feedback on the show, and submitting ideas for new topics, as well as possibly hosting your own Ciencia de datos en Español show. Let us know how we can help get your content featured.
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