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Let’s Celebrate! IBM Data Science Community Now 10,000 Members Strong

By Rosie Pongracz posted Wed May 06, 2020 07:36 PM

Wow! We just crossed the 10,000-member mark in the IBM Data Science Community. Thank you to all who have joined and contributed so far. It is very exciting to see this kind of momentum.

At IBM, we value community. Why is it important? We wanted to build a place dedicated to people supporting the practice of data science in their businesses; for practitioners by practitioners. Whether that is a data scientist, machine learning engineer, AI developer or anyone working on the AI lifecycle, we thought that such skills-intensive disciplines should have a space to connect to each other, engage on timely topics, and share their expertise. 10,000 of you agreed these values were important, and we’re very glad to have you!

Our community started out in 2018. We’d like to thank our data science and AI community partners – we couldn’t do it without you! Here are some highlights:

IBM talk on AI Fairness at SF Python meetup (February 12, 2020)
IBM talk on AI Fairness at SF Python meetup (February 12, 2020)

Of course, a steady stream of technical content, leading edge, product and original. Here are 5 of our most popular pieces:

Congratulations on this amazing feat, I knew it was just a matter of time. The amount of knowledge shared and that energy that so many people bring in here is what makes the IBM community unique. I am happy to see this coming and many more such milestones to come!
—Neeraj Jangid, Data Science Community Member

Communities are so important these days and the leadership at IBM has really thought through and executed a robust plan to build community on all levels, I am so glad to be a part of it.
—Grace Law, Organizer, SF Python

We plan to accelerate this journey and continue growing our community. Here are a few things you can look forward to over the coming months, dedicated to helping practitioners learn, share, engage to build trusted AI:

  • Stay tuned: Access to hundreds of IBM Experts and Mentors to assist in your journey to AI. Regular office hours, virtual meetups, and online chats.
  • Expanded relationships with our partner communities like Data Council, TWIML, and PyData
  • Ongoing technical content curation on the most talked about data science and AI topics like ML Ops, AI Trust, AI Learning, NLP, and leading-edge open source tools
  • Career development conversations
As always, please let us know what else you’d like to see. Simply leave a comment below or start a conversation on the forum.

Thanks again, and on to the next 10,000!



Sat May 09, 2020 08:24 PM

Congrats Rosie and team!

Thu May 07, 2020 08:38 AM

Good to see the community growing! I am glad to be part of this community.

Thu May 07, 2020 08:04 AM

Congratulations Rosie and team!

Thu May 07, 2020 05:10 AM

Great achievement Rosie and team!

Thu May 07, 2020 12:29 AM

Congrats! Our community here is growing so much.

Wed May 06, 2020 10:43 PM

Congrats. Great to see the community growing!