Kickstart: Data Scientist Career Path



Course details:

Open new doors of opportunities with data science and machine learning! From KDDCup to Kaggle competitions, from consultation jobs to local employment opportunities in and around Jakarta, our in-house trainer Samuel Chan will share his experience in the data science industry, and introduce the audience to new full-time and part-time avenues of making money with data science.

The code along session covers a wide spectrum of machine learning applications, and demonstrate how:

  • Stock traders use R to perform various quantitative stock analysis and financial modeling tasks
  • Machine learning specialists use R and Python to compete for cash in data science competitions
  • How data scientist combine domain expertise  with smart exploratory analysis to discover business insights & provide that as a service

This KICKSTART workshop is absolutely beginner-friendly, and participants from all backgrounds and industry are welcomed to participate. In support of the local education scene, active students should write in to obtain a free entry.

Please bring along:

  • 1x Laptop (optional; If you wish to follow the Code Along examples)
  • 1x Purchased ticket



  • Getting Started in Data Science

    18:00 – 18:30

  • Practical tips + Q&A

    18:30 – 19:00

  • Code Along: Simplifying stock trading with R

    19:00 – 19:45

  • Code Along: Random Forest on marketing data

    19:45 – 20:00

  • Q&A

    20:00 – 20:15

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Samuel Chan


Kickstart Series

An introductory workshop for aspiring data scientists and entrepreneurs

Workshops in our KICKSTART series are tailored to casual programmers and non-programmers that are taking their first steps into data science. It assumes no prior knowledge or academic background, and attendees will be introduced to the beautiful art of writing R / Python code to produce data visualization and simple regression models.

Students are encouraged to bring along their laptop and download the course materials beforehand if they wish to follow along the Code Along exercises. The workshop has a gentle learning slope that is designed with non-technical professionals and academics in mind.

Note: Workshops in the KICKSTART series follow a structured course, and re-use many of previous materials from earlier KICKSTART workshops. If you have attended a KICKSTART data science workshop in the past and would like to be exposed to more intermediate-level data science education materials, consider signing up for an Algoritma Membership or attend our Data Science Fundamentals workshops (3-day):

You can obtain a free entry to our KICKSTART series workshops with an active membership. Non-subscribers are welcomed to participate at a cost of IDR50,000.

3x Complimentary Student’s Pass

Studying mathematics, statistics, or a math-related field in a local university? Stand a chance to receive a complimentary student pass by sending us an email. Members of our staff will reach out to verify your scholarship.

Receive your free entry: