Data Science Learnathon: From Raw Data to Deployment, Melbourne

- Cliftons Melbourne, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Together with our trusted partner, Forest Grove Technology, we're hosting a Data Science learnathon in Melbourne on November 16. 

What is a learnathon? It's between a hackathon and a workshop. It's like a workshop because we'll learn more about the data science cycle - data access, data blending, data preparation, model training, optimization, testing, and deployment. It's like a hackathon because we'll work in groups to hack a workflow-based solution to guided exercises. The tool of choice for this learnathon is KNIME Analytics Platform.

KNIME Analytics Platform is an open, open-source, GUI driven, data analytics platform, that covers all your data needs from data import to final deployment. Being open, KNIME Analytics Platform offers a vast integration and IDE environment for R, Python, SQL, and Spark.

After an initial introduction to the tool and to the data science cycle, we will split in groups. Each group will focus on one of three aspects of the data science cycle:

  • Group 1. Working on the raw data. Data access and data preparation.
  • Group 2. Machine Learning. Which model shall I use? Which parameters?
  • Group 3. I have a great model. Now what? The model deployment phase.

We will provide a few datasets, jump-start workflows and final solutions for the proposed tasks, and of course data science experts. Please bring your own laptop with KNIME Analytics Platform pre-installed. To install KNIME Analytics Platform, follow the instructions provided in these YouTube videos:

Please download the workshop material from here. We will import this material during the learnathon.

If you would like to get familiar with KNIME Analytics Platform, you can explore the content of our E-learning course.


  • 13:45 - Welcome and Introduction
  • 14:00 - Introduction to KNIME Analytics Platform
  • 14:30 - The Data Science Cycle: From raw data to deployment
  • 14:50 - Data sets and tasks presentation, group formation
  • 15:10 - Let's work and learn!
  • 17:00 - Networking


Cliftons Melbourne, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

This event is free and open to everyone who is interested. Simply register via the Forest Grove event page.

We'll also be in Perth on November 14 - feel free to join us there, too!