Empowering the next
data-driven leaders.

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Our Story

Founded in 2016, Concordia’s Data Innovation Playground (DIP), formerly known as the Data Intelligence Society of Concordia, is a non-profit student club committed to developing future data-driven leaders. Our vision is to foster an innovative culture, a fun, diverse, and inclusive learning environment, and to facilitate access to learning tools, data sources, and professional development within the data science industry.

DIP’s only mission is to bring ALL data-driven individuals *no matter their background* under one roof. Through a diverse following and the freedom to play around with data, we want to foster an inclusive and fun learning environment for everyone interested in technology and data science. We offer multiple types of events during the year to cater to as many people and styles as possible! Datatalks (speaker series), Datathon (case competition), Datapalooza (NEW! a FUN data fair), Workshops, and the Innovative Society, are ALL ways you can enhance your learning, show off your skills, or simply surround yourself with like-minded people.

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Our Vision

Innovation

Innovation is key to advancing, whether on a scientific level or an organizational level. In today's global climate, we must continuously innovate to survive.

knowledge

Knowledge is power. The world's "big data," contains a mountain of knowledge from which we can uncover hidden insights to improve our environment.

Diversity

In diversity lies strength. Diversity is vital in today's global environment. It is what allows the human race to rally together when adversity strikes.

access

As a data science association, we believe in the open data movement and strive to develop community partnerships who support this cause.

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Who we are

Ready to DIP?

2019-2020 Executive Team & 4th Anniversary

DIP is a student-run club that offers YOU the opportunity to play with data. Sharpen your skills in data science through our signature events, our workshops, or by being part of our very exclusive Innovation Society. Welcome to Concordia’s Data Innovation Playground! All backgrounds invited.

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What we do

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT DATA AND ABOUT EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO BECOME THE DATA-DRIVEN LEADERS OF TOMORROW.

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DIP's speaker series such as Data Talks, provides hands-on knowledge about current and relevant industry news and trends. It also inspires intellectual inquiry and encourages students to explore their curiosity and discover their passion for data science.

WORKSHOPS


Our workshops aim to provide students with hard technical skills needed to break into the industry upon graduation. Want to learn about new innovative technologies not yet yet available at Concordia? Or perhaps you need to sharpen your coding skills? Then attend one of our workshops!

HACKATHONS


Students apply their knowledge and skills in our annual hackathon/case competition, Datathon. A complex, real-world business case is presented, which only data science can solve. Come see how data science is applied to a real business scenario in almost every industry. We dare you.

THE INNOVATIVE SOCIETY


The Society strives to create an environment that facilitates conversation abouit all things technology, focusing on data intelligence and artificial intelligence. Join the conversation at our weekly meetups, competed in a case competition, or volunteer to get involved!

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What Fans Say

“Coolest society at Concordia! Love what you guys are doing.”

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VISIT OUR BLOG FOR DIP AND INDUSTRY NEWS AND ARTICLES AND JOIN THE DISCUSSION. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS ENCOURAGED!

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