In this workshop for people without technical background we learn about topics like correlation vs causation, clustering, Self Organizing Maps and dimension reduction. We learn in which cases it makes sense to use which methods and what the strengths and weaknesses of the different algorithms are. The theory part consists of a series of 2D and 3D computer games (developed exclusively for this course!) which allow us to teach the essential concepts, terms and algorithms in a playful way. Each algorithm is first explained using slides (with a strong focus on understanding fundamental concepts) and afterwards explored using a viszualizing game. This method helps to build a solid understanding of concepts and a strong intuition.
With the ever increasing computing power and memory capacity of computers, larger amounts of data are collected in companies every year. The ability to search in this data („the new gold“) for patterns and insight has become most imporant. To be able to interpret the results of the machine learning algorithms used in data mining, it is necessary to understand them at a basic level. In this workshop we learn in a playful way how the most commonly used algorithms work.
- People without technical background
Very practical and hands on course on understanding how data is – and can be – used. Absolute must for any decision maker in business who benefits from data insights – from CEO to marketers. Complex topics explained in a understandable and fun way. Engaging and interactive. After the course – you will not turn into data scientist – but you will know how to ask the right questions and use the data for your benefit.
(Jana Nevrlka, Cofounding GmbH) I would like to express my appreciation to Marco Lardelli and Christophe P. Meili from hop-on.tech for the enriching Data Mining workshop I attended.
They anticipate the learning value by offering an outstanding application for 3D visualisation of large amount of data. They excel in mastering strong statistical and data mining science and skills, understanding the real needs of managers and executives. Thanks to their brilliant workshop, I have now a sound understanding of Data Mining and apply this in my Change Projects.
For any executive, manager or data scientist who wants to get a deeper insight to Data Mining, I highly recommend both founders!
(Martine Richmann, Integral Strategy GmbH)