FAQs

FAQs

Q: I am interested in volunteering for Data Umbrella. Who should I contact?

A: Please send an email to info at dataumbrella dot org

Q: How can I share job postings with the Data Umbrella community?

A: These can be shared in various ways.

1. Job Board: post to our job board here jobs.dataumbrella.org

2. Twitter: @DataUmbrella. Include our Twitter handle in your tweet and we will retweet it.

3. Discord: join our Discord and post in the #job-board channel

4. Newsletter ($): job posting can be announced in a newsletter for a donation. Email us for more details.

Q: How can I share events with the Data Umbrella community?

A: These can be shared in various ways.

1. Meetup: Post here on the Meetup Message Board (Note: For technical difficulties contact Meetup support directly.)

2. Twitter: @DataUmbrella. Include our Twitter handle in your tweet and we will retweet it.

3. Discord: join our Discord and post in the #events-discounts channel

4. Newsletter ($): event announcements can be announced in a newsletter for a donation. Email us for more details.

Q: We have a product in which we think the Data Umbrella community would be interested. Can you organize an event for us?

A: We can arrange a company-sponsored webinar. Email us for more information on the sponsorship cost ($).

Q: Can Data Umbrella offer a workshop or event on "topic x?"

A: Feel free to email suggestions and feedback to us.

Q: Can Data Umbrella provide financial aid or scholarships to students?

A: Data Umbrella is a fiscally sponsored project of Open Collective, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in California, USA. We have limited funding, are volunteer-driven, and we are not able to providing funding for educational scholarships or travel.

Q: I sent in an inquiry and I haven't heard back. Can you assist?

We have limited resources and will respond as we are able.

Q: I am an aspiring data scientist. Can I speak to someone at Data Umbrella about my career goals?

As we are a non-profit organization with limited resources, we are over-extended and under-resourced. We have provided some resources to guide you.

  1. We have a Career Advice playlist on YouTube:

2. book: Build a Career in Data Science, by Emily Robinson & Jacqueline Nolis; 30% discount

3. article: How Do I Get My First Data Science Job? by Reshama Shaikh

4. article: Data Science is Different Now, by Vicki Boykis

Q: Do you offer career support? Can you help me find a job?

What we do is organize events, as volunteers, so the community can benefit. We do not provide career services.

We recommend joining our Discord and collaborating with the community.

We have a job board: jobs.dataumbrella.org

Q: Do you offer mentoring?

What we do is organize events, as volunteers, so the community can benefit. We do not provide mentoring services. We recommend joining our Discord and collaborating with the community.

Resource: Rethinking Mentoring in Data Science

Q: Can I schedule an information call with you?

Informational calls can be scheduled for an hourly consulting fee. Email us for the fee amount ($).