As a manager, there are many benefits to investing in the growth of your team’s skills and knowledge, for both the company and your individual team members. As such, it’s not a question of whether to invest in team training, but of which avenue for training to choose. Below you’ll find just a few of the reasons why you should bring your team to an ODSC event

Personal Interaction

One of the main advantages that ODSC events offer is that they bring your team into contact with data professionals from across the world and a wide range of industries. This can be particularly helpful for beginner to intermediate students who are still building critical foundational skills for learning data science. 

In this environment, they will be exposed to many different methods of utilizing data science and AI tools, an experience that is not easily recreated through online training. 

Hands-on Experience

ODSC events are focused on practical experience and feature hands-on training sessions where you will have the opportunity to work on real-world data sets and projects, while also having access to expert instructors ready to guide you wherever you may find yourself stuck. 

This can be very helpful in learning how to apply data science techniques to real-world problems or learning to apply certain textbook skills outside of your comfort zone. Like with many other training options, once the training wheels need to come off, there is a gap in the knowledge required to make the leap into real-world use of your new skills.

Quick Feedback and communication development 

Speaking of hands-on experience, another advantage of ODSC events is that they allow you to get immediate feedback from your instructor and peers. This can be very helpful in learning data science, as you can quickly identify and correct any errors you are making while giving you the proper opportunity to develop excellent foundational habits that will benefit you throughout your data science career. 

Then there’s communication. At events, you’ll have more opportunities to work on communication skills that will help you translate the data you analyzed into critical insights that will guide any organization that you work for. What makes a team great is their ability to conduct like a well-trained orchestra and for this to be a reality, each member needs a certain expertise in communications. 

This is something that teams often get ample opportunity to work on during training sessions and after-hours events at ODSC events. 


The old adage is accurate. Networking is king when it comes to career development and prospecting. And with an ODSC event, you’ll have a greater opportunity to build your network. When you attend a data science or AI course, you will meet other students who have similar interests. This can be a great opportunity to build your network and make connections with potential future team members that you can identify. 


Finally, attending an in-person ODSC event can improve morale and motivation as there is a spark felt by having a team get together and work to solve a problem. For example, when you are attending a class in a physical classroom, you are more likely to stay focused and motivated at the task at hand and will be able to lend a hand to others as needed. Believe it or not, the ability to assist others is a wonderful motivator while affirming your team’s ability and thus building greater trust.

What’s next?

As you can see, there are many benefits to attending an ODSC event. We have many events across the country, and the world, during the year and your first opportunity to attend one isn’t far away. ODSC East 2024 will be taking place in Boston on April 23-25th.   

With hours of expert-led classes, workshops, and other training, you can all supercharge your data team. All in person, and all ready to help you take your organization to the next level when it comes to data. 

Get your pass today, and help your team reach its potential. Learn more about how you and your team can convince your boss to attend ODSC East here as well.