AnalyticsCamp Switzerland is an open ad-hoc unconference similar to a Barcamp, but with a focus on Data Analytics, Data Science, Business Intelligence, UX Research and related topics. The idea of the event is to create an environment for people to create, learn and share through discussions and interactions with other participants. It is a collaborative happening to encourage the exchange of ideas and an alternative to traditional (analytics) conferences.
Hence, there will be no pre-set featured speakers. Rather you, as the participant, will be able to provide the topics and content you finds most interesting and useful.
The AnalyticsCamp Switzerland was born from the lack of traditional education and knowledge-sharing formats, which leaves the industry to rely on other forms and means. Furthermore, most Data and Analytics conferences are designed more as a sales format with few hands-on, interactive elements that are the core of (tacit) knowledge-sharing.
We expect people from various backgrounds and different positions, which will make for a tremendous knowledge pool for you to interact and connect with.
We, the AnalyticsCamp team, therefore wanted to create a platform where you can openly discuss ideas and current matters with your peers or interested people. There are other events in the region, such as the Analytics Meetup, but those mostly only feature a set presentation with a Q&A and are usually in the evening.
Our (5th) Analytics-themed Barcamp will be a one-day event on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 (postponed) at the Ringier offices in Zurich, Switzerland.