DDSA Mentoring Programme
Are you an experienced data scientist who would like to share your experiences with an aspiring data scientist? Or are you a young data scientist looking for a mentor? Danish Data Science Academy is excited to announce the launch of the third edition of the DDSA Mentoring Programme in the autumn of 2023.
Bridging experience and talent within data science
The purpose of the Mentoring Programme is to facilitate personal and professional growth with a focus on practitioners and researchers within data science in Denmark.
Who is it for?
The mentoring programme is for everyone who wish to grow personally and professionally within data science. You may just have started your career, or you may be experienced.
You can register as both a mentee and mentor in the same programme.
Meet our Mentors
Visit the Meet our Mentors page to explore the list of mentors who have registered for the Autumn 2023 Programme.
Connected to Denmark
We strive to build a cohesive community within Denmark, and therefore we expect the participants to be able to meet up physcially, if they please. If you are not in Denmark for the majority of the duration of the programme, please contact us on email@example.com
How much time is required?
DDSA encourages the Mentoring Programme participants to invest enough time and energy to ensure a great experience for both parties. It is required to attend the Kick Off and Closing Event (2 x 30 minutes virtual) and at least one monthly check-in of one hour for the duration of the programme.
Furthermore, if the mentor takes on more mentees, it is expected to conduct each check-in on a 1:1 basis, adding to the time requried for a successful mentoring programme.
Programme editions and registration
Autumn 2023 (October – July 2024) registrations are closed
Mentor registrations are closed (registrations were open from May 3 until June 30)
Mentee registrations are closed (registrations were open from July 17 until September 13)
If you would like to continue from the Spring 2023 into the Autumn 2023 with your current mentor/mentee, please get in touch with Marius at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matchmaking & Kick Off
For the first time, we’re introducing a matchmaking algorithm that pairs mentors and mentees based on various parameters, such as interests, programming languages/software, field of study, highest degree, location, background, and motivation. This new feature aims to ensure that everyone can fully benefit from the mentoring programme. You will also have the option of choosing your favourite mentors from the Meet our Mentors page. Read more about the matchmaking process in the registration form above.
The pairs will be announced by email on September 25th, 2023.
The Kick Off of Autumn 2023 will take place virtually on Monday, October 2nd, 2023, from 15:15-16:00.
Two physical, ½-day meetups between the participants of the Autumn 2023 programme will be held. Participation is not required. The exact time and location will be announced via email.
The Closing Event date is yet to be decided. Here we will share a few remarks, provide the last round of feedback, and wish each other a farewell. If the mentor and mentee wish to continue their check-ins beyond the programme, they are free to do so. You will receive information in due time via email.
Spring 2023 (March – July 2023) registrations are closed
The Spring 2023 programme is currently running with 90 participants; 39 mentors and 51 mentees.
Open December 1st, 2022 – February 1st, 2023
Register as a mentor
Register as a mentee
If you would like to continue from the Pilot Programme into the Spring 2023 Edition with your current mentor/mentee, please contact Marius at email@example.com
Matchmaking & Kick Off
The matchmaking process works as follows: Once mentors and mentees have registered, we will ask the mentees to prioritise their top 5 favourite mentors. Prioritisation will take place from February 3rd – 12th (midnight), 2023. Next, DDSA will optimise for the highest priorities. If multiple mentees have selected the same mentor as a first priority, we will perform a random distribution. If there are more mentees than mentors, we will prioritise the mentees with less experience. The pairs will be announced on February 20th.
The Kick Off of the Spring 2023 Edition will take place virtually on Wednesday March 1st, 2023, from 16:30-17.00.
A physical, ½-day meetup between the participants of the Spring 2023 Edition will be held. Participation is not required. Exact time and location will be announced via email.
The Closing Event date is yet to be decided. Here we will share a few remarks, provide the last round of feedback, and wish each other a farewell. If the mentor and mentee wish to continue their check-ins beyond the programme, they are free to do so.
Pilot Programme (October 2022 – February 2023) registrations are closed
The Pilot Programme ran with 60 participants; 30 mentors and 30 mentees.
Registrations for the Pilot programme are now closed. If you are interested in participating in the next Programme, please look at the coming programme (above) or stay updated via our newsletter, LinkedIn and Twitter.
A physical, ½-day meetup between the participants of the Pilot Programme will be held on February 6th, 2023. Exact time and location to be decided and announced via email. If you are part of the Pilot Programme and have not heard about the meetup, please contact programme responsible Marius Cortsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Closing Event will take place virtually on Thursday February 23rd, 2023, from 16:30 – 17:00. Here we will share a few remarks, provide a final round of feedback, and wish each other a farewell.
If the mentor and mentee wish to continue their check-ins beyond the programme, they are free to do so. If they wish to continue as a part of the next programme edition, please notify Marius at email@example.com.