#datacareer - Join the AI Guild coaching program

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Data Analyst? Data Scientist? Data Engineer? Learn about the benefits of the program and the experience we have.

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The AI Guild #datacareer coaching program offers you accelerated professional development to the senior level.

You can join the coaching program from anywhere - it's online.

This introductory workshop offers you the following

  • An overview of the key elements of the coaching program and of the benefits for the participants
  • Information on how to apply and how the selection process is done
  • A discussion of how the coaching program makes your progress to senior-level transparent and predictable

Target participants

Practitioners in the first 5 years of their professional life. The program focuses on roles such as data analyst, data engineer, data scientist, and ML practitioner.


The first cohort launched successfully in October 2020. The next cohorts start in January and April 2021.

The AI Guild is the go-to community for data scientists, data engineers, data analysts, and machine learners in startups and industry - as well as business professionals advancing AI adoption.

We regularly support our 450+ members in career development.

  • AI Guild career coaching events running for junior and senior practitioners since 2019 with more than 200 participants
  • 100+ senior members leading on industry use cases, leading training; and leading on consultancy and freelance services.
  • Development of the competency profile for data careers, which you can read about here.

18.00 Online warm-up and introductions

Why an independent #datacareer coaching program to accelerate your career?

1. The AI Guild #datacareer coaching program

  • Benefits for participants
  • Requirements for applying

2. The #datacareer competency profile

We look at the importance of your professional mission, technical skills, and the potential for advancing AI adoption (impact)

  • What is a competency profile?
  • How to write your profile?

3. Structure of the coaching program

  • Expectations and standards for the program
  • Coaching and annual assessment
  • Accreditation as a senior practitioner

19.00 Closing of the workshop

Head of the AI Guild coaching program

Dr. Marija Vlajic Wheeler is an AI Guild member and a Senior Data Scientist. She has a Ph.D. in Astrophysics (Oxford University). In the field since 2013, she has contributed to deploying data science in marketing and the health sector (femtech). She also lectures at university.

Supported by

Dr. Chris Armbruster is an AI Guild member and known for campaigning for 10,000 Data Scientists for Europe. He has extensive experience in building competency profiles for practitioners and in running career workshops at entry-, junior- and senior-level. He was also the Director of a Data Science Bootcamp.

Dânia Meira is an AI Guild member and a Senior ML practitioner. An applied mathematician by training, she has been in the field since 2012, with a career in Berlin-based startups in eCommerce and computer vision. She is an experienced mentor and teacher.

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