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We are currently organising a session titled "Data Professionals: Bridging the Gap between Educational Provision and Workforce Requirements" at the SciDataCon 2018 (5-8 November in Gaborone, Botswana). The conference is part of the International Data Week and co-located with the next RDA plenary. We would like to invite you to participate in the session with a lightning talk and/or a poster.
We would like to hear about educational/training approaches and about efforts to establish what skills and competencies are needed to succeed in the different roles and professional settings data professionals are working in. The session will contain a number of short lightning talks and will leave room for exchange and discussion. Details about the session can be found here: https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/call_for_papers/
Proposals can be submitted via the general call for papers with the deadline of 31.5.2018: https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/225/
Since we are not looking for full papers, participation can be on top of any other contribution you are planning to make to SciDataCon 2018.
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