At the end of October, I headed to Bath and Warwick University to introduce students to the Qlik Academic Program and to highlight the importance of data literacy for their future careers.
For the visit to Warwick, I had great support from Marius Popa and Mike O’Shea from our pre-sales team. We presented to over 70 students studying for an MSc in Management Information Systems and Digital Innovation in the Management School. Dr Markos Zachariadis who runs the Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence module has been involved with the Qlik Academic Program for several years and is a strong supporter of getting students hands on with industry leading tools in the classroom. As well as giving students an introduction to the importance of Data Analytics in the modern workplace we also showed demos of how Qlik Sense is used across a range of organisations. From there students then had the opportunity to get hands on and build their first application in Qlik Sense. Since running the workshop, to date we have had 69 students from Warwick sign up to the Academic Program, so they will now be able to take advantage of our wealth of learning resources.
The following day, we headed to the University of Bath for the fourth year running. This time Julie Main and Kevin Alty from the pre-sales team joined me to deliver the session for the MSc in Business Analytics course. Güneş Erdoğan, Director of studies for the MSc Business Analytics Programme is our main contact at Bath and has been working with the Qlik Academic Program since 2016. After introducing students to Qlik Sense we set them a challenge of making recommendations on what Netflix should include in their 2020 catalogue, based on historic movie data. All groups made great presentations and as well as presenting their findings within Qlik Sense, the students also discussed the challenges and learning points that they had encountered throughout the session. Many now plan to use the e-learning resources available in the Qlik Continuous classroom to further improve their skills in Qlik Sense, so that they can use it for upcoming project work.
If you are a University student or Academic and would like to get access to our free Academic Program, sign up today! qlik.com/academicprogram
This weekend students in theMBA course about Predictive Analytics and Data Mining for Executives presented their final project using Qlik Sense! The students were provided a project in the beginning of the semester and were allowed to select their tool of choice. Many decided to use Qlik which was exciting because Qlik employees, David Lyons and Tomilayo Komolafe were able to mentor the students and attend to watch the final presentations.We look forward to working with Virginia Tech at the 2020 Bake Off!
All students are encouraged to join, regardless of their areas of study. Students wishing to improve their analytic and data literacy skills can apply today by visitingqlik.com/academicprogram
Don't miss your next chance to learn more about the free Qlik Academic Program in our live introductory webinar next Tuesday 8th October at 2pm GMT+1.
This time I will be your host, and I will be guiding you though a tour of all of the free analytics learning resources that we offer, an introduction to the Qlik Sense software, and of course an opportunity to ask any questions.
The webinar is mainly intended for academics and students who have recently joined the program, or who are interested in joining. But we welcome anyone who would like to find out more, to help spread the word about our great free materials!
You can register here. And in case you can't make it on the day, we will send you a recording of the session afterwards.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Last week Qlik attended a joint event hosted by theFederal Reserve Bank of New York Data and Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health.The conference was a celebration of innovation and community for STEM graduate students interested in data analysis, visualization, machine learning, and advanced applications of data techniques. Students attending were able to connect with industry leaders and get inspired by esteemed practitioners pioneering and shaping today’s data driven industries.
Qlik's own Paul Van Siclen hosted a session dedicated to Qlik Sense and attended a panel with other industry leaders.
The Academic Program was onsite to teach students how they can apply to the program for Qlik Sense software, training, the chance to receive a certificate and many other additional resources! Students were excited to learn that Qlik offers such a program at no cost and were eager to join before they completed school.
Qlik encourages all students to learn more about the Academic Program because data is everywhere! Don't miss out on the opportunity to add a critical skill set to your resume. Visit us todayqlik.com/academicprogram
Sunny Barcelona is home to the Qlik EMEA hub office, where we bring together all different nationalities from across Europe and beyond. Here we work together to spread the word about Qlik and to provide our customers with the best possible service. As a member of this office myself, I can say from firsthand experience what a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere there is, where the opportunities to learn are endless!
Our Technical Support team are now looking for Junior Engineers for Infrastructure & Deployment and Development & Design. The team provides data driven world class support to troubleshoot and resolve customer technical issues, and they do this from an office just two minutes walk from Barcelona's beautiful beach. For these positions we are looking for recent graduates with technical degrees and excellent interpersonal skills. You can read all about the full set of skills required for the roles in the job specifications here:
Junior Technical Support Engineer - Infrastructure & Deployment
Junior Technical Support Engineer - Development & Design
Your application will certainly stand out from the crowd if you are already familiar with Qlik products. And a great way for students to gain the necessary experience is via our free Academic Program. The aim of the program is to up-skill students in Data Literacy and to enhance their employability by providing them with access to a wealth of free training resources and qualifications. You can find out more details about the program and apply here: qlik.com/academicprogram
So if you have already participated in the Academic Program and hold a technical degree, these new positions at Qlik could be ideal for you. And if you are still a student looking to enhance your CV, be sure to sign up to the Academic Program today to develop your skills ready for your first graduate roles!
The Academic Program was thrilled when Virginia Tech invited us back to be part of their annual business intelligence bake off. The bake off was created by Professor Hoopes who teaches an MBA course aboutPredictive Analytics and Data Mining for Executives. Unlike previousyears where students focused on a variety of tools, this year Qlik was the tool of choice!
Qlik's very own David Lyon, a Solution Architect joined in on the weekend long bake off to introduce Qlik Sense and kick off the weekend. Students attending the course joined the Academic Program for free software, a year of free training, and the option to receive a Qlik Sense certificate after passing the Qualification exam. After the bake off, students will continue using Qlik during the semester on a case study focused around higher education.
If you are a professor or student interested in learning Qlik, visit us atqlik.com/academicprogramany apply today!
Are you a professor or student looking to learn analytics or update your curriculum? Look no further, the Qlik Academic Program offers free analytics software, a year of training, certificates, and much more! Aren't sure yet? Join us for a live webinar to learn more about the program!
The webinar will includea quick tour of our resources; a short introductory demo of the Qlik software; instructions on how to sign up for the program if you haven’t already done so, and an opportunity to ask any questions. This webinar is mainly intended for University students and professors who have just joined, or who are interested in joining the program but we welcome anyone who would like more information about our amazing free resources.
When: Tuesday, September 10th at 9:00AM EST
Registration: Join us by registeringhere
Can't attend? No problem, just register and we will send you a recording!
Last week the Qlik Academic Program worked with Alex Polorotov, Data Visualisation Consultant at Datanomix.pro to introduce students at the Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations conference to the Qlik Academic Program. This is the premier summit for Asia’s next generation of leaders, and this year was held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Alex of Datanomix.proa Qlik partner, was asked to participate as a judge for one of the Impact Challenges at the conference. These challenges require participants to combine all the knowledge and skills that they have acquired during the event, to work as a team and to devise unique and inspiring solutions to the challenges. The challenge in this case was run by the Astana International Financial Centre and the task was to develop a concept of a University of the Future that would specialise in IT, Financial and Educational Technologies considering components of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Impact Challenge Judges
The participants were judged on several criteria including analysis, innovation, organization and presentation. There were ten teams involved with 100 participants in total, who all presented original and well-structured ideas. The Qlik Academic Program and Datanomix.pro provided the prizes to the second-place winners which included a VIP session welcoming the students to the Qlik Academic Program, a copy of “The Functional Art” by Alberto Cairo, (recommended reading for Qlik’s Data Literacy Certification), and a Garmin Smart Bracelet.
Impact Challenge Winners
This was a great opportunity to introduce more students to the Qlik Academic program and to demonstrate how the training available can help to prepare students for jobs resulting from the fourth industrial revolution. Alex has also been making great strives to introduce the Academic Program to various Universities in Kazakhstan to help them to improve their data literacy skills. Stay tuned for more details on this!
If you are a University student looking to get better prepared for the data driven workforce, sign up for free at qlik.com/academicprogram.