Digital Academy

Fancy a career change? Do you work with data and want to figure out what it is that data analysts do? Do you want to learn from professionals?

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Andrea Jančárková

Andrea Jančárková
Event participant: She loves data

It was clear that both girls and lecturers were having fun.
The weekend with DataGirls was one of the best weekends of this year. It turned out that the things like SQL can be useful and funny at the same time. Everything was perfectly organized and it was perfectly clear that girls and lecturers were having fun.

Few Words About Our Digital Academy

Digital Academy is a project packed with information and practical experience. Completing the course, you will have all the fundamentals to be able to apply for junior positions in the data analysis field, like Junior BI Analyst or Junior Analyst in a marketing/sales department. 

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Important notice: the whole Academy is held in Czech language. 

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The project is supported by Google.org - many thanks.

Digital Academy is a several-week long requalification course and a mentoring program for 30 future data analysts (20 % of mothers after maternity leave and 20 % of fresh university graduates).

The goal of the Academy is to educate new talents and, in co-operation with local companies, to find them jobs on data-focused positions (data analysts, reporting, visualisation, digital marketing, coding or testing).

The Academy runs two times a year in Prague, Brno and, as of 2018, also in Ostrava.

After completing the theoretical part of our Academy, passing the final test and presenting their own project, all participants receive a certificate at the final graduation evening.

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The Academy includes 300 hours of tutoring, self-study, tours of companies and mentoring on the final project. The tutoring covers the following subjects: Data analysis, Data tools (Excel, Power BI, KBC, GoodData, Tableau), coding in Python, SQL, Digital marketing with Web analysis, Soft skill workshops and Career mentoring.

The entire course takes place on the premises of the companies involved, universities and in co-working centres. It is designed for evenings and weekends so that everyone can make it.

The tutoring is provided by the experienced Czechitas lecturers. Top-class professionals participate in the Academy such as: Pavel Doležal, Pavel Lasák, Ondřej Veselý, Honza Mayer, Barbora Bühnová, Zuzana Bednářová, Svetlana Margetová, Petra Drahoňovská and others.

Companies participating in the Academy are/were: Avast, Billigence, Česká spořitelna, Dixons, Etnetera Activate, Kiwi.com, Proficio, Nestlé and many others. They all share the same goal: to help us raise more data analysts.

What skills does a Digital Academy graduate possess?

  • She can effortlessly work with one visualisation tool and knows the others

  • She understands the functions for data processing in the Python programming language

  • She orientates herself in data and working with it (analytical thinking, problem solving): she knows that there are several ways of solving a problem

  • She has basic knowledge of SQL: data aggregation, joining tables, data cleanup, database connection

Why get involved in our Digital Academy?

  • You can support a non-profit project with a social impact in the development of IT education in the Czech Republic.

  • You can help us educate and raise data analysts into your company and connect any number of graduates to your job positions in the data field.

  • Our PR will raise the awareness of your company in the Czechitas community, which is more than 11 000 people interested in IT (our attendees, lecturers, tutors  and fans).

  • We will feature your company logo on the Digital Academy website.

  • Media promotion by our professional photographers. (You can find the photos from the pilot run here – opening, final ceremony.)

  • Public expression of thanks to our partners for their participation in the project, excursions to the partner company and distribution of flyers or any other promotional material among the DA attendees.

  • We provide discounts on DA-graduate recruitment for the partners of Digital Academy.

  • … and simply because this is an unique project which you don't want to sit out! :)

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Dates

I. run: Prague (January–March 2017)

II. run: Brno (May–July 2017)

III. run: Prague (September–November 2017)

IV. run: Brno (October–December 2017)

V. run: Ostrava (January-March 2018)

VI. run: Prague (March-May 2018)

VII. run: Brno (April-June 2018)

VIII. run: Prague (September-December 2018)

IX. run: Brno (September-December 2018)

X. run: Ostrava (September-December 2018)

To be continued in 2019!

Would Your Company Like to Participate in the Project?

Would you like to get enthusiastic data analysts hungry for improvement in your team? Join us and support Czechitas and our Digital Academy.

For co-operation on Prague Digital Academy please contact:

For co-operation on Brno Digital Academy please contact:

For co-operation on Ostrava Digital Academy please contact:

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