CarTrawler Sponsors London Data Science Project

Infographic courtesy of CarTrawler.
Infographic courtesy of CarTrawler.

CarTrawler, an online global car rental platform, has partnered with Pivigo Academy, the organizers of a science summer school in London dubbed “S2DS” (Science to Data Science).

This is the second year CarTrawler have sponsored the project, which aims to recruit 100 of Europe’s brightest Ph.D. students and turn them into data scientists during a five-week course.

“We’re proud to be involved in S2DS once again,” said Bobby Healy, chief technology officer of CarTrawler. “… CarTrawler uses data science to anticipate the customer’s needs and help them to find the right mode of transport, not just the right price. Maintaining this competitive advantage requires continual investment in and experimentation with new technologies, ideas and data strategies. It’s an important reason why we’re supporting Science to Data Science (S2DS) as a premium partner, as it supports the development of the next-generation of data scientists.”

S2DS is the brain child of Swedish astrophysicist Kim Nilsson.

“We are very pleased to have CarTrawler with us again for the 2015 edition of S2DS,” said Nilsson. “The CarTrawler projects last year were some of the most successful ones, in that the two teams managed to deliver a solution to a problem in a very short time, and with potentially a great impact on CarTrawler’s business. It really proved to us how it can be relatively easy, and very rewarding, for companies to get started and continue with data science given the right talent and incentive. … ”

For more information, visit www.s2ds.org.

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