21 - 25 augustiKivik, Sweden

Data Science & Machine Learning for intermediate  

Learn the foundation of Data Science and Machine Learning and enjoy the Swedish summer on the country side! A collaboration with Neo4j.

The Pink Programming Data Science and Machine Learning camp is a long weekend spent in beautiful Kivik, Österlen with the aim of learning to code while we socialize and enjoy the Swedish summer. During the camp you will get to know Neo4j and learn Machine Learning with Python. There will be teacher-led lessons and small individual programming tasks combined with social activities, cooking and free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. 

There will be a ton of different activities to choose from - swim, relax in the sauna, go for walks or runs in the beautiful landscape, do yoga together, try out the local Äppelmust... Or just code the whole time! What we are trying to say is that there will be a lot going on, and it is up to you how many of the activities you want to participate in.

You as a woman or transperson, are welcome regardless of age and background. The only requirements are that you are eager to learn more about programming and have access to your own computer.

In order to fully take advantage of the content in this camp, we recommend that participants have some prior experience with coding and have some basic knowledge of databases. Expert level is not required. A programming course or equivalent, and if you have used a database either as the back-end to an app or if you have written some SQL to generate and retrieve data from a relational database, will be enough to comfortably take you through the workshops.

If you are unsure if your skills are enough, or if you want to refresh your memory, we can recommend some tutorials to help you feel well prepared.

About the course:

Did you ever reflect how the shopping site could propose clothing that exactly matches your taste? Or whether the banks could have been able to prevent those money-laundering scandals if they had only used the right tools? Or what it means when every other news article talks about Machine Learning? During this week you will learn about some of the tools and techniques that are transforming our society.

Expected learning outcomes:

After the course the attendant should have got:

  • You will understand what a graph database is and what kind of problems it is best at solving, with specific examples from Neo4j. 
  • You will be able to create data models for connected use cases, and write queries in Cypher, the graph query language. 
  • You will have loaded small data sets into Neo4j and have written a simple app. 
  • You will learn about Pandas and Numpy packages in Python and do hands-on Data Analysis.
  • You will be introduced to several Machine Learning models and will code up a predictive model.


    Neo4j is the leading graph database platform that drives innovation and competitive advantage at Airbus, Comcast, eBay, NASA, UBS, Walmart and more. Thousands of community deployments and more than 300 customers harness connected data with Neo4j to reveal how people, processes, locations and systems are interrelated. Using this relationships-first approach, applications built using Neo4j tackle connected data challenges including artificial intelligence, fraud detection, real-time recommendations and master data. Find out more at

    All you need to know

    When and where?
    Wednesday August 21 to Sunday August 25 2019 in Kivik, Skåne (detailed instructions on how to get to the camp will be sent out to the participant before the camp).

    Who is this camp for? 
    We welcome all women-identified, whether they are girls, aunts, ladies, cis or trans. Our events are of course also open to those who do not identify themselves as women but because of gender identity does not feel represented among programmers.

    What are the pre requisites? 

    • To get something out of the workshops at the camp, we recommend this camp for those that are having basic skills in programming. Prior to the camp, detailed instructions on what programs to download before arrival, will be sent out to the participant .
    • You will have to bring your own computer.

    What is the price? 

    • Corporate price: 7000 SEK (For companies that want to send their employees)
    • Regular price: 5700 SEK 
    • Student or unemployed price: 4700 SEK 

    What is included in the ticket price? 

    • Shared accommodation in our beautiful house in Kivik, with access to outdoor hot tub. We want to give an extra notice that you will share room with other participants.
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) which we will cook together at the house.
    • An intensive course in Data Science & Machine Learning. After the camp you are able to continue to evolve on your own, and above all, we hope you've had a lot of fun. 
    • You will also get a certificate after finished course that you can add to your CV and Linkedin.

    What is not included? 

    • Travel costs are not included in the price. Although, we advice you to take the train to Simrishamn train station and then take bus 'SkåneExpressen 3' to Kivik Torg where we will pick you up. If arriving by car we will provide you with the gps coordinates as google maps can not find the address. 
    • Sheets and towels are not included, so you will have to bring your own. 
    • Insurance (Please check with you insurance company and make sure that you are covered)

    Which languages will the course be in? 
    The class will be held in English, but we will be able to explain and help in Swedish. 


    Your friends at the camp

    Maria Scharin
    Main Teacher

    Maria works as an information developer with Neo4j. She holds an engineering degree from Lund University, and has a background as a developer, Oracle DBA and IT project manager. Her passion lies with communication and beautiful language, and she gets a kick out of explaining complicated things in a simple way. Maria is married and has two kids. In her free time, she enjoys long-distance running, yoga, and spending time with her family.

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    Louise Söderström
    Main Teacher

    Louise has a background in mathematical engineering and has spent the last 2 years as backend developer on Neo4j, implementing new features for the graph query language Cypher. She has also been involved in Pink Programming as inspirational speaker and organizer of the PinkWebDev pilot course and is currently secretary in the Pink Programming board. 

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    Farnaz Motamediyan
    Main Teacher

    Farnaz was born and raised in Iran, and moved to Sweden in 2010 to complete her Master's Degree in Computer Science. She has work experience from several tech and non-tech companies/organizations and has worked with innovation strategy, innovation ecosystems, and Data science. She works as a Data Analyst at iZettle and is currently a member of the board of PinkProgramming. In her free time, Farnaz dances LindyHop, listens to best-selling AudioBooks and tries to learn everything about champagne.

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    Sara Thiringer
    Camp Manager

    Sara is studying informatics at Lund University. She is a beginner programmer who will be Camp Coordinator, meaning organizing the logistics, food and social part of the camp. On her freetime she likes to hike the beautiful nature of Skåne, listen to podcasts or water her precious houseplants. She will be the one to keep the energy up and make sure you will get out as much as possible during those five days.

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