Tutorials: Machine Learning intro is currently in development.
Graduate Student Engagement: First annual blast to graduate students about Zephyr activities and to welcome them to the community. Did we miss you? Add your school to our list
Young Professional Engagement: Young professionals have their own private slack channel to communicate about issues pertinent to them and give them latitude to ask questions they might not otherwise feel comfortable with.
Have an idea or want to help with any of these things? Let us know!
Goals for Workforce Development
Increase awareness and create a career pathway for students interested in related university fields.
Create and maintain a “front door” to the community + a brand for the field
Host guest lecture database
Host useful recruitment tools and strategies
Create, disseminate, maintain, and update a list of field “fundamentals.
Research current education gaps
Identify common tools and standards
Create library of teaching tools and for professors who aren’t primarily travel analysts.
Hold tutorials and classes
Create and promote cross-sector, cross-institution collaborations.
Create fellowships modeled on Data Science for Social Good and Code for America
Package research developments for practitioner consumption
Package “calls for assistance” to other research communities
Incentivize people to come and stay in the field.
Curate a fun and welcoming community. Start a mentoring program.
Reward and recognize outstanding contributions. Develop an awards program.
Conduct a State of the Workforce Survey every two years to track defection, job satisfaction, skill needs, and competitor fields.