This year I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Open source Data Science Conference (ODSC) in London. I attended lots of different talks including True Artificial Intelligence will Change Everything spoken by Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber and From Numbers to Narrative: Data Storytelling spoken by Isaac Reyes and many more.
ODSC has helped expose me to the different avenues of data science and where data science can be applied (which is almost everywhere).
Data science is growing, everything we do today is data and it will be how the data is used and analysed which will help the world to advance.
For anyone who hasn’t attended an ODSC event before I would recommend going to one if possible. They offer a range of workshops and very useful and interesting talks.