Introduction to Data Analytics: Social Media Insights

Ages 13 – 16

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What is Data Analytics?
Learn critical concepts in Data Science, Coding and build a strong quantitative foundation for any high-value, analytical job of tomorrow’s economy
Applying analytics to Social Media
Use Python to extract and analyse data from a live Twitter feed, and gain insights into the online sentiments of famous Twitter users
FREE Talk on Programming Skills & Admissions to Top US/UK Universities
Get details about university and career pathways for students interested in computer science, programming, or STEM in general – where the jobs of the future are.

Crimson Education x Coding Lab presents:

Introduction to Data Analytics: Social Media Insights

Coding is the new literacy, and data is the new fuel. In this program, students from 13 to 16 years old are equipped with tools that will help them learn this new language, introducing them to basic data science concepts that will prove useful in an increasingly digital world.

Run by our lead educator and self-confessed tech geek, Mona Tan, students will learn the essentials of Python (one of the most frequently used programming languages in the world!) including how to install, set up, and run it.

They will then apply their knowledge in a world that they are familiar with: the social media vortex. By the end of the workshop, students will be able to use Python to extract and analyse data from a live Twitter feed!

*Complimentary: A talk on the university and career pathways open to students with computer science skill sets, after Day 1 of the workshop!

Exclusive – Talk on Cracking the Code: Programming Skills & Admissions to Top US/UK Universities

Get details about university and career pathways for students interested in computer science, programming, or STEM in general – where the jobs of the future are.

In a world where technology is constantly disrupting and creating new industries, learning how to code and read data effectively is a valuable investment for a thriving career (ruling over all the robots and automation of tomorrow’s workplaces). But did you know that coding and data analysis can actually be your path to the best universities in the world such as Stanford, MIT, Cambridge, and Harvard, and help you gain an edge over other strong applicants?

In this information packed talk open to the parents of participants of the “Introduction to Data Science” workshop, Foo Yong Ning, the founder of Coding Lab® and MIT Masters graduate, will discuss the importance of coding and data analytics as well as potential career pathways that are enabled by computer science skill sets.

Crimson Education’s Senior Academic Advisor and Yale graduate, Quek Xin Er, will also dissect how students can leverage interests in these areas to build extracurricular portfolios worthy of admissions into the world’s top universities, including case studies of students who showcased their passion in computer science and data science when applying to universities like MIT, Stanford and Cambridge!

Date: Coming soon (June 2019)
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (after Day 1 of the workshop. Refreshments will be served at 6pm)


Quek Xin Er – Yale University, former head girl and canoe captain at Raffles schools in Singapore

Xin Er was Head Girl and canoe team captain at the Raffles schools. She was accepted at Oxford University to read PPE and Yale University, where she chose to study. She launched her career in the U.S. in economic and management consulting firms working with technology giants in Silicon Valley before returning to Singapore to help other students reach for the best global opportunities.

Foo Yong Ning – S.M (Computational Engineering), MIT and former Regional (Asia-Pacific) Director at Danaher

Yong Ning graduated with a Masters in Computational Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under a full scholarship and spent a year working in a technology startup in Silicon Valley prior to returning to Singapore, where he was born and grew up in.

Rapidly rising through the ranks and previously a Regional (Asia-Pacific) Director with a US multinational, he realised how big a part his coding knowledge helped in advancing his career. He continues to do programming in his free time as a hobby and founded Coding Lab®. He is a highly sought-after expert and his work with children has been featured on Lianhe Zaobao. He has also been called upon as a consultant with various parenting magazines and is regularly invited to share his views at parenting talks and seminars.

Please RSVP as soon as possible.

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.Carly Fiorina, former executive, president, and chair of Hewlett-Packard Co.


Day 1: Introduction to Python

  • Learn to install, setup and run Python
  • Basic Syntax and Variables
  • Numerical data and Mathematics operators
  • Learn booleans and conditionals
  • Syntax of if, if-then-else, if and elif
  • Logical operators and truth tables
  • While loop and For loop

Day 2: Introduction to Data Analytics

  • Understanding data on the internet and social media
  • Inspecting Webpages
  • Web scraping with BeautifulSoup
  • Create a program to extract text from a webpage

Day 3: Twitter API and tweepy package for Python

  • Creating and using Twitter token
  • Writing requests to query Twitter
  • Processing returned results from Twitter

Day 4: Introduction to Sentiment Analytics

  • Contextual Understanding and Tone
  • Running sentiment analytics using Python to tell if tweets are positive or negative

Day 5: Mini project

  • Pick a twitter profile to analyse and work on your analysis.

Class Format

June 2019
5 sessions, 2 hours per session
4pm – 6pm (Mon – Fri)
*Talk held on Day 1 of workshop, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

For Students

Ages 13 – 16
No previous data science or computer science knowledge is required.

Course Structure

All materials and equipment are provided
Maximum 1:10 Instructor-Student ratio
Duration: 10 Hours

Locations & Schedules


Parkway Parade

80 Marine Parade Road #10-06, 449269