Explore, develop, and grow with world-class Data Scientists

On Deck Data Science (ODDS) is a continuous community for ambitious Data Science leaders who want to maximize their impact and accelerate their careers alongside a highly-curated network of peers.
APPLY TODAY
Apply by February 13 to join the inaugural cohort kicking off on March 1.
JOIN FELLOWS WORKING AT
Amazon
Notion
Pendo
Reddit

Join a trusted community of Data Science leaders

Our members are ambitious and experienced Data Scientists at world-class organizations who can support you throughout your career. They come from diverse backgrounds and they all share a strong spirit of service.
Mengjie Ding
Mengjie Ding
Data Scientist
Francis Iannacci
Francis Iannacci
Data Science Manager
Lorraine Feury
Lorraine Feury
Lead Data Scientist
Christa Hammond
Christa Hammond
Director of Data Science
Harold Li
Harold Li
Director of Data Science
Ricardo Alanis
Ricardo Alanis
Head of Data Science
Sneha Raghavan
Sneha Raghavan
Director of Data Science
Teresa Zhang
Teresa Zhang
Head of Data Science
James Handley Jr.
James Handley Jr.
Data Science Manager
Helena Wang
Helena Wang
Head of Data Science
Erin Akinci
Erin Akinci
Lead Data Scientist
Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell
Head of Data Science
Andrew Van Benschoten
Andrew Van Benschoten
Director of Data Science

A community to fall back upon whenever you need

Get ongoing access to data science leaders to answer your most important questions and brainstorm solutions to everyday challenges, together. 

Curated connections with peers, and future collaborators

10x your network with timely connections with like-minded peers who have been there and done that. We do the hard work for you. 

Explore your career and develop professionally 

Level up through uniquely curated speaker sessions tailored for Data Science leaders and experienced ICs. 

Here’s why other fellows are excited about On Deck Data Science

Harold Lee
Harold Lee
Director of Data Science, VTS
ODF4

As someone leading data science at a startup, I was looking for a community that brings together data science leaders that are going through the same journey and share common challenges and best practices. ODDS does exactly that - it gives us the forum to bounce ideas off each other, and learn from experts who have gone through this path.

Erin Akinci
Erin Akinci
Lead Data Scientist, Notion
ODF4

I've spent my career building data teams at small startups. While I love the opportunity that provides for impact, it's rare to have peer data science leaders at that size, and it can be lonely to work through data-specific challenges without them! For me, ODDS represents a community that can fill that gap.

James Handley
James Handley
Data Science Manager, LexisNexis
ODF4

ODDS offers leaders in Data Science a community to network, learn, and grow within the industry. Having a group of like-minded and similarly skilled leaders in one room opens up opportunities and doors that were previously hard to get to.

Francis Iannacci
Francis Iannacci
Data Science Manager, Amazon
ODF4

Continuous learning is essential in a rapidly evolving field like data science. I see ODDS as a key learning accelerator, connecting me with the leaders facing similar challenges, and the experts who are willing to share their hard-won insights.

Helena Wang
Helena Wang
Head of Data Science, Grove Collaborative
ODF4

I’m excited to join the ODDS community and be connected with the network of talented fellows and leaders. Can’t wait to learn from everyone and grow in the areas that are very top of mind for me - how to build effective data teams and optimize my career as a data professional. 

Andrew Van Benschoten
Andrew Van Benschoten
Director of Data Science, C.H. Robinson
ODF4

Community is vital for professional growth but challenging to find, particularly in an all-remote world. I'm thrilled to join ODDS as it provides me with the learning & fellowship I need to effectively lead and grow my team, as well as my career.

Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell
Head of Data Science, OpenStore
ODF4

I'm looking forward to joining ODDS's founding cohort to learn, share, and grow as a leader in data science. Communities of this caliber are accelerants for innovation.

Ricardo Alanis
Ricardo Alanis
Head of Data Science, Nowports
ODF4

As the Head of Data Science of a high-growth startup, I must keep myself updated on the best practices and the state of the art, but In an efficient way. A combination of curated resources and a community to grow together is ideal. ODDS provides that space, where not only I'm given the right material to increase my knowledge and better my skills but I can share them with a group of high-performance colleagues


Explore your career path and development with weekly learning sessions

Discover specialized frameworks and gain valuable insights to become a more confident data science leader via live sessions and fireside chats with incredible guests and an extensive library of content.

Practical learning opportunities

Regularly expand and refresh your knowledge on a variety of in-demand and relevant topics that you can apply immediately to your job

High-signal sessions with industry’s best

Join intimate deep dives and fireside sessions with top guests

Ever-growing library of content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can continue to learn on your own schedule
Scaling Data Science from 0 to 1 and 1 to 20+
Lisa Qian
Lisa Qian
Data Science Leader
,
Vori (formerly Airbnb, Convoy)
Making Product Management a Data Science Superpower
Damian Wandler
Damian Wandler
Director of Product
,
Meta
Scaling Data Science: Experimentation
Chetan Sharma
Chetan Sharma
CEO
,
Eppo
Mastering Conway's Law to Advance Data Teams
Sarah Catanzaro
Sarah Catanzaro
Partner
,
Amplify Partners (Former Head of Data at Mattermark)
Data Science Team: The Evolution of MLOps
Greg Loughnane
Greg Loughnane
Product Manager and Lead Instructor
,
FourthBrain
DS Leadership Playbook: Finding Opportunities
Sean Robinson
Sean Robinson
Principal DS, Team Lead
,
Attunely

Everything you need to accelerate your career, for years to come

On Deck Data Science is a life-long community with a 4-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Application Process
Fill out the application form to be considered for the ODDS Membership
We review each application, putting special emphasis on our core values
Successful candidates will be invited to an interview with the ODDS Program Director
4-Week Onboarding
Welcome aboard! The next 4 weeks is an opportunity to get immersed into the community and learn how to navigate On Deck to achieve your goals for the years ahead!
Attend kick-off and orientation sessions
Meet up with your curated connections
Focus on specific learning outcomes with deep-dive educational modules
Join community mixers and build meaningful connections with your data science peers

Lifelong Community

The onboarding is just the beginning! After orientation, you'll continue. to benefit from ongoing access to everything your ODDS membership has to offer:
Education tracks designed and led by leaders you know and respect
Signature sessions with world-class speakers
Mastermind sessions with trusted peers
Access to the On Deck Directory
Social and networking events
Community-led workshops
Curated connections with other members
Opportunity to explore other options within the On Deck ecosystem

Apply to On Deck Data Science

Access to ODDS is $4,990/year. If accepted, we’ll work with you to help expense through L&D.
Payment plans available.
APPLY TODAY
Apply by February 13 to join the next onboarding cohort kicking off on March 1
JOIN FELLOWS WORKING AT
Amazon
Notion
Pendo
Reddit

What does a typical month at ODDS look like?

Programming for ODDS is 4-5 hours per month. You can dive into everything, or take a step back when you’re too busy. The community will be there for you.

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Ready to apply?

On Deck Data Science is a lifelong, invite-only community with a 4-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
APPLY TODAY
Apply by February 13 to join the inaugural ODDS cohort kicking off on March 1

FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODDS, you are probably:

  • Either an experienced Data Science (or similar title¹) leader looking to lead a world class team or an experienced Data Science builder looking to improve your ability to deliver world class value. 
  • Open to seeking the support, coaching, and mentorship required to scale yourself and your company.
  • Willing to share your experiences, challenge assumptions, expand your perspectives, and raise the bar for yourself and others. You’re committed to lifelong learning and a spirit of service to others.

¹ Data Science titling can be notoriously inconsistent, but we look for relevant experience with advanced methods in mathematics, statistics, and machine learning. We calibrate on 7-12 years of experience and titles like 'Head', 'Director', 'Manager', 'Principal', 'Lead', or 'Senior'

What is the time commitment?

Expect 2-3 hours per week of programming for the first 4 weeks (it’s up to you how much you join!), followed by 1-4 hours/month for the remainder of the year. The fellowship is designed for you to opt-in to what suits your goals and time. We recognize that everyone in the community is time-scarce and we aim to deliver as much value as we can while respecting our fellows’ time.

Is this a fully remote program? Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes - ODDS will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We've mastered the playbook for building engaging remote communities through multiple On Deck fellowships and will apply the same approach here.

As the year progresses, we’ll be hosting offline events like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats in major cities, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

I already have a great network and limited time for other commitments. What can ODDS provide that I can’t find elsewhere?

ODDS is a community unlike any you’ve come across - it connects top-tier data science leaders from all over the world who are delivering business impact and building world class teams for which playbooks don’t exist, and who would benefit most from learning and growing together.

We curate all programming and connections to maximize your value and time spent during the fellowship. You can dive into everything the fellowship has to offer, or opt in only to what best suits your goals and time.

Whether you are a Senior/Principal Data Scientist at a large company, or a Director of Data Science at a start-up, ODDS will provide you with the opportunity to exchange practical frameworks and build deep connections with a highly-curated group of peers.

Are there scholarships or financing options available?

Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation. Please reach out to us at [email protected] to discuss your personal situation.

All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Initiative. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.

Did we miss your question? Drop us a line and we will get back to you ASAP.