Forecasting Book Club

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What is the Forecasting Book club for?

We would like to create an online learning enviroment dedicated to sharing knowledge in the area of forecasting to be inclusive to the largest number of learners and contributors. I belive nothing can compare to the knowledge you gain through reading books. Therefore, we created this community to read and discuss forecasting related books in weekly online meetings.

If you are a learner, this is a platform to learn and develop your knowledge and skills in the area of forecasting. If you are a knowledgeable forecaster and woulk like to contribute to the creation of a positive online learning community, this is a platform to share your knowledge, skills and experiences! Please get in touch if you would like to present in a session.

What is the format?

In each session, we will have a contributor who reads one/two chapter(s) of a book, prepares slides and then present in an online session to other members, following by questions/answers.

To start with, we have selected two books: i) Profit From Your Forecasting Software: A Best Practice Guide for Sales Forecasters by Paul Goodwin, and ii) Forecasting: principles and practice by Rob J Hyndman and George Athanasopoulos

What is the schedule?

Book 1: Profit From Your Forecasting Software

  • Every Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. - 13:30 p.m. (Europe/London)
  • Start date: 15 Sep. 2020

Book 2: Forecasting: principles and practice

  • Every Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 13:30 p.m. (Europe/London)
  • Start date: 16 Oct. 2020

How to join?

The communication channel is through Slack, join Forecasting Book Club channel

We have also created a GitHub page that contains links to slides, videos, books, schedules and the code of conduct for the Forecasting Book Club.

All sessions are also recorded and would be uploaded after each session on YouTube channel

Video call platform

We use Zoom for video calls. You will get the link to join the meeting in the Slack channel. Please dowlnolad and install Zoom before joining the meeting.

Admin team

Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Cardiff University,( Juan Rendon Sanchez, Cardiff University,(

Professor of Data-Driven Decision Science