The Community Team has kept a close eye on Data Science SE during private beta. Today I have some great news -- the site will be entering public beta! This is slated to begin early next week.
While we're at it, I'll share some feedback from the team's review of the site:
You’re off to a good start. Data Science is a relatively new field. Despite that, Data Science SE has created some rigorous, detailed questions and answers which may help data practitioners do their jobs better. Well done! Material which is not merely exploratory, but tangible and applicable is one of the most important ingredients in creating a site of domain experts. Keep it up.
It’s important to rally when we open the floodgates. The amount of activity and engagement we’ve seen in the first few weeks has been somewhat low. Increasing content while keeping quality high will be key. I urge you to think about how to really evangelize the site when you move to public beta. Discussing the 7 Essential Meta Questions and voting early and often will be important too.
As I mentioned, the change will take place next week, so you have a little time to think and prepare.
And again, congrats!