Talk by Ben Sadeghi
Julia is a new language intended for scientific computing. With its C-like speed, familiar Matlab/Numpy style API, extensive standard library, metaprogramming and parallel processing capabilities, it is rapidly gaining ground within the data science community.
In this talk we'll go through brief introductions to the language and some of the packages available for data wrangling, visualization, analysis and prediction.
Wired article on Julia: http://www.wired.com/2014/02/julia
Excerpt: “People have assumed that we need both fast and slow languages,” Bezanson says. “I happen to believe that we don’t need slow languages.”
2pm: Networking & Discussions
2.15pm: Talk by Ben Sadeghi
3.30pm: Networking & Discussions
Ben Sadeghi (Linkedin Profile)
Ben is a Data Scientist at MapR Technologies and an active member of the Julia language community. He is experienced in the online travel and wearable device industries, and has contributed to NASA and JAXA missions. Ben holds an M.Sc. in Computational Physics, with an emphasis on Astrophysics.