Location: Flowroute Office,[masked]nd Avenue, STE 330, Seattle, WA 98101
Speakers: Dusty Phillips, author Python 3 Objective Programming; Leo Shklovskii, CTO and cofounder of EnergySavvy
Time: 6:30 PM
We're in the books folks with our first meeting done and committed to history. Thank you for everybody who joined us. Special thanks to our great speakers who came out to support a great cause.
Moving forward, want to keep up a great gender balance at our meetings. A component I'd like to include is a 3-5 minute session at the start of every meeting where folks can share mentorship experiences for the past month. From our discussion panel, one clear actionable item was everybody can offer mentorship.
Let's share our stories and encourage greater participation by our talented community to encourage new talent.
- Kivy by Dusty Phillips
- How Good Are Weather Forecasts? by Gina Schmalzle
(with behind the scenes contributions from David Branner)
Ever wonder how well weather forecasts across the county match the actual weather? If the answer is yes, then this talk is for you! The project I present looks at weather forecasts across the nation and shows how good (or how bad!) the forecast is compared to the actual weather for a given day. I will present some preliminary results for this continually evolving project, and talk a bit about the code.
- Delighting users - Art and Science of Beating Rule Based Automations by Ritwik Tewari
Dusty Phillips is a Canadian author, blogger, programmer, and yogi. He holds a master's degree in computer science emphasizing human computer interaction. He's been toying with programming ever since accidentally inserting a comma into a Q-BASIC program (NIBBLES.BAS) and eventually debugging it so he could continue playing his favourite game. Today he's got more Python interpreters on his laptop than he can count and is constantly experimenting with new technologies.
Dusty works at Facebook as a Production Engineer.
Dusty's authored Python 3 Object Oriented Programming, Creating Apps in Kivy, Hacking Happy, and several editions of the Arch Linux Handbook.
For more about Dusty visit his website Hacking Happy.
Gina Schmalzle is a former earth scientist who recently turned data scientist.
She loves programming, particularly in Python, and had the opportunity this past winter to sharpen her skills at Hacker School in NYC (www.hackerschool.com).
For more information on her projects check out her website at http://geodesygina.com/.
Ritwik is CEO of Informion a 9Mile Labs startup that's helping mobile apps reactivate app downloaders by applying machine learning to communications with users.
Prior to founding his Informion with cofounder Avilay Parekh, Ritwik was at Microsoft for where he was part of the founding team of Windows Azure.
At Azure he scaled the Azure API from 2M to >300M requests per day and built the billing pipeline handling a billing records per hour. It was here that he got his first experience with building learning systems which could deduce insights from log streams.