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Data Scientists in Austin are doing incredible, cutting-edge work: making graph models of symptoms and human disease, extracting insight from huge amounts of data in real time, and building tools to improve business decisions, services and everyday life. We founded this Meetup as a forum to showcase that work.

This Meetup is organized by Galvanize Austin. Galvanize offers an industry-leading 13-week full-time Data Science Immersive program, which prepares students to join data science teams at top Austin companies, like Civitas, SparkCognition and Indeed. Learn more at: https://www.galvanize.com/austin/data-science

\Join the Galvanize Tech Community to get directly plugged into our fast growing community of engineers, data scientists, students, and more. http://www.galvanize.com/gtc

Upcoming events (5)

Galvanize Datathon

Online event

**You must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-datathon-tickets-160873437783 in order to attend this datathon**

Event Description:
Welcome to the Galvanize Datathon! This weeklong event offers 2 different opportunities for participants to join.
Each track is designed to facilitate attendees at their current stage in learning, and give them opportunities to learn new and relevant skills and technologies.

Tracks:
Beginner - (Beginner, less than 6 months of experience)
Ex. New Python Programmers & Analysts

Advanced - (more than 6 months of experience, working data scientists, and Galvanize DSI Alumni)
Ex. Galvanize Graduates & Data Professionals

This event was organized by Galvanize in cooperation with our partners at Rapids AI, Tigergraph, and Graphistry. Both tracks will be performing analyses on data from the same source: New York State energy reports. Over the course of the last year, there has been significant changes in the load on New York energy. These loads are recorded by the state at a cadence of every 5 minutes. Participants in this datathon will utilize a sampled data set from this source dataset. The beginner track will learn how to use the various beginner level skills needed for the Data Science Immersive within the context of the dataset, and the advanced track will be given a machine learning challenge using a similar dataset.
Join us for this fantastic experience, and see how quickly your data science skills level up!

**You must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-datathon-tickets-160873437783 in order to attend**

Beginner Track:
Are you new to Python coding? Are you new to performing statistical analyses with code? Then this track is for you!
The beginner track is designed to rapidly build skills that will translate to the data science immersive at Galvanize. These include but aren’t limited to:
- Basic python coding: objects, variables, data structures, functional programing, and using libraries
- Libraries: We will introduce a number of libraries in python that you need to know in order to become a data scientist
- Real world data: these tasks have been created and organized around real data! Completing this Datathon will provide invaluable experience for using data science skills in business or research scenarios

Advanced Track:
Advanced track participants will be asked to perform a time-series forecast and analysis using data collected by New York State's Independent System's Operator, which coordinates, controls, and monitors the operation of the electrical power system.
The advanced track was designed with graduates of our program and working data scientists in mind. We aim to rapidly introduce a suite of different technologies and platforms that can facilitate and accelerate your data science workflow. In the form of a series of workshops and prepared materials, advanced track attendees will be given a premiere opportunity to learn powerful technologies from our incredible partners:
Rapids AI: The RAPIDS data science framework includes a collection of libraries for executing end-to-end data science pipelines completely in the GPU. It is designed to have a familiar look and feel to data scientists working in Python.
Tigergraph: Through its Native Parallel Graph™ technology, the TigerGraph™ graph platform represents what’s next in the graph database evolution: a complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time.
Graphistry: Investigate the relationships across your data with the first GPU-accelerated visual graph intelligence platform. Quickly explore from data science notebooks, share and automate workflows with your team, and create your own experiences with embedding APIs.

Duration:
Friday, July 23rd - July 30th, see schedule on eventbrite.

Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-datathon-tickets-160873437783 for registration and more details. You must register here at Eventbrite to attend.

Intro to Natural Language Processing (NLP) [Live-Online]

Curious about Natural Language Processing? Joins us as we take a hands-on approach to learning and using NLP!

**You must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive Zoom link and updates on this event**: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-natural-language-processing-nlp-live-online-tickets-158306897191

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is revolutionizing the way we communicate, make decisions, and more! There is a huge demand for people with skills in natural language processing: The market has forecasted growth of 20% through 2024 and is expected to have a market size of 23 Billion USD.

This workshop is a perfect gateway to gaining a fundamental understanding of how to leverage natural language processing techniques in Python to analyze text and make decisions. If you have a background in Data Science, Data, Software, or Machine Learning Engineering this workshop would be a great way to either get an introduction to the field or refresh an area you have worked within the past. It doesn't matter if you are coming from a large or small company, startup, or even if you're creating a custom app- NLP can help you design new products and services or better leverage the data you may already have.

Join us at Galvanize for a workshop where you'll get introduced to the realm of NLP at a high level and immediately dive into a hands-on workshop where you'll take raw text, perform feature engineering, and use matrix representations to compare documents to each other.

We strongly recommend that you are comfortable with using the Python programming language and have had exposure to the following:

- Importing libraries
- Using variables
- Using methods
- Interacting with Pandas DataFrames

What You Will Learn:

- Understanding NLP as a field
- How to acquire data
- Ability to Isolate the text
- Ability to tokenizing text
- Ability to remove stopwords
- Ability to stem or lemmatize text
- Representing text as a matrix
- Be able to compare documents using similarity measures

How to Prepare:

- Have the Zoom Client for Video Meetings installed well before the webinar begins: https://zoom.us/download

- Any other relevant information and download requirements before the event

Taught live online:

- 2.5 Hours – 5:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time

- Link to join the workshop will be provided to you once you RSVP.

About Your Instructor:

Connor Slagle

I am a data scientist with a fondness for biotechnology, with degrees in both chemical and environmental engineering. Recent advances in data science are revolutionizing all aspects of contemporary business, from product refinement to customer identification; In no field is this as evident (or as exciting) as in biotechnology.

I’m focused on leveraging these skills to improve targeted, non-invasive drug delivery in oncology. Additionally, I love spreading my understanding of machine learning concepts through evangelism at Galvanize.

To learn more about our Data Science immersive program, visit https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-bootcamp

Connect Before and After The Event

Want to connect with other women in tech before the event? Join us in the Galvanize Tech Community Slack to discuss topics in the industry, meet other coders ranging from rookies to veterans of their industry, cheer each other on while learning how to code, and more. Use the hashtag #StartAConversation to get the topics flowing!

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country.

Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Data Science Bootcamp: https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-bootcamp

Contact Admissions: https://admissions.galvanize.com/

Galvanize Data Science Info Session

Online event

**You must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive Zoom link and updates on this event**: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-data-science-info-session-tickets-118562269941

What is data science, and how do I become a data scientist?

About this Event:

There are plenty of articles and discussions on the web about what data science is, what qualities define a data scientist, and how you should position yourself to be a competitive applicant. However, there are few resources that explain the concrete steps to obtaining the skills necessary to break into this fast-growing industry.

Join us for a discussion about how to start a career in data science. You'll leave this event with a clear perspective and structured options for beginning your career in this quickly-growing field. You will also have a list of the best resources available to use to plan your studies with Galvanize.

Target Audience:

- All technical expertise welcome!

What You Will Learn:

- Data Science Overview
- Galvanize Data Science Immersive Structure & Curriculum
- Prep Options
- Admissions Process
- Timeline
- Ask us anything!

How to Prepare:

- Have the Zoom Client for Video Meetings installed well before the webinar begins: https://zoom.us/download

- Any other relevant information and download requirements before the event

Live online:

- 1.5 Hours – 5:30pm - 7:00pm Pacific Time

- Link to join the info session will be provided to you once you RSVP on Eventbrite.

**You must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive Zoom link and updates on this event**: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-data-science-info-session-tickets-118562269941

About Host:

Our amazing Enrollment Team will be leading these info sessions!

To learn more about our Data Science Immersive Bootcamp, visit https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-bootcamp

Connect Before and After The Event

Want to connect with other women in tech before the event? Join us in the Galvanize Tech Community Slack to discuss topics in the industry, meet other coders ranging from rookies to veterans of their industry, cheer each other on while learning how to code, and more. Use the hashtag #StartAConversation to get the topics flowing!
Link to Join: https://www.galvanize.com/join-our-tech-slack-community

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each of the following:

Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth

Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly on our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://www.galvanize.com/

Data Science Bootcamp: https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-bootcamp

Software Engineering Bootcamp: https://www.galvanize.com/web-development

Contact Admissions: https://admissions.galvanize.com/

Introduction to Time Series [Live-Online]

Online event

Time series data is everywhere! Working with them is an important part of Data Science.

**You must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive Zoom link and updates on this event**.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-time-series-live-online-tickets-158308074713

Did you know that avocados can teach you about time series and what they do? To understand how this is possible, just show up for the event!
It is likely that you often encounter graphs of time series analysis. Time series graphs are one of the most common ways data is visualized. There are two major aspects to time series we will cover here. Time series analysis and time series forecasting. If you think predicting the future is a pretty neat super-power, then you’ll want to learn about some modern software techniques that make this possible. This workshop is a perfect gateway for gaining new fundamental perspectives about times series data. Getting a glimpse at what is possible with modern techniques opens the door for you to better understand your world with data. If this sounds like an essential skill, that’s because it is.

Target Audience:

This live online workshop has been designed with the beginner in mind.

If you have learned some Python in our Intro To Python or Intro To Panda’s events, it will be even easier to follow the time series coding walkthrough. Knowing some Python will help, but is not required.

What You Will Learn:

What is a time series?
Where does time series data come from?
What are some practical applications derived from time series data?

Types of forecasting

Investigating an example time series dataset (this may involve avocados)
How to visualize a time series
Running a time series forecast

How to Prepare:

Install Google Chrome (any modern browser should work): https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/

Sign up for a Google account if you don't already have one (We will be using an online code editor by Google)

Have the Zoom Client for Video Meetings installed well before the webinar begins: https://zoom.us/download

Link to join the workshop will be provided to you once you RSVP.

Instructor:

Connor Slagle

I am a data scientist with a fondness for biotechnology, with degrees in both chemical and environmental engineering. Recent advances in data science are revolutionizing all aspects of contemporary business, from product refinement to customer identification; In no field is this as evident (or as exciting) as in biotechnology.
I’m focused on leveraging these skills to improve targeted, non-invasive drug delivery in oncology. Additionally, I love spreading my understanding of machine learning concepts through evangelism at Galvanize.

To learn more about our Data Science immersive program, visit https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-bootcamp

Connect Before and After The Event

Want to connect with others in tech before the event? Join us in the Galvanize Tech Community Slack to discuss topics in the industry, meet other coders ranging from rookies to veterans of their industry, cheer each other on while learning how to code, and more.

About Galvanize:
Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each of the following:

Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth

Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly on our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://www.galvanize.com/
Data Science Bootcamp: https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-bootcamp
Software Engineering Bootcamp: https://www.galvanize.com/web-development
Contact Admissions: https://admissions.galvanize.com/

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