This meetup is for anyone who is interested in data: from data science to machine learning, to big data, and beyond. We are a hands-on educational meetup, meaning our meetups are designed to teach you new skills. This meetup is part of an effort to train the next generation of data scientists and data engineers -- through Big Data University (BDU). BigDataUniversity.com is an e-learning resource for all-things data. BDU is completely free, with course that can be taken @yourpace and @yourplace.
For our hands-on workshops, because it can be frustrating to download, install and configure open-source tools, we recommend using a free service called Data Scientist Workbench. Data Scientist Workbench allows you use popular open data science tools directly from your browser. With tools like Jupyter (IPython) notebooks, RStudio IDE, Apache Spark, and TensorFlow on DSWB, our workshops minimize time setting up the tools, and maximize time on the learning.
Our meetups are FREE, and provide an opportunity for you to network with fellow members and partner with other companies.
Meetup topics include: - data science - machine learning (e.g., classification, clustering, recommender systems) - big data - data engineering - Apache Spark - IBM Watson's cognitive computing technology - open-source technologies