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Calling all data science professionals and enthusiasts in Rotterdam!

This group seeks to unite, educate and inspire current and future generations of data scientists. Whether you are a scholar, industry professional or curious citizen, all are welcome. We are looking forward to welcoming you at one of our future Meetup Events!

Upcoming events (1)

13th DS Rotterdam Meetup **MLOps: Bringing Models to Production**

Venture Café - Rotterdam

PS: registration is needed for this event: https://meetup-july4.kickstartai-events.org/page/1298992

Hello AI and DS enthusiasts!

We would like to invite you to our 13th DS Rotterdam Meetup on Applied Data Science! This month's focus is MLOps: Bringing Models to Production.

Together with Kickstart AI we are bringing together our communities to an awesome event! Please RSVP below and, very importantly, register at the link below.


Where: Venture Cafe / CIC Rotterdam

Note that we have a limited number of spots available. So, if you can no longer make it, please let us know as soon as possible – that way we can assign your seat to someone on the waiting list.


17:30 – 18:00: Doors Open: Drinks & Bites
18:00 – 18:15: Intro by your hosts - Kickstart AI
18:15 – 18:45: Talk 1
18:45 – 19:00: Bites Break
19:00 – 19:30: Talk 2
19:30 – 21:00: Networking with pizza and drinks


Talk 1: Luuk van der Velden | Secure MLOps with MLflow Simplifying Integration Tests at NS

Luuk obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at the UvA, where he measured synchrony within biological neuronal networks in the midbrain. He switched to Python engineering working at a.o Ahold Delhaize. He combined his experiences setting up AI teams at de Volksbank and Nederlandse Spoorwegen building AI platforms, setting MLOps best practices and creating AI products for millions of customers. Currently, Luuk is an Azure Solution Architect at Ahold Delhaize.

Fun fact: Besides engineering Luuk is also a drummer in the progressive metal band Hologram Earth, who just finished mastering their sophomore album!

Talk 2: Shruti Agrawal | Enterprise Search Engine and Information Extraction from Text Documents

Shruti works currently as a consultant as a part of AI development teams at different clients and designing software solutions that customers would benefit from. During her 5 years of work as a data scientist, she has worked for about half of the time in information extraction from text content and the rest on quantitative machine learning problems.

Co-organised by: Kickstart AI & Data Science Rotterdam
Kickstart AI is a non-profit initiative that aims to accelerate AI adoption in the Netherlands. Our monthly Meetups are a fun way to network with fellow data scientists and software engineers and find out what’s going on in the AI community

Past events (19)

12th DS Rotterdam Meetup **Applied Data Science**

Venture Café - Rotterdam

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