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Metis accelerates the careers of data scientists by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs. We host data science events for aspiring and practicing data scientists and are happy to partner with existing Meetups who would like to collaborate on events in our space.

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Upcoming events (3)

Livestream: Lightning Talks & Talk Practice Night (Python)!

This event will be Livestreamed here https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8861848 This is your chance to get on stage as New York Python does monthly Lightning Talks! **What is a Lightning Talk?** A lightning talk... • ... is a 5-minute talk on any topic, technical or non-technical (as long as its not a marketing pitch.) • ... can be given by anyone, even someone totally new to Python! (Share your experiences learning Python!) • ... often about something cool you just learned or some open source software you wrote. • ... but doesn't need slides and doesn't even need to be prepared! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ SIGN-UP to speak here: http://bit.ly/2CXq1cT Signing up in advance isn't required -- if you'd prefer, just show up and talk. ...Need an idea for a talk? The above spreadsheet includes talk ideas! ...Want to see someone give a talk on a specific topic? Add a request to the spreadsheet above! ...Want to give a talk? Jessica Garson has written up some great advice on how to prepare and make the most of it! See it here! http://bit.ly/2Uu3YRY About Metis Metis (thisismetis.com) accelerates careers in data science by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs based in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Brought to you by Kaplan, Metis focuses primarily on Python, machine learning, data visualization, deep learning, big data processing, statistical foundations, and more. Students and alumni of the bootcamp program receive continuous support from our career advisors, empowering them to pursue a successful career in the fast-growing field of data science. Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack Metis Code of Conduct Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events. If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.

Livestream: Designing Your Neural Networks: A Step By Step Walkthrough

This event will be Livestreamed: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8866695 ABSTRACT Neural networks are powerful beasts that give you a lot of levers to tweak! The sheer size of customizations that they offer can be overwhelming to even seasoned practitioners. In this talk Lavanya will give you a framework for making smart decisions about your neural network architecture! She'll explore lots of different facets of neural networks in this talk, including how to setup a basic neural network (including choosing the number of hidden layers, hidden neurons, batch sizes etc.) Attendees will learn about the role momentum and learning rates play in influencing model performance. And finally they will explore the problem of vanishing gradients and how to tackle it using non-saturating activation functions, BatchNorm, better weight initialization techniques and early stopping. Lavanya hopes this guide will serve as a good starting point in your adventures. BIO Lavanya is a Machine Learning Engineer @ Weights and Biases. She began working on AI 10 years ago when she founded ACM SIGAI at Purdue University as a sophomore. In a past life, she taught herself to code at age 10, and built her first startup at 14. She's driven by a deep desire to understand the universe around us better by using machine learning. You can find her on twitter @lavanyaai. ************* About Metis Metis (https://thisismetis.com/) accelerates data science learning for individuals, companies, and institutions through corporate training and accredited, immersive bootcamps. The Metis bootcamp curriculum is designed and delivered by highly educated and industry-experienced practitioners, and all bootcamp graduates receive hands-on career support until they’re hired. Campuses are located in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. On the corporate side, Metis works with large organizations who want to upskill their teams in data science and analytics to gain efficiencies, remain competitive, and improve their bottom lines. Metis is proud to be backed by Kaplan, a global leader in education. ************* Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack ************* Metis Code of Conduct Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events. If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.

Livestream: Intro to Statistics and Probability for Data Science

This event will be Livestreamed: https://livestream.com/accounts/23925505/events/8866616 ABSTRACT What’s going to happen, and when? Those are the million dollar questions we’re all trying to answer with data science. But beneath the glitz and glamour of machine learning models are hundreds of years of work in statistics and probability. So to be successful at machine learning, at data science, requires at least a familiarity with the foundational methods and concepts. In this one-hour lecture we’ll take a tour of the statistics and probability underlying many machine learning models, including defining some theorems. Our path will be meandering and is not intended to be comprehensive, though it should give you a flavor of the statistics required for data science. We’ll meet Gauss, Laplace, Bernoulli and Fisher. We’ll visit Italy, England, and France. No specific background beyond high-school mathematics will be assumed. BIO Lara is constantly awe struck by how math and statistical models can so reasonably approximate the messy real world, and loves to share her passion for the theory. Lara comes to Metis from McKinsey, where she worked with financial institutions on risk modeling. Prior to settling into the practical world of consulting, Lara received a master's from the University of Chicago, where she had the privilege of thinking about problems with no real-world implications. There her passion for unstructured thinking and novel problem solving were nurtured and she took the lessons learned with her into conference rooms and PowerPoint decks. The statistical and mathematical elegance of data science are what animate her the most, but she gets her biggest joy from demystifying the rigorous mathematics for all audiences. If forced to snap out of her mathematical reveries, she's probably doing yoga, riding a bike, or drinking too much coffee. ************* About Metis Metis (https://thisismetis.com/) accelerates data science learning for individuals, companies, and institutions through corporate training and accredited, immersive bootcamps. The Metis bootcamp curriculum is designed and delivered by highly educated and industry-experienced practitioners, and all bootcamp graduates receive hands-on career support until they’re hired. Campuses are located in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. On the corporate side, Metis works with large organizations who want to upskill their teams in data science and analytics to gain efficiencies, remain competitive, and improve their bottom lines. Metis is proud to be backed by Kaplan, a global leader in education. ************* Join our Metis Community Slack channel! Apply here: http://bit.ly/MetisCommunitySlack ************* Metis Code of Conduct Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events. If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.

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