Using Advanced Machine Learning Models


What happens when you encounter large data sets that are more nuanced than a set of concrete numbers? When you begin to explore natural language, or data sets with many potential influential features, you require more complex and predictive machine learning models. In this advanced Data Science workshop, learn about K-Means, Naive Bayes, and Regression models that will better support complex data and questions.

You should have some basic data cleansing, manipulation, and preparation in Python prior to attending this workshop. You are likely someone who is interested in data science, and has 1-2 years coding in Python, or another programming language and feel comfortable enough with Python to be able to code in it during the workshop. You are interested in learning about how to apply advanced machine learning models to data that you have prepared. .

You should bring your own laptop (Windows or Mac) with an Internet browser. You will be using Azure Notebooks, a cloud-based Jupyter Notebooks instance. All you will need is a Microsoft Account, which only requires an email address and for which you can sign up for at the event.

10:00 - 11:00am - K-Means
11:00 - 12:00pm - Naïve Bayes
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm - Linear Regression
2:00 - 2:15pm - Break
2:15 - 3:45pm - Machine Learning Capstone Project
3:45 - 4pm - Wrap Up

Speaker Bio:
Dan Oostra
Director of Technology and Evangelism
Coding Dojo

From being a NASA Langley developer to computer programming instructor, Dan Oostra's expertise is truly out of this world. During his career, he's developed data visualization tools, software for weather balloons, and has worked to provide and curate NASA data for millions of users. In his spare time, Dan loves to make ridiculously spicy beef jerky, learn new street magic tricks (be sure to ask him!), fly drones, and travel.