What we're about

ODSC brings together the open source and data science communities with the goal of helping its members learn, connect and grow.

The focus of this Meetup group is to allow ODSC to work with Meetup groups, non-profits, and other organizations to present informative lectures, workshops, code sprints and networking events to help grow the use of open source languages and tools within the data science and data-centric community. As such, our specific goals are:

1. Build a collaborative group to work with other Meetup groups, non-profits, and other organizations.

2. Promote the use of open source languages and tools amongst data scientists and others.

3. Host educational workshops.

4. Spread awareness of new open source languages and tools that can be used in data science.

5. Contribute back to the open source community.

Who is this meetup for?

• Data engineers, analysts, scientists, and other practitioners

• R, Python and other software engineers who work with data or want to learn

• Data visualization developers and designers

• Non-technical team leads, executives, and other decision makers from data centric startups and large companies looking to utilize open source tools

Get Involved with our Meetups:

• Speaker Form ( https://docs.google.com/a/odsc.com/forms/d/1trkCoecAMa8za_ZzfN5bW6ZNBaRlmqJSQvuME_2nbJA/edit?usp=drive_web ) - Submit a talk, tutorial, or panel.

• Suggest a Meetup Topic Form ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rEjO3UMMXRXtY8Yr_J_jj3ebYwsIFqcGA6FZzWK4rd0/edit )

• Volunteer Form ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Vu3B72avz2I1xx618pEFGsuywZE9t4n78br9vSEX9oE/edit )

• Host or Sponsor Form ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eyM9hJ3l8TlNmw35re65mH7mFCmsPoRZ1p5RJQEVhnk/edit )

• Showcase your Startup Form ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oz8A4fbfe6HHs71v4nMpcf9FP_kpS9CcCfd3qIBS5HU/edit )

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Upcoming events (5)

Webinar: "A New Metric for Fairness in Healthcare AI"

Online event

To access this webinar, please register here: https://app.aiplus.training/courses/a-new-metric-for-fairness-in-healthcare-ai

Topic: A New Metric for Fairness in Healthcare AI

Speaker: Joseph Gartner, PhD, Director of Data Science at Closedloop.ai

Joe Gartner is the director of data science for Closedloop.ai. Closedloop.ai is a platform specifically designed for doing data science within the healthcare industry, and his primary focus there is on explainable machine learning, model deployments, and algorithmic fairness. In his previous roles, he has worked as the lead instructor for the Galvanize data science immersive program in Austin, and as a data scientist for Sotera Defense Systems.
He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Florida, where his research efforts were on Large Hadron Collider data studying fundamental physics properties. He enjoys a wide range of topics within the field of data science, particularly centered around making the mechanisms transparent and accessible to wide and diverse audiences. In his free time, he enjoys reading and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Abstract:
Over the last two decades, the influence of machine learning on daily life has become increasingly common. While the benefits of these applications are wide-reaching, notable high-profile cases of machine learning bias have raised concerns that algorithms will serve to widen societal inequality.

The machine learning community has responded with a wide array of techniques aimed at measuring, and ultimately, eliminating such biases in machine learning models. Concerns about ML bias are particularly acute within the field of healthcare. Healthcare, like many aspects of society, has underlying biases along lines of race, gender, and socioeconomic status. These inequalities articulate themselves within the data used to build population health models. If special care is not taken, it is all too easy for algorithms to guide population health efforts based on these inequalities under the guise of objectivity.

A particular challenge is that canonical examples of bias mitigation have key distinguishing factors from typical health population application models, and techniques standard to ensuring model fairness are often inappropriate. Certain bias mitigation approaches, taken by well-meaning practitioners, can harm communities that these techniques are designed to protect.

The purpose of this talk is to introduce a novel measure of algorithmic fairness specifically designed for population health algorithms. The discussion will begin by giving a brief introduction to ML bias and fairness techniques. We’ll contrast the application of canonical examples used to illustrate ML bias with population health models, and contextualize how the techniques of bias mitigation fall short.

We will then introduce our novel measure, called Group Benefit Equality, and explore a case study where it is used as a part of a larger effort to assess bias and fairness within models built for the CMS AI for Health Outcomes Challenge.

Get 40% off on your Virtual ODSC East 2021 pass - http://bit.ly/2KyudHJ

ODSC Links:
• Get free access to more talks/trainings like this at AI+ Training platform:
https://aiplus.odsc.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science
• Slack Channel: http://bit.ly/2RkOf9l
• East Conference March 30th - April 1st: https://odsc.com/boston/
• Europe Conference June 8th - 10th: https://odsc.com/europe/
• West Conference November 15th - 18th: https://odsc.com/california/
• Code of conduct: https://odsc.com/code-of-conduct/

Virtual AI Expo || ODSC East 2021 Virtual Conference

Online event

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Join us here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128105297393

AI plays an essential role in businesses and potential will be utilized across a wide variety of industries in the future. Join the Virtual AI Expo @ODSC East 2021, on March 30-31 to learn about the latest industry trends and stay on top of innovations. This is a unique opportunity to access and interact with industry leaders from wherever you are in the world!

With Virtual AI Expo Pass you’ll get direct access to:
- Main ODSC Conference Keynotes, hear world-renowned speakers discuss the latest advances in AI
- 30+ Live Sessions, featuring expert-led demos and tutorials on how to accelerate the adoption of AI in your organization.

a) 30+ Featured Partners, including SAS, IBM, Microsoft, S&P Global, Algorithmia, Appen, and many others. Watch product demos, download product materials, and conduct live chats - all in one space and just one click away.
b) Virtual Networking space with 6,500 like-minded peers to develop and nurture professional relationships

Whether you are a CTO, CEO, data engineer, business analyst, software architect, data analytics, or product manager - The Virtual AI Expo @ODSC East 2021 is a place to be.

[March] Get your Virtual ODSC East 2021 pass with 60% OFF - http://bit.ly/3aRHtlt

[June] Get your Virtual ODSC Europe 2021 pass with 75% OFF - http://bit.ly/38z7q84

ODSC Links:
• Get free access to more talks/trainings like this at AI+ Training platform:
https://aiplus.odsc.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science
• Slack Channel: http://bit.ly/2RkOf9l
• East Conference March 30th - April 1st: https://odsc.com/boston/
• Europe Conference June 8th - 10th: https://odsc.com/europe/
• West Conference November 15th - 18th: https://odsc.com/california/
• Code of conduct: https://odsc.com/code-of-conduct/

ODSC East 2021 - Virtual Data Science Training Conference

This is a paid event. Registration is REQUIRED.

Use - MEETUP2021 - discount code to get additional 10% OFF - http://bit.ly/37G3IJn

You can check more about ODSC East 2021 conference here - https://opendatascience.com/whats-new-to-odsc-east-2021/

About the Conference
Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network. All in one event.
ODSC East 2021 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. Our speakers include core contributors to many open source libraries and languages. Attend ODSC East 2021 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.

Learn from leading 280 experts in hands-on trainings, workshops and talks on everything you need in applied data science and artificial intelligence.

Topics:

Recommendation Systems, Transfer Learning, Machine Vision, Autonomous Machines, Conversational AI, Data Science Research, Artificial Intelligence, Speech Recognition, Unsupervised Learning, Image Classification, Self-driving Vehicles, and Machine Translation

ODSC Links:
• Get free access to more talks/trainings like this at AI+ Training platform:
https://aiplus.odsc.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science
• Slack Channel: http://bit.ly/2RkOf9l
• East Conference March 30th - April 1st: https://odsc.com/boston/
• Europe Conference June 8th - 10th: https://odsc.com/europe/
• West Conference November 15th - 18th: https://odsc.com/california/
• Code of conduct: https://odsc.com/code-of-conduct/

Virtual ODSC Mini-Bootcamp 2021

Online event

This is a paid event. Registration is REQUIRED.

Use - MEETUP2021 - discount code to get additional 10% OFF - http://bit.ly/3mUHfg2

You can check more about ODSC Mini-Bootcamp 2021 here - https://odsc.com/boston/bootcamp/

About the Conference
Kick-start your career in data science, from beginner to advanced in just 3 days. Get the skills you need, taught by world-renowned experts
- Join Pre-Bootcamp Training
- Learn Applied Skills at the Mini- Bootcamp
- Career Support
- Get Certified

It’s truly an immersive experience. Over almost a week, you will access an expanse of industry-focused data science topics on a scale not offered elsewhere. Uniquely, you will also get invaluable insights by networking and connecting with hundreds of data science attendees, world-renowned instructors, industry experts, and dozens of top companies seeking the next wave of talent.

Our mini bootcamp is fully customizable, you can attend the sessions you want live and on-demand after our conference. You can check all available training soon here - https://odsc.com/boston/training/

ODSC Links:
• Get free access to more talks/trainings like this at AI+ Training platform:
https://aiplus.odsc.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science
• Slack Channel: http://bit.ly/2RkOf9l
• East Conference March 30th - April 1st: https://odsc.com/boston/
• Europe Conference June 8th - 10th: https://odsc.com/europe/
• West Conference November 15th - 18th: https://odsc.com/california/
• Code of conduct: https://odsc.com/code-of-conduct/

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