• Dumb & Dumber vs Ocean’s 11: Tackling evolving, sophisticated fraud with AI

    We want to invite you to participate in the FREE ODSC Webinar! Date: August 29th Time: 1 pm - 2 pm EST To access this webinar, please register using the link below: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3825553196643547149 Sophisticated fraud attacks that are extensively planned, hard to detect, and highly scalable are becoming the new normal for online platforms. Learn more about the spectrum of fraud attacks – from "dumb & dumber" to "ocean's 11"– and why Unsupervised Machine Learning is the key to detecting attacks before they inflict damage. The webinar will be delivered by Sathya Chandran, PhD, Security Research Scientist at DataVisor. Sathya is an expert in applying big data and unsupervised machine learning to fraud detection, specializing in the financial, e-commerce, social, and gaming industries. Sathya holds PhD in CS from the University of South Florida and has previously worked at HP Labs and Honeywell. ODSC Links: • Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI: https://learnai.odsc.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/

  • Kafka on Kubernetes: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!

    Speaker: Viktor Gamov, Developer Advocate at Confluent https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikgamov/ Topic: Kafka on Kubernetes: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should! Schedule: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - ODSC Intro, Pizza & Refreshments 6:30pm - 7:20pm - Talk 7:20pm - 7:30pm - Q&A 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Networking Bio: Viktor Gamov is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company that makes a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka. Working in the field, Viktor Gamov developed comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping different organizations design and develop low latency, scalable and highly available distributed systems. Abstract: When it comes to choosing a distributed streaming platform for real-time data pipelines, everyone knows the answer: Apache Kafka! And when it comes to deploying applications at scale without needing to integrate different pieces of infrastructure yourself, the answer nowadays is increasingly Kubernetes. However, with all great things, the devil is truly in the details. While Kubernetes does provide all the building blocks that are needed, a lot of thought is required to truly create an enterprise-grade Kafka platform that can be used in production. In this technical deep dive, Viktor will go through challenges and pitfalls of managing Kafka on Kubernetes as well as the goals and lessons learned from the development of the Confluent Operator for Kubernetes. ODSC Links: • Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI: https://learnai.odsc.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/ • West Conference Oct 29 - Nov 1: https://odsc.com/california • Europe Conference Nov 19 - 22: https://odsc.com/london

  • Automated Machine Learning at Scale

    AppNexus

    Join us on July 17 for our next tech panel, featuring AppNexus Chief Architect Ron Lissack, AppNexus Director of Data Science Abraham Greenstein, Data Science Manager Tian Yu, Senior Software Engineer Chinmay Nerurkar, and Senior Data Scientist Stephanie Tzeng as our moderator! Are you afraid that robots are about to take over the world? Don't worry – they aren't. They aren't even that smart – but they sure are useful! At AppNexus, the data science and engineering teams leverage machines to transact billions of online advertisements a day in real-time auctions. In this panel, we will discuss how we use machine learning to automate decision making to show the right advertisements to the right people browsing on the internet. This effectively delivers advertisers' messages and allows for publishers (websites) to efficiently monetize on their content. We will discuss how we use algorithms to bid on ad spaces, select the correct ad creatives to serve, and control the marketplace via auction dynamics. Join us to learn about our unique challenges of developing fully automated machine learning systems at scale in a production environment. Food and drink will be provided! Please email [masked] with any inquiries and feedback.

  • Is Blockchain Ready for AdTech?

    AppNexus

    Is Blockchain Ready for AdTech? Join us on March 15 for our next tech talk, featuring AppNexus CTO Ben John, AppNexus Software Engineer Mike Freyberger, AppNexus Senior Associate General Counsel, Anjali Shenoy Dahiya, IBM Blockchain Garage Global Program Director Eileen M. Lowry, Amino Payments VP of Engineering Daniel Wharton, and MadHive VP of Engineering Aaron Brown! Blockchain technologies are attempting to disrupt and transform virtually every industry. It has the potential to be a resilient technology that could be leveraged to solve many critical business problems. There is more money flowing towards blockchain companies than ever before. To understand and be part of this revolution, you need to learn what blockchain is, what it is designed to do, and its limitations. In this talk we will cover the blockchain fact vs. fiction, how blockchain can be used in AdTech to gain trust and transparency, and what can we do to leverage this technology. We will also discuss the areas of investments required to make it ready for AdTech with its high volume/low latency requirements, and do so in a cost-effective way. Please email [masked] with any inquiries and feedback. Appetizers and beverages will be provided! Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: AppNexus, 28 West 23rd St. 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10010

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  • Getting to 80% - Building Technology to Increase National Voter Turnout

    Getting to 80% - Building Technology to Increase National Voter Turnout and Participation Across America Tuesday, February 13. 6.00pm – 8.00pm ET For our next tech talk, we’re excited to welcome Democracy Works - a NYC-based team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers building the tools needed to upgrade the infrastructure of our democracy and improve the voting experience for voters and election officials alike. Their vision is straightforward: make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election. To this end, Democracy Works developed TurboVote, a web application built on a microservices architecture that helps you register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and receive election reminders; they work with local election offices throughout the US to collect, clean, and standardize a national polling place dataset (among other things); and they provide an API in front of a detailed calendar of upcoming state, special, and local elections. Recently, TurboVote integrated with AppNexus’ FIA alert hub to serve real-time, geo-targeted election reminders nationally. This talk will explore Democracy Work’s products and strategic approach, and showcase opportunities to get involved. RSVP here or at http://bit.ly/appnexustechtalks

  • Survival of the Truthiest – How Can We Trust the Internet in a Post-Truth Era?

    We are excited to welcome Sara-Jayne Terp, Data Scientist, and AppNexian, as our next Tech Talk Speaker! The spreading of misinformation is not a new problem, but the scale and societal effects of online misinformation are quickly snowballing. The internet is built on belief, but we live in an era when facts are not influencing users, companies and individuals are falling prey to spreading misinformation, and the economic and societal repercussions of this issue can no longer be ignored. In this talk, we explore the online misinformation crisis, how psychology is being used to spread misinformation, and how AppNexus, and other vigilant organizations are using data to combat the issue. We also explore how misinformation might reshape the use and economics of the internet. External RSVP link: http://go.appnexus.com/TechTalks.html Questions/comments? [masked] Please don't hesitate to share any dietary restrictions or allergies so that we may accommodate.

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  • Kubernetes Co-Founder: Kubernetes + The Journey to Cloud Native Computing

    AppNexus is excited to welcome Craig McLuckie (https://www.heptio.com/the-team/), CEO Heptio and Kubernetes co-founder, as our next June Tech Talk guest! “Cloud native” is the concept of applications assembled as microservices, packaged in containers, and dynamically scheduled in accordance with demand. For established organizations, getting software to work in the cloud requires rethinking fundamental architectural and operational assumptions, and represents a significant departure from traditional methodologies. In this talk, we’ll explore ways that cloud native computing approaches will have a transformative impact on not just development, but on overall operational practice and the structure and experience of teams. For orgs and teams in the midst of this process, Craig will lay out a maturity model to help guide decisions, avoid dead ends, and transition into architecting for this new world. External RSVP link: http://go.appnexus.com/TechTalks.html Questions/comments? [masked] Please don't hesitate to share any dietary restrictions or allergies so that we may accommodate. :)

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  • Atomic Application Architecture: A Fusion of Process and Design

    Hello! We hope you'll join us for our next tech talk on April 19 as we define and demystify atomic architecture and design. In 60 minutes or less, we’ll talk through combining massive real-time data, microservices, component UI frameworks, collaborative design, and agile processes to build a progressive web application that breaks the monolith. Brought to you by west coast AppNexians, flying in from Portland and San Francisco. We welcome all inquiries and feedback: [masked] Feel free to share: http://go.appnexus.com/TechTalks.html

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  • Tech Talk: Header Bidding Magic

    AppNexus

    "Prebid.js: Functional Patterns + Open Source + Video = Header Bidding Magic" Dive deeper into header bidding as we explore the technology behind the creation of Prebid.js - a growing open source project built for the modern web. Utilizing ES6 and functional programming, this performant, distributed and functional JS library is used by websites of all sizes to drive revenue. This talk will include live demos of prebid for display and video. Hosted at AppNexus by our SVP of Video Technology, Eric Hoffert, please join Engineering Manager Matt Kendall and contributing engineers on March 7 to learn about the Prebid.js community and the latest capability expansion – Prebid video. Learn more and RSVP via http://bit.ly/appnexustechtalks.

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  • Bonsai: custom decision trees for real-time bidding

    AppNexus is leading the transition from programmatic advertising to programmable advertising with a range of tools that offer its customers more flexible and precise control over their advertising strategy. One of our platform's unique components is the ability to execute complex client-defined logic on millions of impressions each second. Join us on December 14 to discover how the Appnexus Programmable Bidder team emulates an MPSD virtual machine on off-the-shelf SIMD hardware to evaluate hundreds of decision trees in microseconds. RSVP via http://bit.ly/appnexustechtalks

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