Past Meetup

Adventures and failures in software engineering and machine learning

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Welcome to the first Polymorphic tech meetup in Paris!

The theme of it is failures in starting big projects, how actually is it in the field of Machine Learning (ML), how hard is it to start and what is the "Why" behind doing ML in 2019.

Speaker list:
- Amine Benhenni. PhD and CTO @Dataswati.
Amine's topic is "Machine learning - beyond the algorithms". Amine will tell you about his experience of building a fullstack data science project from scratch, handling human resources, getting out of the prototyping cycle and actually getting clients.
A Machine learning startup working with manufacturers, factories to improve their performance by analysing data.
(Full speech)

- Ilya Prokin. PhD, Data scientist @Dataswati
His journey from academia into the startup world of machine learning. About failures, expectations vs reality and that machine learning field is not only for PhDs or mathematicians.
(Lightning talk)

- Elia Maino. Software Engineer @dailymotion
Pitfalls and issues of taking over a complex software project. His learning path through growing a new team @dailymotion and other useful bits.
(Full speech)

18:30 Opening of doors
19:00 Announcement from organisers
19:05 First speaker
19:45 Lightning talk
19:55 Second speaker
20:30 Finishing up
20:35 Networking on the premises
21:30 Closing

Attendance is free!


Polymorphic community is aimed at improving all aspects of an engineers work life. The goal is to grow it into a community of like-minded individuals, organise hackathons, workshops and more.

Each meetup will have the following format:
- 2 full speakers (25-30min)
- 1-2 lightning speakers (5-10min) in between the full speakers
- Networking

Presentations will be split into technical and bigger picture, work processes oriented.
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