PyData Berlin August Meetup

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Hallo everyone,

Our August meetup in 2019 will be hosted by Blacklane (

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the talks are going to start at 7:15 PM.
Food and Drinks are provided by Blacklane.

A Blacklane Ride Voucher will be offered to one participant after a selection at the meetup!

We have 2 speakers scheduled for the evening:

Talk 1: 30 mins
"How the US Military Helps Us Tracking Chauffeurs at Blacklane"
David Altmann, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at Blacklane.

GPS data is used for many purposes. At Blacklane we use it to track routes of our Chauffeurs to gain insights in their decisions - often in very traffic-jammed cities.
However, raw GPS data is not always ready to use directly. In this talk, we discuss how the raw data can be enhanced using common sense, a Kalman Filter and even a little Machine Learning.

Talk 2: 30 mins
Fraud Detection in Klarna
Vaibhav Singh,Klarna: currently heads the Berlin Data Science team in Klarna with past experience in Credit Risk, Content Moderation who loves to explore new ideas and tech in the ML industry.

At Klarna we have been working tirelessly to simplify buying online for over 14 years. Our journey has taken us from a small Swedish payments company to a global player that influences the biggest brands out there. We have 2,500 employees, serve 60 million consumers and work with 100,000+ merchants.

Any payment platform will have at some point dealt with fraud, it is just an easy source of money for many people across the world. People try to find loopholes in the system and exploit it as long as it lasts. This talk will highlight some aspects how Klarna fights fraud using Machine Learning at its core and what are some of the lessons learnt from the trenches.

Lightning talks
"Python Development Process", Mark Neznansky

Please contact us at [masked] if you would like to share something with the community in a 5 minutes talk.

We look forward to see all of you you there!
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See you soon!
-PyData Berlin Team