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Fifth meetup (Networks: WaveNet deep neural networks, and Panama papers)

  • Yesterday · 6:30 PM
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we are happy to announce that the next PyData Amsterdam Meetup will take place on Thursday, December 8. is sponsoring (food, drinks, and venue). We thank them to be such an amazing help for the community!

Notes on location: please update your Meetup profile to reflect your full, real life, name. This is required by the building security. If you are bringing guests make sure they are registered, or have them identify as your +1. 

Tentative schedule

18.00 Doors open

18.35 Greetings & intro

18.45 Bas Veeling with Implementing Deepmind's WaveNet: A case study on using Keras for rapid prototyping deep nets.

19.30 Break  

19.45 Iain Barr Exploring the Panama Papers Network

20.30 Drinks 

21.30 Meetup ends

22.00 Building closes 

First talk:

Implementing Deepmind's WaveNet: A case study on using Keras for rapid prototyping deep nets.

With the quick development of the deep learning field and the growing number of high quality frameworks, picking the right framework can be tough. In this talk, I'll make the case for Keras as a flexible and future-proof framework, and demonstrate its API by demoing how to implement Deepmind's recent WaveNet paper. Along the way I'll share some tips and tricks on how to rapidly develop your own neural network architectures with Keras. Take a look at for a sneak peek.

Speaker bio: Bas Veeling

Bas Veeling is a master student Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam. He is interning at Philips Research and writing his master thesis on deep learning in the medical domain. Before that he interned at Google Research in Mountain View working on visualization for computer vision infrastructure. When he's not writing code or thesis material he can be found producing electronic music, without neural networks (yet).

Second talk: 

Exploring the Panama Papers Network

Exploratory Data Analysis on the Panama Papers Network. In this talk, I look at how we can use python to explore the structure of a network too big to visualize in one go, using python. The talk is based on the blog post

Speaker bio: Iain Barr

Iain is a former physicist turned data scientist, currently working for

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  • David F.

    Just missed the rsvp deadline :(


  • Iain B.

    My slides for tonight are available here:

    Although they are subject to change as and when I discover typos.

    2 · Yesterday

  • Melanie M.

    Good morning! Some last notes before the meet-up this evening:

    * If you can't make it, please update your RSVP to give people from the waitlist a chance to join! RSVPs will close today at noon.

    * Please be on time - the building doors will close at 18.30. Looking forward to seeing you tonight!


  • Jonas T.

    Guys, I would love to go. If any of you can't make it... Help me get off the waiting list.

    2 days ago

    • Myrthe van D.

      I just had to cancel, so you can have my spot!

      2 days ago

    • Jonas T.

      Thanks Myrthe! Great :-)!

      2 days ago

  • Giuseppe

    Hi guys, if someone has a rsvp and cannot go now is a good time to decline it and let the waiting list get the chance to join!

    3 days ago

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