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  • PyLadies Dublin July Virtual Event: AI: Intro to Explainability by Naomi Freeman

    Our 3rd virtual event and we are excited to have Naomi Freeman talking about "AI: Intro to Explainability" (30 mins). We will be streaming live to Youtube. Always trying something new, looking forward to seeing you all! Any announcements, please add to https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/3/pad/edit/37e1c5c20d05558a13f8cc1c3fe0bd46/ Description: Neural networks are all the rage - input data, output magic results! In between is a black box of magic. In many use cases - from finance to healthcare - this black box is actually a challenge preventing AI adoption. Enter Explainability! Using one extra layer, we can also have our AI explain how it arrived at the decision. We'll take a look at how to implement this layer of explainability using a Python-based toolbox and a Google Tensorflow AI model. About Naomi Freeman: Naomi is a software engineer and entrepreneur. Formerly CTO/co-founder of an AI company. Two-time nominated Woman of Influence for Royal Bank of Canada's Women Entrepreneur award. Currently a 2020/21 Women Who Code Fellow (Data Science & Blockchain). http://www.naomifreeman.com SCHEDULE (*subject to change) -------------------------------------------- 18:30 - 18:35 Event Starts / Settle down with cup of tea/coffee 18:35 - 18:45 Welcome & Announcements by Vicky 18:45 - 19:15 Talk: "AI: Intro to Explainability" 19:15 - 19:30 Q&A 19:30 Event ends ============================================ CALL FOR SPEAKERS Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/Rr6hVJ QUESTIONS Email [masked]. ============================================ FAQ ----- Q. I'm not female, is it ok for me to attend? A. Yes, PyLadies Dublin events are open to everyone at all levels. Q. What do you do at PyLadies Dublin Meetups? A. We have short (or long talks), demos, folks working on their own projects, ask questions on Python-related topics, work on projects together or generally chit-chat and meet like-minded people. Q. Do you have a Code of Conduct? A. Yes (but we will need to find an alternative place for it, it's not easy to find on meetup) - https://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/pages/12625412/Code_of_Conduct/

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  • PyLadies Dublin June Virtual Event

    Online event

    Our May event went fine after a few tech glitches with Vicky at the start. And we are rolling up our sleeves and going for another one. ❤️ A huge thanks to Python Ireland who are kind enough to have us use their Zoom account for this month's meetup. It will also be live-streamed to Python Ireland's Youtube channel if you can't join us on Zoom: https://youtu.be/cf2yBDj_EFc We will post up the video on our own PyLadies Dublin channel on either Vimeo/Youtube afterwards. If you have any announcements, resources to share, feel free to add to our collab pad: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/yEUMRQsuoxjfX632qBuaLji8/ TALKS ====== Talk 1: Cross platform games with Kivy by Rigel Di Scala (10 mins) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Description: Take a whirlwind tour of Kivy, a framework written in Python for writing graphical applications and games for personal computers and mobile devices. This talk will showcase various features in Kivy and demonstrate a simple application running on Android. About Rigel Di Scala: Cloud Architect at Red Hat, Python enthusiast https://www.linkedin.com/in/rigeldiscala/ Talk 2: Python and Load Balancer by Natalia Raythz (10 mins) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Description: Here we will discuss a way to use python and the Tornado library to do load balancing. About Natalia Raythz: Natalia has been working with infrastructure since 2009, today she works Quality Engineer at Red Hat, has extensive experience acting as SysAdmin. A former student of physics and today deepening in studying Software Engineering and Architecture. https://github.com/shebangbash/ Talk 3: Neural Network using Genetic Algorithm by Ajinkya Sakhare ================================================================ Description: In standard cases, backpropagation algorithms are best suitable for training neural networks. However, there are some issues with this approach. As part of my research, I am trying to apply a genetic algorithm for NN training. About Ajinkya Sakhare: I am a postgraduate student of National Univesity of Ireland and doing my major in Artificial Intelligence. I have 3+ years of IT experience. My area of research is Neural Networks and Genetic algorithms. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajinkya-sakhare/ SCHEDULE (*subject to change) -------------------------------------------- 18:30 - 18:35 Event Starts / Settle down with cup of tea/coffee 18:35 - 18:45 Welcome & Announcements by Vicky 18:45 - 18:55 Talk 1: Cross platform games with Kivy by Rigel Di Scala 18:55 - 19:05 Talk 2: Python and Load Balancer by Natalia Raythz 19:05 - 19:15 Talk 3: Neural Network using Genetic Algorithm by Ajinkya Sakhare 19:15 - 19:30 Q&A 19:30 Event ends ============================================ CALL FOR SPEAKERS Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/Rr6hVJ QUESTIONS Email [masked]. ============================================ FAQ ----- Q. I'm not female, is it ok for me to attend? A. Yes, PyLadies Dublin events are open to everyone at all levels. Q. What do you do at PyLadies Dublin Meetups? A. We have short (or long talks), demos, folks working on their own projects, ask questions on Python-related topics, work on projects together or generally chit-chat and meet like-minded people. Q. Do you have a Code of Conduct? A. Yes (but we will need to find an alternative place for it, it's not easy to find on meetup) - https://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/pages/12625412/Code_of_Conduct/

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  • PyLadies Dublin May Virtual Meetup

    Online event

    We are kickstarting our first virtual meetup this month. It will be for 1 hour, so let's do it with some lightning talks (5-15mins). 😊 We are delighted to announce that Dogpatch Labs will be hosting us virtually via Crowdcast, so a huge thanks for their ongoing support for us and the community. 👉 Head to https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pyladies and you need to register in order to confirm that you are joining us on the night. TALKS ======= ⚡️LIGHTNING TALK 1 ----------------------------- Print your text adventure game with CircuitPython by Vicky Twomey-Lee (10 mins) Description: Vicky will be showing her print your adventure game with Adafruit's mini thermal printer, arcade buttons, raspberry pi with Circuit Python. About Vicky Twomey-Lee: A founder of PyLadies Dublin, she is a techie at heart who's involved in the tech community through events and advocating diversity in tech. Her day job is being a Maker Advocate for Dublin Maker. @eventgeekie --- ⚡️LIGHTNING TALK 2 ----------------------------- How Python changed my life in 9 months - True Story by Débora Cornetta O'Brien (25 mins) Description: Before July last year I had never heard of Python. Today I have a contract signed with Google after getting in their Software Engineer Apprenticeship programme. I'm going to tell you how I did it, so that you can do it too! About Débora Cornetta O'Brien: I'm a regular woman, coming from a non-tech professional background that had the opportunity to learn Python and used it to change my life. @deboracornetta --- ⚡️LIGHTNING TALK 3 ----------------------------- Fairness in Machine Learning by Smitashree Choudhury (10 mins) Description: Explainability of Machine learning model increases the trust and wide adoption of any new technology including AI and ML. About Smitashree Choudhury: Data Scientist in IBM ====================================================================== 📌If you have announcements, or anything to share, please add it to https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/C6a5MI0Bav-5xS0pAapAc0yq/ SCHEDULE (*subject to change) ---------------- 18:30 - 18:35 Say "Hi!" and Settle down with your tea & biccies. :-) 18:35 - 18:45 PyLadies Dublin Welcome, intro, thanks and announcements 18:45 - 18:55 Print your text adventure game with CircuitPython by Vicky Twomey-Lee (10 mins) 18:55 - 19:20 How Python changed my life in 9 months - True Story by Débora Cornetta O'Brien (25 mins) 19:20 - 19:30 Fairness in Machine Learning by Smitashree Choudhury (10 mins) 19:30 - Wrap up and event ends ====================================================================== CALL FOR SPEAKERS ----------------------------- Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/Rr6hVJ QUESTIONS ----------------- Email [masked]

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  • PyLadies Dublin Feb Meetup @ Qualtrics

    Qualtrics

    We are happy to announce that Qualtrics will be hosting us this month, they'll be providing food and beverages as well. 🙌 Feel free to add any announcements, resources to share and for me to shout out at the beginning of the event: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/SE8ZNuDS29Fg4tqCsADEn0aA/ Don't forget to bring your laptop. Let's make this evening as interactive as possible. Running Order -------------------- 18:30 - 18:50 Registration 18:50 - 19:00 Welcome and Announcements 19:00 - 19:30 Are you supporting the right politician? - Graph Visualization of Voting Data by Cheuk Ting Ho 19:30 - 19:50 The "Obvious" way of coding by Dennis Callanan 19:50 - 20:30 Deep dive with speakers, ask questions, work on own project, pair programming, chit-chat, it's up to you what you want to do. 😊 Talks ------- Talk 1: Are you supporting the right politician? - Graph Visualization of Voting Data by Cheuk Ting Ho Description: (30 mins) It’s time for the election, a major of people will vote for the politician according to the political parties they affiliated. Do you really know the standpoint of politician that you vote for on different issues? Do you trust the politician that you vote for is representing you in the council? Have you been monitoring their votes in the council on different issues? In this talk, we will be identifying real ‘parties’ by voting records rather than by stated affiliation using a knowledge graph. We will walk you through how to do it and hopefully, you will find the representatives that you vote for are doing the right things for you. About Cheuk Ting Ho After her career in Data Science, Cheuk is now a developer advocate for TerminusDB. She is also an organizer for Python and Data Science community. She frequently speaks at various conferences. https://cheuk.dev ---- Talk 2: The "Obvious" way of coding by Dennis Callanan (20 mins) The python community prides themselves in being able to solve problems or express algorithmic solutions in a "pythonic" way. One aspect of the Zen of Python is: "There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it". In this talk we discuss some horrible syntax and ways of expressing solutions in other languages, and compare them to concise, readable, python code. Prepare for audience interaction. About: Dennis studied in Ireland and the US (North Carolina), and after working as a data analyst and innovations engineer in AIB, joined Qualtrics as a Software Engineer. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dencallanan/ ============================================ CALL FOR SPEAKERS Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/Rr6hVJ QUESTIONS Email [masked].

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  • PyLadies Dublin Jan Meetup @ Zalando

    Zalando Ireland Ltd.

    We are delighted to announce that Zalando will be hosting us this month. If you have announcements, resources to share, feel free to update https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/ZkwL9veq73Pc7+w9boLq5evV/ Talk 1: Ansible Automation: Getting Started and Best Practices by Mihai Criveti Description: (45 mins) Automation practices with Ansible and Python. Apply Ansible best practices from the start. This talk will guide you through the process of writing an Ansible playbook and role, while including best practices such as cookiecutter-templates, ansible-lint, molecule testing and more. For beginners and experts alike. About Mihai: Cloud Native Leader at IBM https://galaxy.ansible.com/crivetimihai Talk 2: Open Data - A Valuable Resource talk by Deirdre Lee ============================================ HOW TO GET TO ZALANDO - Coming down Pearse St, see bridge (Art of Coffee), don't cross it. - Turn right down Grand Canal Quay (Lir Academy on your right and Waterways are on the left) - Keep walking down (canal on the left), Zalando will be on your right. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/oRCXrWJo5JyoEb9g8 ============================================ CALL FOR SPEAKERS Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/Rr6hVJ QUESTIONS Email [masked]. ============================================

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  • PyLadies Dublin @ Techie Table Quiz

    Workday - Dublin

    We won't have a December meetup but we will be joining other Irish Tech Community groups for an evening of fun and lots of laughs while raising money for Dublin Simon Community. **It's FREE but you must register via https://ti.to/irishgeeks/have-i-got-nerds-for-you to take part.** Big thanks to our Partners: - Workday for hosting; shout out to Dale and Naomi for organising the venue for us and being involved with the event. - Vectra.ai for sponsoring food - Swrve for sponsoring a prize Hugs to the following Community Groups (in alphabetical order): - Coding Grace - Dublin Maker - MADE - Engineers Ireland - Young Engineers - GameCraft - GDG Dublin - Ireland Girl Geek Dinners - PyLadies Dublin - Rails Girls Dublin - Ruby Ireland - TOG Hackerspace - Women in Tech Africa - Women Who Code Dublin Schedule (*subject to change) --------------- 18:30 People arriving, settling down, have some food 19:00 Welcome folks, run down of rules and announce our charity (bucket) 19:05 Round 1 19:25 Round 2 19:45 Round 3 20:05 Round 4 20:40 Announce Winners 21:00 Event ends; option to go to nearby pub FAQ Q. I'm not on a team, can I still come along? Yes; we will help you find a group on the night. Q. How many people per team? Up to 5 persons per team. Q. How much is it to participate? It's FREE! 🙌 Q. How can I get involved? == Community Organisers == Drop us an email at [masked], send along your - Group Name - Group Logo - Group URL We will add it to the banner and event page. And share with your network and get them to join us. Also, it's a chance to give yourself a month off from organising your event. Come along, kick back, enjoy and all for a good cause. == Individual == We are also happy to have volunteers, if you like to help with - Quiz questions - Social media (we'll figure out a #-tag) - Take pics - Help with questions (but you can't participate in the quiz, that would be cheating. 😉) == Company == We are looking for sponsorship for prizes Q. What if I don't have cash for donations to Dublin Simon Community? Don't worry, Dublin Simon are lending us one of their card readers, so you can optionally donate with your card. We will have a bucket going around for those who want to donate the old fashion non-digital way. ❤️ ============================================ CALL FOR SPEAKERS for 2020 Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/Rr6hVJ QUESTIONS Email [masked]. ============================================

  • PyLadies Dublin Nov Meetup @ Optum

    Optum

    We are delighted to have Optum hosting and providing food for our meetup this month. ***PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND*** If you have any announcements, please add them to https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/UYov5AeDhBXfKtro2lNXBQcV/ Talk 1: Playing with Food-Data : Predicting your next meal !! Description: Food choices are personal and complex and have a significant impact on our long-term health and quality of life. By helping users to make informed and satisfying decisions, Recommender Systems (RS) have the potential to support users in making healthier food choices. Intelligent users-modeling is a key challenge in achieving this potential. This paper investigates Ensemble Topic Modelling (EnsTM) based Feature Identification techniques for efficient user-modeling and recipe recommendation. It builds on findings in EnsTM to propose a reduced data representation format and a smart user-modeling strategy that makes capturing user-preference fast, efficient and interactive. This approach enables personalization, even in a cold-start scenario. This paper proposes two different EnsTM based and one Hybrid EnsTM based recommenders. We compared all three EnsTM based variations through a user study with 48 participants, using a large-scale,real-world corpus of 230,876 recipes, and compare against a conventional Content Based (CB) approach. EnsTM based recommenders performed significantly better than the CB approach. Besides acknowledging multi-domain contents such as taste, demographics and cost, our proposed approach also considers user’s nutritional preference and assists them finding recipes under diverse nutritional categories. Furthermore, it provides excellent coverage and enables implicit understanding of user’s food practices. Subsequent analysis also exposed correlation between certain features and a healthier lifestyle. About Mansura A. Khan: PhD student in UCD, School of Computer Science. Her research interest are Recommender Algorithms, Recommendation System Design, User Modelling , Health aware Recommendation , Personalisation, Human Compute Interaction. --- Talk 2: A deep learning approach to speech recognition of spoken words for regulatory compliance Description: Regulatory compliance for auditory environments is a fresh domain. The presented work attempts to classify the spoken names from the raw audio files using a deep learning approach. About Ebad Ali: I am a data consultant at Clear Strategy and CTO at Staypal. I have a masters in Data Analytics and bachelors in Computer Science. I am independently researching in audio processing and love jiu jitsu. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebadalie --- Talk 3: What's new in Python 3.8 A quick lighting talk by Michael Twomey. If you want to demo or give a lightning talk on the night, let me know before I do the announcements. ============================================ CALL FOR SPEAKERS Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/Rr6hVJ CALL FOR SPONSORS Interested in hosting us? Drop us an email and let's have a chat. QUESTIONS Email [masked]. ============================================ FAQ ----- Q. I'm not female, is it ok for me to attend? A. Yes, PyLadies Dublin events are open to everyone at all levels. Q. What do I need to bring? A. Bring your laptop (and don't forget your charger). Q. Will there be food? A. Yes, and thanks to Optum for providing us food. Q. What do you do at PyLadies Dublin Meetups? A. We have short (or long talks), demos, folks working on their own projects, ask questions on Python-related topics, work on projects together or generally chit-chat and meet like-minded people. Q. Do you have a Code of Conduct? A. Yes (but we will need to find an alternative place for it, it's not easy to find on meetup) - https://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/pages/12625412/Code_of_Conduct/ ***IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP***

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  • PyLadies Dublin Oct Meetup @ Facebook

    Facebook Ireland

    ❤️Facebook will be hosting us as well as looking after catering this month and they will have someone from production engineering will be speaking. Plus we are excited that Kx (kx.com) will be back giving a talk also. Any announcements to share, feel free to add to https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/bdKBOboJwGlR0qoU-dKwzZRh/ ** IMPORTANT: BRING PHOTO ID FOR FB SECURITY, REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION** Talk 1: Fusing kdb and Python for Machine Learning: An Introduction to kdb+ and embedPy Description: kdb+ is the world’s fastest time-series database, best accessed through its own language, q. kdb+ is being increasingly used for machine learning with Python. In this talk, Deanna will demo and describe the open-source connectors between Python and kdb+. About Deanna Morgan Deanna Morgan is a Machine Learning Engineer at Kx based in London. She has a bachelor’s degree in Physics with a specialty in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh. Previously, Deanna worked at the NASA Frontier Development Lab with Kx, usi ----------- Talk 2: Mocks you can trust Description: Highlight over why python mocks can be unreliable, an overview of Facebook's open sourced testing framework and how to be productive while using it. About Teodora Olaru Working for Facebook Infrastructure on systems that have as main goal to help keep a healthy state of the global fleet without human intervention. Currently cultivating my instinct for the infrastructure space while trying to solve more problems than create throughout the development of a distributed locks system. Previously a Software Engineer in the Anti-malware and Cyber Security space. SCHEDULE (*subject to change) =========== 18:30 Registration & refreshments 19:00 Welcome (Vicky & Lei and Catherine & Claudio) 19:10 kx.com intro & "Fusing kdb and Python for Machine Learning: An Introduction to kdb+ and embedPy" by Deanna Morgan 19:40 "Mocks you can trust" by Teodora Olaru 20:10 Deep dive with speakers/self-driven activities/networking & Light Bites 21:00 Event ends ============================================ CALL FOR SPEAKERS Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/Rr6hVJ QUESTIONS Email [masked]. ============================================ FAQ ----- Q. I'm not female, is it ok for me to attend? A. Yes, PyLadies Dublin events are open to everyone at all levels. Q. What do I need to bring? A. Bring your laptop (and don't forget your charger). ** ALSO BRING PHOTO ID FOR FB SECURITY, REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION** Q. Will there be food? A. Yes, and thanks to Facebook for providing us food. Q. What do you do at PyLadies Dublin Meetups? A. We have short (or long talks), demos, folks working on their own projects, ask questions on Python-related topics, work on projects together or generally chit-chat and meet like-minded people. Q. Do you have a Code of Conduct? A. Yes (but we will need to find an alternative place for it, it's not easy to find on meetup) - https://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/pages/12625412/Code_of_Conduct/ ***IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP***

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