PyLadies LA + PyData SoCal - Women Leading in Data Science

PyLadies of Los Angeles
PyLadies of Los Angeles
Public group

Verizon Digital Media Services

13031 W Jefferson Blvd #900 · Los Angeles, CA

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FREE Street parking; $20 on-premise parking (see event details for more info)

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6:15 pm - 6:45 pm - Networking
6:45 pm - 6:55 pm - Opening Remarks (PyLadies LA + PyData SoCal)
6:55 pm - 7:45 pm - Discussion with Dr. LeDell on AutoML
7:45 pm - 8:20 pm - Discussion with Annie Flippo
8:20 pm - 8:45 pm - Networking

Erin LeDell, Chief ML scientist at
Annie Flippo, Director of Data Science at inMarket

ABOUT Dr. LeDell:
Dr. LeDell is the Chief Machine Learning Scientist at Before joining, she was the Principal Data Scientist at two AI startups (both acquired), the founder of DataScientific, Inc. and a software engineer at a large consulting firm. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley where her research focused on machine learning and computational statistics. She also holds a B.S. and M.A. in Mathematics.


In this presentation, Erin LeDell (Chief Machine Learning Scientist,, will provide a history and overview of the field of "Automatic Machine Learning" (AutoML), followed by a detailed look inside H2O's open-source AutoML algorithm. H2O AutoML provides an easy-to-use interface that automates data pre-processing, training and tuning a large selection of candidate models (including multiple stacked ensemble models for superior model performance). The result of the AutoML run is a "leaderboard" of H2O models which can be easily exported for use in production. AutoML is available in all H2O interfaces (R, Python, Scala, web GUI) and due to the distributed nature of the H2O platform, can scale to very large datasets. The presentation will end with a demo of H2O AutoML in R and Python, including a handful of code examples to get you started using automatic machine learning on your own projects.

ABOUT Annie Flippo:
Annie Flippo works as the Director of Data Science & Analytics at inMarket, a mobile advertising platform. She is a data science expert focusing on the application of machine learning techniques to extract insights in the areas of marketing, media and consumer behavior. She holds a B.S. degree in Math & Economics and a M.A. degree in Economics. Her focus is to make data science accessible, intuitive and fun to learn for everyone.

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NOTE: $20 parking on-premise

After turning off of Jefferson on to Alla Road, there is FREE street parking at the first right Coral Tree Place. From there you can walk into the Reserve business park at the Gate 1 main entry which is the gate near the end of the road, or via a pedestrian entrance near gate 2.

Space 900 is the large building that is closest to the Gate 1 main entry.
Here's a map of the location including parking. ()

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Venue: Verizon Digital Media Services
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