Past Meetup

Machine Learning with (In El Segundo)

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AT&T Entertainment Group

2260 E. Imperial Hwy · El Segundo, CA

How to find us

Please find room 138-140 in the LA5 building. Mention Phaneendra Bhattiprolu as your contact when you enter. Parking instructions are included in the details below.

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Greetings! We would like to invite you to two exciting talks by Szilard Pafka, Chief Scientist from Epoch, and Pablo Marin, Big Data and Machine Learning Architect from Microsoft. Both speakers have extensive experience with machine learning and the H2O platform. Below are the details:


6:30 - 7:00 pm Pizza and Networking

7:00 - 7:45 pm Overview of ML Key concepts, with by Szilard Pafka

7:45 - 8:30 pm How to deploy H2O and Sparkling Water clusters in Microsoft Azure Cloud by Pablo Marin

8:00 - end More Q&A and Networking

Talk by Szilard Pafka

In this talk Szilard will give an overview of some key concepts in machine learning and how to have them implemented with less tears using, a popular open source machine learning system. (The speaker is the author of a popular independent benchmark of machine learning tools that has 1000+ stars on github and he is not affiliated with (

Talk by Pablo Marin

In this talk, Pablo will show how to do big data science in Azure using H2O as a stand alone cluster and on top of Spark clusters using Azure HDInsight.

Bio of Szilard Pafka

Szilard studied Physics in the 90s and has obtained a PhD by using statistical methods to analyze the risk of financial portfolios. Next he has worked in a bank quantifying and managing market risk. About a decade ago he moved to California to become the Chief Scientist of a credit card processing company doing everything data (analysis, modeling, visualization, machine learning, ETL etc). He is also the founder/organizer of several data science related meetups and the data community website ( (

Bio of Pablo Marin

Pablo is an Electronic Engineer and entrepreneur with 10+ years experience in machine learning and public cloud deployments.

At Microsoft he guides and coaches enterprises to deploy big data and Advanced Analytics workloads in the Azure cloud.

Pablo lives in Dallas with his wife and two sons.

Driving instructions

The venue is located between Aviation and Sepulveda Blvd, off of Imperial Hwy. You turn south on DIRECTV Drive into the complex and you will see visitor parking structure on your right (P-1 AKA R-9 structure). If you require further assistance, we recommend using Mapquest or Yahoo maps. We have found that Google Maps directs visitors to the wrong location.

Upon arrival please:

· Drive to visitor’s parking (P-1 AKA R-9 structure)

· Press the intercom button to request parking access

· Advise security that you are a DTV visitor, provide your name and who you are here to see

· Take the elevator to ground level