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Intro to Python for Data Science (Beginner Level)
*Note - this intro to Python is free. What's this Python Workshop About? Data scientists need to know how to code, and Python is the most useful and versatile programming language for doing data science. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn foundational skills for adding Python to your data science toolbox. Professional instructors from GalvanizeU will guide you through analyzing data in Python by writing scripts and taking advantage of handy libraries. You’ll leave this session equipped to write your own Python scripts to analyze data, and instructor recommendations about next steps to take on your pathway to data science. Prerequisites (Beginner Level): This is a workshop for beginners. This workshop does not require programming experience. Participants who are familiar with concepts of data analysis and statistics will be better equipped to apply their skills after the conclusion of the workshop. What You'll Learn: • How to view and analyze data sets with Python • How to write and run Python scripts • Which libraries and packages are most useful for analyzing data in Python • Why Python is a flexible, versatile language for doing data science • Which resources you should next utilize to develop your skills Workshop Schedule: 6:00 pm - Networking & Announcements 6:30 pm - Why Use Python for Data Science? 6:50 pm - Working with Python’s NumPy, SciPy 7:50 pm - Working with Pandas (DataFrames) 8:30 pm - Statistical Analysis in Python 9.00 pm - Wrap-Up and Additional Resources Meet Your Instructor: Nir Kaldero is the Director of Science, Head of Galvanize Experts (gX) at Galvanize. As a data scientist and economist, Nir serves on the faculty of the Masters’ of Engineering in Big Data. Before joining Galvanize, Nir was the Lead Instructor for Data Science at General Assembly, a Scholar in the Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and an independent data science consultant. Nir completed PhD coursework in Economics, with application to Industrial Organizations, Finance and Marketing at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration from IDC Herzliya in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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    Data Scientists in San Diego are doing incredible data science: making graph models of symptoms and human disease, extracting insight from huge amounts of data in real time, and building tools to make this whole process easier. We founded this Meetup as a forum to showcase that work.

    We also aim to help people who are getting into data science by hosting workshops on:
    - Python for Data Science
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    - Machine Learning
    - Neural Nets
    - Apache Spark
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