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July Meetup - Hands on data science and data engineering!

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Welcome to Hands on data science and data engineering!

This time, we will host an exciting data and developer focused evening where we actually get to see real-life challenges the two companies work on every day. Join us on Wednesday July 25th at 6.30 pm to put everyone's creative minds together!

This meetup is brought to you by and BetterDoctor!

BetterDoctor, now a part of Quest Analytics
(BetterDoctor was acquired by Quest Analytics on June 18, 2018. )

Quest Analytics is the first comprehensive platform that enables health plans to optimize their member experience, while complying with federal and state regulations for network adequacy and accuracy. Our provider data management and network analytics services are trusted by the nation’s leading health plans, insurance regulatory agencies and benefit consultants to provide consumers with convenient access to an adequate network of doctors and hospitals and an up-to-date, accurate directory of providers. For more information, please visit is a blockchain based AI platform that enables deep learning computations on quantified biology to develop personal health insights and predictive models.

We will start by lightning talks by:

- Diane Kostka, Head of Data Operations, Quest Analytics (BetterDoctor)

Diane is a technical leader with a passion for using data to help solve healthcare problems. She works as Head of Data Operations at BetterDoctor, where she oversees and executes data operations, ETL, and exports for our health plan clients.

- Melinda Heard, Data engineer, Quest Analytics (BetterDoctor)

Melinda works as a data engineer at Quest Analytics in Diane's team. Prior to joining BetterDoctor she was at Privia Health and Kaiser Permanente. At the meetup, she will tell you about some of the biggest challenges with provider data, and brainstorm with the audience best ways to solve them.

- Kartik Thakore, Sr. Data Scientist,

Kartik Thakore, Sr. Data Scientist at, has worked in the medical data space since 2011. His work brings artificial intelligence and statistical solutions to the medical health care landscape. He led his own startup, AIMED Stat Inc, and then subsequently joined other startups, BetterDoctor and Human API, before joining in 2018. Kartik also shares his data science expertise by advising several other startups in the Bay Area, London and Toronto on machine learning, data engineering and architectural directions.

Food and drinks will be served prior to the talks and during the data discovery - starting 6.30 pm - looking forward to seeing you there!


6.30 - 7.00 pm: Mingle, eat and drink!
7.00 - 9.00 pm: Lightning talks and dive into the data challenges! We will share learnings at the end.

P.S. We ARE hiring! Check out the open positions for BetterDoctor here: & for

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