Last year, Shopee invited us to their office and gave two interesting technical talks. It was a big success and happened to the biggest meetup our user group ever had (and that's where the cover picture of this meetup page came from).
This year, Shopee would like to invite the Python User Group once again. Stay tuned for interesting talks, buffet food at their spacious office and some good networking opportunities.
7:30pm: Presentation on Image Search by Cao Mingxuan, Data Science
This talk will cover some basic components for Image Search, such as Object Detection and Classification, as well as some challenges the Image Search team went through.
Cao Mingxuan, who graduated from NTU, has been working at the Shopee Data Science team since 2017. As a Data Scientist, he develops and deploys computer vision models and image processing systems. He is a senior member of image search group for Shopee Image Search project. Last year, Shopee released its own Image Search feature to serve millions of users.
8:00pm: The End of the Pandas Era - Gear Up Analytics Using PySpark by Harisingh Khedar, Regional Business Intelligence
This talk discusses the end of old python libraries and the evolution of Apache spark for data analysis and the case study from Shopee for data analysis and informed decisions.
Harisingh Khedar from Regional Business Intelligence has a total of 7 years of experience in IT, providing system migration solutions and decision support based on Big Data and Analytics. He helped automate manual processes and build key reporting and visualization solutions in Tableau, R and provided onsite support on migration projects, helping several clients from finance domain.