Women in Data Science Series: Building ML models on the AWS Cloud

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Autodesk Inc

221 SE Ankeny St · Portland, OR

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We will be on the second floor. Please remember to check in at the security desk.

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Please join us for the second event in our Women in Data Science Series! You do NOT need to have attended the first event to enjoy this one.

We are welcoming Hailey Buckingham to speak about :

(1) The circuitous path she took that ultimately lead her into data science, and how various aspects of her previous career in the natural sciences paved the way to make the jump into tech. Once on the job, however, the ugly specter of Imposture Syndrome is ever present. Hailey will share how she deals with this aspect of her career, for better or for worse.

(2) How one might train a machine learning model entirely within the AWS cloud. The model will be trained on an EC2 instance, and will be pulling data from S3, and writing results back to S3. Most of the demonstration will be done in a terminal, using ipython and a tool called tmux.


5:30-6:00 - Check-in + Grab food + Network
6:00-6:15 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Autodesk
6:15-7:00 - Presentation + Q&A
7:00-7:15 - Closing Remarks

About the Speaker

Hailey is a Sr Data Scientist and Project Lead at Blackberry Cylance. She develops machine learning models for detecting malware and malicious process behavior, and specializes in automated data and machine learning pipelines and micro-services. Much of her work is cross-functional and collaborative with teams outside of data science.

Hailey is an avid board- and video-gamer, runner, hiker, and co-parent. She adores the PNW, and all things related to natural history. And coffee.

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