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Venue Instructions:
After entering the building, check in with security and go down one level to The Vault.

Schedule:
6:00pm: doors open (food arrives)
7:00pm: Talks Start

What:
Selenium: Doing Magic with Websites Using Python
By: Seth Weidman
Experience Level: Intermediate
Selenium is an excellent package that lets you dynamically interact with websites right from your Jupyter Notebook. At Metis, we teach Selenium early in our bootcamp. We have a great Selenium tutorial that involves lets you make a reservation on OpenTable using Python. In addition, several students have already completed excellent projects using Selenium. During this talk, Seth Weidman, a Senior Data Science Instructor at Metis, as well as the following two current Metis students will be presenting the projects that they just completed.

Tracking FCC bots with Python
By: Chris Sinchok
Experience Level: Novice
I've been doing a bunch of analysis on the recent FCC public comments in Python (https://medium.com/@csinchok/an-analysis-of-the-anti-title-ii-bots-463f184829bc). Due to this work, I was quoted in Gizmodo, Ars Technica, and the BBC. I'd like to talk about how I approached this problem, how Python helped make sense of my findings, and what my conclusions are.

Fortune-Telling with Python: An Intro to Time Series Modeling
By: Jonathan Balaban
Experience Level: Intermediate
A pythonic tour of time series methodologies and packages, including ARIMA, seasonal models, and Markov approaches. Intermediate level with basic statistics and time data familiarity required. Bio: Jonathan Balaban is a senior data scientist, strategy consultant, and entrepreneur with ten years of private, public, and philanthropic experience. He currently teaches business professionals and leaders the art of impact-focused, practical data science at Metis.

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