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Colchester Digital - Meetup for Digital Professionals

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Colchester Digital - Meetup for Digital Professionals


This month we focus on data, how we use it to make predictions and how we protect it when it’s about us.


18:30 - Food and Drink

18:45 - Talk One - Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Stuff Like That with Darren Cook

This will be a not-too-technical talk about the different kinds of machine learning algorithms, what they do, when to use them, the pros and cons of each.

Darren Cook has over 20 years of experience as a software developer, data analyst and technical director, working on everything from financial trading systems to NLP, data visualization tools and PR websites for some of the world's largest brands.

He is the author of two books for O'Reilly, one on low-latency data streaming, one on machine learning.

QQ Trend Ltd. is a data analysis and data products company, with global clients mostly in the finance industry.

19:30 - Break

19:45 - Talk Two - Identity and security, including breaches in 2017 and ways to avoid them in 2018 with Luke Oliff

In recent years large scale data breaches have made the news headlines more and more frequently. Information related to millions of peoples identities has been intentionally or unintentionally released leaving individuals vulnerable. Luke discusses what identity is, what can cause common breaches and how to avoid them.

Luke has been working in technology for more than twelve years in IT Management, as Development Lead, Head of Development, R&D Content Engineer and more recently as a Technical Writer.

20:30 - Finish

Colchester Digital is the main digital meet-up for anyone within the surrounding areas of Colchester, Essex.

Future Events:

We meet on the second Thursday of each month, with new topics and discussions.

Don't forget to RSVP and check back for updates on upcoming events!

Colchester Digital

37 Queen Street · Colchester