What we're about

ODSC brings together the open-source and data science communities with the goal of helping its members learn, connect and grow.

The focus of this Meetup group is to allow ODSC to work with Meetup groups, non-profits, and other organizations to present informative lectures, workshops, code sprints and networking events to help grow the use of open source languages and tools within the data science and data-centric community. As such, our specific goals are:

1. Build a collaborative group to work with other Meetup groups, non-profits, and other organizations.

2. Promote the use of open source languages and tools amongst data scientists and others.

3. Host educational workshops.

4. Spread awareness of new open source languages and tools that can be used in data science.

5. Contribute back to the open-source community.

Who is this meetup for?

• Data engineers, analysts, scientists, and other practitioners

• R, Python and other software engineers who work with data or want to learn

• Data visualization developers and designers

• Non-technical team leads, executives, and other decision-makers from data-centric startups and large companies looking to utilize open-source tools

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Upcoming events (1)

LIVE TRAINING: Natural Language Processing Fundamentals in Python

This is a PAID event.

Registration is required: https://aiplus.training/live/natural-language-processing-in-python/

Level beginner

Instructor's bio: Matt Brems, Global Lead Data Science Instructor | General Assembly

Matt is currently Managing Partner and Principal Data Scientist at BetaVector. His full-time professional data work spans finance, education, consumer-packaged goods, and politics and he earned General Assembly's 2019 "Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year" award. Matt earned his Master's degree in statistics from Ohio State. Matt is passionate about responsibly putting the power of machine learning into the hands of as many people as possible and mentoring folx in data and tech careers. Matt also volunteers with Statistics Without Borders and currently serves on their Executive Committee as the Marketing & Communications Director.

How many times a day do you use search engines or autocorrect? Do you translate text from one language to another? Getting computers to understand language like humans understand language is the key to solving many problems. However, there are so many things to learn! This course is the perfect place to start. We'll start by defining natural language processing (NLP) and exploring its uses. We'll see how NLP is biased and how to proactively reduce bias. We'll understand the process of tackling NLP problems, including cleaning text data and converting it so that we build models with text data. We'll cover vectorizers, hyperparameters, and pipelines. You'll come away with a full understanding of how to tackle an NLP problem. All of this will be done in Python! You'll know how to do these things in Python, because we'll do them together. If you don't have a strong Python background right now or if you don't know much about machine learning yet, that's OK! We'll assume no prior knowledge and get you set up. This is perfect for beginners, those who want to learn how to do these things in Python, and/or those who want to refresh their skills.

Course Outline
1. Introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP)
2. Cleaning Text Data
3. Converting Text Data to Model Features
4.Hyperparameters in NLP
5. Machine Learning with Pipelines in NLP

Which knowledge and skills you should have?
- We assume no background in NLP
- All code is written in Python, so the experience is helpful. However, solutions are provided so a Python background is not required
- Some experience with machine learning is helpful, but not necessary

What is included in your ticket?
1. Access to the live training and a QA session with the Instructor
2. Access to the on-demand recording
3. Certificate of completion

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Past events (148)

Bootcamp Warm-Up: AI Literacy

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