What we're about

The focus of this meetup group is to present informative lectures, hands-on tutorials, 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. Host data science talks specific to our goals
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
• Data visualization developers and designers
• Non-technical team leaders, executives, and other decision makes from data-centric startup and companies looking to utilize open source

Get Involved with our Meetups:

• Speaker Form (https://docs.google.com/a/odsc.com/forms/d/1trkCoecAMa8za_ZzfN5bW6ZNBaRlmqJSQvuME_2nbJA/edit?usp=drive_web) - Submit a talk, tutorial, or panel.

• Suggest a Meetup Topic Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rEjO3UMMXRXtY8Yr_J_jj3ebYwsIFqcGA6FZzWK4rd0/edit)

• Volunteer Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Vu3B72avz2I1xx618pEFGsuywZE9t4n78br9vSEX9oE/edit)

• Host or Sponsor Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eyM9hJ3l8TlNmw35re65mH7mFCmsPoRZ1p5RJQEVhnk/edit)

• Showcase your Startup Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oz8A4fbfe6HHs71v4nMpcf9FP_kpS9CcCfd3qIBS5HU/edit)

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Upcoming events (3)

ODSC East 2019 Warm-Up Webinar

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ODSC East is getting closer! We want to invite you to participate in ODSC East's Warm-Up webinar. This event will feature four 30 minutes tutorials presented by our distinguished speakers listed below. These sessions will highlight some of the most integral topics, tools, and languages in Deep Learning and Machine Learning and give attendees a preview of what can be expected at ODSC East, Boston's largest applied data science conference. To access this webinar, please register using the link below: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7482285874203395331 Date: Jan 24th, 2019 Time: 1 - 3 pm EST Full Agenda Detail: Session 1 - Becoming The Complete Data Scientist with Data Literacy and Data Storytelling (30 Minutes) Speaker: Dr.Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist Abstract: I will review some of the key data literacy components that contribute to successful data science in real world applications. In discussing these concepts, I will give examples through the art of data storytelling, which aims to answer the core questions that your clients, colleagues, and stakeholders want to have answered: What? So what? Now what? Your technical skills may bring you customers, but it's not the technical stuff that you know (i.e., your successes) that brings your customers back. What brings customers back is your customers' successes, which are nurtured and grown through clear explanations of the data, the modeling activities, and the results, which they can then share with others. Session 2 - Introduction to Machine Learning (30 Minutes) Speaker: Andreas Mueller, Ph.D., Author, Lecturer, Core Contributor of scikit-learn Abstract: Machine learning has become an indispensable tool across many areas of research and commercial applications. This talk will give a general introduction to machine learning, as well as introduce practical tools for you to apply machine learning in your research. We will focus on one particularly important subfield of machine learning, supervised learning. The goal of supervised learning is to "learn" a function that maps inputs x to an output y, by using a collection of training data consisting of input-output pairs. We will walk through formalizing a problem as a supervised machine learning problem, creating the necessary training data and applying and evaluating a machine learning algorithm. The talk should give you all the necessary background to start using machine learning yourself. Session 3 - Pre-trained models, Transfer Learning and Advanced Keras Features (30 Minutes) Speaker: Francesco Mosconi, Ph.D. in Physics and Data Scientist at Catalit LLC, Instructor at Udemy Abstract: You have been using keras for deep learning models and are ready to bring your skills to the next level. In this workshop, we will explore the use of pre-trained networks for image classification, transfer learning to adapt a pre-trained network to your use case, multi gpu training, data augmentation, keras callbacks and support for different kernels. Session 4 - Easy Visualizations for Deep Learning (30 Minutes) Speaker: Douglas Blank, Senior Software Engineer at Comet.ML Abstract: Visualizations are important in order to debug and understand how a Deep Learning model is representing a problem. In this talk, I will introduce a layer of software (ConX) that was developed on top of Keras in Jupyter Notebooks for making useful (and beautiful) visualizations of activations of a neural network. We will develop a model from scratch, train it, test it, and explore various tools for visualizing learning over time in representational space. ODSC Links: • Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI: https://learnai.odsc.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/ • East Conference Apr 30 - May 3: https://odsc.com/boston

Happy Hour with Data Scientists

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Join our Happy Hour with Data Scientists! Enjoy this great opportunity to exchange information on challenges, experiences and goals with fellow Data Scientists. That will be an amazing networking time together. Starting at 7pm Place: TBD. We would love to hear your suggestion! Please send an email to [masked] and let us know where you would like to have this event happening. Invite your friends, or come by yourself and make new ones! • Get free access to more talks like this at LearnAI: https://learnai.odsc.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPENDATASCI/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/odsc & @odsc • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-data-science/ • East Conference Apr 30 - May 4: https://odsc.com/boston

ODSC East 2019

Hynes Convention Center

This is a paid event, you must register here: https://hubs.ly/H0f-D3w0 5th Annual ODSC East, ODSC East 2019 in Boston. About the Conference. This year’s 2019 ODSC East brings together the most influential data scientists, practitioners, innovators, and thought leaders in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data. ODSC East showcases the best and the brightest when it comes to Data Science, including many open source data science pioneers. This 4-day event will feature 200+ sessions: 100+ talks, 75 hands-on workshops, 55 intensive training sessions, and 10 keynotes. Training Sessions & Workshops Enhance your data science career with 55 training sessions taught by world-class data science instructors, in small class sizes. Here you'll strengthen your technical skills and boost your professional profile through intense, hands-on training led by industry experts. Further your data science knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals at the many conference talks and workshops. Tools, Topics, and Languages Impress your boss and colleagues with the skills you gain at ODSC East. Here’s just a sample of the tools, topics, and languages we'll be covering in 4 days: Topics: Deep learning, Machine learning, Data Visualization, Predictive Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Languages: Python, R Julia, Scala, Pig/Hive/NoSQL Tools: Apache Spark, MLlib, Tensorflow, Caffe, Scikit-learn, Azure ML, Amazon ML, H20.ai, Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny, Hadoop In addition to these data science core topics, we’ve organized 8 tracks, each highlighting their own unique collaborations and convergences. Machine Learning & Deep Learning / Learn the latest models, advancements & trends Research Bridge / Hear from top academics and researchers about the latest developments Data Science Kickstart / Learn the essentials for your data science career Data Science at Scale / Witness the intersection of big data and data analytics Data Visualization / Design compelling graphics and tell stories with data Open Data Science / Real-world applications of the most current and key data science topics, tools, and languages Management, Practice & DataOps / Managing the next wave of innovation Business & Leadership / Building an AI-driven enterprise Rockstar Speakers We’re gathering the best and brightest minds in data science for you. Learn the newest data science trends, insights from 200+ industry experts. Please visit our event website for a complete list. Networking Opportunities Connect with 7,500 of your data science peers from around the world at networking opportunities like: Daily Coffee Breaks / Review the talks over coffee Career Fair / Cross paths with startups and Fortune 500 companies looking to hire talented data scientists Office Hours Session / Drop in and bring your questions, big and small Share a meal and ideas with like-minded individuals at Dinner with Data Scientists. (This a self-organized event. ODSC suggests the venue and provides a signup sheet. Each individual is responsible for their own dinner cost.)

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