• FREE TICKETS TO NYC 'Afternoon Of Data' on September 26th, 2019

    Hey, the organizers of Afternoon of Data (https://data.world/events/afternoon-of-data-nyc-2019/) graciously offered FOUR (4) free tickets to our Meetup Group! Afternoon of Data launched in SF on April 2nd, went to Chicago on June 12th and they're coming to NY on September 26th. Join other executives like you for an afternoon of discussions on best practiced, use cases, and cutting-edge tools around data practices. Learn from leaders in data who have engineered organizational change or implemented data practices at scale in an afternoon of presentations, and engage face-to-face with your peers at an evening reception. Thank you, I look forward to seeing you there. ****** HOW TO WIN TICKETS ****** If you'd like to go, please RSVP to this event on Meetup. I will pick four people at random from all who RSVP to this event *before* August 29, 2019 at 6pm EDT (using a Python random number generator, of course!) Human beings only, no bots, one entry per human being. Afternoon of Data is on September 26, 2019 in NYC. (https://data.world/events/afternoon-of-data-nyc-2019/). Good luck!

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  • Python 102

    Galvanize

    YOU MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE FOR ENTRY INTO GALVANIZE! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-python-102-tickets-64262229057 Event Description: We will learn to use the basic data types in Python in addition to loops, conditionals, and functions. This course will expand your knowledge of the fundamental "container" data structures of lists, tuples, dicts, and sets and show you how they are used by modern programmers. There are real-world applications to all of these types spread through the course, and we will go through several exercises and examples to make sure these concepts make sense. We will also spend time recognizing and handling errors in Python. Errors come up all the time in coding, and the ability to catch and reason about errors is an important skill for any new programmer! Finally, we will review and debug various code snippets in Python as part of our studies. The ability to find the source of your errors, walk through and fix code with syntax and/or logical errors is a vital skill for any coders. We will help you get comfortable with reviewing other people’s Python code because this will help you become a better Python programmer. How to Prepare: Bring your laptop, fully charged (bring your charger just in case) Prerequisites: basic knowledge of python lists, dictionaries, and functions Get Access to Galvanize's Free Online Data Science Prep Materials: https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-prep About Galvanize Galvanize is the premier dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following: Education – part-time and full-time training in Software Engineering and Data Science Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://galvanize.com.

  • Intro to PySpark: Building a Simple Recommender System Using PySpark

    At this event, I will provide an introduction to using Apache Spark with Python and also how to launch Spark clusters using AWS. We will conclude with a look at a simple implementation of a recommender system using PySpark. Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Google,... all the players in the online world, big and small, use recommender systems to increase user interaction and enrich shopping potential!!! See some real-world uses of recommender systems here:=> https://emerj.com/ai-sector-overviews/use-cases-recommendation-systems/ Recommender systems (often called “recommendation engines”) have the potential to change the way websites communicate with users and to allow companies to maximize their ROI based on the information they can gather on each customer’s preferences and purchases. Please RSVP NOW on Eventbrite for access to Galvanize NYC for this event:=> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-introduction-to-pyspark-tickets-60226945415 Also, get FREE Access to Galvanize's Online Data Science Prep Materials here:=> https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-prep

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  • Developer Week: 25 Free OPEN Passes to DeveloperWeek New York

    The DeveloperWeek team has offered our group 25 free OPEN Passes and discounted PRO Passes to DeveloperWeek New York 2019 so our members can attend the event. DeveloperWeek New York (June 17-20, Brooklyn Expo Center) is the East Coast’s largest developer conference & expo with tracks covering Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, AI dev, JavaScript, Blockchain, and more. Speakers include leaders from Google, PayPal, Birchbox, Uber, Foursquare, Meetup, Intuit, Vanguard Group and 100+ more. Register by 11:59 PM on Friday, June 14th to get your free OPEN Pass. (Developer Week starts on Monday, June 17th) Register here=> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developerweek-new-york-2019-registration-53968342766?discount=MU7385&utm_campaign=MU7385&utm_source=meetup&utm_medium=post

  • Intro to Data Science with Python

    Galvanize

    Register via Eventbrite here for admission into Galvanize: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-intro-to-data-science-with-python-tickets-60225460975 This will be a (fast-paced!) introduction to a few of the classical machine learning models. We will cover both the theory and usage of models implemented in Python's Sci-kit Learn library (aka sklearn). Get Access to Galvanize's Free Online Data Science Prep Materials: https://www.galvanize.com/data-science-prep About Galvanize Galvanize is the premier dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following: Education – part-time and full-time training in Software Engineering and Data Science Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com. If you have specific questions regarding our Data Science Immersive course, please reach out to our Admissions Department at [masked] or (917)[masked]

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  • Basic Python Games - Sharpen Your Python Skills By Building Simple Console Games

    Basic Python Games will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 Be sure to RSVP via Eventbrite to get your name on the list for entrance to this event! ==> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-basic-python-games-sharpen-your-python-skills-by-building-simple-console-games-tickets-61173231783 The goals for this event are to use Python to implement simple command-line games and to gain practice using Python to solve problems! The games for this meetup will be: 1) Grasshopper (a 1D game, to be described later) 2) The classic game of Connect Four (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect_Four) The focus will be on Python programming but feel free to bring your own language Come join us, try to implement one (or both) games by yourself or as part of a team. Rules for both will be provided around a week before the event! AGENDA: 6:30 pm - Meet and greet 6:45 pm - Intro and Q&A about the game of the night 8:30 pm - Begin wrap-up 8:50 pm - 3 - 5 teams can volunteer to give 5-minute talks about their solution (or proposed solution if not finished) 9:30 pm - Everyone goes home happy! LEVEL: We welcome people of all Python skill levels. The goal is to learn and to have fun while working on a new problem. We have both an easier game and a more advanced game for you to implement. Bring a friend or two to pair up, or make new friends at the event! BRING: • An ID to show security • Your laptop & power cord • Your creativity & enthusiasm

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  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing in Python

    YOU MUST SIGNUP FOR THIS EVENT VIA EVENTBRITE FOR GUARANTEED ENTRY INTO GALVANIZE! => https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-introduction-to-natural-language-processing-in-python-tickets-60093886432 This event will provide you with the basics of natural language (pre)processing in the Python ecosystem, primarily using the spaCy and gensim libraries. Businesses use NLP to create systems like chatbots, machine translation, spam detection, named entity recognition, speech recognition, document summarization, and many more. Join us to learn more about these two powerful libraries. spaCy and gensim are powerful Python libraries that make processing textual data a breeze! No previous exposure to these libraries is assumed! Note: This event will be substantially similar to the event we held on natural language processing, spacy and gensim on April 16th, 2019, but you are certainly welcome to join us again if you'd like!

  • FREE TICKETS TO NYC DATA SCIENCE SALON on June 13th, 2019

    Hey, the organizers of the Data Science Salon (https://datascience.salon/newyork/) graciously offered two free tickets to our Meetup Group! If you'd like to go, please RSVP to this event. I will pick two people at random from all who RSVP to this event before May 7th at 7pm EDT (using a Python random number generator, of course!) Human beings only, no bots, one entry per human being. The Data Science Salon is on June 13th, 2019. Good luck!

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  • Intro to Applied Statistics for Data Science

    RSVP on Eventbrite to ensure you can get past security at the venue: => https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-intro-to-applied-statistics-for-data-science-tickets-60089900510 During this event we will (quickly!) provide a beginner's introduction to the theory behind various classical methods of statistical learning including linear regression, logistic regression, decision trees, and random forests." This is 100% a theory lecture, a complement to my earlier exploration of sklearn, to explain more about how the models in sklearn actually work. About Galvanize: Galvanize is the premier dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following: Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.

  • Introduction to Neural Networks in Python

    Galvanize

    YOU MUST SIGNUP VIA EVENTBRITE TO GUARANTEE ENTRY INTO GALVANIZE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/galvanize-nyc-introduction-to-neural-networks-in-python-tickets-59184465329 Today’s modern machine learning libraries have thoughtful, high-level Python APIs that allow *anyone* who is comfortable with code to dive into the construction of real-world Neural Networks for NLP using Python. In this meetup we will use Keras. My goal for this short presentation is to give attendees a map and point out some interesting directions for them to explore.

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