Data Science Journeys and Fantasy Baseball with R

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We're very excited to have two awesome r-ladies speakers for our May meetup: Kaelen Medeiros and Angeline Protacio.

Agenda:
6:00-6:30: Arrival Networking
6:30-6:35: Kick off by our host, Angelique Augereau
6:35-7:30: Talks
7:30-8:30: Networking

Angeline will be talking about using the tidyverse to collect and analyze baseball data to draft a competitive fantasy baseball team. She'll also be speaking about her path into becoming a data science consultant.

Kaelen will speak about their journey to becoming a data scientist. Once upon a time, they were a preschool teacher and a film studies major. Thanks to a bit of luck and a lot of hard work since then, Kaelen is now a data scientist for the Product team at DataCamp. The path that Kaelen took and strategies for navigating challenges and roadblocks along the way will all be covered.

Angeline is currently a data scientist at Protacio Analytics LLC, consulting on projects spanning different disciplines. Her background is in epidemiology and genetics (though not both at the same time), and has experience working with data relating to mental health, breast cancer risk, and environmental risk factors. She spends her free time trying to win at fantasy baseball (with data), and practicing French.

Kaelen is a Data Scientist for the Product team at DataCamp, where they’re responsible for the campus app (the place where you take courses) and the mobile and practice apps, plus authored a course for the site, Experimental Design in R. Kaelen received their MS in Biostatistics from the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2016 and has previously worked at the American College of Surgeons and HERE Technologies. Kaelen likes cats, podcasts, aliens, and data, and is ready to talk about any or all of them at any time.

Our host at JP Morgan, Angelique, leads the data+design group in wholesale payments at JP Morgan. They are an integrated multi-disciplinary team of data scientists, design strategists, product managers and data engineers building human-centric AI products that leverage the $6 trillion of daily movement in the business. She has a PhD in Economics from Kellogg, has worked in Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and Mumbai at McKinsey and founded a machine learning startup in the fashion space.

Directions:

The conference floor is on the 13th floor. Upon arrival you'll need to check-in at a designated desk where you'll get your guest pass (please have a photo ID). The 13th floor is accessible via the middle elevator bank. Finally as you arrive on the 13th floor, some signs with the name of the event will indicate which way to go.