Lightning Talk: Using a Raspberry Pi and Linux As a Middle Schoolers Desktop Computer
February 26, 2020
The Raspberry Pi is a popular hobbyist computer which is also capable of being a desktop computer. Running linux, a Raspberry Pi can be used to perform many tasks. As a student in middle school, I use …
BoF: Gen Z & Millennials Diversity in Data Science and STEM: Why Open Source is the Key
February 11, 2020
This talk will focus on the gaps that exist in todays enterprise workforce and university education as it relates to the new STEM and Data Science workplace. Specifically, as major educational instit …
Data science + design thinking: A perfect blend to achieve the best user experience
February 6, 2020
Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem-solving developed at the Stanford d.school. The methodology is used by world-class design firms like IDEO and many of the world's leading brands like Apple, Google, Samsung, and GE. Michael Radwin prepares a recipe for how to apply design thinking to the development of AI/ML products.
Finding Diversity, Tales From a Founder who Stopped Fitting in and Found Purpose.
January 17, 2020
It was the late 90's and this self-ascribed one-room school teacher saw the opportunity to teach inner-city young adults programming when most workforce organizations were focused on the digital divid …
Building data science capacity in your organization
January 14, 2020
Shingai Manjengwa shares insights from teaching data science to 300,000 online learners, second-career college graduates, and grade 12/6th form high school students, explaining how business leaders can increase data science skill sets across different levels and functions in an organization to create real and measurable value from data.
Data catalogs are changing the nature of working with data (sponsored by Alation)
January 13, 2020
Deb Seys shares the results of a study that she oversaw at eBay in collaboration with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Examining the work of 2,000 analysts and almost 80,000 queries, the study revealed that a data catalog can be used as a learning platform that increases analyst productivity and creates a more collaborative approach to discovery and innovation.
Applications of mixed effects random forests
December 27, 2019
Clustered data is all around us. The best way to attack it? Mixed effect models. Sourav Dey explains how the mixed effects random forests (MERF) model and Python package marries the world of classical mixed effect modeling with modern machine learning algorithms and shows how it can be extended to be used with other advanced modeling techniques like gradient boosting machines and deep learning.