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November 2015

Healthcare Hackathon

November 7, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Insight Data Science, 45 W 25th Street
New York, 10010 United States
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Are you a data scientist? Would you like to be? Do you care about health care? Are you free on November 7th? If you answered yes to these questions, we might have just the event for you. We are bringing together data enthusiasts to explore and model publicly available health data. You will explore questions related to health care costs, insurance and more. You will work in small groups to tackle one part of the data analysis pipeline: data wrangling, descriptive analytics, or predictive modeling. Project managers and technical experts will be on hand to keep your momentum going. If you need a break and want to learn something new, there will be plenty of cool speakers discussing topics in healthcare and data science. We will also have a kick-off event the evening before to meet your group and set up your laptop so that the next morning you can all dive into the data right away. For more information about the event visit http://getbetterwithdata.com/ In order to RSVP for this event you will need to fill out an application here. Please note that RSVPs will not be processed through the Meetup platform. Through the application process we want to learn about you and what you would like to work on. We will use the information you provide to match you to a team. Schedule: Kick-off Session: Friday, November 6th at 6:30pm-9:30pm Data Dive: Saturday, November 7th at 9:30am-7:30pm Application fee: we will be asking everybody who we invite to join us on November 6th and 7th for a nominal fee of $5 to reserve their spot. We will donate all money collected to a charity which we'll vote on during the data dive.  

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February 2016

Modeling the Success of Software Developer Job Applications

February 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Keynote Talk Description As the Chief Data Scientist of a New York-centric digital recruitment platform, Jon Krohn has unusual access to the attributes hiring managers are responsive to. Jon will cover: the features that lead to successful applications for software engineering roles, as suggested by thousands of statistically-modeled cases the most in-demand data science skills, both hard and soft, and their relationship to compensation advice from experts on interview preparation the utility of open-source data sets and ideas for obtaining insights from them efficiently the world-improving impact machine learning practitioners can have About the Speaker Jon is the Chief Data Scientist at untapt, a venture capital-backed digital platform that automates the job-seeking process for technically-skilled candidates like data scientists and software engineers. By employing natural language processing, supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms, untapt optimizes the identification of fulfilling career opportunities. Jon earned his doctorate in neuroscience at Oxford University, where he published peer-reviewed papers on the use of computational statistics, including machine learning, to analyze the large-scale data of genetic and brain imaging research. Prior to joining untapt, Jon used algorithms to trade commodities at a Singaporean hedge fund as well as to serve digital advertisements at North America’s largest media agency. To sign up and for more information, please visit our Meetup page.

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March 2016

Image Recognition Through Deep Learning & Neural Networks

March 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Clarifi, 8th Floor, 115 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Keynote Talk Description Clarifai is an artificial intelligence company that excels in visual recognition and solves real-world problems for businesses and developers alike. Founded in 2013 by Matthew Zeiler, a foremost expert in machine learning, Clarifai has been a market leader since winning the top five places in image classification at the ImageNet 2013 competition. Clarifai’s powerful image and video recognition technology is built on the most advanced machine learning systems and made easily accessible by a clean API, empowering developers all over the world to build a new generation of intelligent applications. One of the most powerful uses of Clarifai’s astonishing technologies is Forevery released on iOS in December 2015. Matt will walk you through his PhD research and results about image recognition through deep learning/neural networks. About the Speaker Matthew received a PhD from NYU in machine learning and image recognition with the pioneers of deep learning and convolutional neural networks. His research produced the top 5 results in the 2013 ImageNet classification competition.

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April 2016

Machine Learning in Finance

April 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia University, 417 International Affairs Building
New York, NY United States
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The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Columbia University and Bloomberg LP are pleased to announce a workshop on "Machine Learning in Finance".  The workshop will be held at Columbia University under the auspices of the Financial and Business Analytics Center, one of the constituent centers in the DSI, and the Center for Financial Engineering.  Online registration is available here. The organizers offered a 15% discount code by entering NYC-MEETUP.

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New York R Conference

April 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am - April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Lander Analytics & Work-Bench, New York, NY United States + Google Map

R Conference is where R enthusiasts and data scientists gather to explore, share and inspire ideas.  Speakers include:  Wes McKinney, Mike Dewar, Hilary Parker and many more! R topics include:  shiny, RHadoop, data visualization and more. Use code WDS for a 20% discount.

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Machine Learning at Bloomberg

April 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave, 2nd Floor
New York, United States
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Event space and refreshments sponsored by: Civic Hall Event agenda: 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Networking & Food 7:00 - 7:20 PM: "Sentiment Analysis - From Bag of Words to Bag of Insights" by Vika Abrecht 7:20 - 7:40 PM: "News Story Classification by Feature Extraction and Ranking" by Anna Cianciara 7:40 - 8:00 PM: "Inferring Users' Preferences from Click Logs" by Haoyun Feng 8:00 - 8:20 PM: Talk by Leslie Barrett 8:20 - 9:00 PM: Q&A and Socializing

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April 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
230 Fifth, 230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY United States
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MLConf will host talks from experts in Deep Learning, including speakers from companies such as Maluuba, Baidu Research, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. The event will also host talks on topics such as causality and tensors, as well as many new algorithms, practices and insights that will be presented. Discount code for 30% off for the first 30 members of meetup group that register. Discount code for 18% off an unlimited number of tickets.

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May 2016

Open Data Science Conference

May 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - May 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA United States + Google Map

ODSC is essential for anyone who wants to connect to the data science community and contribute to the open source applications they use everyday. Their goal is to bring together the global data science community to help foster the exchange of innovative ideas and encourage the growth of open source software. ODSC is looking for women who work in the data science field to add to their panel of expert speakers. If you are interested, please contact Alicia Strong at alicia@odsc.com

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June 2016

Big Data Applications at AT&T Labs (featuring hands-on RCloud demo)

June 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
AT&T, 33 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10007 United States
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Event space and refreshments sponsored by: AT&T Event agenda: 6:30 - 6:50 PM: Networking & Food 7:00 - 7:20 PM: “Hands-on RCloud Demo (http://rcloud.social) - Bring Your Laptops!” by Simon Urbanek 7:20 - 7:40 PM: “Visualizing the Customer Experience: Shiny & RCleaflet in RCloud” by Emily Dodwell 7:40 - 8:00 PM: “Traffic Anomaly Detection” by Zhengyi Zhou 8:00 - 8:20 PM: “Deconstructing Domain Names to Reveal Latent Topics” by Cheryl Flynn 8:20 - 9:00 PM: Socializing Preparation for Event: Bring your laptop if you would like to participate in the hands-on RCloud demo. RCloud is a cloud application, no admin permission is required, but you will need to connect to an open Wi-Fi network. More information on our meetup page. Twitter: @RClouddotsocial

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Women in STEM Summit

June 8, 2016 - June 9, 2016
Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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This Summit gathers influential professionals working in science, technology, engineering & math, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for women and men in this rapidly expanding and dynamic industry.  As organizations and the global marketplace grow, the role of women in leadership positions has become a key indicator of business success. Across the two day's you will hear from executive leaders in some of the world's most successful companies, as well as organizations who are challenging gender stereotypes and inspiring the next generation. Special 20% WiMLDS discount code:  WIMLDS20

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