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Free Reinforcement Learning Textbook

Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction by Rich Sutton and Andrew Barto was recently released on October 15, 2018. The authors were kind enough to put a late draft version of the book online as a PDF. If you are hoping to learn about Reinforcement Learning, this is a great place to start.

Full text is available on a Google Drive at Reinforcement Learning. Take a look.

Good Luck and Happy Learning.


Data Science in 30 Minutes with Jake Porway of DataKind

This month, The Data Incubator is hosting another free webinar on data science. This time it features an interview with Jake Porway, founder of DataKind. Jake and DataKind are doing amazing things, so I hope you can check out the webinar.

Below are the webinar details:

Data Science in 30 Minutes: Using Data Science in the Service of Humanity

Abstract: With his non-profit, DataKind, Jake Porway connects data scientists with social causes. Picture Doctors Without Borders for data nerds—with machine learning and AI engineers parachuting in to help the UN with humanitarian tasks, like tracking virus outbreaks using mobile data. “Data is like a bucket of crude oil,” Porway says. “Potentially great, but only if someone knows how to refine it (data scientists) and someone else has vehicles that will run on it (the social sector).” In this talk, Porway discusses the strategies of DataKind, its projects and the future of big data to service humanity.

The free online webinar is:
Thu, November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST
You can register at Data Science in 30 minutes.

Microsoft Weekly Data Science News for September 07, 2018

Here are the latest articles from Microsoft regarding cloud data science products and updates. This week it includes Measuring Model Goodness, a free ebook, AI discovery days, and more AI goodness.

Berkeley Data Science Course Online

The University of California at Berkeley is offering its very popular undergraduate data science course, Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python, online via EdX. The course can be taken for free and it starts Monday April, 2 , 2018.

This course is actually part of a larger certificate program, Foundations of Data Science. You must pay to receive the certificate.

Good Luck!

Free Webinar – Infrastructure for Usable Machine Learning

Once again, The Data Incubator is hosting a free monthly webinar. In April, the event features, Matei Zaharia, Ph.D. Matei is the creator of Spark, Co-founder of DataBricks, and an Assistant Professor at Stanford. Join the webinar to learn about Matei’s latest project, Stanford DAWN.

The webinar is:
Tue, April 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM EDT

Kaggle Career Conference 2018

Kaggle, the online data science competition platform, will be hosting a free online conference for people interested in landing their first data science job.

Kaggle CareerCon 2018 on March 20, 2018. There are a bunch of great speakers lined up, and all the talks are focused on preparing someone to get a data science job (resume tips, interview questions, portfolio examples, …).