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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.

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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

A Data Science Career with Kirk Borne, Free Webinar

Once again, The Data Incubator, is hosting another Data Science in 30 minutes webinar. This one features the career of Kirk Borne.

Renowned data scientist, Kirk Borne will take viewers on a journey through his career in science and technology explaining how the industry-and himself have evolved over the last 4 decades. Starting with skipping lunches in high school to a systematic twitter obsession, Kirk will shed light on his road to success in the data science industry.

Kirk is universally considered one of the most (if not the most) influential voices in data science. If you are interested in a career in data science, this is a webinar you will not want to miss.

The webinar is 5:30 Eastern Time on August 29, 2017, and registrations are currently being accepted. It is free.

Netflix Data Scientist on Machine Learning: Free Webinar

The Data Incubator, a data science fellowship program, is currently running a Data Science in 30 minutes webinar series. Next week features a free webinar with Dr. Becky Tucker of Netflix. Dr. Tucker is a Senior Data Scientist at Netflix where she specializes in predictive modeling for content demand (think what do people want to watch). The full abstract of the webinar is below. The webinar is free; all you need to do is register.

Predicting Content Demand with Machine Learning

Date/Time: March 9, 2017 @ 5:30 PM ET
Location: Online
Register: Click Here

Abstract: Netflix is well-known for its data-driven recommendations that seek to customize the user experience for every subscriber. But data science at Netflix extends far beyond that – from optimizing streaming and content caching to informing decisions about the TV shows and films available on the service. The talk will cover work done by Becky and the Content Data Science team at Netflix, which seeks to evaluate where Netflix should spend their next content dollar using machine learning and predictive models.

Update – Below is the Recorded Webinar

ACM Townhall Webinar with Peter Norvig

The Association for Computing Machinery is hosting a Town Hall with Peter Norvig on A.I., Machine Learning, and More. Peter Norvig is the Research Director at Google, and a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Topics he might discuss:

  • deep learning
  • future of AI
  • teaching AI
  • academia vs industry
  • advice for grad students

The free webinar is Thursday, December 08, 2016 at noon Eastern time.

Introduction to Microsoft R Open (Webinar)

Tomorrow, January 28, 2016, David Smith will present a webinar titled Introduction to Microsoft R Open. David is the R Community Lead at Microsoft. The webinar will discuss:

  • Introduction to R
  • History of R
  • Enhancements of Microsoft R Open (Microsoft’s enhanced distribution of open-source R)
  • CRAN Time Machine
  • Reproducible Data Analysis

If you are looking to get started with R or get more from R, this webinar will be worth your time.

Plus, the webinar is the first in a series of Microsoft webinars focused on R.


Full Disclosure: I work for Microsoft, and I will be helping (in a very minimal capacity) with the webinar.

Free Big Data Virtual Meetup

The First Virtual Expo for the Big Data Community

What: Big Data eMeetup, an online conference with speakers, vendors, and attendees. All in an interactive game-like setting.
When: July 23, 2015, all day
Where: Online, www.bigdataemeetup.com
Cost: Free

I believe this is a promising, low cost, and fun way to host a meetup. Please join Big Data eMeetup for the innovative, inaugural launch.

The New Trend of Big Data E-Meetup – Official Announcement

The BIG DATA Expo is a unique platform that provides a B2B experience in the form of MMORPG (mass multiplayer online role playing game) featuring live presentations, virtual exhibition halls with virtual booths and enhanced networking capabilities.

Who will be there? The event is dedicated to host the BIG DATA industry key players, among them:

  • Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Managers
  • Executives
  • Students
  • Professional Services
  • Architects
  • Networking specialists
  • Data Analysts
  • BI Developers/Architects
  • QA
  • Data Warehouse Professionals
  • Sales
  • Technical Marketing
  • Teaching Staff
  • Performance Engineers

Why virtual?

Our unique and innovative platform will allow you to participate in a virtual worldwide event and do business matching as if you were there in person Network with people from around the world easily with no traveling and very low costs

Why Big Data?

The industry is characterized as an industry of prominent ongoing developments, trends, and innovations. Working in this industry requires frequent traveling to exhibitions around the world every few weeks. We believe that “The Big Data E-Meetup” is the optimal solution for many key industry players to explore new way to network and do business without the need travel so much and have endless budgets for exhibitions.

The Big Data Virtual Expo will be open to everyone, and will offer free access to the presentations and to the virtual exhibition halls, where companies will showcase their products via virtual booths and have their representative chat with the attendees via a video conference, the virtual expo will function just like a regular MMORPG (Mass Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) and will offer a mix of business and fun.

Entering the event is as simple as opening a browser and joining online. There are no traveling costs involved for the attendees and no booth design costs for the exhibitors. Today, in the digital age, networking and doing business is just a click away.

We are honored to invite the industry to join us at “The Big Data E-Meetup” and to experience this unique opportunity to explore, mingle, and network with the Data community – right from your own computer!