November 2021

Upcoming Events

We are taking a break from Meetups for the holidays, but we'll be back in the New Year. If you have a topic or an idea, reach out and we will make sure it gets on the calendar. 

June 4, 2022 (Tentative)


We have closed the window for submitting DAX talks and the final schedule will be released soon. You can follow our website for the latest developments as they happen. 

There are still opportunities to sponsor DAX and help promote data science in the Maryland Community. In addition to all of regular sponsors; Varen Technologies, Erias Ventures, and ClearEdge, we are thrilled to welcome Big Bear to our sponsor group for DAX. 

Past Events

Did you miss Peter Kaloroumakis' talk on D3FEND? You can stream it here.

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Data News and Articles

7 Considerations Before Pushing Machine Learning Models to ProductionIn this article, I’ll share with you 7 of the considerations I have in mind before productionizing my models. Tags: ML, Modeling, Management

Lessons on ML Platforms: From Netflix, DoorDash, Spotify, and MoreYour data scientists produce wonderful models, but they can only deliver value once the models are integrated into your production systems. How do you make it easy for the data scientists to repeatedly deliver value? What do you build, what do you buy, and what tools do you need to solve your organization’s problems specifically? Tags: ML, Netflix, Spotify, Models

The Future of Operational AnalyticsA better way to make daily decisions is already here—just not at work. Tags: Data, Decisions, Yelp, Google, Resi

Spectrograms or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Audio Signal Processing for Machine LearningThe First Movement: Mechanical Waves, Time-Domain features, and how and why to extract them. Tags: ML, Signal Processing, Series

What Data Folk Were Saying about ZillowYes, I know there’s a gazillion posts about the Zillow situation being posted already. Aside from a brief summary for context and references at the end, this week’s post is NOT about what happened AT Zillow, but instead about the discussion that lots of professional numbers people, data scientists, risk managers, finance, quants, etc have to say about and around the situation, which is what I found super fascinating. Tags: Zillow, Analysis, Data Science

Data Tools and Resources  

Kaggle SolutionsThis is a list of almost all available solutions and ideas shared by top performers in the past Kaggle competitions. This list gets updated as soon as a new competition finishes. Tags: GitRepo, Prize Winners

Malloy is an experimental language for describing data relationships and transformations. Malloy is not an officially supported Google product. Tags: SQL, IDE

How To's and Tutorials  

Introduction to Probability for Data ScienceThis is a link to the free download of an undergraduate textbook on probability for data science. Tags: Education, Book, Data Science

TAO: Facebook’s Distributed Data Store for the Social Graph This is the first in a two part series on TAO, Facebook’s read-optimized, eventually-consistent graph database. Unlike other graph databases, TAO focuses exclusively on serving and caching a constrained set of application requests at scale (in contrast to systems focused on data analysis). Tags: Facebook, TAO, Visualization, Graphing

Survival Analysis in Python This tutorial is an introduction to survival analysis using computation rather than math. Tags: Education, Tutorial, Python


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Book Review Opportunity
Are you interested in reviewing an O'Reilly book for the publisher and sharing your views with the world? As if that isn't enough, you get to take a book home to enjoy as well. Send us an email and we'll get you started.

Data Analysis Volunteer Work to Support Baltimore City
Are you an expert with data and willing to mentor, or are you an up and coming hobbyist looking for a side project to work on? We have put together a group to focus on a few problems working with Baltimore City data and need your help. The current project focuses on data parsing and analysis for the Baltimore Board of Estimates. If interested, please send us an email or join us on Slack to discuss building a side project group.

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Are you a software or system engineer, data scientist, analytic developer, or cybersecurity expert interested in learning about new opportunities?
Please send us an email to learn about the opportunities available with our partners.

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If your company is looking for data scientists, data engineers, software engineers, and other data related experts, please reach out so that we can help our members find new opportunities.
Please send us an email introducing your company and needs.

Get Involved with Data Works!
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