May 2019

Upcoming Events


Data Science Student Showcase: Towson Edition
May 29 | 6:30 PM | Towson University

Join us in May to hear from the future thought leaders of data science from Towson as they discuss topics such as using Elasticsearch for BI, how deep learning can assist with intrusion detection, and how company performance relates to social media.
For more information or to register, please click here.


Hard to Read: Recognizing Text with Neural Networks in Unconstrained Settings
June 27 | 6:30 PM | JHU APL

Please join us in June as we learn how neural networks are being used to improve Optical Character Recognition.
For more information or to register, please click here.

Past Events

Accelerated Data Science: Analytic Pipelines with GPUs | March 2019
Video available here.

Detecting Noise: Using Weakly Supervised Algorithms with EEG Data | February 2019
Video available here.

Partner Announcements


NoSQL Day | May 21 | Washington DC

On Tuesday, May 21, Dataworks Summit is proud to host NoSQL Day, the community event for Apache HBase, Apache Phoenix, and Apache Accumulo. We have an exciting agenda with Intel and Microsoft Keynotes as well as presentations from Bloomberg, Tesla, Uber and Salesforce to name a few. We honored to be able to offer members a 50% discount code (NSD50).
For more information and to register, click here.


OSCON | July 15 - 18 | Portland

Take your career to the next level as a speaker at #OSCON Portland 2019! Submit a proposal on topics like opensource, AI, cloud-native and more–check out the full list here.


Next Century Women in Computing | June 15 | Annapolis Junction, MD

Women in Computing Day is a bi-yearly event for girls, aged 8-12, who are interested in the amazing feats we can accomplish with technology. 
For more information and to register, click here.


INFORMS Speakers Needed
INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science) is the international wide largest operations, management, and analytics conference. This upcoming annual conference will be hosted on October 20th-23rd in Seattle and they are in need of 4-6 speakers to discuss Biases in Data Mining, the Achilles' Heel of Intelligent Machine.
If interested, please send an email to Bridget Huang.

Considering a career change?
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 opportunities available with our sponsors and partners.

Interested in side projects?
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?
If so, please send us an email to discuss building a side project group.

Get involved!
Want to be more involved in our data science community? If you have experience running workshops, hackathons, curating newsletters, or are just interested in helping to grow the meetup, please send us an email!

Erias Ventures
Erias has an immediate need for a Senior Software Engineer with experience in Java and ideally Apache NiFi to support a suite of high-visibility automated reporting products. External referral bonuses are available. For more information, please email.

Data News and Articles

How to Tell when Someone is Talking BS about AI — AI is unquestionably the biggest buzzword in digital marketing, joining the ranks of 'big data', 'programmatic' and 'mobile-first,' which occupied a similar role in recent years.
For more, click here.

Tukey, Design Thinking, and Better Questions Dr. Peng discusses how better questions lead to better data analysis.
For more, click here.

Python at Netflix — A brief overview of the many ways that Netflix utilizes Python, from notebooks to monitoring and alerts.
For more, click here.

Why Software Projects Take Longer Than You Think Estimating how long something is going to take is hard, but maybe some of this is really just a statistical artifact.
For more, click here.

What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together — Reading and understand data-driven charts and graphs can be overwhelming. What happens when you bring design a data product around the user experience? You build a successful and growing product.
For more, click here.

Awesome Business Intelligence  A curated list of awesome tools to interact with data, covering monitoring, visualization, integration, modeling, and ETL.
For more, click here.

Top 10 Coding Mistakes Made by Data Scientists  Many successful data scientists have a statistics background and little experience with software engineering. How can they improve their coding?
For more, click here.

Scaling Jupyter notebooks with Kubernetes and Tensorflow  An overview of how you can architect your data pipeline for scale.
For more, click here.

Data Tools

Amundsen  — Lyft’s data discovery & metadata engine which improves the productivity of data users by providing a search interface for data.
For more information, click here.

If you are interested in speaking, hosting, or sponsoring a meetup, have opportunities to list, or local news to share, please email

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