July 2019

Upcoming Events

Supporting Cyberspace Operations with Analytics and Data Science
July 24 | 6:30 PM | ClearEdge

As Cyberspace Operations continue to expand, it is key to understand the role that analytics and data science play in helping Cyber Command successfully perform their mission. For our July event, we are honored to have the Chief of Analytic Capabilities come to discuss the relationship between Operations and Analytics.
For more information and to register, please click here.

Past Events

Data Science Student Showcase: Towson Edition | May 2019
Video available here.

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

Mid-Atlantic Dev Con | August 1 - 2 | Baltimore

Mid-Atlantic Developer Conference 2019 is a tech conference designed to bring programmers from the region together, regardless of their choice of platform, for two full days of learning and community building. Data Works MD members can get 15% off their ticket with this code at checkout: MDC9-DWMD
For more information and to register, click here.

AI Conference | Sept 9 - 12 | San Jose

Faster, specialized hardware for sensing, model training, and model inference. New architectures and pipelines. Cloud and on-premises tools for building AI applications. You'll find all of that and more at the O’Reilly AI Conference. It's the best place to get a comprehensive overview of artificial intelligence and its accelerating transition from research to industrialization and learn how your company can identify opportunities and develop strategies to implement AI systems now. Use code PCDWMD to get 20% off Gold, Silver, or Bronze passes.
For more information and to register, click here.


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 Software Engineers, System Engineers, Test Engineers, Data Scientists, and System Administrators. External referral bonuses are available. For more information, please email.

Data News and Articles



Power On: Accelerating Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicle Development with Data — Interesting article about how Uber uses data to learn about the movement of cars and pedestrians in a city in order to train self-driving cars.
For more, click here.

Software Engineering for Machine Learning: A Case Study — Whitepaper examining how Microsoft teams use Agile-like software development practices to build large-scale AI solutions.
For more, click here.

What does the Reddit universe look like? An interactive data-driven map to investigate how Reddit communities relate.
For more, click here.

I Welcomed Our New Robot Overlords  Walking through the show floor of Amazon re:MARS conference. 
For more, click here.

State of AI 2019 A detailed report on the progress of AI in the last 12 months covering research, talent, industry, and political dimensions.
For more, click here.

A Turbulent Year: The 2019 Data & AI Landscape — Another overview of the changes taking place in AI as the "datafication" of everything continues.
For more, click here.

Who’s Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant?  A journalist gained access to audio files that Google captures, some of which contained private information.
For more, click here.

How-To's and Tutorials


Game of Thrones Twitter Sentiment with Google Cloud Platform and Keras Setting up an end-to-end pipeline with AI Platform, Apache Beam / DataFlow, BigQuery and Pub/Sub.
For more information, click here.

Another Book on Data Science — Free book on learning R and Python in parallel.
For more information, click here.

Data School's Top 25 Pandas Tricks Jupyter notebook showing a number of Pandas tricks.
For more information, click here.

Data Tools


Voilà — Extensible project that allows you to turn your Jupyter notebooks into standalone web applications.
For more information, click here.

Tensorwatch TensorWatch is a debugging and visualization tool designed for data science, deep learning and reinforcement learning from Microsoft Research. It works in Jupyter Notebook to show real-time visualizations of your machine learning training and perform several other key analysis tasks for your models and 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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