December 2021

Upcoming Events

Using NLP to Find Signals of Mental Health Risk

Presented by Philip Resnik

January 13 | 1800 | Online
Powerful tools such as natural language processing and machine learning are helping to reshape the medical industry including in the area of mental health. Join us in January to learn how technology is helping professionals to save lives.

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

Here is a throw-back to December of 2019 at an in-person event when Patty Delafuente introduced us to Nvidia Jetson developer kits

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Data News and Articles

Why is “Data Scientist” Such a Controversial Title?There’s a healthy debate in industry over what Data Science actually means, and if “Data Scientist” is a pernicious title. I’d like to argue that the role of a “scientist” is something that industry has yet to capitalize on, and that if we imprudently get rid of it, we’ll be missing an opportunity to foster a valuable mindset within the product development process. Tags: Data Scientist, Tech, Management

From Data Engineer to SysAdmin: Put Down the K8s ClusterThis post is a ‘be careful, you are not Google’ type post, with some specifics on how K8s ownership has proved frustrating and unsatisfying to an engineer whose actual goal is to help the business understand itself and build better products using data & ML. Tags: Kubernetes, Engineering, Complexity, ML, Products

Improving a Machine Learning SystemMachine learning systems are extremely complex, and have a frustrating ability to erode abstractions between software components. This presents a wide array of challenges to the kind of iterative development that is essential for ML success. Tags: ML, Optimize

Get Ready For Confidential ComputingCompanies that are able to use data securely will be well-positioned to build data and AI applications in the future. Tags: AI, Data, Safeguards

Learning with not Enough Data Part 1: Semi-Supervised LearningThe performance of supervised learning tasks improves with more high-quality labels available. However, it is expensive to collect a large number of labeled samples. There are several paradigms in machine learning to deal with the scenario when the labels are scarce. Semi-supervised learning is one candidate, utilizing a large amount of unlabeled data conjunction with a small amount of labeled data. Tags: ML, Training, Data Labeling

Data Tools and Resources  

Introducing the 🤗 Data Measurements ToolWe made a tool you can use online to build, measure, and compare datasets. This is an interactive tool for looking at datasets. Tags: Datasets, Web-based, Tools

Interactive Tools for ML, DL, and Math
This is a collection of tools that are helpful for ML, deep learning, and computational analysis. Tags: ML, AI, Deep Learning, Discovery

How To's and Tutorials  

D3 Charts D3 Charts help you get started quickly with D3. To use these charts in your application, copy-paste or import the chart function into your code, then pass the chart function your data and any options. The chart function returns an SVG element that you can then insert into the page. Tags: Visualization, Charts, D3

The Missing Semester of Your CS EducationClasses teach you all about advanced topics within CS, from operating systems to machine learning, but there’s one critical subject that’s rarely covered, and is instead left to students to figure out on their own: proficiency with their tools. We’ll teach you how to master the command-line, use a powerful text editor, use fancy features of version control systems, and much more! Tags: Education, Full Course, CS

Sports Analytics Reading List This list was compiled through a combination of my own experience and recommendations from other members of the sports analytics community. Tags: Sports, Analysis, Reading List


Share Your Project
Have you been working on a data project and are ready to share your methods, processes, or results? Contact us to get started.
Be a Do-Gooder
Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community and make an impact? Check out the volunteer opportunities with U.S. Digital Response.  

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.

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 the opportunities available with our partners.

Are You Hiring?
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!
Want to be more involved in our data science community? If you have experience running workshops, hack-a-thons, 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 contact us at


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