August 2019

Upcoming Events

Data in the City: Analytics and Civic Data in Baltimore
August 28 | 6:30 PM | Betamore

Smart cities, civic data use, and urban data analytics are all hot topics, but what are the current capabilities and applications in our own city government? For our August event, we are honored to have the Baltimore City Innovation Team Analysis Lead, Justin Elszasz, come to discuss how the City is utilizing data to improve the life of residents.
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


Strata Conference | Sept 23 - 26 | New York

Strata Data Conference is where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge. It's a deep dive into emerging techniques and technologies. You'll dissect case studies, develop new skills through in-depth tutorials, share emerging best practices in data science, and imagine the future.
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.

TensorFlow Conference | Oct 28 - 31 | Santa Clara

The inaugural O’Reilly TensorFlow World is the first event of its kind—gathering the TensorFlow team and machine and deep learning experts to share best practices, promising (and tested) use cases, and a firsthand look at TensorFlow 2.0. Join us and stay ahead of what's coming. Register today to save over $800 on most passes with Best Price and our 20% partner discount code: PCDWMD. But hurry—Best Price ends on August 9.
For more information and to register, click here.


Strata Conference Bronze Pass Raffle!
Please fill out this form for a chance to win a free Bronze Pass to the upcoming NYC Strata Data Conference. Winners will be notified via email on Saturday, August 24.
Enter 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!


Are you a cleared engineer considering new opportunities? Interested in a small, mission-focused team? Join Erias on Thursday, August 15th at Black Flag to have a drink and learn about our team. RSVPs are preferred, but not required. For information about openings, check here.

Data News and Articles



The Future of Data Engineering — Where is data engineering going? How will timeliness, connectivity, centralization, and automation will change?
For more, click here.

Introduction to Decision Intelligence — Curious to know what the psychology of avoiding lions on the savannah has in common with responsible AI leadership and the challenges of designing data warehouses? Welcome to decision intelligence!
For more, click here.

This New Poker Bot Can Beat Multiple Pros  Chess, Go, now Poker. Once again, AI has defeated human champions.
For more, click here.

Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able to Predict Kidney Disease  In a study involving 700,000 VA patients, an algorithm from DeepMind predicted 90% of cases of acute kidney injury up to 48 hours before it occurred.
For more, click here.

How Data Scientists Can Become More Marketable Python, R, SQL, and Big Data top the list for the skills that today's data scientists need. See what other skills are needed for success.
For more, click here.

Long-lost Language Translation with Machine Learning  — Some languages that have never been deciphered could be the next ones to get the machine translation treatment.
For more, click here.

How-To's and Tutorials


The Google Cloud Developer's Cheat Sheet Every product in the Google Cloud family described in <=4 words.
For more information, click here.

Awesome Production Machine Learning This repository contains a curated list of awesome open source libraries that will help you deploy, monitor, version, scale, and secure your production machine learning.
For more information, click here.

Using AWK and R to Parse 25 TB — Detailed article how 25 terabytes of raw DNA sequencing data was cleaned up and organized using vanilla R and AWK.
For more information, click here.

Data Tools


Runaway ML — Bring the power of artificial intelligence to your creative projects with an intuitive and simple visual interface. Start exploring new ways of creating today.
For more information, click here.

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