May 2021

Upcoming Events


Graph Analytics - Rich Relationships and Powerful Insights

Presented by John Hebeler
June 17 | 18:00 | Online

John returns for another action-packed live demo featuring graph analytics! Grab your laptop and headphones, and get ready for a tour of how graph analytics can be used for a range of problems.

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We are in the early planning stages for our first Maryland data-focused conference in 2021. We are excited to provide information and platform for data enthusiasts in Maryland. If you want to stay informed on all DAX news, join our mailing list.  

Join the ranks of DAX speakers
We are looking for presentations that cover any of the following topics:
  • Interesting use cases from industry and government utilizing machine learningartificial intelligence, and data science
  • Analytic successes demonstrating technologies and innovation
  • Tools and techniques used for data pipelines, egress, and storage
  • Data exploration with visualizationdata journalism, and interactive reporting

Past Events

It's the one year anniversary of our most popular Meetup, Onboard to the Cloud with AWS Cloud9 and Python. If you missed it, you can find it, and many other fantastic presentations on our YouTube channel.
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Data News and Articles


Run Your Data Team Like a Product Team — Data teams aim to help the people in their organization make better decisions. Many data teams aren’t doing this as well as they could and are missing out on a huge opportunity, both for the organization and the team. Tags: Management, DataTeam, IT

Machine Learning on Raspberry Pi Just Took a Big Step Forward – Raspberry Pi 4 owners can now train their own custom models using Edge Impulse's cloud-based development platform for machine learning on edge devices.. Tags: RaspberryPi, Edge, ML

The Future of Hardware Design Depends on Machine Learning – Today and going forward, good design means good embedded technology. Tags: TinyML, UX, Design

The Missing Piece of the Modern Data Stack — A breakdown of the modern data stack and the missing piece; a metrics layer. Tags: ModernDataStack, Metrics, Tools

Inside Netflix's Quest to End Scrolling — How the company is using data to solve one of its biggest threats: decision fatigue. Tags: Netflix, Tagging

What's Wrong with ML Ops? — With startups cheering to be included in the next top X hundred ML companies on social media and the announcement of yet another decamillion VC investment into a stealth mode startup, I thought to take stock of the state of MLOps today. Tags: ML, Ops

Defensible Machine Learning – In this post, we aim to demystify the challenges of building an enduring ML company by providing a simple framework for the three ways to do so. Tags: ML, Management

How Image Search Works at Dropbox – In this post we’ll describe the core idea behind our image content search method, based on techniques from machine learning, then discuss how we built a performant implementation on Dropbox’s existing search infrastructure. Tags: Dropbox, Images, Classification

Accelerating ML within CNN – CNN's Data Intelligence team leverages data and machine-learning capabilities to build innovative experiences for their audience and provides scalable solutions to CNN’s operations. Tags: ML, News

Advancing Sports Analytics through AI Research – Sports presents an exciting opportunity, offering researchers a testbed in which an AI-enabled system can assist humans in making complex, real-time decisions in a multiagent environment with dozens of dynamic, interacting individuals. Tags: AI, Football

Data Tools and Resources


A 2021 Crash Course in Next.js – Next is a React web framework that enables server-side rendering and static site generation. So, it is built on top of React and gives you extra features which are perfectly suited for larger production apps. Tags:JavaScript, React

React Flow – React Flow is a library for building node-based graphs. You can easily implement custom node types and it comes with components like a mini-map and graph controls. Tags: React, Library, IO

Announcing Feast 0.10 – Feast is an open source feature store that helps you serve features in production. It prevents feature leakage by building training datasets from your batch data, automates the process of loading and serving features in an online feature store, and ensures your models in production have a consistent view of feature data.Tags: Training, FeatureStore

Machine Learning for Art – ml4a is a collection of tools and educational resources which apply techniques from machine learning to arts and creativity.Tags:ML, Art, Education

nbterm – nbterm allows you to view, edit and execute Jupyter Notebooks in the terminal. Tags:Jupyter, Python

How To's and Tutorials


Using PostgreSQL as a Data Warehouse – At Narrator we support many data warehouses, including Postgres. Though it was designed for production systems, with a little tweaking Postgres can work extremely well as a data warehouse. Tags: DataWarehouse, StrongQuery

Time Series Forecasting – The importance of forecasting has continued to grow because almost every business needs to predict the future to make better decisions and allocate resources more effectively. Today, machine learning is often used for forecasting because prediction models can utilize a large amount of data and uncover previously unnoticed correlations. Tags: MSCloud, AI

Introduction to Computational Thinking – This is an introductory course on Computational Thinking. We use the Julia programming language to approach real-world problems in varied areas applying data analysis and computational and mathematical modeling. Tags: Julia, Modeling


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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