When: Sept. 13, 2018, 6 p.m.

Where: Metis

1033 West Van Buren St 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60607

Topics


  • How to install Anaconda
    (0:05:00 Minutes)
    By: Kevin Nasto
    Experience Level: Novice
    Ever want to avoid installing Python packages with complex dependencies such as sklearn? Ever have permissions issues installing a package? Anaconda is the answer. This talk describes why use it and how to get it set up.
  • Machine Learning and Deduplication
    (0:30:00 Minutes)
    By: Forest Gregg
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Machine learning and record linkage: Finding duplicates or matching data when you don't have primary keys is one of the biggest challenges in preparing data for data science. At DataMade we have built a python, open source machine learning library to help developers, and a product Dedupe.io to help everyone else. We describe the problem and how we use machine learning to scale to tens of millions of records.
  • Why python is the best first programming language and here is how to make it even better
    (0:15:00 Minutes)
    By: Jhankar Mahbub
    Experience Level: Novice
    Meet Simon! He doesn't have a technology background, but he wants to be a programmer. Should he go to a boot camp with 17k or read 29,900,000 options provided by Google when he searched "Learn Python". Or he can join ChiPy mentorship program. While all of these will work, I would like to make his journey bit more enjoyable by presenting a more natural, friendlier, and a more interactive way to learn programming concepts. In this talk, we will look at functions, for loops, list comprehensions, and generators in a way that is easy for people like Simon to understand and use.