RVATech Summit Slides

March 15, 2019

I promised the audience at the RVATech Summit yesterday that I’d post the updated slides for my “Can a Machine be Racist or Sexist?” talk, so here they are! Here is the link to the previous post, which has a pdf version of the slides that’s almost identical, and a video from when I gave this talk at Tom Tom Fest Applied Machine Learning Conference in 2018. Here’s the blog post that was the start of researching this topic, for me. Here’s the twitter list of people who talk about Ethics & Law in AI/ML. And here’s the flipboard magazine where I collect articles on this topic....

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Tom Tom Fest Applied Machine Learning Conference 2019

March 10, 2019

The 2019 iteration of Tom Tom Fest (named after Thomas Jefferson) starts in under a month, and the Applied Machine Learning Conference (AMLC) is just over a month away, on April 11, in Charlottesville, VA! This is a conference I’ve helped plan since the beginning, and it’s grown in 3 years from a single theater with a partial day of talks to 4 theaters with non-stop presentations all day, plus keynotes in an even larger venue! An exciting announcement from me is that I will be recording a short episode of my Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast in front of a live audience for the first time at the AMLC! I’ll be interviewing Andrew Therriault, one of our keynote speakers, about how he became an Infrastructure Data Science Manager at Facebook, after starting out with degrees in politics, and working as the Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee, and the Chief Data Officer for the City of Boston, among other roles. I am featuring an AMLC speaker each day with the #AMLCville hashtag on twitter. You can learn more about all of our speakers (still more to be added!) and get tickets on the conference website. Hope to see you...

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APRA Data Analytics Symposium 2018

August 9, 2018

Hi, #APRADAS2018 Attendees! I plan to come back and add more info here in the future, but for now, here is a PDF version of my slides: My Journey from Advancement Data Analyst to Data Scientist

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Summer of Data Science Goal-Setting

June 6, 2018

The purpose of the Summer of Data Science is to learn a specific topic or complete a specific project or read a book or finish a course so you can check something off of your long data science “to learn” list, and have fun achieving goals along with other data science learners during a fixed period of time. The deadline should be motivating, to get you to start and finish something before the summer is over.

Week 1 was all about brainstorming ideas and gathering resources – dreaming up what you’d love to learn, and finding content that will help you learn it.

Week 2 (which started yesterday, but don’t worry, jump in any time even if you see this a month from now) is all about goal-setting.

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#CraftyDataViz Winners

June 1, 2018

About a month ago, on a whim, I posted the #CraftyDataViz contest, hoping for some beautiful and wacky homemade visualizations, and you all sure came through! The entries were gorgeous and the judging was super difficult!

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Summer of Data Science 2018 #SoDS18 Launch Day!

May 28, 2018

The main goal of the Summer of Data Science is to learn something new during a fixed period of time, and share your progress and references to help and inspire others (and to get help from and get inspired by others, too!).

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#CraftyDataViz Contest!

May 5, 2018

Being as spontaneous as usual, I asked if anyone would be interested in having a #CraftyDataViz contest, and several people responded yes! So, here we are. Time to get creative!

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