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Inside the Data Scientist’s Toolkit with Dataiku’s Kenneth Sanford

October 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

NOTE: Please sign-in at the registration area at the entrance. Thank you!

What are the main tools and ideas in the data scientist’s toolkit? This presentation will give you an overview of the data, questions, and tools that data analysts and data scientists work with. In this session, two components will be highlighted; the first being a conceptual introduction to the ideas behind turning data into actionable knowledge, and the second, a practical introduction to the tools that are used like version control, markdown, git, GitHub, R, and RStudio.You will learn the fundamental terminology and processes in data science, discover the technology landscape that has helped fuel the data explosion, and unlock the hidden value in the vast amounts of data.


6:30 – 7:00 – Meet and Greet
7:00 – 8:00 – Event Content
8:00 – 8:30 – Wind-down and Q&A

About the Speaker – Kenneth Sanford

Kenneth Sanford is an Analytics Architect at Dataiku. He is a reformed academic economist who likes to empower customers to solve problems with data. Kenneth has spent time in academia (Middle Tennessee State University, U of Cincinnati, Peace College), consulting (Deloitte), and software development (SAS, H2O.ai). He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his work on price optimization has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

This Meetup is co-organized with Dataiku. You can attend more of their events in New YorkChicago, and Washington DC.

About Dataiku

Dataiku develops the unique advanced analytics software solution that enables companies to build and deliver their own data products more efficiently. Its collaborative, team-based user interface works for all profiles, from data scientists to beginner analysts, and the unified framework allows for both development and deployment of data projects. Learn more at http://www.dataiku.com.

About Metis 

Metis (thisismetis.com) accelerates careers in data science by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs based in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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October 3, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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