Boston | May 1-4, 2018

Open Data Science Track

The Main Event

Sample of Current Speakers

Open Data Science

With some of the best and brightest minds in data science presenting, get the latest insights, trends, and discoveries in data science languages, tools, topics – and beyond.

Connect with some of the most innovative people and ideas in the world of data science, while learning first-hand from core practitioners and contributors.

Jared Lander
Jared Lander

Author of R for Everyone and Statistics Professor at Columbia University

Ben Alamar
Ben Alamar

Author of Sports Analytics and Director of Sports Analytics at ESPN

Max Kuhn
Max Kuhn

Software Engineer at RStudio

Eric Schles
Eric Schles

Core Developer at scikit-learn

Stephanie Kirmer

Data Scientist at Uptake

Trevor Grant
Trevor Grant

Open Source Engineer and A.I. Evangelist at IBM

Haley Hunter-Zinck
Haley Hunter-Zinck

Data Scientist at VA Boston Healthcare

Skipper Seabold
Skipper Seabold

Director of Data Science at Civis Analytics

Russell Jurney
Russell Jurney

Principal Consultant at Data Syndrome

Here are Samples of What you’ll Learn

  • Talk: Comparing Models using Resampling and Bayesian Methods

  • Talk: Enter the matrix: Unsupervised feature learning with matrix decomposition to discover hidden knowledge in high dimensional data

  • Talk: Changing the world with Data: Human Trafficking as an Example

  • Talk: Visualizing AdaBoost

  • Workshop: R Packages as Collaboration Tools

  • Talk: Pavlov’s Sandman: Issues detecting snorers, training oneself not to snore via shock collar, war crime technicalities, and how to avoid all three.

  • Talk: Making the most of petabases of genomic data

  • Talk: Multi-label classifiers to predict ordering behavior in hospital emergency departments

  • Training: Introduction to Python for Data Science

  • Talk: Presto: SQL-on-Anything engine for interactive analytics

  • And many more!

What You'll Learn

Talks & Workshops on these topics:


  • Deep Learning

  • Predictive Analytics

  • Machine Learning

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Probabilistic Programming

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Data Wrangling


  • Python

  • R

  • Julia

  • Pig/Hive

  • NoSql

  • Scala

  • Jupyter Notebooks

  • Stan


  • Apache Spark, MLlib, Streaming

  • Tensorflow, Caffe, CNTK, Torch

  • Scikit-learn, Azure ML, Amazon ML,

  • Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny

  • Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Flink

  • And many more…

You Will Meet

  • Some of the world’s best data science speakers

  • The brains and authors behind today’s most popular open data science tools, topics and languages

  • Hundreds of attendees focused on data science

  • Chief Data Scientists

  • Thought leaders working in data science

  • Data Scientists and Analysts

  • Software Developers

  • CEOs, CTOs, CIOs

  • Data visualization professionals

  • Venture Capitalists and Investors

  • Startup Founders and Executives

  • Attendees from Healthcare, Finance, Education, Business, Intelligence, and other industries

  • Big data and data science innovators

Why Attend?

Several of the best minds and biggest names in data science will be presenting

Network with attendees from leading data science companies to learn how others are tackling similar problems

Gain quality training and cutting-edge insights in the hottest data science topics, tools, and languages

Learn the latest in data science from industry leaders without having to make room in the budget — tickets are surprisingly inexpensive

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