Virtual and In-Person | October 27th – 30th, 2020

Data Science Kick-start

Kick-start Your Data Science Career

Learn Essential Skills to Kick-start Your Career

Data Science skills are in ever-increasing demand. Whether you are a data science beginner, a software engineer looking to augment skills, or even a business professional looking beyond the hype, our Kick-start track is for you.

The Data Science Kick-start track offers many introductory level talks, tutorials, and workshops to get you started. Our expert speakers and presenters offer world-class instruction, and give you invaluable insights to help you learn what matters most. We cover the most important tools, topic, and techniques in use to ensure you hit the ground running.

Previous Speakers

Jared Lander
Jared Lander

Chief Data Scientist, Author of R for Everyone, Professor at Lander Analytics, Columbia Business School

Andreas Mueller, PhD
Andreas Mueller, PhD

Author, Research Scientist, Core Developer of scikit-learn at Columbia Data Science Institute

Dr. Kirk Borne
Dr. Kirk Borne

Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton

Bin Fan, PhD
Bin Fan, PhD

Founding Engineer & VP Open Source at Alluxio

Scott Cronin, PhD
Scott Cronin, PhD

Senior Data Scientist at ShopRunner

Jane Adams
Jane Adams

Data Visualization Artist at University of Vermont Complex Systems Center

Lars Hulstaert
Lars Hulstaert

Data Scientist at Microsoft

Samuel Taylor
Samuel Taylor

Data Scientist at Indeed

Jacob Schreiber
Jacob Schreiber

PhD Candidate at University of Washington

Dimitri Theoharatos
Dimitri Theoharatos

Instructor, Data Scientist at Scribd, Metis

Sessions on Data Science Kick-start Track

  • Training: Introduction to Machine Learning in R

  • Training: Introduction to RMarkdown in Shiny

  • Training: Introduction to Machine Learning

  • Training: Hands-On Introduction to LSTMs in Keras/TensorFlow

  • Training: Introduction to Deep Learning for Engineers

  • Bootcamp: Python Fundamentals

  • Bootcamp: Python for Data Acquisition

What You’ll Learn

Data science has many focus areas. The goal of this track is to accelerate your knowledge of data science by offering a series of introductory level training sessions, talks, and workshops on the most important tools and topics to help you quickly gain essential data science skills

  • Deep Learning

  • Machine Learning

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Text Analytics

  • Data Wrangling

  • Predictive Analytics

  • Machine Vision

  • Voice AI

  • Python for Data Science

  • R & Julia

  • Apache Spark, MLlib

  • Scikit-learn, Azure ML, Amazon ML,

  • Tensorflow, Caffe, CNTK, Torch

  • Data Visualization

  • Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny

Why Attend?

Accelerate and broaden your knowledge of key areas in data science, including deep learning, machine learning, and predictive analytics

With numerous introductory level workshops, you get hands-on experience to quickly build up your skills

Post-conference, get access to recorded talks online and learn from over 100+ high quality recording sessions that let you review content at your own pace 

Take time out of your busy schedule to accelerate your knowledge of the latest advances in data science

Learn directly from world-class instructors who are the authors and contributors to many of the tools and languages used in data science today

Meet companies ranging from hot startups to Fortune 500s looking to hire professionals with data science skills at all levels

Network at our numerous lunches and events to meet data scientists, enthusiasts, and business professionals

Get access to other focus area content including ML / DL, Data Visualization, Quant finance, and Open Data Science

Who Should Attend

The Data Science Kick-start track is ideal for anyone looking to learn the languages, tools, and topics of data science. You will train in key areas of data science like deep learning and machine learning, and learn the tools and languages to implement modules such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn, Python, and R

  • Beginners interested in getting started in data science

  • Individuals seeking to better understand focus areas of data science such as deep learning, machine learning, text analytics etc.

  • Software engineers and software architects looking to employ machine learning and data science in their programming

  • Data wranglers and database specialists looking to leverage their existing data assets with data science tools and models

  • Business professionals interested in data science and looking to gain a deeper understanding

  • Experienced data scientists looking to enhance their data science skills

  • Anyone interested in learning data science languages such as Python, R, and Julia

  • Technologists looking to use the latest data science tools such as Apache Spark and TensorFlow to implement machine learning and deep learning

  • Students and academics looking for more practical applied training in data science tools and techniques

  • Industry experts looking to assess the impact of data science on their industry

Sign Up for ODSC WEST | October 27th – 30th, 2020

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