ODSC West • San Francisco

Thank you to all our 3,500 attendees

ODSC West 2018 Dates are October 31st to November 3rd 2018


ODSC West is Sold Out -Limited Door Tickets are Available at Door on Conference Days

Training Sessions

ODSC Updates

Sign up to receive early registration discounts and other benefits

Missed ODSC?

Free access to ODSC talks and content is available at our

AI Learning Accelerator

Data Science Conference & Expo

Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network.  All in one event.

ODSC West 2017 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. Our speakers include some of the core contributors to many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC West 2017 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.

Focus Areas

  • Deep Learning

  • Machine Learning

  • Predictive Analytics

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Data Visualization

  • Cognitive Computing

  • Data Wrangling

  • AI Research

  • Data Science at Scale


  • Python, Jupyter Notebooks

  • R programming, Julia, Scala, Stan

  • Apache Spark, MLlib, Streaming

  • Tensorflow, MXNet, H20.ai, Caffe, CNTK

  • Scikit-learn, Azure ML, Amazon ML, Torch

  • Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny

  • Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Flink

  • See schedule for many more.. 


  • Reccomendation Systems

  • Machine vision

  • autonomous machines

  • Conversational AI

  • Data Science Research

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Speech Recognition

  • Data Science for Good

  • 100+ Speakers over 3 days

ODSC West 2017 Keynote Speakers

D.J. Patil
Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist
Igor Perisic
Chief Data Officer and Vice President of Engineering at LinkedIn

DJ Patil is perhaps the most influential data scientist in the world. Having been appointed by President Obama as the very first U.S. Chief Data Scientist, he was tasked with making the largest organization in history—the U.S. Federal Government—a data driven enterprise.   

Working directly with the highest ranking officials in government, DJ’s efforts led to the establishment of nearly 40 Chief Data Officer roles across a vast array of departments and programs. Patil’s experience in national security initiatives is extensive, and for his efforts was awarded by Secretary Carter the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service which the highest honor the department bestows on a civilian.  ODSC Keynote, Friday


Igor Perisic is the Chief Data Officer and Vice President of Engineering at LinkedIn. During his tenure, he has led team that has developed LinkedIn’s Search Engine, its Real-Time Graph Engine, Relevance infrastructure and worked on personalizing LinkedIn’s site for its members.

Igor and his team contributed back to open source technologies with projects such as Kafka, Voldemort or extensions such as ml-ease and many others.  ODSC Keynote, Friday

Remus Lazar
Executive Director for Data Science and Machine Learning at IBM Watson
Dr. Amr Awadallah
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Cloudera

Remus Lazar is currently Executive Director for Data Science and Machine Learning, IBM Cloud. He is leading the development of Watson Data Platform for IBM Cloud. His focus is on building end-to-end machine learning systems that support scalability and adaptation of constantly changing business needs.

In the past Remus was the Executive Director for IBM Spark Technology Center in San Francisco working closely with open source community to develop and improve Apache Spark.

Dr. Amr Awadallah is the Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudera. Before that, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Prior to joining Accel he served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. Amr joined Yahoo after they acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in July of 2000.

Amr holds  a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  Accelerate AI Keynote, Thursday 

Some of Our Featured Speakers & Workshop Presenters

Michael Mahoney, PhD
Michael Mahoney, PhD

Statistics Professor at UC Berkeley

Jared Lander
Jared Lander

Statistics Professor at Columbia University and Author of R for Everyone

Maya Gupta, PhD
Maya Gupta, PhD

Glassbox ML R&D Team Lead at Google

Wes McKinney
Wes McKinney

Main Author of Pandas, Software Architect and Vice President at Two Sigma

Andreas Mueller
Andreas Mueller

Core Contributor of scikit learn. Author of Introduction to Machine Learning with Python

Joel Grus
Joel Grus

Research Engineer at Allen Institute of AI, Author of Data Science from Scratch

Amr Awadallah, PhD
Amr Awadallah, PhD

Co-Founder and CTO at Cloudera

Stéfan van der Walt, PhD
Stéfan van der Walt, PhD

Founder scikit-image,contributor to numpy, scipy

Beena Ammanath
Beena Ammanath

Founder Humans for AI

Ram Ravichandran
Ram Ravichandran

Director Of Analytics at Visa

Kyle Hundman
Kyle Hundman

Group Lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Nina Zumel
Dr. Nina Zumel

Co-Author of Practical Data Science with R

Avneesh Saluja, PhD
Avneesh Saluja, PhD

Research Scientist, AI Lab at Airbnb

Jun-Yan Zhu
Jun-Yan Zhu

Researcher at the Berkeley AI Research Lab

Shankar Vedaraman
Shankar Vedaraman

Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Analytics at Netflix

David Talby, PhD
David Talby, PhD

Creator of Visual Co-Plot and Parallel Workload Analyser

Abhinav Vishnu, PhD
Abhinav Vishnu, PhD

Scalable ML Team Lead at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Sanjiv Das, PhD
Sanjiv Das, PhD

Finance and Data Science Professor at Santa Clara University

Chris Fregly
Chris Fregly

Founder and Research Scientist at PipelineAI, Apache Spark Contributor, Author of the upcoming book, Advanced Spark

Conference Focus Areas

Open Data Science

Featuring real-world applications of the most current and key data science topics, tools, and languages

Machine Learning & Deep Learning

Learn the latest models, advancements and trends

Research Bridge

Hear from top academics and researchers as they deliver talks on the latest developments in key focus areas of data science

Data Science Kickstart

Learn the essentials to get started on your data science career and connect with top companies hiring data scientists and related roles

Big Data Science

Witness the intersection of big data and data analytics

Data Visualization

Design compelling graphics and tell powerful stories using data

Accelerate AI - AI For Business

Exclusively for Business Professionals and Executives .Register for a Day 1 or 2 Day Business Pass

Accelerate AI

Business Summit

Data Science is transforming business and helping smart companies gain key competitive advantages. The Accelerate AI Summit  will bring together top business executives to meet AI and Data Science Innovators.

Co-located with ODSC West, attend the Accelerate AI conference and better understand the tremendous opportunities and challenges of AI. 

Data Science Career Fair

The Open Data Science Conference attracts both, the best and brightest attendees, and many of the top companies employing data science.  Our unique career fair is the perfect place for data scientists, engineers, and others looking for new positions to meet and connect with some of the top companies currently hiring. 


Can’t wait for ODSC West 2018?

Join us for ODSC East

May 1 – 4 2018 |Boston

Training Sessions & Workshops

– Taught by World-Class Data Scientists –

Learn the latest data science concepts, tools and techniques from the best. Forge a connection with these rockstars from industry and academic, who are passionate about molding the next generation of data scientists.

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors








Exhibitor Sponsors


Media Partners

Networking Reception Sponsor

Networking Coffee Break Sponsor

Call For Speakers & Sponsors

Career Fair
General Inquiries

Open Data Science Awards

Open Source Data Science had been incredibly impactful. Among other benefits, it has eased the learning curve, made data science more accessible to all, and accelerated the adoption of data science in industry. 

Our first presentation of 2017 was awarded to scikit-learn at ODSC East in May 2017 and accepted by Andreas Mueller. Our second award of 2017 will be presented at ODSC West on November 3rd

Partnering With ODSC

Last year, ODSC welcomed nearly 12,000 attendees in an unparalleled range of events from our large conferences, to hackathons and small community gatherings.

Superior Content, Training & Networking

Accelerate your data science knowledge with the latest topics, tools, and trends presented by the best practitioners in the field

  • Gain in-demand skills to enhance your data science career or simply become a better data scientist

  • Many topics to choose from including talks, workshops, and training sessions all under one roof

  • Learn from the best and brightest in AI and data science to accelerate your learning and insights

  • Learn from the core contributors behind hugely popular tools such as scikit-learn and Caffe

  • Connect with 1,500 fellow data scientists, presenters, innovators, practitioners, and influencers

  • Get hired by innovative companies ranging from Fortune 500s to startups at our Data Science Career Fair

  • Meet executives from multiple industries using AI and data science to transform their industries

  • Attend multiple networking events including breaks, lunches, and evening receptions

Bringing Together the Best and Brightest

Career Fair | Networking Opportunities | Book Signings | Coffee Breaks | Exibit Hall

  • Hotel Deal

  • ***

    Get the best deal by booking a discounted hotel room.
    Hyatt Regency
    San Francisco Airport
    1333 Bayshore Highway
    Burlingame, CA 94010

ODSC Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates in open source data science. In addition, we’ll inform you about our many upcoming events in Boston, NYC, San Francisco, and London. And keep a lookout for special discount codes, only available to our newsletter subscribers!