LIGHTNING TALKS: HOW TO START WITH PYTHON & PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
At this event, we host thought-leaders from the Python community to discuss the possibilities of using Python. They’ll cover the best resources to start with Python Programming and how to stay up to date.
Understanding the ways you can leverage Python in your professional life can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career.
Learn how you can leverage Python in your role — no matter the industry.
About the Speakers
Lyn Scott Jr.
Driven by a passion for people and problem-solving. Performed best on teams involved in using the latest of technology in hardware and software for the design, implementation, and execution of modern solutions for today’s problems.
Cofounder and CTO,
I develop conversational AI that assists instead of manipulates. We’re building machine intelligence that can be directly controlled by humans, instead of the other way around. Volunteers and I are building a conversational AI for education at UCSD.edu, Springboard.com, TangibleAI.com, and NLPIA.org. Everything I do is open source, open data, open science.
Co-Founder, AI & Data Thought Leader,
I’m Chika Izuakor and I am passionate about artificial intelligence and data science and it’s impact on shipping, securities trading, and cybersecurity . I have spent the past 5 years at Shell and Stolt Nielsen as a maritime and demurrage expert within their trading and tanker groups, but my interest in solving problems with Big Data tool and AI is strong and ever growing.
Using my experience in the fast paced global demurrage group within the trading organization at Royal Dutch Shell, I have added millions of dollars in value by negotiating the group’s toughest claims. Seeing profit loss during the negotiation sparked a quest to discover the ways through which technology could proactively prevent costly issues in the shipping industry. In 2017, I served as the Endur V14 implementation focal point for my team, during which I developed processes and reporting tools through Tableau to ensure the success of the program’s implementation across the US. It was this pivotal move that ignited my interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Since that time, I have become passionate about seeking opportunities that would allow me to use my Python, Tensorflow, R, machine learning, Tableau, and data knowledge to solve challenges by implementing AI in areas such as shipping, securities and commodities trading, and cyber security. Being a voracious learner, a curious researcher, and most importantly a leader, has awarded me the skills and business acumen to build great working relationships, ask tough questions, and to produce results. I want to know the how and the why so that I can make things work better and more efficiently.
Host – People In Tech | Senior Software Developer – USAA