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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.

Takeaways
Learn how you can leverage Python in your role — no matter the industry.

About the Speakers
Stephanie Vaughn
Instructor,
Computer Science

After being adopted by Chicago for 14 years, Stephanie hit ‘RESET’ and returned to her hometown of Detroit in 2015 to reboot her writing ambitions into a tech career. This bold move has since yielded a foray into Computer Science education and working on staff with nationally recognized STEM education programs like SMASH Academy and tech diversity organizations like Black Girls Code. With over a decade of experience in media-focused Communications, the Grand Circus (Javascript, ’16) and Integrate Detroit (Software Development, ‘18) alumna is always looking to share her passion for the T in “STEM” with developers & non-developers alike.

Lyn Scott Jr.
Software Engineer,
Letter

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.

Hobson Lane
Cofounder and CTO,
Tangible AI

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.

Chika Izuakor
Co-Founder, AI & Data Thought Leader,
Tawt AI

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.

Caleb King
Host – People In Tech | Senior Software Developer – USAA

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