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Video: Democratizing Data Science

“CDSW’s organizers are professional programmers and data scientists and several of us have experience teaching data science in more traditional university and corporate settings. Our talk will describe how “democratized” data science is similar to — and sometimes extremely different from — these more traditional approaches. We will talk about some of the challenges we have faced and highlight some of our most inspirational successes.”

A Systems View of Machine Learning

“Despite the growing abundance of powerful tools, building and deploying machine-learning frameworks into production continues to be major challenge, in both science and industry. I’ll present some particular pain points and cautions for practitioners as well as recent work addressing some of the nagging issues. I advocate for a systems view, which, when expanded beyond the algorithms and codes to the organizational ecosystem, places some interesting constraints on the teams tasked with development and stewardship of ML products.”

Video: Computer Science – America’s Untapped Opportunity

“Software and computers are everywhere, revolutionizing every field around us. But the majority of schools don’t teach computer science. Code.org believes every student should have the opportunity to shape the 21st-century and wants to turn this problem around. This is just the beginning of a bold vision to bring this foundational field to every K-12 public school by 2020.”

Video: Supernova Cosmology with Python

In this video from PyData Seattle 2015, Rahul Biswas from the University of Washington presents: Supernova Cosmology with Python.

Computation at the Edges from PyData Seattle

In this video from PyData Seattle 2015, Van Lindberg from Rackspace presents: Computation at the Edges.

Video: An Intuitive Introduction to the Fourier Transform and FFT

“The fast fourier transform (FFT) algorithm is a powerful tool for looking at time-based measurements in an interesting way, but do you understand what it does? This talk will start from basic geometry and explain what the fourier transform is, how to understand it, why it’s useful and show examples. If you’re collecting time-series data (e.g. heart rate, stock prices, server usage, temperature) the fourier transform can be a useful tool for analyzing the underlying periodic nature of the data.”