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We are the Silicon Valley-San Francisco Bay Area Python Interest Group. No membership is required, and beginners are welcome!

Next Meeting:  July 24, 2014 @ LinkedIn, Mtn. View


Main Presentation


Speaker: Eli Bressert


Topic: Python For Science

Python plays a pivotal role in the data science and academic communities. This is largely due to Python’s capabilities in terms of flexibility, simplicity, readability, and most importantly a strong basis of numerical libraries. The powerhouse libraries for numerical analysis are NumPy, SciPy, and Pandas and almost all higher level libraries, such Scikit-Learn, are built on top of them. 
In this presentation, I’ll cover the strengths of Python’s numerical tools and how to best use them. We will cover basic statistics, optimization, data modeling, and basic machine learning practices. Industry and academic examples will be covered via IPython Notebook to demonstrate where the tools shine



Eli is a data scientist at Stitch Fix, a board member and consultant for Authorea, and author of the O’Reilly book, “SciPy and NumPy”. He was a data scientist at Jawbone and a fellow at the Insight Data Science program in Silicon Valley. Previously, he received a post-doc fellowship in Australia investigating star-formation and young stellar clusters. Eli is one of the founding developers for two well-known astrophysics Python packages ATpy and APLpy. 

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Meeting Schedule

The meeting begins @ 7:30PM.

The main presentation will start @ 7:40 PM, after the usual announcements.

LinkedIn Corporation

2025 Stierlin Ct (aka Bldg 3).

Mountain View, CA 94043

Meeting Room: Unite conference room (subject to change monthly)


Special note to ALL presenters:

Special note to presenters using a Mac:
If you will be giving a presentation using a Mac, please bring your own Mac->VGA adapter. LinkedIn does not provide these and this is the one accessory which Mac users forget to bring.

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