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April Online Meeting: Data Formats and PyMC3

This month, we will have two talks:

  • Glen Jarvis will present "Beginners' Guide to Data Formats: JSON, XML, and YAML"
  • Raul Maldonado will present "Introduction to PyMC3"
Logs for the talks

Beginner's Guide to Data Formats: JSON, XML, and YAML

Reviving the famous "newbie nugget" format, Glen will compare and contrast the most popular data formats used in Python applications, along with their associated Python APIs.

Speaker Bio: Glen Jarvis

Glen is a co-organizer of BayPiggies and long time Python developer. He is a professional in the fields of DevOps, Bioinformatics, and Web Technologies.

Introduction to PyMC3

PyMC3 is a python package for Bayesian statistical modeling and probabilistic machine learning. In this session, we will go over the background of Bayesian statistics and introduction into using the PyMC3 package for such scenarios.

Moreover, we will discuss what is coming up in the probabilistic programming ecosystem.

Speaker Bio: Raul Maldonado

Raul is a Data Analyst residing in San Francisco, CA. He specializes in SQL Python, BI, and other related responsibilities. Additionally, he spends his time creating technical side-projects and volunteering in the intersection of Data and Technology/Coding.

Code of Conduct

Interactions online have less nuance than in-person interactions. Please be Open, Considerate and Respectful. Also, please refrain from discussing topics unrelated to the Python community or the technical content of the meeting.


We will conduct the meeting via Zoom webinar. Please register in advance. To do so, go to the Meetup page for this event: If you RSVP "Yes" to this event on MeetUp, we will send you an email with the link. We will also send the link to the mailing list (sign-up here:

Please note that:

  • You are expected to follow our code of conduct.
  • The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube Channel at a later date.

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