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"
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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. The associated code repository is available here: https://github.com/glenjarvis/talk-yaml-json-xml-oh-my

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.

Raul's slides are available here: https://raulingaverage.dev/Presentations/BayPiggies/Intro-to-PyMC3

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.