Delta Analytics - Data Professionals for the Social Good

Nov 21, 2017 · San Francisco, United States of America

Main Talk Title: Delta Analytics - Data Professionals for the Social Good

Abstract: This talk will provide an overview of Delta Analytics's programs, two case studies on projects we have worked on in the past, and how you can get involved in contributing as a volunteer towards our mission of Data for Good.

Speaker: Jonathan Wang (Delta Analytics)

Bio: Jonathan is the current Executive Director and co-founder of Delta Analytics and a Data Scientist on Uber's Public Policy Research team. He developed an interest in pro-bono work after working as a consultant for non-profits at UC Berkeley as part of The Berkeley Group. His full time work involves studying the effects that ride sharing has on underserved populations and the environment. 

Lightning Talk Title: Machine learning for product recommendations to Square sellers at scale

Abstract: Square offers a suite of products to empower various types and sizes of sellers to run and grow their businesses. How do product data scientists at Square leverage machine learning to help sellers discover the most relevant products? Corin Qi, a Square data scientist will talk about how her team developed a common framework to accomplish this goal at scale.

Speaker: Corin Qi (Square)

Bio: Corin has been working in data science for 5 years. In the past, she has built machine learning models for a leading mobile advertising platform. Currently, she leads a team of data scientists and analysts applying analytics and machine learning to drive product growth and retention at Square. She never cooks up data, but cooks delicious meals in her spare time.

Tentative Schedule:
6:30pm-7:00pm -- pre-reception
7:00pm-7:30pm -- lightning talk
7:30pm-8:30pm -- main talk
8:30pm-9:00pm -- post-reception

Thanks to Google Launchpad space for hosting!

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