Same place, fully booked this month, but always looking to schedule for the next meetup if you want to present.
If you need parking, there's a parking deck below Safeway.
6:00 p.m.: Food, beverage, and networking
6:40 p.m.: Welcome message by Karl Fezer
6:45 p.m: Speaker 1: More Time for Sexy: Welcome to Automated ML by Robert Blackey
7:30 p.m: Speaker 2: A Novice’s Guide to Natural Language Processing for Chatbots by Chris Greiveldinger
8:15 p.m.- 8:30: Project Ideas. Pitch your Project Ideas to this meetup group
Speaker 1 Details:
As any technology matures there is a shift from the early manual process to more automated, liberating tools. The machine learning space is going through this process and in this session we'll look at some of the tools available today and their strengths and weaknesses. We also look at what the future probably holds for the data scientist (whether citizen or professional).
Bob Blackey is a Principal at Argova, a Portland based analytics consulting company. He has over twenty years experience helping people make analytics a useful tool for their organization.
Speaker 2 Details:
A Novice’s Guide to Natural Language Processing for Chatbots
Over the last couple years there has been a lot of excitement about chatbots. The promise of being able to communicate with a computer via text and have it understand and act on that message is enticing. At Arenji, we have developed a chatbot that conducts surveys and processes answers in real time, even though no team member had training in machine learning or natural language processing. In this session we will help you understand what it takes to include NLP in a project and what you can expect it to accomplish. We will discuss various NLP tasks, available development packages, and research resources.
Chris Greiveldinger has been developing software for the last 20 years. He has worked on projects ranging from embedded systems to enterprise system software for server clusters. Most recently he has been working in chatbot development and coming to terms with the capabilities of natural language processing.