We have two speakers! Yay!
We would like to invite you to 'Scientific Computing' (PuPPy SIG) meetup. Our format is to meet informally and discuss about how we use Python for scientific computing (not strictly). Galvanize is hosting us this time. Find us in Discovery classroom. Thanks Galvanize!
1) Dylan Albrecht will present on the topic 'A Machine Learning Vignette — Data Exploration to Production'. Dylan has a background in Physics, and is currently a data scientist at CDK Global, a company managing complex automotive data, enabling end-to-end automotive commerce.
2) Alando Ballantyne will share the technical details of a system he has built to generate crop acreage and clusters over any given aoi. Alando Ballantyne is the founder of Sovereign Finance (https://sovereign.finance), a remote sensing startup that generates nation-wide economic data for low income countries. Before Sovereign Finance, Alando built Sms Lists, a Craigslist-like SMS marketplace designed for use in refugee camps in central Africa.
In addition to working on technical humanitarian projects, Alando was part of the initial team that launched the food product, Soylent.
If you're curious, you can read about Sovereign Finance, Sms Lists and more on Alando's blog at https://alan.do.