Posts by Pranay

Kaggle with Ben Hamner

Data science competitions are an effective way to crowdsource the best solutions for challenging datasets. Kaggle is a platform for data scientists to collaborate and compete on machine learning problems with the opportunity to win money from the competitions’ sponsors.

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Applied Data Science with Edwin Chen

“A lot of data science teams – if you ask them what their ten most important questions are… a lot of people can’t even come up with those.”

Many companies find themselves drowning in data. The quantity of data matters far less than the right questions in the pursuit of actionable insights.

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Robot-Human Interaction with Stefanie Tellex

Robots sometimes need help from humans when solving complex problems. Successfully solving a problem often demands a strong model for communication and well-trained robots.

Stefanie Tellex is an assistant professor at Brown University whose research focuses on constructing robots that use natural language to communicate with humans.

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ChickTech with Janice Levenhagen

ChickTech is a nonprofit focused on getting and keeping women in tech. ChickTech: High School builds girls’ confidence, teaches them vital skills, and introduces them to a wide range of technological interests, from robotics to game design to programming.

Janice Levenhagen is the Founder and Executive Director of ChickTech.

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Girl Geek Dinners with Sukrutha Bhadouria

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners provide an opportunity for women to connect and learn from each other. Well-known tech companies of Silicon Valley sponsor the next generation of female software engineers emerging from these dinners.

Sukrutha Bhadouria is a software engineer at Salesforce and the Managing Director of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners.
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GraphQL and Relay with Nick Schrock

GraphQL is a query language for managing client-server interactions. Relay is a new way of structuring client applications that co-locates data fetching with view logic. These technologies complement the paradigm shift of React and other Facebook technologies.

Nick Schrock is the co-creator of GraphQL and an engineer on product infrastructure at Facebook.

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Flux, Redux, and React Hot Loader with Dan Abramov

Flux’s one way data flow solves several problems of MVC, but its complexity can be reduced in some cases. Redux is a predictable state container for JavaScript to use with React or any other view library.

Dan Abramov currently works full time on Redux, React Hot Loader, and React Transform.

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React at Facebook with Ben Alpert

React is the product of Facebook and a large open-source community. Facebook engineering has recently produced a powerful suite of loosely coupled tools for development: React, GraphQL, Relay, React Native, and Flux Architecture.

Ben Alpert is an engineer on the React Core team at Facebook.

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React Router, Flux, and Web Debates with Michael Jackson

React Router is a complete routing solution for ReactJS. It offers users a way to build full-fledged web apps from their React components.

Michael Jackson works on React Router and is the founder of ReactJS Training.

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Botnets and Cybercrime with Shuman Ghosemajumder

Modern automated attacks using widespread botnets have evolved in sophistication, making cybercrime an increasingly relevant threat in today’s internet. Security researchers and organizations have to stay vigilant in this cat-and-mouse game.

Shuman Ghosemajumder is the VP of Product at Shape Security, which defends applications from malware and bots. He is the former click fraud czar at Google, and he will be speaking at QCon San Francisco.

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Health Hacking with Christopher Kelly

“One of the problems is that people have become incredibly disconnected with the way that they feel.”

Christopher Kelly is a computer scientist and a pro mountain biker who now works full-time as a health hacker.

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