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ODSC East 2018
Isaac Reyes on the Key Principles of Data Storytelling at ODSC East 2018
Where Cole in The Sixth Sense sees dead people, Isaac Reyes sees bad charts. In his role as founder and data scientist at DataSeer Inc., Reyes helps individuals and businesses better understand and convey the messages hidden in data. And in his keynote at ODSC East 2018, Reyes shared the... Read more
Key Takeaways: Data scientists at Facebook are working on ways to use data science for good to solve big problems. Using data generated by the ‘safety check’ and ‘community help’ functions on the platform, Brandon Rohrer and his team have helped create disaster maps to aid first responders in the... Read more
Cathy O’Neil, bestselling author of ‘Weapons of Math Destruction,’ on the promises and perils of algorithms in everyday life at ODSC East 2018
In her talk at ODSC East 2018, Dr. Catherine (Cathy) O’Neil, author of New York Times bestseller Weapons of Math Destruction, described the pitfalls of placing blind trust in algorithms. With a series of examples, Dr. O’Neil showed how algorithms – often seen as sacrosanct when shrouded in the aura... Read more
Agile Data Science Insights from ODSC East 2018
If it’s one thing your data scientists want you to know about agile, it’s that they don’t want to be forced into unnecessary meetings and micromanagement.  The top-down heavy ‘agile’ practices across many organizations have led to widespread skepticism and even downright rebuke from some data scientists. Ironic, given that... Read more
Visualization throughout the data science workflow with Lindsay Brin, PhD, Data Scientist at T4G Limited at ODSC East 2018
Summary: In the eyes of Dr. Lindsay Brin, data scientist at T4G Limited, there are three steps in the data science workflow: process, insight, and communication. During her talk “Visualization throughout the data science workflow: Why It’s Useful and How Not to Lie” at ODSC East 2018, Brin expanded upon the key... Read more
ODSC East 2018 – Open Source Data Science Project Award Winner : the Chainer Framework
While ODSC brings together the future of AI at each of its conferences for conversations and continued collaboration to push the boundaries of data science, it also seeks to spotlight and acknowledge some of the most impactful work happening in the field.   There have been many incredible advance in... Read more
What I Enjoyed Most at ODSC East 2018
Last week I had the opportunity to attend Open Data Science Conference in Boston.  It was awesome to see people just walking around who I had previously read about or I’m following them on twitter.  It was even nicer to meet some of these people, and I was amazed at how friendly... Read more
A Twitter Review of ODSC East 2018
Earlier this month, another successful edition of the Open Data Science Conference occurred in Boston. It was one of our largest conferences ever with over 4500 attendees, 200+ speakers and countless connections that widened the scope of data science for all. ODSC East 2018 featured a treasure trove of speaker... Read more
An Open Data Science Live Stream For the Ages: ODSC East 2018 Recap
On May 1-4th, 2018, data scientists from around the world gathered in Boston, Massachusetts for the fourth annual Open Data Science Conference East. With over 4,500 attendees hailing from academia, business, nonprofit sectors , and government, the conference marked one of ODSC’s largest and most diverse gatherings to date. The... Read more
Feature Engineering for Time Series Analysis – ODSC East 2018
What is a time series analysis in data science? How can you construct an effective time series analysis? What does feature engineering have to do with time series analysis? These questions and more were many of the talking points from the talk by Michael Schmidt, PhD, Chief Scientist at DataRobot... Read more

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