[2022.09] Data Umbrella Newsletter: September
We organize data science events for the community.
About Data Umbrella
Data Umbrella is a non-profit global community for underrepresented persons in data science. We organize online data science events for the community. All levels are welcome, beginners and experts. Our Code of Conduct applies to all of our spaces.
Check out our latest blogs:
Report: Data Umbrella / PyMC Open Source Working Sessions (coming soon!)
Call for Speakers
We are looking for speakers on the following topics. If you or someone you know can speak on these topics, please email us: email@example.com
Open Source Literacy (history, challenges, education or other related topics)
How to Debug in Python
Call for Volunteers: Video Timestamps
We are looking for assistance in adding video timestamps.
Timestamps make it easy for viewers to get to the part in the video they are interested in.
Timestamps also help potential viewers find the video based on their search terms.
We have instructions on how you can contribute to this project on GitHub. Help us help the community. Pick a video and get started!
Data Umbrella Impact
Would you like to share an impact that Data Umbrella events and resources have had in your data journey? Send it to us (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will feature it on our Impact Page.
How to Build Your Personal Brand with Your Customer in Mind
Visionary customer experience leader and Founder/CEO of The Petrova Experience, Liliana Petrova, shares how build your personal brand with your customer in mind. In this conversation, Liliana explains how creating a values-driven, customer-centric culture helps a business of any size (even a one person entrepreneurial endeavor) pave the way for a successful business and happy customers. In this session, you will learn:
1. The basic building blocks of brand-defining culture
2. How to build a personal brand based on values
3. What brand values are, and how they define your personal brand
4. Why those values matter
5. How to live those values in a way that differentiates your brand and serves your customers
In case you missed our recent events, the videos have been posted. Subscribe to our Data Umbrella YouTube to receive notifications when the videos premiere.
Software Testing in Open Source and Data Science (Eric Ma)
This presentation covers:
Importance of software testing in open source software (OSS): correctness, reliability, contracts against breakages in the future
Why software testing actually matters for data scientists' work as well, with a case study from my daily work
Where to get practice with software testing
Navigating the tradeoff between immediate velocity and long-term productivity when deciding how much to test
Welcome Message to Open Source (by Mariatta Wijaya)
Mariatta Wijaya, a core developer for core Python shares a few inspirational remarks for those beginning or continuing their journey in contributing to open source.
Software Engineering for Probabilistic Programming (Mitzi Morris)
Our goal is to provide a holistic introduction to Bayesian modeling for data scientists as well as to demonstrate best practices for Bayesian data analysis and prediction. We use the Stan probabilistic programming language and inference engines to do inference, and the plotnine package for visualization. Applied statistical modeling starts with the question we are trying to answer and the available data. We must understand both the data and the analysis goals before proceeding to model building. We use the Stan probabilistic programming language and inference engine to build and fit our models, via modern Python interface CmdStanPy, and we use the Python package plotnine for visualization.
API Tutorial: Building APIs with FastAPI (Abdulazeez Abdulazeez Adeshina)
This event aims to introduce the audience to the FastAPI framework and how to use it. An example API that allows user make predictions with the K-cluster classification algorithm is also demonstrated.
React Tutorial Part 1: Background
React Tutorial Part 3: React Fundamentals, Build Your First React Front-end Application
Data Umbrella is excited to announce our collaboration with PyCon Ghana 2022 as a Community Partner. PyCon Ghana is the annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language to learn, collaborate, and share experiences. It is hosted by the Python Software Community in Ghana, a non-profit organization that seeks to equip and empower society through technology, with Python and other related technologies.
This is an open event for all programming beginners, intermediates, professionals and even industry enthusiasts that love Python. The event will be taking place in Accra, Ghana, on the 13th -15th of October, 2022. To register and find out more information on the event, kindly visit: https://gh.pycon.org/
Early bird tickets are currently up for grabs! So don't wait too long. Also, you have the opportunity to buy a 'Sharing Ticket' and share with others who may like to attend. If you have any questions, you can reach out to the organizers via email@example.com
Data Umbrella Resources
Visit our blog site: blog.dataumbrella.org, and see articles written by our community members on their experience in recent sprints.
We have a Job Board. You can: post jobs (for free), search jobs, subscribe to a weekly update to see postings.
Our Data Umbrella YouTube is growing! Subscribe to our channel to receive notifications of when our event videos are posted.
Accessibility Update: Closed Captioning
Our webinars have closed captioning available! This feature makes our live events more accessible to those with hearing needs and for folks in general who like to see the transcript live during presentation to fully process information.
Connect with Us
Meetup: Data Umbrella & Data Umbrella Africa (*upcoming events*)
YouTube (*past recorded talks*)