Halifax September Event: An Evening About Data Science

Jun 28, 2022

The future of computing revolves around data: how we create it, organize it, and most importantly, how we can use it to improve society. During this event, we’ll hear from three leading technologists about current techniques to personalize algorithms, the most relevant open source technology in the data science space, and what opportunities can be made with the vast amounts of data we deal with.

This event will be held at the Wattpad office with snack and refreshments provided by Halihax.

Our Speakers

Gordon Shotwell

Data Scientist & Product Manager @ Socure

Gordon is a data scientist and product manager at Socure, where he helps data people build better software.

Website, Twitter, LinkedIn

Rima Al Shikh

Founder & CEO @ Begin.ai

Rima is a founder and executive with 4x exist; she is a data scientist and the inventor, founder & CEO behind Begin.ai, a startup that aims to revolutionize how AI is developed and deployed and bring AI to every application.

Twitter, LinkedIn

Fernando Pena-Silva

Load Forecaster @ Nova Scotia Power

Fernando has been working in Data Science ever since his statistical analysis of large astronomical databases and images, starting first as an undergraduate and later as a PhD researcher. He is also part of the leadership team of Data for Good Maritimes, a volunteer led group of individuals that help nonprofits with their data analytics needs.

LinkedIn

THE RUNDOWN

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Welcome & Introductions

We'll do a quick introduction and kick off the evening

7:15 pm – Speakers and Q&A

Our speakers, Gordon, Rima and Fernando will speak on their unique perspectives when it comes to data. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask the presenters questions.

8:30 pm - Socializing!

Enjoy the company of others and meet new people!

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