7th Data Science Leuven Meetup – 29/5

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Well, well, well, I bet some of you didn’t expect a DSL meetup in May anymore. Ha! That’s where some of you were wrong! We are sorry that it took so long but we can finally announce a meetup on the 29th of May. We have one confirmed speaker already. More to follow!

7pm: Doors

7.30pm:
– Mike Friendman (Solvay) – The value of HR Analytics
– Maarten Weyn (Professor UA) – Send Time optimization in smart city sensors using distributed algorithms
– Speaker 3

9pm: Beers (STUKcafé, Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven)

 

Register Here

 

 

Workshop #2 : Telecom Data & HIV Drug Resistance

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Dear Friends,

Come and join us for the second workshop in preparation to the HIV Hack!

Let’s Tackle together the emergence of HIV drug resistance

In the first part, Dalberg Data Insights (www.dalbergdatainsights.com) will share with us how telecom data can be of use to help in public health issues.

In the second part, Marie-Pierre de Béthune will give us an overview of what HIV is, beyond the biology.

Be sure to come!

 

Register here 

Luis

more info: hivhack.org

 

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Have you invited your team to DISUMMIT yet ?

#DISUMMIT – Share this with your team.

pablo (7)We are now 4 weeks away from the Annual Conference of the #DataScience Community – JUNE 27 – Université libre de Bruxelles

It will be your team event ! Just that day of the year where you can spend the day with your team and your boss to get inspired by the 40 presentations, sharpen your management skills in the Master Classes, Nerd-Out in the Hands-Out Workshops, Network your socks off in the Partner Village, find new experts for your team at the JobFair and Celebrate your successes during the BBQ in the Beergarden.

Special Team offer (1.000€) :

  • 1 Exclusive invitation to the speakers’ dinner (20/6)
  • 7 Standard Tickets
  • 1 Special 60d advertising on jobpage to find your new team member
  • 7 invitations to the BBQ in the Beergarden
  • Sponsoring of 1 student ticket
  • + Access to DigitYSer for your next teammeeting

more info disummit.com

 

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#DISUMMIT – LAST CALL FOR SPEAKERS

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Last call for speakers. If you want to share your experience in a 5 or 12 minutes talk during the summit, please fill in this form. The deadline Friday May 18th at 24:00.

The Data Innovation Summit

The diSummit (Data Innovation Summit) is a one-day corporate conference taking place each year in Brussels. It is organised by the Data Science Community of Belgium to reunite all players of the data science sector, to diffuse knowledge and share ideas. It is innovative pitches, exhibition booths, head hunting and networking, all in a humane atmosphere. It is open to professionals and students interested in the sector.

Date & Time

This year’s summit will take place on 27th June at ULB Campus Solbosch. Door open at 7:30 AM, first pitch starts at 8:45 AM. Last pitch is at 17:30 PM, doors close at 18:30 PM. There is a beer garden organised by DigitYser starting then.

There have been three previous renditions until present date, all sold out to 500+ participants. We have selected a bigger venue this year to accommodate more participants.

Conference Theme

This year’s conference theme is “A.I. Demystified”. People often have a negative “evil-robots-invading-humankind” idea of A.I., when unfamiliar with the technology. That image is absolutely fictional. As such, the diSummit is organised to change that perception by spreading up-to-date knowledge to the community. A.I. is a useful tool that can optimize specific elements of digitalisation. It is a powerful tool controlled by ordinary people, no more, no less. Through the Summit, the Data Science Community hopes to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, to keep all of its members aware of all the benefits and implications of the A.I. technology.

May 24th – Data Science Liège – MEETUP #4

Thursday May 24th 2018, as of 6:30pm

HEC Liège, Rue Louvrex, 14. Liège (entrée du parking Rue St Gilles)

Email: datascience@uliege.be

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Program

6.30 pm: Doors opening
7.00 pm: Short talks

L’alchimie numérique ou comment placer le datamining au cœur de la stratégie de son entreprise by David Eskenazi (Expert R&D – Prayon)

La Direction du groupe Prayon a fait, depuis deux ans, le pari d’exploiter la richesse contenue dans ses données. Les techniques d’analyse de l’information et d’apprentissage de modèle de données disponibles aujourd’hui permettent une révolution profonde de la manière dont les données impactent le développement d’une entreprise. L’intégration et l’exploitation des capteurs et des systèmes de stockages de données couplées à l’utilisation d’algorithmes permettant des analyses très fines et prédictives supportent des approches jusque-là peu explorées dans l’industrie chimique minérale.


Opisense platform for data science industrialisation: Use case with smart meters in the energy sector
 by Loïc Bar (CEO – Opinum)

Opinum à développé Opisense, une plateforme analytique destinée à traiter les données issues de l’IoT (Internet des objets) dans l’énergie et l’environnement. La plateforme permet d’automatiser des traitements algorithmiques dans le cadre des données issues de compteurs intelligents (smart meter) ou de système de production décentralisée d’énergie. Elle est utilisée par des sociétés comme EDF, Colruyt, Total, Lampiris, etc.

An introduction to the STRANGER package by Eric Lecoutre (Data Science Advisor – WeLoveDataScience!)

We introduce you the STRANGER package, for: Simple Toolkit in R for Anomaly Get Explain and Report. Stranger is to anomaly detection what ‘caret’ is for supervised modeling: a wrapper package providing a common way to use a set of methods (from other packages) and extending usage with some utilities such as stacking and visualizations methods. This talk won’t present the various anomaly detection methods (a workshop is in preparation) but will illustrate the typical analysis workflow with stranger on a concrete case.

8.00 pm: Panel discussion & closing remarks
8.30 pm: Beers & Networking
9.30 pm: Closing

#DISUMMIT – higher expectations

Dear Friends,

On June 27th the Data Science Community will hold its 4th annual conference at the ULB. You can expect a day packed with innovative ideas, lots of networking opportunities and FUN. We will have 40 speakers, 6 master classes and 6 hands-on workshops, all in the efforts of demystifying Artificial Intelligence.

Call for speakers: We have received 25 answers to our call for speakers up to now. There still are a few slots available! Hurry up in applying to speak, we are finalising the agenda. I’m sure you have one valuable lesson or another to share with our audience of 800 data experts.

The Keynote speaker: There is a budget for getting the best A.I. expert able at bringing the true face of A.I. to light to us to speak at this year’s Summit. So if you have someone in mind that impressed you recently, please send me his/her details.

The location: In the previous 3 editions of the Summit, we constantly had trouble fitting all our eager participants into the available space. No more. This year, we reserved a much much bigger location for you all – 2,5 time larger to be exact – with one plenary seating room of 800 seats and 6 big training rooms on 2 floors at the ULB Solbosch Campus Auditorium K.

Partner Village and Job Fair: There will be 2 vast areas for networking. One for the partners to show off their innovative ideas; the other for all to hire their best candidates.

Invite your team: Make from #disummit your annual team event and have a productive day with your team at the University of Brussels.

Recruit the best: You can promote your outstanding jobs, participate to the Job Fair and sponsor the tickets for students.

Network and Nerd-Out: Opportunities to network and have fun will be plenty. We will use the conversation starter app again to facilitate your connexion with the most pertinent people. After the Summit, we have a beer garden set up for you to nerd-out after work with craft beer and a barbecue. Yes.

Spread the word: As we have more capacity this year, we are implementing a special incentive program to reward your help in promoting the Summit. You are invited to bring your community at discounted rates and to earn free tickets.

More information on disummit.com

I’m looking forward to meeting you again! Don’t hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions.

Philippe Van Impe

O477 23 78 42

philippe@digityser.org

May 3rd – Data Science Jam Sessions

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Your full day of Data Science Jam Sessions (May 3rd)

Dear Friends,

We all have been invited to the Data Science Jam Sessions at and&, on May 3rd in Leuven. A full day of content, hands-on sessions, meeting with experts combined with music, food and drinks.

Rethinking the world and shaping tomorrow’s city life.

You have known our SAS Forum for many years. So, you know that we are constantly looking for the best way to inform and inspire you. That’s why this year, we would like to introduce you toand& summit, a well-selected collage of +100 thinkers, inventors and entrepreneurs who will explore the impact technology on future city life.

As the main partner of and& summit, we have created a dedicated track for you, the data scientist, who will play an essential part in shaping future city life.

We offer you a full day of free SAS Data Science Jam Sessions At The Bebop jazz bar:

    • Talk of the Geeks – tips and tricks for the data scientist
    • Hands-on sessions
    • Learn about AI, machine learning, image recognition and more
    • Meet with experts and learn new data science techniques
    • Free food and drinks At The Bebop jazz bar

Some highlights:

  • Federico Alberto Pozzi
    Senior Solution Specialist – specialist in IOT and streaming analytics
  • Cristina Conti
    Manager EMEA – Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Analytics
  • Mathias Coopmans
    Manager EMEA – Architecture

Combine half a day of Data Science with half a day at and&
our today/tomorrow package gives you the best of both worlds – half a day of data science updates applicable in your job today and half a day of inspiring presentations preparing you for tomorrow!

Reserve your seat

Looking forward to meeting you there!

Kind regards,

Improving your Consulting Skills as Data Scientist

While developing technical skills is vital for Data Scientists, ensuring to clearly communicate procedures and findings is equally important. For this purpose, we invite you to join our upcoming training “Consulting Skills for Data Scientists”, delivered by Eric Lecoutre and Sven Wauters, from WeLoveDataScience.

You can find more details in the related event. There is a special offer for students, jobseekers, and our partner companies. Don’t hesitate to join this training!

Data Analysis Internship at a political party

One of the participants at the Summer Coding Camp sent us this opening from his organisation:

The Brussels-based ALDE Party is seeking for a Data Analysis trainee for a 6 month period. The candidate should have a background in Statistics or Computer Science, or from the fields of Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology, with strong quantitative abilities.

More details can be found here: https://www.aldeparty.eu/data-analysis-trainee-mf

Please feel free to share this opportunity!

Meetup – August 1st – Q&A on GDPR implementation

 

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Data Science Community and Legal Hackers join forces to untangle the GDPR mystery and to propose a workable and easy to use framework to allow each datascientist to stay inside the legal boundaries.

At first sight, it may not look so, but lawyers and data scientist have things in common. One of those things is the struggle with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDRP”). Each looks at it from a different perspective. Often they have the same goal: support the business in handling and using (personal) data “responsably”, like a “good head of the family”, in line with the state-of-the-art and the law.

This is one of the conclusion we made from the “data science and ethics” event in June.

So let’s try something. Let’s join forces and exchange best practices in a “questions and answers” session on GDPR implementation.

The idea

The idea is the enter the meeting with questions… and to come out of it with (some) answers.

As for the questions, please, do one on of the following:

  • raise them in the comment section
  • if you want, prepare a short presentation to give some context or an overview
  • keep a little notebook for them and bring it to the meetup

The questions can be legal, technical, organisational, practical,… We hope to gather all types of skills in the room to find the answers. Note that this also means that you don’t per se have to (already) be involved in the implementation at your company at present. The questions of people a bit further from a practical implementation may shed a fresh light on things.

As for the answers. They could be:

  • a clear view on the theory,
  • potential tooling,
  • templates or (anonymised) examples,

The approach

ASSEMBLY – Depending on the size of the group of attendees and the interests, we could go over all the questions in a single group or break up in sub-groups. In the latter case, we would assemble at the beginning (for an introduction) and at the end of the session (for a short report on each sub-group).

CONFIDENTIALITY – For people to open up in the meeting, we emphasize the commitment to confidentiality of all the attendees. Everything shared in the context of the event (prior to it, during and afterwards) should be kept confidential. So be careful when tweeting, taking photographs, making (video) recordings,… The practical information received can at best only be used anonymously (without reference to the source) and obfuscated (commingled amongst other sources). If you are not sure, explicitly ask the source if and how to use the info or material.

INFORMALITY – The approach is rather informal. This also means that any answers etc. are not advice and just a best effort nudge in a (good) direction. We don’t want anybody to worry about being called on for being open or offering an opinion during the meeting.

The joint forces

This organisation is a joint effort of (at least) two communities in Brussels:

 

What if it works?

If this seems to work out fine, we are considering organising this once every month or every two weeks.