This post comes from the middle of CodeMash. It is my first year speaking and second year attending. Unfortunately, my talk isn’t until the last slot on the last day, so I feel distracted from the rest of the conference in anticipation (/anxiety) for my talk. It’s a bit of a shame for a conference hosted at a hotel with a water park.
One of the highlights so far has been: “Data Science: Zero to Hero“. It was in the format of a four hour lab, so a deep dive into statistics was possible. I recently submitted a phD application for Computational Linguistics, so it was nice to get a refresher in Pandas, NumPy, and Python. New classes and libraries I was able to learn about were Matplotlib.pyplot and scikit-learn.
Tomorrow the main part of the conference begins, so the calm of the conference will soon be gone. *^*p