One mark of a successful data scientist is the desire to continue to learn and grow as new innovations, applications, and technologies are developed. At ODSC West 2021, we’ll have 80+ training sessions and workshops on essential tools and languages led by some of the best and brightest minds in data science and AI. 

Here’s a sneak peek at top ODSC West training sessions and workshops that cover our key focus areas like MLOps, NLP, and machine and deep learning.

MLOps & Data Engineering are trending in 2021 as more companies move to operationalize machine learning and integrate with data engineering. Confirmed topics include:

  • MLOps from Model to Production – Filipa Peleja, PhD | Lead Data Scientist | Levi Strauss & Co
  • Operationalization of Models Developed and Deployed in Heterogeneous Platforms – Sourav Mazumder | Data Scientist, AI & ML Operationalization Leader | IBM
  • A Complete Real-Time Data Application in 90 Minutes: From Kafka to Streamlit – Rongpeng Li | Senior Data Scientist | Galvanize
  • Data, I/O, and TensorFlow: Building a Reliable Machine Learning Data Pipeline – Yong Tang, PhD, Director of Engineering

NLP research breakthroughs accelerated in 2019 and 2020 and we expect to host many sessions on topics such as pre-trained NLP models, transfer learning, and transformers. Here are some of our confirmed topics. 

  • Transferable Representation Learning in NLP – Kai-Wei Chang | Director, Assistant Professor | UCLA NLP, UCLA CS
  • Unstructured Text with Transformers – Hannes Hapke | Machine Learning | Digits
  • Build a Question Answering System using DistiBERT in Python – Jayeeta Putatunda Data Scientist | MediaMath
  • Building a ML Serving Platform at Scale for Natural Language Processing – Kumaran Ponnambalam | Big Data, Data Science & Analytics Leader | Cisco

Machine Learning and Deep Learning topics are at the core of any ODSC event and West 2021 will be no exception. Expect this to be one of the most extensive programs of virtual and in-person ML/DL sessions of any event we’ve hosted. We’ve many more sessions to announce by here are a few confirmed ML and DL sessions including:

  • Deep Dive into Reinforcement Learning with PPO using TF-Agents and TensorFlow 2.0 – Oliver Zeigermann | Software Developer | Embarc Software Consulting GmbH
  • Tuning Hyperparameters with Reproducible Experiments – Milecia McGregor | Senior Software Engineer | Iterative
  • GANs: Theory and Practice, Image Synthesis, with GANs Using TensorFlow – Ajay Baranwal | Center Director | Center for Deep Learning in Manufacturing
  • Sound Classification and Detection with STFT and CNNs – Ryan Kasichainula | Sr. Data Science | Galvanize
  • Practical Reinforcement Learning for Data Scientists – Jennifer Dawn Davis, PhD and Andrea Lowe, PhD | Staff Field Data Scientist and Training & Enablement Engineer | Domino Data Labs
  • Get Started with Time Series Forecasting Using the Google Cloud AI Platform – Karl Weinmeister | Developer Relations Engineering Manager | Google
  • How to Optimize Using Uplift Predictive Models and Uplift Prescriptive Analytics – Victor Lo, PhD | Head of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence | Fidelity Investments

You can find the full preliminary list of ODSC West workshops and training sessions here. Be sure to check back often as we will be updating the list with new titles frequently.

Register for these ODSC West Training Sessions

For access to all of these training sessions and workshops, as well as networking opportunities and much more, check out our ODSC West passes. But you’d better act fast, our 60% off Summer Sale ends Friday. Check out our group passes for additional significant discounts to bring your team or colleagues.